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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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20th Century Issues on Cover

Lots 2045-2054 Lots 2055-2057

Lot 2045    

1904, Louisiana Purchase complete, each tied on separate matching covers to Aurora, Ill. by bold "St. Louis, Mo., Aug 7, 1904, World's Fair St. Louis" slogan machine postmarks, 10¢ usage with additional purple "Not in Registered Mail" straight line handstamp, Very Fine, an attractive matching set.
Scott No. 323-327    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 2046    

1908, Washington-Franklins, D.L. watermark, imperf, 1¢ to 5¢ complete, blocks of four 1¢-3¢ and horizontal pairs 4¢ and 5¢, tied by New York Station "O" double ovals on locally addressed registered cover, postmarked on reverse Dec 26, 1911 (Sta. O); two different N.Y. registry division ovals of the same date and Madison Square Branch datestamp on Dec 27; file fold along right edge not affecting stamps, Very Fine and unusual.
Scott No. 343-347    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 2047    

1908, 1¢-2¢ + 4¢-5¢, imperfs, each with large even margins, tied by target handstamps on registered cover to St. Louis, Mo., purple "Milwaukee, Wis., Dec 8, 1910, Registered" origin cds and receiving backstamp; couple small cover opening nicks at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 343-344, 346-347    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2048    

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon, imperf, tied, along with large green & red Exposition label on cover by 7/12/09 Seattle, Wash Exposition Station cancel, to Philadelphia; includes original note on official Exposition U.S.P.O.D. Exhibit letterhead, in which the sender asks his wife to save the two enclosed mint labels for his collection, which she obviously did, because they are also included, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition cover.
Scott No. 371; $450+    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2049    

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon, imperf, block of 4 with plate no. and partial imprint tied by Vera Cruz, Mex. (U.S.M.AG>) Flag cancel and duplex handstamp, Aug 24, 1914; handstamped address to stamp dealer & publisher, L.A. Beebe in Yonkers, N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott No. 371    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 2050    

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon, imperf, privately rouletted, tied by St. Louis machine cancel, Oct 18, 1909, on cover to Fairfax, Mo. with return address of John H. Blessing of St. Louis on the back, along with an Oct 19 Fairfax receiver, Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 371 var.    Estimate $200 - 300.

Accompanied by a 1951 letter from Stanley Gibbons of New York explaining that, "This was done, we believe, by a Pittsburgh dealer who bought a quantity to obtain the position blocks, and sold balance privately at a discount; the rouletting was done [by the purchaser] to facilitate their disposal."
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Lot 2051    

1909, 2¢ Hudson-Fulton, imperf, horizontal strip of three tied, along with a 16¢ green airmail (#C2), by Philadelphia Airmail Service duplex cancels, Aug. 1, 1918, on a cover to "Atbara, Egyptian Soudan"; strip also tied by a Sudanese censor marking and there is a "Shellal-Halfa/T.P.O." (Nile riverboat) c.d.s. on the reverse dated Nov. 17; minor toning, still Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 373    Estimate $200 - 300.

The 16¢ Airmail stamp paid the airmail postage from Philadelphia to New York, while the strip of three overpaid by 1¢ the U.P.U. surface rate.

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Lot 2052    

1918, 2¢ carmine, type V, offset printing, imperf, vertical pair with huge margins all around, tied by Chicago duplexes, Jan 22, 1921, on a clean cover to Benton Harbor, Mich. with a Hanna Engineering Works corner card; minor flap tear, Very Fine.
Scott No. 533    $375+.

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Lot 2053    

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf, large, perfectly balanced margins, tied by Philadelphia machine cancel, Nov. 8, 1926, on cover to Newark N.J.; extraneous light line of cancelling ink across cover at top, Very Fine; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 534B    $5,000.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERF TWO-CENT TYPE VII OFFSET ISSUE ON COVER.

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Lot 2054    

1918, 2¢ carmine, type VII, offset printing, imperf, large margins all around, tied by wavy line postmark on cover to South Manchester, Ct., reverse with Chicago corner card on backflap; cover with opening tear at top left corner, an Extremely Fine and choice stamp, with only a few certified examples known; with 2006 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 534B    $5,000.

A VERY RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1918 2¢ TYPE VII IMPERFORATE OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lots 2045-2054 Lots 2055-2057

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