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Postal History by Subject

Lots 2345-2354 Lots 2355-2359

Lot 2345    

1898 Spanish American War Collection, fantastic lot includes stereo cards, postcards, covers, three silver-plated spoons, twelve proprietary items having stamps, etc. all from this era. An eclectic lot needing your attention.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 2346    

1960's E.E. Cummings Correspondence, several hundreds covers from all over the world addressed to American poet E.E. Cummings and his common law wife Marion M. Cummings in N.Y., also and additional hoard of covers to the famous Gotham Book Mart in N.Y. (bookstore and cultural landmark where Cummings frequented).
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2347    

20th Century Postal History with Naval Ships, carton full of 100s with a significant collection of USS Navy ship covers with many Crosby photo cachets, also event covers, some military mail including Marines covers, California mail, etc., worth a close look, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 2348

American Banknote Specimen Labels and Related, contains the following American Banknote specimen items: 6 uncut sheets of 254 labels, and 11 individual labels, also contains an uncut sheet of 20 USIR cigar stamp labels, 15 dollars per thousand, and 12 Seabury & Johnson labels that generally went around a product container (list of the items in this lot is available upon request).
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $170

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Lot 2349 ()   

American Express Co. Money Package fronts, 16 fronts to Rockford, Ill. from 1860's correspondence, all bearing black on orange express labels; includes labels from Anamosa, Iowa (two different), Manchester, Ottumwa, Sabula, Toledo (x5), Wheatland, Dubuque to Anamosa (x2), Dubuque to Cedar Falls, Dubuque & Pacific R.R. and La Crosse, Wis.; a nice reference group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2350    

Bulk Permit Cut Squares, collection of cut squares on stockpages, range of towns and types, an usual accumulation.
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Lot 2351

Cinderella Accumulation, substantial holding of labels, seals, modern local posts, etc.; includes Christmas seals with foreign issues, war propaganda labels, fantasy country stamps, event labels including Expositions, thrift and ration stamps, collection of early wax seal impressions, world airmail etiquette hoard, beverage labels, local forgeries, collection of pictorial cigar bands, wooden nickels, stock of off-beat worldwide, etc.; tens of thousands of items in three large boxes, worth review.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $850

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Lot 2352    

Fort Postal History 1800s-1900s, comprehensive collection of over 425 covers and post cards, mostly military installations but also Fort town names with many better including Fort Abercrombie D.T.; Fort Adams Miss. Fort Apache, Ariz. Terr.; Fort Assinaboine, Mont. Terr.; Fort Atkinson Wis.; Fort Bayard, N.Mex. Terr.; Fort Belknap, Texas: 1859 ms. postmark with 3¢ #26 (torn); Fort Bennett, Dak. T.; Fort Benton, Mont.; Fort Bidwell, Cal.; Fort Bridger U.T. and Wyoming; Fort Browder S.C.: 1852 3¢ #10A use; Fort Buford, Dak. Terr.; Fort Calhoun Neb.; Cantonment, Indian Terr. and Okla.; Fort Clark Tex.: 1860s 3¢ #65 use; Fort Collins, Col. Terr.; Fort Colville, Wash. T.: 1867 use; Fort Concho, Tex.; Fort Constitution, N.H.: 1816 use; Fort Crook Cal.: 1860s ms. endorsed cover; Fort Custer, Mont.; Fort Davis Tex.; Camp Dennison, Oh.; Fort Dodge Ia.; Fort Fayette: 1810 Pittsburgh Pa; Fort Fred Steele, Wyo.; Fort Garland Col.; Fort Geo. Castine: 1815 Castine war rate; Fort Gibson Ark.: 1845 letter; Fort Gibson, Ind. Terr.; Fort Grant, Ariz. Terr.; Fort Halleck, Nev.; Fort Hamilton N.Y.; Fort Hawkins Ga.; 1818 free frank; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Jefferson Fla.; Jefferson Barracks Mo.; Fort Jones Cal.; Fort Kearney, Neb. T.; Fort Kent Me.; Fort Keough, Mont.; Fort Lamar; Fort Laramie, Wyo.; Fort Leavenworth, Mo.; Fort Lewis, Col.; Fort Liscum, Alaska Terr.; Fort Lyon, Col. Terr. (faulty); Fort Mackenzie, Wyo.; Fort Maginnis, Mont.; Fort McKinney, W.T.; Fort Meade, Dak. T.; Fort Mitchell, Ala.: Fortress Monroe; Fort Omaha, Neb.; Fort Pickens, Fort Randall N.T.; Fort Reno Ind.T.; fort Riley Kans.; Fort Ridgely; Fort Shaw, Mont.; Fort Sill, Ind. T.; Fort Simcoe, Wash. Terr.; Fort Sisseton, Dak. Ter.; Fort Snelling Minn.; Fort Stanton, N.M.; Camp Thomas, Ariz. T.; Fort Totten, Dak. T.; Fort Union, N.M.; Camp Verde, Ariz. T.; Fort Washita, Ind. T.; Fort Wingate, N.M.; Fort Yates, Dak. T; Fort Yukon, Alaska; etc.; faults and mixed condition, F.-V.F. and impressive collection.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

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Realized: $8,000

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Lot 2353    

Forwarding Agent Covers, 1885-1912, small collection of 14 covers from the U.S. to Europe with a nice variety of Forwarder's handstamps including (London unless noted) American Exchange in Europe, American Exchange (Paris), American Express, Baring Bros., Brown Shipley & Co., Drexel Harjes & Co (Paris), Morgan Hayes & Co.(Paris), and William Watson & Co., frankings include #205 #223 etc.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 2354    

Machine Cancels, 1871-1900s, collection of 100s including a specialized Boston collection arranged by types with various flag types, noted better items is a choice Boston Leavitt type X2B on 1¢ blue #U116 entire with Wool merchant advertising at circular rate to Shelburne Mass. and an exceptionally rare 1871 Pittsburgh Pa. octagonal die with star cancel on 3¢ entire; also includes a scattering of interesting machines, advertising covers, etc., a wonderful collection for the machine cancel enthusiast.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized: $4,250

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Lots 2345-2354 Lots 2355-2359

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