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            The owner is a numismatist, philatelist, antiquary, and bibliophile for over 50 years.  He is also a former professor of art history and archaeology and has published numerous articles in various journals and books for many decades. Also, he was the principal of one of the largest appraisal firms on the east coast appraising real and personal property for many banks, lawyers, collectors and for the private sector. 

            Estimates of value are sometimes found in lot descriptions.  For reference purposes comparable values are found in the appropriate auction prices realized. 
 
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            For both the numismatist and philatelist you will be pleased to know that John N. Lupia has amassed an extensive collection of covers and letters to coin and stamp dealers from the 1860's to the late 1940's, comparable to that of the late Steven R. Belasco that was sold by Siegel Auction Galleries. Also he has amassed one of the largest collections known of the Chapman Family Archive, the preeminent coin and stamp dealers from 1875 to the retirement of Helen Chapman and her manager Ell B. Wright in 1948. The massive size of this monumental collection that contains at least 27,000 or more pieces of mail rivals that of the great John Friedrich Seybold.
            For those unfamiliar with the History of Stamp and Coin Dealers Collection by the late Steven R. Belasco you can catch a glimpse of it at the Siegel website 
https://siegelauctions.com/lots.php?year=2012&sale_no=1037&page_no=56
            Many items are available are not found on this webpage but can be found in over 200 biographical sketches found on this website by looking at the menu on the left side of this webpage. If the illustration caption reads "Courtesy of the Lupia Numismatic Library" then it is in my inventory and available for sale unless otherwise indicated by the notice "Sold".
[133 Lots]







John N. Lupia, III, Dealer in Stamps, Postal History Covers, 
U. S., Foreign & Ancient 
Coins, Medals, Tokens, Paper Money, Scrip, Rare Books, Numismatic & Philatelic Literature, Maps, Art, Antiquities, Antiques, and Curios. Appraising, Buying & Selling  Since 1964
Life Member 
APS Library, 
APS #220936, ANA #1139579
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COINS, MEDALS, TOKENS, PAPER MONEY
1883 Liberty Nickel with Die Cracks at stars. Write john@numismaticmall.com
1883 Liberty Nickel with Die Cracks at stars and at date. Write john@numismaticmall.com


1901 Eagle NGC MS-63 $875 Write john@numismaticmall.com


1884 Liberty Seated Half Dollar PCGS Uncirculated
Gorgeous Specimen Ex-David Kahn. Very Rare low mintage with original U. S. Mint record of only 5,275 coined. The population of higher grades is a mere fraction of the total mintage population making these scarce on the market in higher grades. PCGS labeled this as Cleaned-UNC which caused the grade of MS 60-69 to be dispensed with. However, astute numismatist it was very common universal practice in American coin dealing and collecting to clean uncirculated coins, a practice which persisted throughout the United States by the best dealers well into the 1930's. The dean of American numismatics, Henry Chapman, Jr., constantly cleaned the coins he sold. The Lupia Numismatic Library has dozens if not hundreds of envelopes with coin stains from Henry Chapman, Jr., cleaning his inventory with his special blend of oil. Those undetected by PCGS graders and others have escaped the label "Cleaned-UNC", perhaps more by chance than anything else. Do not let this label deter you from appreciating and desiring a truly gorgeous uncirculated coin that otherwise would be graded about MS 63. To demonstrate my case I am also offering for sale a remarkable PCGS MS 64 shown below Ex-APMEX. Some of you with a sharp eye for detail might want the beautifully toned UNC over that of the anemic Brilliant UNC. Personally I like both which is why I collect multiples which others disparagingly call duplicates. You can buy the UNC at $1,775, and the MS-64 at $4,000, or have both coins for $5,550.

The 1884 PCGS MS 64 Population Report is ONLY 32 at this grade.  Only 19 graded MS-65, 18 graded MS-66 (1 at +), 8 graded MS-67 (1 at +), and Only 1 at MS-68. Grand total 81 specimens at very high grades.

PCGS ranks this coin in MS-60 or higher as an R 7 since about 200 specimens are known in MS 60 - MS 67. PCGS also ranks MS-65 -MS-67 R. 8.5. Consequently the MS-64 would and should be at R 8. The Relative Rarity for an MS-64 is 33/45

Heritage Sale December 2013 sold 1884 MS-64 at $2,585. These are very scarce at auction. This coin is one of the best kept secrets and is what we old timers call a SLEEPER, i.e., a very undervalued coin that the market has not yet appreciated at what should be its properly adjusted value. In other words the proverbial undervalued coin that should be valued today in this grade at $5,500+. I'm offering it at a fair market price but far below its actual latent value which only an astute numismatist would understand.

NGC has ONLY 22 graded at MS-64, and 22 graded at MS-65, 14 graded MS-66, 8 graded MS-67, and ONLY 1 graded MS-68. Two are in the MS Plus grades. GRAND TOTAL = 47

GRAND TOTAL 81 + 47 = 128 Specimens in Very High Grades---14.6 per cent of the entire 875  PROOF Grade population. HOWEVER keep in mind some of these coins graded are the same coin sent in over and over looking for a higher grade between grading companies. A conservative guesstimate would be at 7 per cent or about 9 specimens at least are repeaters - recalculated at 119 grand total or 13.6 per cent the total population of the proof grades.

Very Rare low mintage with original U. S. Mint record of only 5,275 coined of which 875 are proofs, making the population minted for circulation ONLY 4,400. The population of higher grades is a mere fraction of the total mintage population making these scarce on the market in higher grades. The proof coins have a U. S. Mint record of only  875, BUT that is more than  quadruple + the population of MS-64 or higher. This is much rarer than a proof coin and obviously worth far more because of the rarity factor.



Also available but not shown is an 1882 Liberty Seated Half Dollar 
Ex-David Kahn 
PCGS AU for $1,350. Very Rare low mintage with original U. S. Mint record of only 5,500 coined. 


