Lot 1227Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ Post Office Clerk, tied by "Chicago, Apr 1913" machine cancel on pink Bernhard's Clothiers cover to local address, with original printed enclosure containing samples of Men's Suit material, F.-V.F. and scarce early use.
Scott No. Q1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Parcels under 4 ounces could be mailed for 1¢ per ounce regardless of distance. If a parcel contained both third class (circulars) and fourth class (merchandise, samples) material was considered parcel post if fourth-class postage equaled or exceeded the third-class rate.
Lot 1228Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢ Post Office Clerk, tied by "Canandaigua N.Y., Mar 22, 1913" machine cancel on Easter post card to Macedon Center, N.Y.; tape stains, F.-V.F. and scarce early illegal first-class use.
Scott No. Q1 Estimate $150 - 200.
This card is dated March 22, 1913, which is way before the July 1, 1913 first day of first-class use for the Parcel Post issue.
Lot 1229Parcel Post, 1913, 2¢ City Carrier, corner missing, tied by "Times Sq. Sta N.Y., Jul 1, 1913" First Day machine cancel on Hotel Hallett corner card cover to Providence R.I., F.-V.F. and scarce First Day Cover.
Scott No. Q2; $1,750 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1230Parcel Post, 1913, 2¢ City Carrier, s.e. at left, used with 10¢ registry (F1), both tied by strikes of "Boston, Mass." ovals on registered local cover to Boston street address; purple "Boston, Reg. Div., Jul 14, 1913" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. Q2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1231Parcel Post, 1913, 3¢ Railway Postal Clerk, diagonal bisect, tied by "New York, N.Y., Nov 18, 1913" wavy machine cancel on Treasury Department penalty imprint cover to Upper Montclair N.J., held for postage and 2¢ Wash. tied by "New York, N.Y., Nov 21, 1913" duplex, purple "Forwarded upon payment of Postage due (N.Y.P.O.)" three-line handstamp, Very Fine and scarce disallowed bisect use.
Scott No. Q3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1232Parcel Post, 1913, 3¢ Railway Postal Clerk, tied by "Orangeburg N.Y., Jul 3, 1913" machine cancel on gray "Bell and Company" Chemists corner card envelope to Ashton R.I., would have originally contained a small metal sample box of indigestion pills, Very Fine example of the 3¢ rate for 3-ounce samples.
Scott No. Q3 Estimate $200 - 300.
The 3¢ Parcel Post stamp was only issued in April 1913. Prior to this, 1¢ and 2¢ Parcel Post stamps were used for the 3¢ rate, which two years previous had been responsible for the legendary coil stamps.
Lot 1233Parcel Post, 1913, 3¢ Railway Postal Clerk, block of four, each canceled and tied by bold "Boston, Mass. W.N." oval, purple "West Newton, Mass., Registered, Oct 7, 1913" double-circle backstamps on registered cover to Philadelphia Pa., Oct. 8th arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce use of 3¢ block.
Scott No. Q3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1234Parcel Post, 1913, 15¢ Automobile Service, tied by "Hoboken, N.J." oval and purple "Hoboken, N.J., Registered, Sep 18, 1913" double-circle datestamp on picture post card registered to Germany, New York Foreign (9.19) transit oval and Gera (9.23) arrival cds, Very Fine and rare 15¢ Parcel Post registered post card.
Scott No. Q7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1235Parcel Post, 1913, 15¢ Automobile Service, tied by "Hoboken, N.J." double-oval, purple "Hoboken, N.J., Registered, Sep 13, 1913" double-circle backstamps on registered cover to Germany, Gera (9.25) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice solo 15¢ Parcel Post use.
Scott No. Q7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1236Parcel Post, 1913, 20¢ Airplane Carrying Mail, used with 2¢ carmine, 3¢ purple and 12¢ claret brown, each tied by "Bluefield, W.Va." oval, purple "Bluefield, W.Va., Registered, Nov 15, 1917" double-circle backstamp on legal-size Empire Life Insurance Co. cover to Norfolk Va.; cover fold and reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F. and scarce 20¢ Parcel Post registered use.
Scott No. Q8 Estimate $200 - 300.