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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 040 New York - Persia stampless folded letter

37.5 cent rate indicates this 1842 Persia stampless folded letter from the sheriff's office to A. S. Williams, Clinton New York carried additional paperwork. No rips or tears.

Estimated value: $40.00

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$0.00
Lot 041 New York - Troy stampless cover

Troy N-Y blue postmark is unlisted in ASCC catalog. Same goes for the blue double circle 20 rate. Some wrinkles at bottom of cover. However, a rare combination of unlisted mark and rate.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$40.00
Lot 042 New Jersey - Trenton stampless cover

Blue-green postmark on this cover. ASCC lists rate as being in a circle. Box is unlisted. Catalog: $75. Cover shows wear and has vertical crease at center.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$0.00
Lot 043 Virginia - Rocky Mount stampless folded letter - Due marking

Nice Rocky Mount New York manuscript postmark on 1848 SFL. Sender paid 10 cents but a postage due of 5 was added in manuscript.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$15.00
Lot 044 Maine - Goose River stampless folded letter

1842 Goose River Maine red postmark on this cover Red PAID and manuscript paid 50 marking along with Due 12 1/2. Note of petition from Nathanial Talbot to F. A. Quinby, US Clerk's office Portland. Goose River is also a premium dead post office.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$0.00
Lot 045 Vermont - Burlington stampless folded letter 1835 kitchen stove illustration

Illustration of a very early model kitchen stove in this 1835 stampless folded letter from Burlington stove maker William Blake to P.F. Wilcox Springfield MA stove retailer regarding patent infringement.

Estimated value: $135.00

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$10.00
Lot 046 Vermont - Lake Champlain Steam Packet Franklin stampless folded letter

Spectacular Lake Champlain Franklin Steam Packet (Capt. R. W. Sherman) postmark on 1833 SFL from Port Kent to Albany, NY. A. Watson writes to John Townsend regarding the establishment of a railroad depot in Port Kend. Route or letter: Port Kent-Lake Champlain-Whitehall NY-Albany (overland). The Franklin operated from 1831-1835. Significant Vermont, Lake Champlain piece of postal history.

Estimated value: $600.00

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$0.00
Lot 047 Ohio - Cincinnati stampless cover with hand drawn design

Extremely intricate hand drawn art decorates this 1850s Cincinnati Ohio exploded stampless cover. Outstanding example of early folk art.

Estimated value: $300.00

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$20.00
Lot 048 California - San Francisco (2) 40 rate & Baltimore MD ship 7 rate (1) Gold Rush related stampless covers

Interesting covers that need further research. Addressed to James Field, Purchase post office, New York. Two letters are from California with the notations "from the mines San Francisco" and "from California" The former has a large San Francisco postmark with the 40 cross country rate inside the dial. The second is a black San Francisco postmark with the box 40 mark. A third letter is probably the first of the series as it is from Baltimore and has the notation "from ship board to California Valparaiso" That cover bears blue Baltimore, SHIP and 7 markings. No contents. All three covers show wear but are a rare grouping.

Estimated value: $200.00

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$15.00
Lot 049 New York - 1770 full New York City straightline postmark/date stampless on piece

Sharp and full pre-Revolutionary War straightline New York postmark on clean piece. Second partial postmark also on piece along with date stamp of MA11. Extraordinary and rare item. ASCC on cover is $750+++.

Estimated value: $150.00

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$20.00
Lot 050 New York - Amazing transatlantic stampless folded letter starting with New York Ship postmark

Here's a stampless folded letter for those who like to research routes. Cover is loaded with handstamp and manuscript routing markings in a variety of colors. To the right of the New York ship mark is a design that looks middle eastern. Reverse has mark that shows the item traveled on the Bremen and made a stop in Rottenburg in 1832. Seal contains masonic symbols. Estimated at $75. What is it worth to you?

Estimated value: $75.00

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$0.00
Lot 051 Connecticut - #11 West Killingly & #11A Plymouth covers (2)

Full postmarks on these two covers. Plymouth is 1853. West Killingly is 1835-78. Nice #11 and 11A stamps trimmed close but both stamps have 4 margins.

Estimated value: $40.00

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$0.00
Lot 052 Tennessee - #11A on Rogersville folded letter

#11A on 1853 Rogersville Tennessee SFL from George Hale regarding poor health of mother. Also comments: "let us hear again by return of the horse mail". Sent to Charles Nenney, Russellville TN. 3-margin stamp. Note manuscript 3 in postmark for date.

Estimated value: $25.00

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$0.00
Lot 053 New Hampshire - #11 on Enfield & Great Falls covers (2)

Enfield - very clean cover and stamp. 3 margins. close at top. Consignor identifies stamp as 41L4 B-relief. Great Falls is very nice 4-margin stamp on fresh cover.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$15.00
Lot 054 New Hampshire - #11 on Lebanon & Nashua covers (2)

Nice 4-margin stamp on 1853 Lebanon cover (with content). Stain on face is bleed of wax seal used on back flap. Nashua 1856 cover is blue postmark with 3 margins...close at bottom. Fresh appearing.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$10.00
Lot 055 Maryland - #11A on 2 Baltimore covers

Both are 4-margin stamp folded letters. Blue grill killer on letter to Waterman, Warren RI is about ordering goods. Consignor notes position of stamp as 61L26, 2 lines recut upper left triangle. Blue postmark on folded letter from William Elliott to Charles Fisher, Philadelphia. No content. This stamp position is 93L1.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$15.00
Lot 056 Pennsylvania - #11 on Gettysburg & Philadelphia covers (2)

Blue 1857 Gettysburg postmark on cover to Long Glade VA. Business letter enclosed. Full sock postmark. Position 46L8 B-relief. Philadelphia sock on the nose postmark cancels 4-margin #11 10R7 C-relief position stamp. Addressed to Smyrna Delaware. No content. Both covers very clean.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$15.00
Lot 057 New York - #11 on Livonia & New York City covers & NYC folded letter (3)

New York folded letter contains interesting letter from Edouard Bossange to J. H. Bartlett & Son, New Bedford, Mass regarding two small lots of whale bone that are of fair quality only. The writer notes a purchase from another vendor for a "showy price" of whale bone that was polished "as bright as a looking glass". Stamp trimmed close is position 17L3 A-relief. No content in Lavonia or NYC covers. Lavonia has 4 margins. NYC is close. Clean items.

Estimated value: $40.00

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$20.00
Lot 058 Massachusetts - #11 on Orange cover

Good color on this #11 on 21856 cover. No content. 3 margins. Close at bottom.

Estimated value: $15.00

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$0.00
Lot 059 Ohio - #11A on Cincinnati cover sock on the nose postmark

Nice sock on the nose postmark. Note 11 in date is inverted. Upper left diamond recut twice. Position 50L2L.

Estimated value: $25.00

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$0.00

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

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