UNIFACE KET FORINT UNCUT SHEET

$2 Hungarian Uniface Bank Note Uncut Sheet circa 1848 with slight traces of previous folding for storage by early dealer/collector. Otherwise the sheet is in Crisp Uncirculated condition. Hungarian bank notes were used by Dr. George Heath as ANA membership receipts. About six are known. Of these six one is in the Lupia Numismatic Library for sale Ex-David Sklow 2004. This uncut sheet shown here is for sale $200. The Heath receipt will appear in another listing soon. 

Colonial Hartford Connecticut Comptroller Wolcott Note dated February 1, 1789, PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated. Signed Joseph White.

Note issued by Comptroller for the State of Connecticut, Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797), Signer of the Declaration of Independence, 19th Governor of Connecticut. Spectacular Watermarked paper with design of Britannia Enthroned same found on English copper and silver coins circulating in the colonies, design made by papermaker Samuel Levis. Must see. See image below. Image below not taken from this bank note but from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania database on colonial paper watermarks. $1,500.



Daniel Carroll & Notley Young Lottery Ticket of 1790
1790 Lottery Ticket for the construction of the Washington Canal in Washington City (now Washington, D.C.) signed by Daniel Carroll of Dudington. Both Carroll and Notley Young were the original owners of the land largely comprising current Washington, D.C. Their signatures are found on their lottery tickets issued to raise capital to construct a canal. Daniel Carroll of Dudington was the cousin of Daniel Carroll of Upper Marlboro who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  These tickets were issued throughout the 1790's and the format and design changes annually. These are generally scarce. Depending on which design and format for which year they can range from scarce to rare. Conditions widely vary. This one is in Fine - VF condition. These generally sell at auction from $400 on up. Low Estimate $200. Write john@numismaticmall.com

FINEST KNOWN SPECIMEN
 SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI MEDAL
To appreciate the splendor of this unique piece see Gamal Amer, "The Four Dimensions of a Commemorative Medal: The Unveiling of the Washington Memorial in Washington," MCA Advisory Vol. 20, No. 5, September/October (2017) : 14-17

Obverse Legend : IN COMMEMORATION OF THE UNVEILING OF THE /WASHINGTON MONUMENT/ AT PHILADELPHIA/ MAY 15th 1897.
Equestrian monument of Washington was erected by the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati on designs of Rudolph Siemerling.

Reverse Legend :Societas Cincinnatorium Instituta- A.D. MDCCLXXXIII

 75.5mm x 6.5 mm, weight : 200 - 202 gms.
The medal was designed by the firm of Peter L. Krider Company, Philadelphia. Peter Lewis Krider (1821-1895) sold the firm in 1888 to August Weber (1844-1909). By 1894 the firm had a partner William Evans Wood (1854-1921). The medal was struck by thirty-two year old Augustus Conrad Frank (1864-1946)
Coincidentally the unveiling of the Washington Monument was held on May 15, 1897, the second anniversary of the death of Peter L. Krider. 

Hume #4. Only 3 known in Bronze (Ae)

Photos by Ethan Schulz copyright 2017.

LOT No. 1. This is the second commemorative medal issued by the Society of the Cincinnati. The first was issued in 1881 for the first centennial celebration of the Society (Hume #2) by authorization of the Society of the Cincinnati. Medals were authorized to be issued in bronze, silver and gold. Only two medals in gold are known. Issues of this second commemorative medal of the Society of the Cincinnati are known in silver and white metal (Baker S-324A). There are only three known specimens in bronze reported and this one unlike the other two is preserved in breathtaking gem proof-like condition with stunning iridescent tones magnified by brilliant surfaces creating a cameo effect. A splendid national heirloom. A truly spectacular, remarkable and exceptional show piece worthy to grace the finest museum, institution or private collection. Ex- Séminaire de Nicolet, Enchères Champagne Auctions, May 13, 2017, Lot 250. Estimate $4,500 - $5,750. All offers considered. Please write john@numismaticmall.com

LOT No. 2. A companion piece to the Washington Monument Unveiling medal is this French replica of the stereograph, i.e., a stereopticon or magic lantern slide that was originally published in 1897 by the Universal Photo Art Company, Philadelphia, but in large poster format printed on glossy photographic paper measuring 11"-3/4" x 16"-1/4". A perfect souvenir for framing. Estimate $20-$30.  The winning buyer of the above medal will receive this as a free gift if still available and left unsold separately. Please write john@numismaticmall.com
UNIQUE HALF CENT
The Lupia Specimen of the 1806 Half Cent Error -Multi-Strike obverse is the best known!





FOR THE HALF CENT OR ERROR AFICIONADO

LOT No. 3. 

1806 Half Cent with multiple strikes at the U.S. Mint creating the Three-Faces-of-Eve Variety, here seen enlarged in a microscope photo enlargement. It is the most dramatic and unique error  ever struck on a half cent. Nice Chocolate Brown, VF-EF Condition. Holed. Historical Note : Half Cents were commonly tacked to a new house for good luck. The hole is a very small brad size piercing and does not d

etract from the over all appearance and charm of this sensational piece. I never had it repaired or plugged restoring it since the market experts are split on whether or not to do that or leave it as is. This is a raw coin that has not been slabbed. Photographs on this website are all atrocious. Sharper and clearer photos available upon request. Estimate $3,500 - $7,000 USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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Confederate Bank Note


LOT No. 4. One Dollar, Virginia Treasury Note, No. 130264, July 21, 1862, signed James Bennett, and Major John S. Rady. A uniface note printed on ultra thin paper by Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Virginia. Note is well circulated. Estimate $15 - $30 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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LOT No. 5. Luther Herbert Whitt encased postage stamp store card manufactured circa 1948-1949 bAlbert W. Ault of Cincinnati. This is the very scarce unused mint 3c Lincoln, reddish purple Scott#635. Estimate  $100. 



