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Lot 1981

1850-1905, small collection of Valentines & covers, 14 embossed covers, including stampless from Belleville OH to city, 3¢ Banknote with Valentine, 1884 with #210 from Worcester to West Boylston MA, 1884 with pair 2¢ (#183) from New York City to Richfield Springs NY; very mixed condition, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1982

1820-75, 28 stampless covers, includes green "College of St James MD" with matching "5" in oval & "Paid"; cameo ad cover for "John Gass/American House/Concord /NH"; Middlebury, VT, arc with "Free" to Stephen Bradley, Member of the Senate in Washington, DC; blue Harrisburg Telegraph cameo ad cover with blue Harrisburg, PA, c.d.s. and matching "Paid 3" in oval; 1875 printed market report from Matanzas with straightline "Due 2"; etc.; many with contents, including three political tracts; mixed condition, review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1983

1847, U.S. soldier's letter, New Orleans, LA, c.d.s. with "10" rate on cover addressed to Franklin, NH, with manuscript "Via New Orleans"; four-page letter describing Mexico City after its capture; with complete transcription, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1984

1851-57, 3¢ cover selection, includes 26A on cover to Albany NY, and eleven folded letter sheets or cover franked with 11A, some with contents, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1985

1855, hand-colored stampless ladies cover, a delightful and attractive cover with blue Charlestown, NH, c.d.s. with matching "Paid/3"; addressed to Haydenville, MA, Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful example, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1986

1861-65, two "Postage Paid" labels, two covers with labels paying missing postage, the first from St Louis to Millbury, PA, with "Held for Postage" handstamp and label from the Good Will in St Louis; the second sent Richmond, MO, to St Paul, MN, with label from Young Men's Christian Association, Fine to Very Fine, uncommon.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1987

1861-65, two covers, stamps with portions inked-in, first cover addressed to Vermillionville, IL, with portrait, "3"s and "U.S." inked in; the second addressed to Norfolk Hosiery Co. in CT, with Washington given an inked-in slouch hat and pipe, Fine to Very Fine, uncommmon items.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1988

1861-65, two cacheted covers, first cover to Granby, VT, with design of boy running and hiding a newspaper with "If not called for, return to REV Henry Morgan Boston MA"; the second showing a boy riding a pig with an ad for R.B. Nichols, author and publisher, Washington, DC, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1989

1861-68, 28 embossed ladies covers and Valentines, includes West Dennis, MA, embossed cover with boy chasing girl with lacy valentine with golden cupid; Ipswich, MA, embossed cover with boy chasing girl and die-cut valentine (with mounting marks on reverse); Patriotic embossed cover with furled flags, clasped hands and "Though Absent Not Forgotten" with gold-colored valentine; Meredith Village, NH, embossed floral design cover with lacy valentine, etc., etc.; all franked with #65; mixed condition, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine, a sweetheart lot.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1990

1861-65, 33 Fort covers, a magnificent collection of covers with "Fort" origins, includes Camp Run, OH (S/R 7); Fort Schuyler, NY (S/R 6); Fort Pickens, FL (S/R 6); Fort Randall, DAK; Jefferson Barracks, MO; Fort Jones, CA; Fort Dodge, IA; Fort Atkinson, WI; Fort Rice, DAK; Fort Wallace, KS; Camp Point, IL; generally full strikes; mixed condition, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1991

1861-68, 18 military/war-related covers, includes red "U.S.S. Engineers Branch N.Y./Bowling Green", "Soldiers' Orphan Homestead" Gettysburg PA, handstamp "Cincinnati Pension Agency", "Office A. Commissary of Subsistence", "Office of Forage and River Transport", "U.S.A. Med. Department", "The War Claim and Collection Office", "United States Mustering and Disbursing Office", etc., all franked with #65; mixed condition, perusal please, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1992

1861-65, twelve Indian-related covers, includes manuscript town cancel "Tekamahm", c.d.s. Osage Mission KS (S/R 6), Leavenworth KS Indian Goods corner ad, manuscript town cancel "Omaha Agency Neb", manuscript town cancel "Winnabago Agency MN", c.d.s. Nashotah Mission WI (S/R 7); some uncommon material present, mixed condition; please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1993

