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Postal History . Stamps . Ephemera

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All lots in the auction have been illustrated and described. Please use the search option to be sure you find all items of interest to you.  For example, revenue stamps will also be found on stock certificates and documents in the Ephemera section.

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Many of the lots in this auction are from the estate of Vermont dealer/collector John Hooker.  For lots with individual stamps or covers, we have provided condition information regarding faults. Large lots are sold as is and bidders should consider that, along with good items, some faulty material is to be expected with so many stamps or covers involved. Certainly there are treasures to be found and please note that most of the large lots have a recommended starting bid of only 10% of estimated value. Covers featuring fancy cancels are in mixed condition and it is the mark, rather than the condition of the cover or stamp that you are purchasing.  Most covers are fine.  If you have any questions regarding listings, please contact us.  Please check our Terms of Sale as well for all conditions regarding this auction.  Thank you. Jasmin Auctions

 

Directory

  • Lots 1-15 – Philatelic Literature
  • Lots 16-50 – Stampless Covers
  • Lots 51-74 – U.S. Postal History
  • Lots 71a-71r – Columbian Expo stamps on cover
  • Lots 75-104 – U.S. Fancy Cancel covers
  • Lots 110-141 – U.S. Railroad, Airmail & Express Mail covers
  • Lots 130-140 – U.S. Zeppelin Flight Covers
  • Lots 142-143 – Postal Stationery
  • Lots 144-145 – Special Delivery & Postage Due covers
  • Lot 146 – Confederate States of America cover
  • Lots 150-156 – Specialty covers
  • Lots 200-263 – United States Stamps
  • Lots 300-319 – Worldwide Stamps
  • Lots 350-359 – Worldwide Covers
  • Lots 399-448 – Ephemera
  • Lots 500-521 – Collections and Large Lots

Books are used unless noted.

Estimated Value is catalog value or consignor value. Bids lower than 30% of Estimated Value will not be honored.

Lot Description Current bid
Lot 406 Early retail merchant sales literature - Sears Roebuck watches

Sears and watch collectors will like this cover to a Sears customer. Promotional piece on their dish sets enclosed (1899). Lot includes Rothschild solicitation for local sales reps (1896), Fordyee Arkansas grocer Ramsey cover and letterhead (1896), and Fordyee dry goods and hardware store J.H. Colvert (1896).

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 407 International Publishing Company promotional materials from 1897

Letter and promotional literature mailed by International Publishing Co, Chicago. Letter offers local rep job and promotional piece announces acquisition of Mammoth Publishing Company and W. W. Houston & Company.

Estimated value: $25.00

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Lot 408 Norton Jewelers Kansas City MO 1890 & Sawyer Jewlers' lathes Athol MA 1896 marketing materials

Jewelry related ephemera including letterhead from Norton & Son Jewelers, Kansas City, MO and a sales piece for a jewelry lathe (excellent artwork) from Sawyer Tool, Athol, MA

Estimated value: $25.00

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Lot 409 Large lot of early watch industry ephemera. Excellent artwork.

28 pieces of ephemera related to the watch industry in the 1800s. Note steel engravings of watch works and watches as part of letterhead.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$25.00
Lot 410 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Col. Chickering's Battle March

Excellent engraving on the cover of this 1862 Civil War March music.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 411 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Tramp, Tramp, Tramp - Prisoner's Hope

Rare 1865 score dedicated to prisoners of war.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 412 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - When You And I Were Soldier Boys - Col. Henry Noyes

1865 piece for guitar and piano. Three chorus poetry and music.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 413 Early British Sheet Music - What are the Wild Waves Saying - inscribed to Charles Dickens

A duet "founded on incident in the narrative Dombey and Son. Written and respectfully inscribed to Charles Dickens Esq., by Joseph Edwards Carpenter." Stephen Glover, composer. Published by Robert Cocks & Company, 6 Burlington Street, publishers to the Queen.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 414 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - General Grant's Grand March

Grant was such a recognizable and imposing figure that the cover is a steel engraving of his likeness with the title of the song on inside page. Published 1862. A must for Civil War memorabilia collectors.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 415 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - American Republic - Our Flag We'll Maintain

1862 35-star flag steel engraving waves on cover of this sheet music.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 416 1839 Boston Patriotic Sheet Music - Capt. Seriah Stevens Quick Step - Pulaski Guards

This piece written in 1839 to commemorate the Dorchester Heights encampment of the Boston Brigade. Early and rare sheet music.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 417 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Battle of Gettysburg March

Fantastic full-color panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg on the cover of this sheet music. Inside contains a narrative of three days of battle along with description of Pickett's Charge by E. T. Paull, noted historical author of the time.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 418 Pre-Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Old Rough and Ready Quick Step (Gen. Zac Taylor)

Composed in 1846 and probably revived in the Civil War, this tune honors General Zac Taylor. Written by Charles Grobe.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 419 Pre-Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Lieut. Thomas T. Ferris' Quick Step - NY Fusiliers

Performed by the New York Cornet Band. Written by Allen Dodworth.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 420 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - The Tolling Bell Approaching Mount Vernon

Steel engraving of Hon. Edward Everett graces the cover of this piece. Everett was a Massachusetts pastor, educator, politician, diplomat and one of the great orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 421 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Sheridan's Ride

Full-color engraving of Sheridan rallying his troops. Historian E. T. Paull composed the piece and provides a full page explanatory account of Sheridan's Ride inside the front cover.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 422 Pre-Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Lieut. Charles A. Stetson's Quick Step

Wonderful engraving illustrated front cover Francis H. Brown music. Stetson was with the New York Light Guard.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 423 Loss of the Steamer San Francisco Sheet Music - Capt Creighton "Be Cherry Boys, Be Cherry"

Rare and significant sheet music commemorating the loss of the Steamer San Francisco in a hurricane off the New England coast. According to survivors, Capt. Creighton said: "Be Cheery, I'll Stand By You Till I Sink." Image of Capt. Creighton is on cover.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 424 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - General Banks Grand March

General Banks became Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts after the Civil War. Note early rifles alongside the engraving of the general.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 425 Civil War Patriotic Sheet Music - Greys Quick Step - Capt. John C. Park

Early music composed to honor the officers and men of the Greys Exeter New Hampshire encampment.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Auction 143
Postal History . Stamps . Ephemera
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11:30 a.m. September 26, 2015

Spellman Philatelic Museum
241 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

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$25-49        $3
$50-100     $5
$100-199   $10
$200-399   $25
$400+         $50

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