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United States Postal History continued...

FRESNO AND SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1041 ngRc 12L1/12LU2 #12L1/12LU2, 1894 Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail Route collection, well written up collection in large album tracing the history of this famous Bicycle Post, the actual issues include an unused uncorrected single and a mint 2c Green on amber postal entire with brown Bicycle Mail imprint, also a prepared, but unused, illustrated corner card cover of Victor Cyclery with uncorrected Bicycle stamp and a 2c Carmine Small Bank Note with appropriate handstamps for reply in San Francisco, also includes later commemorative material including two matched pairs of 1935 defaced reprint covers for the rerun on May 1, 1935, all four signed by Arthur C. Banta, plus some modern re-issues of 1994, throughout documentation and pictures relating to this post, very fine and attractive; ex-Bleuler. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
POSTAL AGENCY IN CHINA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1042 c Offices in China postal history collection of sixteen covers from Shanghai to the United States, plus eight inbound covers from around the turn-of-the-century, the latter mostly with U.S. Agency receiving cancels of various types, the outbound covers start as early as 1889 with 5c Indigo (#216) and continues with several Small Bank Note covers including a couple of registered, also a registered Bureau issue 1895 cover posted first in the Chinese postal system with attractive circular registry handstamp of Shanghai, later issues include a card and cover with 1c and 2c Parcel Post franking respectively, also includes three covers with 2c on 1c Shanghai overprint franking, one apparently a paquebot usage being cancelled in Kobe, Japan and another with twelve examples in pairs or strips paying a special delivery fee, condition is varied with some faults present but a number are fine-very fine as well and an interesting lot of this popular area; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
HAWAII
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1043 c #42, 49, U3 image#49, 1883 $1.00 Rose red, an immensely rare postal usage of this high value along with 1c Green horizontal pair (#42; small perf. flaws) tied to registered 4c Red postal entire (#U3) by target cancels, magenta "Honolulu/Hawaii/May 27 1890" double-circle c.d.s. at left with matching "R" registry handstamp, posted to Leipzig, Germany via San Francisco and New York with transit markings and New York registry label, tiny piece added to the bottom backflap, very fine; this high value, picturing Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, was largely used for fiscal purposes because of its high denomination and a large portion of the remaining were overprinted "Provisional/Govt."; postally used examples are decidedly scarce and examples used on covers are major rarities of Hawaii with only a very few covers known, this being an exceptionally attractive example; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
HAWAII LARGE LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1044 c Hawaii 19th century postal history lot of 16 interesting items, includes seven outbound covers including two 1837-38 stampless sent to the east coast of the United State, one via Vera Cruz, Mexico, stamped covers include a nice #27 cover, a couple of Royal Portrait covers of the 1860's-1870's plus later, also six inbound covers including a stampless and one franked with a 10c Green (#32), plus others with Bank Note frankings, also three used Gibraltar postal cards with various handstamps of the Hawaiian Consulate in Gibraltar, condition varies but largely fine or better for the period; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1045 c Hawaii 20th century postal history collection in three large binders, includes over 60 covers and cards largely using United States postage after Hawaii became a territory in 1898, also numerous unused view cards, particularly in the volume devoted to volcanoes of Hawaii with many views of Kilauea and other volcanoes, plus covers and cards posted from Volcano House, among other covers and cards we note an interesting range of different town markings and some nice frankings including parcel post used as first class postage up to the 5c value, mostly fine-very fine; an interesting and well written up collection with lots of collateral; ex-Bleuler. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1046 c Hawaii 20th century cover accumulation, includes over 300 covers from the territorial and statehood period with U.S. franking, plus about 75 4c Red air mail postal cards (#UXC1) with all different small town postmarks of 1950, includes a group of covers made up in similar fashion, accumulation includes a wide range of material from early to fairly modern, we note FDC's including the 80c Hawaii air mail, first flight covers, military usages, etc. overall fine-very fine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1047 c Hawaii attractive picture post card accumulation of well over 300 cards and folders, a large portion are from the early 20th century post card period with many multicolor and including some actual photographs, over 100 are used and franked with early 20th century U.S. stamps, besides Honolulu we note a range of other town cancels, many cards are exceptionally attractive including a group of fifteen different exotic fish of Hawaii, plus volcanoes and other interesting subjects, mostly fine-very fine and well worth examining; ex-Bleuler. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
POSSESSIONS LARGE LOT
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1048 c U.S. Possessions postal history accumulation of over 45 covers, cards and postal cards, most significant are 10 items of Guam with three 1900 backstamped covers to the United states with 1c and 2c "Guam" overprints tied by different type Agana straight line cancels, also four Guard Mail covers with various red overprints used from Agana, Inarajan and Menzo, plus a very unusual inbound air mail parcel label to the Bank of Guam from San Francisco franked with a block of 15 (3x5) $5.00 Presidential (#834), other possessions include Puerto Rico including a mint #UX3, Philippines including including an 1906 official cover with three 4c Brown overprints (#220) with additional "O.B." handstamp overprints, plus others; condition mixed but most key pieces are fine-very fine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
ADVERTISING COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1049 c 7 image#7, 1c Blue, Ty. II, choice vertical strip of three with large margins on all four sides showing a bit of the next stamp at bottom, tied to all over front illustrated cover of the University of Mississippi at Oxford by two light strikes of Oxford, Miss. c.d.s., posted to Burtonton, Mississippi, trivial edge wrinkles to cover not affecting the stamps, very fine; a stunning early illustrated cover with an exceptional franking; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1050 c 301 imageSavage Hammerless Rifles and Ammunition advertising cover, a beautiful cover that is the model of perfection being a front and back advertising cover with magnificent Indian Chief illustration on the front with St. Louis World's Fair advertisement on the reverse, even the 2c Carmine (#301) is exceptionally well centered with deep radiant color, tied by a clear "Lewiston/Me/Aug 4 1904" flag cancel, extremely fine; simply a beautiful cover in every regard; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1051 c 301 imagePeter's Cartridge Co. advertising cover, beautiful multicolor front and back illustrated cover showing a soaring duck on the front and just as impressive are multicolor illustrations on the reverse of the various types of ammunition manufactured by this company, 2c Carmine tied by New York machine cancel, backstamped Greenville, S.C., exceptionally fresh and extremely fine; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1052 c 319 imagePeters Shells and Cartridges advertising cover, a lovely multicolor view of Quail hunters and dogs on the front and allover back multicolor design on the reverse promoting their ammunition, 2c Carmine (#319), tied by a "Magnum/Okla/Jan 17 1904" duplex of Oklahoma Territory, backstamped Granite, Oklahoma, insignificant wrinkle to the cover, very fine and choice; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
ADVERTISING COVER LARGE LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1053 c Colleges and schools advertising covers, collection of 65 covers, many with illustrations and occasionally with enclosures of the school, some have college names in the cancel, we note covers as early as the 1850's to 1860's up to the turn of the century, one especially attractive cover has an 1861 3c Rose with central negative blue "W" of Winchester Centere, Ct. with illustrated printed information sheet of the school, as well as a later 1870 newspaper from this school, many schools are from the south including a fair number of Texas covers, few minor faults, mostly fine-very fine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1054 c Firearms and ammunition advertising and related collection in three albums, this collection uses a wide range of materials to extol the virtues of various gun manufactures, at the heart of this collection are 27 gun and ammunition advertising covers and cards of various types, virtually all are illustrated and range from four early covers and two cards of the 1870's-1880's showing pistols as well as rifles, over 20 later covers in the classic era of advertising covers show rifles, shotguns and ammunition, twelve are multicolor including some beautiful hunting