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Sale 69: The Robert Markovits Collection of Special Delivery

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1927 10¢ Gray Violet, Rotary Press

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Lot 1163    

Special Delivery, 1927, 10¢ Gray Violet, Imperf Between, bottom left plate number 19282 block of four, well centered, o.g., top pair h.r., bottom pair n.h., some paper splitting at left of selvage, Very Fine and rare, unpriced by Scott as plate block.
Scott No. E15c    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $725

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Lot 1164    

Special Delivery, 1927, 10¢ Gray Violet, tied by Earliest Documented Use "Chicago Ill. Nov. 17, 1927 12PM" duplex cancel on legal-size corner card cover from the "Law Offices of Burton & Burton Chicago" to "The Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C.", additional "FOR 20-HOUR TRAIN" handstamp; bottom left corner tear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. E15    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USAGES OF THE 1917 10¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT USAGE THAT PREDATES THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY BY TWELVE DAYS.

There were two covers used on Nov. 17th, 1927 from the same non-philatelic correspondence that contained legal patent documents that needed rush service to the Washington D.C. patent office. The other example was faulty and last offered in the Martin collection where it realized $2,300.

Realized: $2,200

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Lot 1165 /o/   

Special Delivery, 1927, 10¢ Gray Violet - Exhibit Collection, mounted on 30 pages, wonderful group of stamps, multiples and 56 covers, includes double paper block of 12, misperforation, paste-up using scotch tape, two FDCs and one electric eye FDC, two presidential widow free franks: 1929 Edith Bolling Wilson handstamp use and 1944 Grace Coolidge, several official business free uses including. Member of Congress free use, Dept. of Agriculture and War Dept., diplomatic service, 1945 parcel post wrapper use, airmail service, crash mail, territorial origin, military origin, soldier's free mail, ship to shore service, large group of foreign origin including Canal Zone, Jamaica, Spain, Germany, Mexico, etc., and foreign destinations including. Canada, England, Mexico, etc., plus one addressed to Prime Minister Winston Churchill in care of FDR at White House, F.-V.F., remarkable group collected over many decades.
Scott No. E15    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $1,250

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