ZAHM COIN DEALER TOKEN




LOT No. 6. S. H. Zahm Coin Dealer Store Card, 1861. NGC XF45 BN. Civil War Merchant Token. Rulau CWT 525A-1a. R5. Photographs on this website are all atrocious. Sharper and clearer photos available upon request. Estimate $250+ 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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LOT No. 7. Buffalo and State Line Rail Road Company BUF-850-S-50-ic (See Terry Cox, Collectible Stocks . . . &c..., 2003, p. 110). Certificate has a tear at seam but still strong and intact. Estimate $250-350



500 Francs, 1939


LOT No. 8. Well worn French Third Republic large size banknote of Banque du France issued during WWII on 5 October 1939. These scarce French banknotes command very high prices in any grade. Estimate $150 ++ USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




Two Uncirculated Belarus Russia 50 Rublei Bank Notes of 1992



LOT No. 9. Nice, clean, uncirculated Belarus Bank notes in pastel colors Estimate $40 for the pair. USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





















1976 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal


LOT No. 10. Franklin Mint Limited Edition. Solid  .925 Sterling Silver Proof (half dollar size) Encased in plastic coin receptacle  with red velvet tray/pad, and incorporated in a presentation album/portfolio with booklet containing reproductions of signatures of President Gerald Ford, Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, and all the members of the Cabinet. Estimate $30-$40 USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.












25 Crisp/Unc. $1 USD, 2003, Series A, Cabral-Snow, Fort Worth, TX, Block KG

LOT No. 11.
25 Crisp Uncirculated $1 FRB Note 2003, Series A -Sequentially numbered 026G - 050G, and sealed in five plastic bank note sleeves of 5 notes each. These notes were printed on April 6, 2003 at the Bureau of Engraving, United States Mint, Fort Worth, Texas. The Federal Reserve Bank Fort Worth, Texas K notes are in the middle being the 6th lowest mintage with a grand total of 678,400,000 notes printed. No known census for crisp uncirculated conserved notes. Signed, John W. Snow, Secretary of the Treasury, and Anna Escobedo Cabral. Estimate $60-$120. USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







1786 New Jersey Copper Cent/ M.17b R3 so-called PLUKIBUS

LOT No. 12.
New Jersey Colonial Copper cent dated 1786. 128.9 grns. This specimen sharp impression E PLURIBUS UNUM. Small corrosion on right field adjacent to the base of the shield. Though considered a late die state this specimen was struck before breaks in the die legend. Ex-Dana Linett in an Early American History Auctions, Inc, January 5, 2008, Lot 6216. Very Fine. Struck over Connecticut. Photographs on this website are all atrocious. Sharper and clearer photos available upon request. Estimate $300+ USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.










Baron Spolasco 1838 Brass Token

LOT No. 13.
Brass Store Card/Trade Token for Dr. Baron Spolasco (1800-1858) at Swansea. 22.7 mm. Reeded or milled edge. Obv: THE BARON SPOLASCO M:D:&c. THE REAL FRIEND OF THE AFFLICTED/ Rev: JANY 22D 1838 THIS EMINENT PHYSICIAN'S 5,000 RECENT ASTOUNDING CURES AND HIS NARRATIVE OF THE KILLARNEY IMMORTALIZE HIS NAME SWANSEA STH WALES. Appears to be an UNC specimen with original luster, but brass seems to have tarnished. A quack doctor satirized by Walt Whitman. Whitmore #7610; Storer 3411; Batty 1073. Photographs on this website are all atrocious. Sharper and clearer photos available upon request. Estimate $100+ USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







Papal States, Pope Pius IV (1559-1565), Bronze Medal


LOT No. 14.
Papal States, Pope Pius IV (1559-1565), 30 mm Bronze Medal. Obv : PIUS IIII PON MAX O P / Rev : PORTA PIA ROMA. Fine - Very Fine. Photographs on this website are all atrocious. Sharper and clearer photos available upon request. Estimate $60-$70 USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.












LOT No. 15.
1785 Carolus III,  2 Reales, Lima, Peru Mint. Obv : CAROLUS III DEI GRATIA 1785 / Rev : HISPAN ET IND REX LIMAE 2R M I. Holed. Estimate $30-$40 USD + S&H and insurance. john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.








 BRITISH MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH POST CARDS 

A Second Set Now Available.
Rare Antique High Resolution Photographs by Oxford University
All are the rare original 1920 imprints listed in British Museum List of Pictorial Postcards, Photogravures, and other Reproductions Published by the Trustees of the British Museum (1920). Those labeled XXVI formed a set of 15 postcard imprints of Medals by Pisanello and Pasti. Numbers 1-12 were Medals designed by Pisanello, and 13-15 by Pasti. This offering is for only 10 of the 15 Medal Photographic Reproductions on Postcards, with only one of the British Medals by Simon. These are rare and of excellent quality for specialists in medallic arts. They make a fine asset for a well rounded numismatic library.
Buy any one at $18 each, or buy all 11 items for $165 with a savings of $33.










THREE PENCE NOTE OF 1777

LOT No. 16. Philadelphia 3 Pence, 20 March 1777, printed by John Dunlap. Formerly folded in half, with small piercing. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




SEVEN DOLLAR NOTE OF 1776

LOT No. 17. Continental Currency, $7 July 22, 1776. Signed Nicholas Garrison and John Howard. John Howard and Daniel Morgan issued Congressional Medal for Cowpens. Estimate $250+ Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





EIGHT DOLLAR NOTE OF 1776


LOT No. 18. 

