Lot 1870Official Seal - Typeset, black, Type 4, affixed mostly on reverse and over right edge of a badly damaged 1913 commercial cover bearing 2¢ Franklin tied by "Washington D.C. Jul 19 1913" machine cancel to Castine Me., Fine and rare, only three recorded on-cover usages, ex-Kazman.
Scott Nos. LOX1 $900.
Lot 1871Official Seal - Typeset, black, used to seal right edge of cover bearing 1¢ green pair tied by "East Aurora, N.Y. Jul 1, 1911" machine cancel to Akron Oh., purple "Received in bad condition, East Aurora, N.Y.P.O." two-line handstamp, Very Fine, the only recorded cover.
Scott Nos. LOX3 $1,100.
Lot 1872Official Seal - Typeset, black, rouletted 11½ used to seal roughly opened right edge of 2¢ carmine entire canceled by "Montour Falls, N.Y. Oct 1, 1902" duplex to Watkins N.Y., pencil "Opened by mistake J.E.F." at left, Watkins (10.1) arrival backstamp, Very Fine use.
Scott Nos. LOX8 $750.
Lot 1873Official Seal - Typeset, black, rouletted 12½ x 11½ Setting 1, position C, affixed to reclose right edge of 1897 cover from Chihuahua, Mexico to Silver City N.M., bearing Mexico 5c. blue, Silver City Jul. 19 cds backstamp, docketing, seal faulty from opening; a Very Fine use.
Scott Nos. LOX8c $750.
ONE OF TWO RECORDED USAGES OF A TYPESET SEAL ON A FOREIGN ORIGIN LETTER, AND THE ONLY RECORDED TERRITORIAL USE OF A TYPESET SEAL.
Lot 1874Official Seal - Typeset, black, rouletted 16½ setting 4, used in combination with 1888 Government Typograph Seal (Setting 6, OX7), which has the scarce Type F plate flaw, 2¢ 1895 Issue on cover to Providence R.I. with "Ranger Ind. Mar 31" cds, reverse with "Don Juan Ind Mar 31 1900" cds, Providence machine receiving postmark ties typeset seal, few typical flaws as usual, Very Fine, ex-Richardson.
Scott Nos. LOX8f $1,000.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER COMBINING THE TYPESET AND GOVERNMENT SEALS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POST OFFICE SEAL COVERS.
The typeset seal was applied by either the Ranger or Don Juan post offices, both of which were fourth class offices. Like other fourth-class post offices they did not have access to the government seals and had to purchase typeset seals from private vendors. Upon arrival at the first-class Providence post office on April 2, which did have access to the Government Printing Office produced seals, the 1888 seal was affixed.
In addition to being the only known cover with both types of seals, this is also the only known on-cover example of the scarce Type F plate flaw of the 1888 Issue.
Lot 1875Official Seal - Typeset, black, rouletted 12½ tied by "Chicago Ill. N. Division Rec'd Jun 25 '94" cds on 2¢ green entire to local street address, entire opened to find forwarding address, a Very Fine and choice use, ex-Barkhausen.
Scott Nos. LOX11 $900.
Lot 1876Official Seal - Typeset, black, dot after "Officially", affixed over edge, tied by "Chicago, Ill. N. Div. Sta., Rec'd, Jun 25, 94" cds on cover bearing 2¢ carmine (220) tied by "Milwaukee, Wis. Mar 13, 1894" machine cancel on H.G. Razall Mfg. Co. corner card cover to Chicago Ill.; blue crayon mark through address with "Not There" notation, Very Fine and rare use.
Scott Nos. LOX11c $1,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THIS TYPESET SEAL VARIETY ON COVER.
As an indication of rarity, this seal variety on-cover use was missing from the wonderful Kotanchik collection.
Lot 1877Official Seal - Typeset, black, rouletted 16½ at bottom, signed "N.J. Edwards" and used to seal flap and tied by partial receiving cds on reverse of 2¢ green entire canceled by "Middleborough Ky. Apr 17, 1892" duplex to Genesco Mills N.Y.; roughly opened at right through indicia, Very Fine seal.
Scott Nos. LOX11h $1,000.
Lot 1878Official Seal - Typeset, black, affixed to right edge to reclose a cover opened to ascertain a forwarding address, bearing 2¢ Washington tied by "Falmouth Mass. Oct 6 1922" duplex to Falmouth Heights Mass., readdressed to Providence R.I., clean and Very Fine, the only recorded use.
Scott Nos. LOX12 $800.
Lot 1879Official Seal - Typeset, black, affixed over right edge of 1916 cover to reseal after being reduced from opening in error, bearing two 1¢ green (397) singles tied by "San Jose, Cal. Dec 13 1916" waving flag machine cancellation, addressed to Plymouth Cal.; seal torn and reduced from opening, Very Fine, the only recorded on-cover use; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. LOX15 $1,250.
The cloister black typeface used for the first line of text is from American Type Founders. It was introduced in 1906. The typeface used for the second line was first available from the Keystone Foundry in 1913 and consistent with this use.