First Day Covers

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 2036 First Day Covers

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    368, 1909 2c Lincoln, single tied by February 12 Elgin, Illinois duplex, cover addressed to R.F.D. address in Cambridge, Vermont, with Chicago, Illinois February 12 machine cancel on reverse, Cambridge February 13 receiver, two strikes of green oval "Vermont State Library Commission" handstamp, few wrinkles and tears mostly confined to reverse, very slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine and attractive (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 2037 First Day Covers

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    370, 1909 2c Alaska-Yukon, single tied by "Seattle, Wash. Jun 1 5-PM 1909" slogan postmark ("World's Fair Seattle 1909") to picture postcard depicting the Auditorium at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, addressed to "Dr. Carl Wiesman" in Zurich, Switzwrland, additional exposition advertising label affixed to message side, picture side with water stain (not visible from message side), still Very Fine and extremely desirable with only a handful known, a wonderful combination of a picture postcard with a slogan cancel, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $5,000)rnThe translated message reads: "We are having a wonderful time and next week we will drive to S.F. Another letter will follow. With best greetings, Ludwig and Mina."
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 2038 First Day Covers

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    370, 1909 2c Alaska-Yukon, single with straight edge at left, tied to blue envelope by St. Paul, Minnesota 10AM June 1, 1909 machine cancel, preprinted address to the "Western Methodist Book Concern" in Chicago, opened at top, backflap with minor creases, Very Fine, a gorgeous first day cover, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 2039 First Day Covers

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    497, 1922 10c Orange yellow, Horizontal coil, single tied by "Washington D.C. Jan 31 8PM 1922" duplex on 2c on 3c Surcharged entire, addressed to "Mr. Wm. O. Siebold" in Hammelman's hand (as are all known FDCs of this issue), January 31 Special Delivery duplex backstamp, Very Fine, only a few FDCs made of this issue, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $6,000)rnThe 1922 10c Orange yellow horizontal coil was the last regularly-issued stamp of the Washington Franklin series. Only the 1c Green Rotary press sheet waste (#544) was issued later, with an EDU of December 17, 1922. Less than a year after the 10c coil was introduced the Fourth Bureau series began with the issuance of the 11c Hayes on October 4, 1922.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2040 First Day Covers

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    526, 1920 2c Carmine, Type IV, single tied by two different machine cancels - "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 3:30PM 1920" and "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 4:30PM 1920," addressed to Mr. W.T. Wilson in Birmingham, England, magenta rubber stamp "Recieved without contents," backstamped with "Washington, D.C. March 16 6:30AM" duplex, neatly opened at top, Very Fine and rare as a majority of FDCs for this issue were serviced by Hammelman, 1975 AFDCS certificate (Scott $850)rnWilliam Thomas Wilson was a well-known Birmingham collector and dealer who lived from 1847 to 1932. Many covers with complete sets or high-values from exotic countries are known addressed to him and are highly-collectible.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 2041 First Day Covers

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    526, 1920 2c Carmine, Type IV, single tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 15 11:30PM" duplex, addressed by Hammelman to well-known early Washington dealer H.F. Colman (who played an important role in the discovery of the 24c Airmail invert), cover very neatly opened at left, light glue toning, still Very Fine and attractive, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 2042 First Day Covers

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    542, 1920 1c Green, Rotary Perf 10x11, horizontal pair barely tied by clear strike of "Washington D.C. May 26 11PM" duplex, each stamp also tied by killer, on locally-addressed cover to "Mr. R.H. Brooke" in Washington, DC, serviced by Hammelman, cover lightly toned but still Fine, very scarce and attractive, 1974 AFDCS certificate (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 2043 First Day Covers

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    548, 1920 1c Pilgrim Tercentenary, horizontal pair tied by December 21, 1921 Washington, DC machine slogan cancel, locally addressed to William O. Siebold, neatly opened at left, Very Fine, a rare and attractive first day cover (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 2044 First Day Covers

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    549, 1920 2c Pilgrim Tercentenary, single (straight edge at right) tied by "Washington, D.C. Dec 21 10PM 1920" machine cancel to small blue locally addressed cover to "Mr. Fred Ludwig," serviced by Hammelman, neatly opened at left, Very Fine, a rare and attractive cover (Scott $700)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 2045 First Day Covers

