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  • Lot# : 4001 Philatelic Literature

    Philatelic Literature Accumulation,  a dealer's working library featuring assorted 1980s/2000s specialized country catalogs along with some specialized Canada, Airmails incl 1972 Sanabria, Russia, Spain incl Spanish Civil War, etc. works along with assorted as Milgram "Federal Civil War Postal History", AAMC "American Airmail Catalog Vol. 1-5", Ichida "Dragon Stamps of Japan 1871-72", Argenti "Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia" (Quarterman reprint), seven volumes of GPS Manual of German Forgeries, etc., also includes various supplies including display and sales cards of varying sizes, binders, stock sheets, stock cards, glassines, supplements, mounts, etc., typical light to moderate (heavier in the catalogs) use but a Fine array of useful literature. OFFICE VIEWING ONLY
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 4002 Philatelic Literature

    Philatelic Literature Accumulation,  U.S. related literature and auction catalogs and incl Dietz "Confederate States Catalog and Handbook" 1959 ed.; Brookman "19th Century Postage Stamps of the U.S., Vol. 1-2", 1947; Neinken "The U.S. 10c Stamps of 1855-59" (torn dj), Nathan "Franks of Western Expresses", Hafen "The Overland Mail" (Quarterman), various works covering 19th century covers and cancels, 1987 and 1993 Congress books, Richard Frajola auction catalog run April 1982 / May 1995 (48 different), Siegel Rarities sales for 1995, 1997, 1999-2009, 2011-12, etc. plus some of the typical general works, some typical collector wear, Fine group. OFFICE VIEWING ONLY
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 4003 Philatelic Literature

    "Billig's Philatelic Handbooks" Group,  volumes 1-43 missing only #19-20, 31 and there are a few duplicates, some are HJMR revised edition reprints incl the full set of the Robson Lowe British Empire Catalogs for Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; Vol. 1 2d and 3d edition, Vol. 2 1st and 2d revised edition, Vol. 3 1st and 2d revised edition, very mixed condition with some wear and a few volumes with some cover staining age spots at page edges but all are intact, Fine group of these popular handbooks. OFFICE VIEWING ONLY
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 4004 Philatelic Literature

    SE Asia Literature Balance. Primarily auction catalogs for Hong Kong (plus Treaty Ports) and China with  some additional handbooks and pamphlets. Highlights include Auction Catalogs «Antonia Hong Kong and Treaty Ports» (Robson Lowe, 1981), Beckeman «Postage Stamps of China, Sale 1» (Sotheby»s/Corinphila 1996-97), Caspary «Asia; Chiefly Japan» (16th Sale, Harmer NY, 1958), «David China» (Robson Lowe, 1965), Hind «Asia and Africa» (10th sale, Harmer London, 1935), Hock «China» (Christie»s Zurich, 1983), Ireland «»Large Dragons and Their Forerunners» (Christie»s Zurich, 1989), Ishikawa Stamps and Postal History of Hong Kong and Treaty Ports» (Sotheby»s, 1980), Miri «Sarawak» (Christie»s  London, 1990), Newbury «Part III ; China and Shanghai», (Siegel, 1962), Peplow «Japan Early Mint Sheets» (Harmer NY, 1970), Whang «Large Dragons of China 1878-85» (Christie»s, Hong Kong, 1994), Handbooks Beckeman, «Postage Stamps of China, The Handbook, Sale 1, 2, 3» (1996-97), Pratt «Imperial China, History of the Posts to 1896» (1994, hb, dj), Salles «La Poste Maritime Francais, Part V, Les Paquebots de L»Extreme-Orient» (1993 Bendon reprint), Webb «Philatelic and Postal History of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan» (Bendon reprint, 1991, separate scarcity guide), etc., many of the auction catalogs with prices realized and/or various collector notations. A Fine group.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 4005 Philatelic Literature

    Hawaii Literature Balance. comprised of lightly used copies of Meyer, Harris «Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii» (1948, hb) and Westerberg «Plating the Hawaiian Numerals» (1968, binder), also some poor photocopies of a nice Hawaii exhibit, Fine group.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 4006 Philatelic Literature

