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U.S., British and Worldwide
Stamps, Documents and Autographs


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Lot 310
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United States and Possessions Collection, 1845-1926, over 200 stamps, mostly used, including 9X1, 27, 39 (unused), 67 (2), 94 (mint block of four), 112-22, 630 (mint), Guam 1-8, 10-12 (mint), condition very mixed, poor to F-VF, but plenty of salable stamps.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 311
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19th Century Selection, over 50 stamps, removed from one collection, bought as sound, most with very minor defects or reperfed, among the unused, some are with original gum and a couple even never hinged, very attractive and salable group.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 312

Selection of Columbians and Trans-Mississippi, 13 different, some original gum, high values regummed, minor defects or reperfed but fresh and attractive lot.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 313
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Official Collection, over 100 stamps, special printings and proofs, including State Department special printings, complete to 90¢, $20 State with presentation pen cancel (part original gum) and some better singles here and there, condition very mixed, from poor to Fine, a few with original gum (usually disturbed), high catalogue value.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 314

Alabama Stampless Covers, nearly 30, mostly different towns, nearly all with town handstamps, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 315

[Alabama] Mobile Stampless Covers, approximately 50, almost all town handstamps, good variety of markings and rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 316

Arkansas Stampless Covers, six, all different towns, colors or rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 317

California Stampless Covers, eight, all different towns or markings, generally Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 318

[California] San Francisco Stampless Covers, eight, mostly different, generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 319

Connecticut Stampless Covers, over 50, excellent variety of towns, postmarks, and rates, including fancys, ovals, colors, contents, etc., generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 320

District of Columbia Stampless Covers, approximately 50, mainly government/military-related, including a few Civil War soldier's letters, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 321

Florida Territory and State Stampless Covers, 12, mostly different, generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 322

Georgia Stampless Covers, approximately 40, including several legal sized, good variety of towns, rates, and markings, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 323

Illinois Stampless covers, comprehensive collection of over 1,000, huge variety of scarce cancels, towns, postmarks, markings, rates, etc., generally F-VF.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

This was the balance of Rolloff's collection when it was offered at auction in 1994.

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Lot 324

Kentucky Stampless Covers, approximately 140, majority are manuscript cancels, excellent variety of towns, generally F-VF.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 325

Louisiana Stampless Covers, over 40, 30 of which are New Orleans, almost all different colors or rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 326
 
[Louisiana] New Orleans Stampless Covers, approximately 55 covers, some variety of rates and color and with plenty of duplication. Generally F.-V.F.
Estimate 75 - 100
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Lot 327

Maine Stampless Covers, approximately 400, wide variety of towns, postmarks and rates, including rare towns, fancys, content, a group of vote counts, etc., generally F-VF.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 328

Maryland Stampless Covers, over 100 (no Baltimore), excellent variety of towns, cancels, color, rates, a few with interesting content, generally F-VF.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 329

[Maryland] Baltimore Stampless Covers, over 100, duplication but good variety of postmarks, colors, rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 330

Massachusetts Stampless Covers, approximately 140, excellent variety of towns, markings, and rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 331

[Massachusetts] Boston Stampless Covers, approximately 50, plus 18 basically identical 1850 covers (Bank deposit receipts) to New Orleans, good variety of markings and rates, some choice strikes, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 332

Michigan Stampless Covers, over 50, wide variety of postmarks and rates, some scarce towns, couple territorials, few nice letters, etc., Fine group.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 333

Mississippi Stampless Covers, 19 including scarcer towns, a cover addressed to the Secretary of War, "to care of Hon. Jeff Davis", a cover carried by a slave "per boy Armstead", generally Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 334

Missouri Stampless Covers, 21, mostly different, some scarce towns, generally F-VF.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 335

New Hampshire Stampless Covers, over 40, 30 of which are Portsmouth, including couple straight-lines, fancies, and other scarcer markings, generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 336

New York State Stampless Covers, approximately 270 (no New York City), wide variety of towns, postmarks, rates and usages, many military or governmental, some interesting content, generally F-VF.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 337

