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Guam - Postal Markings

Lots 2135-2139

Lot 2135    

Guam, Agana, Island of Guam / Oct 11 1899, exceptional strike of blue two-line postmark ties U.S. 2¢ red (279B) on cover from soldier to Camden N.J., purple "Paquobot" straightline handstamp and "U.S. Charge to Collect, 6 Cents" handstamp, reverse with San Francisco (11.5) and Camden N.J.; reduced at left, Very Fine and scarce sailor's use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $425

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Lot 2136    

Guam, Agana, Island of Guam, Jan 22 1902, two strikes of cds ties 1899, 2¢ red, 5¢ blue and 10¢ brown (2, 5, 8) on Inspector of Ordnance imprint cover to Altoona Pa., reverse with San Francisco (2.24) and Altoona (3.2) machine backstamps; 10¢ slightly affected by corner placement, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 2, 5, 8    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2137    

Guam, San Luis D'Apra, Guam, Dec 9, 1899, type 1.6 straightline postmark with separate datestamp in blue ties Guam, 2¢ red (2) on cover from soldier back home to Camden N.J., reverse with partial "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila, Phil. Islds. Rec'd, Dec 16 '99" transit and Camden (1.26) arrival machine; corner fault bottom right, F.-V.F. and scarce sailor's use.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS GUAM STRAIGHT LINE POSTMARK.

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Lot 2138    

Guam, San Luis D'Apra, Guam, Dec 9, 1899, type 1.6 straightline postmark with separate datestamp in blue ties Guam, 1¢ green, 2¢ red and 5¢ blue (1, 2), along with matching blue "Bear Paw" cork cancels, reverse with "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Manila, Philippine, Received, Jan 6 1900" transit cds and Altoona (2.3) arrival machine; 1¢ corner fault, F.-V.F. and scarce early use, this is the earliest recorded usage of the "Bear Paw" cancel that was used for a short period between December 13, 1899 and February 24, 1900.
Scott No. 1, 2    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $625

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Lot 2139    

Guam, San Luis D'Apra, Guam, Feb 7 1900, type 1.6 straightline postmark with separate datestamp in dark blue ties U.S. 2¢ red (279B) along with partial strike of "Bear Claw" cancel on cover endorsed "Sailors Letter" to Camden N.Y., F.-V.F. and scarce sailor's use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

A late use the "Bear Paw" cancel, known used for a short period between December 13, 1899 and February 24, 1900.

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Lots 2135-2139

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