    551/62, 1922-25 ½c/10c Fourth Bureau Issue, Perf 11, includes (Washington, DC unless otherwise noted): 551 (DC and New Haven, CT), 552 (DC and Philadelphia), 553, 554, 555 (DC and Hodgenville, KY), 558, 559 (DC and Niles, OH), 560, 561, and 562, mix of hand- and typed-addressed (higher values mostly Worden), some light toning but generally Very Fine, a scarce and attractive group (Scott $1,870)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 2046 First Day Covers

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    563, 1922 11c Greenish blue, single and 1c Green Washington tied by Fremont, Ohio October 4, 1922 wavy line machine cancel, neatly addressed to "David C. Turnbull" in Mishawaka, Indiana, purple two-line "Fee Claimed..." handstamp and matching "Oct 5- 1922," black "Special Delivery" rubber stamp, Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping about stamp issue pased on reverse, Very Fine and rare, a historically-important first day cover (Scott $3,750)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 2047 First Day Covers

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    563, 1922 11c Greenish blue, single tied by Washington, DC October 4, 1922 slogan meter cancel, on typed-addressed Edward C. Worden cover, Very Fine and extremely fresh, stamp a gorgeous shade that is unique to the first printings (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 2048 First Day Covers

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    564, 1923 12c Brown violet, covers from all three official first day cities: Washington, DC (machine cancel), Caldwell, New Jersey (duplex), and Boston, Massachusetts Philatelic Exhibition (machine slogan), special delivery auxillary markings on two of the covers, Very Fine, a nice group (Scott $615)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 2049 First Day Covers

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    565, 1923 14c Blue, pair of covers, one with May 1, 1923 Washington, DC machine cancel, addressed to Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, other with Muskogee, Oklahoma machine cancel and addressed to Philip H. Ward, Jr., Oklahoma cover with stains and extraneous ink, still a Fine and rare pair (Scott $1,650)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 2050 First Day Covers

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    566, 1922 15c Gray, legal-sized 2c stamped envelope with additional 1c stamp, 566 tied by bold Washington, DC November 11, 1922 duplex, typed-addressed, small tear away from stamps, still Very Fine and scarce (Scott $575)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 70.00 USD

    Lot# : 2051 First Day Covers

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    567, 1923 20c Carmine rose, single tied by "Washington, D.C. May 1 12:30PM 1923" machine slogan cancel, addressed to dealer Philip H. Ward, Jr. in Germantown, Pennsylvania, manuscript "Special Delivery," Very Fine and exceptionally clean and fresh (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 2052 First Day Covers

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    571, 1923 $1 Violet black, single tied by legible strike of "Springfield, Ill" February 12, 1923 duplex, on typed addressed cover to Edward C. Worden, slightly reduced at left and bit of adhesive residue on reverse, still Very Fine and fresh, an extremely rare and attractive classic first day cover, 1973 AFDCS certificate (Scott $7,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2053 First Day Covers

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    572, 1923 $2 Deep blue, plate number single (#14306) tied by wavy line Washington, DC March 20, 1923 machine cancel, typed addressed to Edward C. Worden, bit of mounting residue on reverse, Molesworth notation "Rare - only few known," Very Fine, a spectacular first day cover being offered on its own merits (Scott $17,500)rnThis cover is accompanied by a folder of correspondence that details its provenance and authenticity. The cover was purchased from Jack Molesworth in 1974 and sumbitted to the AFDCS for a certificate in 1977. Adam K. Bert, chairman of the Expertising Committee, wrote a full-page letter detailing the reasons he and others were skepical of the cover; specifically, the wavy line Washington, DC postmark was unlike any they knew to be used at that time, and the difference in impression between the lines and the circle raised red flags. Through correspondence with another collector (William S. Ahrens) it was revealed that this cover had a "sister," a 564-69 combination first day cover with the same type of Washington, DC cancellation.rnThe correspondence tantalizingly concludes with a letter dated June 7, 1982 from Ahrens to the owner, which reads:rn"I was fortunate to attend the AFDCS convention at Washington, DC. During a meeting Mr. Ed Siskin mentioned that there is now proof of a cancellation device existing in Washington, DC on March 20, 1923 which produced that thin wavy cancel. In other words your cover is legit. If you resubmit it you should receive a good certificate. P.S. It was one helluva convention."
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2054 First Day Covers

