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United States Cover Collections

Lots 4001-4010 Lots 4011-4020 Lots 4021-4025

Lot 4001    

Advertising & Illustrated Cover Balance, of 15 covers written-up on pages; ads including 1850's "Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, Dayton" (Ohio) came corner card, couple Phrenology illustrated Human Head design, 1907 multicolored Flexible Flyer illustrated ad, etc., section of illustrated propaganda covers include National Temperance Relief Union, "Nation Shall Not Lift Up Sword Against Nation" use from Shakers Village, N.H., 1850's Temperance Maine Liquor Law design stampless use, also a scarce 1848 Western Hotel, New York red oval handstamp.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 4002    

Advertising and Expo Covers - 1890s Bureau Issue, group of 30 covers and cards including multicolor 1901 Pan-Am Expo covers (2), 1900 Philadelphia National Export Expo (2), 1903 St. Louis Worlds Fair ad; 1897 Los Angeles La Fiesta de Les Angels cover; 1898 Fort Wayne Ind. Carnival and Street Fair, 1896 Grand Rapids Carnival of Fun all-over designs; couple private mailing cards, 1897 Lynn Mass. Merchants Carnival all-over design; a nice lot with many attractive designs.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 4003    

(Advertising) Building Illustrated & Advertising Cover Balance, of over 180 covers in three cover stockbooks; includes a book of New York Hotel covers including early cameos, Evert's Hotel with two different colored allover designs, etc., Medical Buildings with many elaborate designs, and Washington D.C. Buildings including early allover shaded ad; nice group.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 4004    

Advertising Covers, attractive group of 34 covers with better illustrated and multicolor designs, includes Peoples College cameos (2), Seneca Lake Steam Navigation Co., White House Brand Tea and Coffee, Purity Vinegar Works, "Flor de Franklin" C.M. & R. Tompkins Grocers, Highland Nurseries, Capitol Park Hotel with #536 pair, Remington UMC .22 Repeater gun cover, Wm. Trapp & Co. Keg Mfg. red keg corner card #11 cover; etc., nice group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 4005    

Advertising Covers by Topic Collection, 1850s-1900s, approximately 600 covers arranged by topic, including (but not limited to): agriculture, animals, automobiles, beer, bicycles, boats, cattle, chickens, Christmas, coffee, food, horses, maps, music, oil, printing, railroads, and shoes, ranging from about the 1850s (with some cameos) but most heavily focused on the late 19th century and very little past about 1940, some with original enclosures, mixed condition but expect many fine or better covers, the result of decades of collecting.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,400

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Lot 4006    

(Advertising) Illustrated & Advertising Cover Balance, group of 37 covers; many building illustrated covers including 1860's patent lettersheet cover from N.Y., many early 1850's including cameos with Metropolitan Hotel (N.Y.) shield design in red and green, 1880's illustrated two-wheel carriage design, 2¢ Blackjack on blue dual building design, etc.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 4007    

(Advertising) New York Buildings Advertising Covers, a wonderful array of over 300 19th century covers arranged in six cover stockbooks, virtually all different designs from the 1850's to the 1890's, mostly black illustrations with a nice array of colored design including bronze, many allover shaded ads including the the New York Herald in blue and green (similar but different designs), some matching designs in different color printing and cover color, nice New York Herald to Germany franked with 4¢ + 1¢ Trans-Miss issues, early 1850's cameo designs, dual illustration design, few better items-color illustrations, Boyd's stampless local usage, #63+65 stamp use, etc.; a nice basis for continuation.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 4008    

(Advertising) School Illustrated & Advertising Covers, group of 90 covers in two cover stockbooks; includes a run of seven Eastman's Business College covers (three similar designs from 1850-80's including multicolored), two similar 1850's Cortland Academy covers (Homer, N.Y.) and many other early colleges & institutes, various allover designs, some non-illustrated ads including cameo; with condition a bit above the norm.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 4009    

(Advertising) Victorian Patent Medicine Trading Cards, collection of about 180 multicolor cards including Humphreys' Witch Hazel Oil, Ayer's Pills, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Dr. Kilmer's U&O Meadow Plant Ointment, Parker's Ginger Tonic, Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient, Brown's Iron bitters, Hunt's Remedy, N.E. Quaker Bitters, Hood's Sarsaparilla, etc. a wonderful group of this popular area, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $550

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Lot 4010    

Circular Rate Mail Collection, 1845-57, collection of 32 covers each neatly written up, demonstrating the various rates of the period, a variety of manuscript and handstamped markings, generally Very Fine and clean assortment, owner's retail value $3,000+, ideal for further study and research.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lots 4001-4010 Lots 4011-4020 Lots 4021-4025

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