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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Spanish-American War

Lots 1179-1185

Lot 1179    

Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War, label on cover bearing 5¢ chocolate (270), nat. s.e., tied by purple "New York. U.S.A., 4-20, 1898" double-oval with preprinted address to Manzanillo, Cuba, purple "Forwarded by Morewood & Co., New York" oval flap seal and endorsed "per S.S. "Seneca" via Havana" at top left, purple "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper" return-to-sender pointing-hand handstamp; small edge fault, F.-V.F. and scarce Spanish American war use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1180    

Return to Sender, Dispatch to Spain or, Colonies Prohibited, on Account of War., N.Y.P.O., purple five line handstamp on 1887, 5¢ Grant entire to Madrid, Spain, canceled by "Portland, Ore., May 23, 1898" flag machine postmark, reverse with New York transit postmarks, Very Fine.
Scott No. U330    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 1181    

Return to Sender, Dispatch to Spain or, Colonies Prohibited, on Account of War., N.Y.P.O., purple five line handstamp on 1887, 5¢ Grant entire to Havana, Cuba, canceled by "Portland, Ore., May 23, 1898" flag machine postmark, reverse with New York transit postmarks, Very Fine.
Scott No. U330    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $130

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Lot 1182    

Return to Sender, Dispatch to Spain or Colonies Prohibited on Account of War. N.Y.P.O., purple five-line handstamp on unsealed cover bearing 1¢ blue (264) tied by "Stapleton, N.Y. May 24 '98" duplex on unsealed cover to Malaga, Spain at the 1¢ printed matter rate, endorsed "Printed Matter" at bottom left, New York (5.24) machine transit backstamp causes small nick at right edge, Very Fine and rare printed matter use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $130

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Lot 1183    

Registered, Military Station No. 1, Santiago de Cuba, Nov 25, 1898, clear strike of violet straight line date stamp on U.S. 1887, 2¢ green entire (U311) to New York, uprated with 1895-98, 1¢ green + 2¢ carmine (s.e.) + 5¢ blue (279+267+281), all tied by "Mil Sta, Cuba, No. 1, NY" oval handstamps, receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1184    

U.S.S. Princeton, Sailor's Letter, Harry Knox, Commander Commanding., purple handstamp imprint on cover to Greenville, O., franked with Hong Kong 1891, 20¢ on 30¢ gray green (Scott 52) tied by "Hong Kong, Sp 29, 99" cds, reverse with November 6th receiving backstamp; cover missing backflap and machine gripper marks on front across stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an excellent and rare U.S.S. Princeton usage.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

The U.S.S. "Princeton" sailed for the Pacific in early 1899, joining the Asiatic Fleet on 16 April at Cavite, Philippines. At the time of the Boxer Rebellion, the Princeton cruised in Chinese waters from June 26th to November 29th between Hong Kong and Woosung.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1185    

U.S.S. Oregon, Official Business, purple handstamp penalty imprint on legal size cover to the Naval Station at Portsmouth, N.H., franked with Hong Kong 1891, 10¢ violet on red (Scott 44) tied by "Hong Kong, Ju 29, 00" cds, with blue crayon "10" rate above stamp, reverse with Boston, Mass. transit and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a rare Naval penalty cover usage sent during the Boxer Rebellion.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Because of the Boxer Rebellion, the U.S.S. "Oregon" left Hong Kong June 23rd for Taku sailing through the straits of Pechili and grounded on a uncharted rock.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lots 1179-1185

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