Lot 15171901, Pan-Americans complete, set neatly arranged and each cancelled by cork cancel, purple "Station K, San Francisco, Cal, May 23 1902" four-line postmark on clean Palace Hotel corner card cover to Yokohama, Japan, San Francisco (FX-SF1b) registry label affixed, reverse with "Ferry Sta., San Francisco, Cal., Reg. Div., May 23 1902" cds and Yokohama (6.15) arrival cds; 1¢ with short perf, Very Fine and scarce complete set use.
Scott No. 294-299 Estimate $500 - 750.
A WONDERFUL USE OF THE COMPLETE PAN-AMERICAN SET ON A REGISTERED TO JAPAN WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO REGISTRY LABEL.
Lot 15181901, Pan-American, 5¢ ultramarine & black, tied by "Buffalo, N.Y. Sep 24 '01" duplex to Santiago, Chile, New York (9.25) transit backstamp, partial flap, Very Fine and scarce use to South America.
Scott No. 297 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 15191911 & 1927 Esperanto "Migranta Karto" Around the World Cards, two cards, 1911 printed card from United States to Chile, Russia, Austria & Hungary, and 1927 from Czechoslovakia to Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, United States and then to Java; a nice pair of these scarce and seldom seen multi-country franking cards, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 15201909, 2¢ Lincoln, tied by "New Haven, Ct., Feb 12" First Day of Issue duplex on 7x 5¾" cover to West Haven Ct.; includes a pretty multicolor die-cut Valentine; stamp and cover with minor flaws, includes an additional Second Day of Issue Valentine cover from Peabody, Mass. with large ornate heart shape valentine enclosure, both Very Fine, an unusual First and Second Day of Issue Valentine combination.
Scott No. 367 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15211916, 20¢ light ultramarine, used with 1¢ green, each with Perfin "NCB" (National City Bank), both tied by "Wall Street Station, N.Y." double-oval on registered cover with preprinted address to Stockholm, Sweden at 11¢ for 3 oz. plus 10¢ registry fee, purple "New York, N.Y. (Wall Street) Registered, Apr 13, 1917" backstamps, Stockholm (5.9) arrival cds, back flap with "Opened By Censor, 183" label; small edge flaws, F.-V.F. and rare on cover.
Scott No. 476; $725+ Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15221917, 1¢ green, A.E.F. booklet, horizontal pair and single, tied by "U.S. Military Postal Express Service, Nov 10, 1918" cds's (one day before armistice) on Y.M.C.A. cover to Ohio, purple censor cachet at lower left; horizontal file fold affecting pair, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 498f Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 15231917, 10¢ orange yellow, used with 5¢ blue (504), tied by New York oval cancel on registered legal-size cover to Kaluga, Russia, purple New York (12.11) registry origin backstamps along with over three years of New York Foreign Registry ovals (12.12.1917, 4.7.1919 and 3.22.1920), label affixed reading: "Post Office, New York, N.Y. Returned to sender for the reason that service is suspended. There are no means available for transmission of the article to destination.", censor tape at left, faults, Fine, a scarce cover undeliverable due to the ongoing Russian Revolution.
Scott No. 510 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15241917, $1 violet brown, strip of four, used with 50¢ red violet (517), all tied by "San Juan, Registered" double-circle handstamps on registered cover to Arecibo, Porto Rico, purple "San Juan, P.R., Registered, May 26 1920" double-circle datestamp, registry "446" number, affixed to package; creasing, no flap, Fine and rare territorial use.
Scott No. 518 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 15251917, $1 violet brown, used with 50¢ violet (517) and 2¢ carmine, each with perfin and tied by "Indianapolis Ind. Jan 18 1923" duplex on parcel tag to Travelers Insurance Co, Hartford Ct., Very Fine.
Scott No. 518; $650 on cover Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 15261923, 1¢ green, rotary sheet waste, perf 11, well centered for this notoriously off-center issue, neatly tied by "Port. & Tillamook R.P.O., Aug 11, 1923" duplex on fresh picture post card to Portland, Ore., Very Fine and choice, with Scott catalog valued in the grade of fine, quite certainly one of the finest usages known.
Scott No. 544; $7,500 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 1923 1¢ ROTARY SHEET WASTE PERF. 11 ISSUE ON A POST CARD.