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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 098 4 Dead Post Office fancy cancel covers

South Reading MA, Sherwoods NY, West Fitchburg MA, Millersburg OH with letter

Estimated value: $60.00

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$0.00
Lot 099 9 Cross and Geometric fancy cancel covers

Petersburg VA, Boston MA (2), Macon GA, Trenton NJ, New York City, Newburyport MA, Cambridge MA, Maumee OH DPO

Estimated value: $60.00

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$0.00
Lot 100 9 Geometric fancy cancel covers

Boston MA (2), New York City, Tottenville NY DPO, Utica NY, unreadable community (2), Paterson NJ, Easton ??,

Estimated value: $60.00

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$0.00
Lot 101 Vermont - Montpelier - Flower fancy cancel cover

Montpelier VT flower fancy cancel cover. (S & E, GE- R31)

Estimated value: $50.00

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$0.00
lot 102 Connecticut - Chester - ultra nice triangles in a circle, ball at center fancy cancel cover

Chester Connecticut intricate fancy cancel incorporates circle of triangles with ball in center

Estimated value: $50.00

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$0.00
Lot 103 New York - Union Springs - circle, star, ornaments fancy cancel covers (2)

Two covers featuring intricate fancy cancel from Union Springs NY.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$0.00
Lot 104 Six point Star of David fancy cancel cover

New Haven CT

Estimated value: $35.00

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$0.00
Lot 110 South Carolina Rail Road - 3 blue postmarks on wrapper with 3 #11 stamps

Three South Carolina RR postmarks to cover triple rate. 3 #11 stamps. Wrapper contained (now empty) document relating to execution of a commission. Posted at Charleston by B.G. Pressley and sent to W.I. Singleton, clerk of common pleas, Sumpterville, SC. Left stamp is damaged from tear starting at top.

Estimated value: $125.00

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$0.00
Lot 111 Eastern Rail Road - blue postmark ties 2 11A stamps (1851-55)

Two 11A stamps are tied to this cover by a full, blue Eastern RR postmark and grill killer. Expertly mounted with cancellation details and history of the Eastern RR line.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$15.00
Lot 112 Boston & Fall River Rail Road - red postmark with 11A stamp (1851-61)

Light, but full and large red Boston & Fall River postmark. Addressed to Edward Grover, Andover, MA. Nice red grill killer on 11A stamp. Scarce item. Mounted in clear corner pockets. Includes cancellation information, drawing of railroad route and history of the line.

Estimated value: $125.00

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$0.00
Lot 113 Norwich & Worcester Rail Road - blue postmark with 26 stamp

Nice blue Norwich & Worcester RR postmark. $26 stamp. Clear corner mounted. Page includes cancellation information and history and route map of the railroad. Mailed to Merrill & Sons, Exeter, NH.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$0.00
Lot 114 New York British Transit - 1875 ship cover via SS Russia to Cologne Prussia with #179 stamp

Very nice international cover with New York British transit mark. Letter traveled on SS Russia, a Cunard Liner. Letters to Prussia were forwarded in sealed bags from England to AAchen where the bags were opened and the letters rerouted for delivery. #179 stamp covers rate. Cover clear corner mounted along with explanation of the rate and postmark.

Estimated value: $35.00

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$25.00
Lot 115 Cleveland Ohio National Air Races - 1932 event cover signed by Pilot Al Wilson who was killed in a crash at the event

Rare and possibly unique early flight cover. Pilot Al Wilson signed the cover at the Cleveland Air Races, climbed into his plane and crashed. He died a few days later. Newspaper photo and story included along with Wikipedia biographical material.He was also a stunt pilot for Universal Pictures.

Estimated value: $100.00

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$0.00
Lot 116 Massachusetts - Springfield 1927 scarce postmark on Eastern States Expo Welcomes Lindbergh cover

Clean and fresh cover from Springfield Massachusetts Eastern States Exposition welcoming Charles Lindbergh. Plate number 1900 C-10 stamp franks cover. Cover was sent to William Conkling, postmaster, Springfield, IL.

Estimated value: $125.00

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$0.00
Lot 117 Baltimore Rail Road blue postmark on 1846 stampless folded letter

Good 1846 SFL with light but clear Baltimore Rail Road postmark. Content of business nature. Usual tear where seal broken.

Estimated value: $35.00

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$0.00
Lot 118 Naugatuck RR red postmark on 1850 stampless folded letter

Scarce Naugatuck R.R. red postmark on 1850 SFL. Good strike and item in very nice condition. Content is order for steel.

Estimated value: $75.00

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$0.00
Lot 119 Boston & Albany RR red postmark on stampless cover

Light but full postmark. ASCS lists for $50.

Estimated value: $35.00

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$0.00
Lot 120 RAIL ROAD CAR red straight line postmark on 1845 stampless folded letter

Very hard to find these covers with any kind of decent strike. 1845 SFL processed on the Boston & Albany line. Business content. Good condition. ASCS $75

Estimated value: $40.00

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$5.00
Lot 121 New York Express Mail stampless folded letters lot of 3

Three clear strikes. Red postmarks are 1846 and the black is 1852. All in very clean condition.

Estimated value: $50.00

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$0.00
Lot 122 Massachusetts Express Mail stampless folded letters lot of 2

Both letters in very good condition. Typical postmarks for Express Mail. Both 1849.

Estimated value: $40.00

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$0.00

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
781-771-5500

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Bid Increments

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

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