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Destination Covers (#2)

Item # Description Price Picture
8298 #205, ellipse killer and LOUISVILLE, KY, JUN 23 1885 postmark on intact cover to Barbados, West Indies. BARBADOS JLY 13 85 receiver on front and light BARBADOS SHIP LETTER oval dated receiver on reverse. Stamp faults, cover wrinkles, nevertheless an extremely scarce and desirable destination for this stamp issue. $125


8256 #148, fine, sound, tied by XF black 4-bar grid with CHICAGO, ILL. NOV 5 (1872) postmark on intact cover to Germany, red boxed 22 11 72 BREMEN FRANCO transit mark. Stamp pays the 6 NGU direct rate via Bremen. $50
8276 #W120, VF intact wrapper with unusual dated address label (1 SEP 87), NEW YORK T 5 CENTIME (1) binocular postage due hand stamp, to Germany (HANNOVER 4 13 88 receiver), blue crayon 10 (pfennig), very scarce postage due usage on a wrapper. $50
8149 #238, fine 15 Columbian, sound w/ couple of foxed perfs, tied by small SAINT PAUL, MINN. double oval postmark on #U350 entire.  Cover bears a magenta 3-line "ST. PAUL, MINN. / OCT 28 1897 / REG. NO." hand stamp and NYC registry exchange label (FX-NY1b(i)).  Postage reflects registry to Germany, double rate, a 2 overpay of the 8 registry. Scarce. SOLD
8064 #W120 VF intact wrapper to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Black boxed printed matter hand stamp (in Spanish), purple oval NOVELTY BELT HOOK CO. HARTFORD, CONN. MAR 4 1886. Eye catching, Ex-Judge Fay. $25
7923 #189, fine, on intact registered cover to GERMANYoval magenta St. Paul, Minn. 3 25 1989 REGISTERED postmark, stamp paying the combined 5 UPU rate plus 10 registration, NYC registry label, NEW YORK, N.Y. 3 29 1889 REG'Y. DIV. double oval and MEISSEN 9 4 89 receiver on back. $50
7972 #205, fair-fine, sound, WELLESLEY, MA, NOV 3 1884 and BOSTON PAID postmarks on missionary cover to India, docketed "Via Brindisi, (through Italy)", BRINDISI, SEA POST OFFICE and multiple India receivers on back, small erosion in address. $30

8010 #U142, VF unsealed 2 orange entire on white, NEW ORLEANS. LA., OCT 18 (ca. 1880) postmark, paying the unsealed foreign mail circular rate to Gladbach, Prussia (Germany). $15
7882 #185, fault, on unreduced cover with KETCHUM, IDAHO, DEC 1, 1882 postmark (Idaho territory) sent to Belfast, Ireland. Cover is overall soiled, small portion of back flap gone. A very scarce territorial foreign destination usage. $30
7563 #205, F-VF, cork geometric killer, octagonal POCAHONTAS, ILL., JAN 28, 1886 postmark (Bond County, 1855-) on intact canary cover to Switzerland, multiple Swiss transit marks on reverse. Unusual town name. $35


7614 #300, #319 on U395 intact entire, HONESDALE, PA, JUL 24, 1907 postmark (Wayne County 1826-) sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 AGO 1907, S. PAULO receiver on reverse. $10
7072 #UX5, fine, canceled by F-VF WASH. & RICH. R.P.O. DAY, OCT 28, 1880 railway postmark (Towle & Meyer 305-T-3, early use), mailed to Bruxelles, Belgium (receiver on front), bearing a jumbo gem uncancelled #182 paying additional 1 for 2 UPU rate. $30


7030 #205, fine, sound, canceled by CHARLESTON, S.C.. AUG 14, 1886 Wesson TOB postmark on VF intact cover (tiny edge fault at left) to England with nice illustration of Banking House of G. Williams & Co., Carolina Savings Bank of Charleston. $45


