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UNITED STATES COVERS, USA POSTAL HISTORY
& US PHILATELIC LITERATURE

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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY, US COVERS
& PHILATELIC LITERATURE
ÉTATS-UNIES / VEREINIGTE STAATEN / GLI STATI UNITI
UNIDOS ESTADOS / ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA

Subdivisions: Airmail, Booklet panes, Carriers & locals,
Certificates of mailing, Christmas seals & cinderellas,
First day covers (FDC), Official mail, Plate number singles,
Postage due & Ship markings. See also state listings
for small-town cancels, local advertising & permit mail.
See also stamp subdivisions: US airmail stamps,
US Christmas seals, US Mister Zip blocks,
US plate blocks, US revenues & US souvenir cards.

U. S. POSTAL HISTORY--AIRMAIL COVERS
Several more can be offered--please inquire!
See also First flight covers.

Wanted to buy--inexpensive US airmail covers franked by the 5-c beacon stamp of 1928. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Cover_USAirmail_TranspacificFFC.JPG (171257 bytes)NOV 22 1935 clear San Francisco California cancel on 25-c trans-Pacific airmail stamp (tied, with centerline showing in its rightmost perforations) franking FDC & first flight cover (first contract trans-Pacific flight San Francisco to Hawaii, thence to Columbus Ohio, backstamped Honolulu on Nov 23, 2 rubber band marks & a tiny bit of thinning on back, but front quite fresh. $35.00 [u(a)hf]

Clear & complete YOAKUM TEX. JAN 3 / 1949 cancel on postcard mailed with two 2-c United Nations for Victory stamps to Beeville, Texas, on occasion of the new 1949 airmail rates (per typed message on back). $1.50 tu(a) NEW / NEU / NUEVO

One airmail United states #6 cover to Cabo Verde franked with 5 6-c Roosevelt stamps from booklet, one stamp with corner crease, 4 stamps in a vertical strip. $5.00 cu

Cover_DC-May15-58-200_small.JPG US cover available from Judnick.comClear MAY 15 1958 D.C.1 slogan cancel '40TH ANNIVERSARY / AIR MAIL SERVICE / 1918 - MAY 15 - 1958' ties 6-c airplane airmail stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, boldly struck purple commemorative cachet, clear & complete MAY 16 AMF LGA NEW YORK transit mark on back. $2.50 du(a)a

12 FEB 1993 airmailed cover from Columbus Ohio to Romania, franked with 60-c aviatrix Harriet Quimby stamp, backstamped at Cluj-Napoca. $2.00 ^


Related material from our extensive selection of aviation postcards:

ROY ANDERSEN. Unused regular-size postcard on quality pebbled stock showing its Curtiss Swallow in flight carrying US air mail, signed Roy Anderson art copyrighted 1973, a little pencil writing on back will probably erase well, good edges. Varney was the predecessor to United Airlines, and participated in the very beginnings (April 1926, the Pasco-Boise-Elko route) of commercial air transportation in the US. Shown. $4.75 a(p)a(a)h-u. Same but no pencil writing on back, near mint. $7.50 a(p)a(a)h-u* ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

VARNEY AIR LINES. Unused regular-size postcard on quality pebbled stock showing its Stearman M-2 Speedmail (B054) in flight carrying US air mail, art copyrighted 1974, interesting & pertinent information on the back, excellent condition. $5.00 a-u ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--BOOKLET PANES ON COVER
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JULY 31 1958 FDC with Artmaster cachet of Lincoln for the booklet pane of 4-c Lincoln stamps, addressed, dealer's ad inside for stiffener but a little wrinkling along the lower right front edge. $3.00 lu(b). Same but unaddressed, no stiffener & no wrinkling. $3.75 lu(b)

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U. S. PHILATELIC LITERATURE--CARRIERS & LOCALS






"CONFEDERATE POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONALS //  UNITED STATES CARRIERS AND LOCALS" catalogue with prices realized for Harmers of New York auction held 22 July 1976. 189 lots of rare & high quality material; eye-popping black & white illustrations. SALE IN PROGRESS cu

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U. S. POSTAL HISTORY--CERTIFICATES OF MAILING
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SEP 26 1995 Minden NV PVI for 55-c initialed by clerk & tied to certificate of mailing (PS Form 3817 of March 1989) by blurred violet double-ring cancel. Minden's population is about 250. $2.50 nu(c)

Cover_Nevada_AustinCertificateOfMailing.jpg (118564 bytes)SEP 27 1995 clear red Austin NV double-ring cancel ties 55-c love stamp to certificate of mailing (PS Form 3817 of March 1989). Austin's population is about 300. Item  sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nu(c)

SEP 28 1995 clear Baker NV double-ring violet cancel ties 55-c love stamp to certificate of mailing (PS FOR 3817 of May 1976--indicating how often they were used there). A second strike of the cancel is blurred & misses the stamp, Baker's population is about 50. $3.75 n

                                Cover_USCertificateOfMailing_FamousPeople-200_small.jpg US cover available from LotsOfCovers.com    Cover_USCertificateOfMailing_Birds-200_small.jpg certificates of mailing available from Judnick.com
Bold NOV 5 1999 bi-color (black & violet) COLUMBUS OHIO hand cancel ties 55-c Justin S. Morril & 05-c Luis Marin stamps franking a certificate of mailing (PS Form 3817 of March 1989) destination Columbus Georgia, a little edge wrinkling near the stamps. Shown above left. $1.00 u(c)f

DEC 13 1999 violet double-ring COLUMBUS OH hand cancels tie 3 ring-neck pheasant stamps franking a certificate of mailing (PS Form 3817 of March 1989) destination Columbus Georgia. Shown above right. $1.25 u(c)b


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY& PHILATELIC LITERATURE
--CHRISTMAS SEALS & CINDERELLAS

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Cover_Wisconsin_Jaynesville1908Seal-200_small.jpgJANESVILLE 1908. Clear Janesville flag cancel with 1 in flag ties 1-c Jefferson & The Post Card Union of Philadelphia seal on Tuck-published postcard sent to Ohio, Janesville Soldiers monument is the view on front. Red check mark in ink at lower right back corner does not belong. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 wu(c)-p

Cover_RedCross_ChristmasSeal_small.jpg (5160 bytes)"AMERICAN RED CROSS / 1910 /  1909 / MERRY XMAS /  HAPPY NEW YEAR" with 1909 Red Cross seal appropriately pasted on front, artwork shows Santa & Father Time, mailed 1909, writing on front where there was room. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 r-u(c)r

Better_011small.jpg Christmas post card available from Judnick.com"A / Merry / Christmas" with art depicting a winter scene within an oval frame, Red Cross seal added neatly to the front, mailed DEC 19 1910 to Rochester Minnesota, mild corner wear, upper corner crease, a few speckles of cancel ink on front. $1.50 c-u

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"A / Merry / Christmas" with embossed sprigs of holly framing the message on a Bible, DEC 21 1910 Columbus Ohio hand cancel ties both the 1910 Christmas seal & the stamp franking the postcard mailed to Thurston Ohio. $10.00 c-u(c)

 
"Compliments / of the Season // WM. F. JONES / Kitchell, Ind. / Letter Carrier   R. F. D. No. 8" with art picturing a horse-drawn RFD delivery mail wagon shown from the side; postcard-size greeting card with blank back & good edges, shown left. A different, more elaborate postcard from the same carrier picturing a mail wagon from the front, divided back containing a lengthy poem, addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Chas. M. Jones (undoubtedly relatives) with an American Red Cross Christmas seal where the stamp would ordinarily go, dated Dec. 25th 1910, speckles of cancel ink through the address. Shown right. This unincorporated place in Union County no longer has a post office, cannot currently be found with Google Maps, and has no Wikipedia article yet. Sold but both sides shown are still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scans (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 each or both for $7.00.  i(k)gcp-rui

"Fröhliche Weihnacten" from Tuck's Christmas Series of Post Cards No. 505, Santa In white cap & suit & gloves & trim peeks through holly & berries, mailed, 1910 Christmas seal affixed to front is untied, fresh color, minor corner wear. A beautiful card. $9.50 c-u

  Better_383small.jpg Christmas seal covers available from LotsOfCovers.com  "At Christmas time, so runs the rhyme, / Neath mistletoe and holly, / A man may kiss a pretty Miss, / When otherwise t'were folly" embossed postcard with signed HBG art, mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year (with extra selvedge above & below it) and the stamp, a little album toning both sides. $30.00 c-u(c)

  Better_384small.jpg Christmas seals on cover available from Judnick.com    "Good / Luck, / and a / Merry Christmas" with an embossed holly & a horseshoe framing a winter scene, postcard mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year (one pulled perf on top) and the stamp. $25.00 c-u(c)r

Better_392small.jpg Cinderellas on covers available from LotsOfCovers.com"A Christmas Line. / If all the wishes of my soul, / In sheer goodwill reach you anon, / I rather think you'll need the whole, Horizon line to hang them on // 404D" art on a postcard published by the Owen Card Publishing Company in Elmira New York, mailed 1917 to Fredericktown Ohio (cancel ties both Red Cross Christmas seal for that year & 2-c stamp, very light toning both sides. $3.50 cp-u(c)

Cover_US_ChristmasSeal1921_small.jpg Christmas seal cover available from Judnick.com
Socked-on-nose 1921 UNIONTOWN OHIO cancel ties 1921 Christmas seal to an embossed "Christmas Greetings" postcard picturing a tree decorated for the season, front toned, back lightly toned. This would be the Uniontown in Stark County. $3.50 c-u(c)

DEC 21 1923 Washington DC clear CHRISTMAS / SEALS / STAMP OUT / TUBERCULOSIS slogan cancel on 1-cent Jefferson franking postcard within the District, light toning at one edge of the other side. $3.00 ud

Tennessee_OcoeeRiver-200_small.JPG"U.S. 64 IN THE OCOEE RIVER GORGE / BETWEEN DUCKTOWN AND CLEVELAND  / TENNESSEE" real photo postcard mailed APR 4 1949 (clear machine cancel ties 1949 HELP CRIPPLED CHILDREN seal), minor wear at one corner. Sold but back still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 t-uc

JUN 29 1956 Edenton Ohio cancel boldly ties NOT CHARITY / BUT AN OPPORTUNITY 1955 Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled seal to postcard franked by 3-c Booker T. Washington stamp (clearly tied). Seldom seen. $2.00 uo

MAR 19 1958 Walnut Pennsylvania cancel clearly ties ELIZABETH / KENNY / FOUNDATION / THANKS FOR YOUR HELP seal to postcard franked by 3-cent Labor Day stamp (also clearly tied). $2.00 up

"Madeira - Running Sledge" sepia-tone postcard on brownish paper from booklet, mailed APR 15 1958 at Blackwood Virginia (Kenny foundation seal tied), minor wear at one corner. $3.75 m-vu

NOV 12 1958 postcard mailed at Bristow Indiana (clear cancel) bearing a large multicolored INTERNATIONAL WORKERS ORDER / MEMBERSHIP AID label. Seldom seen. $2.00 ui

DEC 26 1958 postcard mailed at Ribbon Kentucky (clear cancel) bearing a large multicolored UNITED NATIONS BUY WAR STAMPS / HOPE OF CIVILIZATION seal. Most unusual. $2.00 uku

DEC 3 1963 Okemos Michigan cancel boldly ties 1963 TB seal to postcard franked by 5-cent city mail delivery stamp with another type of cancel from there, small corner crease. $1.75 um

"W8GPG" shortwave (7 MHz) QSL postcard mailed 5 Feb 1977 (red QCWA label tied by Cincinnati cancel) by operator William Pl Steubach, 2 club insignias & Bridges of Friendship design, mild corner & edge wear. $2.75 o-o







December 1986 American Philatelist: National Wildlife Federation seals; fairy tale topicals from East Germany; Elks Tournament of Roses FDC's'; Russian evacuation of North Pole; Holy Father greets ITALIA '85; and more. $3.75 the complete journal. aeru(c)


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U. S. POSTAL HISTORY--FDC'S
UNITED STATES FIRST DAY COVERS
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See also US first day programs.