    Israel Literature Balance. assorted catalogs and pamphlets including numerous specialized catalogs of the 1950s/80s plus the 2010 edition of Bale. Also note bound set of «Holy Land Philatelist» Vol. 1-7 (1954-61) with index, 1957/59 issues of «The Holy Land and Middle East Philatelic Magazine», assorted auction catalogs, Bale 1980 catalog for «Stamps of the Palestine Mandate», etc. Also note a group of Jewish Defense Fund labels. Light collector use. Fine group.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 4007 Philatelic Literature

    Mexico Literature Balance. various handbooks, auction catalogs and pamphlets plus a long run of «Mexicana» (highly complete 1956/2011). Includes Auction Catalogs «The Erich Koenig  Collection of 19th and 20th Century Stamps and Covers of Mexico» (Sotheby»s, 1995), etc. plus various Follansbee and other sales. Few with prices realized and some with various collector notations. Handbooks Billings «Mexico Postal Issue of 1874-83» (1960, hb), Odfjell «The Stamps of the Postal Districts of Mexico» (1960, card), Schimmer «The Postmarks of Mexico 1874-1900» (1977, hb), Smet & Fayolle «Les Premieres Emissions du Mexique, 1856-1874» (1935, in French, pages separated from biding), Yag & Bash «The Pre-Stamp Postal Markings of Mexico» (1965 plus 1971 supplement), etc. Light collector use. Fine group.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 4008 Philatelic Literature

    U.S. Literature Balance. Includes Aug  1976-Aug 1979 «Chronicle» complete, Rose «Classic U.S. Imperforate Stamps» (1990), King and Johl  «US Postage Stamps of the 20th Century» Vol. 1 revised (1937), Johl «US Commemorative Stamps of the 20th Century, Vol. II, 1935-47» (1947), Brazer «Essays for US Postage Stamps» (1941), Dietz «Confederate States Catalog and Hand-Book» (1945), etc. plus pamphlet «Steamers between California, China and Japan» (1853) text of address to Congress with updates with map showing British ocean routes to the Far East overlaid with proposed American routes. Some usual collector use. Fine group.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 40 USD

    Lot# : 4009 Philatelic Literature

    Literature Balance / Accumulation.  wide ranging assortment of dozens of catalogs (generally 1970s/90s including specialized country catalogs), auction catalogs, general interest works, dictionaries, periodicals (incl some 1930s Gibbons Monthly and 1950s Mercury Stamp Journal), etc. A few notables include «Journal of the Philatelic Society of Egypt» 1956/73 (34 issues), Seymour «Stamps of Great Britain Part I» (1934), Mueller «Catalog of the Imperforate Classic Stamps of Europe» (1958), Williams «Fundamentals of Philately»  (1971), Yvert «Catalogue / Timbres De France, Tome 1, 1849-1900»(1975), etc. Usual collector wear with some of the auction catalogs or catalogs containing collector notations. Fine group.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4010 Mails Between the U.S. and China

