Nearly 3,000 lots of better USA and Worldwide stamps, covers, and box lots featuring a nice run of Classics through the Back of Book, including a great selection of EFOs, plate blocks, plus an incredible mint sheet holding, including a full set of the Louisiana Purchase sheets.
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PREXIE SERIES 1938-1950s BETTER PREXIE COVER COLLECTION :: Approximately 125 better covers. Highlights include: Advertising (x8); Auxiliary markings; Business reply cover from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with spectacular Scott #8... (Click Title for More Details)
1852 'R.F. KIMBALL' STEAMBOAT W/ SCOTT #11 WASHINGTON 3¢ DULL RED :: Distinct red double-line oval 'STEAMER/R.F. KIMBALL' strike on 1852 folded letter from Alexandria to New Orleans. Extremely scarce marking not listed in either Milgram or ASCC! Stam... (Click Title for More Details)
TERRITORIALS 1850s WASHINGTON TERRITORY COVER FRONTS, STRIP FRANKING :: Two cover fronts from Sinclair correspondence, each franked by strips of 3 of the 1¢ blue imperf. First bears Scott #9, Positions 29-39-49R1L and second bears Scott #7, B relief,... (Click Title for More Details)
VALENTINE 1873 POSTAL CARD CANDY :: Sweetly unique, attractively framed grouping of two 'U.S. POSTAL CARDS' which are actually candy postal cards made of 'maple sugar.' Candy accompanied by real unused UX3. The Valentine postal cards were created to ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #294 1901 FAST LAKE NAVIGATION 1¢ GREEN & BLACK, 2ND DAY COVER :: Very fine and clean commercial SECOND DAY COVER, mailed from Indianapolis, Ind., May 2, 1901. Cover is advertising cover promoting law books. Same cover a day earlier would sell fo... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #785-94 1936-37 COMPLETE SET, ARMY-NAVY WITH ARISTOCRAT CACHETS :: Complete set, Army-Navy issue with Planty #49, Aristocrat cachets in black, each with appropriate artwork and tied by appropriate cancels. Each cover addressed lightly in pencil, ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #941 1946 TENNESSEE 3¢ VIOLET, 'STATEHOOD ANNIV' DOROTHY KNAPP CACHET :: A gorgeous early Dorothy Knapp handpainted FDC with cachet showing 'Scenes of Tennessee, Seal, Indian & 150 years of Statehood'. Franked with single Tennessee Statehood stam... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #C4-6 1923 SECOND AIRMAIL ISSUE 8¢-24¢, COMPLETE SET OF 3 FDCs :: Complete set of 3 FDCs, each on separate Worden cover. Very fine stamps each tied by appropriate Aug. 15, 17 or 21 Washington, D.C., machine cancel. The C4 & C5 clean and fresh, C6... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #C4-C6 1923 AIRMAIL SET, FIRST DAY COVERS :: Complete set of three first day covers, each with 'Washington D.C.' date stamps on August 1923 covers, same addressee but in different hands. Overall fine to very fine - small faults, including 16¢ wit... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 126-50s FDCs & SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COVER COLLECTION :: Interesting group of approximately 135 FDCs with a number of better including (by Scott): #855 Baseball (x2 different cachets), #1052 block of 4, #1053 $5 Hamilton and Airmails wit... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1929-96 ONE MAN'S LARGE FDC COLLECTION IN ALBUMS, INCLUDING PREMIUM :: Large First Day cover collection in 25 very nice White Ace cover albums (23 standard, 2 oversize) in 6 banker boxes, as well as several other cover albums and containers. More... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1940s-90s LARGE FDC ACCUMULATION :: Accumulation of more than 2,700 FDCs, includes addressed, unaddressed, different cachet manufacturers and premium covers. Noted cachetmakers: Fleetwood, Mystic, Artcraft, House of Farnam, Cachetcraft, Artopages... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1960-98 COMPREHENSIVE ARTCRAFT FDC COLLECTION (26-VOLS) :: Approximately 2,300 FDCs all with ArtCraft cachets, in 26 White Ace Cover Albums. Comprehensive collection including Commemoratives, Definitives, Airmails, Postal Stationery, Officials an... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1963-66 EXPERIMENTALLY TAGGED COMMEMORATIVES & CHRISTMAS FDCs :: Group of 20 first day covers during the experimental tagging program of the USPS. Group includes 1963, 1964 and 1965 Christmas (1965 Christmas has scarce Nov 15 cancel and three mor... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1966-73 GROUP OF EXPERIMENTALLY TAGGED REGULAR ISSUES, FDCs :: Group of 14 first day covers during the experimental tagging program of the USPS. Group includes 2¢ and 25¢ Liberty series coils, 1¢ Jackson sheet and coil, 5¢ Washington slogan singl... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1976-92 FULL SETS OF PREMIUM FDCS :: Complete sets of 1976 State Flags (x2); 1982 Birds & Flowers; 1986 Presidents (full set plus presidents to Jimmy Carter and 10 extras); 1993 Inaugural, President and Vice President; and full set of 1992 Wildfl... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1810s-50s NEW YORK STAMPLESS COVER GROUP :: Pair of cover albums with clean group of 100 stampless New York covers dating from early 1800s into 1850s, with majority in the late 1830s and 1840s. Most all from small towns with many types, varieties... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1840s-1930s STAMPLESS, ADVERTISING, 'AKRON' & 'MACON' COVERS & MORE :: Selection of about 150 covers, on stock pages and in page protectors in binder. Includes Stampless (x17); assorted Advertising including illustrated & corner cards; group of 4... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1840s-1960s MIXED UNUSUAL COVER ACCUMULATION :: Unusual cover accumulation of several hundred in small file box. Ranges from 1840s-1960s, strength in 1900-50 range, most from United States (although there's a small clutch of foreign as well). Alm... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1840s-1920 PENNSYLVANIA COVERS, EMPHASIS ON PHILADELPHIA :: Selection of about 100 covers, all from Pennsylvania, with vast majority from Philadelphia. Includes station cancels, carriers, time-on-bottom cancels, auxiliary markings, streetcar RPO,... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1850s-1970s BETTER COVER & STATIONERY GROUPING :: One 24" long pull-out dealer box containing approximately 1,500+ covers and stationery with many better covers throughout. Some highlights include: Advertising; Airmail / First Flights; auxiliary ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1859-92 SMALL BUT POTENT KANSAS COVERS ACCUMULATION :: Small clutch of 8 covers representing better types of Kansas (or for that matter, other) covers. Includes TERRITORIAL from Olathe (on Santa Fe Trail), postmarked July 23 (likely 1858 or 1859)... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1860 GROUP OF USED 'STAR DIE' STAMPED ENVELOPES :: Selection of a dozen (U19 x4, U27 x8) stamped envelopes, including one 1¢ and two 2¢ with pre-printed interior address lines. Variety of postmarks and shades, with couple of Virginia postmarks ju... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1870s-1990s POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTION & ACCUMULATION :: Useful Postal Stationery group, includes: ENTIRES COLLECTION from year 1928 through Modern, largely complete, earlies in Minkus Album, balance in box, some earlier such as 1920s revalued ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1870s-1950s COVER ACCUMULATION :: Over 400 covers/cards mostly for years 1880s-1930s. Includes: variety of frankings including 2¢ Washington 1st Bureau, Washington-Franklin, stamped envelopes and selected commemoratives; variety of cancels includ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1870s-80s SMALL GROUP OF LARGE BANKNOTE COVERS :: Around 40 covers, all except two bearing Large Banknote stamps. Covers run the gamut from 3¢ standard and 2¢ drop rate to transatlantic and other exotic uses. Highlights include gorgeous 6¢ (#148)... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1870s-80s 1¢-3¢ DENOMINATION LARGE BANKNOTES IN COVER ALBUM :: Group of more than 60 covers bearing 1¢, 2¢ and 3¢ Large Banknotes, except for a pair of #186 on 1879 cover. While there are covers from New York and other locations, emphasis clearly... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1873-2010 MOSTLY MINT POSTAL CARD COLLECTION :: Banker box filled with mostly mint postal cards (earliest is UX6), but with some used as well. Some highlights include: UX6, UX10 (Columbian Exposition Pioneer card, Fisheries Building), UX46 'N GOD... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1870s-1970s MIXED COVER ACCUMULATION :: Mostly U.S. covers, but with a handful of Foreign covers (with a few perhaps better). Lot includes about 500, ranging from postal cards and first-day covers to commercial mail and WWII covers. Special group... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1890s-1990s COVER ACCUMULATION :: Many thousands of covers in three banker boxes. Some highlights include: several different groups of correspondences, many franked with Washington-Franklins, some from WWI soldiers; several illustrated advertisin... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1890-1920 WANAMAKER COVERS, MANY BETTER :: Selection of more than 100 covers, either to or from John and Rodman Wanamaker and the department store (John Wanamaker, who founded one of the largest department stores, was postmaster general, 1889-93)... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1890s HOTEL & RESORT COVERS :: Selection of more than 65 hotel and resort covers, mostly from the late 19th century, with illustrated and some duplication. Few unusual markings and other interesting tidbits. Overall fine condition.
