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Postal History by Subject

Lots 1969-1978 Lots 1979-1988 Lots 1989-1998 Lots 1999-2008 Lots 2009-2018 Lots 2019-2028 Lot 2029

Lot 2009    

Postal History Balance, 1840s-1900s, better balance of over 220 covers including #1 on cover to Canada (bleached), #2 on cover;; #17 pair on cover front; 1893 Winchester Repeating Rifles illust. ad cover; #78 YFM grid cancel to England; #71 NYFM double cross-roads to France; #68 to Canada; #69 on domestic cover; #14 Providence R.I. to San Francisco; #33 Buffalo N.Y. to Nevada City Cal.; few registered, advertising, fancy cancels like Chicopee inter-twinned star cancel, stampless, etc.; mixed condition, F.-V.F., viewing should prove rewarding.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $3,500

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Lot 2010    

Presidential and Related Mail, 1913-1960s, group of 18 items including 1939 Grace Coolidge free frank on New England Tel. reply envelope; 1935 Glen Cover and 1940 Oyster Bay covers with Edith Roosevelt free frank use; White House corner card uses, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 2011    

Prexie Issue Covers, almost 100 cover mostly in sleeves; nice range of issues and usages including better FDC cachets, $1 plate block FDC, high values on bank tags, airmail registered special delivery, usage to Singapore, 10¢ coil strip on insured mail cover, etc.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2012    

Prexie Issue Covers, of 6 1938 Presidential series covers; includes cover with 22¢ and 24¢ values (Registered, Return Receipt), 2¢ and 11¢ (Special Delivery), 50¢ single franking (Registered, Return Receipt), 15¢ Bisect usage (Military "No Other Postage Available"), etc.; a great lot of this popular series.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 2013    

Printed Matter and Circular Mail, 1840s-1860s, group of 42 stampless covers including 1855 "Philadelphia, 2" circular handstamp on printed prices current, "New-York, Paid 2 Cts, Aug 25" red integral-rate cds on printed newspaper circular, 1846 "New-York, 2 Cts, Nov 1" cds on cotton price circular, 1848 Mobile Ala. "Paid 3" in circle rating handstamp on printed prices current, 1849 "Manchester N.H., Mar 27" red cds with "2" rating handstamp, "Philadelphia, 1 Paid, Jun 6" cds on cover to Lewisburg N.Y., 1854 Richmond Va. blue cds and "Paid 1" rating handstamp on printed circular, and 1856 Havana to New York with "New York, 2" circular handstamp and "Printed Circular" h.s., etc.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $300

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Lot 2014    

Railroad Stampless Mail, group of 52 covers including Railroad Post Office markings, railroad related content, circulars and advertising; noted includes "Philada. Railroad" red straightline with "M. Hampton, MC" free frank to New York, "Boston & Alby. R.R." red cds to Gill Mass., "Phil. & Baltimore R.R." cds on free frank use to Bath Me., "Baltimore Rail Rd." red cds on cover to Washington D.C., "Little Miami R.R." red cds to Columbus Oh., 1846 "NY" crude Philadelphia R.R. marking to Philadelphia, "Baltimore R.R." red straightline on 1850 cover to New York,"Balt. & Ohio Rail Rd." blue cds to Hamilton Va., "R R" manuscript marking and "25" rating from Baltimore 1845 to Boston, Pennsylvania Railroad flap seal on 1856 cover, "Grand Trunk Railway" corner card cover from Prescott Ont. to Sciota N.Y., Concord N.H. red cds and "Paid 3" markings on 1849 printed railroad notice to Gilford N.H., New Haven red cds and "2" rating on 1847 printed New York and New Haven R.R. Co. printed notice, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 2015    

Railway Post Office (RPO) Cancels, cancels on card or covers, several thousand, running from the late 1870's up until the general end of the RPO system in the 1960's, don't know if there are any great rarities here, but a quick glance reveals quite a few small town to small town usages, some emphasis on the southeast, but generally a good cross-section of the nation's railroad routes. Some mixed condition, but mostly fine to very fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $500

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Lot 2016    

Registered Mail, 1870s-1900s, group of 20 registered covers including 5¢ and 8¢ Columbian #234, 236 to Belgium with NY exchange label; 8¢, 10¢ Trans-Miss. #289, 290 to Germany with NY exchange label; 1928 New Haven Ct. bulldog fancy cancel; 1915 and 1918 uses to Russia returned due to enemy occupation, one with label; etc, some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $230

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Lot 2017    

Small Banknote to First Bureau Issue Cover Balance, 1890-97, approximately 150 sleeved covers, mostly 2¢ usages from an array of towns, including many corner card covers, fancy cancels, patriotic, etc.; better includes higher franking registered including a nice section of Columbian issues, some good destinations, multicolored ad covers including gun and Exposition, etc.; condition mixed, worth review.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $800

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Lot 2018    

Special Delivery Postal History, 1894-1900s, group of 15 covers and cards including E3 & #230 (2) Chicago & Duluth RPO use to Rockford; E5 on UX12 from Washington D.C. to local address; E15 and C19 on airmail cover to Canada; E14 on UX38; E15 and 1¢ on post card; E8 and 1¢ Wash. on post card; E11 and Canada 3c Admiral from Toronto to Buffalo; etc., F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $280

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