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    Catalog# : 24
    24, from China, U.S. Mail, 12 PM, Delivery,  with 1c stamp, perf faults, tied by circular cancel to mourning cover, with docketing "from Rev Mr Syle, Shanghai" at top with additional "Ans May 26 1860", addressed New York, scarce incoming from China, VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4011 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    26, Lake Champlain S.B.,  Jul 5 cds ties stamp to yellow envelope, horizontal file fold not affecting stamp, addressed New York, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 4012 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Three Hudson River Steamboat Markings,  all in blue on blue folded letters, included areboxed "Troy & New York, Steam Boat, 7cts", "Steamboat, 5", and "Steam, 7cts", all are complete and clearly struck, a very nice trio, all VF. ex-Robbins..
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 4013 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    Fourteen Steamboat or Related Covers,  including two "Lake Champlain SB", 1842 New Haven "arc" Steamboat, a couple addressed along the Red River with named boats, most of rest appears to be Hudson River Mail, mixed condition, many are Fine or better. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 4014 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1842 Incoming Cover to Philadelphia from England, Cheltenham JY 12 1842 handstamp on folded letter with red incoming NEW-YORK/SHIP Jul 30 strike with blue Philadelphia PA Aug 5 redirectional postmark and matching blue Forwarded straight line,  redirected to Cape May NJ, carried per the Great Western with Bristol transit on reverse, VF.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4015 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1851 Unfranked Cover to France,  cover addressed to American Ship "Alliance" in Le Havre, with bold "Wiscasset/Me." despatch c.d.s. and endorsed "Paid to New York / Charge Box 15" at lower left and "Steam Ship "Canada" via New York & Liverpool" at top, annotated as "5 cts Paid" in manuscript, red circular "Etats-Unis Am. Serv. / Paris" transit, backstamped London transit and Le Havre arrival, small faults but rare: the earliest date of use possible for the 1851 Decree rates which were effective from December 1, 1851; ex-Hargest
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4016 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    Group of 5 Covers to Burma, 205 Sandy Hill, NY 1885 postmark addressed to Bassein, Burmah with New York, London, Sea Post Office, Brindisi (Burma) and Bassein (Burma) backstamps, 10c banknote with red and black Boston and London Paid postmarks addressed to Moulmein, Burmah with Sea Post Office, Brindisi, and Moulmein backstamps, 1c, 3c (2) on 3c Entire with Durham postmarks, with Boston, Sea Post Office, Calcutta and Brindisi backstamps, 205 tied to cover with star in circle cancel and matching Sandy Hill, NY postmark addressed to Bhamo with Sea Post Office, Brindisi and Mandalay backstamps, 10c Banknote with blue Providense, R.I. ties stamp to cover addressed to Maulmein, Burmah with Sea Post Office and Brindisi backstamps. Wonderful group of banknote era covers to this scarce destination, overall Fine.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 4017 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1859 Stampless Prepaid Cover to Germany,  Petersburgh O(hio) to Württemberg endorsed "Paid 22 Cts." at upper right and struck with very light "Petersburgh/O" c.d.s., red circular "N. YORK BREM PKT. / PAID 12 / Oct 29" at right, crisp impression of blue three-line "AMERICA / ÜBER BREMEN / FRANCO" (Van Der Linden fig. 121), backstamped Frankfurt (Nov 15) and Stuttgart cds of the following day, a bit of wear at left side, Fine use. 
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 4018 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1862/63 Stampless Covers to Germany,  both to Rothweil, Germany per Bremen Steamer, 1862 from Pittsburgh, 1863 from Cleveland, both struck with "N. YORK BREM. PKT. / 6" debit markings in black, plentiful manuscript rates, both bearing fine strikes of AMERICA / ÜBER BREMEN handstamps in blue (Van Der Linden fig. 115), F-VF pair. 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 4019 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

    Stampless Trans-Atlantic Unpicked Accumulation,  of nineteen folded letters or envelopes from 1804 to 1850s to and from the U.S., includes about half to German area(mostly Wurttemburg) rest mostly betweenn U.S. and GB or France, originations include Cleveland, Philadelphia, Norfolk VA, Selbyville IL, 1804 Neuchatel Switzerland, 1821 Glasgow Scotland, an unpicked group which includes several better items, mostley F-VF. no photo ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 230 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 4020 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1863 Incoming Cover from Germany,  neat oval "Hamburg" despatch cancel in black with "10" rating at left, struck on arrival with "N.Y. HAMB. PKT. / 10 / OR 12 U.S. NOTES / Aug 11" depreciated currency datestamp, light aging along a horiz. filefold through NY marking, a Fine and early use.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4021 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1864 Incoming Cover from Germany,  stampless folded letter datelined "Dresden January 13th 1864" charged at double rate to New York endorsed "via England by Steamer" at lower left, with "Aachen / 10 Cts. / 15 1" transit c.d.s. plus a fine strike of "N.Y. BR. PKT. / 60 / OR U.S. NOTES 92 / Jan 29" depreciated currency c.d.s. applied on arrival, a bit of light wrinkling but a Fine use. 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 4022 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1865 Incoming Cover from Germany,  stampless cover from Prussia with nicely struck black boxed "Munster in Westphalen / 4 4 65" despatch cancel, mailed at single rate and struck with scarce "5/10" in Bremen (Van Der Linden fig. 3080), black "N. Y. Brem. Pkt./ 15 / OR U.S.NOTES 22 / Apr 25" depreciated currency arrival cancel, backstamped Bremen transit, Fine and scarce cover, also includes another repaired cover from the same correspondence N. Y. Brem. Pkt./ 15 / OR U.S.NOTES 19 (July 7, 1863) c.d.s 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4023 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    Well Traveled, New 5 York, Mar 13 (1855) strike on dark buff envelope, addressed care of "American Consul Southampton England, multiple redirections to Falmouth. to Trieste, to Venice and to Ancona Italy, routing strikes include Liverpool, West Cowes, Falmouth, Calais, etc, with a very scarce strike of "FIRST POSTAGE/ NOT PAID" at center, reverse with cameo shield, torn through in opening, for "Samuel C. Bishop, NY", a well traveled cover worthing of a great exhibit, Fine.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4024 Paper Americana Printers & Engravers