Better_391small.jpg Virginia post card available from LotsOfCovers.com"NELSON HOUSE, HOME OF GEN. THOMAS NELSON, YORKTOWN, VA." postcard mailed there OCT 19 1931 with 2-c Yorktown commemorative stamp (its first day of issue) to Catonsville Maryland, minor corner wear, a little cancel ink on front. Writer's comment: 'From the Celebration area - Mr. Hoover has just spoken ..." $4.00 v(y)-u(f)

SEPT. 30 1935 Boulder City Nev. FDC for 3¢ Boulder Dam block of 4, well struck cachet from an unknown maker explains the exact date was chosen so that President Roosevelt could attend its dedication, neatly typed address, airmailed to Newburgh New York, quality paper, never opened, dark line of toning across the top is hard to explain. $8.00 u(f)n

OCT 18 1937 Honolulu Hawaii FDC for 3¢ Hawaii single with illustrated cachet of unknown origin, neatly typed address (Lexington KY), never opened, quality paper with no glue show-through, tiny bottom corner crease suggests ironing. $6.00 u(f)h

NO 17 1938 Grimsland cachet on Scott 834 Calvin Coolidge $5.00 prexy on neatly addressed cacheted FDC, stamp tied with perfs in good shape, back shows envelope glue so insert would be wise, no erasure marks either side. u(f)f

6-12-39 baseball centennial FDC with large blue & red Linprint cachet, Scott 855, neat address to Ohio, Cooperstown New York backstamp & Greentown Ohio receiving are both clear on back, multicolor typed address, sealed neatly, quality construction with no envelope glue show-through, stamp tied & perfs are good. Click on image for a greatly enlarged view. u(f)s(b) OFFER WITHDRAWN

Wanted to buy--better first day covers with famous American stamps. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

SEP 28 1945 Washington DC FDC for US Army 3¢ plate number block of four (#23325), Ioor cachet, never sealed, pencilled address removed almost completely & skillfully, couple small spots of toning below cachet. $12.00 u(f)m




OCT 27 1945 Annapolis MD FDC for US Navy 3¢ plate number block of four (#23338), Ioor cachet, stiffener still within, never sealed. $15.00 u(f)m

NOV 10 1945 New York NY FDC for US Coast Guard 3¢ plate number block of four (#23337), Ioor cache, pencilled address removed skillfully, never sealed. $16.00 u(f)mc NEW / NEU / NUEVO

NOV 26 1945 New York NY FDC for Alfred E. Smith 3¢ plate number block of four (#23354), Ioor cachet, Ioor cache, pencilled address removed skillfully, never sealed. $6.00 u(f)f NEW / NEU / NUEVO

FEB 26 1946 Washington DC FDC for 3¢ US Merchant Marine plate number block of four (#23399), Ioor cachet, stiffener still within, torn backflap, never sealed. $9.00 u(f)m NEW / NEU / NUEVO

OCT 16 1946 Santa Fe N. Mex. FDC for 3¢ Kearny expedition plate number flock of four (#23512), Ioor cachet, pencilled address, never sealed, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 u(f)mn NEW / NEU / NUEVO

FEB 11 1947 Milan Ohio FDC for 3¢ Thomas A. Edison plate number block of four (23559), Ioor cachet, pencilled address, stiffener still within, never sealed, a little envelope glue show-through on back. $7.50 u(f)f NEW / NEU / NUEVO



MAR 26 1947 Washington DC FDC for 5¢ airmail stamp plate number block of four, Ioor cachet, neatly pencilled address, never sealed, quality paper. $5.00 u(f)

JUN 9 1947 Atlantic City FDC for The Doctor 3¢ plate number block of four (#23656)m Ioor cachet, neatly pencilled address, never sealed, envelope glue show-through on back. $6.50 u(f)m NEW / NEU / NUEVO

Cover_Fire_PitcairnForwarded-100.jpg (361983 bytes)OCT 4 1948 FDC for 3-c US volunteer firemen stamp, with block of 4 1 / 2-c Ben Franklin prexies added to pay the rate to the Pitcairn Islands, addressed to the Postmaster there by name & requesting the favor of a return on the backflap, very light double-ring Pitcairn receiving mark on front, wrinkling along 2 edges affects nothing philatelic, returned to Ohio. Most unusual. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (361,983 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 fpu







JAN 10 1949 Washington DC FDC on USC1a deep red error of color on buff, unaddressed, Art Craft 10th Anniversary cachet shows the Bell X-1 rocket plane, good edges, no erasures or hinge marks on either side. An example of UXC1 is shown below it, for comparison. u(f) OFFER WITHDRAWN

WOODROW WILSON. AUG 31 1954 unaddressed FDC for Woodrow Wilson $1 stamp (Scott 832C), Art Craft cachet, stamp exceptionally well-centered & tied with all perfs in good shape, no erasure marks on either side, a little cancel ink at the right of the cachet, tiny spots of toning near the bottom front edge. u(f)f OFFER WITHDRAWN

Cover_Alaska_Aug3'61Nautilus.jpg (161293 bytes)AUG 3 1961 clear & complete Barrow handstamp ties 4-c Arctic explorations stamp franking #6 FDC to Ohio, large pictorial violet & black cachet for the historic transpolar trip (Alaska to Greenland) of the USS Nautilus in 1958. $11.00 au(f)

"THE BILLY GRAHAM PAVILION AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965" chrome mailed there APR 22 1964 as FDC for the 5-c commemorative, interesting pertinent information on back, small corner crease & bend. $3.00 en-u



MAY 29 1967 first day cover for 13-c John F. Kennedy US stamp, addressed in pencil, never sealed, attractive Art Craft cachet. $0.75 ku(f) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

MAY 6 1970 FDC for US 6-c dinosaur stamp neatly cancelled at New York City, Artcraft cachet in black, unaddressed. $1.00 au. Same but the 6-c dinosaur stamp instead. $1.00 au

MAY 6 1970 FDC for US 6-c Haida ceremonial canoe stamp, unaddressed, ArtCraft cachet, fresh appearance. $1.00 iu

JUN 13 1977 Charleston SC FDC for plate number single (37945) of 13-c Lafayette Bicentennial stamp, Artcraft cachet hand-colored by David E. Hunter (who autographed the back), never sealed, 2 small routing marks on back, addressing removed carefully. $3.75 u(f)b NEW / NEU / NUEVO

JAN 20 1978 combo FDC for 13-c Captain Cook at Hawaii stamp & 13-c Cook at Alaska stamp mailed to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed, bottom corner crease despite stiffener within, small US routing marks on the back. $0.75 u(f)c NEW / NEU / NUEVO

JUL 11 1978 Shreveport LA combo FDC for the 15-c American roses stamp flanked by 4 other floral stamps & a 5-c Shakespeare (who penned "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" in Romeo & Juliet), initialed by David Hunter its creator on back, Artcraft cachet, never sealed, small K7 routing mark on back, address label removed without a trace. $3.50 u(f)f NEW / NEU / NUEVO

OCT 18 1978 Washington DC combo cover with 13-c Christmas stamp flanked by 3 earlier issues, autographed by David Hunter the originator, small R8 routing mark neatly on back, never sealed. $3.50 u(f)c



Jan 12 1979 first day cover for the Robert F. Kennedy US 13-c stamp, unaddressed, cachet depicts him with President Kennedy. $1.00 ku(f)
ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

FEB 25 1980 FDC for US 15-c "Letters Lift Spirits" stamp issued for National Letter Writing Week, unaddressed, black cachet shows cuneiform writing on clay tablet, fresh appearance. $0.50 cu

FEB 25 1980 FDC for US 15-c "Write Soon" stamp issued for National Letter Writing Week, unaddressed, black cachet picturing an old typewriter, fresh appearance. $.0.50 cu. Same but red, white & blue version of the stamp & quill pen in use cachet, fresh appearance. $0.50 cu. Same, but green & yellow version of the stamp & scroll writing cachet, fresh appearance. $0.50 cu.

FEB 25 1980 FDC for US 15-c "Letters Preserve Memories" stamp issued for National Letter writing week, unaddressed, black cachet picturing an old fountain pen in use. $0.50 cu

FEB 25 1980 FDC for US 15-c "Letters Shape Opinions" stamp issued for National letter writing week, calligraphy cachet, fresh appearance. $0.50 cu

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SEP 25 1980 four US FDC's (one shown) for 15-c Indian art (masks) stamps, unaddressed, cacheted in black, fresh appearance. All four for $3.00 iu

Circa January 1981 two announcements & return cover from Postal Commemorative Society making many of their 1980 Golden Replicas of US Stamps cacheted covers available to collectors. $1.00 u(f)

JA 23 1986 two FDC's for different 22-c stamp collecting stamps, each with embossed gold foil cachet reproducing the stamp, each with explanatory inserts, neatly typed addresses. One stamp designed by Richard Sheaff, the other by Eva Jern. $2.50 for both. pu

OCT 1 1986 US FDC for 22-c cigar store Indian stamp (folk art series) tied by clear Washington DC cancel, cachet is a gold-color metallic replica of the stamp with explanatory insert. $1.25 iu

SEPT 4 1986 US FDC for 22-c Navajo art blanket weaving stamp tied by clear cancel, cachet is a gold-color metallic replica of the stamp, with explanatory insert. (2 different) $1.25 each

OCT 1 1986 US FDC for 22-c folk art highlander figure stamp tied by clear cancel, cachet is a gold-color metallic replica of the stamp, with explanatory insert, neatly addressed. $1.25

OCT 1 1986 US FDC for 22-c folk art ship figurehead stamp tied by clear cancel, cachet is a gold-color metallic replica of the stamp, with explanatory insert, neatly addressed. $1.25

OCT 1 1986 US FDC for 22-c folk art nautical figure stamp tied by clear cancel, cachet is a gold-color metallic replica of the stamp, with explanatory insert. $1.25

OCT 1 1987 bold Baltimore MD cancels on a complete set of 5 US FDC. Each FDC is a continental postcard (example shown) bearing an appropriate color illustrations to match up with the stamps. Officially issued by the US Postal Service, with interesting explanatory text on the stamp side, fresh appearance. $4.25 for all. ru

OCT 7 1988 express mail FDC for Scott 2394, unaddressed, ArtCraft cachet, never sealed, stamp tied with all perfs in good shape, light paper clip indent at bottom center, no pencil erasures either side. Click image for greatly enlarged view. $15.00 u(f)b OFFER WITHDRAWN

SEP 25 1989 FDC for US 25-c Bill of Rights stamp, a gold foil replica of the stamp serving as the cachet, explanatory insert, neatly addressed. $1.25 lu

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Cover_Kentucky_1993FDCRoundTable_small.jpg (6536 bytes)MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c horse racing, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing Round Table ridden by Willie Shoemaker. Round Table was the world's leading money winner until passed by Kelso; Shoemaker was then in his prime. $5.00 khur

MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c horse racing stamp, bold Louisville cancel ties tamp & large clipping cachet showing Candy Spots with Willie Shoemaker up. $5.00 khu

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MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c harness racing stamp, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing Meadow Rice racing. $5.00 khur

MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c harness racing stamp, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing B. F. Coaltown racing (with his best times). $5.00 khu

Colorado_Littleton_Summerracing-100.JPG (322658 bytes)"SUMMER RACING AT / Centennial Park / SOUTH OF DENVER - HIGHWAYS 85-87" in Littleton, unused linen postcard cleverly fashioned into a unique first day cover for the 29-c horse racing stamp issued by the US May 1 1993 by adding that stamp TCV style. Nice! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 rc-hur

JUL 14 1993 Show Boat stamp tied maximum-card style to a first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with an image of the Suwanee steamboat in use. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an beautiful composition. Only 2 exist. $4.50 u(f)s


US NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM
UNIQUE FDC's 7 / 30 / 93

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One-of-a-kind unaddressed FDC's for 29-c stamps with tied color cachets showing full-size illustrations of great US rarities taken from auction catalogues. Spectacular effect! $5.00 each. All 3 shown for $14.00. pu


FLOWER TOPIC--12 UNIQUE FDC'S
(ALL FOR US 8 / 19 / 93 ISSUE)
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Unique cachet showing "Solitude" (1993 All America Rose Winner)

Lovingly produced, the cachets bear neatly clipped color illustrations (from a gardening catalogue?) that are tied by the first day cancel. All are unique. All rose cachets,
most with the variety identified: "Blue Ribbon",
"Boy Crazy"Shrub Rose, 
Graceland" (1989 Rose of the Year), "Old Faithful",
'Pleasure" (1990 All American Rose Winner),
"Queen Elizabeth" (1955 All America Rose Winner),
"Touch of Class" (1986 All America Rose Winner),
& "White Simplicity®". Number 6 covers throughout
mounting easily on album or exhibition pages.
All clean & unaddressed. Most attractive & unique FDC's
are priced at $5 or more retail, but we offer them at...
$40.00 postpaid to a U.S. address. fu

AUG 19 1993 rose imperforate stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with an Olivia Parker composition including prominently a yellow rose. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an unusual composition. $5.00 u(f)f

AUG 19 1993 rose imperforate stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with a Lilo Raymond still-life photograph 'Boxes" in which a pink rose sets on a stack of boxes. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an artistic   composition in its own right. $5.00 u(f)f

AUG 19 1993 rose imperforate stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with a B. A. King photograph of the words 'I LOVE ROSES' written in the sand. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an attractive composition. $5.00 u(f)f


CLASSIC BOOKS ISSUE, WOMEN TOPIC
10 / 23 / 93

Cover_USFDC-1993LittleHouseOnThe-100.jpg (368541 bytes)October 23 1993 Little House on the Prairie stamps tied maximum-card style to nine unique first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards bearing images of girls by well-known painters (Clausen, Gustave Courbet, Khnopff & William Nicholson ) and photographers (Jenny De Vassonm Kathy Karatchian, Sandu Mendrea, Eve Morcrette & Willy Ronis ). Placement of stamps & cancels optimized for considerable eye appeal. All 9 for $45.00 u(f)w

October 23 1993 Little Women stamps tied maximum-card style to seven unique first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards bearing images of girls by well-known painters (Patrick Branwell Brontê, Edgar Degas, Milton Avery, Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, Irenco Robert Bier & Marie Lauencin) Placement of stamps & cancels optimized for considerable eye appeal. All 7 for $35.00 u(f)w

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October 23 1993 Little Women stamps tied maximum-card style to first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards with Frank M. Sutcliffe's "Sea Urchins". Stamps & cancels harmonized cleverly with the image for considerable eye appeal. (Only 2 made). $4.50 each. u(f)w

October 23 1993 Little Women stamps tied maximum-card style to five unique first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards bearing images of girls by well-known photographers (Sergei Joukovski, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Kim Anderson & 2 different Pedro Luis Raota). Placement of stamps & cancels optimized for considerable eye appeal. All 5 for $25.00 u(f)w

October 23 1993 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamps tied maximum-card style to nine unique first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards bearing images of girls by well-known painters (Will Barnet, Aristide Maillol, Matisse, 2 different Claude Monet, Pissarro, 2 different Pierre Auguste Renoir & George Frederic Watts). Placement of stamps & cancels optimized for considerable eye appeal. All 9 for $45.00 u(f)w

October 23 1993 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamps tied maximum-card style to first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards with Claude Monet's "Les coquelicots". Stamps & cancels harmonized with the image for considerable eye appeal. (Only 2 made). $4.50 each. u(f)w

October 23 1993 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamps tied maximum-card style to first-day covers fashioned from continental postcards with Aristide Maillol's "La femme à l'ombrelle". Stamps & cancels harmonized with the image for considerable eye appeal. (Only 2 made). $4.50 each. u(f)w

October 23 1993 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with Evelyn Hofer's photograph  "Miranda". Stamps & cancels harmonized with the image for a hauntingly beautiful effect. $5.00. u(f)w

Cover_USFDC_10-23-93Rebecca-100.jpg (331259 bytes)October 23 1993 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamps tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with unattributed art published by Modern Times depicting the eyes of a young woman close-up. Stamps & cancels harmonized with the image to create a memorable composition. $5.00 u(f)w

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CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DOG
2 / 5 / 94

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with Ralph Crane's photograph of Prince Mike Romanoff dining with 2 dogs seated at his table. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create a striking composition. $5.00 u(f)d

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with Hans Nemuth's photograph of 'Three Girls, Two Pets, Todos Santos, Guatemala, 1980'. (The girl without a dog to hold is obviously not pleased.) Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an attractive composition. $5.00 u(f)d-d

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with H. Armstrong Robert's photograph of a poodle looking out of a lacy heart-shaped frame. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an attractive composition. Only 2 exist. $4.50 u(f)d-d

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard 'K697' from Benelux Press showing a poodle floating in a swimming pool. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an attractive composition. Only 2 exist. $4.50 u(f)d-d

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a unique first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with a Pedro Luis Raota photo showing a dog inspecting a tripod-mounted camera while the photographer seated nearby looks in amazement. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an amusing composition. $5.00 u(f)d-dp

Feb 5 1994 Chinese New Year of the Dog stamp tied maximum-card style to a first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with a Sabine Weiss photo showing a standing boy holding a dog. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an adorable composition. Only 2 exist. $4.50 u(f)d-d

"N-725 A FINE 'CATCH' FOR ANYONE" shapely woman fly fisherman in mini-skirt on a linen postcard cleverly converted into a first day cover for the 29-cent fish stamp issued by the US OCT 3 1994. Cleverly placement so the stamp fish are near the stream & her line. Neatly canceled. We know who made it, and that only two exist. $5.00 f-u(f)


OCT 3 1994 SCUBA DIVING -- UNIQUE FDC'S

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"Boy! Do these babies go / for live bait up / here!"
comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed & cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)

MIXone_153_small.jpg United States cover available from Judnick.com"If they won't come peacefully, then I go after 'em / that's me" boy fisherman abandons his pole & line, dives off pier for fish; comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed & cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)

MIXone_155_small.jpg US FDC available from Judnick.com"Just as big fish in the sea as ever / were caught? Well, I'm catchin' / 'em now." comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed (so as to align the ocean horizons), cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)

MIXone_154_small.jpg United States cover available from LotsOfCovers.com"REAL TARPON FISHING WITHIN EASY REACH, SARASOTA, FLORIDA--13" linen era post card, 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed (so as to align the ocean horizons), cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fh-u(f)

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"Some catch, eh? And there's no catch / to it, either" comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed & cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)


U.S. FIRST-DAY COVER LITERATURE & REFERENCES

"HORSE PLAY" Volume 9 (Spring 1996) 8-page advertising publication of Wild Horse Custom Designs Inc., a noted US FDC cachet maker. Well illustrated in black & white. Interesting. Folded to fit in cover, small corner creases. $2.00 u


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--
U. S. FREE FRANK MAIL

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAR 8 1934 #6 cover bearing free frank of William L. Fiesinger, with enclosure a signed note thanking a constituent in Tiffin Ohio for forwarding a petition "in the interest of freedom of the radio". Note has short tear at top that closes well. Ready for service in a civics class!. $5.00 u(f)c%

Lot of 6 #10 covers from 5 different Members of Congress to Hon. Frank T. Hines, Administrator of the Veterans Administration, all marked "Personal" of "Personal attention". All postmarked in May 1936. $7.50 u(f)

SEP 20 1943 #10 cover bearing free frank of Clare Boothe Luce, with contents--a forwarded note from Leonard Lyons on New York Post stationery, unimportant backflap crease does not show from front, light brownish paper. $5.00 u(f)

JAN 23 1954 free frank of Jack Westland (Member of Congress) on #10 cover from Washington DC to Seattle Washington. $2.00 u(f)w

Cover_USFreeFrank_Wainwright-200_small.jpg US free frank cover available from LotsOfCovers.comAugust 16 1954 Extension of Remarks for the Congressional Record, conveyed within in a #10 cover to a Smithtown Branch New York constituent by the free frank of Hon. Stuyvesant Wainwright II. Outlines 22 things he had done for constituents during his first term. "Not printed at Government expense". The envelope is complete but the address machine was striking way off-center (address used is near the left edge); small corner crease. $5.00 u(f)n*

Cover_USFreeFrank_Cohelan-200_small.jpg US free frank cover available from Judnick.comDecember 19 1963 speech on a "Sound and Enduring Wilderness Policy" conveyed to Washington State University student Gary Lanker in a #10 cover bearing the free frank of Hon. Jeffery Cohelan, neatly opened, no contents. Congressman Cohelan represented Californians from 1959 - 1971. $5.00 u(f)ec

April 27 1967 free frank of Thomas M. Pelly (Member of Congress) on #10 cover from Washington DC with cachet on his guaranteed minimum incomes speech, neatly opened, no contents. $2.50 wdu(f) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Oregon_Corvallis_AnnouncingATown-100.jpg (84089 bytes)"Announcing: / A Town Meeting / with Congressman Les AuCoin..." picturing him with a constituent in monochromatic blue, for a Corvallis event on April 12, 1977, continental postcard sent under his free frank to a postal patron in the First Congressional District, mild corner & edge wear. $1.75 op-u(f)

Lot of 13 items sent mostly 1980-1981 under the free frank of Mike Barnes to his 8th Congressional District constituents. Includes #10 size material & a few continental postcards announcing community forums he held. Collectively interesting for their insight into how a Congressman would use the free frank privilege. Light duplication. $13.00 u(f)m

Lot of 4 reports & surveys  sent April 1985 - May 1991 to 15th Congressional District of Ohio constituents under the free frank of Chalmers Wylie, who held office for a considerable length of time & knew how to use the free frank privilege to advantage. $4.00 u(f)o

Undated, unaddressed & unused #10 cover bearing the free frank of Paul H. Todd Jr., Member of Congress from Michigan. Not often seen this way! $2.50 u(f)m

Lot of 130 House of Representatives free frank mail. Good variety of sending Members of Congress & Committees, and a few famous addressees; some light duplication. Most are #10 covers, none larger. Most 1936 - more modern. $120.00 u(f)