New York City Stampless Covers, nearly 200, much duplication but still a good variety of cancels, colors, rates and usages, war rates, much is military-related, generally F-VF.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 338

North Carolina Stampless Covers, 24, excellent variety of towns, some scarce postmarks, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 339

Ohio Stampless Covers, approximately 130, excellent variety of towns, postmarks, rates and usages, much is military/government, couple interesting letters, generally F-VF.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 340

Pennsylvania Stampless Covers, approximately 650 (no Philadelphia), wide variety of towns, postmarks, colors, rates and usages, many military/government, some interesting content including religion, generally F-VF, a fine showing of this popular state.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 341

[Pennsylvania] Harrisburg Stampless Covers, approximately 85, wide variety of postmarks, colors and rates, including a straight line, ovals, etc. Generally F.-V.F.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 342

[Pennsylvania] Philadelphia Stampless Covers, approximately 225, of which 75 are a correspondence with the identical circular postmark from the 1820s, the rest, while there is duplication, does feature a good variety, generally F-VF.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 343

Newport Rhode Island Stampless Covers, 11, all different postmarks, colors or rates, scarce group, generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 344

Rhode Island Stampless Covers, 20, of which 14 are Newport or Providence, all different postmarks, colors, or rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 345

Rhode Island Stampless Covers, 9 Newport, 11 Providence, duplication of postmarks but a variety of rates. Generally F.-V.F.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 346

Tennessee Stampless Covers, 27, wide variety of towns and rates, generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 347

Texas Stampless Covers, 31, good variety of towns, postmarks, and rates, generally Fine, scarce group.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 348

Virginia Stampless Covers, over 140, with excellent variety of towns, postmarks (colors), rates, much is military/government, couple interesting letters, etc., generally F-VF.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 349

Balance of Stampless Covers, 34 covers, including Indiana (7), South Carolina (10) and Vermont (11). Generally F-VF.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 350

Carriers & Locals on Cover. 13 covers comprising numbers LO2, 1LB9, 6LB9, 5L1, 15L13, 15L14, 15L18 (2), 20L4, 20L7, 20L18, 20L44 & 75L5; few small faults, generally Fine.
Scott $2,495 Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 351

Collection of Miscellaneous Postal History. Approximately 40 covers including some interesting and unusual usages; for instance, we note 15 Express Company covers (most in less-than Fine condition), a four margin 5¢ 1847 on cover (probably doesn't belong), a letter supposedly written by a seven-year-old girl to her father in which she encloses a stamp for him to write back - a rather nice 4-margin 1¢ #7 affixed to the letter; a 10¢ 1869 on a mourning cover to Brussels, Belgium; a 12¢ 1869 on a legal size cover; a 30¢ #71 used with a 3¢ & two 10¢ to Canton, China; etc., etc.; condition is quite mixed, but still a useful lot.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 352

Collection of Union Patriotic Covers. Collection of 16 covers, two letter sheets (with letters) and a Magnus Song Sheet; plus a soldier's "Due 3" cover from Union-occupied New Bern, N.C. (Mar 26, 1863), two Banks' Division covers (one a soldier's "Due 3"), and an unused Headquarters United States Forces, Morganzia, La., Official Business envelope; condition is somewhat mixed but generally Fine. An interesting lot.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Skinner
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Lot 353

Interesting Selection of Town Cancels, 1850s-1910s, 32 covers including 1850s (14), 1860s (9) and 1870s-80s (9); we note some interesting auxiliary markings and five manuscript towns, generally F-VF.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 354

WWI A.E.F. Military Covers and Related Material, over 1,000, covers and cards, some in a couple of albums with write-ups, many in a file box sorted by APO number, etc., including wide variety of frankings and markings, U.S. Postal Express service, early APO numbers, rail road, many YMCA pre-printed envelopes, domestic camps, patriotics, war-related picture post cards, including a vintage album with over 250 cards, foreign frankings, some Austrian and Hungarian field post, etc., usual mixed quality, an excellent start on this fascinating field, includes Van Dam's book on A.E.F. postal history.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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