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November 28, 2018

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Lot No. Symbol
Catalog No.

Lot Description

Est.

Opening Bid 11/17/18

   
 

FIRST DAY COVERS

 

 

166 CV
548-50

548-50 1-5 PILGRIM TERCENTENARY ISSUES, COMPLETE SET ON FDC,

all F-VF to VF, each w/"WASHINGTON/D.C./DEC21/230PM/1920" FDOI duplex ccls w/"1920" inverted. Clean, fresh legal cover w/1975 AFDCS cert. Extremely RARE! Cat($3000)

$3000

$600

167 CV
566

566 15 Gray on Registered FDC,

F-VF, franked w/#548 horz pr & #557, cornercard advert from Cushman, Bryant & Darby. Each stamp tied w/"WASHINGTON/D.C." double oval ccls. Reverse w/(2) purple "WASHINGTON.D.C./REGISTERED/NOV/11/1922" FDOI cds ccls & a purple Nov. 12 Boston receiving dc ccl. Clean, fresh cover Cat($575)

$575

$115

168 CV
799-802

799-802 3 Territorial Issues (4) on separate FDC's,

F-VF stamps, all addr, neatly typed, and to the same person; cvrs a little soiled and one opened at flap, no damage, minor cnr bends & small cr but still nice and collectible Cat($48)

$48

$55

169 CV
802

802 3 Virgin Island Territorial Issue on FDC w/Blk/4,

F-VF block, unaddr (seldom seen), w/Hobby Cover Service cachet (purple & buff), pmk cds "CHARLOTTE AMALIE/DEC/15/9:00AM/1937V.I." Cover is clean, but tnd in a "ripple" fashion; still very nice Cat($35)

$45

$22

170 CV
831

831 50 William Taft Prexie on FDC,

F-VF, addr neatly typed, cachet of Taft, flags & wreath by W.M. Grandy w/red hand-stamped "REGISTERED" & no. pmk is cds "WASHINGTON/DEC8/9-AM/1938/D.C." w/FDOI ccl tying stamp to cover. Back has (4) pmks: (2) dc "WASHINGTON, D.C./DEC/8/1938/(REG.REG.)" in red, dc pmk "NORWALK, CONN./DEC/10/1938 REGISTERED" and dc "SOUTH NORWALK,CONN/DEC/10/1938/REGISTERED "both in purple". Condition is very good, very little wear at edges & corners, has residual corner-mount stains on reverse along w/pencil note. Overall still a very nice high-value Prexie FDC Cat($50)

$35

$12

171 CV
832

832 $1.00 Woodrow Wilson Prexie Issue on FDC,

F-VF, (vignette well-centered), neat type written addr w/red box REGISTERED mark, cachet by W.M. Grandy (Mellone no. 832-59), pmk is cds "WASHINGTON/AUG29/9-AM/1938/D.C." w/FDOI ccl. Cover in very good to excellent condition, has overall slight tng, corner mount outlines at (3) corners and a crease along the T edge from the stuffer. Reverse has (3) Registered pmk's (2-Washington & 1-South Norwalk, Conn.) & a pencil note Cat($180)

$150

$80

172 CV
836

836 3 Swedes and Finns Issue on FDC,

VF-XF, neat typed addr, tied to cvr w/pmk cds "WILMINGTON/JUNE 27/9-AM/1938/DEL." and FDOI ccl. Cachet red & lgt blue map by Pavois (S-M Co.; Stebbin Pavois), Mellone no. 836-16. Condition is good, slightly dirty w/ccl having offset & smears, gum tng on back. Still, FDC not usually offered

$20

$22

173 CV
858

858 3 50th Anniversary of Statehood Issue on FDC,

F-VF, addr, handwritten in pencil, cachet listed by Mellone (no. 858-12) but designer not identified. Cover in very good condition, has very lgt tng, very minor creases at T, corners & edges in great shape Cat($30)

$30

$26

174 CV
874-78

874-78 1-10 American Scientists Combination FDC,

F-VF, addr via label, w/Holland cachet (Mellone 878-93), cover has slight overall tng, otherwise excellent condition, pmk is "CHICAGO/APR./26/9:00AM/1940/ILL." w/FDOI ccl. Stamps have touch of perf tng, but still bright colors