US SENATE FREE FRANK MAIL

NOV 22 1911 clear DC Station B cancel on #6 cover to West Virginia, bearing free frank of C. W. Watson, Parkersburg flag cancel receiving mark the next day, typed address, opened neatly. $5.00 u(f)w

Cover_USFreeFrank_Connally-200_small.jpg US free frank cover available from LotsOfCovers.comUndated #10 cover bearing free frank of Tom Connally (Chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds) to Brigadier General Frank T. Hines of the Veterans Administration (its first head from 1930 to 1945), inscribed BY RIDING PAGE, receiving mark 1936 JUN 5 (undoubtedly same date sent), backflap torn a bit in opening but does not show from front, minor envelope glue show-through. Senator Connally was influential in the creation of NATO and the United Nations. The Riding Page Service is provided through the US Senate Post Office. Several times a day it delivers Senators' letters to major Federal agencies in the Washington DC only. Seldom seen & seldom offered. $12.00 u(f)-g

Lot of 60 US Senate free frank mail. Good variety of sending Senators & Committees, and a few famous addressees; some light duplication. Most #10 covers but a few smaller. Most 1936 - more modern. $57.50


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UNITED STATES INSURED MAIL

OCT 4 1952 light Calais Maine double-ring cancels tie 10-c Tyler & pair of 2-c Adams prexies to small insured third-class cover to Ohio, light but extensive wrinkling, opening just a little ragged. Insurance markings boldly struck. SOLD mu(i)

 

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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--U. S. OFFICIAL MAIL

Better_498small.jpg official postal cards available from Judnick Postacards"REQUEST FOR BETTER ADDRESS. / Post Office ALLEGHENY, PA. / ... / As the address and the party is unknown to us, we / are unable to deliver the letter, and have placed it in the General Delivery ... / The deliver of mail to transient parties would be greatly facilitated if / marked 'Transient.' / James A. Grier, , Postmaster ..." postal card mailed JULY 13 1900 on Post Office Department Official business (no stamp required) to Mr. C. S. Speaker in Lisbon Ohio, small upper corner bend with crease. $5.00 gpp-pu(o)%

Cover_USOfficial_Justice1916_small.jpg (2292 bytes)FEB 21 1916 Salem Ohio hand cancel on Department of Justice official business #6 penalty cover from Referee in Bankruptcy C. F. Smith to West Virginia, small scrape knocks out 2 letters in the penalty wording, magenta color cover neatly opened. $3.75 uo

   
Clear MAR 31 1922 CLEVE. YOUNGS & PITTS TR. 1 RPO hand cancel on Post Office Department Official Business (returning the card to office of origin), registry dispatch receipt card from Edinburg Pa. (its cancel a bit light), brownish paper as usual. Both sides shown. $4.00 ru(o)
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Clear APR 22 1922 CLEVE. YOUNGS. & PITTS. TR23 R.P.O. hand cancel on Post Office Department Official Business (returning the card to office of origin), registry dispatch receipt card from Edinburg Pa. (its cancel very light), brownish paper as usual. Both sides shown. $3.75 ru(o)
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JAN 12 1936 Woronoco [Massachusetts] hand cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Chaplain P. M. Hickcox at the 113th Co. in Chester to Ohio, opened neatly, light paper bends. Woronoco is also sometimes spelled Warronoco or Worronoco. $2.00 um

AUG 6 1936 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 5 cancel on War Department official business #10 windowed penalty cover from Frankford Arsenal, opened neatly. $2.00 u

DEC 8 1936 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1 cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Frankford Arsenal to Ohio, opened neatly. $2.00 u

JAN 14 1937 Spruce Pine North Carolina hand cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Lt. L. R. Vann Ch 322nd Inf to Ohio, neatly opened, corner crease. $2.00 un

JAN 26 1937 Decorah Iowa cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from chaplain there to Ohio, neatly opened. $2.50 ui

JAN 30 1937 Washington DC cancel on US Department of the interior official business #10 penalty envelope from their Office of Education to Ohio, neatly opened. $2.50 u

MAR 18 1937 Rapid City South Dakota cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Chaplain O. D. Herrmann to Ohio, opened neatly. $2.50

JAN 8 1938 Washington DC cancel on US Department of the Interior windowed #10 penalty cover from the State Park Division of the National Park Service, opened neatly, a little crinkling along one short edge. $2.00 u

Cover_USOfficial_1938SpringdaleUtah_small.jpg (2429 bytes)APR 19 1938 Springdale Utah hand cancel on US Department of the Interior #10 penalty cover from the National Park Service at Zion National Park to Ohio. Sold but still available for scholarly study & philatelic research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 uu

OCT 2 1939 Fort Benning Georgia cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Capt. A. E. Mckenney to Ohio, neatly opened. $2.00 u

JUN 5 1942 Columbus Ohio cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Captain Albert L. Evans at Hq. Fifth Corps Area of Fort Hayes to Ohio, opened neatly. $2.50

April 6 1943 War Department official business #10 penalty cover from New York Port of Embarkation at Brooklyn New York to chaplain at APO 700 c / o Postmaster New York City, opened neatly, envelope glue show-through on back. $3.75 ua

Clear USS STEINAKER (DD 863) hand cancel on penalty notice on  brown #10 Navy Department official business front, addressed to Bureau of Supplies and Accounts in DC, 2 vertical creases, wrinkling at left edge, cut to approximately #10 size, as is. $1.00 nu(o)

OCT 21 1966 light Anchorage (Fort Richardson Branch) machine cancel with slogan 'NATIONAL PARK SERVICE / 50TH ANNIVERSARY' on small US Post Office official business penalty cover to Connecticut, almost complete Fort Richardson handstamp on back, a little roughness to the top due to opening, neatly addressed. $1.50 au(o) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY


WAR DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL AIRMAIL

MAR 9 1942 clear New Orleans 3 cancel ties 6-c airmail stamp franking #10 Official Business penalty cover of the New Orleans Port of Embarkation and General Depot to Norwood Ohio, fancy but small black AIR MAIL handstamp showing US borne by wings, neatly opened, slight browning of the paper with age, corner bend.

JUL 6 1942 clear New Orleans 3 cancel ties 6-c airmail stamp franking #10 Official Business penalty cover of the New Orleans Quartermaster Depot to Norwood Ohio, neatly opened, slight browning of the paper with age, handstamped marking is black straight-line "WD ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL".

JUN 29 1942 clear New Orleans 4 cancel ties 6-c airmail stamp franking #10 Official Business penalty cover of the New Orleans Quartermaster Depot to Norwood Ohio, fancy but small black AIR MAIL handstamp showing US borne by wings, typed "WD ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL" at top center, neatly opened, slight browning of the paper with age, ink smear on back, small spot on bottom edge.

JUL 23 1942 clear New Orleans 2 on #10 cover similar to the JUL 6 cover above, spot on bottom edge.

JUL 29 1942 clear New Orleans 2 on #10 cover similar to the JUN 29th cover above

All 5 of the above. $20.00 lu(o)


WAR DEPARTMENT PENALTY COVERS
Lot showing 3 different ways the War Department moved its more important mail during World War II.
All to the same company in Cincinnati Ohio.

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May 23 1942 IMPORTANT cover with partial red border from Office of the Port Quartermaster at Brooklyn New York, 'If not delivered in 3 days / return to the address given above' but not sent airmail.

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SEP23'42 WD ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL handstamp on #10 plain cover with two bold AIR MAIL handstamps added, .06 meter strip attached over the penalty notice area, from the Washington DC Quartermaster Depot, cancel upside down (in lower left corner), ding in one edge misses everything important.

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NOV 12'42 WD ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL handstamp on #10 airmail cover with .06 meter strip attached over the penalty notice area, from the Washington DC Quartermaster Depot, cancel upside down (in lower left corner), top a little ragged due to opening.

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Undated World War II. War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Chaplain's Office Fifth Army at APO 464 to Chaplain 355 CA Bn at APO 529, receiving mark June 2 (no year) clearly shows time of day arrival, neatly opened, recipient's annotation '34 CA Brig' on front. $5.00 ua

Undated World War II. War Department official business #10 penalty cover from HQ. Fifteenth Air Force to 355 AAA SL. Bn. at APO 512, receiving mark May 27 clearly shows time of day arrival, neatly opened, mail clerk's 'chaplain' annotation on front. $3.75 ua

February 5 1946 Hempstead NY cancel on free mail conversion of War Department official business #10 penalty cover, from 63rd AAF Base Unit at Mitchel Field to Ohio, small ding in one edge & a little crinkling in the penalty corner. $2.00 u

MAR 11 1946 Fort Leavenworth Kansas cancel on War Department official business #10 penalty cover from Colonel Sanford J. Goodman at the Command & General Staff School to Ohio, several light paper bends. $1.75 u

Mostly clear violet NOV 20 (194)6 USS HAROLD J. ELLISON (DD-864) hand cancel on #6 penalty cover on Navy Department official business to Massachusetts. Cancel at slight angle with minor parts of it consequently going off the edge. Much later this Gearing-class destroyer was to serve in the 1958 Lebanon crisis & the Project Mercury recovery effort. $2.25 n(h)u(o) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

May 13 1947 Washington DC cancel on free mail conversion of War Department official business #10 penalty cover, from Historical Division of War Department Special Staff to Ohio, backflap torn in opening. $2.25 u

June 25 1947 Washington DC cancel on free mail conversion of War Department official business penalty cover, from Historical Division of War Department Special Staff to Ohio, neatly opened. $2.50 u

      "MILITARY AMATEUR RADIO SYSTEM / K4USA" Department of the Army / Office of the Chief Signal Officer / Army Communications Service Division QSL postal card picturing its Pentagon location on front, mailed DEC 7 1948 to Sayville New York, official business penalty notice making stamp unnecessary. While the mailing address, given on the card front, specifies Washington DC, the Pentagon is physically located in Arlington County Virginia. [Even today the Pentagon mailing address is Washington DC 20301.] Seldom seen, even less seldom offered. $20.00 m(a)dv(a)-u(o) NEW / NEU / NUEVO

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Cover_USOfficial_05-28-85_small.jpg (2650 bytes)28 MAY 1985 Columbus Ohio cancel on two 1-c perforated & one 20-c coil official stamps franking #10 cover from USAF Recruiting Office (52AG) to same city, backflap taped shut, small corner tear on opening. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 u(o)o

Cover_USOfficial_1July86Forwarded.jpg (129808 bytes)1 JUL 1986 Columbus Ohio cancel on 22-c official coil stamp franking #10 cover to same city, yellow label stating '...RETURN TO SENDER / NO FORWARDING ORDER ON FILE / UNABLE TO FORWARD'. SALE IN PROGRESS u(o)o

"WE / WHOOSH / YOU A MERRY / CHRISTMAS / EXPRESS MAIL" with eagle & USPS logo on front, unused continental postcard from a 1986 official business campaign with penalty indicia, copyrighted, near mint. $1.25 p-u

Cover_Alabama1992_OfficialUS_small.jpg (3177 bytes)1993 mostly clear GMF BAY COL... Alabama cancel ties Official 4-c stamp added to 25-c official mail #10 cover to Columbus Ohio from Defense Contract Management District South at Ozark, opened neatly, address labels taped by sender, fresh appearance. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 u(o)a

Cover_USOfficial_Undated25+4Stationery.jpg (124846 bytes)Undated 25-c eagle official #10 postal stationery with 4-c perforated official stamp added to make up rate, from DPRO General Dynamics San Diego to Columbus Ohio, opened neatly. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 u


