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  • Lot# : 2001 Philatelic Literature

    Worldwide Postal Stationery Literature and Catalogs,  various country and regional priced catalogs (mostly out of date pricing but still useful reference) incl Kessler Aerograms (Vol I-III), Godinas "Catalogue Mondial des Entiers Aeropostaux" (6 volumes, 1967), Ringstrom Denmark and Danish area postal stationery catalog (two copies), Zumstein 1924 Swiss Specialized catalog with postal stationery section along with specialized listing of classic Swiss issues plus airmails, officials, etc., Rogers "Century of Liberian Philately" (1971) which contains section on postal stationery in addition to the detailed listings of stamps, plus catalogs/reference for postal stationery of Gibraltar, Scandinavian area, Belgian Colonies, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Spain and colonies, Canada, Newfoundland, etc., light to moderate collector use with pages and binding intact, useful group. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2002 Philatelic Literature

    U.S. Postal Stationery Literature Group,  classic works incl Tiffany, Bogert & Reichert "The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the US" (1892); Bartels "Bartels' Catalogue and Reference List of the US Stamped Envelopes" (1911); Thorp "Bartels Catalog of the Stamped Envelopes & Wrappers of the US and Possessions, Vol. II, Illustrations of the Knives" (1943); Thorp, "Catalogue of the 20th Century Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers of the US" (1968); Harrison "The Nesbitt Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers of the US" (1895, rebound); Perry "Guide to the Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers of the US" (1940); Thorp "Thorp-Bartels Catalogue of the Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers of the US, Century Edition" (1954); each light to moderate collector wear but with pages and binding intact, useful group. 
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2003 Philatelic Literature

    "American Air Mail Catalog; 5th Edition",  volumes 1-5 plus the 1990 pricing supplement, light collector use with pages and binding intact; still useful
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 35 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2004 Philatelic Literature

    Canal Zone Literature Assortment,  various CZSG works incl "First Issue on Cover / Essays and Proofs"; "Postal Stationery"; "Philatelic Announcement Cards"; "Postal Markings of the Canal Zone" with supplements 1 and 2; plus the "Canal Zone Postage Stamps" work of the Canal Zone Postal Service which has been "3-hole punched" and put in a worn binder, light to moderate collector use, Fine group. 
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 30 USD
    Hammer price : 40 USD

    Lot# : 2005 Maritime Markings

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    U.S. Naval Lyceum, Circleville OH,  Feb 14(1844) partial distinct c.d.s. at lower left, PAID 25 at upper right, on folded letter addressed to sailor c/o the Naval Lyceum in Brooklyn, forwarded to the "African Squadron, c/o US Naval Store Keeper, Porto Praya (Cape Verde) or any United States authority on the West Coast of Africa", scarce extremely well struck illustrated ship oval on reverse, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2006 Maritime Markings

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    1860 Incoming Stampless Cover from Guatemala,  folded letter datelined "Guatemala 20 de Julio 1860" and addressed to NY City, light strike of red "Guatemala / 1860 / Julo 21" c.d.s. with accompanying black "4" (reales) paid marking overlapped by "Steamship / 10" applied on arrival, Very Fine; desirable origin. 
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2007 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Daniel Webster, Boston MA Oct 25 Red cds on folded letter sheet, clear "Danl. Webster, H.R."  and "F" for free at upper right, scarce and Very Fine, a prominent American Presidential Candidate franked while in the House of Representatives, 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2008 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 : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2009 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 Very Fine. 
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2010 Oregon Postal History

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    Waldo Ogn,  Nov 3 1859 ms postmark at lower left, 3c (#26) stamp with pen stroke cancel, buff envelope with corner and edge faults and stain at center, addressed Bucks Port CA, Fine, a very scarce marking in the early statehood period. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2011 Pennsylvania Postal History

    Large Pennsylvania Correspondence,  of about 1400 covers, most are from 1938 though there are scattered earlier and later items, all to different Government Offices, well over 1000 different towns, over 40 different Philadelphia types and 10 Pittsburgh types, most are 4-Bars, great for research, F-VF.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2012 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, F-VF, a very scarce pair of towns, 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 2013 Virginia Postal History

