Lot 907(Telegraph) Burglar Alarm Telegraph. Fresh illustrated corner card cover with large illustration and ad caption on reverse, franked with 1869, 3¢ ultramarine tied by "New York, April 14" cds and circle of diamonds duplex, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 908(Telephone) Holcomb's Improved Private-Line Telephones. Illustrated design on buff cover showing Holcomb's Duplex Amplifying Telephone, franked with 1881, 1¢ gray blue (s.e. at right) tied by Cleveland, O. oval handstamp, reverse with ad text and illustrations of Telephone Receivers, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
By far, the best known manufacturer of acoustic telephone equipment is J.R. Holcomb & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. They designed and manufactured many different models of acoustic telephones, some exhibiting patent dates as early as 1878.
Lot 909Telephone Advertising Covers. Balance of 20 illustrated ad covers, 1880-1890's; an array of products and companies including Victor Telephone Manufacturing Co. - Chicago, Ill., J.R. Holcombe & Co. - Mallet Creek, O. (3 different), Gilliland Telephone Company - Chicago, Ill., Boston & Northern Telephone Co. - Salem, Mass., National Telephone Manufacturing Co. - Boston, Mass., etc.; some flaws, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 910(Tents & Awnings) Hammock Awning. Full red and black illustrated design on cover to Sandusky, O., franked with 1879, 1¢ gray blue tied by Chicago oval handstamps, Extremely Fine, a wonderful illustrated design.
Scott No. 182 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 911(Tents & Awnings) Sewick Manufacturing Co. Illustrated ad designs showing Awnings, Tents and Flag, on enveloped illustrated 1892-93 brochure franked with 1890, 1¢ dull blue tied by cork handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 912Tents & Awnings Advertising Covers. Balance of 19 illustrated ad covers, 1880-1890's; an array of products and companies including J.A. McAuley Awnings, Tents & Flags - Columbus, O. (2 similar, one on wrapper), Lincoln & Hopkinson - Boston, Mass. showing Hawse's Patent Lawn Tent, etc.; some flaws, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 913(Theatrical) Bartholomew's Equine Paradox. Blue illustrated design showing Train & Bartholomew with 24 Horse Heads, franked with 1890, 2¢ carmine (s.e. at left) tied by 1893 Harrisburg, Pa. duplex postmark; cover reduced at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 219a Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 914(Theatrical) Blaisdell Troupe of Bell Ringers. Illustrated design on reverse of yellow cover showing Blaisdell Troupe of Bell Ringers, front with troupe listing of players, franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by 1864 Rochester, N.Y. cds and target duplex; small cover edge tears, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 915(Theatrical) Father Kemp's Old Folks. Corner card ad cover with illustrated Locomotive and "Homeward Bound" slogan, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by "Saint Louis, Mo., Mar 10, 1859" cds; minor cover toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 26A Estimate $100 - 150.
An Old Folks Concert was a form of musical and visual entertainment at which early American compositions were sung in period costume, while demonstrating early singing school methods.
Lot 916(Theatrical) Henri Maurice Cannon, The Greatest Gun on Earth. Dark blue illustrated design on cover showing Henri Maurice Cannon, franked with 1¢ green tied by 1899 Chicago, Ill. flag machine postmark, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.