Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

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Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions

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May 18, 2017 America/New_York

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Thursday May 18, 2017 09:00 to Friday May 19, 2017 18:00 America/New_York
Last date for bids: 
Thursday May 18, 2017 08:00 America/New_York

Flagship sale with over 1200 lots, in three separate catalogs, featuring:

  • Catalog 1: U.S. and Possessions classic postal history, including the Stanley J. Richmond Holding Part 2 and selections from the William A. Stearns, Jr. collection, with extensive offerings of fancy cancels, patriotic covers, foreign mail and stampless
  • Catalog 2: U.S. first day covers, also World War II and Korean War patriotic covers, with many gorgeous cachets by the famed Dorothy Knapp
  • Catalog 3: Zeppelin Flights and related, including rare Hindenburg disaster covers
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Lot 3001 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3001 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related

Official U.S. Store Front Oak Post Office, light oak, originated in Fredericksburg VA.-1890's, hinged front door for representative with four brass bars & small counter, measurements 46½" top to bottom, 43" left to right, 9" deep, 110 separate envelope size unit holders (3½"x4¼"x3"), bronze letter box below business window with lettering "Letters & U.S. Mail", 2 glass panes on left & right sides, front adjacent to front...

Lot 3002 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3002 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related

U.S. Post Office Sorting Table, solid oak, tag at top left reads "U.S.P.O. Dept B161", stencilling underneath table frame (19" x 38") "Dept. #26. B.D.1952", table has four legs, each 19" high, behind glass doors - 110 separate envelope slot (each 3½"x4¼"x5"), built by - "Original Cabinet Corp. Mft." Excellent state of preservation, choice Very Fine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Lot 3003 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3003 - 01: U.S. Postal History Post Office Equipment and Related

Mahogany Walking Stick, a gorgeous walking stick consisting of light & dark wood, silver handle with engraved floral design, with stamp and coin holder in one side, the other side opens to reveal a match holder, pipe scraper and tobacco tap, with match striker on reverse, no tip present, a wonderful piece.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Lot 3004 - 01: U.S. Postal History The First Stamp Issued in North America -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3004 - 01: U.S. Postal History The First Stamp Issued in North America

Earliest Documented Use of the First Stamp Issued in North America (Scott RM3), Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper, 1755-57, Massachusetts Colonial Issue, 3d, embossed (RM3), manuscript dated April 7, 1755, 24 days prior the mandatory use of the Pine Tree embossed seal on partially pre-printed writ of arrest of Nathaniel Morrill at Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, signed by Joseph Bowditch and the person to be arrested...

Lot 3005 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3005 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States, 1953-1961. Typewritten Letter Signed, Jan 9, 1956, 7" x 10½"; bold black "DE", as president on "DDE/ The White House" letterhead; writes to his older brother, Edgar, thanking him for his letter "regarding the vacancies in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals." Two punched filing holes at top, Very Fine, with Herman Darvick certificate of authenticity.
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Lot 3006 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3006 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964), 31st President of the United States, 1929-1933. Typewritten Letter Signed, Feb 26, 1945, New York, N.Y., 7" x 10"; black ink signature as ex-president on "Herbert Hoover" letterhead; writes to Malcolm Johnson, An editor and executive at Doubleday, Doran, expressing regrets at being unable to "undertake your suggestion" due to a busy schedule; Fine. Also included is a second Hoover autograph on a 1930...

Lot 3007 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3007 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945), 32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945. Typewritten Letter Signed, Dec 3, 1932, Albany, N.Y., 7¼" x 10¾"; black ink signature as president-elect on New York Executive Mansion letterhead; writes to one Anthony Florio of Philadelphia thanking him for his letter of congratulation and for the "forty-two votes from your family". Florio's letter had also, apparently, offered his (Florio's)...

Lot 3008 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3008 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Byrd, Admiral Richard E., signed movie pamphlet, also two covers with Byrd photo cachets, one with imperf pair and one with perf pair, and a signed motion picture pamphlet for the showing at Carnegie Hall, excellent material for the arctic collector; pamphlets pages are separated, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Lot 3009 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3009 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Dewey, George, ink signature and "Manila 13 Feby /99" on piece of paper 110x 89 mm in size; Dewey was the first and only sailor to be named Admiral of the Navy for the United States and was the architect of the victory at the Battle of Manila in April/May 1898, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.

Lot 3010 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3010 - 01: U.S. Postal History autographs and free franks

Spinner, Francis E., Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury. A total of three free franks on three different colors all-over advertizing for 36th Congress House of Representatives envelopes, one with just his signature, one mailed to Woodstock CT and the third mailed Little Falls NY, the two mailed with 1861 Washington DC Free c.d.s., great ephemeral material for Lincoln collectors, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

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Lot 3011 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3011 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Arkansas Territory] Little Rock, bold choice fancy shield in semicircle 1831 Dec. 22 territorial postmark on folded cover to New York City, red manuscript "25" rate marking at upper right; cover with some minor docketing at upper right and on the reverse, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

In his 2011 article in the "Chronicle" Bruce Roberts noted that the strike on this cover was among the finest that he...