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    Frederick County Virginia Postal History Collection,  over 60 items from stampless to modern, several manuscript town markings, a few advertising, condition is mixed, some are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2014 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    Nine Civil War Patriotic Covers,  all but two franked with #65, includes a Massachusetts "Loyal States", several with Flags and Union, Hands, Eagles or Liberty etc., postmarks include Dunkirk NY, Kanawha CH VA, Mayville WIS, condition is very mixed and one transatlantic with stamp removed,  etc., still a Fine group. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2015 Civil War Covers Patriotic Covers

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    Catalog# : 65
    Multicolor Patriotic Cover, tied to cover with Feb 6 Alexandria, Va postmark, addressed to Petersham, Mass, neatly opened at left, Very Fine, ex Walcott
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 2016 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

    Hand Drawn and Painted Illustrated Postal Card Collection,  of approximately 150 items all but a couple illustrated (drawn) by one person and mailed from Chicago, condition of the edges is very worn but most designs are clear and complete, Fine; a real array of Social History of the 1880s and impossible to appreciate without viewing, for some this would have been a lifetime's work,. 
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500 USD

    Lot# : 2017 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Eastman National Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY, advertising cover, Poughkeepsie, NY postmark with matching killer on 3c stamp, addressed to Tallmadge, Ohio, opened at right and bottom, some minor foxing and light wear around edges, small tear upper left, overall Fine, a beautiful ornate lithograph scene, 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2018 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Demorest's Illustrated Monthly, Mirror of Fashions combined, the Model Parlor Magazine of America, large straddle margin 3c stamp tied to small cover with New York postmark and killer, addressed to Johnson, NY?, cover has tiny tear at left, stamp tear at top, still Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2019 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    New York Life Insurance Company, illustrated advertising corner card, Norwich, Ct. postmark and matching killer cancels 3c 1869 issue, light overall soiling, still Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2020 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    The Howe Machine Co's Factory, Bridgeport, Conn overall advertising cover, Bridgeport, Ct. postmark and matching killer ties 3c 1869 to cover addressed to Windsor Locks, Conn, sealed backflap with blue Howe Machine Co. Aug 2, 1869 handstamp, opened roughly at top causing tears at top and backflap, attractive scene of factory and steamship, overall Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2021 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Dr. Higgins' Druggist, Great Antalgica, medicinal ad cover, Palmer, Mass postmark ties 3c stamp to cover addressed to Bozrah, Conn, opened neatly at right, Very Fine and attractive. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2022 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Gavitt's System Regulator, a great blood purifier, cures all liver, kidney and stomach troubles, with matching illustrated letterhead, describing wholesale agent pricing, Jamestown, Kans. postmark ties #267 to front and machine Topeka, Kans. May 15, 1898 machine cancel on back, cover has vertical crease, letterhead has several repaired tears, interesting medicinal material, Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2023 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    PIANO FORTES Illustrated Advertising, for Chicago Music Store, franked with #11 tied by Chicago, Ill postmark, opened neatly at top, overall Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2024 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    1896 William J. Bryan Campaign Cover, illustrated William J. Bryan and George Washington with slogan "A true son of the father of his country.", #267 tied by duplex Bloomington, Ind. Oct 20, 1896 to cover addressed to Bloomington, Ind., accompanying typed letter describe Democrats of Monroe county political rally on Oct. 30th., cover opened at right, fresh and Very Fine. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2025 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    The Writing and Printing Reform, ad cover promoting Phonograpy; a new method of writing, 11A tied to cover with town postmark, addressed to Camden Lorain, Ohio, opened at top, some wear to edge and corner creases, interesting contents written in unusual cipher text, overall Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2026 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    "Siege of Vicksburg", "Soldier's Story, Latest, Best and Most Thrilling Book Published"', #210 tied to cover with Cleveland, O. Sep 28, 1886 duplex cancel, addressed to Springfield, Ill, opened at right, cover with tiny corner crease upper left, interesting scene featuring soldiers playing card game "Euchre", Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2027 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Benziger Brothers Church Goods, Catholic Home Annual for 1899 illustrated advertising cover, Cincinnati, O, Jan 7, 1899 machine cancel ties 2c to cover addressed to Columbus, O., opened at top, slight ink run and light soiling at top, a couple tiny scuffs on face, still Fine
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2028 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    26 on I.O.G.T. Grand Lodge of Illinois, International Organisation of Good Templars, founded in Sweden based upon Temperance ideals and organized by the Freemason model, blue Chicago, Ills duplex ties 3c to cover, addressed to Shelbyville, Ill, Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 2029 Advertising and Illustrated Covers by Topic