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UNITED STATES COVERS--PARCEL POST

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"Residence of W. S. Weston / New London, Ohio" post card published by the Buckeye Exchange, mailed AUG 19 1913 from Fitchville Ohio (1-c parcel post stamp tied by DPO hand cancel) to Miss Julia I. Wilcox in Hudson Ohio, noticeable edge wear, bottom corner crease, album toning on back. $4.75 o(n)g-u(p)

"PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL, CHARIOT RACE SIGN AND / HAMMOND BUILDING AT NIGHT. / DETROIT, MICH." including 'IN DETROIT / LIFE IS / WORTH LIVING' sign in the moonlit scene; postcard mailed there SEP 8 1913 with 1¢ parcel post stamp, internal crease & some cancel ink in top center sky, minor corner & edge wear. $3.00 rm(d)m-u(p)

Cover_Missouri_PawneeCity1913-200_small.JPGClear NOV 20 1913 PAWNEE CITY Missouri cancel ties  2-c Parcel Post stamp franking #6 cover to Topeka Kansas, short edge near stamp a little rough from opening with one perf bent, multiple docketings on front as it was processed through the recipient company. With contents: a report of agency. $4.50 mu

Better_511small.jpg parcel post covers available from LotsOfCovers.com"Howard Street, Akron, Ohio." with a streetcar passing by Thomas-Eblen Company Furniture, S&G Coffees & Teas, and Belenky Tailor on the left, McLains on the right; postcard mailed there FEB 15 1914 to Mrs.. Bertha Lutz in Cedar Heights Ohio using a 1-cent parcel post stamp (tied, good condition), traces of cancel ink in the front sky, minor corner wear, small spot of very light toning on the back. This view is in the founding year for that tailor shop, which subsequently grew into Akron's Belenky Incorporated providing many services to the laundry & dry cleaning markets. $8.00 o(a)-u(p)


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--U.S. PHILATELIC LITERATURE

"A DESCRIPTION OF UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS AND POSTAL CARDS / ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT FROM JULY 1, 1847, TO DECEMBER 31, 1927" staple-bound pamphlet issued by the Post Office Department, 53 pages in chronological arrangement. Lightly used, paper browning around the edges. Seldom seen. $9.00 u

"A Description of United States Postage Stamps / Issued by the Post Office Department from July 1, 1847, to December 31, 1936" paperbound booklet issued by the Post Office Department, 119 pages nicely illustrated, plus a tipped-in announcement for the NY World's Fair stamp. Lightly used, cover with penned-in date & soil near the binding (which may come off). Seldom seen. $18.00 u

"A Description of United States Postage Stamps 1847 - 1943" paperbound booklet issued by the Post Office Department, 152 pages nicely illustrated. Lightly used & seldom seen. $18.00 u

"UNITED STATES OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE / JULY 1953 / PART II INTERNATIONAL SERVICE" paperbound book, alphabetical listings by country, lightly used, 418 pages indexed. Hard to find. $25.00 u

"INTERNATIONAL MAIL / SEPTEMBER 1958" paperbound leaflet of 12 pages issued by the Post Office Department. Includes dimensional & weight limits, international rate tables for airmail & surface parcel post & more. $2.50 u

"List of Post Offices in United States / WITH THE / NAMES OF POSTMASTERS ANNEXED, / [EXCEPT AT SUSPENDED OFFICES' / WITH / AN APPENDIX / CONTAINING THE / NAMES OF POST OFFICES, ARRANGED BY STATES AND COUNTIES / EMBRACING ALSO / CERTAIN IMPORTANT REGULATIONS< AND OTHER POSTAL INFORMATION / REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMNET UP TO JULY 1 1862" Paperbound, 293+ pages. Cover is stained, yellow & brittle, with corners chipped away, but it's of so little consequence. The National Postal Museum has but 2 copies, and one other privileged library has a copy. That's it, as far as we can tell. Yours for $190.00 pu

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"U. S. POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT DOMESTIC POSTAGE RATES, FEES, AND INFORMATION" POD Notice 59 (December 1960) covering air mail, first class, second class, third class, parcel post, post cards & special services. Fold-out format with 12 panels (2 shown). Nice. $2.00 u

March 1967 American Philatelist: Czechoslovak Field Posts, 1918-20--Additional Data; US--Freaks and Oddities--Booklet Foldovers; Italy & Colonies--1926 St. Francis of Assisi Issue; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. aciu

May 1967 American Philatelist: Monaco--Its History and Its Stamps (conclusion); Great Britain--New Portrait of Queen on Definitives; US--International Special Delivery Mail; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. amgu

June 1967 American Philatelist: US--The 13 A. P. S. First Days; US--The Harry F. Allen Collection of Black Jacks--A Study of the Stamp and Its Use; Vancouver's Island--British Columbia--The 2½d Stamp of 1860; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. abu

July 1967 American Philatelist: Canada--the Centennial of Confederation; Italy--The Ferrucci Stamps of 1930; United States--The Reason for the Official and Unofficial 1857 Perforation; & much more. $3.75 the complete issue. aciu

March 1968 American Philatelist: US--The Difficulty in Producing 1851 1-Cent Plate I Early; Tasmanian Taxed Letters; Senussi of Cyrenaica; & much more. $3.75 the complete journal. actu

June 1968 American Philatelist: Pitcairn Islands--Source Notes on Designs; Indian Uprisings in Minnesota--A Letter from Winnebago; US Freaks 'n' Oddities--Rotary Press 'Double Papers'; & much more. $3.75 the complete journal. ampu

August 1968 American Philatelist: El Salvador--1930 Airmail Issue, Scott C15-18; US Special Delivery Issues--An Undeveloped Field; & much more. $3.75 the complete journal. aeu

Scott 1996 Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps, lightly used. Authoritative, with over 700 pages profusely illustrated. First year to price such stamps in very fine condition. $3.75


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY
--PLATE NUMBER SINGLES & PLATE BLOCKS ON COVER

An extensive selection of modern plate number singles,
correctly franking #6 covers in contemporaneous
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PNS used for Plate Number Single throughout.

NOV 20 1911 Mount Vernon New York cancel ties pair of 1-c Jefferson stamps with PNS 5420 & adjacent star position to #6 cover to Parkersburg West Virginia, flag backstamp on arrival. Selvedge extends & is bent over the top edge, lightly toned front. $5.00 u

JAN 13 1932 clear blue USS Claxton (destroyer) cancel on PNS 19986 2-c Washington franking #6 cover to Brilliant Ohio, New Orleans backstamp. Annotations about the ship at lower left corner of front & on backflap. $3.75 un

Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_20234_small.jpg (4593 bytes)OCT 17 1935 USS NARWHAL cancel with NAVY DAY / AT SEA in killer bars ties 1-c perforated Yosemite & PNS 20234 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, gorgeous & intricate red-violet Navy Day cachet well struck, toning along two front edges. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50

Cover_Naval_Salmon-100.jpg (283035 bytes)Somewhat light MAR 29 1939 USS SALMON hand cancel with PORTSMOUTH, / N. H. in killer bars ties 2-c Adams prexy plate number 21892 single & 1- Jefferson plate number 21568 single franking #6 cover from that submarine to Illinois, neatly  addressed, never sealed, slight even browning of paper due to age. $5.50 nn(s)u(p)

DEC 2 1939 USS Stack (DD-406) at PORTSMOUTH VA cancel ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps including PNS 21879 franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, slight envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 uv

Light Aug 6 1959 Estes Park general delivery marking in red-violet on front of #9 envelope franked by plate number 2644 block of dental health stamps. JUL Rec'd marking on back in violet. Neatly opened. $3.00 cu(p)

JUL 1 1970 New York New York cancel on PNS 25962 of 25-c Paul Revere stamp franking #6 airmail cover on the inaugural Northwest Orient 747 flight New York / Chicago / Seattle / Tokyo, backstamped clearly on next day arrival, fresh appearance. $2.25 uf*+

"WB6PAV" Torrance California shortwave (14.3375 mc) QSL card mailed there 1970, simple state map & palm trees design, plate number single 31449 of the 6-c HOPE stamp used, trace of cancel ink on front . $2.50 c-u

12 NOV 1973 #6 cover with corner card of Officer in Charge USCGC Point Thatcher (WPB-82314) at Sarasota Florida to Ohio, fancy black cachet depicts ship & 'Galloping Ghost of Florida's West Coast / Search & Rescue', multiple ink smears (raindrops?) on left front detract, cancel runs through tab of 8-c Johnson plate number single (34223) instead of stamp below it, as is. $1.00 cu(p)

Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_34046_small.jpg (4795 bytes)DEC 3 1973 USS Dixon (AS-27) cancel on PNS 34046 of 8-c printing press stamp, black cachet of US Navy DSRV-2 research / rescue / recovery Sub Dev Gru One, carried on dive 60 of 20 Nov 73 to 180 feet, attest of pilot C. J. McGinlay. $3.75 (nu(p))^

16 APR 1974 USPS MD 207 cancel on plate number single of Robert Frost stamp (34883) franking #6 cover with cachet commemorating "VP-30 / 100,000 P-3 ACCIDENT-FREE / FLIGHT HOURS", neatly addressed, backflap never sealed. $2.00 u

7 MAR 1975 with corner card of Commanding Officer USCGC Mariposa (WLB-397) at Detroit Michigan, to Ohio, cancel on plate number 35267 single of 10-c Raphael letters stamp struck at an angle, clear MAR 04 receiving mark of the ship on the back, a light dose of receiving mark ink at the center front misses everything. $1.50 cu(p)*+

Clear JUN 4 1975 USS REEVES (DLG-24) hand cancel ties 10-c collective bargaining stamp (plate number 35588 single) franking #6 cover to Ohio, light but complete violet ship cachet, neatly addressed, small corner crease affects nothing. $2.25 nlu(p)

17 JAN 1976 Fort Lauderdale FL 333 cancel on PNS 36313 of 13-c eagle & shield stamp, from Commanding Officer of USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) with violet ship's cachet & PORT EVERGLADES cachet well struck, corner crease $2.00 un

24 JAN 1976 Fort Lauderdale FL 333 cancel on PNS 36312 of 13-c eagle & shield stamp, from Commanding Officer of USS William H. Bates (SSN-680) with greenish-blue ship's cachet & PORT EVERGLADES cachet well struck. $2.50 un

Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_36314_small.jpg (4752 bytes)28 FEB 1976 Fort Lauderdale FL 333 cancel on PNS 36314 of 13-c eagle & shield stamp, from Commanding Officer of USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) with blue ship's cachet & PORT EVERGLADES cachet well struck. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 un(f)f

Circa 4/06 oversize USPS presorted standard postcard mailed to a boxholder in Ohio to publicize Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging, Dilbert cartoon art on both sides, excellent condition. $1.00 u(o)

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ALL ON US NAVAL COVERS, 1939 - 1976

All #6 size envelopes, all neatly addressed, most  never sealed.

