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Advertising & Illustrated - Government to Merchant

Lots 624-633 Lots 634-643 Lots 644-653

Lot 624    

(Government) Adj't-General's Office, State of Maine, illustrated all-over shaded ad cover to Kenduskeag Me. bearing 1¢ blue (63) tied by circular grid, matching "Augusta Me, Nov 3" cds, prepaid at the 1¢ unsealed circular rate; perf flaw, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 625    

1857, 3¢ dull red, type III, pink allover illustrated design showing Coat of Arms Allegories, on cover to the Haytian Consul in New York, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by large "Paid" in grid handstamps, red "Boston, Mass., Nov 5" cds alongside; stamp with large piece out at top left, F.-V.F., a rare patriotic design; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 626    

(Guns) Merrill, Thomas & Co., Agents for Colt Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., all-over illustrated pink ad showing Merrill's Patent Breech Loading Rifle bearing 3¢ dull red (26), s.e. at bottom, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug 31" cds to Loren Ballou in Hartford, Conn., Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL EARLY GUN ADVERTISING COVER FOR MERRILL'S PATENT BREECH LOADING RIFLE.

In December 1861, the Secretary of War ordered 5,000 of the Merrill breech loading carbine rifles pictured on this advertising cover. Loren Ballou was chief engineer for Colt Fire Arms plants in Hartford.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 627    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Bullard Repeating Arms Company, red design on 1889 cover showing Rifle & Buck Deer, franked with 2¢ Bank Note tied by 1889 Springfield, Mass. duplex to Worcester Mass., Very Fine, a lovely design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 628    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) DuPont Powders, multicolored illustrated design showing "Monora, Champion 1910" bearing 1¢ Franklin + ½¢ Hale, two singles tied by "Council Grove, Kans., Sep 4, 1925" duplex postmarks, printed chart on reverse for Game and type of Powder to be used, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 629    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Harvey A. Stevens, Manufacturer of Decoy Ducks, illustrated advertising corner card showing hunters firing on flying duck with decoys below, on cover bearing 2¢ red brown (210) tied by "Weedsport, N.Y., Sep 30" duplex to Providence, R.I., Oct. 1st 1885 receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 630    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Hazard Powder, multicolored illustrated design showing Quacking Mallard, franked with 2¢ Trans-Miss with vignette removed and replaced by 1¢ Trans-Miss vignette, tied by 1898 Bellevue, Iowa duplex postmark; small cover nick at right, Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 631    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Hunter Arms Co., multicolored design on unsealed 1905 cover showing Retriever with Bird, 1¢ Third-Class Matter permit imprint, reverse with ad text and loading shotgun illustration, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 632    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Marlin Firearms Co., tricolor illustrated design on 1915 cover showing Girl with Rifle "When you want a Real Gun get a Marlin", franked with 2¢ Washington tied by New Haven, Conn. machine postmark, Very Fine and choice, a rare design.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 633    

(Map) Klondike, two 1898 covers showing advertising for Outfitting for the Klondike on reverse, one shows map of the Klondike, some wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $50

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