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Public Auction #444

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COVER ACCUMULATIONS — United States
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1Massive A-W state postal history assortment from the 1840s to the 1970s from the University estate in twelve large cartons. Roughly 11,500 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards mainly already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. No Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. (Please see other lots in this auction for these states). Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price. A cover collector or dealer nirvana.Cat. Value: S.B. 5000.00
Price Realized: $6,500.00

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2Ohio A to Z postal history from the University Estate. There are over 1700 covers beginning in the 1820s and going to the 1950s consisting of commercial covers, postal stationery and postcards already sleeved priced and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. There are many early covers that the specialist will appreciate. This is truly ‘The Ohio’ cover group.Cat. Value: S.B. 3000.00
Price Realized: $2,300.00

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3Wisconsin A-Z postal history holding mainly from the 1850s to the 1970s from the University estate in two large cartons. Roughly 2,000 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Please Check out the photos for several fascinating or better items. Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price. Wisconsinite collectors or specialists please take note. This lot may be just especially for you.Cat. Value: S.B. 2000.00
Price Realized: $1,050.00

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4Over 20,000 US FDCs in 25 heavy cartons. Mostly clean and cacheted , unaddressed. Sets, singles, plate blocks, and larger formats all included. Found in loose singles, sorted shoeboxes, and organized collections. Various cachet makers with a few of the more obscure makers included. Duplication, but not excessive. No hand painted or other high premium covers. Does include FDC FDC programs, a run of souvenir pages and two cartons of Commemorative Panels with all their face. Mainly 1940-2016. Plenty of variety sure to please the internet marketeer.Cat. Value: S.B. 2200.00
Price Realized: $5,500.00

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5Over eight hundred covers with approximately two-thirds being RPO or train related. The balance is ship covers with some steamship included. This stock is brimming with better items including stampless RPOs and some scarcer covers. A very desirable holding well worth a viewing.Cat. Value: S.B. 1700.00
Price Realized: $1,050.00

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6Massive United States accumulation in twenty file drawers. Approximately 10,000 mostly cacheted addressed and unaddressed FDCs and postal stationery having plenty of duplication. Appears to be mainly from the 1970s to the early 2000s. A marketer’s dream come true.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,600.00

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7Space Shuttle Missions section in three cartons. Owner’s count of approximately 5,500 covers. Well presented to most Missions from 1981 to the 2010s. All cachets having a variety of makers. Involves Launch, Mission Events, Landing, and Tracking Stations. Some have dual cancels. Also entails a few Medallions, STS-51L, dates, commemorations, many mission insignias, stickers, and photos. Duplication exists. Great potential.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,000.00

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8Presidential Series 1938-39 half cent to five dollars assortment of #803-34, 839-51 having over 1,000 FDCs in one carton. Comprises mostly partial sets, singles, coils, and electric eyes. Spotted a terrific set of half cent to fifty cents Amon Carter combination covers in blocks having 4th Bureau corresponding issues. Includes a good selection of hand-typed cachets, add-ons, hand drawn period covers, postcards and listed cachet makers. Also entails a couple of one to five-dollar values involving a 832c plate block. An unusual offering worthy of your attention.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,150.00

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9Michigan A-Z postal history selection from the 1850s to the 1970s from the University estate in two large cartons. Roughly 1,300 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Contains interesting items that a Michiganian collector or specialist would appreciate. Ready to rock and rock at a percentage of the marked price.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,600.00

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10An extensive holding of covers beginning with stampless and continuing into the mid twentieth century. Insurance companies, banks, manufacturing, hotels, government agencies and personal correspondence are present. This is a very interesting lot and a terrific opportunity for the cover enthusiast. Definitely worth your time to view.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,600.00

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11Selection of Apollo 15 Space in four cartons. Owner’s count of roughly 7,000 #1434-35 unaddressed FDCs having enormous duplication. Approximate split of 70% Space City Cover Society, 25% Swanson (first solo cachet), and 5% mixes cachet makers. Cities includes Kennedy Space Center, Houston (primary), Huntsville. All cancelled August 2, 1972 which was the date of Apollo Second Moon EVA.Cat. Value: S.B. 1000.00
Price Realized: $1,300.00

