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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 059a South Carolina - #11a two singles on U2 postal stationery cover Greenville C.H. to California

Perhaps a Gold Rush letter cover. Sent from Greenville Church, South Carolina to Diamond Springs California. Two #11a stamps and a U2 postal stationery envelope make up the ounce and a half rate. Envelope in worn condition. Stamps are trimmed close. However, top left stamp actually has nice clear margin at top which is covered by envelope fold.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 059b New York - Pair of #24 Franklin stamps on Lake George cover

Interesting oversize cover from Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George, New York. to Bolton, NY, franked with pair of #24 Franklin stamps. Some perfs missing from top left of left (or top) stamp. Extraordinary centering on both stamps for this issue. Light postmark adds to value.

Estimated value: $90.00

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$10.00
Lot 060 Connecticut - #26 on Derby, Lyme, New Milford & West Winsted covers (4)

1858-1861 postmarks on these 4 covers. Derby stamp has double left frame line.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 061 Connecticut - #65 on New Hartford Centre dead post office cover

Blue postmark and target killer on this DPO cover to West Meriden. Very desirable DPO item.

Estimated value: $35.00

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Lot 062 Connecticut - #26 on Lords Bridge dead post office cover

Huge, dark and full Lords Bridge Connecticut DPO postmark on this cover. Cover has some wrinkles, but postmark is exceptional.

Estimated value: $50.00

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Lot 063 Massachusetts - #65 on Marshfield cover sock on the nose postmark

Perfect sock on the nose Marshfield postmark on this cover.

Estimated value: $15.00

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Lot 064 Massachusetts - #65 on South Danvers cover, dead post office

Full and clean South Danvers dead post office double circle postmark.

Estimated value: $35.00

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Lot 065 New York - #73 Black Jack on cover with blue postmark and PAID in arc on stamp + content

Clean cover addressed to Crown Point Center, New York. Stamp is sound but off center. Blue postmark may be Monmouth, but not certain. Nice PAID in an arc over stamp. Blue mark adds $15 to catalog value. Includes flyer for a "Teacher's (sic) Institute commencing July 13, 1868, continuing at least ten working days." "Expense for board will not exceed $5 for the whole term."

Estimated value: $50.00

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$15.00
Lot 066 #73 Black Jack on cover with black postmark

Nicely tied well centered for issue #73 Black Jack on cover. Unfortunately address has faded.

Estimated value: $75.00

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Lot 066a Pennsylvania -- #73 Black Jack on 1863 cover with Philadelphia Post Office postmark

Local rate cover with #73 Black Jack stamp tied by Philadelphia PA post office double ring postmark. Cover shows wear. Stamp centering typical of issue.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$10.00
Lot 066b Pennsylvania -- #73 Black Jack on 1867 cover with Philadelphia Post Office postmark

1867 Philadelphia Post Office double ring postmark on this local cover. Pie-wedge killer cancels stamp.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$15.00
Lot 067 California - #76x3 on Santa Cruz cover to Idaho Territory

Excellent addition to any postal history collection. Santa Cruz California district court disposition 1867 cover franked by strip of 3 #76 leaf fancy cancelled stamps addressed to District Court, Boise County, Idaho Territory. Seal of Santa Cruz court affixed to back. Note small fault lower right (as seen) of center stamp.

Estimated value: $225.00

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$25.00
Lot 068 New York - Transatlantic 1867 ship folded letter with #77 Lincoln 15ct stamp to Germany

Sensational item. Letter bears New York British Packet 23 rate mark along with Short Paid auxiliary mark. Destination Frankfort Prussia via S. S. Russia. Additional route markings on reverse. No content.

Estimated value: $250.00

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$20.00
Lot 069 Massachusetts - #113 on New Bedford Bible Society folded letter

Printed announcement of meeting of executive board of the New-Bedford Bible Society, November 4, 1871. Addressed to Rev. William Jackson for local delivery. Circular geometric fancy cancel.

Estimated value: $100.00

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$10.00
Lot 069a Massachusetts - #214 stamp on cover from North Adams to Haverstraw, NY

Unusual to see this stamp on cover. Cover shows some wear. Killer ties stamp to cover, but does not provide a clear postmark.

Estimated value: $110.00

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Lot 070 Massachusetts - #226 on Fairfield Christian Herald cover - rare dead post office

Rare Fairfield Massachusetts dead post office postmarks (2)...date and time...on this Christian Herald reply envelope. New York Registration mark on reverse.

Estimated value: $100.00

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Lot 071a Columbian Expo Issue - #232 3ct Brooklyn NY to Hartford CT cover

Small, clean cover with Sharp Brooklyn NY postmark. Nicely centered stamp.

Estimated value: $35.00

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Lot 071b Columbian Expo Issue - #232 3ct Boston MA cover with U40s postal stationery

Light Boston postmark. Perfs clear on all four sides.

Estimated value: $35.00

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Lot 071c Columbian Expo Issue - #232 3ct & #231 2ct New Haven CT plus #237 10ct Brooklyn NY covers to Germany

Nice additions to any Columbians on cover collection.

Estimated value: $60.00

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Lot 071d Columbian Expo Issue - #233 4ct pair & #220 on Brick Chapel IN cover to Boston

Nice cover with desirable Boston MA registry division mark on reverse. Pair of 4ct Columbians. Right stamp has nibbled perfs at top right. Early Brick Chapel marks hard to find.

Estimated value: $50.00

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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

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

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