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Machine Postmarks (#1)

Item # Description Price Picture
7970 #184, fine, sound, tied on #UX5 by rare Leavitt LOUISVILLE, KY, AUG 4 79 postmark and ellipse killer (Payne B-LOU(D), rarity H, $300-500) on remailed mutual benefit association response card (reverse side).  The card actually has two examples of this rare postmark and ellipse.  An earlier JUL 24 79 strike is visible from when the card was originally mailed to notify the association member of his assessment.  The card has an unobtrusive resealed spindle hole just to the right of the adhesive.  A very interesting and showy example of a rare Leavitt machine killer. $250
8068 #UX7, VF, remailed Masonic Life Assoc. printed member notification and receipt card (reverse side) with fine, sound #206 pair canceled by fine JUL 7, 1885 BUFFALO, NY ellipse Leavitt B-BUF(C) machine killer. Interesting usage. $15
8069 #213, fine, sound, tied by VF+ SPOKANE, WASH. DEC 19, 1898 involute flag American machine cancellation on intact cover to Grass Valley, CA. Cancellation reported dates of use: June 14, 1898 - September 11, 1899. $30
8070 #286, fine, sound, tied by VF+ PORTSMOUTH, N.H. OCT 10, 1898 involute flag American machine cancellation on intact cover to Cleveland, OH. Cancellation reported dates of use: July 11, 1898 - October 21, 1899. $30
8071 #UX14, VF, sound, bearing an XF PROVIDENCE, R.I. NOV 15, 1898 involute flag American machine cancellation, card mailed to Newport, R.I. Cancellation reported dates of use: June 8, 1898 - February 21, 1899. $30
8072 #U311, fine intact entire, bearing a VF+ RICHMOND, IND. JUL 27 1898 involute flag American machine cancellation, mailed to Chicago, IL. Cancellation reported dates of use: July 18, 1898 - October 6, 1899. Early use. $25
8073 #U311, fine entire trimmed at right,with XF MONTPELIER, VT. OCT 15 1898 involute flag American machine cancellation, to Wilmington, VT. Cancellation reported dates of use: Aug 2, 1898 - Dec 10, 1898. Strike complete and unaffected by cover reduction, quite scarce. $30
8161 #252, Rochester, N.Y. Car Collection C street car RPO postmark on cover to COVINGTON, KY, VF involute flag killer, MAR 18, 1899 postmark, from there used as receiver. Cancellation reported dates of use: 8/2/98-11/23/99. Cover crease across stamp (front image). $15
8075 #U295 dark blue entire, intact, bearing a VF-XF strike of BOSTON, MASS, FEB 23, 1898 involute flag machine cancellation (Boston Imperial Company), B-42 (Large C) Dial 6. Scarce use on an unsealed circular rate envelope. $15
8076 #U313, VF intact entire, bearing an superb strike of BOSTON, MASS., NOV 18, 1896 involute flag machine cancellation (Boston Imperial Company), P-43 (Small C) Dial 3. $25
8077 #267, fine, sound, on intact cover bearing an XF strike of BOSTON, MASS.,OCT 7, 1896 involute flag machine cancellation (Boston Imperial Company), P-43 (Small C) Dial 3. $25
8078 #267, VF, sound, on cover just reduced at right bearing a VF+ strike of BOSTON, MASS.JUN 4, 1897 involute flag machine cancellation (Boston Imperial Company), P-43 (Large C) Dial 4. $20
7641 #U313, VF intact entire, canceled by an XF strike of 97 year-dated involute letter C flag killer with BOSTON, MASS., APR 17 postmark (Hamner American, killer #14, no year in dial). Scarce. $20
6833 #U311, XF intact entire, canceled by an XF strike of American Machine Company 5 bar killer with vertical bar, introduce in 1891, Boston South End station, NOV 27, 1891 postmark (Hanmer #13, K4, D4, without machine #). SOLD
6749 #279B, VF, SE, canceled by VF strike of STATION A, NATL EXPORT EXPOSITION 1899 AMC flag killer (Bomar PP99-10A2), Philadelphia, PA NOV 15, 1899 postmark on XF intact small mourning cover, forwarded. SOLD
       
       
       
 

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