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20th Century Issues

Lots 1901-1910 Lots 1911-1919

Lot 1901    

1903, 5¢ blue, natural s.e. at top, tied by "Jamaica, N.Y., Jan 22, 1907" duplex postmark on cover to forwarding agent in Paris, France and then forwarded to Cairo, Egypt and Khartoum, Sudan, with France 50c Postage Due applied and forwarded to Cairo, then a Egypt 2pi Postage Due affixed and canceled by "T" boxed handstamp and tied by Cairo cds, again forwarded to Khartoum with Sudan 10m Postage Due pair applied and tied by Khartoum cds, with appropriate transit backstamps; some light cover edge wear and small part of backflap missing, Very Fine, a remarkable four country and three continent non-philatelic franking.
Scott No. 304    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1902    

1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase, in combination with 1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase on registered cover to Helsingfor, Finland, tied by "Dansville, N.Y., Sep 14, 1904" duplex postmarks, N.Y. etiquette, returned to N.Y. with dead letter office markings, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 327    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1903    

1908, 1¢ green, tied by "Mont Alto, Pa. Oct 18 1909" duplex on post card to Clearfield Pa., clear strike of "DISINFECTED." straightline handstamp; some edge wear, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 331    Estimate $150 - 200.

The Tuberculosis Sanitarium located at Mont Alto Pa. was one of three large TB sanitariums located in the state that treated thousands of patients. All mail was disinfected to prevent the spread of the disease.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1904    

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    Estimate $500 - 750.

Complete Images.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1905    

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 $250 - 350.

Realized: $290

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Lot 1906    

1909, 2¢ Hudson-Fulton, well centered, tied by "Attleboro, Mass., Sep 25, 1909" First Day of Issue flag machine postmark on locally address cover, Very Fine.
Scott No. 372    $950.

Realized: $180

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Lot 1907    

1913, 1¢-10¢ Panama-Pacific, perf 12, each with rich colors, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. RD" registry ovals on cover from Stamp Collector Steinmetz to Guatemala, large blue "REGISTERED" straightline and purple "A.R." handstamps, reverse with purple "Philadelphia, Jan 26, 1914" origin cds, New Orleans (1.28) and Guatemala (2.5) arrival cds; light fold at left away from stamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 397-400    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1908    

1915, 10¢ Panama-Pacific, perf 10, in combination with 1915, 5¢ Panama-Pacific, perf 10 on 1916 registered cover to Annotto Bay, Jamaica, canceled by Boston, Mass. oval handstamps with purple boxed registry handstamp alongside, matching origin, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 404+403    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1909    

1916, $1 violet black, three nat. s.e. singles used on 1929 legal-size 3¢ entire from Woonsocket R.I. with purple Round the World Zeppelin flight cachet, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 478    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1910    

1917, 3¢ violet, type I, horizontal coil, tied by "Chicago, Ill., Nov 2, 1917" machine cancel on legal size bank corner card cover to Gilford; file fold at left, Very Fine, this being the Earliest Known Usage of 1917 3¢ Type I Horizontal Coil Used on the First Day of the 3¢ War Tax Rate; with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 493    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lots 1901-1910 Lots 1911-1919

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