Lot 1286Postage Due, 2¢ & 10¢ deep claret, bisects, 2¢ bottom half of horizontal bisect, 10¢ bottom left half of diagonal bisect, tied by "Brooklyn, N.Y., Rec'd, Dec 17, 95" cds on short paid cover to Swansea, England originally bearing 2¢ red (279Bc) tied by "Brooklyn N.Y., Nov 2, 95" duplex, New York "T" "15 Centimes, N.Y." duplex handstamp, Swansea (11.13) arrival backstamp, Swansea (11.15) and "R.L.B., Bristol" (11.16) transits, "Returned Lr. Office, London" (11.18) backstamp, large "3d, F.B. A." handstamp for 6¢ due, large purple hand "Dead Letter Office, Washington D.C., Returned To Writer, Collect '6' Cts" handstamp; some edge wear and contemporary return address abrasion, a Very Fine and exceptional use.
Scott No. J32 var., J35 var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED TWO-VALUE POSTAGE DUE BISECT COVER.
The Foreign Division of the DLO returned this refused short paid foreign addressed letter to the addressee. Underpaid 3¢ of 5¢ rate (due) 15 centimes (3¢) applied at New York City. Per UPU practice letter due "3 pence" (6¢) per the "3" due handstamp in England. Refused and returned to the US, OLD applied "Return to Sender, Collect 6 cts." for short paid letter to be collected when delivered. Bisected due stamps applied in Brooklyn indicating amount of postage due.
Lot 1287U.S. Postal Agencies, Shanghai, China, Jul 7, 1917, duplex postmark tying 2¢ red (scissor separated) on cover to Greensburg, Pa., with "Lieut C.P. McFeathers, U.S.S. Monocacy" corner card, censor tape at right with "No 32-VR." handstamp on reverse; minor cover tone spot, Very Fine, this being one of three known U.S.S. Monocacy Yangtze Patrol covers.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1288Official Seal - Dead Letter Office, 1902, black, affixed on reverse of cover bearing 2¢ carmine (301) tied by "Arl. & So. Balto. P.O., Balti. Md., Apr 28, 1903" duplex with "Car 2" barred oval to local Baltimore street address, purple "Misdirected" straightline, reverse with "Sent to D.L.O. / Baltimore, Md." two-line handstamp, bold "U.S.A. Dead Letter Office, 1903 May 1" triangular postmark and "Deficiency in Address Supplied by D.L.O." triangular handstamp, readdressed to Cincinnati with (5.7) machine arrival backstamp tying label, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. OXA8 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1289Official Seal, 1895, gray brown, hyphen-hole perf 7, affixed over right side of cover to San Francisco, Cal., franked with cork canceled 2¢ Bureau with "Forbestown, Cal., Jul 23, 1898" cds, straight line "Accidentally mutilated by Cancelling Machine" handstamp with manuscript "Coin" notation below, 2¢ Post Due tied by light oval handstamp and reverse with outline of a enclosure coin which accounts for problem; cover corner torn at upper left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. OX9; $500 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1290Postal Note, Philadelphia, Pa., Martin type PN1, Note No. 1, with bold purple "Philadelphia, Pa. Sept. 3, 1883, M.O.B." First Day of Issue postmark, bold MOB (Money Order Business) payable at Washington D.C., printed by Homer Lee Bank Note Co., New York; some filing pinholes at top, accompanied by letter from the P.O. Office Superintendent of Money Order System reading in part…"I beg to transmit, as a specimen and souvenir, Postal Note No. 1, issued at Philadelphia, Pa., on Washington D.C.", Very Fine, a very rare first day of issue of Note "No 1", only 57 first day notes recorded for all states and only three for Philadelphia.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1291Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 1¢ dark green, two singles, on reverse of 1916 military cover from Chihuahua, Mexico from Lieutenant in U.S. Army during the Mexican border incident, entered the mails with "Columbus, N. Mex., May 11, 1916" cds and straight line "Postage Due 2 Cents" handstamp, reverse with receiving cds's tying stamps, with very informative letter; cover with light wear and small opening tears, F.-V.F.
Scott No. JQ1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1292Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 2¢ dark green, on 1916 military cover from Chihuahua, Mexico from Lieutenant in U.S. Army during the Mexican border incident, entered the mails with "Columbus, N. Mex., Jul 21, 1916" cds and straight line "Postage Due 2 Cents" handstamp in purple, with receiving cds's tying stamp, with very informative letter; cover with small opening tears, F.-V.F.
Scott No. JQ2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1293Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 10¢ dark green, tied by "Berwyn, Ill. Sep 22, 1913" duplex on cover with blue The Exchange Hotel, Pingelly, Western Australia corner card bearing Western Australia, 2½d blue tied "Pingelly, 18 Aug 13" cds to Berwyn Ill., Sydney (8.25) machine backstamp, black "T" octagon handstamp and blue crayon 50 centimes due rating (10¢), purple "Due 10 Cents"; reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and scarce 10¢ parcel postage due use.
Scott No. JQ4 Estimate $500 - 750.