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Sale #3042 - The Josh Furman Collection of Precanceled Postal Cards
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  • Lot# : 2051 Postal Cards

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    FL-Mia, "Sec 34.65(e), PL&R" on UX27 (UPSS S37E), 1941/52 2c Green, 1958 (silent) rubber stamped precancel on card with notice of a meeting to nominate officers of the Miami Typographical Union, Very Fine. a "silent" precancel does not indicate a city or state of mailing, this is the only card reported from this mailingrnNon-profit bulk retained the 1c charge until July 1, 1960. mail As of July 1, 1952, such mail was labeled "Sec 34.65(e), PL&R". On July 1, 1954 this was changed to "39CFR 34.65(e)" and on Dec. 21, 1954 simply as "Non Profit Org", This card, despite its 1958 mailing date, retained the outdated 1952 version.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 2052 Postal Cards

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    IL-Lit, "Precancelled/ Litchfield, Ill./ Sec. 35.5 P.L.& R." on UX 27 (UPSS S37E0, 1941/52 1c Green on buff, 1948/51 printed precancel on unaddressed card, printed ad for "Oil in Glass" displays for service stations, Very Fine and choice, pictured in "Precanceled Postal Cards 1874-1961" on pg 25rnSec. 35.5 of the P.L.& R. was amended in 1948. The magazine referred to in the ad on the back, "Super Service Station" began in 1945 and was published until 1982. Thus, this card would have been used between 1948 and the end of 1951 when the postal card rate was changed to 2c.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2053 Postal Cards

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    IL-Mas, Mason City, Ill on UY7 (UPSS MR14), 1915 1c+1c Green on cream, printed precancel on the message card promoting the corn seed catalog of the G.D. Sutton Co, reply card with a printed address and "fill-out" form on the back side, paper clip impression and rust marks at bottom of each card, message car with a bit of aging along the sides, still Very Fine and an extremely rare intact message/ reply card
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 2054 Postal Cards

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    IN-She3, Shelbyville Indiana on UY17m (UPSS M27), 1958 3c Purple on buff, printed precancel on message card advertising a special sale on Carney Chicks ($10/100), fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 2055 Postal Cards

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    ME-Sol3, So. Lewiston Me on UX9 (UPSS S8), 1886 1c Black on buff, 1889 printed precancel on card with notice from the "Patrons' Mutual Aid Society of Maine" assessing a $1 fee for the passing of one of the members, trivial bit of aging, Very Fine and rare; South Lewiston employed several styles of precancels with this one, showing the town name centered between six horizontal lines, being especially scarce
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2056 Postal Cards

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    ME-Sol5, South Lewiston Maine on UX9 (UPSS S8), 1886 1c Black on buff, 1890 rubber stamped precancel on card with notice from the "Patrons' Mutual Aid Society of Maine" assessing a $1 fee for the passing of one of the members, Very Fine; this is the only rubber stamped precancel of So. Lewiston known with "Maine" spelled outrnSouth Lewiston's postmaster at the time, H.W. Knowles, was also a printer by trade and thus rubber stamped precancels from this office come as a bit of a surprise.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 2057 Postal Cards

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    ME-Sol7, So Lewiston Me Nov 21 1891 on UX9 (UPSS S8), 1886 1c Black on buff, printed precancel on card with notice from the "Patrons' Mutual Aid Society of Maine" assessing a $2 fee for the passing of three of the members, Very FinernThe membership of the society from 1889/91 (the time range of the previous three lots) fluctuated between 703 to 766 giving an idea of the total number of cards produced and sent out. The number saved is considerably smaller.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 2058 Postal Cards

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    "1c Additional Postage Paid at Grand Rapids, Mi." revaluation imprint on UX72 and with printed ad for a men's store sale on back, tiny tone spot top edge, still Very Fine and the only example recorded
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    Current Opening : 55.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 2059 Postal Cards

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    NE-Dan, Danbury, Nebr on UY13r (UPSS R22), 1951 2c Carmine on buff, printed precancel on reply card, printed message on back announcing a furniture auction, some staple holes along the bottom edge, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 2060 Postal Cards

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    NY-Del3, Delevan NY on UX27 (UPSS S37), 1915 1c Green on cream, printed precancel in all caps on unaddressed card with ads front and back for the :Empire Type Foundry" with the back side message concerning newsprint prices, Very Fine and choice, the Empire Type Foundry used more than one type of precanceled advertising card with this being the only recorded example with "DELEVAN" in all caps
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 2061 Postal Cards