1861-1950, collection of 24 covers, a lovely selection for your perusal, with better including six #210 tied to a #U178 addressed to Liverpool and forwarded to London; #U10 with two strikes of "From Steamer Lecomte C. Johnson Capt" to New Orleans; 1929 Hoover Inauguration cover; 1928 Cleveland Air Race cover signed by Hubert Wilkins; ad cover for The Yale Courant franked with #65 tied by New Haven c.d.s.; 1895 #257 on Registered handstamp penalty cover; 1926 Transpolar Flight card; an illustrated hotel ad cover franked with three #Q1, The Panama Canal Official Business cover, pair of Q1 tied by Quakertown PA c.d.s., VJ cover, and a Registered airmail cover from French West Africa to Yugoslavia franked with #29, 32 & 33, Fine to Very Fine, a meaty selection at a soupbone price.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1994

1861-69, 13 hand-decorated covers, all franked with #65; includes a red ribbon with address, cover with multicolored hand-drawing of flowers and a vase, two covers with leaves; two covers to Waterbury, CT, one with drawings; one of a bird-of-paradise, one with a hand holding a branch, etc.; well-executed; please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1995

1861-69, mixed franking covers, selection of five, includes #94 & 114 on forwarded cover from St Louis to Salem, IL; #65 & 147 on cover to North Hampton, NH; #65 & 117 tied by Bakersfield, VT, c.d.s. and straightline "Registered to Boston MA"; #65 & 71 tied by Delavan, WI, c.d.s. to Normal, PA; and #65 & 68 tied to #U58 by San Francisco cogwheels on cover addressed to Marseilles, France, Fine to Very Fine, outstanding grouping, uncommon lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1996

1861, collection of freaks & oddities on cover, 23 covers with #65, including misperforated vertically tied by Napoleon, OH, c.d.s. (with 1998 P.F. certificate); pair with vertical double perforations tied by MA c.d.s.; part imprint with Middleton, MA, c.d.s.; drastically misperforated with blue Hartford, KY, c.d.s.; pair on corner ad cover with huge straddle; narrow example with natural straight edge at right with Virginia City, N.T., c.d.s.; and stamp with large diagonal preprinting crease on cover tied by Philadelphia, PA, c.d.s.; an exciting selection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1997

1861-68, 24 covers exhibiting unusual usages, shapes & colors, includes pentagonal envelope from New Bern, NC, to Norfolk, NC; rhombic envelope from New York to Norfolk, CT; 2¾" by 1¾" cover to Woonsockett, RI; 4¼" by 1¾" cover from Hartford, CT to New York City with fancy cancel; triangle cover from Boston to Edgartown, MA; dark magenta cover from Annapolis, MD, to Portland, NY; bright blue cover from Washington, DC, to Maine, and three magenta-colored covers; some mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, interesting and uncommon material.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1998

1861-65, seven registered covers, includes #65 and pair of #89 to Bridgeton, NJ; pair of #65 on #U351 to Riverhead, NY; pair of #65 to Lancaster, NH; #65 to Canton, PA; mixed condition, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1999

1861, 3¢ Washington shades selection, terrific color collection of 45 on a stock page; ranges from possible pinks to rose, dull red, brown red, and everything in between; meticulous inspection may pay off big: happy hunting, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2000

1861-65, seven covers with 3¢ rose, includes 1864 Election Tally Sheet cover with Cincinnati, OH, cancel; blind embossed ad cover with red Boston, MA, Christmas Day cancel; fancy calligraphy cover from Baltimore, MD, to North Vassalboro, ME; "Forwarded" & "Due 3" straightline handstamps on cover from Washington, DC, to Syracuse to Albany; allover illustrated ad cover for M. Moore, Trenton Falls, NY: and a cover from Williamsport, PA, to Brooklyn with second stamp pasted over and forwarded to Lloyd's Neck, L.I., Fine to Very Fine, ex- Boyarsky.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2001

1861-67, mourning covers, 10, including franked by #63 & 65 tied by Philadelphia, PA, c.d.s. and addressed to Cincinnati, OH; #65 fancy-cancelled sent Nebraska City, NE, to Portland, NY; hand-drawn cover with #65 tied by Kalamazoo, MI, c.d.s. sent to Mosquito Gulch, CA; #65 tied by target cancel with Buttermilk Falls, NY, c.d.s. to Brattleboro, VT; and #65 tied by green Del. Water Gap, PA, c.d.s. addressed to Elizabeth, NJ; mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 2002

