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The Alan Parsons Collection of United States First Day Covers

Lots 2678-2687 Lots 2688-2692

Lot 2678    

1893, 2¢ Columbian, tied by neat "Boston, Mass., Jan 2, 1893" First Day of Issue machine postmark on fresh cover to Southbury, Ct., receiving backstamp, Very Fine; with 2005 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott No. 231    $4,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE FIRST DAY COVER BEARING THE 1893 2¢ COLUMBIAN ISSUE.

The official first day for the Columbian issue was January 1st, 1893. Since it fell on a Sunday when most post offices where closed, January 2nd is also accepted as the First Day of Issue.

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Current Opening Bid: $525

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Lot 2679    

1898, 2¢ Trans-Miss., rich vibrant color and attractively centered, tied by neat "Washington, D.C., Jun 17, 98" First Day of Issue machine cancel on cover to Columbus, O. receiving backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, illustrated in Neil & Rosenthal The Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898 (pg 63); with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 286    $8,000.

A VERY RARE 2¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER.

Henry Scheuer has estimated that approximately twelve to twenty 2¢ Trans-Mississippi First Day Covers are known, plus an additional three covers with the 2¢ used with other denominations. A previous owner once had included a note reading…"In 1994 I found this cover in a shoe box of old covers all addressed to or from Otto Kemmler. With this cover, folded to fit inside the cover was the P.O. Announcement about the release of the Trans-Mississippi Stamps. I believe this cover was used by the PO to mail a set of Trans-M. stamps (see manuscript marks on reverse of stamps types) of envelope to Mr. Kemmler and the announcement was used to protect the stamps inside the envelope".

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2680    

1901, 1¢ Pan-American, rich colors, nice margins and centering, tied by neat "Springfield, Mass., May 1, 1901" First Day of Issue machine postmark on fresh locally addressed corner card cover to the Masonic Club, Extremely Fine, only fourteen first day usages are recorded of which only eight are on cover and six on card; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 294    $5,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE USAGE OF THE 1901 1¢ PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE - ONE OF THE FINEST OF EIGHT KNOWN ON COVER EXAMPLES.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,600

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Lot 2681    

1901, 2¢ Pan-American, well centered single tied by neat Philadelphia machine cancel, May 1, 1901, on a locally addressed Hughes & Müller corner card cover, Very Fine.
Scott No. 295    $2,750.

A LOVELY FIRST DAY COVER FROM THIS POPULAR ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 2682    

1909, 2¢ Lincoln, bottom margin single, deep rich color, tied by "Marion, Ind., Feb 12, 1909" First Day of Issue flag machine postmark on fresh business return cover to Detroit, Mich., Very Fine.
Scott No. 367    $500.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2683    

1909, 2¢ Alaska-Yukon, tied by clear Exposition Station First Day cancel, Jun 1, 1909, on an Exposition picture postcard picturing the "Agricultural Bldg. fro Entrance of Manufacturer's Bldg."; mailed locally, Very Fine.
Scott No. 370    $5,000.

A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE FIRST DAY COVER.

Message reads, "Opening day of the A.Y.P.E. grounds opened 830 military parade 9.30 - Official opening by Pres. Taft. pressed a gold key at Wash. D.C."

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Lot 2684    

1909, 2¢ Hudson-Fulton, wide margins, tied by "Lancaster Pa., Sep. 25, 09 12:30-AM" First Day of Issue machine cancel on beautiful "Fulton Souvenir" postcard to Safe Harbor, Pa. depicting Robert Fulton's birthplace that was the proposed location of a national monument, light receiving postmark, Very Fine.
Scott No. 372    $1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 2685    

1913, 1¢ Panama-Pacific, perf 12, choice centering with natural straight edge at top, tied by clear "Red Bank, N.J. Jan 1, 1913" First Day of Issue duplex postmark on raised embossed New Year picture post card addressed to Phalanx N.J., Very Fine and rare, only twelve recorded First Day usages are recorded with six on card and six on cover; with 2007 P.S.E. and 2015 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 397    $8,000.

A VERY RARE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE USAGE OF THE 1913 1¢ PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2686    

1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, well centered single, though most perforations trimmed away - possibly by an affixing device - tied by neat Indianapolis, Ind. machine cancel, April 16, 1912, earliest documented usage, on fancy corner card cover with illustration on the reverse of Dean Bros. Steam Pump Works; fresh and clean, Very Fine, ex-"Alpha"; with 2001 PF certificate.
Scott No. 413    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2687    

1917, 3¢ violet, type I, unwatermarked, imperf, earliest known usage, full well balanced margins, tied by "New York, N.Y., Hudson Term. Sta. 7, Nov 8, 1917" machine postmark on Stanley Gibbons corner card cover to Detroit, Mich., Very Fine, the earliest known usage of the 1917 3¢ type I imperforate.
Scott No. 483    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lots 2678-2687 Lots 2688-2692

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