USA 1890s-1970s COVER ACCUMULATION, STAMP COLLECTION & REMAINDERS :: In three banker boxes: approximately 1,000 covers/cards in binders & shoe boxes; USA commemorative collection with selected Mint & used singles & blocks (some plate blocks) for year... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1891-1908 'EN ROUTE' RAILROAD & 'COLLECTION WAGON' COVERS :: Three 'en-route' railroad covers from New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (1908 special delivery, with Boston, Springfield & N.Y. RPO backstamp); 1891 New York & Chicago Limited (wi... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1898 SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR COVERS, PATRIOTICS & OTHERS :: Interesting selection of 18 Spanish-American War patriotic covers from 1898 (mostly flags). Also includes 3 military themed postcards from same time period (one real-photo) AND 11 1948 Roug... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1880s-1980s UNUSUAL COVER HOARD :: More than 3,000 covers packed in two banker boxes. About half are first day covers, with many uncacheted and addressed, but some with better cachets as well. Of uncacheted, there are dozens of 10¢ Famous America... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1907-99 LARGE POSTAL STATIONERY & POSTAL CARD HOLDING :: Large holding of many thousands of mostly UNUSED entires, letter sheets, and postal cards. Mostly post-WWII, yet there are some better earlier items. Some different 19th Century entires in ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1909-60s PERFIN COVER GROUP :: Approximately 200 perfin franked covers including 176 USA with 66 uprated stationery and 25 cards, plus 26 foreign mostly Great Britain but also Germany, France and Belgium with five registered. USA covers about 60%... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1909-32 FIVE UNUSUAL COVERS & CARDS :: Includes two 1909 picture postcards (one cute real photo); block of 4 #651 on cacheted first day cover, first Harry Ioor, with both machine and handstamped cancels and 'AIR MAIL' misspelled (#651-9B-OR2b, $1... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1910s-2000s LARGE MINT POSTAL STATIONERY ASSORTMENT :: Couple thousand MINT UNUSED stationeries, postal cards, reply cards, stamped envelopes, etc from the 1910s-2000, with many from the 1930s. A few hundred different types, with denominations ra... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1928-35 GROUP OF COVERS, INCLUDING 1933 'BABY ZEPP' :: Intriguing group of 31 covers, mostly first flights 1928-30, but few other goodies as well, including 2¢ Columbian stamped envelope with Norwich, Conn. 'Time-on-bottom' postmark; 1¢ Goldsmith... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1928-39 AIR RACES, AIRPORT DEDS, FIRST FLIGHTS & MORE COVERS :: Old time stock of almost entirely Airmail covers from the late 1920s to early 1930s. We noted, in this group of more than 250, a number of National Air Race covers from a couple of d... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1956-64 LARGE ACCUMULATION OF UNUSED STAMPED ENVELOPES :: Large quantity of UNUSED stamped envelopes, mostly in original Stamped Envelope Agency boxes and in varying quantities. Since most are reasonably common (catalog value 60¢-$1.25 each), the... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #1 1861 DAVIS 5¢ GREEN :: Orange cover franked with fine single, margins huge, showing parts of adjacent stamps top & left, to just in right & bottom. Tied by Tudor Hall, Va, cds, to Concord, N.C., small edge tears, slightly reduced at left, fine.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ BLUE, HORIZONTAL PAIR ON COVER :: Average to fine pair on cover, tied by indistinct Charleston, S.C., cancel. Left stamp displays evidence of plate variety above upper left scroll. Clean.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ BLUE, PAIR :: Top-margin pair on back of primitive cover to North Carolina, 'Bethel/NC/Aug 6' manuscript on stamps, tear through left stamp and selvage from opening, otherwise fine.
CSA #4a 1863 DAVIS 5¢ DARK BLUE, PAIR :: Horizontal pair with MSS cancel on cover from Chester VA to Warrenton VA. Pair is toned, probably from the original gum, nick at top right corner, cover is worn from travels. Scarce franking, fine for this period of usage.
CANAL ZONE #U3 1921 VALLARINO 1¢ GREEN, ENTIRE :: Uprated with Scott #60 1¢ green, used to Akron, Ohio, two strikes of Oct 28, 1922, Fort Sherman, C.Z., duplex handstamp cancels. Minor edge wear, fine.
GUAM #M3-4 1930 GUARD MAIL 1¢ AND 2¢, MATCHING COVERS :: Two matching covers to same Manila, Philippines, address, each with stenciled paper label address, each franked with single stamp tied with matching Aug 21, 1930, Agana CDS. Each with a few fai... (Click Title for More Details)
HAWAII #31 1864 KAMEHAMEA IV 2¢ ROSE VERMILION, LOCAL COVER WITH SCARCE CANCEL :: Cover is very similar to that pictured in 'Post Office in Paradise,' with scarce #Ring 3-25 cancel. cover is dated Sept. 15 and is addressed to the Rev. S.E. Bishop, La... (Click Title for More Details)