Continental Currency $8 July 22, 1776, signed John Ord and William Webb (1746-1776). Estimate $350-$450 

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ANTIQUARIAN ITEMS OF NUMISMATIC AND CULTURAL HERITAGE 






Colonial Promissory Note of 1727 Connecticut


LOT No. 19.
Colonial American Promissory Note, or Obligation Bond, of Samuel Danielson (1701-1786) of Killingly, a Yeoman, pledging a bond to the Treasurer of Windham County, Connecticut for the sum of 100 £ current. The note is signed by Danielson with paper over wax seal, and two witnesses : John Walter and Joseph Leavens. Small torn off portion lower right corner not affecting any text, else Fine 7.5" x 12". Danielson was an Ensign in the British Navy and was the wealthiest man in his county. His family traces their American origin to his father Sergeant James Danielson (1648-1728) who settled at Block Island, Rhode Island and became a wealthy land owner in Connecticut. Samuel is the elder of two sons born to James Danielson by his second wife. In 1760 he became Moderator of Killingly. He was a graduate of Yale and had married Sarah Douglas of Plainfield, Connecticut in March 1725. By the date of this note they had born two children Mary and James (1727-1754). Estimate $1,500-$2,000 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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Colonial Solider of the Revolutionary War, 1780 Pay Table 

LOT No. 20.
A certificate for payment due Nathan Coy (1755-) of Voluntown, Connecticut, September 19, 1780, who served three years with the surgeon Captain Elisha Ely (1730-1786) in the Company of Colonel Meggs [Meigs] Regiment Continental Army. Certified by Samuel Stewart (1734-1816), Justice of Peace; Robert Dixon, Jr., Statesmen; and Benjamin Dow (1735-1794), Committeeman. On the verso is an acknowledgement signed by Nathan Coy to have his wages given to Colonel James Gordon, witnessed by Samuel Stewart. Estimate $1,500 - $2,000 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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Rare 1782 Document of Illustrious American Colonial Family, Margaret 

Schuyler Van Rensselaer Invoice For Wedding Apparel. 


LOT No. 21. Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1758 - 1801), the daughter of General Philip John  Schuyler, was the wife of Stephen Van Rensselaer III. The document offered here is an invoice dated June 1, 1782,  for fabric, curtains, and ladies garment accessories. Miss Schuyler was twenty-four at the time of her betrothal in the summer of 1782. After narrowly escaping a tomahawk hurled at her head during an Indian invasion at home she ran away to get married. This is the invoice for the materials and items she purchased for her wedding. Of historic interest to the numismatist are the market prices given in Pounds. On the verso is a later annotation dated January 1, 1784, probably for estate accounting purposes. Oxidized stain with slight deterioration to the laid paper measuring 5-1/2" x 6-5/8". A unique piece of Colonial Americana. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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1789 Writ of Habeas Corpus NY Supreme Court for Benjamin Sawyer 


LOT No. 22.
Warrant of Attachment on the Privileges of Benjamin Sawyer (1769-1835) brought to court on the last Tuesday of July next 1789 to be answerable to William Wickham whom he owes the sum of 110 £Wickham was a graduate of Yale in 1753 worked as an attorney in New York and in Orange County. Wickham is a cousin of Parker Wickham (1727-1785) the Supervisor of Long Island. Written on parchment 36 cm x 10.5 cm cut irregularly on a strip of animal skin. The enlargement shows the seal of the State of New York which was set on a slip of parchment placed over wax and placed into a seal press. Apparently the debt was cleared and Mr. Sawyer married Hannah Wood (1772-1830) at Goshen, New York on June 7, 1789. The document is signed by John McKesson (1734-1798), clerk, New York Supreme Court of Judicature. McKesson graduated the College of New Jersey (Princeton) A.B. 1756, and A. M. 1760; and an honorary A. M. from King's College (Columbia) in 1758. McKesson enjoyed a successful political career as Secretary to the New York Provincial Council in 1775; Council of Safety, register in chancery in 1776, clerk of the New York Assembly in 1777, notary in 1780; register of the New York Court of Admiralty in 1784; and Secretary to the New York ratifying convention in 1788. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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1791 Whiskey Rebellion tax certificate signed

 by George Clymer, 

Signer of Declaration of Independence.

LOT No. 23. George Clymer (1739-1813), Signer Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, who is ranked among the "Founding Fathers of the United States of America"  was from Pennsylvania, Member of Continental Congress and Congressman. This item c. 1791 Printed Pennsylvania Excise Tax Certificate No. 3235, signed, "G. Clymer," for payment of duties on a Puncheon of Rum, printed on laid paper, measuring 8-3/4" x 5", Fine to Very Fine.    
         Clymer was a Federalist and supporter of President George Washington, and collected duties on imports, and for the liquor excise tax. Washington appointed him Supervisor of Revenue for Pennsylvania to enact the new excise tax from 1791 -1794.        
          This Excise Tax document reads : "I Certify that the duties on one Puncheon of Rum containing one hundred & fourteen gallons of the third proof, and marked and numbered as in the margin, have been secured according to law." The Puncheon was certified by J.P.  as the 6th puncheon received containing 114 Gallons. A puncheon could vary in capacity so the number of gallons specified for liquor excise tax was a critical part of the accounting process. The number of puncheons inventoried was for internal control and used for accounting for the treasury. Embossed customs stamp in the left margin, some minor foxing and minor tears on the right edge without negative impact on text or the certificate in general. This is a scarce early Federal Period document. One recently sold by Dana Linett in an Early American History Auctions, Inc, Friday, March 11, 2016, lot 9, Closed at $1,000. Estimate $1,000 - $1,400 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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Joseph Nourse Correspondence to Peter Wilson, 1810