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    American Bank Note Co. c.1930s Salesman's Booklet of Die Proofs,  eight page pamphlet (100x160mm) with engraved corporate logo on front cover and female image on back, inside with seven different engraved proofs in various colors showing Rembrandt, Taj Mahal, Aviation, Education and three allegorical images, most with "SPECIMEN" included as part of the design, fresh and Very Fine. 
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4025 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Ten Autographed Covers, Mostly Presidential Widows,  includes Grace Coolidge, Mary Lord Harrison(2), Helen H Taft, Francis F Cleveland Preston(3) also Joshua Giddings, Wm A Buckingham and early stampless fancy "Post Office Department, Official Business" in scroll signed by 2nd postmaster General, F-VF. no photo ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4026 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Political and Autograph Related Accumulation, about 40 items with about half being 19th century stampless, free franks include mostly by Senators, members of Congress or postmasters, many appear to be New Jersey related, mostly F-VF. ex-Dr Schaaf
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 4027 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    J. Edgar Hoover Autograph, on Scott 1153 plate block of four, NH, each stamp signed with accompanying United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead dated July 20, 1961 and signed again by J. Edgar Hoover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 4028 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    U.S. Astronauts Autographs Group,  27 mostly different all in pen and ink on mostly Paraguayan space related stamps, includes Neil Armstrong, Edward White, Deke Slayton, Michael Colins, James McDivitt, James Lovell, Jr., Roger Chaffee, Frank Borman, Thomas Stafford, Edwin Aldrin, Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, etc., Fine group. 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 4029 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Group of 6 Autographs of Prominent Americans, on plate blocks from the early 1960s, with signatures of Justice William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, Earl Warren, Fourteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, General Lauris Norstad, USAP Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe, John Nance Garner, Speaker of the House, Admiral Arthur W. Radford, U.S. Navy, Robert Anderson, Secretary of the Navy, with accompanying original correspondence on letterhead or original cover of the person signing the plate blocks, Very Fine (no photo)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4030 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Group of Worldwide Prominant Statemen Autographs, on plate blocks from the early 1960s, with signatures of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. United States Senator and U.S. Representative to the U.N., Hayato Ikeda, Prime Minister Japan, Prime Minister of Niger, Trygve Lie, First Secretary-General of the U.N., Adolfo Lopez Mateos, President of Mexico, Carlos P. Garcia, President of the Philippines, with accompanying original correspondence on letterhead or original cover of the person signing the plate blocks, Very Fine  (no photo)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 4031 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Robert F. Kennedy Autograph, on Scott 989, 3c Statue of Freedom plate block of four, NH, signed while Attorney General with accompanying Department of Justice Washington, Aug 21, 1961 letterhead, Very Fine
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 4032 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Gamal Abdel Nasser Autograph, on signed UAR 10m block of four, NH, with accompanying preprinted card "With the Compliments of Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of the United Arab Republic", Very Fine
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4033 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Chester W. Nimitz Autograph on selvage of Scott 792, 3c Navy plate block of four, NH, with accompanying Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy letterhead, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 4034 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Eleanor Roosevelt Autograph, on 990, 3c White House plate block of four, o.g. with some black offset on gum, with accompanying signed free frank cover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4035 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    550, Signed Wright Brothers Anniversary Flight, Kitty Hawk NC,   Dec 17 1928 machine cancel ties 5c stamp to envelope with 25th Anniversary cachet, signed at the upper left by "Oriville Wright", also with several pioneer aviation ppcs including two with printed "Wilbur Wright" signatures, also a group of letters and articles including one regarding Charles B Whittlesey son sitting on Wilbur's lap and playing in the plane at the field, spectacular group, VF.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 460 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 4036 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    C11, Orville Wright, Cleveland OH,  Dec 17 1928 machine cancel ties 5c Beacon stamp to airmail envelope with Cleveland Dedication cachet, signed at the upper left by "Orville Wright", VF.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 4037 Paper Americana - Autographs