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    582/590, 1925-26 1½c/9c Fourth Bureau Issue, Perf 10, includes 582 and 584-90 (as well as two 576 first days), mix of handwritten and typed addresses, generally Very Fine, a nice group (Scott $562.50)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 2055 First Day Covers

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    597, 1923 1c Green, Horizontal coil, pair tied by faint July 18, 1923 Washington, DC slogan machine cancel, locally addressed in Seybold's hand to "Miss E. Aman," neatly opened at top, Very Fine, extremely fresh and attractive (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 2056 First Day Covers

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    598/604, 1923-25 1c/10c Fourth Bureau Issue, Coil stamps, includes (all Washington, DC) 598, 600, 602-06, and 722, all typed addresses, generally Very Fine, attractive group (Scott $700)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 2057 First Day Covers

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    622, 1926 13c Green, set of three covers all cancelled January 11, 1926, including single on cover tied by North Bend, Ohio duplex (Worden cover with green handstamp cachet, only 500 serviced), block of four with Washington, DC machine cancel and duplex (Nickles typed address), and single with Indianapolis machine cancel (Ernest Allison Smith preprinted address), Very Fine group of all three first day cities (Scott $265)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 2058 First Day Covers

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    623/701, 1925/31 First Day Cover Balance, includes (all Washington, DC unless otherwise noted): 623 from all four official cities, 632-42 complete, 684-87 (first three with Ohio cancels), and 692-701 complete, couple other issues mixed in, mix of typed and handwritten addresses, few faults to be expected but still a remarkably clean and Very Fine group, total catalogue value in excess of $3,000
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 475.00 USD
    Hammer price : 650.00 USD

    Lot# : 2059 First Day Covers

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    C1, 1918 6c Orange, single tied by black December 16, 11AM, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Phila." cancel, manuscript addressed to Stanley Gibbons in New York with additional "Via Aeroplane Mail," neatly opened at top, Very Fine and choice (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 2060 First Day Covers

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    C1, 1918 6c Orange, single tied by purple December 16, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Washington" cancel, manuscript addressed to Yonkers, New York, few creases/wrinkles, still Fine and rare (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 2061 First Day Covers

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    C2, 1918 16c Green, single tied by purple July 15, 1918 "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./Washington" cancel and black double oval registry handstamp, manuscript addressed to Nassau Stamp Company, New York, New York arrival and purple "Offered at Address/Cause of non-delivery" backstamps, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $800)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 2062 First Day Covers

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    C3, 1918 24c Carmine rose & blue, tied by magenta "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila./May 15, 1918/First Trip/New York" cancel, Francis Draz & Co. corner card, typed addressed to Mr. S.H. Ford in Washington, DC, neatly opened at top, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $750)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2063 First Day Covers

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    C4-6, 1923 8c-24c Airmails, each single tied by their respective Washington, D.C. machine cancels (8c "Aug 15 11PM," 16c "Aug 17 6:30PM," 24c "Aug 21 7:30PM"), 8c serviced by Hammelman to "Mr. E. Scherer," 16c and 24c typed addressed to "Mr. T.R. Hungerford" and with magenta H.F. Colman handstamped cc, all neatly opened at left (8c slightly reduced), 16c with glue stains at left edge, still a Fine and attractive set (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 2064 First Day Covers

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    C7, 1926 10c Dark blue, set of five covers postmarked February 13, 1926: Washington, DC (duplex), Chicago, IL (duplex), Detroit, MI (machine cancel), Cleveland, OH (duplex), and Dearborn, MI (duplex), one on airmail envelope, two with first CAM cachet, smattering of backstamps, generally Very Fine (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 2065 First Day Covers

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    C13-15, 1930 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin, matched set of three (65c on postal card, other two envelopes), all with Washington, DC April 19, 1930 machine slogan cancels, all appropriate transit markings and cachets, serviced by C.L. Elliott (typed addresses and handstamps on reverse), $1.30 purple cachet a bit smeared, still Very Fine, an attractive set (Scott $2,900)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 425.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2066 First Day Covers

    Airmail First Day Cover Collection Balance, includes C8, C9 (DC and New York), C10 (all four official cities), C11-12, C16-17, C20 (both cities), C21-22, C23 (Dayton and St. Petersburg), C24, C25-31 (Artcraft cachets), and fairly complete thereafter until 1979, few light creases or toning amongst the early issues but still generally Very Fine, a wonderful collection (Scott approximately $930 to 1945)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD
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