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    NY-Ear2, Earlville, NY on UY7r (UPSS R14), 1915 1c Green on cream, 1951 printed precancel on reply card, back side with ad for "Sherburne Rendering Works" (a "Knacker") with a printed image in line for its offering of "$1 for dead horses and cows if called the same day animal dies" and offering more for old or disabled horses, some light moisture staining, one pass of the press would print the address (and precancel) on one side of the card and the message on the other; just five examples of this card knownrn"Knacker" is an English term for a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use especially as animal food or fertilizer. The date of use is inferred from an advertisement placed by the Shelburne Rendering Works in the Syracuse Herald Journal issue of Jan 13 1952.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2062 Postal Cards

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    NY-Fli, Flint Mich Bulk Rate on UX38 (UPSS S54A0, 1951 2c Carmine on buff, 1953 printed precancel on card with message announcing extension of a sale at "Greenley's Corunna Road Store" due to inclement weather, Very Fine and choice, per regulations, precanceled mail was, by definition, bulk rate, making the "Bulk Rate" portion of the precancel unnecessary. rnThe addressee, Emil Jahnke, was life member 41 of the Precancel Stamp Society.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 85.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2063 Postal Cards

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    NY-Rid2, Ridge, N.Y. on UY13r (UPSS R22), 1951 2c Carmine on buff, printed precancel on reply card, back side with printed ad for "Brookhaven Lumber Corp" of Ridge NY, fresh and Very Fine, note the " ' " instead of a " , " after the town name in the precancel, only three examples of this card are known rn
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2064 Postal Cards

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    NY-Ton, Tonawanda New York Permit No 1 on UY7m (UPSS M14), 1915 1c Green on cream, printed permit precancel with promotional ad for the Kardex system for inventory control, thin line of discoloration near address, still Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 2065 Postal Cards

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    OK-Paw1, Pawnee Okla (Sec 562 P.L. & R.) on UX27 (UPSS S37E), 1925/30 1c Green on buff, 1936 precancel on card announcing an auction of the contents of the "101 Ranch", somewhat soiled as it was found (along with the other two known cards) on the floor of an old railroad mail car, quite rarernThe Miller Brothers 101 Ranch was a 110,000-acre cattle ranch in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma before statehood. Located near modern-day Ponca City, it was founded by Colonel George Washington Miller, a veteran of the Confederate Army, in 1893. The ranch was the birthplace of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show whose cast, over its history, included Lillian Smith, Bill Pickett, Bessie Herberg, Bee Ho Gray, Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie, Mexican Joe, Ross Hettan, and an elderly Buffalo Bill. It was also one of the early focal points of the oil rush in northeastern Oklahoma (the oil company initially formed went on to become today's ConocoPhillips). It was the largest diversified farm and ranch in America at the time. Bill Pickett's grave and the White Eagle Monument are located on the ranch grounds.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 2066 Postal Cards

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    OK-Paw1a, 2, Pawnee Okla (Sec 562 P.L. & R.) on UX27 (UPSS S37E), 1925/30 1c Green on buff, three unaddressed precanceled cards, 1 (Paw1a) with printed ad for the "101 Ranch/ Real Wild West" and "Bankruptcy Notice" at lower left (see the previous lot) with a blank back side, second card (Paw2) the unused card with no cc but an image of "Tex" Cooper and the 101 Ranch logo on the back, the third card with an ad for "Sells Floto Circus Featuring Tom Mix and Tony the Wonder Horse" and an image of "A Navajo" on the back, fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2067 Postal Cards

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    OR-Eug, Eugene Oreg Permit No 1 on UX38 (S54), 1951 2c Carmine on buff, printed permit precancel on card with ad promoting the services of the DeRose Clinic, Very Fine and choice, the clinic was a prolific user of precanceled cards and eight different precancels are known
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 2068 Postal Cards

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    OR-Por2, Portland Oreg on UX9 (UPSS S8), 1886 1c Black on buff, rubber stamped "fan" shaped marking directly applied on the indicia with a Portland Oreg Oct 10 91 cds alongside, back side with printed notice for a Chamber of Commerce meeting, Very Fine and likely unique; George A. Steele was the Portland Postmaster at the time and, in a similar vein to Waterbury Conn's John W. Hill, his creativity may have come into play in designing this attractive precancel
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2069 Postal Cards

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    PA-Cou, "A" of Coudersport, Pa on UX3 (UPSS S2), 1873 1c Brown on dark buff, 1874 rubber stamped precancel on the indicia, back with printed meeting notice from the County Supt. for the "Teachers of Potter County" for Sept 29, 1874, card with some aging, still Fine and the only reported use; a single initial used as a cancel is usually the first letter of the town or origin or the first initial of the postmaster's last name, neither of which apply here; it is theorized that it is the "A" of Supt. Allen.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2070 Postal Cards

