Lot 28501861-68 Issue Postal History, group of 10 covers including #65 on Atlantic Fish Oil & Guano Works red cameo ad cover; #63, #65 (2) on Philadelphia cover at double 3¢ rate plus 1¢ carrier fee; two #63, #65(3) covers to Canada at 10¢ rate, #63 (2), 65 (3) New York cover to Canada at 10¢ rate plus 1¢ carrier fee, #65 "Steam Ship" cover with "Due 7" handstamp; #65, 68 (strip 3) San Francisco cover to Nevada City Cal.; and #65, 68 legal-size quintuple-rate Albany Ga. use; etc., some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 285120th Century Auxiliary Markings Accumulation, of approximately 200 covers from 1901 to modern; includes early covers and postcards with return to writer pointing hand, not in directory, missent, etc., later markings with service suspended and postal law directives, more modern includes mail sanitized and service temporary suspended; a useful group for the specialist.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2852Banknote Era Covers, 1870s-80s, album of over 130 mostly Banknote issue usages with some useful earlier and later items; includes a good show of foreign usages including Austria, Italy and Germany, advertising with illustrated and shaded, auxiliary handstamps like "Due" and "Advertised", fancy cancels and duplexes including Pawnee City Neb. and Grand Tunnel Pa. stars, Boston and Portland negatives, few railroads, some stationary, etc.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2853Business Cover Accumulation, accumulation of mostly business covers - both 6's and 10's - that have as a unifying theme USPS slogan cancels and/or philatelic show hand cancels, wide variety from around the U.S., mounted in Mylar sheet protectors.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2854Byrd Antarctic Expedition Group, 1934-35, of 5 items; includes three real-photo post cards showing dog sledding, plane Floyd Bennett and "Antarctic Clothed" (probably of Byrd), each with cachet on address side, also two covers, one with enclosure with interesting content, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2855Calvet M. Hahn Colonial Postal History Balance Collection, 1725-1783, interesting balance of 49 Colonial covers and letters (pre-1783) from the Calvet M. Hahn estate, two groups, divided between private conveyance letters without postal markings (and letters only) and letters with markings which entered the mails, approximately 40 letters in the first group, we note dates as early as a 1725 letter, 1732 letter from Bristol, 1749 London to Newport "Forwarded by Your Friend Jn Gill", some interesting content abound; approximately 9 covers or letters sent through the mails in the second group, a number are ship letters including magenta ms. 1772 "Nfk Sh 4.16" faulty letter to York Town Va. plus 1765 red ms. "Phi. 7 dwt" re-rate to Newport R.I., 1772 New York to Hartford with "2 16" rating; 1773 ms. "Richmond" postmark and "6 dwts" rating to Newport R.I. (stain affects postmark); 1774 Baltimore Md. to Boston rated "4 16", 1781 London to New York with "1N" schilling packet rating; and one with black "23 SE" Franklin mark and "Sh 3.8" rating to Brunswick East New Jersey, States of America endorsed "p The New York"; etc.; mixed condition with the expected problems associated with 250+ year old covers but lots of interesting material, many with Mr. Hahn's descriptive labels, well worth careful review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2856Classic Postal History Balance, 1800s-1900s, better collection of over 295 covers and cards from old-time estate including #1 from New York; #9 strip of three use, #10A from Boston, #11A from Rusk Texas, #11A strip and single to France, two #15 San Francisco cover to N.Y. and Conn., #20 local cover, #22 on printed circular, two #23 covers, #23 & #26 on Philadelphia carrier cover, #24 strip of three use, #24 (2) New York carrier use, two #26 uses in CSA, #33 Boston to San Francisco, #63 strip of three on cover; #63 on U33 entire prepaying carrier fee, #68 to Mexico and Austria, #71 to France, #75 to Halifax, #77 to Germany and France, #78 to France, #149 to England, #185 to Burma, #189 to Cape of Good Hope, some territorials, registered mail, railroads including "Morris & Essex R.R.", fancy cancels, two 1828 New Orleans "Mail Route" covers to Northeast, U.S. Naval Lyceum forwarded use to U.S.S. Mississippi Mediterranean Squadron; airmails including. C18 covers, etc.; wonderful collection worth close evaluation.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2857Collector's Cover Accumulation, several hundred covers, the periphery of a serious lifetime collector's pursuits, but loaded with interesting items, mostly segregated into shoe/cigar boxes or binders, including hotel corner cards, military (mainly WWII foreign censored mail), machine flag cancels, weird third-class mail matter, 1940's-50's airmail, condition varies, patience and knowledge will reward the winning bidder.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2858 /o/Consignment Balance, mix of stamps and covers in two large boxes, including some foreign; includes plate blocks including Famous American series, duplication stock of Hawaii, some China including treaty ports, covers including WWII correspondence, some tokens/medallions; inspect.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2859Cover & Ephemera Balance, dozens of items in sleeves; covers including some 19th century with #11 on embossed ladies cover tied by green Macon, Ga. cds, 1880's Expo covers and some interesting later exposition items, Prexie usages, Civil War correspondence, special delivery issues on postal cards, etc., ephemera with gold rush documents relating to the Mok Hill Canal and Mining Co., handful of good California covers, etc.; inspect.
Estimate $500 - 750.