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    Dr. Harter Medicine Co. St. Louis, Mo. advertising cover with illustrated corner card, matching vignette of RS98, franked with #210, tied to cover with Troy, O. postmark, Saint Louis, Mo. receiving mark on back, preprinted address to Dr. Harter Medicine Co. St. Louis, Mo. a little bit of light soiling, still Very Fine, a great addition to any private die proprietary collection.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2030 Advertising Covers - Cameos

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    S. HEIMSTREET & Co. WHOLESALE GROCERS, blue cameo, Troy, N.Y. postmark, addressed to Auburn, N.Y., July 17/65 docketing at top, small toning spot above address and small piece out of stamp top right, still Very Fine appearance
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 2031 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, blue grid cancel on 5c pair with may or may not have originated on folded letter, dateline May 8, 1850, blue "Philadelphia, PA, 5cts" postmark at right, addressed to New York, pair is Very Fine with four large margins all around, letter has typical file folds, overall Very Fine (Scott $1,070 for pair off cover)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 575 USD

    Lot# : 2032 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, sheet margin single exhibiting all 4 margins with crisp early impression, tied to folded letter datelined May 24, 1848, by two red grid cancels with matching "WASHINGTON CITY D.C. MAY 24" c.d.s., typical file fold and light wear at edges, overall Very Fine, (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 2033 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, red grid cancels tie 5c pair to folded letter dateline June 8, 1851, accompanying red New-York postmark at left, addressed to Rochester, N.Y., pair - F-VF centering with four ample to large margins all around, cover has typical file fold and a few tiny creases at top, overall Very Fine (Scott $1,150)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 2034 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, on folded letter addressed to New York, dateline "26th Feby 1849", with red "Cincinnati, O. 10 FEB 28" postmark, stamp appears uncancelled and is sound and Very Fine with four ample large margins all around, cover with typical file folds, small tear at top, some minor creasing and soiling around edges, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2035 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, lightly struck red grid cancel on folded letter dateline August 1, 1849, accompanying red Boston Supplementary postmark at right, addressed to New York, stamp has four large margins all around, some minor soiling, file folds and tear along file fold at top, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2036 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, lightly struck red grid cancel on folded letter dateline January 5, 1850, accompanying red Providence, R.I. postmark at left, addressed to Dover, New Hampshire, stamp has four large margins all around, letter has typical file folds not affecting stamp, overall Very Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2037 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, bold red grid cancels tie 5c pair to large piece, red Richmond, Va, Jan 4 postmark at left, addressed to New York City, pair has four margins, touch at top, ample remaining 3 sides, pair is attractive and Fine (Scott $1,150)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2038 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, light blue cancel ties 5c to folded letter, dateline Dec 26, 1848, addressed to New York, accompanying blue "Philadelphia 5, Dec 26" postmark at right and ms. paid at left, stamp sound with VF centering, four ample to large margins all around, cover has typical file folds, tiny tone spot at right, some tears along folds and light water staining, overall Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2039 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, lightly struck "Philadeliphia 5 cts." postmark ties 5c to cover with 1850 receiving docketing, matching second blue postmark at right, addressed to New York, stamp has four ample margins all around, cover with typical horizontal file fold, overall Very Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2040 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, clear blue grid cancel ties 5c to folded letter dateline March 21, 1850, accompanying blue Warren, O. postmark at left, addressed to Canfield, O., stamp has four ample to large margins all around, some minor soiling, scuff to left of stamp and has been refolded to prevent further tearing along file folds, overall Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 2041 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown,  light blue grid cancels on folded letter, dateline March 16, 1850, accompanying blue "Philadelphia, Pa 5cts" postmark at right, addressed to New York, stamp is overall Fine with four margins all around, touching at left, ample all other sides, typical file folds, letter is overall Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2042 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, red grid cancels tie 5c pair to folded letter dateline August 8, 1848, accompanying red "Macon, Ga 10" postmark at left, addressed to Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, pair has Fine appearance with four clear ample margins all around, cover has typical file folds, some of which end in tears, some soiling, stamp has several creases, overall Fine (Scott $1,150)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2043 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, red circular grid cancels stamp on small cover, with