scenes, we note four covers of Tabb & Jenkins Hardware Store with illustrated cover and numerous enclosures of their products, some of which are gun related, there are three different types of the beautiful Hazard Powder covers with a multicolor view of a a drake Mallard bursting through, in addition to the advertising covers there are over 35 post cards and trade cards relating to guns and their manufactures such as views of the gun factories, hunters with game and trade cards with beautiful hunting scenes, etc., finally there are over 25 modern covers relating to ducks including sixteen with hunting permit stamps tied, some with cachets in hand colors, plus other types of collateral, condition varies slightly, but overall fine-very fine with some select items throughout; a fabulous collection for the gun collector; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1055 c Illustrated advertising cover collection consisting of 66 covers and 23 cards in two albums with dust cases, the cards are actually quite interesting and are far less common than advertising covers, nearly all are in multicolors and virtually all have been used with only a couple of exceptions, one particually attractive type of card is for nurseries and seed companies with beautiful illustrations of flowers and fruits, there are nine of these cards here, the covers start with the classic period with stamps as early as the 1857 issue, we note a cover of this period for the Finkle & Lyon Sewing Machine Co., there are a fair number of Bank Note period covers, we note an 1873 Steinway & Sons allover front cover with illustration of the Piano Forte with 10c Brown (#150) to Switzerland, turn-of-the-century and later are often multicolor and encompass a wide range of subjects including tobacco, various medicines, carriages, different types of food products, we note an International Stock Feed cover of Minneapolis that is quite nice with return envelope, there are also a number of advertising covers with patriotic illustrations for the Spanish-American war and much more, condition varies, the flaws that exist usually are limited to torn or missing backflaps, most are fine-very fine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
PATRIOTIC COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1056 c imageRose of Washington patriotic cover, an extremely scarce used example of this lovely handpainted three part design that is the epitome of Charles Magnus' work, endorsed by a member of Congress and posted to Plainfield, New Jersey, "Washington, D.C./Free/ Jul 6 1861" c.d.s., includes the beautiful foldout rose enclosure printed in blue on the outside and bronze on the inside showing the numerous scenes of Washington, D.C., couple of minor flaws to the enclosure, the cover has a tiny edge tear at top and has been professionally cleaned to remove edge wear and enhance the appearance of this extraordinarily attractive patriotic cover; ex-Bleuler. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1057 c 65 image#65, 3c Rose, tied to two-part Charles Magnus multicolor showing the War Department Building and Lieutenant General Scott, with Magnus imprint, of most interest is that this Union patriotic is used out of Texas which was Confederate for nearly all of the war with occupation forces coming in only at the very end, stamp tied by "San Antonio/Tex/Jan 3" duplex, light staining and small tone spot to cover, fine; both a rare design as well as a scarce usage, probably posted just after the war; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1058 c 65 image#65, 3c Rose, tied to ornate design of General Dix in blue with Hunckel & Son imprint by "Old Point Comfort/Va/Aug 1" double-circle c.d.s., trace of soiling and minor corner repair at bottom right , very fine and rare design; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1059 c 65 image#65, 3c Rose, tied to attractive patriotic cover of General Milroy by blue "New Creek Station/W. Va/Dec 8" double circle c.d.s., posted to French Creek, West Virginia, appropriately used in West Virginia as this is where this Indiana general served and became known as the "Gray Eagle of the Army", trace of perf. toning to the stamp, very fine and rare patriotic cover; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1060 c 65 image#65, 3c Rose, lovely allover front battle scene in red, white and blue showing soldiers storming ramparts, J.W. Bond & Co. imprint, on the reverse an early printing of a 3c Rose implying an 1861 usage tied by blue "Baltimore/Md./Oct 17" c.d.s., posted to Ipswich, Mass., closed tear in backflap not affecting stamp or markings, very fine; most interesting and attractive design, the uniforms and figures suggest that this was an illustration from the earlier Mexican War that was pressed into service for the Civil War; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction

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