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Sale 94: The Fall Sale

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California Fairs - 1894 California Midwinter to 1915 Pan-Pacific

Lots 27-36 Lots 37-39

Lot 27    

1894 California Midwinter Fair Tickets, wonderful collection of tickets comprising the set of 4 engraved tickets by Crocker Co.; July th 1894 San Francisco Day ticket souvenir card and additional "Coupon, Admit Bearer" stub; "Alameda Day" special ticket, "Dept. of Concessions, 25 Cents" ticket; two Southern Pacific Company "Individual Ticket" each with blue "So. Pac. Co., San Francisco., June 5, 1894" double-circle datestamp on front and "So. Pac. Co., Roseburg, May 6 1894" backstamp; and also includes a playing card with the Midwinter Fair seal; some flaws, F.-V.F. and remarkable group of fair tickets.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $750

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Lot 28    

1894 California Midwinter Fair Complimentary Ticket, printed letter from the Office of the Director General H. de Young to J.W. Scott of Chicago sending a complimentary card of admission to the Exposition, accompanied by Crocker Co. engraved "Eureka" ticket; ticket with light toning, otherwise Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $120

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Lot 29    

1894 California Midwinter International Exposition Postcards (Megson GC10), a wonderful complete set of 9 used multicolor Exposition postcards showing various views of the Exposition, each bearing 1¢ Columbian (230) tied by "San Francisco, Cal." 1894 machine cancel to France, cards printed by Schmidt L & L Co., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL USED SET OF THE RARE 1894 CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER SCHMIDT POST CARDS.

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Lot 30    

1894 California Midwinter Fair Post Cards, group of 6 used multicolor designs comprising Administration and Agriculture & Horticulture buildings plus portrait of De Young (2), Bear & Cairo St (1), Firth Wheel and Mfg. & Liberal Arts (1), Bird's Eye View and Mechanical Arts (1), and Electric Tower and Fine & Decorative Arts (1), one sent to Switzerland, rest local or domestic; small faults, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 31    

1894 California Midwinter Fair Advertising, better group of 9 different advertising covers from various vendors and local merchants including Horn & Co. Importers of Fine Cigars, Cook & Co. Crockery & Glassware Importers, Haas Brothers Importers, Greenebaum Weil & Michaels Men's Furnishing Goods, Sanborn Vail & Co., H.S. Corker Co. Stationers and Printers, Petaluma Incubator Co., etc.; few small flaws, a Very Fine and rare large group of Midwinter Fair Expo advertising.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $500

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Lot 32    

1894 California Midwinter Fair, lovely exposition advertising design showing Palm Trees and Mountains, "Kingsley-Barnes & Neuner Co. Printers Binders, Los Angeles" imprint on cover bearing 2¢ Columbian (231) tied by "Los Angeles, Cal. Feb 20" duplex to Fresno Cal., F.-V.F. and scarce Midwinter Fair Expo ad cover.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $280

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Lot 33    

1894 California Midwinter Fair, lovely green illustrated exposition design showing Golden Gate Park Fair Grounds, California Bear and the Golden Gate on cover bearing 5¢ Columbian (234) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Feb 12 '94" duplex to Bedford, England, Very Fine and scarce expo design.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 34    

Midwinter Fair Sta., S.F., Cal. Mar 18 '94, cds duplexed with numeral "1" barred oval ties 5¢ chocolate (223) on illustrated "Asst. Director General in Charge of Foreign Department" corner card cover to Germany; light vertical cover fold, Very Fine and rare foreign mail use.
Bomar No. SF94-01    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 35    

Midwinter Fair Sta., S.F., Cal. Mar 23 '94, cds duplexed with barred oval cancels 5¢ Columbian (U349) entire with wonderful "Offices of Executive Committee" California Midwinter International Exposition advertising design to local city address, Very Fine and scarce.
Bomar No. SF94-01    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $200

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Lot 36    

Midwinter Fair Sta., S.F., Cal. Jun 22 '94, clear strike of cds duplexed with barred "1" oval cancels 2¢ green entire with wonderful "Offices of Executive Committee" California Midwinter International Exposition advertising design to local city address, Very Fine and choice.
Bomar No. SF94-01    Estimate $300 - 400.

The advertising text was apparently made for a slightly larger envelope, like the 2¢ Columbian entire, and in this cases illegally impinges on the 2¢ indicia.

Realized: $675

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Lots 27-36 Lots 37-39

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