matching numeral "5" and red "Providence, R.I. Jun 2" postmark, addressed to Albany, N.Y., stamp Very Fine centering with ample margins all around, cover has some light soiling and wrinkling, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2044 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, 5c single with lightened ms cancel, four margins, close cut at top and bottom, large margins at left and right, on folded letter addressed to "American Institute" New York, dateline Dec 13, 1848, red Roxbury, Mass postmark and ms. Paid at left, typical file folds and minor light soiling at left, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 2045 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, blue grid cancel ties stamp to cover, addressed to Bucks Co. Penna, matching blue "PHILADa Pa 5, Jan 3"  cancel and ms. Jan 1849 docketing at left, stamp with light corner crease upper left, Very Fine centering, ample to large margins all around, cover has soiling and tone spot in center, Fine overall (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2046 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, blue Baltimore, Md. postmark ties 5c to folded letter dateline January 12, 1850, addressed to Wool Broker, New York with contents discussing Peruvian wool offer, stamp has full clear margins, three large margins and bottom touching, typical file folds (creasing stamp) and soiling on back, overall Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 2047 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, bold boxed red grid cancels tie stamp to manila cover, accompanying red "New York, Oct 15" postmark at right and ms "Due 5", addressed to Ellicottville, New York, stamp has four clear to large margins all around, cover has soiling, piece out of upper right, several creases and tears, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2048 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, light blue postmark ties stamp to folded letter, dateline Philadelphia, September 10, 1850, addressed to New York, stamp is Fine with four clear margins, large on three sides, close at bottom, letter is overall Very Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2049 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, red circular grid cancels and blue Baltimore, Md. postmark tie 5c to folded cover, dateline October 19, 1849, addressed to Philadelphia, Penn, stamp with Fine appearance, four margins, ample on 3 sides, nearly touching at right, cover has horizontal file fold, overall Very Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2050 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, black circular grid cancels tie 5c to small cover, "Albany, NY, February 14" postmark, addressed to Rockton, N.Y., stamp has Very Fine centering with ample to large margins all around and small vertical pre-printing paper fold, cover has light vertical crease, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2051 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, lightly struck red grid cancel just ties 5c to folded letter, datelined May 24, 1848, accompanying red Providence, R.I. postmark, addressed to New York, stamp close cut margins on 3 sides, some minor soiling and tiny tears at bottom, overall Fine (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2052 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, lightened ms cancel on cover with accompanying red Washington City, D.C. postmark at left, addressed to Frederick City, Md., stamp has clear margins (three large), top clears and nick at top right, cover has soiling, creases (affecting stamp), and several tears, overall VG (Scott $525)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2053 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1847 5c Red brown, folded letter dateline August 9, 1850, blue Bradford, Vt. postmark at left and blue numeral "5", addressed to Boston, Mass, stamp is Very Fine appearance with four ample margins all around and horizontal creases, cover has typical file folds and light soiling, letter is overall Fine (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 2054 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, 10c with red grid cancel on folded letter and matching red "New-York" postmark, addressed to Elyria, Ohio, stamp Very Fine centering with nice large margins all around, folded letter with typical file folds, Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,400)
    Start Price : 700 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 2055 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black,  with red grid cancel and matching red New-York postmark on folded letter, dateline October 19, 1949, addressed to Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co. N.Y., stamp has 3½ ample to large margins all around, cutting at upper left, folded letter has some minor soiling, small creases, small tear at top and Fine appearance (Scott $1,400)
     
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 2056 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, ms cancel ties stamp to folded letter, dateline February 8, 1848, red "Cincinnati, O. 10" postmark, addressed to Wall St. New York, stamp Fine centering ample margins all around, touching at top, folded letter has typical file folds, minor overall soiling and Fine appearance (Scott $1,400)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2057 1847 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1847 10c Black, red square grid cancel ties 10c to large piece, with red New-York and Gainesville, AL postmarks, addressed to Greensboro, Ala, stamp with Very Fine appearance and light vertical crease, piece has typical file folds as seen on folded letters (Scott $1,050 for single stamp)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 2058 1851-56 Issue Covers

