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Public Auction #444

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COVERS — Ireland
1817Tally Ho! Ireland unusual hand painted cover cancelled in Dublin on February 14, 1877. Mailed to Naas and backstamped there. Back flap is missing. Super hunting scene.Cat. Value: S.B. 100.00
Price Realized: $500.00
1818Civil War Raid cover cancelled on July 6, 1921 mailed from Ballsbridge, Dublin to Roscrea. On front written “Opened by raiders, received here 13/7/21 with Roscrea cancel for the 13th alongside. On reverse written “Censored IRA.” Condition as per scans. A fine Irish Republican Army postal history.Cat. Value: S.B. 75.00
Price Realized: $170.00
1819Ireland cover cancelled on April 22, 1921 Censored by the Irish Revolutionary Army (IRA) Condition as per scans.Cat. Value: S.B. 75.00
Price Realized: $200.00
1820Ireland cover cancelled on June 13, 1921 Censored by the Irish Revolutionary Army (IRA) twice on its front. Condition as per scans.Cat. Value: S.B. 55.00
Price Realized: $180.00
1821Ireland official cover from Cork Harbour Commissioners cancelled on October 31, 1922. (Halloween) “Censored by the IRA” on the front. Mailed to Benjamin Daunt whose family had connections with the British Army. Many of their letters were censored by the IRA Cork division. Severed upper left corner does not distract from the historical significance of this cover.Cat. Value: S.B. 60.00
Price Realized: $160.00
1822Irish Republican Army (IRA) 1921 cover “Undeliverable Office Closed by Military Order.” Due to frequent raid on local post offices in the south of Ireland by the IRA, sometimes they had to close. This cover was also endorsed in a violet rubber stamp “Undeliverable for the reason stated—"Cat. Value: S.B. 50.00
Price Realized: $95.00
1823Ireland 1925 cover cancelled in Dublin and mailed to Cork. Written on front “Censored by IRA” Also has a scarce yellow PO label affixed “Please return the cover of this letter for the purpose of an official Enquiry. Postmaster of Cork The 15 of Nov. 1925.” Folded horizontally middle.Cat. Value: S.B. 60.00
Price Realized: $200.00
1824Ireland cover cancelled on May 22, 1922 in Limerick with manuscript on the stamp. Apparently unaccepted. A mystery cover.Cat. Value: S.B. 40.00
Price Realized: $28.00
Unused w/o Gum or Regum
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