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United States General Issue Collections

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Lot 2562 /o/   

1969, 6¢ Christmas, Specialized Precancel Collection, likely the most extensive collection of these issues and an Award Winning Two-Frame NOJEX Exhibit, in this highly publicized Postal Service Test with the names of four cities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Memphis and New Haven) were overprinted on the 1969 Christmas issue, this test proved so popular that hundreds of other cities circumvented Post Office regulations and overprinted their own Christmas stamps to expedite the holiday mails; this collection contains all the known varieties including (but not limited to) inverts, inking varieties, printing shifts, reverse printings, double overprints, etc., additional varieties include local issued perfins, blocks, strips with overprints on reverse, pre-printing paper folds and full sheets, including a rare overprinted "Baltimore, MD." test printing in full sheet format, also included are locally created precancels from all 50 states along with U.S. Possessions (Turk Islands, the USVI and American Samoa), a postal history section of this exhibit includes First and Last Day covers from all four cities along with five covers autographed by the engraver, designer, modeler and graphics engraver of the issue; with significant amount of supporting documentation as well as PSE, PF and APS certificates for all key items.
Scott No. 1384    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

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Lot 2563    

United States Coil Collection, 1981-2000, of mostly plate number pairs and strips neatly arranged in stockpages in two albums; Transportation issue comprehensive showing the issues and plate numbers with better plate strips of 5 including 5.2¢ Sleigh (1900) plate #3 (cat $190) and #5 ($125), 5.9¢ Bicycle (1901) complete including a precancel pair (cat $140), 9.3¢ Mail Wagon (1903) #5-6 ($260) and precancel #8 ($200), 10.9¢ Hansom Cab precancel (1904a) #3-4 ($200), 18¢ Surrey (1907) complete, 20¢ Fire Pumper (1908) complete less #2 in a strip of 3, other better plate numbers with Scott 2215 plate #2 (cat $225) #8 ($125) and #22 ($150), etc.; fresh and pristine throughout, o.g., never hinged.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $600

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Lot 2564 /o   

Plate Number Coils, 1981-1990s, collection on manila stockpages with better early ones, mostly mint with some used companions, transportation issue to flags, note the 18¢ Flag #1891 plate #6 strip of three (cat $525), etc., Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $300

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Lot 2565    

United States Airmail Collection, through about 1990, most very fine and never hinged, except C1-C6 hinge remnants, and C13-C15 extra fine and very lightly hinged, in Safe album.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 2566 /o   

Postage Due Collection, 1879-1900s, collection on Scott pages from J1-J7 used (second set with J7 o.g.), J15-J57 mostly mint, etc.; also additional used examples and F1, E14-E23; mixed condition, nice collection.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $725

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Lot 2567 /o   

Parcel Post Group, small group including well centered $1 mint v.l.h., rest used with very fine complete set and additional; Scott cat $680+, inspect.
Scott No. Q1-Q12    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 2568    

Carriers and Locals Stamp Accumulation, group in stockbook and on dealer stock sheets, includes some fakes, forgeries and reprints, note 7LB1, 15L18, 36L1, Bloods, Boyds, Wells Fargo, etc.; mixed condition, worthy of close inspection for this popular area.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $550

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Lot 2569    

Local & Carrier Reference Stock, large holding of forgeries and bogus with some genuine mixed throughout, mostly in block and sheet format; with Adam's City Express Post reprint sheets and blocks, some sheets in duplication, American Letter Mail including three genuine 5L1 covers, genuine 5L1 thin paper complete sheet and various reprint and forgery sheets, Blood's including 15L8 on piece, Boyd's with various genuine and reprint blocks and sheets, #20LUX9 unused, Brainard Hussey forgery sheets, Cheever & Towle reprint sheets, Clark forgery sheets, Cornwell forgery sheets, Douglas City genuine blocks, Floyd reprints, Hussey including Special Delivery tete-beche sheets, Jenkins including various 1939 card proof sets, genuine Penny Express Co. blocks, Swarts including five genuine#136L4 sheets, Teese forgery sheets, etc.; an impressive holding.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $1,350

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Lot 2570 /o   

Local Issue Balance, mix of 80+ items, mostly common genuine, reprints and forgeries with some better genuine including #61L2 (cat $125), 68L2 used on piece ($125), 20L2 used ($175), 26L2 used cut-to-shape ($250), McGreely's Express stamp and the scarce 1¢ & 3¢ Chesuncook Lake moose stamps; worth a look.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $425

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Lot 2571

Local & Carrier Forgery Accumulation, of over 400 stamps arranged in stockbook; mostly in the more common forgeries but does including scarcer items including Berford & Co. Express types, Swart's in scarcer colors and some of the scarce bogus issues present, includes some multiples and genuine remainder items, some modern photo reproductions dotted throughout; inspect.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $900

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