    3c 1851 Issue Cover Assortment, 1851/54 folded letters with variety of pen, red and blue cancels, 1851/52 use (25), 1853 (5), 1854 (14), all addressed to Hamilton Ohio and with numerous intra-state uses but also note group with cancels of Liberty, La., very mixed condition with covers showing some various degrees of creasing and toning/soiling, stamps 1-4 margins, Good-Fine (no photo)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 70 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 2059 1857-61 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 21
    21, 1857 1c Blue, Type III, tied to locally addressed cover by "GOUVENEUR, NY" town cancel, with enclosed valentine poem reading; "Let other men bow, & utter the vow, of devotion & love without end; as the sparkling black eye in triumph draws nigh, its glances upon them to bend. But give me the eye through which I can spy, to the depths of a heart warm & true; where color may vie with the hue of the sky - the soft; the sweet love beaming blue. St. Valentine Feb 14th 1859 George." Extremely Fine stamp and cover - a most unusual combination, 2009 PF Certificate (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD

    Lot# : 2060 1857-61 Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 26
    26, 1857 3c Dull red,  Nickels Loring & Co., Merchants, Talcahuano,(Chile) blue oval origination handstamp on small blue envelope, incoming STEAMSHIP 10 in circle, addressed East Windsor CT, 3c stamp added with ms. "East Windsor CT, June 8 1859" at upper left for redirection to South Windsor CT. Very Fine, scarce origination. 
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 240 USD

    Lot# : 2061 1867-68 Grilled Issues Covers

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    Catalog# : 96
    96, 1867 10c Yellow green, "F" grill,  on small envelope with "P.O.D.U.S. Con. Genl., Shanghai Jun 12" postmark with circle of wedges killer, addressed to Jefferson IA, envelope just reduced, a Fine and scarce use of grilled issue from China 
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2062 Banknote Issue Covers

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    Catalog# : 148
    1876 3-Color Franking Cover to India,  nos. 148, 156, 161 tied by killers on cover with Bardwell's Ferry  MA Apr 3 (1876) c.d.s., addressed Ahmednaggar India, red New 110 York exchange strike with London and Sea Post transits, arrival strike on reverse, a fresh, beautiful and Very Fine showpiece; ex-William Ainsworth
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD

    Lot# : 2063 Fancy Cancels

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    Skull and Cross Bones, Greenfield MA,  Sep 16 1887 postmark on UX9 with very well struck clear impression of the "Skull & Cross Bones" negative fancy cancel at right, addressed Adams MA, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 2064 Machine Cancels

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    Specialized Barr-Fyke Machine Cancel Collection,  hundreds of items on covers and cards, numerous experimentals  including from Kansas City and Washington DC, most all of the early cities which used these machines have covers present, an advanced collection with room for expansion, there are advertising, mourning, government official, etc, viewing suggested, over 20 items valued at $100+, mixed condition but most are F-VF.  (no photo)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100 USD

    Lot# : 2065 Machine Cancels

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    Large Specialized Hampden Machine Cancel Collection,    numerous cards and covers collected over a 50 year period with eye to scarcity, there are experimentals or rare types from Washington DC, New York, Terminal St Louis, several Puerto Rico, Fort Scott Kansas, Dallas TX, Charlottesville VA, Wabash IN, Havana Cuba, with well over 25 valued at $100+, mixed condition but majority are F-VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD

    Lot# : 2066 Flag Cancels

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    Collection of Handstamped and RFD Flags,  nearly 30 covers or cards, a nice selection including 1885 Enfield CT, 1905 Ihlen MN, 1910 Sublette IL RFD, 1908 Eldena IL, 1904 Blanie KS, Forest Park GA, 1911 East Holden ME, 1923 Winding Gulf, Sumner WA, 1911 Conesus NY, 1897 Orwell PA, etc, an unusual group, most are F-VF.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2067 Flag Cancels

    Thirty-Eight US Possession Flag Cancels on Cover,  1906-1330s, includes 21 Hawaiian, 12 Puerto Rico with Ponce, San Juan and Mayaguez, 3 Virgin Islands both Christiansted and Saint Thomas, 2 Pago Pago Samoa, a nice and scarce selection. (no photo)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 2068 Flag Cancels

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    Twelve Early Alaska Flag Cancels,  1908-1921, all but two on ppcs, includes five Nome with 1908(2), 1921 Juneau(2), five Fairbanks 1908-1911,  a couple with different types, nice foundation for further study, F-VF.
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2069 Flag Cancels

