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1938 Presidential Issue - 1¢ to 12¢ Issues

Lots 1370-1379 Lots 1380-1389 Lots 1390-1396

Lot 1370    

1938, 1¢ Presidential, tied by "Minneapolis, Min." wavy cancel as remailing postage on circa 1942 wrapper from India bearing India 9p green tied by "Lucknow, Dec 14" cds to Minneapolis and remailed to Cleveland Oh., Indian "Passed, DHC/51" framed censor handstamp, Very Fine, 1¢ per 2 oz transient second class mail rate.
Scott No. 804    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1371    

1938, 1½¢ Presidential, tied barred oval duplexed with "McGehee, Ark. Relocation Br., Dec 11, 1942" cds on cover from Japanese Internee to another Japanese Internee at Heart Mt. Relocation, Wyoming; some edge wear at top, Very Fine and scarce Internment Camp use.
Scott No. 805    Estimate $150 - 200.

Cover was prepaid 1½¢ for third class rate applied to unsealed greet cards in effect April 15, 1925 to Dec. 31, 1948.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1372    

1938, 2¢ Presidential, tied by "Suquamish, Wash., Mar 1, 1955" cds to local cover, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 806    $125.

The local letter rate at a non-carrier post office was raised from 1¢ to 2¢ on January 1, 1952 lasting only until August 1, 1958 when eliminated.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1373    

1938, 2¢ Presidential, complete booklet pane of 6 with tab, tied by "Detroit Mich, Nov 15, 1954" duplexes on double-weight airmail cover to Forest Hills, Long Island, New York; slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 806b; $300    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1374    

1938, 3¢ Presidential, used with 2¢ Prexie (806) and 10¢ Transport (C27), all tied by "Crystal City, Texas, Dec 6, 1945" machine cancel on "Internee of War" blue-green envelope from the Crystal City, Texas Internment Camp to Lima, Peru, ms. "(J)" denoting contents written in Japanese, F.-V.F. and rare Internee mail from Crystal City to Peru.
Scott No. 807    Estimate $300 - 400.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 15¢ AIRMAIL RATE TO PERU.

The 15¢ per ½ ounce airmail rate to Peru was in effect April 1, 1945 to October 31, 1946.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1375    

1938, 3¢ Presidential, tied by "Tucson Ariz., Oct 30, 1945" wavy machine cancel to Undercover P.O. Box 1663, Santa Fe, N.M. "U.S. Army Examiner" censor tape at right and "Paid by Examiner, Base 2296 Army" circular censor handstamp, Very Fine and scarce use to undercover Manhattan Project address.
Scott No. 807    Estimate $200 - 300.

"P.O. Box 1663" in Santa Fe N.M. was assigned to a scientist assigned to the Manhattan Project, which was located in Los Alamos N.m. and developed the atomic bomb. This was censored by U.S. Army censors.

Reverse.

Realized: $700

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Lot 1376    

1938, 3¢ Presidential, tied by dumb oval, purple "Washington D.C., Reg. Sec., Sep 9, 1942" cds backstamps on registered legal-size Federal Trade Commission, Washington D.C. penalty imprint cover to Logan, Iowa, Sep. 12th arrival backstamp, imprint covers postage and registry fee, 3¢ return receipt fee paid by Prexie, Very Fine and choice example of the rare solo use.
Scott No. 807    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1377    

1938, 3¢ Presidential, booklet pairs and single, used with 1¢ defense (899), tied by barred oval duplexed with "Santa Fe, N.Mex., Aug 6, 1943" cds on gray cover with "P.O. Box 1534, Santa Fe, N. Mexico" return address to Detroit Mich.; minor stamp flaws, Very Fine undercover address use.
Scott No. 807a    Estimate $150 - 200.

The "P.O. Box 1534" was an undercover address assigned to medical staff and non-technical personnel working on the atomic bomb project. All outgoing mail was submitted unsealed for censorship, but bore no censor markings. This cover was prepaid 16¢ for the 6¢ airmail rate plus 10¢ Special Delivery fee.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 1378    

1938, 3¢ Presidential, s.e. at left, tied by "McGehee, Ark., Relocation Br., Mar 18, 1943" duplex on cover with "Mr. Sam Sakai, Blk. 9-5-E, Rohwer R.B., McGehee, Ark." corner card to Denver, Col., purple Denver Post Mar. 22nd receiver, Very Fine and scarce use from a Japanese Internment camp.
Scott No. 807a    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1379    

1938, 4¢ Presidential, tied by "Baltimore Md., Aug 27, 1956" on penalty permit return receipt rates as air mail post card to Guam; staple holes, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 808    Estimate $200 - 300.

Clarification by November 19, 1949 Postal Bulletin needed in order to allow such usage.

Realized: $250

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