Lot 11881917 Internment Camp, Ellis Island, N.Y., 1¢ Jefferson postal card to Leipzig, Germany with purple "Correspondence of Interned Seaman, No Charge for Postage" handstamp and manuscript "free!" over indicia, matching "Censored, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Ellis Island, N.Y.", sent from the 2nd engineer of the steamship Sachsenwald, Very Fine and choice, very rare.
Scott No. UX27 Estimate $300 - 400.
After the declaration of war to Germany on April 6, the United States confiscated 94 German merchant ships in 23 harbors. Members of the crews (375 officers and 1,300 sailors and stewards) of the 27 vessels in the harbor of New York were interned on Ellis Island.
Lot 1189General John J. Pershing, A.E.F. Office of the Commanding General, corner card on soldier's letter cover with signature of General Pershing below imprint, sent from A.P.O. No. 6 located in Chaumont, Haute-Marne, France to El Paso, Texas, with "U.S. Army Postal Service, Nov 7, 1917" duplex and censor handstamp at lower left, resealed on reverse with Post Office Seal 1917 black (OX18) tied by purple "Received at El Paso, Texas, in Bad Condition" handstamp; rough opening tear at left, otherwise Very Fine, a rare A.E.F. cover from General Pershing.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1190American Expeditionary Forces, Office of the Commander-In-Chief, corner card on cover to London, England, "U.S. Army Post, MPES, 706, 18 Nov, 1919" cds, purple censor handstamps and censor signed by General Pershing, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1191(North Russia) War Department, Officer's Mail, two imprint covers from correspondence from Archangel to Cleveland, O., without postmarks, one with contents dated Oct 7, 1918 which is before the arrival of the British cancellers, both with oval "PE/C" censor handstamps and one with additional "Examined By, L 2" two line censor handstamp, enclosure datelined from the Headquarters of the American Northern Expeditionary Forces with some interesting content including seeing some battles, etc., both with different censor tapes at end, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1192(North Russia) Field Post Office, P.B. 44, 1 No, 18, British military postmark of Bakaritsa on officer's mail cover to Worcester, Mass., oval "X19" censor handstamp and signature at bottom left, Very Fine, a scarce North Russia campaign cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1193(North Russia) Army Post Office, P.B. 2, 28 Mr, 19, British military postmark of Archangel on officer's mail 1¢ Jefferson postal card to Milwaukee, Wis., oval "PE/C 25" censor handstamp and signature at bottom left, message mentioning leaving for Obozerskaya that night, Very Fine, this being the only known 1¢ Jefferson postal card used during the North Russia campaign, ex-Thrower.
Estimate $500 - 750.