Lot 2251898 Incoming Soldier's Letter, purple "Soldier's Letter, Without postage charge address / Chaplain" handstamp, entered mails with "Washington, D.C. Jul 18 '98" machine cancel on Army Christian Commission patriotic envelope to Bloomington Ind. "Due 2" handstamp and pencil cancelled 2¢ postage due vertical pair affixed, 1898 1/8 proprietary battleship issue affixed in return address portion, Jul. 20th receiving backstamp; small faults, Fine, ex-Hahn.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 226Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Islands, Manila, May 22, 1899, complete strike of duplex postmark ties 5¢ Trans-Mississippi (288) on cover to Maynard Mass., Jul. 18th arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 227War Department, Headquarters Army in the Field, Office of Chief Quartermaster, Official Business, printed corner card and penalty clause cover bearing Cuba, 2½p on 2¢ carmine (223) tied by "Correos, Habana" cds to Washington D.C., reverse with Apr. 14th 1899 arrival machine, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 228Spanish American War Correspondence and later, 1898-1940s, original correspondence of several hundred covers in carton from Lt. Col. Baird back home and later correspondence, better includes 1898-1901 Spanish American war related mail from Philippines, includes better usages like 1899 "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Phil.Isl'd" use of folded 20 U.S. Cartridge Co.45 caliber shell box datelined on inside "In the Field, Feb 10 '99" to his mother in San Francisco, Capuchines Convent flag patriotic cover with #279B tied by Mil. Sta. No. 1 Philippines duplex, purple "US. Mil. Sta. No. 2 S.F., Cal / Cavite, P.I. Dec 19. 98" two-line postmark ties #279B to San Francisco, "Mil. P Sta. No. 5, Bacolod, P.I., Jul 14, 1899" duplex on 2¢ green entire to San Francisco, several soldier letter's with censor handstamps, numerous usages with the Manila military station duplexes, etc., few Hawaii and foreign usages while on leave, later includes some WWI censors, etc.; mixed condition as usual with intact correspondences, F.-V.F., wonderful correspondence offered to auction for first time.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.