Lot 17031910 Dayton Industrial Exposition and Fall Festival. Multicolored illustrated Exposition cover showing Female "Progress" Allegory & Industrial Background, franked with 2¢ Wash-Frank tied by "Dayton, Ohio, Sep 6, 1910" machine postmark, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1704(1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition) Model Post Office, S.F. Cal., Gen. Del., Apr 28, 1915. Purple cds (Bomar SF15-06A) on Exposition post card addressed to the Expo P.O., franked with 2¢ Pan-Pacific, perf 10 (s.e. at bottom) tied by San Francisco machine postmark, Very Fine, the earliest known example of this very rare Model Post Office postmark.
Scott No. 402 Estimate $200 - 300.
Exactly 9 examples are currently known, one on post card dated 30 June 1915,and eight on the reverse of Commandant Exposition Guards registered covers returned to the Model Post Office in March 1916.
Lot 1705(1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition) San Francisco, Cal./Model Post Office. Oval cancels (Bomar SF15-05) tying Pan-Pacific 10¢ orange, perf 12 + 2¢ carmine, perf 10, three singles each with perfins "PPI ECo" (Panama-Pacific International Exposition Co.) on registered cover to New York, backstamped with two strikes of violet "San Francisco (Model Post Office Sta.) Cal./Jun 12, 1915/Registered" double circle handstamp (Bomar SF15-06), cover with "Department of Official Coins and Medals Service Building" corner card; partial backflap, Very Fine and rare, these covers were used to deliver Pan-Pacific Commemorative Coins.
Scott No. 400A+402 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1706 /oExposition Balance. A lovely lot of approximately 155 covers, cards, tickets & souvenir items from various United States expositions, about 2/3 of the material is from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial, a number of better items are included from the 1878 Paris Expo. with cover showing blue boxed handstamp of the Yale Lock Co., 1893 Columbian Expo. including a mint "Puck" card, a specially prepared mint cover Great Britain OHMS with blue embossed indicia for the "Royal Commission Chicago Exhibition", 1897 Universal Postal Congress flag cancel tying 1¢ Bureau issue, 1900 Paris Expo. includes one card & one cover with U.S. Postal station flag tying cover with "United States Pavilion/Paris Exposition" corner card, 1904 St. Louis with registered cover with Louisiana Purchase 1¢-5¢ with Exposition Station registry handstamp, mixed condition, worth inspection.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1707Exposition Cover Balance. Over 30 better covers and cards; including 1876 Philadelphia Centennial including postmarks and illustrated covers, scarce postal cards, Yale Lock handstamps, rare 1884 Sou. Exposition Station, Louisville, Ky. postmark, World Columbian Expo items, 1897 Tennessee Expo, Omaha, Neb postal card envelope usage, and many other Expositions included, also 1899 National Export Expo tickets; many scarce items, well worth careful evaluation.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 17081875-1900 Exposition and Fair Covers. 37 covers; a wonderful array of early advertising covers including 1881 Columbus, O. & 1884 Ripley, O. and Toledo O. State Fairs, illustrated 1889 Montgomery, Ala. Southern Expo., 1894 World Columbian & California Midwinter Expos, postmarks including 1899 National Export Exposition and 1903 St. Louis, Mo. World Fair, few other fair related items, overall Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 17091901-1914 Exposition and Fair Covers. 38 covers (4 unused) and cards with an attractive assortment of Expositions, fairs and carnivals; including 1901 Ohio & Pan-Am Expo allover ads, 1904 St. Louis Expo with official postcard to England franked with 2¢ Louisiana and various Exposition cancels, 2 multicolored Lewis & Clark Centennial ad covers (different designs), 1909 Alaska-Yukon official postcard with Exposition cancel, allover multicolored 1912 Detroit Mi. Water Carnival, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 17101915-1934 Exposition and Fair Covers. 48 covers and cards; including 1915 Pan-Pacific with various slogan machine postmarks and a scarce Model Post Office strike on piece, other slogans including a few foreign Expositions, strong section of 1933 Century of Progress with many cachet FDC's and a #C18 flight cover, some additional event labels, F.-V.F (no photo).
Estimate $300 - 400.