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Lot 33 - United States

Lot 33 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History Carriers Stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

28L5, Brooklyn City Express Post, Brooklyn, NY, 1855-65 2c Black on dark blue, large margins to just touching at right, indistinct black cancel with "Brooklyn Jan 27 N-Y." cds alongside, on cover to Hanover, Germany, endorsed "per U.S.M. Steamer 'Washington' via Bremerhaven," black "N. York U.S. Pkt. 9 Jan. 28" debit datestamp and "30" in circle, red "3?ggr America Über Bremen" two-line handstamp, additional red crayon rate markings, small multicolored "Liberty" patriotic deal on backflap, Very Fine, an extraordinary local stamp use and almost certainly the only example of the Brooklyn City Express stamp on an Ocean Line cover to EuropernThe Ocean Steam Navigation company was founded in 1847, and was the first company awarded a contract by the US government for the oceanic transportation of mail. This cover was carried on the January 28, 1854 sailing of the paddle steamer Washington, and arrived in Bremen on February 13. More information on the fascinating and historic Ocean Line can be found in Hubbard and Winter's North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75.rnProvenance: David Golden ( R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999) United States Carriers and Locals

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History Carriers Stamps
Lot 28 - United States

Lot 28 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

15L8, D.O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1846-47 (2c) Black, single cut octagonally with margins slightly in, tied by blue Philadelphia 5c and 10c cds (Clarke 71a, 79a) to folded letter to Wilmington, Delaware, datelined February 19, 1847, red Wilmington cds on reverse, cover with some sealed tears and back panel faulty, still Very Fine and scarce, for more information on this issue we encourage you to read Vernon Morris's article in the Penny Post (Vol. 22, No. 4), which includes a complete census (Scott $950)rnProvenance: Henry C. Gibson (Private Transaction)United States Carriers and Locals

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps
Lot 3663 - United States

Lot 3663 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UX21E, 1910 (1c) Black, Vignette only essay, trimmed oval woodcut die essay of proposed vignette of McKinley, horizontal background lines, on glazed white paper .008" thick, 121 x 154mm overall, pencil "By JH Wellington, Passaic" above vignette, handstamped red "12" added by Post Office Department, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (USPCC 28E-E, $1,000)Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards
Lot 3668 - United States

Lot 3668 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UX198, 1995 20c Red Barn Postal Card, six miscut cards including the top right corner of the uncut sheet and two others with marginal markings, Extremely Fine and uniquernUX198 was sold to the public in panes of 40 with the marginal markings removed prior to sale, as was standard operating procedure. Collectors of EFOs are always concerned that the EFO can be made after purchase. The presence of the marginal markings on three of the cards prove that this is a legitimate EFO, offered to the market for the first time.Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards
Lot 3658 - United States

Lot 3658 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UX11TC, 1891 1c Blue on white, Trial color proof, block of four with impressions of varying quality, small stain and few internal creases but still Very Fine and attractive, probably printers' waste (USPCC S12TC, $200)Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards
Lot 3679 - United States

Lot 3679 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History Exposition Postal Cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Type 1 Set, complete set of 10 mint 1c postal cards; some wear, F-VF and scarce set (Scott UX14; USPCC EX89-EX98, $1,000)Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History Exposition Postal Cards
Lot 3674 - United States

Lot 3674 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UY17a, 1958 3c+3c Statue of Liberty, One card blank, unsevered, unused with typewriter address and message, Very Fine and rare variety (Scott $500 for preprinted)Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards
Lot 3664 - United States

Lot 3664 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UX23C, 1916, 1c Green on Gray, Die 1, mint card without usually seen preprinted address, exceedingly fresh with crisp corners, Very Fine and choice.(Scott $3,250; UPSS S38)rnIn 1916, during a war-time paper shortage, this substandard grade of card stock was used temporarily, for a period of about two months. It was sold only in sheets to printers for application of printed addresses, accounting for their great rarity without printed addresses.Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards

Lot 3669 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UPSS MR1E-DA, 1877? 1c + 1c Orange red Marshall Second Design Paid reply card essay, four items, including MR1E-DA postal card essay on faint orange-yellow card 131 x 76mm, as well as three Marshall paid reply envelope essays: one 3c + 3c, 161 x 90mm (E801a); one without printed indicia ("Stamp"/"Put Return Stamp Here"), 161 x 90mm (E801b); and one 3c + 3c, 240 x 103mm larger size (E802a); some light toning, envelopes all printed addresses, still Very Fine and attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-DA, $500)Sale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards
Lot 3659 - United States

Lot 3659 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards - H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

UX12, 1894 1c Black on Buff, Pioneer View Cards, group of 17 mint and used postal cards with pioneer views including multicolor designs, includes New York - Kreh multicolors (3 used), New York - Lowey (4: mint and 3 different used) multicolor, Niagara Falls (two designs in mint (2) and used), Portland Me., multicolor Atlantic City by Voelker, Worcester Mass. multicolor (2 mint), Capital and White House, Congressional Library, etc, F-VF and scarce group with some wonderful pioneer cardsSale 3043: United States Stamps and Covers - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. Eastern

H. R. Harmer Inc United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Stamps, Covers, and Collections

United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History postal cards