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Sale 104: The Alan Parsons Collection

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1923-1927 Issues

Lots 2718-2727 Lots 2728-2733

Lot 2718    

1923, 1¢ Franklin, rotary press printing, perf 10, well centered, tied by "Washington D.C., Oct 17, 1923" First Day of Issue slogan machine postmark on picture post card to Sherrill, N.Y., Very Fine, ex-Fisher.
Scott No. 581    $6,000.

THE UNIQUE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE OF THE 1923 1¢ FRANKLIN PERF 10 ROTARY PRESS PRINTING CANCELLED BY THE PHILATELIC AGENCY IN WASHINGTON D.C.

Once the precanceled form of this issue became known to the collecting public, a drive was mounted, led by Philip Ward, to have the Philatelic Agency release the stamps unprecanceled. The agency complied and on October 17th 1923 they issued the unprecanceled version of the stamp. Despite collector interest, this is the only Agency First Day that has been found and surprisingly it is completely non-philatelic.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2719    

1924, 2¢ Washington, rotary press printing, booklet pane of 6, with intact tab, tied by Washington D.C. First Day machine cancel & duplex handstamp, Aug. 27, 1926, on cover to Eleja, Latvia and forwarded to Rome, Italy, Very Fine, ex-A. Martin.
Scott No. 583a    $1,500+.

A rare First Day Cover — the foreign destination making it, quite possibly, unique. Sent by pioneer FDC servicer, William Siebold.

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Lot 2720    

1924, 2¢ Washington, rotary press printing, booklet pane of 6, deep intense color, tied by bold "Washington D.C., Aug 27, 1926" First Day of Issue duplex postmark paying the 2¢ postage plus 10¢ special delivery fee on locally addressed cover to Wm. Siebold, purple "Special Delivery" handstamp alongside, receiving backstamp, complete unexploded booklet, Very Fine.
Scott No. 583a    $1,500.

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Lot 2721    

1925, 4¢ yellow brown, 5¢ blue and 6¢ red orange, rotary, tied on special delivery cover by "Washington, D.C., Apr 4 1925" First Day of Issue duplex cancels, locally addressed to the U.S. Patent Office, Very Fine, a rare triple issue first day.
Scott No. 585-587; $1,000    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 2722    

1926, 7¢ McKinley, 8¢ Grant & 9¢ Jefferson, rotary press printing, perf 10, all tied "Washington, D.C., May 29, 1926" First Day of Issue duplex postmarks on C.E. Nickles airmail corner card cover to San Francisco, Cal., receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a rare first day of issue trio, listed but unpriced in Scott.
Scott No. 588-590    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 2723    

1923, 1¢ Franklin, horizontal rotary press coil, pair, tied by "Washington, D.C., Jul 18, 1923" First Day of Issue duplex and partial machine postmarks on locally addressed cover, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 597    $600.

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Lot 2724    

1923, 2¢ Washington, type I, horizontal rotary press coil, strip of six, tied by "Washington, D.C., Jan 15, 1923" First Day of Issue duplex postmarks on Philip H. Ward, Jr. addressed cover endorsed "Special Delivery", light purple "Forwarded. delivery fee paid by other…" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, illustrated in Gary Griffith United States Stamps 1922-26, ex-Griffith.
Scott No. 599    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF TWO RECORDED STRIPS OF SIX OF THE 1923 2¢ WASHINGTON COIL ISSUE ON FIRST DAY COVER.

Philip H. Ward was the only servicer for this First Day issue in which he only produced 37 covers, with thirty five bearing singles and only two with strips of 6. Scott catalog value $1,750 for single on First Day cover.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2725    

1925, 17¢ Wilson, on three Roessler photo cachet special delivery covers to East Orange, N.J., tied with "Washington D.C." duplex, "New York, N.Y., City Hall Sta." duplex and purple "Air Mail Field, Bellefonte, Pa." First Day of Issue postmarks of December 28th, 1925, various special delivery handstamps; the former with minor cover edge nick at top, Very Fine, this being A.C. Roessler's first photo cachet.
Scott No. 623    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2726    

1926, 2¢ White Plains, from souvenir sheet, top sheet margin plate block of 10, tied by "Model Post Office, Sesquicentennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa." roller cancel on Exposition First Day of Issue registered Worden cover, reverse with "Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 18, 1926" machine postmark with "Model Post Office" slogan box and purple registered "Model Post Office" duplexes of the same day, Very Fine.
Scott No. 630a    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 2727    

1927, 1¢ Franklin & 8¢ Grant, rotary press printings, the two neatly tied by Washington D.C. First Day duplex handstamps on an exceptionally clean cover with a Milton Mauch, Baltimore rubberstamped address, Very Fine, ex-A. Martin.
Scott No. 632    $350.

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Lots 2718-2727 Lots 2728-2733

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