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12Huge postal history assortment roughly from the early 1900s to the 1980s from the University estate in fourteen large cartons. Over 10,000 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards mostly consisting of lower end material. An edgy selection which will need the talents of a marketeer to find its potential. Offered appropriately.Cat. Value: S.B. 900.00
Price Realized: $1,300.00

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13Illinois A-Y postal history assortment from the 1830s to the 1950s from the University estate in one large carton. Over 900 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Check out the photos for several fascinating or better items. Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price. An Illinoisan collector or specialist dream come true.Cat. Value: S.B. 900.00
Price Realized: $950.00

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14Apollo Soyuz Space assortment in two large cartons. Owner’s count of approximately 4,000 in eight small boxes consisting of 3,600 cacheted and almost all unaddressed FDCs #1569-70 from the 1975 Space City Cover Society in varieties having massive duplication. Also includes 400 Preparation, Cosmonaut, Mission, Vessels, Tracking, and miscellaneous FDCs.Cat. Value: S.B. 800.00
Price Realized: $1,050.00

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15Space Shuttle holding in two large cartons. Owner’s count of around 3,600 cacheted #1912-19 FDCs having huge duplication from Space City Cover Society and Medallion. Roughly 25% blocks, se-tenants, and double cancels. Mostly unaddressed. All cachets. Commemoration of first Space Shuttle Mission in 1981.Cat. Value: S.B. 800.00
Price Realized: $750.00
16Eight Civil War patriotic covers mostly from northern states including an interesting McClellan cover with a ‘free frank’. All can be viewed in the accompanying pictures. This is the perfect lot for someone with a developing interest in this area. Some of the covers have been trimmed and close inspection is suggested.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $550.00

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17United States postal history selection from the 1860s to 1981 from the University estate in one banker box. Roughly 250 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards in a plastic container already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Includes an offering of Territorials. Please see scans for the examples of some fascinating cancels. Condition varies so careful viewing recommended to come up with the right number. Ready to sell at a percentage.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $1,500.00

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181992 World Columbian Expo in one carton. Includes #2616, 2620-23 and 2624-2629. Tremendous collection of over 355 pieces in three volume binders and one envelope including cachets, unofficials, show, special cancels all having to do with Columbus. Some better cachets not limited to Doris Gold, Collins, S. M. Baroundewu, Robert D’Spain, Kober, and C&C. Unofficial cancels include O’Hare, Illinois Station (2627a), Christopher, Illinois (267b), and Columbus, Indiana (2624c) plus more. Impossible to duplicate in today’s market. Collection last sold at public auction in 2005 for $3,250 less the premium.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $600.00

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19Intriguing postal history holding from the 1860s to 1980s from the University estate in a banker box. Roughly 250 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards in a plastic container already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Comprises Confederate, Cross-Border, Foreign Destinations, Patriotic, Private Post, and Registered etc. Condition fluctuates so viewing recommended. Some items are “fronts” including some better. Please check out scans or phone for a more detailed description. Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $2,100.00

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20Apollo 16 space assortment of covers with approximately 10,000 unaddressed cacheted covers in five large cartons. Wide variety including dates, cancel cities and Space Achievement Decade. Heavy duplication, particularly moon landing and splashdown.Cat. Value: S.B. 750.00
Price Realized: $1,150.00

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21Assortment of Skylab Space Missions in four cartons. Owner’s count of around 5,800 cacheted covers and some FDCs. Consists of mostly mission dates including Ship Tracking Stations. Preparations, Roll-Outs. Duplication only slight on some and moderate on just a few. Cachets from various makers having dates in the early 1970s. Good for resale.Cat. Value: S.B. 700.00
Price Realized: $800.00