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    Foreign Flag Cancel Collection,  approximately 40 covers or cards with a few pieces, includes flags from Canada (10) mostly involute, Italy, Netherlands, France, Victoria, NSW, New Zealand, and Mexico (15), also a few early non-flag machine cancels, most are Fine or better.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2070 Flag Cancels

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    Dawsonsprings KY, Station E Feb 28 1925 flag cancel   ties #552 to birthday ppc, addressed locally, this is the only recorded copy of this Station cancel, a must for any flag, machine or Kentucky collector, unique and true rarity, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 1,200 USD
    Current Opening : 725 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 2071 Flag Cancels

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    Ponce Porto Rico Nov 1_ (1899) Hampden machine cancel,   on Puerto Rico #UX1 postal card, addressed to Berlin Germany, Very Fine; this is the unique recording copy of this new variety and a true rarity. 
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2072 Flag Cancels

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    Five Sea Post Office or Ship Flag Cancels,  includes 1928 and 1929 Sea Post No. 1, with different SS Coamo in field of each, the second with purple straight line "COAMO" purser's strike at left, 1930 Sea Post No 2  San - Lorenzo, 1931 Sea Post No 1 SS Borinquen, 1930 USS Utah flag ties 2c single and 10c special stamps to envelope with uncommon oval "M.A. Lukish, NY & Wash RPO" agent strike on reverse, a scarce group, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2073 First Day Covers

    FDC Accumulation,  1950s/2000s commems and definitives comprised of approx. 4,450 cacheted addressed, 1,900 no cachet unaddressed, 1,395 no cacheted addressed; postal stationery envelopes approx. 1,120 unaddressed mostly with no cachet, postal cards approx. 1,930 unaddressed mostly no cachet, airletters approx 1,170 mostly unaddressed no cachet, F-VF (no photo; total of almost 11,970 FDC).    (no photo)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 2074 First Day Covers

    1980s/90s FDC Accumulation,  includes 60 1986 Presidential S/S presentation folders with each containing the four S/S tied to its own page by special date of issue cancels, also over 1,100 cacheted unaddressed Flowers, Presidents, pnc's, airmails, etc. in Showgard albums, generally fresh and Very Fine (no photo)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2075 First Day Covers

    U.S. Modern First Day Cover Accumulation,  many many hundreds of mostly 1970s/2000s cacheted (common commercial cachets) and uncacheted unaddressed FDC with many still in P.O. retail packaging or in "designer" FDC collections, some duplication but with good variety and incl high values, mini-sheets, S/S, postal stationery, etc., generally fresh and Very Fine and quite useful for the add-on cachetmaker (no photo)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 290 USD

    Lot# : 2076 First Day Covers

    First Day Cover and First Day Ceremony Collection.  100s of mostly 1940s/60s commercial cacheted (many unaddressed) incl good number of Liberty issues to 25c incl coils, booklet panes, plate blocks, etc. numerous "Champions of Liberty" incl issue ceremony programs, airmails, etc., some duplication with multiples, diff cachets, etc., usual mixed condition, mostly F-VF.  (no photo)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2077 First Day Covers - Handpainted Cachets

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    U.S. Handpainted Covers and FDC Group,  250+ mostly FDC with hand drawn or painted cachets, mostly 1950s/60s and incl some UN and Canada, good variety of artists incl Ralph Dyer (20+) and Herman Maul (30+) with add'l William Wright and Cletus Henry, generally fresh and F-VF, view to appreciate. 
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 525 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 2078 United States Postal History First Day Ceremony Programs

    First Day Ceremony Programs Collection, 1989/2001,  approx. 400 different sorted into envelopes by year, includes commems, definitives, airmails, booklet panes, postal stationery, etc., generally fresh and Very Fine; significant "new issue" cost (no photo)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 2079 Exposition Covers

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    France #92, Paris Exposition, U.S. Sta.  Apr 2 1900 machine cancel, somewhat double struck, ties 15c stamp to ppc with view of "Palais Cote Constantine", small scuffs, addressed to Chicago IL, slogan reads "United States, Postal Station, Paris Exposition", a very scarce machine cancel, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2080 Spanish American War Covers

