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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Special Delivery to Parcel Post Issues

Lots 941-950 Lots 951-955

Lot 941    

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, cancelled by target cancel, matching strike on 1¢ blue (219), rounded corner, light "Irene, S.C., May 1, 1895" cds on buff cover with preprinted address to Hobb's Medicine Co. at Chicago Ill., purple "Collection '1' Cents." straightline handstamp with manuscript number, reverse with "Received, May 18 1895, Chicago, Ill" three-line arrival backstamp, 1¢ bright claret (J22) affixed cancelled by manuscript "X", additional purple "Rated," handstamp just ties E3, Very Fine and scarce E3 postage due use.
Scott No. E3    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 942    

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine, used with 10¢ pale red brown (307) tied by two strikes of "Chicago Ill., 161" oval cancel on post card used as package address card for merchandise to Portland Ore., magenta "Received in bad condition at Portland, Oregon." two-line handstamp, purple "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp, pencil "mdse" notation for merchandise, Very Fine and rare fourth-class use.
Scott No. E6    Estimate $400 - 600.

The 10¢ postage paid the fourth-class rate for merchandise up to 10 ounces. Prior to 1928, there were no special delivery weight limitations.

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Lot 943    

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, in combination with 1909, 2¢ Lincoln tied by "Joplin, Mo., Feb 18, 1909" machine postmark on cover to Webster Groves, Very Fine.
Scott No. E7+367    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 944    

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine, used with Sudan 2m, 3m, 5m, all tied by three strikes of "Khartoum, 23 Apr 20" cds's on cover to Madison Wis., Very Fine and attractive use, the only recorded Special Delivery use from Sudan.
Scott No. E11    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 945    

(1549A Label) Charleston, S.C., Registered, Jan 5, 1910, purple cds on experimental 1549A label affixed on cover bearing 10¢ yellow tied by "Charleston S.C." double-oval on cover to local city address, reverse with additional purple "Charleston, S.C., Registered, Jan 5, 1910" cds; small opening tear at left and some light offset, Very Fine, Census CHR-001, The only recorded example of the 1549A Experimental Label used from Charleston.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 946    

1549a Experimental Registry Label Balance, small group of 5 covers comprising Berkeley Cal. (7 known); Denver Col. (6 known); and three from Boston Mass. with various frankings; some small faults, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 947    

Philadelphia "R" Registered, two sizes of blue "R" handstamps on four stampless covers comprising 1846 New Haven Ct. with fancy red "Paid" handstamp, 1849 Nashville Tenn. with fancy "10" rate handstamp, red Boston Mass. with "Paid 20" and small blue "R", and final gem use from New York N.Y., fresh and Very Fine group.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 948    

Postage Due, 1884, 2¢ red brown, two horizontal strips of five with New York string of pearls precancels, on reverse of cover to New York N.Y. with "T" taxe handstamp and "New York, Jun 13, 87" duplex "Due 20 Cents" handstamp, Very Fine and spectacular postage due cover.
Scott No. J16    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 949    

Postage Due, 1895, 30¢ deep claret, tied by "San Francisco Cal., Mar 17, 1897" cds on incoming cover bearing Nicaragua 5c pink, 10c blue tied by "Managua, Feb 13, 1897" duplex with preprinted address to San Francisco, purple Corinto (2.14) transit cds and San Francisco F.D. (3.17) arrival cds, "U.S. Charge to Collect/30 Cents" handstamp, Chinese directional writing and handstamp at left; reduced at left, Very Fine and rare high-value postage due cover.
Scott No. J36    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE USE OF THE 30¢ DEEP CLARET 1895 POSTAGE DUE STAMP ON COVER.

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Lot 950    

Postage Due, 1925, ½¢ dull red, cancelled by purple cancel on cover bearing 1¢ deep green (552, 552 var.) diagonal bisect and single, tied by "Hackensack N.J., May 4 1925" machine cancel to local address, purple "Postage due '½' cents" straightline handstamp, Fine.
Scott No. J68    Estimate $300 - 400.

The ½¢ postage due was issued for handling the new 1½¢ third-class mail rate that was effective Apr. 15, 1925. This cover is dated just over two weeks after the first day covers.

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