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22Not your typical FDC selection from the late 1920s to the 2000s in two cartons. Over 1,200 FDCs and Event covers including a large and unusual offering of Touch of Class cachet having diverse variety. The photos do not do this offering justice. Viewing in person will be to you benefit. Do not let this one slip away.Cat. Value: S.B. 650.00
Price Realized: $700.00
23Over five hundred machine cancelled covers from a variety of companies including American, Barr-Fyke, Columbia, Doremus and Leavitt. There are also many to be sorted and priced. This is a real opportunity for the specialist or wanna be. Well worth checking out.Cat. Value: S.B. 550.00
Price Realized: $800.00

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24Apollo 17 selection of around 5,600 mostly unaddressed covers in three large cartons. Contains all cachets roughly 95% manned spaceflights. Variety of dates with #1434-35 Space Achievement Decade, cancel cities plus heavy duplication of launch, moon landing and splashdown. About 1% are miscellaneous mission cachets, 1% tracking stations, 3% Sarzin metallic dates (over160) in nine issues.Cat. Value: S.B. 500.00
Price Realized: $600.00

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25Iowa A-Z postal history selection from the 1860s to the 1950s from the University estate in one large carton. Over 500 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Several fascinating or better items have been photographed. Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price. An Iowan collector or specialist will enjoy this lot.Cat. Value: S.B. 475.00
Price Realized: $750.00

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26Assortment of mostly Civil War Patriotics in a pizza size box. Comprises ten postally used covers, eleven unused having half with tape stains on their edges, and four mainly Treasury or War Department Official Business from this Era plus a few miscellaneous.Cat. Value: S.B. 450.00
Price Realized: $750.00

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27Group of over forty covers. All are notable for one reason of another. Runs from the stampless period to the latter half of the 20th century. Good ebay potential.Cat. Value: S.B. 425.00
Price Realized: $500.00

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28Assortment from the 1930s to the early 2000s in two cartons. Over 1,000 FDCs and Event covers involving mainly Touch of Class and Herb Meisel cachets. A fascinating holding worth your time to inspect.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $700.00

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29Accumulation from the 1870s to the 1990s in four cartons. Approximately 2,500 FDCs, commercial covers, postal stationery, and first flights. Offers a wide range of material for the cover aficionado. Recommended inspection as condition varies. Pickings throughout and worth viewing.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $400.00

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30Interesting postal history assortment from the 1880s to 1970s from the University estate. Over 200 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards already sleeved, priced, and annotated by a knowledgeable owner. Entails registered, special delivery, soldier mail mainly from WW I and II, and Special Events having some Presidential Inauguration. Condition varies so viewing necessary. Ready to sell at a percentage of the marked price.Cat. Value: S.B. 400.00
Price Realized: $325.00
31Apollo 12 cover group of over 2000. About 75% are moon landing cachets, 20% moon landing postcards and 5% are launch cachets. Heavy duplication with some stamp variation. All cachets are from the Manned Spaceflight Cover Society.Cat. Value: S.B. 375.00
Price Realized: $300.00

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32United States accumulation from the 1850s to the 1890s in medium box. Roughly 350 covers and postal stationery from an old holding in the Wolverine State. A postal historian will enjoy searching this lot.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $2,200.00

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33All aboard. Accumulation of railroad covers, postal stationery, and postcards from the 1860s to the 1930s numbering roughly 350. A cornucopia of railroads is present. Examination necessary as condition varies. Do not let some of the condition issues derailed you for considering this lot.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $325.00

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34PLAY BALL! Over four hundred covers commemorating various events and achievements; World Series, batting records, Hall of Fame inductees, Cy Young Award winners and other related events. Also included is a binder with over 100 First Day Covers of the 1939 Cooperstown commemorative plus a second binder with other baseball related covers. This lot is for the baseball enthusiast and will bring many hours of enjoyment.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $1,200.00

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35Two cartons assortment from 1929 to the 1990s. Roughly between 1,200 to 1,500 mainly United States FDCs running from common to fascinating cachets. Spotted some different ones that might make this a tempting holding. Surprises might appear if you search.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $1,100.00

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36United States mainly Wells Fargo selection. Consists of twenty postally used covers and seven unused envelopes from Mexico. Condition varies so inspection recommended.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $450.00

