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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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State Usages & Valentines

Lots 4034-4043

Lot 4034    

(State Postal History) California Town Coulthard Cachets, 1930-40's, hundreds in virtually full banker box, most with smaller town cancels from around the state, few with "add-on's", few postal cards, some with First Day / Last Day cancels, some signed by Postmaster for the town, some other 1930's-40's FD's, or Patriotic covers, clean group, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 4035    

(State Postal History) Denver Postal History Collection, 1860-1900s, an important collection balance approximately 125 covers and cards, numerous highlights including various "Denver City" datestamps including 1860 and 1861 "tombstone" postmarks, 1861 "Denver City Kas" double-circle postmark, 1865 "Denver City, Col Advertised" datestamp, 1867 cover to Ireland with pair of 24c, several strikes of negative "M" in square (Cole Lm-63) including one to Great Britain, fancy "US" in circle on postal card (Cole US-83), 1880 registered cover to New York with 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate, 1894 "Forw'd From" and "General Delivery" handstamps, and 1895 magenta "Registry Div." sawtooth oval, mixed condition but most strikes fine or better, a wonderful way to kickstart a Denver collection as a wide variety of different markings are represented here.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 4036    

(State Postal History) Illinois 19th Century Postal History Collection, approximately 45 covers/cards plus 8 registry return receipts, begins with legislative/departmental corner cards, followed by various advertised markings, two postage due stamped inbound foreign mail uses, forwarded mail, registered, "Unclaimed", manuscript postmarks on stampless and stamped mail including 1846 "Summit", 1838 "Libertyville - Illinois", 1877 "Urbana Ills" on postal card; 1880 "Plato Centre Ills" on postal card, etc.; mixed condition so viewing recommended but many covers of interest to be found, ideal for the Illinois state collector.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 4037    

(State Postal History) New Mexico Territory & Early Statehood Cover Balance, approximately 700 covers & cards in box; includes a number of postmark EKU's, along with better NM Territory items including Gallup (1883), Largo (1885/86), Albert (1899), San Ignacio (1886), Glorieta (1879), Cedarvale (1909), Tres Piedras (1889), Cubero (1888), range of 20th century material organized by town/county; dozens of $25-$100+ retail items.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 4038    

(State Postal History) Stampless Covers, group of 95 stampless in binder including fancy "Hanover, N.H." dotted-rim ovals in red and blue on two letters; "Palmyra, New York" red oval; "Charlestown Mass." blue dotted fancy oval; rimless Florence Pa., Portcarbon Pa. "Paid 3", red "Sparta Geo." double-oval, fancy blue "Buffalo N.Y." fancy oval, red Windsor Vt. large "V" rating handstamp, Westerly R.I. red cds; Baltimore blue oval "5" and "10" ratings, 1847 New York to Newport R.I. endorsed "Steam Boat Mail", few nice "Paid 3" rating handstamps; etc., condition ranges but many very fine strikes.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 4039    

(State Postal History) Stampless Townmark Cover Collection, over 125 covers written-up on pages in three large binders; wide range of early townmarks of various states, with better including 1836 Abingdon, Ms. straight line, 1812 Berwick, Me. straight line, ca. 1800 Boston straight line and Franklin mark on cover to Theodore Sedgwick (delegate to the Continental Congress) and other early Boston marks, 1852 Burkeville Texas cds, 1809 Charlton Mass manuscript (EKU), 1828 Chelmsford Mass. straight line, 1809 Chillicothe O. manuscript, 1807 Cincinnati manuscript, 1822 Cooperstown N.Y. semi-circle postmark, 1831 Dighton Mass. straight line (EKU), 1830 fancy red octagon of Exeter, N.H., 1829 bold Oxford, Ms. straight line on forwarded cover, scarce 1825 Lewiston N.Y. dotted oval date stamp, bold 1827 Ludow, mass. straight line, 1843 Milltown, Me. arched date stamp, 1842 Mt. Vernon, O. straight line, 1846 Oxford-Village N.H. red arched date stamp, 1847 Paper Mill Village N.H. cds and large "5" rate in green, 1839 Palmer Ms. red fancy box date stamp, 1827 Saco Me. fancy box date stamp, 1826 Shawneetown, Ill. oval in brown, and many, many more; inspection highly recommended.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 4040    

(State Postal History) Texas Covers, many hundreds of Texas covers, including stampless, 19th century with letters, unusual usages, foreign destinations, many small town DPOs (Discontinued post offices), many short-lived, WW2 covers, including patriotics, Texas military base and station markings, Cuero Turkey Trot flag cancel, advertising, small town Doane markings, and more. Includes several with Texas autographs such as John Connally, Leon Jaworski, Gov. "Ma" Ferguson, Gov. Dan Moody, Gov. Ross Sterling, John Nance Garner (FDR's VP), Jesse H. Jones (FDR's Secy of Commerce), etc., also includes large Manila envelope holding 27 different. covers and cards dealing with "Chasing Pancho Villa" when Gen. Pershing led US troops after Villa during the border war affair before WW1; please inspect.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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Current Opening Bid: $300

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Lot 4041    

Valentine Collection, 1850s-1900s, collection of 100s valentines only, many early designs like pre-Civil War hand-colored woodcuts, handrawn designs, fabric designs including embroidered, multicolor, mechanical, etc., some makers noted: Mullord Bros.; Dobbs, Kidd & Co.; J.T. Wood & Co.; Meek signed Agnes 1860; Joseph Mansell - lace paper maker; John Windsor; etc, a beautiful collection with all-different designs.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 4042    

(Valentines) 1860s-1900s Penny Dreadful Comics and Valentines, collection of 120 with mostly being 19th century 9.5"x7" original dreadfuls, most created by American Cartoonist Charles Howard who worked for publisher John McLaughlin (a stylized "H" is visible somewhere, sometimes in the design), later copies of dreadfuls present were used as valentines and have hearts added to them, some better designs include "Brains Wanted", "Cheap, A Shopwarn Valentine", "A Boozy Valentine", etc.; good overall condition, scarce group of mostly earlier dreadful designs.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 4043    

Valentines Used Through the Mails, collection of over 60 covers with many having enclosed valentines mostly from the 1870s-80s bearing Bank Note issue frankings, also includes a few early 1860s uses and a couple stampless ornate bronze envelopes, some embossed envelopes only uses bearing #63, 65 and 73 frankings, beautiful multicolor valentine designs throughout collection.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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