Lots 256-259
The Americas and Misc.

United States

Lot 256

UNITED STATES. 1893, Columbian, $5 black, used with central Chicago town c.d.s., nice sharp color, well centered, Very Fine, P.F. certificate. Scott 245; $1 200 (1 140 CHF). (Photo). Est. 1 000 - 1 200 CHF.
UNITED STATES. 1893, Columbian, $5 black...
Start Price: 1'000.00 CHF

Lot 257

UNITED STATES - France. 1856 cover from Philadelphia, carried to the mails by Blood"s Penny Post, and franked by their 1 cent bronze on lilac label (Sc 15L14). Stamp tied by acid stain, plus "30" cent rate marking applied by the Philadelphia exchange office in anticipation of Prussian Closed Mail service. Front shows BLOOD"S / DESPATCH c.d.s., PHILADELPHIA / PA c.d.s., plus black N. YORK BR. PKT. c.d.s. with integral "23" cent debit (subsequently struck out when New York elected to send this letter in the British Open Mails). The British applied the GB / 1F60c accountancy marking, and "16" decimes was collected upon delivery in France. A rare use of a U.S. local stamp on a foreign destination item, and the only recorded example on a "three month" cover sent just prior the the 1857 US-French Convention. Scott 15L14. (Photo). Est. 2 000 - 3 000 CHF.
UNITED STATES - France. 1856 cover from ...
Start Price: 2'000.00 CHF

Lot 258

UNITED STATES. 1873-1948, attractive accumulation of covers and cards, showing variety of registered, express, special delivery and air mail mail to domestic and foreign destinations. Good range of uprated stationery envelopes, German censored mail, Washington/Franklin frankings, perfins, advertising labels and covers, litho picture postcards. Commemorative issues on covers, Pilgrim Tercentenary, Columbus issues, Hawaii etc. Well over 200 items. Viewing highly recommended. (Photo). Est. 1 000 - 1 200 CHF.
UNITED STATES. 1873-1948, attractive acc...
Start Price: 1'000.00 CHF

Lot 259

UNITED STATES - Dutch East Indies. 1899-1940, very interesting group of 17 covers to Dutch East Indies, showing variety of frankings and postal rates (Washington/Franklin cover noted), air mails, censored and registered mail, various postal instructional marks. Very unusual group to a scarce destination. Good lot for specialist. Viewing highly recommended. (Photo). Est. 300 - 400 CHF.
UNITED STATES - Dutch East Indies. 1899-...
Start Price: 300.00 CHF