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1938 Presidential Issue - 50¢ to $5 Issues & Collection Balance

Lots 1426-1435 Lots 1436-1445 Lots 1446-1453

Lot 1426    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, used with 10¢ Prexie (815) pair, tied by dumb ovals, purple "Honolulu, Hawaii, Registered, Dec 12, 1941" backstamps, cover held by censors, Hawaii censor tape at right tied by "Released by I.C.B. 3" handstamp, additional examiners censor tape at left, purple "Via Clipper", "Trans-Pacific &/Trans-Atlantic Route", "Registered" and "Return Receipt Requested" handstamps, reverse with San Francisco (1.3), New York (1.4) transits and London (1.23) arrival oval, Very Fine and rare registered use less than a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $400 - 600.

Cover was prepaid 70¢ for the 20¢ per ½ ounce airmail rate from Hawaii to the United States, 30¢ airmail rate to Scotland, plus 15¢ registry fee and 5¢ return receipt fee. Note the "Trans-Pacific &/Trans-Atlantic Route" handstamp explains that 50¢ combination rate. The 30¢ airmail rate was in effect from April 28, 1939 to October 31, 1946.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1427    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, used with 4¢ Prexie (808) and 6¢ Prexie (811), all tied by "La Grande, Oregon, Sep 22, 1943" machine cancel on cover to M.S. Gripsholm at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, censor tape at left, Very Fine and scarce use to the M.S. Gripsholm.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $150 - 200.

Cover prepaid at the 60¢ per ½ ounce Transatlantic airmail rate to South Africa. Letter addressed to a passenger on the MS "Gripsholm". From 1942 to 1946, the United States Department of State chartered Gripsholm as an exchange and repatriation ship, carrying Japanese and German nationals to exchange points where she then picked up US and Canadian citizens (and British married to Americans or Canadians) to bring home to the USA and Canada. In this service she sailed under the auspices of the International Red Cross, with a Swedish captain and crew. The ship made 12 round trips, carrying a total of 27,712 repatriates. Exchanges took place at neutral ports; at Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) in Mozambique or Mormugoa (now Goa) in Portuguese India with the Japanese, and Stockholm or Lisbon with the Germans. After the war, Gripsholm was used to deport inmates of US prisons to Italy and Greece.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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Lot 1428    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, vertical pair, used with two 10¢ Prexie (815) singles, all tied by strikes of "New York, Morgan Annex, Feb 24, 1944" duplex on large-size green Red Cross envelope from Prisoner of War Camp, Camp Swift, Texas to Geneva, Switzerland at four-times the 30¢ per ½ oz. airmail rate, "U.S. Censorship, Examined by 503" circular handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $150 - 200.

Although normal air mail service to Switzerland was suspended from November 1942 to June 1945, express messages from POW's addressed to International Red Cross were allowed to pass through. This outer envelope was send from Camp Swift, Texas, censored in New York by POW censors and entered the mail stream at the 30¢ per ½ oz. rate.

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Lot 1429    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, used with 1¢ Prexie (804), each tied by dump oval on airmail cover to Alexandria, Egypt at the 36¢ airmail rate plus 15¢ registry fee, purple "New York, N.Y. (Sta. W.) Registered, Dec 6, 1939" backstamps and matching "Registered" framed handstamp, Alexandria (12.16) arrival cds, purple Egyptian censor handstamp, Very Fine and scarce rate, ex-Suffet.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $150 - 200.

The 36¢ per ½ ounce airmail rate to Egypt was only effective May 23, 1939 to August 5, 1940.

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Lot 1430    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, used with 2¢ Prexie (806) and 20¢ Prexie (825), all tied by two strikes of "New York, N.Y., Sta. W, Mar 8, 1940" duplexes on airmail cover to Tel Aviv, Palestine at the 36¢ airmail rate, blue "Par Avion, By Air Mail" label, Very Fine and scarce rate.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $150 - 200.

The 36¢ per ½ ounce airmail rate to Palestine was only effective May 23, 1939 to August 5, 1940, when mail had to be rerouted via transpacific route and rare increased.

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Lot 1431    

1938, 50¢ Presidential, tied by "New York, N.Y, Church St. Annex, Jun 11, 1940" duplex on air mail cover to Bombay, India at the 50¢ airmail rate, Indian censor tape at left tied by "Passed by Censor" triangular backstamp, Bombay (6.18) arrival backstamp, typed endorsement "Airmail to and in India", Very Fine and scarce 50¢ solo for shortlived rate to India.
Scott No. 831    Estimate $150 - 200.

This cover was prepaid for the 50¢ per ½ oz. airmail letter rate via Atlantic FAM to Europe and on to, and within, India effective May 23, 1939 to June 13, 1940.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1432    

1938, $1 Presidential, tied by "New York. N.Y., Church St. Annex, Feb 23, 1944" duplex on legal-size cover to Curacao at four-times the 25¢ per ½ oz. airmail rate, Curacao (2.29) arrival backstamp, dual censored with U.S. and Curacao censor tapes, manila label affixed with "Shipping Documents" notation; reduced at left, Very Fine and scarce $1 solo rate to the Caribbean.
Scott No. 832    Estimate $300 - 400.

The 25¢ airmail rate to the Caribbean was in effect through March 1945, when rates were reduced to 15¢ per ½ ounce.

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Lot 1433    

1938, $1 Presidential, used with 10¢ Airmail (C7), tied by two strikes of "Baltimore Md. Nov 19, 1941" duplex on air mail cover to Cape Town, South Africa, blue "Par Avion/By Air Mail" label affixed, South Africa censor tape at left, Very Fine and choice use at the rare $1.10 airmail rate to South Africa, a wonderful rate rarity.
Scott No. 832    Estimate $300 - 400.

The $1.10 per ½ ounce air mail rate to South Africa was in effect only from July 18, 1941 to December 1, 1941.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1434    

1938, $1 Presidential, tied by "New Haven. Conn. Westville Sta. Jan 4, 1949" duplex on large size manila clasp envelope to Hunan, China, purple "Via Air Mail" straightlines; flap sealed with Christmas seal; $1 creased, otherwise Very Fine and scarce solo $1 use prepaying quadruple the 25¢ rate.
Scott No. 832; $300    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1435    

1938, $1 Presidential, seven on front and reverse, used with 2¢ Prexie (806), 5¢ Prexie (810) vertical strip of three, and 50¢ Prexie (831), seven, all tied on reverse by four-ring cancels, purple "New York, N.Y., May 22, 1951" origin cds on reverse to Saipan, Marshall Islands, purple "Guam, May 28, 1951" transit cds; some gum soaks and flaws, F.-V.F. and scarce parcel tag to the Marshall Islands.
Scott No. 832    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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