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U.S. Postal History - Airmails & Back-Of-The-Book
 
 
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Lot 1351

Airmail, 1930 Graf Zeppelin set complete (C13-C15), matching set of dual-cacheted flown First Day Covers (65¢ and $1.30 are cards), Very Fine.
Scott $3,600
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Lot 1352

Airmail, 1930 Graf Zeppelin set complete (C13-C15), each on a separate cacheted Zeppelin cover, stamps all Very Fine or Better ($2.60 with corner sheet margin), covers F.-V.F.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1353

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), tied by New York machine cancel on dual-cacheted Zeppelin cover from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, Very Fine.
Scott $600
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Lot 1354

Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C14, C15), singles of each tied on separate flown covers on two different 1930 zeppelin flights, the 65¢ and $1.30 covers flying from Lakehurst, N.J. to Friedrichshafen, Germany and the $2.60 flying to Friedrichshafen via South America, Very Fine.
Scott $1,175
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Lot 1355

Airmail, 1930, 65¢ and $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14, C13), both tied on postcard by Frederick St. Station, N.Y. machine cancel, April 30, 1930, on dual cacheted flown flight cover to HOF, Austria, Very Fine.
Scott $400+
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Lot 1356

Airmail, 1931, July 27, Europa to Southampton (Hab. 60 var.), cover carried on U.S. C.A.M. 9 first flight from Bismark, N.D., June 2, franked with 10¢ Lindbergh (C10) bisected to pay 5¢ Bismark duplex on reverse, June 9, 3¢ additional postage added on reverse and tied by U.S. German Seapost duplex July 23 with a Europa c.d.s. of the same date, German 50pf eagle tied by July 27 Europa c.d.s. on the day the catapult flight left for Southampton, backstamped Berlin, July 28 and returned to sender in New York, Very Fine and most likely unique.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1357

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (F1), used with three 1¢ and a 2¢ Panama-Pacific (397-98), tied by partial Alameda, Calif. ovals on registered cover to Rovno, Ukraine, Russia, addressed to a Captain in the 32 Brig Artillery, redirected to the 11th Army Corps., sheet margin from Russian stamps used as censor type at right applied over the F1, large boxed Russian censor marking on reverse along with 11th Army receiver (plus Alameda and New York postmarks), Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1358

Postage Due, 1891, 2¢ bright claret (J23 var.), tied by target cancel alongside "Thompson, N.Y. Oct 3 1895" c.d.s. on cover franked with 1¢ blue (264) tied by Boston flag cancel, Oct. 2, addressed to Thompsons Mills, backstamped Schuylersville and Thompson; Thompson d.c.s. on reverse breaks paper, Very Fine and unique. The cover was sent unsealed but apparently was found to contain correspondence, necessitating the additional 1¢.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 2000 A.P.S. Certificate.
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Lot 1359

Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 2¢ dark green (JQ2, JQ4), tied by "Laurel, Md., Jan 26, 1914" duplex on legal size cover to Laurel franked with pair of 1¢ Panama-Pacific (397) tied by Washington, D.C. duplex of the same date, manuscript "Due 12¢"; mightily reduced at left, minor crumpling at right from thick contents, Fine and rare combination of parcel post dues to make up the underpayment of a 7-times rate.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1360

Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 25¢ dark green (JQ5), tied, along with 1¢ and 2¢ dues (J53, J61) by magenta "Dover, N.H., Parcel Post, May 12 1915" c.d.s.s. on registered cover, franked with 12¢ Franklin (417), from Newburyport, Mass. to Dover, green pencil manuscript "2 cts due"; magenta Newburyport and Dover registry postmarks on reverse; flap missing, F-V.F. and rare. Double weight letter, no credit given for 12¢ stamp, penalty double correct rate of 14¢.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1361

1918, U.S. Pos. Service Shanghai China/Rec'd, Sept 7, 1918 c.d.s.s. tie 14 different stamps on 2¢ entire, local Shanghai address, stamps comprise 12 Washington-Franklins, 1¢/20¢ (7¢ 8¢ 15¢ perf. 10, others 11) plus 16¢ airmail (C2) and 10¢ special delivery (E8b); Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1362

1917, 2¢ rose, type I (499), block of four and pair cancelled double oval "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai, China./R.D." on registered cover to Battle Creek, Mich., U.S. Shanghai registry postmarks on reverse, Oct 15, 1914, along with Chicago transits and Battle Creek receiver, Nov 13, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1363

U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, selection of four picture postcards and a cover comprising 2¢ on 1¢ (K1) on 1922 picture postcard to the U.S. written aboard the China Nav. Cos S.S Sunning and featuring a picture of that ship; 4¢ on 2¢ (K2) on 1922 native cover to the U.S.; U.S. 20¢ perf. 10 Franklin (438) on 1916 cover to Percy Doane in New York; U.S. 2¢ shield (319) on 1904 picture postcard from San Francisco to Shanghai with U.S. China and Shanghai Local Post receivers; U.S. 1¢ Franklin (498) on 1919 picture postcard to Switzerland; and U.S. 2¢ type VII offset (528B) on 1922 picture postcard to Germany; F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1364

Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle (LO2), four margins cancelled by red cork and tied by blue "Cincinnati, O. Jun 15" c.d.s. along with 3¢ dull red (11) to Stillwell, Ohio, some light cover toning on wear, Fine.
Scott $400
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Lot 1365

Prince's Letter Dispatch, 1861, black (122L1), nice margins, tied by blue "Prince;s/Express/9 Milk St." serrated oval and by cork cancel on 3¢ entire (U58) from Portland to Hinsdale, N.H., Boston, June 23 (1869) c.d.s. alongside; light edge soiling and foxing, mostly confined to, reverse but affecting stamp a bit, Fine and exceedingly rare. Enclosure, datelined Portland, June 1, is an order for iron screws. Not in Larry Lyons' 2002 census of eleven recorded covers.
Scott $5,000
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Lot 1366

U.S. City Despatch Post, Feb 4, Fine strike of red c.d.s. on inbound 1843 folded letter from Albany, N.Y. to New York, N.Y., manuscript "1", Very Fine and rare inbound usage, illustrated in Patton.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1367

"Adams Ex. Co./Louisville, Ky./Jul 25 1861", perfectly struck large c.d.s. on 3¢ star die (U26) originally postmarked light "Grand Junction, Ten., Jul 20" handstamp, addressed to Handsboro, Missippi City, Miss., Very Fine and rare North to South Civil War usage.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1976 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 1368

"Wines & Cos Express", black straight line handstamp with pencil "No 2 Bolin[sic] Green" on small cover to Baltimore, Md., light strike blue oval "G.H. Wines & Cos/ California Express/ No. 2 Bowling Green New-York on reverse; pencil note, also on reverse, indicates "letter dated 1/31/1856", Fine and scarce western express company cover, especially with both markings.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1369

1854, 3¢ red on buff, die 5 (U10), with printed Wells Fargo frank, cancelled large blue San Francisco Wells Fargo double circle datestamp, with additional 3¢ dull red (26) tied by one of two strikes matching "COLLECT" in double-lined box, to San Jose, F-V.F., scarce cancel.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1370

Wells, Fargo & Co., express label with "AUBURN" (Calif.) handstamped town name (Mosher WFCX-L540) on legal size cover to Sacramento, manuscript "Coll" (ect) endorsement, docketed "J R Nickeson, Mortgage"; file fold at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 1371

Wells, Fargo & Co., express label, San Mateo, Cal. (Mosher WFCX-L540) on 3¢ entire (U27) with printed type E frank to Santa Cruz, Cal., Very Fine and rare combination.
Estimate 600 - 800
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