Shown: USS Picking on 23882, USS Barbour County (LST-1195) on 34343, USS Lang on 21934, USS APL-30 on 20825 (the only block), USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) on 34444 & USS Farragut (DDG-37). Good variety of other ships not shown: USS Mellette on 24041, USS New Jersey off 24237, USS Thomas C. Hart (DE1092) on 34224, USS Piedmont on 23802, USS Prairie on 23897, USS Preston on 24163, USS Renshaw on 23773, USS Libra on 23921, USS Luzon on 23658, USS McCoy Reynolds on 24039, USS Menard on 23575, USS California on 34077, USS Sumter on 33327, USS Menifee on 23732, USS Missouri on 24065, USS Wadleigh on 24033, USS Barbey (DE-1088) on 34339, USS Graham County on 33758, ... etc. Get out your Durland catalogue, these are not picked over! Other numbers include: 24146, 23835, 23303, 23918, 23773, 23836, 23991, 23902, 24161, 23841, 23806 block, 23893, 23893, 21611, 23899,35119, 35417, 33329, 2390224029, 24039, 24034, 23884, 23859, 23854, 22898 block, 24041, 23826, 23968, 27512, 23327, 24038, & 24065. Some cachets among those not yet mentioned include USS Virginia (CGN-38), US Navy 200th Birthday/Building on a Proud Tradition, Welcome Home USS Pensacola (LSD-38) Arrival Delayed by Arab-Israeli War, Welcome to New York NATO-STANAVFORLAND / HNLS Evertsen F-815 FRIGATE, HASAYAMPA AO 145, USS Coronado (LPD-11), Navy Day The 2nd Continental Congress authorizes... , USCGC Burton Island (WAGB-283), USS Barbey (DE-1088), USS Shreveport (LPD-12), USS Saginaw (LT 1183) We Shall Deliver, Welcome Home USS Fortify (MSO-446) To New Home Port. Our wholesale price to you for all 70 covers is $85.50 including priority shipping to any US or APO address. Priority shipments elsewhere for all 70: $105.00. u(p)w


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U. S. POSTAL HISTORY
--POSTAGE DUE COVERS & PHILATELIC LITERATURE

Cover_Missouri_Jeff1896PostageDue-200_small.JPGLight JEFF DEC (circa 10 1898) hand cancel (DPO) with complete dial edge on partially scratched off postage due stamp, pen cancel of 2-c Washington (when corrected) franking #6 cover to Topeka Kansas (clear backstamp there supplies our date), multiple docketings on front as it was processed through the recipient company. With contents: a handwritten testimonial from J. R. Butler. $25.00 mu

Expo1904_PostageDue_small.jpg (3188 bytes)"HOLD CARD TO LIGHT / Official Souvenir / POSTAL CARD / Machinery Building" from St. Louis Expo of 1904, 1-cent Livingston commemorative stamp accompanied by "This is the mail for which you sent postage" auxiliary marking, minor corner & edge wear, lightly toned back, cancel ink on front. Windows on building, the sun & some lights strung between poles light up. The initial cancel where the stamp should have been is probably a Saint Louis duplex 1 handstamp-- probably, because the stamp is applied over some of it. The there is a NOV 15 1904 Saint Louis duplex 2 neatly which neatly ties the stamp. Then there is an Olathe Kans. NOV 16 receiving mark that just ties the stamp. In violet "This is the mail for / which you sent postage B" with all but 2 letters clear. Then in the lower left is a violet 2-ring circular "City Distribution Division // NOV / 13 / 1904 // St. Louis, Mo. (P.D.)" The name of the recipient is written twice in different inks--for which there are multiple possible explanations. $35.00 (he-u(p))

  Sweden_BarnensDagI-200_small.jpg Sweden post card scan available from LotsOfCards.com   Sweden_DeennaDelFar-200_small.JPG Sweden cover scan available from LotsOfCovers.com  "Barnens dag I Göteborg 16-17 Sept. 1905" parade float in the shape of a Greek temple shown on black & white postcard mailed there 26.1.06 to Ohio (5-cents postage due stamp), slight amount of cancel ink on front. Interesting. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 for either side, or $3.75 for both. s-su

Cover_Ohio_1909PostageDue-200_small.jpg postage due cover available from LotsOfCards.com"My Old Kentucky Home.  12805 / The sun shines bright, / In the old Kentucky home / ..." with some of the music & all of the original lyrics (now changed to eliminate a racial epithet which we will not repeat or show here), surrounding an image of a log cabin; postcard mailed 1909 without stamp to Miss Carrie Rudolph in Zanesville Ohio, marked DUE 2 CENTS in violet by the RPO clerk, beautifully centered 2-c postage due stamp cancelled by pen, spotty toning both sides, a lot of corner & edge wear. As is. $2.00 k(g)bm-u(p)

APR 21 1911 Detroit Michigan cancel ties 2-c Washington affixed over original cancel, on #6 cover mailed originally without stamp, clear violet 'Returned for Postage' penciled out, to Parkersburg West Virginia (backstamped there the next day). $4.00 u

Better_497small.jpg postage due covers available from LotsOfCovers.com"I HAVE LONGED MANY / LONGINGS YET IN / MARION, O. / FOR A LETTER / VITCH I NEFER GET." Dutch boy with felt pennant postcard, mailed there 1916 to West Jefferson Ohio with a 1-cent stamp, recipient post office assessed a 1-c postage due (well-centered plate number star-5510), extensive stains miss the postage due stamp entirely -- a philatelic miracle. $2.75 o(m)d-u(p)

Cover_USPostageDue_HermanMinnesota.jpg (304444 bytes)OCT 15 1923 Morris Minn. cancel on 2-c Harding (corner gone before mailing) franking #11 cover to Herman Minnesota, violet 'POSTAGE DUE ____ CENTS' filled in 2 by hand, bold black HERMAN, / MINN. in rectangle cancels 2-c postage due affixed, raster hole in corner card area, vertical crease & crinkling at short end away from stamps. $8.00 um

"POINSETTIA IN FULL BLOOM, MIAMI, FLORIDA." postcard mailed DEC 17 1925 from Miami Florida to Newark Ohio (beautifully centered margin copy 1¢ postage due precancelled there), 2 corners with multiple creases (1 affects the original stamp), another corner with small crease. $1.00 f(m)f-ou(p)

   
Lot of 5 postcards & 1 postal card addressed to various Ohio recipients, all with various treatments of postage due during the 1925 - 1995 time period. Recipient towns are Ashland, Columbus, Mansfield, Piqua & Zanesville. All six for $7.50 u(p)o
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"BOATING LAKE, SOUTH PARK, DARLINGTON." Postage due on arrival in Chicago (2 cent precancel), postcard sent TCV 26 JA 1931 at Darlington England, small corner crease. $6.00 e(d)s(p)-u(p)

Gibraltar_3GPost-200_small.jpg postage due cover available from Judnick.com"3. GIBRALTAR -- Post Office and Main Street / Sacarello. édit."" including an old auto (plate number 887), shield like blue sign for 'Cunard Line / American line', franked by a 50-cent. Swiss stamp, post card sent 9 VI 31 to Lake Placid New York where a 2-c Washington stamp was applied at Staten Island JUN 19 1931(apparently postage was due). $10.00 $8.00 SALE PRICE: SAVE $2.00 gs(c)s(a)-u(p)

Cover_GreatBritain_20SP37-200_small.JPG Great Britain cover available from Judnick.com9 - 28 1937 registered 4-1-1/2-d postal stationery envelope with 1-d stamp added mailed from London W.3 to Baltimore Maryland, violet 'Foreign Letter Package / COLLECT 10 CENTS / for Customs Clearance / Postage-due stam(p to) / be affixed ...' at the lower left front, U. S. Customs FREE K Baltimore Md. oval handstamp in violet at top left front, black NEW YORK REG'Y DIV. 9 - 28 - 1937 handstamp ties the stamp & indicia (another well struck on the back), back has Baltimore precanceled 10-cent postage due over Baltimore Md Registered Sec. violet handstamp, 'left notice / 145 - 1149R' penciled at upper right of back, and a somewhat indistinct violet double-circle handstamp at the lower left of back. $10.00 gu(p)

SEPT 24 1939 Detroit Michigan BUY U.S. SAVINGS / BONDS / ASK YOUR POSTMASTER slogan cancel ties coil strip of three 1- Franklins franking #6 cover to Chicago Illinois, violet 'Postage due 3 cents.' handstamped, 3-c postage due smudge cancelled at upper left corner, opened neatly. $3.00 &

JAN 22 1940 TR514 CHI. & ST. PAUL RPO cancels 3-c Washington commemorative franking #10 cover to Chicago Illinois, violet 'Postage due 3 cents' handstamped, 3-c postage due cancelled at lower right corner, lightly toned back. $3.00 u

APR 7 1940 Burlington Iowa cancel ties 3-c Jefferson coil franking #10 cover to Chicago, violet 'Postage Due 3 Cents' handstamped, 3-c postage due stamp cancelled in lower right corner, minor envelope glue show-through, 2 small corner creases. $4.00 u

Cover_USPostageDue_1940BlockOfFour5Cent.jpg (219879 bytes)MAY 5 1940 USS WEST VIRGINIA cancel (at San Pedro according to return address on backflap) ties 20-c trans-Pacific airmail stamp to #6 cover to Pasadena California, violet 'POSTAGE DUE ___ CENTS' filled in 20 in pencil, block of four 5-c pre-cancelled postage due stamps affixed, dark envelope glue show-through at lower sides, lower right corner torn in opening, small piece of upper left corner gone. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 !

JUN 3 1940 Chicago Illinois cancel on 2-c Adams franking #10 cover with Wren Press corner card to the same city, 'Due 2' in pencil, 2-c postage due tied in lower right corner. $3.00 ui

Cover_USPostageDue_BREWith276.jpg (262700 bytes)circa 1947 Columbus Ohio registry hand cancels on business reply envelope from Demobilizer Personnel Receiving Branch AGO in St. Louis to the World War II Compensation Fund in Columbus Ohio--with the following postage due stamps affixed: pair $1.00 & pair 30-c & pair 3-c & one 10-c, '69 / 276' in pencil, small backflap crease, 2 staple holes just miss stamps. $15.00 uo

  Better_016small.jpg Ontario postcards available from Judnick.com 
"The Ambassador Bridge, Windsor, Ontario, Canada" Krom-o-Graph postal card mailed at Windsor JUL 13 1949 with 1
-c US Washington prexie stamp tied, boxed 6 CENTS DUE in green covered by a pair of cancelled 3-c US postage dues.$7.00 o(w)b(s)-u(p)

Cover_TurksAndCaicosIslands_1950WithPostageDue.jpg (408552 bytes)8 JY 50 Grand Turk Turks Islands cancels tie 1 / & 1-d & pair 2-1 / 2-d & pair 3-d & pair 1 / 2-d stamps to brown #12 ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE registered cover to Ashland Ohio, clear violet boxed 'PASSED FREE / U. S. CUSTOMS AT / CLEVELAND OHIO' & mostly distinct violet "COLLECT 10-c POSTAGE DUE / FOR CUSTOMS SERVICE" handstamp, three different US backstamps clearly struck, nearly opened, crinkling near small end away from stamps & markings. $12.00 ut

Cover_USPostageDue_1961Windowed_small.JPG (3089 bytes)JY 21 1961 #6 windowed cover mailed at Cleveland Ohio with no stamp to Willoughby Ohio, violet 'POSTAGE DUE, 4 CENTS' handstamped & circled in pencil with annotation 'next trip', 4-cent postage due stamp applied & cancelled JUL 22, lightly toned back. $2.00 u

8 VI 1961 brown #10 cover from Trois Rivieres PQ Canada mailed without stamp to Columbus Ohio, violet circle T CENTS filled in 10 by pencil, minor crinkling to cover. $1.50 u