$15

$20

175 CV
879-83

879-83 1-10 American Composers Combination FDC,

F-VF, addr via label, w/Holland cachet (Mellone 883-93), slight overall tng to the cvr & small cr UR cnr. Pmk is "PITTSBURGH/JUN/10/9:00AM/1940/PA." w/FDOI ccl

$15

$12

176 CV
884-88

884-88 1-10 American Artists Combination FDC,

F-VF, addr via label, w/Holland cachet (Mellone 888-93), cvr has slight overall tng & teeny ccr LR. Pmk is "CANTON/SEPT./30/9:00AM/N.Y." w/FDOI ccl

$15

$20

177 CV
889-93

889-93 1-10 American Inventors Combination FDC,

F-VF, addr via label, cachet by Holland (Mellone 893-93), a bit of tng overall o/w excellent condition

$20

$20

178 CV
911

911 5 Norway Overrun Countries Issue on FDC w/Blk/4,

VF, nice typed addr, has ArtCraft cachet, UL cnr blk/4 tied to cvr w/JUL 27, 1943 pmk & FDOI ccl. Cover clean w/slight gum tng, but stamp selv is stained w/pmk applied on top Cat($15)

$16

$8

179 CV
939

939 3 Merchant Marine Issue on FDC in combination w/other 3 Armed Forces Issues (4),

F-VF, unaddr, w/ArtCraft cachet, cover in very good to excellent condition w/minor gum tng, small foxing spots on front and tiny cr LR cnr, pmk is "WASHINGTON/FEB./26/9:00AM/1946/D.C." w/FDOI ccl

$50

$24

180 CV
946

946 3 Joseph Pulitzer Issue on FDC,

F-VF, cachet black & green thermography designed by Von Losberg, Mellone no. 946-14, cover unaddr on front but has stamped addr on back, "J.C. VON LOSBERG/140...TH ST./BROOKLYN 1-, N.Y./R.C.D. 52". Cover has tng at T & back, also pnb, otherwise clean. Small "bend" at T, excellent corners & edges in very good condition

$12

$4

181 CV
1052a

1052a $1.00 Patrick Henry Liberty Issue on FDC w/Blk/4,

VF, unaddr w/Artmaster cachet, clean cover in excellent condition, pmk cds "JOPLIN/OCT7/9-AM/1955/MO." FDOI ccl. Mellone no. 1052-6 Cat($20)

$20

$22

182 CV
1174-75

1174-75 4 & 8 Gandhi Champions of Liberty Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, hand-painted cachet designer unknown, excellent condition (pnb), proper FDOI pmk. Nice item. Mellone no. 1174-75-26

$25

$26

183 CV
1238

1238 5 City Mail Delivery Issue on FDC w/PB/4,

VF, unaddr, appropriate FDOI ccl, w/multi-color Fluegel cachet Mellone no. 1238-23, excellent to pristine condition Cat($20)

$20

$20

184 CV
1294

1294 $1.00 Eugene O'Neill Prominent Americans Issue on FDC,

VF, unaddr, Fleetwood cachet, clean cover, excellent condition w/hint of gum tng on reverse, pmk cds "NEW LONDON, CT/OCT/16/1967/06320" FDOI ccl. Mellone no. 1294-28 Cat($12)

$12

$6

185 CV
1295

1295 $5.00 John Bassett Moore on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, clean cvr, pristine condition w/Artmaster cachet Mellone no. 1295-7, pmk cds "SMYRNA,DE/DEC/3/1966/19977" FDOI ccl Cat($40)

$50

$30

186 CV
1327var

1327var 5 Henry David Thoreau on FDC,

VF, unaddr, w/Frank J. Ulrich hand-painted cachet, Ulrich is known for multiple designs & this is a variation of the usual cvr offered, correct FDOI pmk; very nice cover, sgnd & numbered 95 Pat 140 (not sure what "Pat" means in the number)

$40

$20

187 CV
1345-54

1345-54 6 Historic Flag Series, Complete Set (10) FDC's,

F-VF, all unaddr w/Art Craft cachets, most have tone spots, but still nice enough. Pittsburgh JUL41968 FDOI pmk Cat($30)

$10

$6

188 CV
1445

1445 8 Christmas Issue "Portridge in a Pear Tree" on FDC,

VF, unaddr, tied to cvr w/cds "WASHINGTON, D.C./NOV/10/1971" & FDOI ccl, w/hand-painted cachet by Frank J. Ulrich, sgnd, not numbered, w/ad stuffer

