United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #735
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1775-1970s balance of consignment in small box, hundreds, from stampless (including Colonial), modern hand-painted and illustrated FDCs, dozens of used Civil War Patriotics, Transatlantic Ship Mail, occasional foreign items, Bishops marks, Mulready envelopes, Colonial currency, U.S. Locals on cover, advertising and illustrated covers, few autographed covers (Paul Tibbets, Menachem Begin, Isaac Hayes, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Justice William Douglas, John Lindsay), WWII Prisoner of War Mail, Confederate States, many still on auction lot sheets as purchased years ago, mixed condition, interesting and very useful group
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Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #736
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1847-1928 balance of a consignment, covers and cards, including No.1 canceled by pen, with corresponding blue cancel on FL, 1853 stampless letter from Fairfield (Freestone) Texas to Camden, Alabama, Civil War Patriotics, with 1c on "General McLellan" cover, cover from Hampton Falls, N.H. to a Captain Lincoln, Washington, care of Second U.S. "Colored Troops", others include 1856 cover from Richmond, Va with "Edgar Macon Slave merchants advertising", 1861 New York Steampship,3c franking, 1869 "Ouachita River Packt Mayflower" cancel on 3c stationery entire to New Orleans, 1883 cover from Big Timber, Montana, Mutual of Omaha collar advertising cover, covers and cards from Expositions, including Trans-Mississippi 2c, Jamestown 1c, Pan-American 1c and 2c, 2c Hudson-Fulton, Hawaii stationery cards, other stationery items, Confederate States covers, two unused Patriotics, plus others, mixed condition, interesting lot
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Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #737
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1852-73 balance of a consignment, eight covers or FLs, variety of frankings including 10c 1869 on cover to Switzerland, 15c black on 1867 cover to Paris, embossed and unfranked "Grand Trunk Railway Portland District" cover addressed to Railway Station, also 1873 "E. Hartung" forwarder's cover with 3c and 15c franking, addressed to New York, etc., mixed condition, mostly fine and interesting group
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Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #738
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1861-65 Civil War, family correspondence, three covers, four letters and newspaper clipping, soldier writing to his father before and after his imprisonment at Andersonville. Included is a Civil War Patriotic, letter on 1861 stationery about a military trip, 1864 letter from Andersonville prison, via Old Point Comfort, Va., plus a Sanitary Commission envelope from Annapolis, Md ("I'll be home as soon as I get my discharge"), etc., interesting lot
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Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #739
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS UNITED STATES - Covers and Postal History
1920-30s collection of fancy cancels on 70+ covers, various designs and cachets, Armistice Day, Pershing, Birds, Insects, geometrics, etc., fine-v.f. A colorful group
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Price Realized
$2,400.00

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