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Public Auction #442

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140FDCSkylab Bonanza. United States Manned Spacecraft Missions I-IV dates of owner’s count of approximately 22,500 covers and Space City Cover Society roughly 2,500 FDCs in fifteen cartons. Some are sleeved. Variety of cachet makers and having some machine cancelled and some hand. Lots of duplication. Moderate on the mission dates but heavy on Launch/Splashdown having some FDCS. All sorted and ready to blast for resale .Cat. Value: S.B. 4000.00
Price Realized: $1,700.00

141There are about 170 covers from the turn of the century, with about three quarters advertising. The advertisements are mostly iron stoves, heating units and plumbing fixtures, but there are others. The condition is mixed. This is a very interesting lot for the cover collector.Cat. Value: S.B. 1900.00
Price Realized: $1,350.00

142United States original mainly political accumulation from the 1850s to 1870. Nearly 400 covers having dozens and dozens of free frankings. Many have invaluable background information on a small piece of paper about the person who sent it. There are two from Alexander Stephens who became the Vice-President of the Confederacy. Condition varies; so inspection required as several items have severe tears, holes, or partial deterioration either from age or storage. A must for the political collector or dealer.Cat. Value: S.B. 1200.00
Price Realized: $1,150.00
143FDCAccumulation of roughly owner’s count of 7,000 unaddressed FDCs in three banker’s boxes inside three large cartons. Approximately 2/3 have single stamps, and 1/3 have double or blocks of stamps. Some of the cachet makers are Art Craft, Art Master, Colorano, Fleetwood, and House of Farnan from the 1950s to 1990s. Duplication is slight to moderate on some issues. Might be just right up your alley.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $550.00
144Apollo 12 Space covers of owner’s count of 2,000+ covers in one carton. Approximately 75% are Moon Landing, cachets 20% are Moon Landing postcards, and 5% are Launch cachets. Cachets are from The Manned Spaceflight Cover Society having printed address to Houston. Heavy duplication. There are some stamp variations. A great accomplishment by all in the Apollo program with Conrad, Gordan, and Bean.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $450.00

145United States mainly cacheted Space Shuttle Prep Mission covers from the 1970s to 2000s in four cartons. Owner’s count of roughly 4,500 covers having plenty of variety and duplication. A tempting holding particularly at our suggested bid.Cat. Value: S.B. 650.00
Price Realized: $450.00

146Selection of nineteen United States covers from the 1830s to 1862. Highlights involve three Private Local Posts having stamps (Hale’s and Blood’s), a Philadelphia carrier handstamp, a unusual “1” in circle with one cent #63 on legal size cover, two 20 cents rate (for weight), and two stampless Express Mail from the early 1830s. Condition varies so inspection recommended. All covers have been scanned in this lot.Cat. Value: S.B. 600.00
Price Realized: $425.00

147Three cartons of mainly United States Space covers from 1965 to 1990. Hundreds and hundreds in nine binders and a medium pizza size box containing Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle. Spotted several Gemini astronaut autographed covers, a few of which appear to be autopen. Includes Recovery Ships and Tracking Stations having several worldwide. Also entails a small selection of naval covers, a few presidential autograph covers in a medium pizza size box from around 1934 to the 1960s as well as miscellaneous United Nations mint stamps, FDCs, and postal stationery from the 1970s to 1980s which were purchased as new issues.Cat. Value: S.B. 550.00
Price Realized: $1,200.00

148FDCAccumulation of roughly 400 United States FDCs, commercial covers, First Flights, and postal stationery from the 1850s to the 1980s in one carton. Many were saved for their interesting postal history that will tickle the fancy of a cover afficando. Examination necessary to come up with the right number.Cat. Value: S.B. 500.00
Price Realized: $800.00

149FDCAccumulation of between 5,000-6,000 United States FDCs in eight small boxes and thirteen albums from the 1930s to 2000s in four cartons. Involves some hand painted, Express Mail, and many different cachet makers. Some topics include dinosaurs, birds, baseball, flowers, etc. as well as a few autographs.Cat. Value: S.B. 500.00
Price Realized: $1,050.00

150An interesting group of covers beginning with three from the Confederacy. One is addressed to Gen R E Lees command (11), one is a missive from Charleston S.C. (#2) and the last is postmarked Charleston, S. C., MAR 24 1861 with a #26 being used after the ‘Admitted to the Confederacy’ date of February 4, 1861. Three stampless covers from Great Britain with auxiliary markings, three stamped envelopes from the 1850-60 era and other early covers. Six advertising covers, one fair cover and five air mail covers round out this lot. Interesting air mail covers: Landed in Sea, First Flight and misspelled Areoplane (sic) Flights on address side. Condition is mixed and inspection is suggested.Cat. Value: S.B. 500.00
Price Realized: $650.00

151Accumulation of mostly United States from the 1880s to the 1970s in four cartons. Involves several thousand covers and postcards. ¾ of this selection are Golden Age, linen, and chrome postcards as well as several hundreds RPO. A fun lot to sort and enjoy traveling to bygone places and events.Cat. Value: S.B. 450.00
Price Realized: $750.00

152Assortment of around 90 United States Scott #25/26A covers in a binder. Entails a range of shades, cancellations, usages including #26 + 5L18 Bloods Penny Post tied on a tobacco advertising cover. Condition mixed having faulty covers, fronts, damaged stamps but a plater’s paradise.Cat. Value: S.B. 450.00
Price Realized: $425.00

153Assortment of United States WW II Patriotic cacheted covers from 1943 to 1945. Around 400 covers nicely organized and sleeved in two small boxes. A variety of interesting and historical cachets making this lot a “must see and have” for the collector of this area.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $800.00

154Assorted Desirable Covers and Cards. Fascinating accumulation of mainly U.S. covers, postal cards, postcards, premium FDC’s, and correspondence in two boxes. Includes a few foreign covers. Over six hundred items. Focus is on the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century. Most covers are placed in sleeves and priced, with identification and appropriate explanation/commentary. Assembled by a connoisseur. Inspect for cancels, auxiliary markings, manuscript cancels, illustrations, stamps, cachets, and origins/destinations. Good opportunity for reaping retail profits or starting a new collecting interest.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $850.00

155Apollo 13 Space assortment in one large carton. Around 2,600 cacheted covers from 1970 having heavy duplication. Excellent opportunity for the space or internet marketeerCat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $325.00

156Washington Franklin accumulation having the owner’s count of 250-300 covers in three binders. Includes a variety of issues, usages, advertising, oversize, imperforates including coils, private perfs, auxiliary marking, fascinating machine cancels, international, and AEF. Inspection required as condition varies. Worth a careful viewing.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $850.00

157United States Space Shuttle Engine Test cacheted covers from the late 1970s to the 1980s in two cartons. Around 2,000 covers having lots of backup. Useful for constructing a stock for shows or the internet.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $210.00

158Assortment of around sixty United States illustrated advertising covers from the 1860s to the early 1900's. Subjects include sewing, clothing, transportation, steamship, shipping, railroad, Philadelphia etc. Condition varies; so inspection recommended.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $500.00

159Haphazard heap of approximately 225 United States autographed/signed mostly covers plus a few photos roughly from the 1930s to 1960s in a medium box. Accumulated by a single collector having notable politicians of Reagan, JFK, LBJ, Eisenhower, Hoover, and Wilson. Also entails former First Ladies of Eleanor Roosevelt and Grace Coolidge. Military, Entertainment etc. Very, very mixed condition having glue and tape stains throughout. Much could be salvaged having plenty of potential for the enterprising and persistent entrepreneur.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $1,200.00

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