Lot 3012 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3012 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[California] Marysville, "Marysville Cal/Oct/29/40" c.d.s. with straight line "Paid", addressed to Mansfield OH, with manuscript "Per Steamer/ of 1st Nov", very early usage from this post office, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.

Lot 3013 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3013 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[California] Santa Clara & Sonoma, two early covers with manuscript cancels, the first is postmarked "Santa Clara Cal/Nov 27th" with "Paid 40¢" rate addressed to Philadelphia PA, the second is postmarked "Sonora Cal/11th Nov" with "Paid 40" rate, addressed to Athens OH, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.

Lot 3014 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3014 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[California] Stockton, manuscript "Stockton Cal/Feb 11" town cancel with "40" rate, on lettersheet addressed to Vassalborough ME, discusses gold he has shipped home, Very Fine, Dateline 1850, the second year of operation for the Stockton Post Office.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Lot 3015 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3015 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] Collinsville, excellent strike of "COLLINSVILLE CONN 18 Mch" fancy Large Axehead handstamp postmark with manuscript date on 1836 folded letter addressed to Hartford Conn, manuscript "6" rate mark at upper right; light file fold through handstamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex-Knapp.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 3016 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3016 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] New Haven, partial red straight line "New Haven Mar 7" with manuscript "10", on folded letter sheet, addressed to Norwich, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.

Lot 3017 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3017 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] Plymouth Hollow, bold red balloon "PLYMOUTH-HOLLOW Ct. DEC 9" handstamp postmark and matching large "V" rate mark on 1845 folded letter addressed to Hartford Ct.; file fold at center does not affect markings, an Extremely Fine cover, ex-Lehman.
Estimate $400 - 600.

Lot 3018 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3018 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] Willington, excellent red two line "July 19th PAID III" straightline handstamp with manuscript date between lines on brown cover, enclosure is dated Sept 27 1851 so it may not have originated with this cover, ASCC does not list this marking as coming with a "comma: after "Willington"; trivial cover creasing along the top edge, Very Fine cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Lot 3019 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3019 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] Windsor Locks, clear strike of "WINDSOR LOCKS/CT. Feby 28" red pictorial handstamp with date in manuscript and matching "PAID" in scroll on 1842 folded letter addressed to Bath, NH; manuscript "18¾" rate at upper right, fresh and very fine, a sharp and detailed strike of this highly desirable handstamp that frequently come poorly struck, an Extremely Fine cover.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

Accompanying note...

Lot 3020 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3020 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Connecticut] Windsor Locks, bold red pictorial "WINDSOR LOCKS/CT. Apl 22" postmark with manuscript date showing a "Steamer in the Locks", subtype with vertical lines under "CT." on 1843 folded letter; manuscript "10" rate at upper right, addressed to Amherst Mass., Choice strike of this highly desirable postmark; trivial ink smearing in address, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Lot 3021 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3021 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Illinois] Libertyville, red "LIBERTYVILLE ILL JUL 18" postmark on buff cover with manuscript 3 and excellent strike of "PAID 3 CENTS" rate mark with stars, addressed to Liberty Corners NY, an Extremely Fine cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Lot 3022 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3022 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Illinois] Sainte Marie, double circle "* SAINTE MARIE * ILLINOIS 18 March 1846" postmark with manuscript date on cover to St. Marytown PA, manuscript "10" rate at upper right, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $200 - 300.

Lot 3023 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3023 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Maryland] Pleasant Grove, red fancy printed advertising design on undated cover to Miss J. Sofia Zeveley, Salem NC (Zevely's sister), manuscript "Free, E. S. Zevely, PM" at upper right, includes original letter from Zevely to his sister which mentions news of his family and the 15,000 copies of the "New Paper" he has just put out, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Lot 3024 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3024 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Maryland] Pleasant Grove, red fancy printed advertising design on 1852 cover to Miss J. Sofia Zevely, Salem NC (Zevely's sister), black FREE MAY 8 1852 date stamp and E. S. Zevely PM signature at upper right, includes single page letter signed E. S. Z. (E. S. Zevely), a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Lot 3025 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless -  Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions Auction #699 -Flagship United States Postal History, FDCs and WWII Patriotics, Zeppelin Flights and Related

Lot #3025 - 01: U.S. Postal History Postmarks by State: Stampless

[Maryland] Pleasant Grove, ALLEGANY CO. Md. 16 MAR balloon postmark on cover to Miss J. Sofie Zevely. Salem, NC (Zevely's sister); manuscript "Free E. S. Zevely P.M." at upper right; cover with a couple of corner nicks, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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