LOT No. 24. Stampless Letter, Duty and Postage Free, United States Treasury Department, signed Joseph Nourse (1754-1841), the first Register of the United States Treasury. Postmarked Washington City, January 3 [1810] FREE, to Peter Wilson, Esquire, Receiver of Public Monies, Steubenville. This is the wrapper or envelope sealed with a wax seal, now removed. There is no letter present since it is in the United States Archives. Annotated by Nourse "Register of the Treasury/ January 1. 1810./Recorded. A rare and unusual find of United States Postal and American Treasury Department history. We have an original printed copy of the Joseph Nourse, Secretary of the Treasury report of 1821 in The Book Store. Estimate $375 - $750 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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John Kellogg Correspondence, 1839

LOT No. 25. Stampless Letter, 25 cents postage, John Kellogg & Co., Onondaga County, New York, Postmarked Detroit, Michigan, January 11 [1839]. John Glover Kellogg was born in Marcellus, 
Onondaga County, New York, December 3, 1823. He was but 16 years old when this letter was mailed about an important business deal regarding grain in Michigan. Estimate $500 - $900 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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1856 Ilion Bank, Herkimer County, New York, Cashiers' Note 


LOT No. 26. Ilion Bank Check, No. 103, September 16, 1856, for $150.00, payable to E[dwin]. Caswell, to Albany City Bank, Albany, New York, signed J. A. Rasbail, Cashier. Check printed on paper 4" x 7.75" by the engravers and printers Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York; comprising six vignettes : A Buffalo on the Plain; A Laureated Androgynous Head of Justice & Liberty; Stags in a Meadow; the dominant headpiece - An Allegory of Commercial Prosperity depicted by a reclining semi nude Liberty seated at the bank of the river holding a Liberty Pole with Phrygian Cap in her right hand and in her left an escutcheon containing an image of the horizon with silhouette of mountains along two parted river banks and the rippling water with a sunrise with rays of light, the escutcheon's frame capped with a ribbon bearing the inscription "AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE", at her left foot a mound of coins spilled from a cornucopia symbolizing abundance and prosperity; the background on the right side of the Allegory depicts the local freight train transporting its cargo across the arcaded bridge, on the right side sailing on the water are two freight steamers, and in the foreground a Freight Wagon hauling goods ; the upper right corner vignette frames a bearded male bust holding a forge hammer, in the foreground an anvil, leaning on the right of the frame a large cog wheel, in the background on the left the arcaded bridge with a train, on the right a sailing steamer; bas de page and centered is the sixth vignette depicting a forge with a man's arm swinging a hammer toward an anvil with a cogwheel in the background. Reverse bears handwritten signatures and remarks in black ink and stamp of bank in red. Note is X-cut-cancelled and punched. Edwin Caswell (1815-1887) signed the check over to Teffts, Griswold and Kellogg, a firm famous for Erastus T. Teffts (1810-1888), an importer and jobber of dry goods. Estimate $150 - $300 USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

Photograph of Edwin Caswell and his wife Maria Eaton Caswell on their honeymoon, November 1842. Photo is not included in the lot and is the property of his heirs Robert and Merilyn Caswell. 
















Receipt for a Registered Letter to James Ross Snowden, Director U. S. Mint, Philadelphia, December 4, 1857
A receipt for a Registered Letter received by Charles L. Weller, Postmaster, San Francisco, California, addressed to James Ross Snowden, Director, apparently from the new U. S. Mint at San Francisco which opened 3 April 1854, just 2 years and seven months earlier. This is a very early registered letter receipt for the San Francisco Post Office, and it is also a very early registered letter receipt for the San Francisco Mint to the Director of the Philadelphia Mint. Estimate $150-$250 



Wells Fargo First of Exchange Draft for $50 in Gold coins, 1867


LOT No. 27. Wells Fargo & Co., First of Exchange Draft for $50 in Gold. Handstamped in red ink In U. S. Gold Coin to be paid at sight at the Canadian Express Co., in Kingston, for Giles Membery (1808-1896). Membery has endorsed the Exchange and signed it over to be paid to Amos Membery. Amos Membery accepted payment in New York and signed by George T. Oliver, Agent for the Canadian Express Co., dated January 14, 1868. Received Payment, Signed by the American Express Co., Charles Williams, Cashier. Mr. Membery and his wife Elizabeth and their son Frederick (1840-1832) and other children moved from New York to Canada in 1845. There are two scarce revenue stamps franked and cancelled on this draft. Four Cent California Revenue Stamp, Cancelled by oval Wells Fargo & Co handstamp, dated December 5. Two Cents Internal Revenue Proprietary Stamp, Cancelled by oval Wells Fargo & Co handstamp, dated December 7. The Exchange Draft is stamped by Wells Fargo, Paid January 20, 1868. Estimate $300 - $500 

USD. + S&H and insurance. 

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Treasury Shipment Advisory, 1888


LOT No. 28. Letter of Advice of Shipment of Silver Coin, Office of Assistant Treasurer U. S., sent from Philadelphia, December 22, 1888, regarding $1,000 dispersed comprising $500 in U.S. Half Dollars, and $500 in U.S. Quarter 
Dollars shipped to the Curwensville Bank, Curwensville , Pennsylvania, signed James W. Hyatt. Curwensville was founded in 1799 by John Curwen. In 1851 it became the second Borough of Clearfield County. In 1876, the Curwensville Bank succeeded the First National Bank of Curwensville established in 1864. This U. S. Treasury Department Letter is for a deposit of $1,000 in silver U. S. specie shipped to that bank in its 12th year of business. Estimate $50 - $100  USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





















 CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC ENVELOPES 




1. EDWARD COGAN, CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES



The following are eighteen scarce and rare Civil War Patriotic Envelopes printed and/or sold by Edward Cogan, the Coin Dealer, at Philadelphia during the Civil War. All Cogan Civil War Envelopes are either scarce, rare or very rare. Never before has such a large assortment of Cogan Civil War Envelopes ever been offered at auction or for sale. Never has a complete set ever been offered either. If it were it would probably fetch close to $25,000, or more. 
            Most of the Cogan Civil War Envelopes were printed in 1861. The complete lot offered here is worth at least $11,000, but will sacrifice at $10,000 to the first bidder who offers that on the whole lot of eighteen to give an earnest collector the chance to conserve and hopefully complete the whole set of forty-four. Otherwise they will sell individually. A very rare opportunity to acquire seventeen different specimens comprising a good portion (nearly 41%) of the Cogan Civil War Envelopes. It is estimated that Ed Cogan sold forty-four different designs including varieties. The exact number is still not known by the best Civil War Envelope specialists today since unique or new discoveries arise over time that are very rare and were never known to either of the three greatest authorities : Professor Jon E. Bischel; William R. Weiss, Jr., or to George Walcott the great pioneer and owner of one of the most complete sets of Civil War Envelopes known up to the 1930's. Weiss' work today revised in 1995 is considered exhaustive or nearly as such. Two of the Cogan Civil War Envelopes offered here are not listed in Weiss, and eleven are not listed in Walcott making these very rare showing that in the past twenty and eighty years new discoveries have been made. Moreover Lupia has discovered the rare Weiss C-P-J 66a is actually a Cogan piece though not imprinted with his name and address typical of the known ones.  It is only in our time now that we have a more complete picture of the Cogan Civil War Envelopes.


Weiss FP-GW-1, Smallest George Washington Portrait on any Civil War Patriotic Cover. The portrait is placed into a Medallion Cameo. Weiss never saw one with the Ed Cogan imprint on back so the issuer is not given. Back flap and knife wings are colored red and blue on the edges something very rarely seen on these Civil War Patriotic Covers. This was not even known to Walcott so it is unlisted. This one is particularly ultra rare and is the only one I have ever seen in fifty years. $900-$1,200.

LOT No. 29. Weiss C-P-J 66a (page 432), Walcott 933, Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1776, 1777, 1778, 1783. Designed by Edward Rogers and rights purchased by Samuel Curtis Upham and sold by himself and Ed Cogan. Used. Franked with Special printing Brown-Red A25-104 on a patriotic cover. Philadelphia Postmark Clarke #103a (Vol. 1 :22-23). The 2000 Bischel catalogue lists this cover at $900.00 in 3-color sent to W. E. Woodward of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and it is rare. This is an unlisted Cogan Civil War Patriotic Envelope. The only evidence is in the addressee William Elliot Woodward, the famous coin and stamp dealer at Roxbury, Massachusetts; and in the penmanship of the writer that proves it is the hand of Edward David Cogan. This exact handwriting is seen on the Cogan coin auction circular printed December 7, 1863 for the J. P. W. Neff sale scheduled January 12-14, 1864, also sent to W. E. Woodward, and also in the Lupia Numismatic Library, used as an illustration for the biography of Ed Cogan on this website. Since Cogan did not have a coin auction since March 26th and would not have another until April 1863 we can only surmise that this particular mailing by Cogan to Woodward was about some undisclosed business. 
            The design by Edward Rogers on a card that showed the head of a jackass when inverted undergoes a metamorphosis into Jefferson Davis. Samuel Curtis Upham bought the rights of this card and applied it to stationery which he called "The Jeff Davis Letter Sheet", which he first printed on June 30, 1861. He also made the design into envelopes as the one shown here. They were printed in either, red, blue, blue-gray, dark blue, dark gray, three-color, or black and sold for 50 cents per hundred or $4 per 1,ooo. The design on the envelope is an invertible caricature of Jefferson Davis that shows him wearing an odd shaped cap reminiscent of an ancient Chinese emperor crown; but when inverted it turns him into a jackass. The caption reads : "Jeff. Davis Going to War" when the envelope is in the normal position with the flap at the top on the back; but when inverted reads : Jeff. Returning From War, depicting him as a jackass. The optical illusion is reminiscent of the works of Giuseppe Archimboldo, a sixteenth century Italian painter famous for his visual tricks in composition. Previously mounted in a stamp album with no oxidation on the corners having been masked by album mounts. Estimate $700-1,400++ USD + S&H and insurance. There is also a second one in virtually the same condition EXCEPT it is annotated by W. E. Woodward that gives us a bit of information not available anywhere else. Estimate $800 - $1,500. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



LOT No. 30. Weiss C-P-D 10 (page 420), Walcott L-893 (page 96); Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1711, listed at $450 Unused. Blue on ivory paper. Back flap imprinted : Edward Cogan 48 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia. The design has each letter of the word TRAITORS composed of soldiers or weapons and flags arranged to create the letter's shape. This was also printed in Red & Blue, and also one in Black. Estimate $500++ USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.











LOT No. 31. Weiss C-P-D 11 (page 420), Walcott L-893 (page 96).  Not in Bischel. Unused. Blue on ivory paper. Back flap imprinted : Edward Cogan 48 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia. Residual glue from one stamp hinge upper right back flap since it was once in an album many years ago. The design has each letter of the word TRAITORS composed of soldiers or weapons and flags arranged to create the letter's shape. Beneath the design is the format to send the letter with military address. Estimate $600++ USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.









LOT No. 32. Weiss O-US-27 (pages 704-5), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.   Unused. Red and Blue on Buff paper. Design : Great Seal of the State of Connecticut from May 1784: Latin inscription : Qui Transtulit Sustinet. (He who transplanted sustains). Published by Car Bell with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan No. 48 North 10th st Philadelphia. Rare. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.












