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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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Telegraph Covers

Lots 650-659

Lot 650    

(Telegraph) Bain's Chemical Telegraph, O'Rielly's New York State Line, Herkimer, N.Y., imprint with views including Franklin's kite experiment and Franklin portrait, on fresh cover to Richfield Springs, entering the mails with "Herkimer, N.Y., Jul 1" cds with matching "5" rate handstamp at top right, with original 1852 printed telegraph letterhead enclosure, Very Fine and rare (ASCC rarity 8), ex-Born; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 651    

(Telegraph) Bain's Electro-Chemical Telegraph, Merchant's Line, red imprint on cover addressed to Williamstown, Mass., entered the mails with bold blue "Troy, N.Y., 3 cts, Oct 25" cds and matching fancy "Paid" in scroll handstamp, pencil "1852" year docketing; some light edge toning, F.-V.F. and attractive, the illustrated example in ASCC (volume III, pg 92), ex-Born; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 652    

(Telegraph) Catskill Telegraph & Express Office., boxed imprint on cover to Jefferson, N.Y., entering the mails with bold blue rimless "Catskill, N.Y., Jan 27" cds and matching "5" rate handstamp, with original 1852 enclosure, Very Fine and rare (ASCC rarity 7) the illustrated example in ASCC (volume III, pg 92), ex-Born; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 653    

(Telegraph) Erie Railway Company's Telegraph, imprint on 1863 cover to Palmyra, N.Y., entering the mails franked with jumbo margin 1861, 3¢ rose tied by "Smithboro', N.Y. Sep 21" cds, with lengthy five page original enclosure on telegraph letterhead and a Erie Railway ticket to Waverly; some cover corner wear at top right, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 654    

(Telegraph) Hannibal Telegraphery, clear circular handstamp on cover addressed to Alton, Ills., entered the mails with "Hannibal, Mo., Feb 2" cds and manuscript "5" rating, with original enclosure datelined "Hannibal, Feby 1st, 48" with interesting content…Today we received a mail, and it was the first we have had for ten days, and for this one we are under no obligation to Cave Johnson or his agents (U.S. mail agent) as it was brought by a private express paid for by the citizens of this place, from Bowling Green, Very Fine, extremely rare with only two such example recorded, the illustrated example in ASCC (volume III, pg 120), ex-Hahn & Born.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $220

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Lot 655    

(Telegraph) Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg Penna., large blue cameo corner card imprint on cover to Gettysburg, Pa., entered the mails franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red, two singles canceled by blue grid handstamps, matching "Harrisburg, Pa., May 6" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 656    

(Telegraph) House's Printing Telegraph (New York), imprint with illustrated building view alongside, on locally addressed cover datelined "From Troy, June 26th, 1852", with original ticker tape telegram enclosure, Very Fine (ASCC rarity 6).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 657    

(Telegraph) New York, Albany & Buffalo Telegraph, Buffalo, bold scroll in oval handstamp on locally address cover, manuscript "collect 52¢" at bottom left, Extremely Fine, extremely rare (rarity 9) and the listing example in ASCC (volume III, pg 77), ex-Jarrett.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 658    

(Telegraph) Vermont & Boston Telegraph Line, illustrated oval imprint showing electric hand & pen overtaking various forms of transportation, on locally addressed cover with original telegram letterhead enclosure datelined "Northfield June 6, 1850", Very Fine (ASCC rarity 7), ex-F.D. Foote.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 659    

Telegraph Cover Balance, 28 covers with at least 9 with original enclosures mostly written-up on pages; includes three different American Telegraph Co., American District Telegraph Co., two different Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph, two slightly different Canton Line - Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Co., 1860's Franklin Telegraph Co. with illustrated Franklin kite experiment scene, choice Kennebec Telegraph handstamp strike, Lynchburg & Abingdon Telegraph cameo corner card cover with 1855 telegram, 1851 Morse Telegraph Co. (Baltimore) unlisted imprint type, M. & O.R.R. Telegraph, Morse's American Telegraph, 1858 Nova Scotia Electric & Telegraph green cameo, three different Washington & New Orleans Telegraph Co. including the scarce straight line "Telegraphic" handstamp, etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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