Lot 26931922-1925, ½¢ - $1 4th Bureau issue, first day covers, complete set to the $1 on separate first day covers, most are single frankings except on a few of the lower values, all addressed except 563 and 571 are unaddressed, 30¢ cover with a bit of toning from gum on flap, Very Fine and scarce group.
Scott No. 551-571 $14,097.
Lot 26941925, ½¢ Nathan Hale, on three Apr 4, 1925 First Day of Issue covers in combination with 1925, 1½¢ Harding (553); with New Haven, Conn. machine postmark on unaddressed, New Haven, Conn. flag machine postmark, & scarce La Porte, Ind. duplex use, Very Fine.
Scott No. 551 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 26951923, 2¢ Washington, 4¢ Martha Washington, 9¢ Jefferson & 10¢ Monroe, all tied by "Washington D.C., Jan 15, 1923" First Day of Issue slogan machine postmark on C.E. Nickles corner card cover locally addressed to himself, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 554, 556, 561-562 $3,500.
A WONDERFUL AND RARE FOUR-COLOR FIRST DAY OF ISSUE FRANKING OF THE 1922-26 BUREAU PERF 11 ISSUE.
Lot 26961923, 2¢, 4¢, 9¢ & 10¢ Values, tied by weak "Washington, D.C. Jan 15, 1923" duplexes with a complete strike below, on a C.E. Nickles corner card First Day Cover addressed to himself; handstamped for Special Delivery service and backstamped with a Washington Special Delivery cds the same day; reduced somewhat at left and very slightly at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott No. 554//562 $3,500.
A VERY RARE COMBINATION FIRST DAY COVER.
Lot 26971923, 2¢ Washington, unofficial First Day Cover franked with block of 4 tied by Baltimore Md. duplexes, Jan 15, 1923; addressed to and serviced by Howard C. Beck; small edge tear bottom right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, ex-A. Martin.
Scott No. 554 Estimate $500 - 750.
Very rare; unlike the other low values of this issue, very few unofficial first day cities of the 2¢ are known.
Lot 26981923, 2¢ Washington, 4¢ Martha Washington, 9¢ Jefferson & 10¢ Monroe, all tied by "Washington D.C., Jan 15, 1923" First Day of Issue duplex postmarks on 2¢ carmine entire to Chevy Chase, Md., reverse with transit and receiving backstamps; cover tears above and into top right portion of 4¢ stamp repaired, F.-V.F. appearance, an affordable example of this very scarce first day combination, accompanied by original Philatelic Stamp Agency receipt.
Scott No. 554, 556, 561-562 $3,500.
Lot 26991923, 3¢ Lincoln, well centered amid large margins, tied by "Hodgeville, Ky., Feb 12, 1923" First Day of Issue duplex postmark on fresh cover to Washington D.C., Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 555 $350.
Lot 27001923, 4¢ Martha Washington & 9¢ Jefferson, tied by Washington D.C. double oval on a combination First Day Cover, sent registered Newton Center Mass., First Day postmarks on reverse, Very Fine, ex-A. Martin; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 556, 561 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A very scarce combination First Day Cover; Scott prices a combination First Day Cover of the four values that were issued on January 15 - 2¢, 4¢, 9¢ & 10¢ - at $3,500.
Lot 27011922, 5¢ Roosevelt, deep color, tied by bold "Oyster Bay, N.Y., Oct 27, 1922" First Day of Issue machine postmark on fresh E.C. Worden addressed cover, Very Fine and choice, a very rare first day from President Roosevelt's hometown.
Scott No. 557 $2,000.
Lot 27021923, 7¢ McKinley, horizontal pair & 8¢ Grant, tied by "Washington, D.C., May 1, 1923" First Day of Issue slogan machine cancel on registered return receipt cover to George Frost in Boston, Mass., return addressed to Philatelic Stamp Agency with additional manuscript notations, boxed registered handstamp and receiving backstamp; cover with central wax seal spot, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare first day combination with only a handful existing.
Scott No. 559, 560 Estimate $500 - 750.