Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueUNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History
Four cartons of covers and postcards including postal stationery, PPCs with postmark interest noted ship cancels, RPOs, DPOs, etc, early 20th Century advertising and exposition items, Prexie frankings, postage dues, instuctional markings, official seals, destinations including Australia & China, large range of military mail with WWII APOs from variety of locations including quantity of Alaska, also noted Galapagos, POWs, etc, plus album of Korean War, then Flight covers, album of rocket mail with some autographed, FDCs including hand-painted, also a quantity of modern office mail, condition mixed but many fine. Weighs approximately 40 kgs.
Accumulation with 1884 2c envelope with "Lowry's Mill W Va" manuscript cancel (PO open 1876-99 only), 1893 Columbus 5c long envelope to Sydney with 5c Columbus added, 1898 to Victoria with 5c Trans-Mississippi and 'MISSENT' cachet, 1900 2c Liberty postal card to Cape of Good Hope, 1928 to Melbourne with 'CUSTOMS DUES/T½D' cachet, 1938 airmail to Australia per "Queen Mary" via London at 49c rate, 1939 airmail to Sydney via Hong Kong, 1941 Pacific Clipper airmail to China, also Flight Covers and quantity of 1930s-1940s First Day Covers with a few sent to Samoa, etc, condition quite mixed but careful inspection will reward.
19th Centurycovers accumulation starting with pre-stamp x28, 1851 3c imperfs x8, range of Banknote & First Bureau frankings with destinations including Australia, Denmark, Germany also 1886 5c Garfield to Burma and 1885 5c Grant to India, then postal stationery entires including 1855 10c green envelope, postmark interest with a few RPOs including 1884 'NORTHERN PACIFIC RR/WESTERN LAND DEPT' d/s, advertising & exposition items plus 'Fractional Currency' x3, condition very mixed but many fine.
(Qty 300 approx)
1941Textile Color and Card Association airmail cover to Australia franked with Prexie 10c Tyler and $2 Harding tied by New York 'OCT21/1941' cancels, some edge faults from bulky contents. [The Pan Am Pacific Clipper airmail rate was 70c per ½oz x3. This service was suspended on 8.12.1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]