    Abraham Lincoln Large Die Engraved Essay,  India mounted on card measuring 12 inches by 9 inches, some toning spots, some of which have been lightened, attractive piece suitable for framing.  (no photo)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4038 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Andrew Johnson 1868 Impeachment Pass,  black on orange gallery pass for "U.S. Senate ,Impeachment of the President" 'admit the bearer March 23 1868 signed Geo T Brown, Sergeant at Arms', in fresh pristine condition, Extremely Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 4039 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Herbert Hoover Autograph, on Scott 1094, 4c Flag plate block of four, o.g. glued to accompanying letterhead dated July 25, 1961 signed by his Assistant Secretary, and matching printed free frank cover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 4040 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Lyndon B. Johnson Autograph, on Scott 1153, 4c Flag plate block of four, o.g. glued to accompanying United States The Vice President, Washington letterhead dated July 8, 1961, and matching preprinted signed free frank cover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 4041 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    John F. Kennedy Autograph, on Scott 1153, 4c Flag plate block of four, o.g., signed while President with accompanying The White House, Washington, October 6, 1961 letterhead and matching cover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 1,400 USD
    Current Opening : 850 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 4042 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Richard Nixon Autograph, in selvage of Scott 1153, 4c Flag plate block of four, NH, with accompaning letterhead "from the desk of Richard Nixon", Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 4043 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Autographs, on 889-93 set of five full sheets, each signed in selvage by FDR and Harry Morgenthau (Secretary of the Treasury 1934-1945) and still on original folder from the H.R. Harmer first Roosevelt Sale Feb 4th and 5th, 1946, sheets have some light gum bends, a must have for any presidential signature collector, overall F-VF
    Start Price : 1,250 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100 USD

    Lot# : 4044 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Harry S. Truman Autograph, on Scott 1094, 4c Flag plate block of four, NH, gum disturbed in selvage, with accompanying preprinted signed free frank cover, Very Fine
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 4045 Stampless Covers Lots and Collections

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    Thirteen Maryland Stampless Covers,  a scarce group of better towns including 1830 Chestertown, 1826 Conowingo, 1820 Cumberland, 1850s Ft. Wahington FREE, Georgetown X Roads, 1834 LibertyTown, 18423 Perrymansville, 1853 Wetheredville, 1850 Union Meeting House, etc, also one with Bloods local acid tied, scarce group, F-VF.
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 360 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 4046 Alaska Postal History

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    Group of 18 Alaskan Covers, from 1929-31 in various cities or small towns, all franked with 2c reds and addressed to Detroit Michigan, interesting F-VF group
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4047 California Postal History

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    Two Columbia CAL Stampless Covers, both cds strikes in Blue on Buff envelopes, one with "PAID/6" rate in Blue and other with Red "10", both addressed to east coast, some soiling, Fine pair.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4048 California Postal History

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    U15, Poverty Bar P.O. (California), Jul 18 (1858) mss postmark on 10c entire, light soiling, addressed East Ashford NC, mss "Missent & Forwarded" next to indicium with bold East Otto NY Aug 18 strike, nice enclosed letter datelined "Lancha Plana" from miner and preacher, very scarce from extremely small mining community, Fine.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4049 California Postal History

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    Hotel Advertising, Two Covers, Yosemite CA,  with two different printings of the illustrated advertising for the "Sentinel Hotel", first with 5c bureau addressed to Berlin Germany with scarce mss Yosemite Oct 13 96 on one, second cover, faulty at left, with 2c bureau and Yosemite May 31 1898 cds, an interesting pair from the popular Mariposa County post office, first cover is VF.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4050 Connecticut Postal History

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    U294, BRIDGEPORT CONN, P O fancy negative handstamp on 1c 4th class entire, couple small sealed tears, addressed New York, a scarce and seldom seem type of postmark, Fine.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 4051 Dakota Postal History

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    Dakota Postal History, about 35 covers, mostly from the territorial period, a few of the interesting include Bathgate MOB, Cortlandt, Fort Randall, Page, Taylor and Wanari, several are scarce. F-VF. ex-Dr Schaaf
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 4052 Dakota Postal History

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    UX7, Gettysburgh, Faulk Co, DAK,  Aug 12 1884 triple circle on 1c postal card, addressed Palmyra NY, Faulk Co (1883-84) rarity "9", rare territorial, VF.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4053 Delaware Postal History