6958 #157, fine, SE, #158, fine, tied by black grid killers, NEW ORLEANS, OCT 13 and red New York exchange office postmarks on VF FLS to Italy. Black merchant oval at bottom left, VF MILANO STATZ., 2 NOV 75 receiver on back. $100


6932 #W301, fine wrapper, canceled by fancy negative ALBANY, N.Y. oval killer to Germany, back stamped HALL, WURTTMBG (Wurttenburg), 1 JUN, 1895. SOLD
6920 #U227, VF intact unsealed 2 entire paying the foreign mail circular rate to Belgium, canceled by large gridded double oval NEW YORK letter Y station killer. $30
6941 #328 (2) 1 Jamestown Exposition, on illustrated post card to Norway, canceled FORTRESS MONROE, VA, SEP 1, 1907, picturing a color-tinted photo of U.S. sailors at gun practice (scan). Right stamp torn at bottom before cancellation. $20
6676 #189, VF, sound, and #206 on VF intact U250 4 green Jackson entire, FX-NY1a(i)(ii) registry exchange label, double weight registered cover to Germany, blue boxed REGISTERED MAY 6, 1884 BRANCH A, NEW YORK, P.O.  A visually attractive and unusual combination of stamps and entire to make up this rate. SOLD
6576 #205, F-VF, Detroit, Mich, JAN 22, 1884 postmark and target ties to intact cover to Navy officer Assistant Engineer Frank W. Bartlett on the USS Kearsarge.  The cover was sent through London, England forwarding agent B. F. Stevens and bears an XF strike of purple large oval UNITED STATES DESPATCH AGENT, B. F. STEVENS, LONDON, 5 FEB 84 hand stamp.  It was next forwarded to the ships then current location, evidenced by two VF-XF strikes of purple CARE OF THE/UNITED STATES CONSUL/NAPLES. ITALY straight line hand stamps.  Cover has a Charing Cross receiver on front and two red London transit marks on reverse.  A very attractive cover with great eye appeal. SOLD
6620 #205, fine, Chicago JUN 3, 1885 postmarkand ellipse killer ties to fine intact illustrated corner advertising cover for Fraser and Chalmers, mining machinery, to Chile, New York City, Serena, Chile and Coquimbo, Chile back stamps.  Scarce destination. $75


6604 #205, 2 VF copies, New York City MAR 31, 1884 postmark and ellipse killers tie to VF Echeverria & Co. FLS to Saltillo, Mexico, purple hand stamps including Via LAREDO (TEXAS), back stamped Laredo APR 5, 1884. Clean and attractive. $45
6540 #UX5, VF, with VF #156 tied by purple targets with purple BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, PA. JUN 29 postmark (Franklin County, 1876-), UPU card rate to England, VF red PAID LIVERPOOL U.S. PACKET 18 JY 78 receiver. Attractive. $30
6510 #216, VF, sound, tied by a true red target killer with matching HENNEPIN, ILL, SEP 21, 1888, PUTNAM, CO. county DLC postmark (Doane-Thompson 921) on VF intact cover to Germany. Extremely eye catching color combo. SOLD
6509 #216, F-VF, sound blue 5 Garfield, on VF intact cover to Costa Rica, NEW YORK, MAR 9, 1889 postmark and numeral 4 ellipse, The Engineering and Mining Journal corner, small cover faults. Very scarce destination. $150
6471 #149, F-VF+, tied by VF strike of fancy blue double wedge crossroad killer (Berg DW-2), Chicago MAR 3 (1874) postmark (ERU for this killer), on fine intact cover to Germany. Attractive. $125
5923 #215, fine, SE, canceled NEGAUNEE, MICH, 1888, on cover from Rev. C.M. Brown to Osaka, Japan, Yokohama and S.F., CA back stamps.  The cover bears three separate tissue paper Japanese forwarding labels, endorsed and hand stamped.  Very unusual and scarce. $175



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