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20th Century Issues

Lots 1617-1626 Lots 1627-1635

Lot 1617    

1903, 5¢ blue, singles on two similar covers to Kashgar, Chinese Turkestan; tied by 1906 Hartford, Conn. machine cancels and theological seminary corner cards, both endorsed "via Baku, Russia", one with due handstamp in N.Y. and different Cyrillic backstamps; cover edge wear and small stamp flaws, F.-V.F., a very rare destination.
Scott No. 304    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1618    

1907, 5¢ Jamestown, top plate number "3561" and imprint strip of three, tied by "Chicago Ill" registry ovals on registered cover to Ottawa, Canada, pink "Registered, Nov 25, 1907, Englewood Station, Chicago Il." four-line registry postmark, Very Fine and rare use.
Scott No. 330    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1619    

1909, $1 violet brown, in combination with 1908, 4¢ orange brown, vertical pair (334) Washington-Alaska Bank parcel tag to San Francisco, Cal., tied by indistinct cancel with red "Fairbanks, Alaska, Registered, Jul 3, 1909" cds alongside, stamp flaws, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE EARLIEST KNOWN USAGE OF THE 1909 $1 WASHINGTON HIGH VALUE ISSUE.

In the current 2016 U.S. Scott Specialized Catalog, the 1909 $1 violet brown issue earliest documented usage is listed as July 26, 1909.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 1620    

1909, $1 violet brown, early parcel tag usages, group of 5 tags, all different 2 or 3-color frankings with 1902, 10¢ and various 1908-09 definitives; from Washington-Alaska Bank to San Francisco, Cal., one tied by "Fairbanks, Alaska, Registered, Jul 12, 1909" cds, others with mute block cancels, stamps faulty, Fine appearance, postmark example with early usage predating the current EKU in the Scott catalog.
Scott No. 342; $30,000 on cover    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 1621    

1909, $1 violet brown, in combination with 1908, 2¢ carmine (332, both with natural s.e.) on Washington-Alaska Bank parcel tag to San Francisco, Cal., tied by cork cancels, F.-V.F., a scarce usage, especially in sound condition.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $475

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Lot 1622    

1909, $1 violet brown, on Washington-Alaska Bank parcel tag to San Francisco, Cal., tied by "Fairbanks, Alaska, Registered" cds, stamp flaws including small corner tear, F.-V.F. appearance, a scarce single franking usage.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1623    

1909, $1 violet brown, in combination with 1908, 4¢ orange brown affixed on 1908, 8¢ olive green, block of 4 (334+337) on Washington-Alaska Bank parcel tag to San Francisco, Cal., tied by "Fairbanks, Alaska, Registered, Jul 12, 1909" cds's, stamp flaws, F.-V.F., a scarce early usage predating the current EKU in the Scott catalog.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1624    

1909, $1 violet brown, well centered, in combination with 1902, 10¢ pale red brown, pair + 1908, 4¢ orange brown, pair (307+334) on Washington-Alaska Bank parcel tag to San Francisco, Cal., tied by cork cancels, stamp flaws, Very Fine appearance, a scarce usage.
Scott No. 342; $6,000 on cover    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $290

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Lot 1625    

1911 around the world post card, sent from Colorado Springs, Co., to Australia, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, with return to Colorado; with a multitude of postmarks, a busy and interesting item, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1626    

1917, $5 light green, two blocks of four and four singles, one single perfin, in combination with $4.99 NCR meter on oversized registered Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, Minn. corner card cover to Duluth, tied by mute cancel, purple "Minneapolis, Minn, Registered, Apr 18, 1935" and receiving backstamps; small stamp and cover flaws, Fine.
Scott No. 480    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lots 1617-1626 Lots 1627-1635

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