LOT No. 33. Weiss FP-GW-71 (page 34), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Black on ivory paper. George Washington. Remember 76. A portly Washington wielding a sword with his right hand and with his left hand akimbo. In the background three soldiers in battle : the flag-bearer, and an officer assisting a wounded fallen officer. In the remote distance soldiers in battle and in the depth of field a fort. On back E. Cogan 48  N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia. Seven small swatches of mounting residue on the back having been mounted in an album many years ago. Rare. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





LOT No. 34. Weiss FP-GW-71 (page 34), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Black on ivory paper. George Washington. Remember 76. A portly Washington wielding a sword with his right hand and with his left hand akimbo. In the background three soldiers in battle : the flag-bearer, and an officer assisting a wounded fallen officer. In the remote distance soldiers in battle and in the depth of field a fort. Note the vignette is positioned lower on the front cover than it is supposed to be because the blank was misfed into the printing press and the E. Cogan 48  N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia is not printed on the back. Yes, it is still a Cogan Civil War patriotic cover, and one that is worth more because it is a unique error. Estimate $300++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.








LOT No. 35. An unlisted variety of Weiss FP-GW-71-variant (not listed on page 34), consequently not listed in Weiss; neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Black on Buff paper. Possibly unique? George Washington. Remember 76. A portly Washington wielding a sword with his right hand and with his left hand akimbo. In the background three soldiers in battle : the flag-bearer, and an officer assisting a wounded fallen officer. In the remote distance soldiers in battle and in the depth of field a fort. On back E. Cogan 48  N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia. Small chipped upper right corner. Very Rare. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







 LOT No. 36. Weiss FP-GW-72, (page 34), Not listed in Walcott; Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 65, listed at $1,500. George Washington Seated at Table in His Marquee. "This is he who was raised up to be not the head of a party, but the father of his country" Rare. Estimate $1,750++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







LOT No. 37. Weiss ST-512 (pages 344-345), Walcott L-1744 (pages 160-161); Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 3345, listed at $400. Detail. “The Arms of the Keystone State” " - LIBERTY, INDEPENDENCE, VIRTUE. Estimate $500++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





LOT No. 38. Unlisted in Weiss, Bischel and Walcott. Very Rare. Beauregard killed. Fantasy depiction of Gustave Toutant Beauregard's grave site at Fort Sumter as a death wish since Beauregard died in New Orleans in 1893. Moreover, the terrain about Fort Sumter is low-lying and swampy suggesting the artist never was there and the site is also a fantasy rendering. This is a very rare Patriotic Civil War envelope printed and sold by Ed Cogan. There is a specimen, not as nice, of this very rare envelope in the Roosevelt Civil War Envelopes Collection, Georgetown University. On back E. Cogan 48  N. Tenth Street, PhiladelphiaEstimate $350++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






LOT No. 39. Weiss F-ST-122 (pages 654-655), Walcott L-2128. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 3893, listed at $600. Columbia Rules the Ocean. 4-color imprint on ivory paper.On back : Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Edward Cogan, 48 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaEstimate $700++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






LOT No. 40. Weiss F-ST-122 (pages 654-655), Walcott L-2128. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 3893, listed at $600. Used. Columbia Rules the Ocean. 4-color imprint on ivory paper.On back : Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Edward Cogan, 48 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Coin & Stamp dealer use as First Day Cover for  Scott# 1000-A447, blue 3c, Landing of Cadillac Issue, Detroit Skyline and Cadillac Landing. Rotary Press Printing. Perf. 11x10-1/2. Issued July 24, 1951 as postmarked at Detroit. Estimate $700++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






LOT No. 41.  Weiss E-L-77 (page 460), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel. Rare. Unused. American Eagle Facing Left perched with arrows and an olive frond in his talons on American Shield flanked by two pairs of flags on each side. Beneath U.S.A. in stars and stripes. Red and Blue imprint on Buff laid paper. Below : Published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan, No. 48 North 10th st. Philadelphia.  Oxidized tanning mark left by corner mount in the upper right corner having been in an album many years ago. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






LOT No. 42.  Weiss O-US-31 (page 704), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Rare. Red and Blue on Buff laid paper. Unused. American Indian scout perched on a rock with a rifle leaning against him. To the right : U. S. A. in red and blue stars and wavy stripes. Below : Published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan, No. 48 North 10th st. Philadelphia. Five small swatches of mounting residue on the back having been mounted in an album many years ago. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





LOT No. 43. Weiss O-US-28, (page 704), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Rare. Red and Blue on Buff laid paper. Young man wearing what appears to be a tradition German Alpine men's hat with plume within a medallion set in a rocaille studded escutcheon.  To the right : U. S. A. in red and blue stars and wavy stripes. Unused.  Below : Published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan, No. 48 North 10th st. Philadelphia. Five small swatches of mounting residue on the back having been mounted in an album many years ago. Back flap is partially cut off. The partial or total removal of the back flap on collectible souvenir and patriotic envelopes was a custom used by collectors to prevent theft and reuse of their specimen by someone else for posting. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



LOT No. 44.  Weiss O-US-16, (page 704), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Rare. Weiss speculated possible match with Walcott 2685 as a variant but in Walcott margin between the U in USA and the left edge is three times the width as that as Weiss O-US-16 suggesting a different design altogether in Walcott. U. S. A. in red and blue stars and wavy stripes. Unused.  Below : Published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan, No. 48 North 10th st. Philadelphia. Five small swatches of mounting residue on the back having been mounted in an album many years ago. Back flap is partially cut off. The partial or total removal of the back flap on collectible souvenir and patriotic envelopes was a custom used by collectors to prevent theft and reuse of their specimen by someone else for posting. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




LOT No. 45. Weiss O-US-14, (page 704), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Red and blue on white laid paper. Rare. U. S. A. in red and blue stars and wavy stripes. Unused. Below : Published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. with 25 other styles and for sale by Edward Cogan, No. 48 North 10th st. Philadelphia. Back flap removed. The partial or total removal of the back flap on collectible souvenir and patriotic envelopes was a custom used by collectors to prevent theft and reuse of their specimen by someone else for posting. Estimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


LOT No. 46. Weiss O-US-14, (page 704), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel. A second specimen with the back flap and residue of previous owner's mounting the corners into an album. 