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    Fancy Bee cancel, SMYRNA, 9 Mo 18 (1827) clear double circle postmark with mss 12 1/2 on folded letter, addressed Columbia PA, the ornament at the bottom of cancel is listed as "BEE LIKE device" in the ASCC, as such likely one of the earliest possible for this interesting thematic, VF.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 460 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4054 District of Colombia Postal History

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    WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 3 1862 double line circle postmark on small envelope with printed indicium "U.S. Coast Survey, Official Business", signed, mss "Free" at left, addressed Walpole NH, VF.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4055 Idaho Postal History

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    Frost, Custer County, G.P. Frost PM, Idaho,  Apr 26 1886 sawtooth circle on 2c entire, reduced into indicium at right, addressed Challis ID, Custer Co (1885-87) rarity "8" rare 2 year territorial town, Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 4056 Illinois Postal History

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    Office Sup't Free,Delivery, Chicago PO, Jan 21 1884 blue cds on lemon Post Office Department Official Business penalty entire, back faults, addressed "Union Stock Yards, Chicago IL", an unusual free franking, Fine.
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4057 Maryland Postal History

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    over Forty Maryland Advertising Covers,  a few very nice items including Adams Express, Cumberland, Baltimore with Collor for stamp and Bay Ridge bold double circle, most are just business return c/c's, mixed condition, many are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 4058 Maryland Postal History

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    Cuba to New York, Baltimore Am. Pkt.,  Jan 11 (1870) incoming ship exchange strike on blue folded letter datelined "St Jago de Cuba Dec 31 1869" with blue double oval FAC for "Marquette & Co, Habana" on  reverse, fresh and VF.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4059 Massachusetts Postal History

    Over 300 Boston Cancels on Postal Cards, mostly Negatives,  including numbers and letters with a couple duplex starikes,  a large and diverse group for study of dates or making a calendar, most are Fine or better. no pphot
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 4060 Massachusetts Postal History

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    Brookfield Ms, Apr 8 mss postmark on buff envelope with matching "24" addressed Culloma Alta California, rerated in California with "40 in circle", some edge faults, scarce early use to the new "Gold Mining" region, Fine.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4061 Massachusetts Postal History

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    219, from, LEOMINSTER, MASS. bold purple straight line postmark ties 1c stamp to illustrated post card with advertising for the "Hudson's Hose Mender" with additional illustration on reverse, very scarce early card, one bumped corner, still Very Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 4062 Massachusetts Postal History

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    OXFORD, MS July 7 1829 bold forwarding straight line with mss "paid 10c" on folded letter wrapper, faint Hartford CT Jul 4 origination strike with mss 10 and matching Red "pointing hand PAID", Fine.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4063 Montana Postal History

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    UX7, Willow Glen,, M.T., Jno R Bardley PM,  Oct 15 1885 double circle on 1c postal card addressed St Paul MN, Deer Lodge Co(1882-85) scarce 3 year territorial town, VF.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 4064 Nevada Postal History

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    Geddes, Eureka County Nevada,  16 May 1883 sawtooth postmark on 3c entire, opened roughly at right into indicium, addressed Salt Lake City, Eureka Co (18882-85) rarity "8", very scarce 3 year PO, Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 4065 Nevada Postal History

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    Six Better Nevada Covers,  includes two different Washoe City covers with 65 or two #68, two Ward Nevada including mss and magenta Octagonal, last are a beautiful pair of "Carson City Carnival Advertising covers, F-VF.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 4066 Nevada Postal History

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    Three Nevada Covers,  includes 1860s Salt Lake City with overall advertising, Salt Lake City 1900 to Marquesas Island and 1898 to Tahiti, a very unusual group, minor perf faults to all stamps, Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 4067 New Hampshire Postal History

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    UX3, East Hampstead, Rockingham Co, NH,  Aug 10 1876 blue double oval on 1c postal card addressed Haddam CT, unusual printed message at lower left, Extremely Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 4068 New York Postal History

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    BLACK-ROCK, N.Y. June 4 (1826) bold boxed straight line with mss 37 1/2 rate on folded letter, reverse with "Canal" directive or notation, toned file fold with some internal separation, beautiful example of strike,  still Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4069 New York Postal History

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    WATER TOWN, NY Jul 23 postmark with matching "PAID III C" coin in circle rate on light buff envelope, light soiling, addressed Freeport IL, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4070 Oregon Postal History