Cover_USPostageDue_KenyaUgandaTanganyika.jpg (200673 bytes)15 AP 62 LAMU KENYA cancel ties 10-c & 30-c Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika definitives to small greeting card cover to Greenwich Connecticut, violet 'Postage Due 4 Cents / Foreign Sec., G.P.O., N.Y.' handstamp, postage due meter strip of 4-c applied on arrival, neatly opened. $5.00 uk

AG 1 1963 #6 cover mailed at Cleveland Ohio with no stamp to Willowick Ohio, violet 'POSTAGE DUE, 4CENTS' & 4-c postage due stamp tied by violet Willowick Branch of Willoughby cancel 3 days later, backflap torn in opening. $2.00 u

USPostageDUe_1963FourCents_small.jpg (2908 bytes)DEC 14 1963 Cleveland Ohio cancel on #6 cover with no stamp to Willoughby Ohio, violet 'POSTAGE DUE, 4 CENTS' handstamped, violet Willowick Branch of Willoughby Ohio cancel ties 4-c postage due stamp, untied Boys Town seal on back, sent unclosed. $2.00 u

DEC 17 1963 Willowick Branch of Willoughby Ohio violet handstamp ties 4-c postage due to small cover, violet POSTAGE DUE ___ CENTS filled in 4 by hand, envelope glue show-through on back, lightly toned front. $1.50 u

13 IX 69 Athens Greece cancels on 3.50-d Mediterranean flight & strip of three relay race stamps franking #10 airmail cover to Columbus Ohio, T marking in pen, bold 'POSTAGE DUE ____¢ (JFK)' filled in 13 by hand, a little crinkling at one lower corner, top edge a bit rough from opening. $3.00 ug*

APR 20 1971 paper receipt dated by handstamp, to handwritten Cleve[land] Crane Co., black boxed WICKLIFFE / OHIO 44092 canceling 30-c & 10-c & 2-c & 1-c postage due stamps. $2.00 uo

MAY 13 1971 paper receipt dated by handstamp, to handwritten Cleve[land] Crane Co., black boxed WICKLIFFE / OHIO 44092 canceling 30-c (torn corner) & 2-c postage due stamps. $1.00 uo

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MAY 22 1971 paper receipt dated by handstamp, to handwritten Cleve[land] Crane Co., black boxed WICKLIFFE / OHIO 44092 canceling 30-c & pair of 10-c & 6-c postage due stamps. $2.00 uo

22 IV 1973 airmail #6 cover mailed with 8-c Canadian stamp to St. Paul Minnesota, black circle with T CENTS filled in with 4 by pen tying stamp, neatly opened. $2.00 u

Cover_USPostageDue_SingaporePaquebot.jpg (88389 bytes)22 OCT 81 '2 PAQUEBOT / 2 SINGAPORE' cancel clearly ties Danish 1.00 Truet Flora flower stamp to cover from ship t.s. Arthus Maersk to Sioux City Iowa, violet POSTAGE DUE ___¢ filled in 50, black T100 / 200 marking. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 usf

6 DEC 1994 EASTON MD 216 cancel on 29-c Christmas stocking stamp franking #9 cover to Columbus Ohio, black RETURNED FOR POSTAGE inked out, '12 / 06 / 94 1959 EASTON MD. P&DE 216' spray cancel overlaps machine cancel, neatly opened. $2.00

20 DEC 1994 Portland OR cancel ties 29-c flag stamp (torn off another cover) partially covering violet RETURNED FOR POSTAGE handstamp, on greeting card cover to Columbus Ohio. $2.00 u

Cover_UnitedStates_PostageDue_SEP201998-200_small.JPG postage due cover available from Judnick.comThree SEP 25'98 Dublin Ohio POSTAGE DUE meter strips totaling $210.32 (!!) on a business reply card, collecting for a large tray of ownership registrations sent to the same company, adherence to the front undoubtedly from a detailed accounting (register tape?) of the spectacular total. $16.00 u(p)o


POSTAGE DUE PHILATELIC LITERATURE

"Bisected Postage Due Stamps" article by C. D. Brenner, in Volume 2, Number 3 (September 1973) Postal History USA, hard to find. $4.50 p2

"US Postage Due Stamps on Covers" article by C. D. Brenner, in Volume 2, Number 4 (December 1973) Postal History USA, hard to find. $4.50 p1






January 1991 American Philatelist: Sea mail by bottle; Busch-Quayle inaugural postmarks; nondenominated postage in international mails; US large numeral postage dues; Serrane translation for Parma; and more. $3.75 the complete journal. asiu(p)
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U. S. POSTAL HISTORY--POSTAL STATIONERY

Cover__USPostalStationery_ContraCostaExpress.jpg (157200 bytes)circa 1854 oval black "J. BAMBER & COs. / PAID / CONTRA COSTA EXPRESS" Express on 3-c Washington postal stationery (Scott U10) also marked in octagonal "ANSWER BY / BAMBER & Cos EXPRESS / OFFICE DAVIS ST. / BETWEEN BROADWAY & VALLEJO with pointing finger, both clearly struck, some expert edge area restoration, seldom offered. Addressed to "N. C. Fassett" who is Noah Chittenden Fassett, one of the Fassett's who left Licking County Ohio in March of 1852 for the Gold Rush. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 u(p)c

Cover__USPostalStationery_WellsFargo.jpg (157334 bytes)1866 (docketing on back in Italian) Wells Fargo & Co. Frank on 3-c pink entire (U59, Haller #WF-E), used to Scalmanini & Frapolli in San Francisco, showing bold black WELLS FARGO & Co. / MAY 30 / Coulterville" handstamp, fairly fresh. The Wells Fargo building there was built in 1856, handling considerable gold rush business; their stages promptly became a favorite hold-up target for outlaws. The name Coulterville was not adopted for their post office there until 1872, although it was proposed much earlier, as this entire attests. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 u(p)c

     
Mostly complete MAR 7 83 NEW YORK (12 in killer) cancel on Scott UX4 postal card with small watermark, neatly addressed to "Mr. Wm. K. Baker, Treas., Springfield Massachusetts", neatly written message on the back clarifying the quantity of an order, slight photo corner mount toning at all corners of the front (but not the back). More completely, Mr. Baker's title was Treasurer and Clerk of Corporation for the Springfield & North-Eastern Rail Road. Postal card no longer available but our scans of both sides are offered at $4.00 total. au(p)r-gr

Cover_Missouri_WestLiberty1898-200_small.JPGLight WEST LIBERTY APR 2 1898 MO. (DPO) hand cancel on 2-c Washington #6 postal stationery to Topeka Kansas, docketing on front as it was processed through the recipient company, small piece of upper right front corner lost in opening. With contents: a sales report form completed by W. H. Bartmess. $15.00 mu(p)

Cover_Missouri_Ilia1898-200_small.JPGLight JUN 21 1898 Ilia Missouri (DPO) hand cancel on 2-c Washington postal stationery cover to Topeka Kansas, slight reduction on opening, recipient docketing on front as it was processed through a company. With contents: a handwritten note from Lydia Baker. $30.00 mu

NYC_254_small.jpg NYC postal stationery available from LotsOfCovers.comNEW YORK / NEW YORK CITY. "NOW LIMITED TO  / 10 SHARES EACH / ... / .. Telepost Stock of Series B. On / June 13, 1910 there remained for residents  / of New York only 471 shares ... / Signed, Sterling Debenture Corporation" unused mail-back form on 1-c McKinley postal card, edge ding, a little toning on the side shown (addressed to the Brunswick Building at Madison Square). The December 21 1912 New York Times reported that the Sterling offices were raided after Sterling was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for using the mails to defraud some investors for 3 or 4 years. Other sources indicate that Telepost was primarily a work of fiction. $20.00 n(n)-u(p)

     
APR 1 1914 RANDOLPH KANS. hand cancel on UZ1 postal card -- dot between the O and S in POSTAL variety -- mailed by Postmaster Edward Shellenbaum to report postal savings transactions for the previous month, good edges, very light corner toning from photo mounts.  ku(p)-pgk OFFER WITHDRAWN

"Royal Insurance Company, Limited / MARINE DEPARTMENT / 84 WILLIAM STREET / New York ..." acknowledgment form on government postal card (1-c Jefferson) used to inform a registered mail insurance policy holder (W. L. Gund of Marcus Iowa) that his declaration was received & effective, mailed 3/29/30. A little toning at the bottom front edge & near one address-side corner. $3.00 n(m)i-u(p). Similar but mailed 3/3/30 with more toning address side & light fingerprint toning at top back. The sender's address is in the Financial District of Manhattan. $2.75 n(m)i-u(p).

Cover_DC-Sep26-1932-200_small.JPG US postal stationery cover available from LotsOfCovers.comMostly clear SEP 26 1932 Washington DC Benjamin Franklin Station cancel ties 2-c Olympic skier to 1-c Mount Vernon #6 postal stationery envelope mailed to Ohio, large well-struck green cachet for the 143rd anniversary of the establishment of the US Post Office & the corner stone laying of the new Post Office Department building, a little smearing of ink mostly behind the skier stamp. $3.75 du(p)

  Syria_QSLonInternationalReplyCard.jpg (304884 bytes) available from Judnick.com  "THE DAMASCUS SHORTWAVE BROADCASTING STATION / DAMASCUS, SYRIA" on prepaid reply card from US following a December 31, 1947 contact. The typing you see at the left instructs the Syrian postmaster that postage has been prepaid through the Universal Postal Union. $3.75 s-u(p)

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"ZL3HC" QSL postal card, US 3-c McKinley reply card usage with no postage necessary, typed message to the Timaru postmaster, toned edge. $2.75 n-u

Clear NOV 5 1952 USS STOCKHAM hand cancel on 2-c Washington postal card to California. This was DD 683 as penciled on back, neatly addressed. $2.00 nu(p)

USS YARNALL (DD541). Complete with slight doubling in the lower dial MAR 24 1955 cancel on 2-c Martha Washington reply card, address removed without trace, typed message on back with almost complete San Diego California 1 hand cancel. $2.50 nu(p)*

Texas_Austin_QSLPostal-200_small.jpg United States postal card available from LotsOfCovers.com 

"K5FTH" sweepstakes QSL card mailed at Austin Texas DEC 14 1962 by operator Don Rose, tiny bend at one upper corner. $1.25 t(a). Similar, but with prepaid reply card (3-c Liberty) still attached--most unusual. Approximately 7/8" tear from one edge caused by staple removal, a little cancel ink on 1 of the 2 sides not involved in the original sending, so the whole thing was returned! $2.50 t(a)-u(p)

28FEB63 Golela South Africa cancel on 3-c & 1/2-c South African stamps added to a US 2-c reply card & 5-c Roosevelt stamp, oval violet dated backstamp of the post office there clearly struck, polite handwritten note from the postmaster informing the originator of his location in Transvaal & stating that he had no picture of his post office, postmaster's bilingual handstamp at the lower right back corner is clearly struck. $10.00 su(p)

 
 
 
 
