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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



  • 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 517 Ryukyu Islands - over 200 First Day Covers

Perfect for the collector or dealer. Each cover is in a protective cover, has a cachet and is unaddressed. More than 200.

Estimated value: $150.00

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Lot 518 Worldwide First Day Cover collection - large carton

Huge box of foreign First Day Covers. Quick count indicates 800+ covers in the lot. Includes older FDCs with good catalog value.

Estimated value: $300.00

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Lot 519 US First Day Covers -- large carton

Check out the high value regular issue First Day Covers along with the Byrd material, presidents mini-sheet FDCs, 1930s cachet covers in this lot. A few First Day Programs, too. About 325 covers. Good value.

Estimated value: $150.00

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Lot 520 US stamps - high value mint and used - must see

This is a treasure trove. The images only give a hint of the value in this lot. Thousands of stamps...regular issues, commemoratives, back of book, singles, blocks, perfs, imperfs, old and new, mint and used. Should be examined to appreciate full value. Estimate is low for this lot.

Estimated value: $1,300.00

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Lot 521 Set of 14 Master Global Albums

Set of 14 numbered Master Global albums. Contains some stamps. Unchecked for value by consignor.

Estimated value: $500.00

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Auction 143
Postal History . Stamps . Ephemera
Online Bidding
Live Auction

11:30 a.m. September 26, 2015

Spellman Philatelic Museum
241 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

Preview 9:30-11:15 day of auction or by appointment

Contact: JasminAuctions@mail.com

Massachusetts License 2884

Bid Increments

0-$24          $2
$25-49        $3
$50-100     $5
$100-199   $10
$200-399   $25
$400+         $50

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