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Sale 3022 - Session 3 - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Collections
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  • Lot# : 3920 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE POSTAL HISTORY AMASSMENT. a wonderful collection of covers and postal stationery housed in four volumes, with over 1000 items from the 19th century onwards, the vast majority being pre-1960 with some outstanding material present; we note China 1912 Nanking overprint 4c on color postcard of Chinese Funeral, Shanghai, with postage due markings, Straits Settlements KG V 10c registration envelope with additional 8c purple on blue pair, Italy incl. Victor Emmanuel embossed 15c imperf and 1926 2.50L single usages, then a most interesting 19th century correspondence with Austria, Austria/Trieste, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Russia, excellent Switzerland including key sitting Helvetia 3c black (2), as well as Italy multiple frankings, all to the same addressee; the main strength however is in the Germany, including postal stationery from the States through to Third Reich, organised denomination by denomination with a spectacular range of frankings, many illustrated cards from the early 20th century onwards and Third Reich propaganda with scarce types, as well as choice covers incl. Bremen catapult cover and Freistaat Bayern 50pf franking made up of over a dozen stamps, both to the same recipient, interesting large inflation frankings, lots of FDCs from the 1930s onwards, zeppelins incl. 1928 2mk on charming herbstwocke illustrated card, important SBZs and Allied occupations, black Berlin ovpts to 2mk, helpers sets, everything is here for a reason with interesting details everywhere you look, for example the Ukraine 12pf Hitler head on official cover with the corners of the stamp lifted by the censor. This is a most enjoyable and exciting viewing, highly recommended. A no brainer at our low valuation of under $4 each - there are plenty of $50-$100+ items here and $10-$20+ covers abound.
    Start Price : 4,000 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000 USD

    Lot# : 3921 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION. well over 150 items, mostly pre-1940, organized in packets ship by ship with copies of the illustrated sides of the occasional cards, as well as write-up on slips accompanying, waiting to be presented on album/exhibition pages with great potential, including an excellent range of early 20th century Hamburg-America lines, telegram forms from the ships and other collateral, etc., great fro the on-line retailer; inspection highly recommended.
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 3922 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    SIX CARTONS OF COVERS, several thousand cards and covers from around the world, mostly Europe, some U.S., from stampless to modern, mostly post-WWII. Much military mail including some NATO. Seems to be a little bit of everything. Mixed condition but generally fine or better.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000 USD

    Lot# : 3923 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE MAMMOTH FDC ACCUMULATION. spanning the globe with about 11,000 worldwide first day covers with the good, the bad and, as usual, the ordinary, generally F-VF, excellent retail potential. Four cartons.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 3924 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER HOARD of several hundred, mostly Italian including some Papal States but other European countries will be found also. Numerous towns and markings. Small group opened flat. A lot of classic material to work through. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 3925 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    CASCADE OF WORLDWIDE FDC. approx 4,000 mostly European overwhelmingly cacheted FDC to 2000s issues with plentiful France incl some presentation folders (note 1960 PHILATEC) and 1950s/70s maximum cards (some silk designs or autographed by designer/ engraver), DDR incl presentation folders, Israel, Scandinavia incl Denmark, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, etc., generally fresh and F-VF, substantial retail value
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 3926 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLD WAR II CENSORED COVER ACCUMULATION Accumulation of about 170 mostly World War II Censored covers, though we did note a handfull of World War I Censored and even a Catapult Flight cover. One of the WWII covers is a Japanese origin that was detained until hostilities ended and there are about six WWI Censored. Although there are some United States Military Censored covers, the vast majority are foreign. Notably, there are two major groups: Latin America and British Commonwealth, especially British Carribean. In "third place" is a smaller group of European covers including some postwar Civil Censor covers from Austria and Germany. A fascinating assortment.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 3927 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    SPRAWLING WORLDWIDE AND TOPICAL METER MAIL ACCUMULATION. tens of thousands of covers from all corners of the globe, very nearly all with meters, sorted by country and topic in many cases, some fronts and cut curners mixed in, material ranges from about the 1920s to the present day (with an emphasis on more modern material, generally F-VF, take the enormous size of this lot into consideration before buying
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 3928 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE; AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914. exhibit collection of 32 covers or cards on pages with soldiers mail incl to soldiers in the field, censor markings, postage due markings on items sent before APOs established, advanced base office covers, items from the first British APO to open in Le Havre, various Field Service cards, French franking due to postage shortages, "free" franking, etc., generally F-VF, wonderful selection from this difficult early period
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 3929 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WW II MILITARY CENSORED COVERS group of 60+ censored covers from over 20 different countries (no US APO covers), most from the British Commonwealth, but several other countries represented, nice usages from obscure places like Tonga, Fiji, Malta, Trieste and Turkey, generally F-VF; many sleeved and retail priced to about $50 (some higher)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 3930 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE AND US 20th CENTURY COVER HOARD. several thousand covers, typically skewing modern (mid-to-late 20th century), mix of worldwide and US with emphasis on British Commonwealth, mixture of personal and business correspondence, a great many ratty or otherwise faulty covers, no telling what is hidden in here though (we noticed mint US postal cards, CDVs, some 19th century postal history, etc), all in all an interesting lot that, while mixed, may prove fruitful upon close inspection.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 3931 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    UN PEACEKEEPING CONTINGENT COVER HOARD, 2500 covers from various countries' military units deployed around the world for United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Generally fine. Three cartons.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 3932 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WW I MILITARY CENSORED COVERS group of 34 censored covers, including five POW cards to a French soldier in a Bulgarian POW Camp; several other interesting usages, including wax seal censor markings; patriotic censored card from Serbia; mostly F-VF; nice lot from 15 diffferent countries, most dealer priced in the $20-$50 range
    Start Price : 140 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 3933 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    EASTERN EUROPE COVERS and POSTAL STATIONERY. covers (13) and postal stationery (17) group, from nine countries, including WW II covers from Bohemia-Moravia (2) and Slovakia (3) and Czechoslovak Field Post censored cover from 1945. Also, early Russia stationery, one with ROPIT Constantinople arrival cancel. Interesting mix of postal history and a few mint postal stationery, F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3934 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE COVERS ASSORTMENT. 45 Covers from nine Asian countries, primarily from China, including WW II censored cover from Shanghai via Manila to US; Japan (13 covers, including scarce blue cancel of Kobe; Korea (11 covers & stationery, including two hi value multi-franked covers from Pusan to US); also covers from India, Bhutan, Indonesia and Vietnam. mostly F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 3935 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