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    PA-Ede, Edella Pa on UX24 (UPSS S33), 1911 1c Carmine on cream, printed precancel on card, addressed but with blank message side, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 2071 Postal Cards

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    PA-Ede3, Edella Pa on UX24 (UPSS S33), 1911 1c Carmine on cream, two cards with printed precancel - one with "Rubber Tire" message and the other "Buggy and Harness" ad (UPSS catalog B1, B2), both unaddressed and Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2072 Postal Cards

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    PA-Ede7, Edella Pa on UX24 (UPSS S33), 1911 1c Carmine on cream, two cards with printed precancel - one with "The Best One-Horse Lumber Wagon Made" and the other ""Here is a Wagon that Every Farmer Needs)" illustrated ads (UPSS catalog B3, B5), both unaddressed and Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 55.00 USD
    Hammer price : 55.00 USD

    Lot# : 2073 Postal Cards

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    VT-Bar, Barton VT on UX27 (UPSS S37E), 1941/52 2c Green on buff, precancel, address and promotional material at left all printed by letterpress in one operation, printed message on back promotes the "Orleans County Victory Fair", Very Fine, only two examples of this card recorded though the fair has been in existence since 1867 and continues to this dayrnThe year of issue is inferred from the offer of free gate admission to all service men and women in uniform. Although women did serve in the Armed Forces during WW II, it was not until 1948 that President Truman signed PL625 which allowed women to become permanent, regular members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 1950 is the first year after passage of that law that the dates listed for the fair occurred on Wednesday through Saturday.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 2074 Postal Cards

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    VT-Che1, Chelsea, Vt on UY7r (UPSS R14), 1915 1c Green on cream, 1948 straight-line rubber stamp across indicia, printed message on back promoting a "Commission Sale" (auction) for poultry and livestock, Very Fine, pictured in "Precanceled Postal Cards 1874-1961" on pg 112; the only recorded example
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2075 Postal Cards

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    VT-Che2, Chelsea, Vt on UY7m (UPSS M14), 1915 1c Green on cream, 1948 rubber stamped framed precancel on a message card with printed message on back promoting a "Commission Sale" (auction) for "Fat Hogs" plus "Beef, Bulls, Canners, Calves" plus poultry, Very Fine and rare
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2076 Postal Cards

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    VA-Roa, 1955, Roanoke, Virginia on UX38 (UPSS S54), 1951 2c Carmine on buff, printed precancel, choice Very Fine and likely uniquernThe printed message on the back from the Kroger food chain offered the recipient promotional gifts for bringing the card into the store. Kroger, and some other stores, was responding to the success of the S&H Green stamps by issuing their own "Top Value" promotional stamps in 1955.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 2077 Postal Cards

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    WIS-Wau, Wauwatosa Wis on UY6r (UPSS R12), 1911 1c Green on cream, rubber stamp (probable) precancel on card with message from a nursery company, trivial bit of edge aging, Very Fine and rare
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2078 Postal Cards

    Precanceled Postal Card Assortment, 10 cards all rated "R" in the UPSS "Precanceled Postal Cards 1874-1961" catalog, mostly printed precancels and comprised of Manhattan Beach Cal (CA-Man2), San Bernardino Cal (CA-San2), Elmington Ill (IL-Elm1 and two Elm4), Peru Ind (IN-Per with "Sells Floto Circus" ad cc and image of "A Navajo" on back, No. Brighton Me (ME-Nob) rubber stamp (2 on UX7, both with "Odd Fellows Mutual Relief Association" assessments on back), North Orange Mass (MA-Nor2), Middle Island NY (NY-Mid4), generally fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 2079 Postal Cards

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    Precanceled Postal Card Miscellany, eclectic assortment of 6 cards incl Jonesboro Ind Permit No 12 printed precancel on UX46 (philatelic), boxed Davenport Okla rubber stamp on UX39, Goulds Fla bureau precancel applied to a UY13 (full card) with 1c Liberty precancel alongside, the well-known Portola "Revalued at 5c" (couple staple holes at bottom), Lafayette Ind philatelic precancel on UX46 (similar in appearance to a Bureau precancel), a "faux" Philadelphia Pa April 29 1920 precancel used on a UX27 which was not mailed but used as a menu/ souvenir for a meeting of the Philadelphia Stamp Club and for which the menu items are named for members of the club, most notably the "Neapolitan Ice Cream a la Philip H. Ward, Jr." (noted dealer and auctioneer), F-VF
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD
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