Lot 12711938, 3¢ Presidential, s.e. at left, tied by "McGehee, Ark., Relocation Br., Mar 18, 1943" duplex on cover with "Mr. Sam Sakai, Blk. 9-5-E, Rohwer R.B., McGehee, Ark." corner card to Denver, Col., purple Denver Post Mar. 22nd receiver, Very Fine and scarce use from a Japanese Internment camp (photo on web site).
Scott No. 807a Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 12721938, 4¢ Presidential, in combination with 1938, 10¢ Presidential (815) on New York corner card mailer to Sumatra, Netherland Indies, with "Consignees Mail" and "Shipping Documents" endorsement handstamps, tied by "Tandjong, Priok, 21. 7. 41" port of entry cds's, bold "Paquetbot" handstamp and censor tape and handstamps at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 808 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12731938, 10¢ Presidential, pair and single, tied by "New York. N.y., Grand Central Annex, Jun 26" duplex on airmail cover to Prisoner of War, American Military Internee, Camp Maloney, Adelboden, Switzerland, U.S. censor tape at left, German censor tape and handstamps on flap, magenta "Zuzustellen, Feldpostdirektica" framed handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 815 Estimate $300 - 400.
Camp Moloney was named for Sgt. Joe Moloney, the first American to die in Switzerland during World War II. Located in Adelboden, it was the first internment camp for American internees. Initially all American internees were sent to Adelboden, but soon other camps were established to accommodate larger numbers of internees.
Lot 12741938, 17¢ Presidential, tied by mute oval cancel, purple "Honolulu, Hawaii, Registered, Jun 14, 1941" backstamps and matching "Registered" straightline on light buff Central Market corner card local cover to Territory of Hawaii, Very Fine and rare important solo use.
Scott No. 822 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE SOLO 17¢ LOCAL REGISTERED RATE.
Cover prepaid 17¢ for 2¢ local rate plus 15¢ minimum registry fee. The other recorded example of this rate, the June 10th 1941 ex-Suffet example noted as one of the keys to his landmark collection, was recently offered at auction realizing $3,600.
Lot 12751938, 20¢ Presidential, horizontal pair, used with 30¢ transport (C30) tied by "Pittsburg Pa. Jan 19, 1943" duplexes on cover to Egyptian Sudan, forwarded to Alexandria, Cairo etc., various censor markings and dual tap including "Passed by Censor, Sudan" triangular handstamp, Very Fine and interesting use.
Scott No. 825 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 12761938, 22¢ Presidential, rounded corner, tied by oval cancelled, purple "Chicago, Ill. (Mid-West Sta), Registered, Mar 30, 1943" cds backstamp on legal-size cover to local address, several auxiliary markings and backstamps including "Return Receipt Requested", "Notice Sent" and "Return to Writer" straightlines, Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 827; $2,000 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF THE RAREST PREXIE SOLO USES IN EXISTENCE, THE 22¢ REGISTERED LOCAL USE WITH RETURN RECEIPT FEE.
Cover prepaid 22¢ for two-times the 2¢ local rate, 3¢ return receipt fee and 15¢ no indemnity registry fee. The rates were in effect through March 25, 1944. This solo use was missing from the great Suffet collection.
Lot 12771938, 25¢ Presidential, in combination with 1938, 25¢ Presidential (829) paying the Special Delivery fee for non first class matter for more than one pound, on penalty Official Business tag to Phoenix, Az., purple "Special Delivery, Fee Paid, 35 Cents" two-line handstamp and matching "Washington D.C., May 3, 1942" cds, reverse with "National Headquarters, Selective Service System" corner card and receiving postmark, Very Fine.
Scott No. 829 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 12781938, 25¢ Presidential, used with 15¢ Presidential (820), both tied by "Pago Pago, Samoa, Sep 14, 1944" duplex on preprinted return address envelope to New York N.Y. at the 40¢ rate, blue "Passed by Censor, American Samoa" handstamp and censor sealing tape at left, Very Fine and rare unpublished 40¢ rate.
Scott No. 829 Estimate $150 - 200.
Officially air mail service did not start until 1956, but some limited service was available as shown here.
Lot 12791938, 25¢ Presidential, pair, tied by "Wellsville, Ohio, Nov 1, 1946" machine cancel on cover to Brisbane, Australia at double the new 25¢ per ½ oz. air mail rate, purple "Via Air Mail" straightline, some edge wear, Very Fine use on the first day of the new 25¢ airmail rate to Australia (photo on web site).
Scott No. 829 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 12801938, 30¢ Presidential, two singles, used with 10¢ Prexie (815), all tied by two strikes of "Springfield Mo., Dec 8, 1941" duplex on air mail cover to Hong Kong, China for the 70¢ Trans-Pacific rate, "Examined By 1652" censor tape at left, purple "Returned to Sender, Service Suspended." two-line handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 830 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN EARLY SERVICE SUSPENDED TRANS-PACIFIC USE SENT THE DAY AFTER THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR WHEN TRANS-PACIFIC SERVICE WAS SUSPENDED.
After the Japanese December 7th 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, trans-Pacific flights west from Hawaii ceased. Mail to Japanese-occupied places was returned to the senders, as was the case with this cover addressed to Hong Kong. Mail to other places was rerouted for transatlantic transport to the destinations.