1861-68, 28 Northeast covers, includes red oval Valley Falls, RI; South Killingly, CT, hand-drawn c.d.s.; blue oval Unionville, CT; blue rimless East Canaan, NH; double-oval New London, NH; Sheepscott Bridge, ME; etc.; mixed condition, some full strikes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 2003

1861-68, 22 Upper Midwest covers, includes Illinois: Burnt Prairie, Cairo, Mound City, Young America (S/R 4), manuscript cancels Biggsville and Rock Run; Indiana: Duck Creek IN (S/R 7) and New Harmony, manuscript cancel Burnetts Creek and Highland; Iowa: Agency City and Marble Rock, manuscript cancel What Cheer; Michigan: Climax Prairie; mixed condition, all franked with #65, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 2004

1861-68, three covers with unusual addresses, includes New Haven, CT, to Lake City, MN, with fourteen-line (!) instructions; Wallingford, CT, to Bethel, ME, with twelve lines of instructions; and Brooklyn, NY, to Philadelphia with twelve-line instructions; review carefully—there will be a test, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2005

1861-68, two fumigated covers, one from New York City to Argyle, NY, with slits throughout cover; and a second from Babcock Hill, NY, to Cortland, NY, with slits; mixed condition, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2006

1861, unusual usages group (Scott 65), small group of five covers showing various usages: 1) single tied by PAID in italics on dark buff cover with oval New London NH datestamp; 2) single on 1864 folded letter from New York City addressed to New Orleans, manuscript "p. Creole" at upper left and blue double-oval company handstamp at lower left; 3) strip of three tied by circle-of-wedges cancels on cover addressed to San Francisco with Philadelphia datestamp; 4) single stamp tied by North Berwick Me datestamp on 3¢ entire addressed to Steamer North Star New York City and endorsed "State Room E"; 5) single 3¢ "F" grill (#94) with quartered cork cancellation of New York City on Anchor Line illustrated corner card addressed to Alliance Ohio; some covers and stamps with small faults, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2007

1861-68, 8 covers to foreign destinations, includes five 3¢ (#65) on cover to Switzerland; #68, 65 & 73 on cover to Switzerland; four #65 on cover to Lombardy, Italy; #68, 76 & three #65 on cover to Bavaria; #69 & 65 to France; five #65 on cover to France, etc.; mixed condition, inspection suggested, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 2008
1861 (Dec. 24), William Seward, War-Time Thank You note, written on Department of State stationery, giving thanks for the gift of some grapes, expressing Christmas sentiments, bold clear signature.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2009

1879-1912, Fortress Monroe cancels, 8 covers, including picture postcard of Hotel Chamberlin, postcard of target practice at the fort, Spanish American War Patriotic, cancel of U.S.S. New Jersey at Fort Monroe, etc.; nice selection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2010

1879-1912, Fortress Monroe cancels, five covers: one from Ft. Monroe via Bay Line Steamer; picture postcard with Ft. Monroe & Richmond RPO; #300 tied by Fortress Monroe duplex with 1886 date slug; cover with Fortress Monroe c.d.s. on cover to Dubuque, IA; and a 1904 cover tying #324 with a Fortress Monroe duplex; some flaws, but generally Fine to Very Fine, excellent lot for the specialist.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Current Bid$50
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Lot 2011

1888-1900, hotel covers from Fort Monroe, seven Hygeia Hotel and two Hotel Chamberlin covers; eight are illustrated, three duplicated; includes Hygeia Hotel illustration of hotel and beach, Hygeia Hotel illustration of hotel with promenade, and Hotel Chamberlin with sailboats and beach; attractive grouping, mixed condition, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 2012

1900, Boxer Rebellion cover with "China Military Postal Sta No 1", 2¢ (279B) tied by China Mil Postal Sta No 1 duplex, on cover from Lieut M. McCloskey 9th U.S. Artillery addressed to Pittsburg PA; small stain center from sealing wax, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2013

1901, Boxer Rebellion package wrapper, three color franking, 2¢ (279B), 5¢ (281) & 10¢ (283) tied on package wrapper, with purple "China Military Postal Sta. No 1" handstamp, manuscript "Soldier's Mail/Peking China", Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2014

1933-49, Inauguration covers, group of five, including a scarce run of first three Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurals and both Harry S. Truman covers; minor toning on 1941, otherwise a fresh and very fine group, Fine to Very Fine.
Brookman $865.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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