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Advertising/Illustrated Covers

Lots 795-804 Lot 805

Lot 795    

(Cameo) Degraff & Kendrick, Engine Boiler & Machine Builders, Detroit, Michigan, illustrated embossed cameo corner card design showing Steam Engine in blue on orange buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to slightly in, tied by neat "Detroit, Mich. Sep 10" cds to New York City, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $350

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Lot 796    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) DuPont Blasting, multicolored illustrated design showing Miner with Lamp on cover bearing 2¢ carmine (319) tied by "Birmingham, Ala., Mar 6 '06" machine cancel to Coltewah, Tenn., with lovely multicolored design on reverse showing Moose, Duck, Quail & Goose; scuff affects moose on reverse and tiny opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine and rare powder design.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR DUPONT POWDER DESIGNS.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 797    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Dupont Shoot Powders, two multicolored illustrated designs; one showing Quail on Rock and other showing Bevy of Quails, both domestic usages; former missing small portion of backflap, latter slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

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Lot 798    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) DuPont Smokeless, multicolor illustrated design on 1906 cover showing Cowboy with Rifle on Galloping Horse bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by "Trenton, N.J., Nov 17, 1905" machine cancel to Chicopee Falls, Mass., reverse also showing multicolor Moose, Duck, Quail & Grouse, Nov. 18th arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS SPECTACULAR DUPONT SMOKELESS GUN POWDER DESIGN.

Realized: $2,400

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Lot 799    

(Guns, Shells & Powder) Winchester, four different multicolored ad covers; designs include Hunter with Shotgun & Dog, Hunter on Snowshoes Facing Wolf Pack, Bearded Hunter and Hunter with Shotgun on Shoulder, all 2¢ domestic usages; no side reduction but some with light corner wear, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 800    

(Hand-Illustrated) Cover Front Scrap Book, 1916-19, group of 14 used 1916-19 stamped cover fronts posted mostly from Brooklyn N.Y. pasted into scrapbook with fancy addresses and featuring playful sketches and Mc Cready characters incorporated into Reeves' lettering, some multicolor, also includes some unused envelopes and original artwork, along with photos and paper clippings, put together by wife of Artist A. Houghton Reeves addressed to her in Oyster Bay, N.Y. while her husband worked in Brooklyn N.Y., some interesting scenes like stereotypical depiction of an African American subject galloping on a donkey; man running away from a snake (possibly the artist); rabbits dancing under the sunshine while a man watches through a spyglass, etc., Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 801    

(Hardware) Conrad & Walton Importers and Dealers in Hardware, Cutlery, Philadelphia Pa., blue saw blade embossed cameo corner card on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) straddle line s.e. single, pos. 40L15, perfs trimmed at top, tied by grid cancel, matching "Philadelphia Pa., Jun 26" cds to Chester County, Pa., a Very Fine cameo, ex-Celler.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $260

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Lot 802    

(Medical) Seabury & Johnson, New York, multicolored allover illustrated floral design showing Factory View, Seal and Child Holding Crown, reverse with illustrated ad showing two seals, on cover franked with 2¢ carmine tied by "New York, Mar 30, 95" duplex cancel; stamp with some minor perf flaws and small tear in side backflap, Very Fine, one of the most desirable Seabury & Johnson advertising designs.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $230

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Lot 803    

(Propaganda) Cheap Inland and Ocean Postage, illustrated Barnabas Bates Postage Reform Propaganda cover showing Steamship, Eagle with Shield & Steam Engine, manuscript "Flushing, Mich., July 9th" postmark with "Paid 3" rating crossed out and updated to unpaid "5" cents to Sherfall N.Y., ornate imprint of "D. Felt & Hosford, Stationers" on reverse; faulty and flaps mostly separated, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

In the 1850s, Bates adopted the Elihu Blurritt practice of using illustrated envelopes to further his reform proposals for America. Paradoxically, this cover was sent to a member of House of Representatives under the Congressman's franking privilege to receive his mail free of postage.

Realized: $260

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Lot 804    

(Propaganda) Nation Shall Not Lift Up Sword Against Nation, Neither Shall They Learn War Any More, allover illustrated Valentine design with flags altered (American version), on cover franked with manuscript canceled 1851, 3¢ dull red, matching manuscript "Ogunguit, Me., Jan 31" postmark at top left, addressed to "Larince" (Lawrence) Mass., Very Fine, an attractive example of this Valentine peace design.
Scott Nos. 11    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Soon after the British design appeared in the U.S., a new design was being sold in America. Here, the British flag was transferred to the right of the standing figure and an American flag was substituted for the original British one to the left of the figure.

Realized: $625

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