$25

$12

189 CV
1548

1548 & 2175 10 Legend of Sleepy Hollow & 10 Red Cloud FDC's,

VF, unaddr, w/premium seldom seen Richard Ellis (as Animated Covers) hand-painted cachets, humorous & cartoon-like. Both with appropriate FDOI pmk & ccl

$15

$8

190 CV
1563,

1563, 617-19 10 200th Anniversary Lexington-Concord Battle Combo FDC,

combination of 1925 Lexington-Concord Issue (3) for 150th Anniversary w/no. 1563, all tied to unaddr cvr w/cds "LEXINGTON,MA/APR./19/1975/02178" and FDOI ccl. Cachet by Connecticut Bicentennial Cover Society (CBCS) no. 5 of the "BATTLE OF LEXINGTON". Very clean, excellent to pristine condition w/pnb. Includes Society stuffer

$30

$6

191 CV
1563

1563 10 Lexington-Concord Issue on FDC Combination cover,

VF, unaddr, in combination w/no's 617-18 1925 Lexington-Concord Issue; cachet is 1st (and one-time) Connecticut Bicentennial Commemorative Society (CBCS) no. 5 of the "Battle of Lexington" in Green & Green/Red text. Pristine condition, stuffer incl & FDOI ccl April 19,1975 Cat($10)

$14

$6

192 CV
1690

1690 13 Benjamin Franklin on FDC combination w/Canada no. 691 w/Sterling Silver Medallion,

VF, unaddr, Fleetwood medallion & framing cachet. Reverse has Certificate of Authenticity, this being no. 1091 of 2,500 limited editions. Pmk is proper Philadelphia, PA FDOI ccl

$100

$20

193 CV
2065

2065 20 Martin Luther Issue on FDC,

VF, unaddr, HAM premium cachet (#160), sgnd & numbered (222/250), almost pristine, cpl trivial ink spots on back flap; Washington, D.C. FDOI ccl Cat($16)

$16

$8

194 CV
2066

2066 20 Alaska Statehood Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, premium HAM cachet (no. 161), sgnd & numbered (212/245), pristine condition; Fairbanks, AK FDOI ccl Cat($12)

$12

$6

195 CV
2072

2072 20 Love Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, premium HAM cachet (no. 163), sgnd & numbered (188/253), pristine condition; Washington, D.C. FDOI ccl Cat($12)

$12

$6

196 CV
2074

2074 20 Soil and Water Conservation Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, Ham full front cachet (no. 164), sgnd & numbered (175/256), pristine condition; Denver, CO FDOI ccl Cat($12)

$12

$6

197 CV
2080

2080 20 Hawaii Statehood on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, premium Ham cachet (no. 166), sgnd & numbered (72/147), pristine condition; Honolulu, HI FDOI ccl Cat($12)

$12

$6

198 CV
2081

2081 20 National Archives Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, w/premium HAM cachet (#167), sgnd, numbered 239/271, pristine condition, Washington, D.C. FDOI ccl Cat($12)

$12

$6

199 CV
2086

2086 20 Louisiana World Exposition Issue on FDC, w/pair,

F-VF, unaddr, premium HAM hand-painted cachet, sgnd, numbered 26/175, tiny ink offset on reverse, otherwise pristine Cat($12)

$12

$6

200 CV
2088

2088 20 Douglas Fairbanks Issue on FDC,

VF, unaddr, w/premium HAM HP cachet (#170a), sgnd, numbered 114/154 (has 161/267 crossed out), pristine condition except for cross out Cat($18)

$18

$10

201 CV
2089

2089 20 Jim Thorpe, Issue on FDC (2) w/pair,

VF, unaddr, cachets are hand-painted Pugh (#'s 171 & 171A), which are the same scene but with different colored athletic shorts, no. 171 (w/blue trunks) pmk w/(2) different marks: (1) cds "SHAWNEE, OK/MAY/24/1984/74801" FDOI killer (1st day city) and (2) dc "PRAGUE, OK/MAY/24/1984/USPO" on upper stamp. No. 171A (red trunks) has Shawnee FDOI and dc "YALE,O/MAY/25/1984/USPO" on upper stamp. Shawnee OK is considered Thorpe's birthplace, though he has stated Prague, OK also. Second day at Yale, OK because this was where he lived most of his life. Both sgnd & numbered; no. 171A is 84/138 & 171 is 68/238. Also, no. 171A is stamped "Kribbs/Kovers/JEKYLL ISLAND/GEORGIA" on reverse Cat($72)

