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Postal History . Stamps . Ephemera

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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 426 1843 Sheet Music - The Lament of the Irish Emigrant

Very early ballad with lyrics regarding Irish emigration to America

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 427 Gold Rush Sheet Music - Gold Fever Gallop

Rare find. Early sheet music with a Gold Rush fever tempo.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 428 Maine - 1868 Bill of Sale for Bark Marathon with R84c tax stamp

Outstanding document recording the sale of the Bark Marathon by Jod W. Drisko of Jonesport Maine and his partners to Nahum Chapin for $2,125. Specs of the vessel, built at Columbia Falls in `1860 are included. Steel engraving of ship and eagle on shield adorn document. R84c tax stamp is affixed and signed.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 429 Pennsylvania - Old Oaks Cemetery Company stock certificate with revenue stamp (1)

Very nice 1869 stock certificate for one share in the Old Oaks Cemetery Company, Philadelphia PA. Wonderful steel engraving artwork. Company seal embossed at lower left. R44 revenue stamp is precanceled with Old Oaks mark. Tiny tear at lower left fold. Certificate 84.

Estimated value: $25.00

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Lot 430 Pennsylvania - Old Oaks Cemetery Company stock certificate with revenue stamp (2)

Very nice 1869 stock certificate for one share in the Old Oaks Cemetery Company, Philadelphia PA. Wonderful steel engraving artwork. Company seal embossed at lower left. R44 revenue stamp is precanceled with Old Oaks mark. Certificate 85.

Estimated value: $25.00

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Lot 431 Pennsylvania - huge 1865 manuscript Philadelphia property deed. Good revenue stamps - see scans

Stunning 1865 Philadelphia Pennsylvania property deed on heavy parchment. Measures 25" across and 28.5" deep. Magnificent script conveys property transfer from William Birkey to Frederich Schuenemann including three story building on Tremont and a lot on the west side of Delaware Second Street between Spruce and Dock. Valuable revenue stamps confirm the deal: R83 x 2 and R92. Suitable for framing.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 432 Pennsylvania - Oil Creek and Allegheny River Rail Way Company stock certificate with revenue stamps

1871 Oil Creek & Allegheny River Rail Way Company stock certificate. 45 shares @50/share. Excellent steel engraving artwork shows locomotive, riders waiting arrival of train and paddlewheel steamboat in background. Revenue stamp on front is R46c and on reverse is R44c.

Estimated value: $80.00

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Lot 433 Massachusetts - 1871 Cape Cod Railroad stock certificate

Certificate for two shares was issued January 1, 1871 to Scotto Foster of Newfleet. Transfered May 17, 1872. R44 tax stamp. Great Cape Cod memorabilia item.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 434 Connecticut - Stafford - 1785 hand written property deed

Ames Walbridge sells property in Stafford CT to Porter Walbridge. This ancient document is in very good condition for its age. Easy to read details of transaction

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 435 Connecticut - Stafford - 1803 hand written property deed

1803 property sale in Stafford by Porter Walbridge to Ebenezer and Charles Spencer. Signed be Ebenezer and Charles Spencer along with Samuel Bloggett, registrar. Condition is fragile.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 436 Massachusetts - Shelburn - 1814 hand written property deed

Thomas Dickinson and his wife Thankful sell 40 acres of land abutting County Road to Phinehas, Nathan and James Newhall of Sherburn for $800.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 437 Connecticut - Stafford - 1794 property deed - early printed form.

Very early property transaction document. Unusual to have a preprinted form. Theodore Woodbridge of Glastonbury CT sells land in Stafford to Porter Walbridge for two pound, eight shillings. Separations at folds.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 438 Massachusetts - Salem - 1848 Quit Claim Deed

Very clean document. John Very and Mary his wife sell Bridge Street, Salem, property to Anna Devereaux, widow, and Frances Hubon,

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 439 Massachusetts - Salem - 1861 Warranty Deed - Major Boston sale from Keene NH owner

William Arne White, of Keene, NH, a clergyman, sells a mansion on Washington Street (formerly Court Street) Boston to Henry Hubon for $11,000. Property was owned by William Arne now deceased. Significant early downtown Boston document. Fold separations.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 440 Massachusetts - 1872 deed for Boston property from Rhode Island seller

Jeremiah S. Adams sells to Feroline J. Clark building lots in Roxbury, MA. Adams is from Providence. Large document on parchment. Separation at center fold.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 441 Connecticut - Stafford - 1881 Warranty Deed

Thomas Brady, of Stafford, sells an industrial site along with machinery to James Morris and James Booth. Typical old property line description that includes "triangular piece running to a point at the northerly end at the crotch of the roads".

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 442 Massachusetts - Salem - 1859 Guardian's Deed

Robert Fuller is guardian for Joseph Warren Fuller and sells property for the minor to Henry Hubon in Salem, MA. Other signatures include: william Archer, Jr., W. H. Smith, justice of the peace. Document shows age and has fold separations. However, unusual type of printed document for this era.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 443 Massachusetts - 1865 Boston affidavit - woman admits lying in paternity suit - blames lawyer

Incredible document from Mary Jane McAlroy, a Charlestown woman, recanting her allegation to police that Hugh Garrity had "begotten me with child"..."and that I never had sexual intercourse with Michael Welch". She says Mrs. Abby Robbins persuaded her to accuse Garrity. She continues that after making the accusation to police, she told her attorney, Hon. Charles Robinson, she had lied. "He advised me to stick to what I had said that it was too late to take it back and that if it was false, I must continue to tell the same story." The document is signed with an "X" with a notation that this is her mark and is sworn before James F. Pickering, Justice of the Peace. Easy reading. There is about a 3" tear in the third page otherwise document is in pristine condition. R23 Agreement tax stamp is affixed to upper left of page 1.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 444 Nebraska - 1912 Rand-McNally color map of Nebraska - power lines, Indian reservations

Early Rand-McNally map highlighting power lines, counties, creeks, rivers, towns and Indian reservations. Map is 28" x 21". Has 4" tear about middle of map and small holes at a few folds. Overall condition is good.

Estimated value: $35.00

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Lot 445 Connecticut - Hartford scarce postmark with Lovell, Tracey & Co. advertising flyer

Scarce Hartford Connecticut postmark with black cross killer inside the dial. Nice Lovell & Tracey Hardware company brochure inside showing touting the use of castor oil as a lubricant for wagon wheels. Early oil can illustrations.

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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