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37United States postal history accumulation roughly from the 1870s to the 1980s from the University estate in six large cartons. Between 2,000 to 2,500 commercial covers and postal stationery in twelve plastic containers. One container is mostly Canada. Searching needs to mine out the useful material as about 35% consists of lower end items. Offered appropriately.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $600.00
38Cover potpourri including fancy cancels, first flight, Highway POs, railroad related covers as well as a few streetcar and steamboat. There is also a group of Ohio and Indiana unsorted covers. Seven hundred plus for your inspection. It is worth your time to view these.Cat. Value: Retail 2150.00
Price Realized: $650.00
39Maryland postal history selection from the 1820s to the 1840s from the University estate in a medium box. About 200 stampless covers having mainly Baltimore cancels. Many appear to be from the same correspondence. An unusual holding that any a Marylander will enjoy.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $550.00
40A nice group of early twentieth covers the air mail include first flight, others are advertising, first day, registered mail, and some post cards. This is an interesting selection with desirable items for the collector. Worth a good look.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $210.00

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41Wisconsin Tercentenary 1934-1935 mainly cacheted #739 and 755 selection in a pizza size box. Over 100 FDCs offering a variety of cachets including hand painted. Includes Melissa Fox, and Ben Kraft. A most intriguing holding which will make any Wisconsinite jump for joy.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $300.00

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42Assortment of United States from the 1930s to the1990s in six cartons. Consists of around 2,500 addressed FDCs of which three cartons are subscription as well as a sprinkling of commercial covers and postal stationery mainly from the early 1900s to the 1940s. Offered appropriately.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $550.00
43Apollo 14 Space accumulation in one carton. Owner’s count of roughly 1,100 Mission unaddressed covers approximately 75% from The Manned Spaceflight Cover Society having heavy duplication. Comprises Moon Landing, EVA, Splashdown all from 1971, all cachets. No Launch. Also entails Vessels, Tracking Stations, and Mission Dates.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $250.00

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44A Sight for Sore Eyes. Four boxes of U.S. FDC’s, 1950’s to 2000 and beyond. Most covers placed in like-new cover albums. Strong presence of ArtCraft cachets, with the majority of items unaddressed. Includes FDC’s, as well as commercial usages, of select postal cards. Along for the ride is a hoard of mint postal stationery. Contains a small amount of mint postage to be counted. A few subscription covers and foreign items also await the lucky bidder. Everything neat, clean, and ready to be added to an existing collection or retail stock.Cat. Value: S.B. 300.00
Price Realized: $300.00
45Over 3000 1st days running from pre WW2 to the 1990’s. Looks to be all different with a mix of the four possible combinations of cacheted/uncached, addressed/unaddressed. Some are subscription originated and a few UN and first flights got mixed in the count.Cat. Value: S.B. 280.00
Price Realized: $500.00
46Hefty FDC collection/accumulation of over 2750 items. Dates range from the 1940’s to 2006, cacheted, with a mixture of addressed and unaddressed. Mostly commemoratives and mainly the more modern dates.Cat. Value: S.B. 270.00
Price Realized: $250.00

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47Four cartons containing 26 binders and a number of loose items consisting mainly of U.S. First Days from the 1970’s and 1980’s. While that may sound unappealing, there are surprises to be found. A large number of covers are the popular House of Farnum cachets. Best of all are three binders and some of the loose that are hand painted or hand drawn and hand painted by talented cachet maker T. Michael Weddle or his wife, Jane.Cat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $950.00

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48Assortment in one medium carton. The value is in the 73 unused Civil War Patriotic covers in a binder. See photos for condition as many have glue or paste damage on their back flaps. Coming along for the ride are two rudimentary albums, one interesting worldwide album having hundreds of stamps, and miscellenous covers.Cat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $300.00
49Twenty-nine covers or cards all with expo cancels. From 1901 to 1915. Some duplication. A couple, the view side is note worthy (each side is shown in the scans).Cat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $170.00

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50Selection from the 1850s to the 1960s in one carton. Between 330 to 400 commercial covers, postal stationery, and postcards offering a cornucopia of postal history. Be prepared to do some mining as there could be some nuggets to discover.Cat. Value: S.B. 250.00
Price Realized: $425.00

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