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    EUROPE AIRLETTERS and AEROGRAMMES. approx. 100 commercially used air letter / aerogrammes (all with messages inside) from 18 different countries, all neatly folded and very clean, some with added franking; great lot collector or eBay seller, with lots of potential. generally VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 3936 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    HOTEL RELATED COVERS AND POSTCARDS of the 19th and early 20th century, approx 95 mostly Italian postcards but note handful from some other European countries, etc., includes Hotel return addresses and cachets, cancels, picture postcards, handstamps and auxiliary markings, etc., usual mixed condition but a Fine and unusual group
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 3937 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE FDC HOLDING. hundreds of clean, mostly non-addressed First Day Covers sorted in eight file boxes by country, incl. Philippines, Australia, France, Japan, Vatican, Special Events, British Royal Mail and more, many premium items throughout, most all with retail pricing, fresh, clean and worthwhile
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 3938 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE COVERS ASSORTMENT. group of 100 covers (all legal sized) in a cover album, note a wide selection of interesting covers from many countries, including military, postal stationery, special cancels and markings, FDC's, etc., mostly F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3939 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    LARGE ACCUMULATION OF NATO RELATED COVERS, 2000++ mostly philatelic covers but some forces mail from various contingents. Includes covers to and from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Many FDCs commemorating various NATO anniversaries. Expect duplication but enough variety to make up for it. Generally very-fine. Three cartons.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 3940 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    WORLDWIDE COVERS "CLEARANCE". carton of 1500+ mostly mid-20th century period covers of European countries though do note some bits of other areas, encompasses personal and commercial mail, philatelic covers, some postal stationery, etc. noting some premium France, Germany, Austria, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 3941 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    LATVIA and LITHUANIA 1992 group of 27 covers and uprated postal stationery with provisional overprinted stamps, several mixed franking on obsolete USSR envelopes. Interesting group, some with imperf stamps, and sent to the U.S., F-VF
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3942 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    GREAT BRITAIN & COMMONWEALTH FDCs AND COVERS accumulation of over 200 FDCs and covers arranged in three binders; the first binder contains 69 FDCs from mostly Great Britain issued during the 1960s and 1970s plus a handful of Australia; the second binder holds an accumulation of 56 exclusively Cyprus covers including a few Elizabeth FDCs plus an interesting group of George VI material; the last binder holds about 90 Elizabeth Coronation covers from every corner of the empire with most of these being FDC though there are some commercial usages as well, including a nice Registered cover from the Bahamas to United States, mostly F-VF
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 3943 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    RECENT BRITISH FORCES COVERS GROUP. 100s of covers to/ from soldiers with variety of markings and cancels, some philatelic, includes postal stationery, franked and metered mail, nearly all 21st century, VG-VF, must be viewed
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3944 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

    EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COVERS, an interesting assortment of more than 280 covers with stamps, markings or meters involving the European Community including some Europa covers and FDCs. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3945 British and Foreign Covers and Postal History

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    LIECHTENSTEIN and LUXEMBOURG COVERS ASSORTMENT. Liechtenstein (3) and Luxembourg (11) 20th century covers and cards, some attractive frankings, usual mixed condition, VG-VF
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3949 Worldwide Airmail and Flight Covers

    1920s/40s AIRMAIL COVERS ASSORTMENT. 60 covers nearly all being with European franking or with European destination, better covers of note from Hungary, Iceland, Baltic region, GB, Australia, France and French area, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, etc., usual mixed condition but a highly desirable selection and a must-view
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 3950 Worldwide Airmail and Flight Covers

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    "AOT" & "AV2" AIRMAIL COVERS, 17 covers, different countries and destinations, censor tapes, attractive frankings, etc., generally Fine or better, please inspect, excellent lot.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 3951 Worldwide Airmail and Flight Covers

    FLIGHT RELATED COVER ACCUMULATION, including 1-100 Smithsonian Institution "Milestones of Flight" covers, SR-71 pilot signed world speed flight record covers (4) plus over 150 covers including first flights, air shows, test flights, etc. Generally F-VF.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD
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