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    Eleven Spanish American War Patriotic Covers,  all with red, white and blue flag designs of some fashion, two are labels, frankings include 2c Trans-Miss(3), 2c Pan American on scarce McKinley Mourning cover with original invitation to a ceremony, a complete wrapper to Germany, one overall and five with advertising, a few with some faults but very nice group, most are F-VF.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2081 Spanish American War Covers

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    Two 1899 Department of the Interior Penalty Cards,  relating to the Spanish American War with small purple and larger red handstamped "War with Spain" at the top of the reverse, smaller dated Apr 13 1899 and larger dated Jul 27 1899, a scarce and unusual pair, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2082 Spanish American War Covers

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    Spanish American Prisoner of War Mail,  scarce purple handstamp applied at Washington DC on mail from Spanish Prisoners of War, addressed Cartegena Spain with receiving strike, text reads "Prisoner's letter, censored and forwarded, Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington DC", a little uneven at right from opening, a rare item with only six examples recorded, Fine.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2083 WW I Covers

    WW I CORRESPONDENCE, of well over 100 covers, most with letters, some patriotics, military forwarding strikes, terminal RPO, YMCA and flag corner cards, censored, AEF, patriotic seals, etc. Interesting correspondence, with many neat covers and letters to read through to get a brief glimpse into an ordinary soldier»s life abroad in Europe during the "Great War". (no photo)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2084 Special Delivery Issues Covers

    Twenty-Four Special Delivery Covers with Flag Cancels,  includes mostly from E4-E8, there are two special delivery postal cards, a couple mourning covers, postage due usage, etc, collected by a flag cancel collector over many years, difficult to reassemble, most are F-VF.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2085 Registered Covers

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    F1, on Penalty Entire, Los Angeles CA,  Dec 8 1913 double oval ties 10c Registry stamp to Department of Interior penalty entire, addressed locally but with pointing finger "Return to Sender" and Los Angeles Jan 8 1914 receiving strike on reverse, rare and a possibly unique use of the F1, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 2086 Postage Due Issues Covers - Incoming from Abroad

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    1893 Incoming from Wien (Austria),  26.12.93 postmark on "Gruss aus Wien" ppc addressed to Baltimore MD, small handstamped "T" due marking at upper right, two precancelled 5c postage dues (J18) affixed at upper left for short payment, Very Fine and scarce.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 2087 Vending and Affixing Machine Coils Covers

    Schermack Issues on Covers/ Cards, 1908/1925, ten covers; all Type III with commercial corner cards, mostly Chicago, New York and Philadelphia machine postmarks, nice F-VF selection, perfect for the coil or private vending specialist.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 2088 Vending and Affixing Machine Coils Covers

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    Catalog# : 346
    346 4c Orange brown, Schermack type III perforations,  tied on locally addressed cover by Philadelphia PA, Apr 1 1911 machine cancel, crease at top with small edge faults, gray envelope reduced on three sides, extremely rare on cover; 2013 PSE certificate. (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2089 Postal Stationery - Entires and Wrappers

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    Catalog# : UC2 var.
    UC2 var., 1933 5c Blue, 1933 Watermark 33, Border "b", entire with  entire with added #637 cancelled/tied by "Mayaguez P.R. / Marina Sta. / Nov 11 1936" duplex cancels, opened top and right (slightly reduced at right) and a central vertical crease, o/w Fine and rare variety; ex-Brett; 2010 PF certificate (Scott unpriced used, $650 for mint; UPSS AM-9 var., $750)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2090 Postal Stationery - Entires and Wrappers

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    Catalog# : UC1 var.
    UC1 var., 1937 5c Blue, 1937 Watermark 36, Border "d",  with add'l #900, 905 tied/cancelled by San Juan P.R. May 27 1943 machine cancel, cover with toning at left edge from censor tape plus small tear at top and a thin vert. soiling line, a Fine and rare variety; ex-Brett; 2010 PF certificate (Scott $2,500; UPSS AM-6 var., $2,000)
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2091 Postal Cards

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    Catalog# : UX1E
    UPSS UX1E-E, 1875 1c American Post Card Co. Postal Card Essay,  Lafayette Ind Dec 9 1890 duplex ties #220 to "fold around" essay for the first postal card, flaps affixed, addressed to Trenton NJ with Dec 10 1890 receiving strike on reverse, Very Fine and scarce. (UPSS $250 for uncancelled).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 2092 Postal Cards