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    26, Waldo Ogn,  Nov 3 1859 mss postmark at lower left, 3c stamp with pen stroke cancel, buff envelope , corner and edge faults , also stain at center, addressed Bucks Port CA, a very scarce marking in the early statehood period, Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4071 Pennsylvania Postal History

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    PAID 2, (Philadelphia) in double lined framed blue handstamp strikes on folded letter, printed circular datelined Philadelphia 7 Mo 1st 1845, making this the first day of the new rate, from the Philip B Chase Co, a very attractive and Rare usage, VF. ex-Stets
    Start Price : 1,800 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600 USD

    Lot# : 4072 Pennsylvania Postal History

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    Philada PA, Jul 26 (1851) blue cds on blue folded letter with matching "1 in double lined Octagon", red framed "PAID", addressed Gerard PA, VF. ex-Stets
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 4073 Pennsylvania Postal History

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    New York to Philadelphia, via Express service, with bold blue "5 in double circle" on 1851 blue folded letter, indicating express service with carriage by railroad at no extra charge during this period, VF. ex-Stets
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 45 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 4074 Utah Postal History

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    Two Utah Wells Fargo Covers, matching blue oval Wells Fargo strikes for Corrine Utah and Bingham Utah, each on 3c entire with printed Wells Fargo & Co frank, a very scarce pair of towns, F-VF.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4075 Utah Postal History

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    112 on Early Utah Territorial Cover, used as drop rate with "Salt Lake City, Utah" cancel and matching killer that ties stamp to legal size envelope, a few light scuffs, a 3mm tear at bottom and a vertical crease from poor mounting, Scarce, overall Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4076 Utah Postal History

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    26, CAMP FLOYD U.T., Jun 22 arc ties 3c stamp to blue envelope, small back faults, addressed Louisville KY, second cover with well struck Salt Lake City UT Sep 11 strike ties #11 to envelope, missing most of back flap, address Louisville KY redirected to New York, very scarce early Utah markings, Fine pair.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 460 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4077 Washington Postal History

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    UX9, Forreston, Spokane Co, W.T.,  Jun 13 1890 bold purple double circle on 1c postal card, addressed to Cheney WA, Spokane Co (1886-90) rarity "7", scarce 4 year town just post territorial strike in last year of P.O., VF
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 4078 Washington Postal History

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    La Conner W.T., Joseph Alexander PM,  Dec 1 1880 bold duplex with 3c banknote on orange envelope, addressed Seattle WT, beautiful Territorial strike, listed in Helbock without space between La and Conner , VF.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 4079 Wyoming Postal History

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    UX7, Green River City, WYO, Peter J Hines PM,  Apr 17 1884 purple double circle on 1c postal card addressed Florence Canada, Sweetwater Co (1868-87) rarity "4", nice Territorial, VF.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 65 USD

    Lot# : 4080 Civil War Covers Soldier s Covers and Letters

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    65, Official Mail, Saint Louis MO,  Mar 13 1862 cancel ties 3c stamp to yellow envelope with "Head Quarters, M.S.M., Official Business" imprint at upper right, enclosed letter with matching letter head "Head Quarters Missouri State Militia", addressed Springfield OH, scarce and Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4081 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    68, California Patriotic, Folsom City CAL,  Oct 21 1861 cancel ties 10c stamp to cover, edge wear, with red,white & blue illustration of "Eagle & Flag" printed text "UNION" at bottom, addressed Oswego NY, scarce California usage, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 4082 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    68, California Patriotic, Sutter Creek CAL,  Feb 9 postmark with mss on 10c stamp, multicolor patriotic with design of "Flag Draped Lady with Wheat", addressed Rockland ME, faulty but still a rare California usage. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 4083 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    65, Magnus Patriotic, Washington DC,  Dec 8 1861 cancel ties 3c stamp to envelope with overall multicolor view of the "Capitol Building" printed by Magnus addressed West Branch NJ with mss "A soldiers letter" at lower right, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 4084 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    65, Fremont Patriotic, Charlestown Mass, Paid,  Nov 4 red cds with barred circle killer on 3c stamp, yellow envelope with illustration of J.C. Fremont in oval, addressed Bedford MA, some soiling with light wrinkle, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 4085 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    Gen Lafayette Patriotic, Baltimore MD, PAID 3,  Jan 18 (1861) blue handstamps on red, white & blue patrioic with illustration of "Gen Lafayette, on horseback with Arc of Poles and Flags", addressed Salem MA, slight opening reductions at both ends, a very scarce design, still Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 95 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 4086 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    33, Scott Patriotic to Canada, Atlantic City NJ,  Aug 29 (1861) postmark, 10c stamp with pen cancel, envelope opened roughly at upper left, illustration of Scott with Flags, text "The loyal states will have no compromise...", addressed Montreal Canada. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 4087 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    65, Fort Monroe, Banks Division,  June 16 blue cds ties 3c stamp to envelope, some edge wear, with view of "Fort Monroe, and Slaves", addressed to NY state, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 4088 Civil War Covers Christian Commission Mail