$70

$24

202 CV
2092

2092 20 Preserving Wetlands Issue Bulk Lot FDC's,

generally VF, bulk lot of about (120) covers; all unaddr (98) w/sgl franking and "J.N. Darling Foundation and the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company cachet. Rest have same cachet w/added Foundation Commemorative Stamp. Estimated market value is $300

$75

$30

203 CV
2101a

2101a 20 Dogs Issue on FDC w/blk/4,

VF, unaddr, premier HAM hand-painted cachet (no. 176) w/"other city" first day ccl "HOUSTON, TX 77046/"Texas State Pictorial"/SEP 7 1984" and "HOUPEX STATION" between (4) lines of stars killer ccl, sgnd & numbered 94/247 and in pristine condition Cat($30)

$30

$14

204 CV
2104

2104 20 Family Unity Issue on FDC,

VF, unaddr, premier HAM cachet (no. 177) sgnd & numbered 2/242, (also executed & sgnd by "McClendon'), pristine condition Cat($12)

$12

$4

205 CV
2105

2105 20 Eleanor Roosevelt Issue on FDC,

F-VF, unaddr, premier hand-painted HAM cachet, sgnd & numbered 223/270, (also executed & sgnd by McClendon), proper FDOI ccl, pristine condition Cat($15)

$15

$8

206 CV
2175

2175 10 Lake Red Cloud Great Americans Issue Pair on FDC,

VF, unaddr, combination w/1187, Frederick Remington Issue, has Pugh, hand-painted cachet sgnd, numbered 85/108, excellent condition, sm stn spot on back; pmk cds "RED CLOUD, NE/AUG/15/1987/68970" and FDOI ccl Cat($35)

$30

$14

207 CV
2419

2419 $2.40 Moon Landing 20th Anniversary Issue on FDC,

VF, unaddr, w/USPS copyrighted cachet, Washington DC FDOI ccl, cvr in pristine condition Cat($8)

$14

$4

208 CV
2620

2620 29 Voyages of Columbus on FDC,

VF, unaddr w/RKA (Ralph K. Achgill) hand-painted, full front cachet, sgnd, numbered 11/21, near pristine condition, small dot of stn L edge, proper FDOI ccl

$25

$8

209 CV
C18

C18 50 Graf Zepp, Horz Pair on Zeppelin Flight/FDC cover,

F-VF, tied to airmail cover w/Oct. 2, 1933 NY FDOI machine ccl, flown from Friedrichshafen to Miami, FL (Sieger cat. no. 241.C, cv 750 @ $1025). Clean, fresh cover w/all appropriate markings

$1000

$475

210 CV
C20

C20 25 Transpacific Issue on FDC & FAM-14 FFC,

F-VF, typed addr, Grimsland blue cachet on airmail envelope (Mellone #C20-26) and w/green First Flight cachet (AAMC Type F14a) for Flight F14-1a to Honolulu. Stamp tied to cvr w/machine cds "SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF."/NOV22/1-PM/1935." Cover in very good to excellent condition w/minor ink offset on front and pnb. Receiving pmk on reverse cds "HONOLULU, HAWAII 1/NOV 23/11-AM/1935." Attractive, historic cover Cat($64)

$70

$55

211 CV
C23

C23 6 Eagle & Shield Airmail Issue on FDC,

F-VF, neat typed addr, cachet by O.A. Ludwig, Mellone no. C23-58a (red only), pmk cds "DAYTON/MAY14/9-AM/OHIO" w/FDOI ccl, condition is very good, slight staining on front, pnb & ink mark on reverse; cachet is produced thermographically and appears to have "smeared" slightly. Example not usually offered Cat($70)

$50

$20

212 CV
E18

E18 17 Org Yellow, Special Delivery Issue on FDC,

F-VF, neat hand-stamped addr, w/cachet, receiving pmk on reverse cds "PANDORA/NOV./1/AM/1944/TEX." Cat($20)

$20

$8

213 CV
Lot

Lot of (5) FDC Odds & Ends,

F-VF, all unaddr, w/various cachets - Covercraft (1), Art Craft (2), Artmaster (1) & (1) hand-oainted "COIN4" cachet #10/41. Includes no. 1315 in combo w/no. 929, no. 2046, 2175, 2468, 3261

$40

$14