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    Catalog# : UX3
    UX3, 1873 1c Brown on buff,  1875 use Flint Mich to Chicago, sender added notation "Flint Dec. 21/75." bottom left corner of card, blue Chicago "DUE 5" applied on arrival in Chicago, Very Fine; Post Office regulations stipulated that there be no writing on the front of the card other than the address and should the sender add any kind of notation, the card becomes "unmailable" and cannot be sent unless an additional 2¢ postage is added to make the letter rate; if the card reached the addressee without the extra payment then, under section 152 of the 1873 PL&R, it is charged double the letter rate (6¢); in this case since the sender already paid for the 1¢ card, the sharp-eyed Chicago clerk properly rated the card an additional 5¢ due; wonderful showpiece. 
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 2093 Independent Carriers - Express Companies

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    Catalog# : 34LU7
    34LU7, California Penny Post Company,  red oval "PAID Seven Cents" on unused preprinted 3c Red on buff Nesbitt entire with list of their delivery locations at left, Extremely Fine. (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2094 Wells Fargo & Co. Express

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    Wells Fargo Express Co Cover Group,  thirteen items of which four are unused including Mexico Paid 10cts, Wells Fargo ovals include Sacramento, Marysville, Stockton on 12c melon (reduced at left), Wadsworth (NEV) and Salinas City on 6c entire, an nice group, most are Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 2095 Railroad Post Office

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    BOSTON & ALBANY R.R., black postmark at left with matching killer and red Boston & Albany postmark, ties 3c to small folded letter, July 16, 1852 docketing, light crease at top, overall Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2096 Streetcar Mails and Markings

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    Large Street Car RPO Collellection, well over 200 cards or covers,  formed over a fifty year period with literature included, noticed at least but not limited to Brooklyn & New York(80), St Louis (60) including Centennial Parade Route(2), Philadelphia(35), Pittsburgh(25) including Fifth & Penn Ave Circuit flag, Rochester(10), Washington DC(8) including "F" St, Seattle & Seattle(3), San Francisco(7) including Mission St, Market St and Sacramento St, Cleveland(5), Cincinnati including Brighton Car, numerous better that are not mentioned, owner paid well over $100 each for many of these over 30+ years ago, Viewing is highly suggested, most are F-VF.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 2097 Streetcar Mails and Markings

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    Chatt. Tenn. Electric Car, Nov 2 1903 well struck Street Car RPO ties #300 to ppc, some staining, addressed Washington DC, Very Fine; only recorded used between Oct 29-Nov 3 this being new latest recorded date; this is the rarest of all street car postmarks with less than 5 recorded, last reported auction sale in 1990s for $1,525 when only 3 were recorded, article from «Transit Postmark Collector» included. 
    Start Price : 900 USD
    Current Opening : 550 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2098 Miscellaneous U.S. Postal History

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    Collector Postal History Accumulation,  over 40 items, a mixed bag, includes Farwell related including "Mail Pouch with Letter" on ppc, a couple 343 U.S. Auto Vending stamps properly tied to ppcs, 314 single and pair on separate covers, various other covers and cards, most are F-VF.  
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2099 Miscellaneous U.S. Postal History

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    Postal History Assortment,  20 items and includes flights with C13 on picture postcard, C14 on cover, nine locals on cover or local entires (couple unused), about eight ppcs including 2 ethnic, 2 leather, 4 George Washington, 4 Louisiana Purchase including station cancel, two UX14 postal cards, last is a U.S. Postal Note, most are F-VF.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 625 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 2100 United States Postal History Lots and Collections

    Interesting U.S. Cover Accumulation,  mostly from late 19th and early 20th century with some notable items that incl; 1782 Connecticut promissory note, over 50 Federal Reserve registered bank tags with high value 1919 Washington / Franklins and 1922 Bureau issues, some early advertising covers incl. 213 on Battle Creek, Mich Sanitarium Illustrated Ad cover, nice 1943 patriotic soldier free mail, 210 (7), 269 on 1934 late usage registered cover, 281 to Germany, 906 block of 10 registered FDC, group of overrun countries patriotic first days, 855 Baseball FDC, postal stationary albinos, Strawberry, Ark fancy cancel cover, and much more registereds, first days, and other unusual pieces. Condition is mostly F-VF. Viewing is recommended to properly evaluate (no photo).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD
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