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    65, Phila PA, Dec 3 1864 postmark with target killer ties 3c stamp to envelope with printed c/c for the "U.S. Christian Commission", enclosed matching letterhead with #R15 2c Orange U.S. Inter Rev stamp in box at lower left, unusual and quite scarce, VF. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 4089 Civil War Covers Christian Commission Mail

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    65, Washington DC,  Mar 4 1865 postmark with target cancel ties 3c stamp to envelope with printed c/c for the "U.S. Christian Commission", interesting letter on printed lettersheet mentions Lincoln, Fine. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 4090 Civil War Covers - Union Maritime Postal Uses (Ocean, Coastal or Inland)

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    Pair of Fort Sumter Related Covers,  first with Illustrated view of Fort and Gen Jackson1833/Maj Anderson 1861 printed below, second mailed just after the fall of Ft Sumter with note on reverse "Hurra for Leiberty(sic) our Fathers blead for may Fort Sumter stand and may Anderson be triumphant", an interesting pair, VF.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 4091 Civil War Covers - Union Sanitary Commission Mail

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    Catalog# : 73
    73, Chicago IL,  cork killer ties 2c Black Jack to orange envelope with printed "Northwestern Fair of the Sanitary Commission and Soldiers' Home" with emblem at left, addressed New Holland PA, VF.
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4092 Civil War Covers - Union Flag of Truce Mail

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    Catalog# : 65
    65, Old Point Comfort VA,  Mar 24 bold cds with circular grid of diamonds tie 3c stamp to blue envelope, instruction at top "care of Major Mulford per flag of truce steamer 'New York', via "Fortress Monroe", addressed East Otto NY, VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4093 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

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    over Sixty Used Civil War Patriotic Covers,  includes two faulty Magnus, numerous Flags, Soldiers and various views, adhesives include #26 and #65 with G.B.D. straight line, an interesting old time holding with unusual designs, many are F-VF for these.. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250 USD

    Lot# : 4094 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

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    Unused Magnus Union Civil War Patriotics Group,  with over 20 with Magnus imprints, also include about 10 Magnus or Magnus like envelopes though without imprint, 8 overall views, ten or more multicolor several in bronze, a green and a few purple, a great group for any collection, mostly F-VF. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 4095 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

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    Twenty Civil War Period Covers,  includes four patriotics, Seven "Due" covers, oval Adamstown B&O RR, G.B.D. straight line hand stamp, some with letters, mixed condition, many are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 4096 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

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    Over Thirty Unused Civil War Patriotics,  includes black & white, red, white & blue and multicolor, printers include Kimmel, Whittemore, a couple with labels(seals), a letter sheet and some that may even be Magnus, most are Fine or better. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 4097 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

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    Used Civil War Patriotics,  includes seven used envelopes, one lettersheet with message and a couple fronts, Five with #65, one with #26 and one with "US Ship 3" strike, most are Fine or better. ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 4098 Civil War Covers - Union Lots and Collections

    Unused Civil War Patriotics,  about 50 envelopes with Flags, Eagles, Soldiers, various J.D. related designs etc, very mixed condition, some are Fine or better. no photo ex-Robbins
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 4099 Confederate States Patriotic Covers

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    Confederate States 4, 1862 5c Blue,  two 5c singles tied to "Death Before Dishonor." Patriotic cover by Charleston, S.C. postmark, addressed to Tilton, La., vertical crease ending in tear at top, missing backflap, some toning, missing backflap, overall VG (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 4100 Confederate States Patriotic Covers

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    Seven Unused Confederate Seven Star Patriotic Envelopes,  with six different designs each with flag, there are two with allover flags and one with text,, F-VF.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD
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