Lot 399Centennial, Phila'da Pa. Apr 20, clear strike of cds duplexed with five-bar circular grid tying 3¢ green (158) on buff cover with purple "1776 - International Exhibition, Philadelphia. - 1876, United States Centennial Commission" corner card envelope to Jenkintown Pa.; no flap, Very Fine, This is the earliest known use of P76-01.
Bomar No. P76-01 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 400Centennial, Phila'da. Pa. Jul 24, 3PM, clear strike of cds duplexed with split cork cancel tying 2¢ vermilion (178) and 3¢ green (158) on orange cover to Paris, France, red "New York, Jul 25" exchange cds, Paris (8.7) arrival cds; 2¢ small faults, top edge repair, Fine appearance, scarce use abroad.
Bomar No. P76-01 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 401Centennial, Phila'da. Pa. Aug 4, 9AM, cds duplexed with quartered rectangle cancels 3¢ red (U218) Centennial entire with blue illustrated Shepherd & Lloyd Hardware Specialties showing wheel barrow to Taunton Mass.; small edge tear not mentioned, Very Fine and rare red Centennial entire used from the Expo; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Bomar No. P76-01 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
According to the latest edition of Bomar, there are only 13 recorded 3¢ red Centennial entire used from the exposition (including one front). The example offered here is unusual with the illustrated advertising.
Lot 402Centennial, Phila'da Pa. Sep 7, 3PM, clear strike of cds duplexed with grid cancel on 3¢ green (158) on gray cover with illustrated "Bank Officers' and Bankers' Building" corner card to Brooklyn N.Y., Very Fine and scarce ad cover.
Bomar No. P76-02 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 403Centennial, Phila'da. Pa., Nov 6, 2PM, clear strike of cds with matching cork cancel on 3¢ green (U219) entire to Haverhill Mass. with Remington Centennial typewriter address, purple "Type Writer, J.W. Bain, Agt, Philadelphia" oval backstamp, also includes purple part-printed Centennial enclosure with typed greeting and closing not original to this entire; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Bomar No. P76-02 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 4041876 Centennial Exposition, balance of collection comprising 8 covers used at expo plus 3 view cards and two tickets, noted includes P76-01 duplex ties #158 on American Tubular Iron and Steel Assoc. illustrated ad cover; P76-01 duplex ties #147 on purple United States Centennial Commission corner card cover; P76-01 on U219 with Remington typewriter address, P76-02 choice strike on #158 cover, P76-02 Sep. 2nd cds on U219 and same but fake strike in magenta on 3¢ Banknote (2016 PFC as genuine), and P76-02 on #178 pair on double-rate local cover, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F. and interesting collection.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4051899 Philadelphia National Export Expo, all private mailing card showing Philadelphia scenes, bearing 5¢ dark blue (281) tied by "Philadelphia, Sta C, Oct 30 '99" duplex to Germany, Schonungen (11.8) arrival cds; light creasing, Very Fine and scarce card.
Estimate $200 - 300.