Group of 11 US reply postal cards returned to the US in March, April & May 1963 by Swazi postmasters to a collector requesting photos of their post offices (& the amount he should send in payment): Ezulwini (cancels indicia & stamp, Postmaster Mthethwa's note on back, top left); Goedgegun (now Nhlangano, cancel on front, postmaster's typewritten note on back suggesting an exchange of photos, top right); Hlatikulu (complete cancel on front, postmaster's double-ring seal & note saying nothing available on back, long jagged tear, row 2 left); Mankaiana (cancel front, note promising free photo & postage, row 2 right), Manzini  (cancel on front, message--no picture available, small corner creases, small tears bottom center, row 3 left), Mbabane (6-d kudu stamp added & tied by clear cancel, row 3 right), another Mbabane (cost & cancel & postmaster's double-ring seal on back, bottom left) & Sicunusa (cancel both sides, including US indicia, handwritten note, bottom right). Recipient's docketingSwaziland_SicunusaPhoto-200_small.JPG Swazi photo scan available from Judnick.com lightly in pencil documents the time of travel. To give you an idea of the small size of the Sicunusa post office, a scan of its photo (resulting from the correspondence) is shown here. Not shown: 3 others from the same correspondence (Manzini & 2 Mbabane cancels on front, backs blank). Astonishing & enterprising effort with show-worthy results! $100.00 for 11 postal reply cards & an enlarged 200-dpi scan of photo thumbnailed here. su(p)
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Cover_Timor_1966ReturnToSender-200_small.JPG available from Judnick.comCrisp MAR 28 1966 Kansas City machine cancel on 10-c US airmail postal stationery with pair of 1/2-c US Benjamin Franklin stamps added, sent 'via Darwin' to Dili Portuguese Timor, marked 'Decedie /retour a l'envoeur' (deceased return to sender) where it arrived 6-13-66 according to the penciled docketing on front. Backstamped clearly twice at Dili--6.4.66 and 12.4.66. $70.00 tu(a)

CoastGuard_Nov21'66USCGCGlacier.jpg (200364 bytes)NOV 21 1966 USCGC GLACIER (WAGB-4) cancel on 5-c eagle postal stationery, large well-struck violet cachet depicting ship & 'FOLLOW ME', to Pennsylvania. A lot of eye appeal because the indicia & cachet colors are a close match. $2.00 cu(p)

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"KBA 1181" unused Mattapan Massachusetts QSL postal card (4-c Social Security) for operators Carl and Dave Rimer. $2.00 m(m)-u(p)

      Pal Revere Patriot postal card serviced at Pataskala OH APR 17 1972 with 6 different favor cancels, 2 front, the rest on back. $2.50 o(p)-ou(p)

USS HUNLEY (AS-31). Clear JUN 5 1972 cancel on 8-c Transpo postal stationery to Ohio, violet cachet of Hawkbill (SSN666) lightly but completely struck. $2.25 nu(p) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

JUN 23 1972 USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CLG-5) cancel on 8-c Transpo postal stationery sent to Ohio, violet cachet, no address, backflap lightly crinkled but not the front. $2.50 ntu(p) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Well-inked black USS FLASHER cachet on unaddressed Transpo 8-c postal stationery envelope cancelled 29 JUN 1972 in Hawaii. $1.50 ntu(p)

USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2). Light but complete JUL 11 1972 cancel on unaddressed 11-c airmail postal stationery (#6 cover) with long violet ship's cachet in lower left corner. $1.75 n(c)u

Cover_Naval_FoxJun2-72-200_small.JPG US postal stationery available from LotsOfCovers.comBold JUN 2 1972 USS FOX (DLG-33) hand cancel on 8-c TRANSPO postal stationery, clear violet double-ring USS FOX (DLG-33) BR also on the front, large slightly light violet FIRST IN THE PACIFIC ship cachet, FPO 96601 return address, undetectable addressing. Undoubtedly serving in Vietnamese waters at the time. $3.50 nvtu

Cover_Naval_Hawkbill_1972-100.jpg (248438 bytes)HAWKBILL (SSN666). Clear US Navy AUG 18 1972 17002 BR. cancel with 'REMEMBER OUR / POW-MIA SACRIFICE / FOR FREEDOM in killer bars on 11-c airmail postal stationery, unaddressed. A lot of eye appeal. $2.50 nmu(p)

Clear SEP 9 1972 Mare Island Calif. hand cancel on 11-c airmail postal stationery with large fancy USS GUITARRO (SSN 665 cachet in black, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 ncu(p)

USS LESTER (D-1022) bold DEC 13 1972 cancel on 6-c revalued Liberty #6 cover, address label removed successfully. $1.50 nu

Cover_Naval_USSGridley1973-200_small.jpg US postal stationery available from Judnick.comComplete APR 24 1973 USS GRIDLEY (DLG-21) hand cancel on 6-c Patriot postal card sent by Navy Postal Clerk on board at FPO 96601 (Okinawa Japan) to Ohio, California USPS cancel atop the naval cancel, bold violet ship cachet, light gripper wear to the left front edge, small adherence on the back. This guided missile frigate was newly fitted with digital missile fire control systems at this time. $2.25 nju(p)

Cover_Naval_USSVega1973-200small.jpg Navy covers available from Judnick.com
USS VEGA (AF-59) clear & complete hand cancel on 6-cent postal card addressed neatly to Ohio, small internal crease in the top border, large violet ship's cachet on front is quite attractive, back is blank. $2.25 n(v)u(p)

Bold USS TRIPPE (DE-1075) MAR 29 1974 cancel on 10-c Liberty Bell #6 postal stationery to Ohio, large multicolor flag cachet in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day the same day, small corner crease misses everything, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.75 nu(p)

Cover_Naval_Yellowstone27MAY1974-100.jpg (313787 bytes)Shenandoah Class Destroyer Tender USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-27). Well struck MAY 27 1974 cancel ties two 1-c Jefferson stamps franking 11-c airmail postal stationery cover to Ohio, 3-color cachet for Memorial Day depicts Pearl Harbor monument, neatly addressed, never sealed, exceptionally colorful. $2.25 nu(p)*

CoastGuard_Nov4'74USCGCAntCrisfield-100.JPG (207974 bytes)NOV 4 1974 Crisfield Md. cancel with corner card of Officer in Charge USCG Ant Crisfield at Crisfield, to Ohio, 10-c tennis postal stationery. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original envelope area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cmu(p)

Cover_Naval-Meredith-200_small.jpg US postal stationery available from Judnick.comAlmost complete NOV 28 1974 USS MEREDITH (DD-890, Gearing-class destroyer) cancel on 10-c postal stationery envelop send to Ohio, large green & red & black Thanksgiving Day cachet is well struck. This Gearing-class destroyer became the Turkish naval vessel TCG Savastepe (D 348) five years later. $2.50 ntu(p)

JAN 2 1975 with corner card of Officer in Charge USCGC Cimarron (WLR-65502) at Buchanan Tennessee, 10-c tennis postal stationery, small light V9 routing mark on back. $1.75 cu(p)

APR 23 1975 #6 cover with corner card of Loran Monitor Station at FPO 09560 to Ohio, 10-c tennis stationery. $1.25 cu(p)

Cover_Naval_USSYosemite1975-200_small.jpg Navy cover available from LotsOfStamps.comUSS YOSEMITE (AD-19). Clear MAY 7 1975 cancel on 10-c tennis centenary #6 postal stationery cover to Ohio, corner card handstamp of the Commanding Officer at FPO 09501, fancy violet cachet honoring her 30 years service anniversary in 1974, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 nu(p)s*

Clear JUN 13 1977 USS SURIBACHI (AE-21) hand cancel on 9-c Rodney patriot postal card to APO San Francisco 96301, clear violet ships cachet, corner crease just missed indicia, small spots of light toning on back. $2.00 npu(p)

MAY 28 1975 #6 cover with corner card of Commanding Officer USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624) at Miami Beach Florida to Ohio, 10-c tennis postal stationery. $1.75 cu(p)

9 JUL 1975 with corner card of Commanding Officer USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) at Yerba Buena Island California, to Ohio, 10-c tennis postal stationery. $1.75 cu(p)

images/Music_024_small.jpg music postal card available from Judnick.com"Meeting Notice / American Association of Retired Persons / ... / Program: Musical. Albert Hirsch / Goodwill Singing Ambassador" on 9-c US Caesar Rodney postal card mailed to Dunnellon Florida in February 1977. Long-time concert & opera singer, he organized & directed the 60-voice Army Air Corps Chorus during World War II. $2.50 mf(d)-u(p)

Fashion_Newcomb-Baker_Ohio-100.jpg (214210 bytes)"Newcomb-Baker Shoes / MIRACLE MILE - JACKMAN AND LASKEY / COMPLIMENTARY OFFER / DREW - FOOT SAVES - BAREFOOT FREEDOM / ..." advertising a sale at a Toledo Ohio shoe store, on postal card (15-c Federalist Papers) mailed Nov 22 1988, very light partial cancel ink on front. $1.25 fo-u(p)

"THE MAUMEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL / HOST THE NORTHWEST OHIO CHAMBER NIGHT / MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1989, 6:30 PM AT / THE CHADWICK..." announcement with Indian & flag art on postal card (15-c settling of Oklahoma) mailed 29 AUG 1989, long crease, small spot of light toning at both sides of one edge. When Jim Cook was program chairman. $1.00 o-u(p)

September-October 1989 complete issue of "Postal Stationery" with a featured articles on used US UX 45, US savings bond envelopes & much more. $2.50 pu(p)

DEC 3 1989 FPO USS Belknap CONFERENCE AT SEA cancel on US 25-c space hologram cover, large black & red pictorial cachet for the 'Malta Summit', unaddressed, #10 size, fresh appearance. $5.50 mnu

"We've Moved / ... / Cave Network Group" multicolor notice from computer service provider on 20-c barn postal card, bar code spray cancel on front but not cancelled on back, fairly fresh, circa 1995. $1.00 ou(p)

Olympics_1996PostalCards_Three-200small.jpg US postal cards available from LotsOfCovers.com 
Complete booklet of different 1996 centennial Olympics 20-c postal cards, each with art matching the indicia on the back, each detaches easily to mail or put in an album; tiny ding in the bottom of the cover, otherwise quite fresh. Three illustrated, left-to-right: hurdles, backstroke, pommel horse. Issue price was $12.95, but we need only $9.50. osu(p)-o


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--PRECANCELS ON COVER

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"Best regards to Ever'body / Uncle Ezra" showing the comedian hillbilly radio character on front & the real Patrick J. Barrett with detailed biography on back, mailed from Elkhart Indiana (precancel 1-c Franklin stamp) to Wooster Ohio, surface crackling on front, a couple of stress marks (one long), minor edge wear. Part of a Miles Laboratory promotion for his sponsor--Alka-Seltzer tablets. Seen elsewhere as high as $14.95, but we need only $5.00 rf-u(p)
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"Dear Friend, / My husband, Lowell / Steinbrenner is running for the / Ohio Senate...." caption from printed writing on back, front is his family, franked with bulk rate 9.3-c mail wagon precanceled coil stamp. wear at one corner. $2.00 pf-u(p)%


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U. S. REVENUES

Cover_Maine_1869ReceiiptRevenue.jpg (301583 bytes)Oct 5 1869 receipt for $25.00 by William Allen Jr. of Portland Maine to C. A. Chandler of the same city, 2-c Washington US Intern. Rev. stamp affixed to upper right corner & cancelled with maker's initials, attractive anchor design at left, printed by Hall L. Davis stationer in Portland. $2.50 mu(r)

May 1968 American Philatelist: US--Matches ... Upstream on the Canal--American Match Company of Amsterdam; Bohemia & Moravia--Official German Railway Mail System, 1939-45; Tasmania--Postal Notes, 1889-1912; & much more. $3.75 the complete journal. agtu


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UNITED STATES POSTAL HISTORY--SHIP MARKINGS

LITERATURE. December 1970 The American Philatelist with Richard Graham's article "'U. S. Ship' Markings of the Civil War". If you read Linn's, you know the quality of Richard Graham's writing. $5.00 the complete issue

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