LOT No. 47. Weiss C-P-A-17 (page 412), not listed in Walcott. Rare. Hanging Shadow. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1677 listed at $450. Red and Blue on white laid paper. No verse or motto or inscription. A sentry stands on a landing at a door with flag on his bayonet and his shadow cast on the door and its panels creates the illusion of a hanged man. Imprint on back E. Cogan No. 48 N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia Estimate $550++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



    LOT No. 48.  Weiss C-P-A-17 (page 412), not listed in Walcott. Rare. Hanging Shadow. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1677 listed at $450. Red and Blue on white laid paper. No verse or motto or inscription. A sentry stands on a landing at a door with flag on his bayonet and his shadow cast on the door and its panels creates the illusion of a hanged man. Used. Front only. Postmarked Louisville, Kentucky, October 8, [1862] double ring cds, circular grid, 3c Washington 1861 issue, upper right corner of sheet. Addressed to Mr. George S. Freeman, care/ Headley, Eberly & Richards, Columbus, Ohio. The firm was a fur trade dealership. The handwriting appears to be that of Edward Cogan. Cogan was at this period a curiosity shop owner who also dealt in furs his entire career into retirement. Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War and largely divided pro C. S. A. and pro Union. Estimate $350+ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




LOT No. 49. Weiss C-P-A-22 (page 414), neither listed in Walcott nor Bischel.  Rare. Black on white laid paper. The inscription and illustration are corny to contemporary taste. "Pun intended". "A Southern Privateer/ A northern private-ear" Illustrated with a tall thin southern gentleman wearing a boater hat walking his dog along a bank with a row boat beached on the shore to depict the "Southern Privateer" and an unshucked ear of corn to represent "A northern private-ear". Imprint on back E. Cogan No. 48 N. Tenth Street, PhiladelphiaEstimate $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




2. A. C. KLINE, CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES

EXTREMELY RARE! LOT No. 50.  Adelia C. Kline kept her store at 824 Walnut Street selling stationery and fancy goods including coins, stamps, antiques and curiosities. During the Civil War she published some patriotic envelopes. Here we see her original drawing and caption "Man-asses-gap" Junction beneath her caricature of a Zouave prodding a jackass. This is unlisted in both Walcott and Weiss. Extremely rare. There is a similar caption published by J. Wells listed in Weiss as C-A-H-39,  MAN-ASSES-GAP caption beneath a drawing of a man pointing skyward talking to two jackasses. Estimate  $250-$500. Two available.




3. PATRIOTIC CIVIL WAR ENVELOPES


A trio of George Washington Patriotic Covers.

Top : LOT No. 51.  Weiss FP-GW-100 Civil War Envelope. Portrait of George Washington in black. Slogan from Washington's Farewell Address: "To the efficacy and permanency of our UNION, a Government for the Whole is indispensable." Printer's Imprint: "Gay and Hollingshead, 58 & 60 Fulton St. N.Y." Estimate $150
Center : LOT No. 52. Weiss FP-GW-26 Portrait of George Washington in in a diamond-oval frame and in color." No Printer's Imprint. In the style of Charles Magnus. Unlisted in Walcott. Estimate $150
Bottom : LOT No. 53. Weiss FP-GW-5 Small Portrait of George Washington in a medallion oval. Slogan: "A MODEL PATRIOT." No Printer's Imprint. Unlisted in Walcott. Estimate $200

Another trio of George Washington Patriotic Covers.


Top : 
LOT No. 54.  
Weiss FP-GW-49, Wolcott L-79V.  Portrait of George Washington with Eagle, Flags, Cannon, Cannon Balls, Drum and other military symbols. Slogan: "ENFORCE THE LAWS." No Printer's Imprint. Estimate $150
Center : LOT No. 55. 
Weiss FP-GW-45, 
Wolcott L-88.
 Portrait of George Washington in a with Flags, Drum, Cannon, and Cannon Balls. Slogan: "Long may our Land be bright With Freedom's Holy Light, Protect us by thy might Great God — our King." Printer's Imprint on the back "Harbach & Brother, No 36 North Eighth Street, Philadelphia."Estimate $150
Bottom : LOT No. 56. 
Weiss FP-GW-16, 
Wolcott L-50V.
 Portrait George Washington with Eagle, Flags, Cannon, and Cannon Balls. Printer's Imprint: "New York Union Envelope Depot, 208 Broadway."Estimate $200

Yet Another trio of George Washington Patriotic Covers.


Top : Weiss FP-GW-119 "Mean Face" Magnus imprint. Not listed in Wolcott. 

Center : 
Weiss FP-GW-117 Hand colored but not listed in Weiss. Magnus imprint.

Back has stamp of previous owner and famous philatelist and curio collector who manufactured Society badges, pins, and cards, John P. Kelley (1850-1920), "J. P. Kelley, Collector, Concord, N. H.".

Bottom : 
Weiss FP-GW-117 Hand colored but not listed in Weiss. Magnus imprint.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Poem

LOT No. 57. Civil War Envelope.   Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 2044, listed at $750. Unused. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) "Enough of speech; the trumpet rings! Be silent, patient, calm: God help them if the tempest swings The Pine against the Palm!" Holmes. The Pine Tree (North) cuts down a Palm[etto] (South [Carolina]). Color Imprint in Green, gray and yellow on cream paper. Weiss C-O 38, Walcott 1603. VERY RARE. Unused, fine with some foxing and oxidation across back flap.  There is one specimen in the Winterthur Library, and another in Georgetown University, Manuscript Collection, Roosevelt Collection.  Estimate $850++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







Oliver Wendell Holmes Poem


LOT No. 58. Civil War Envelope.  Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 2044, listed at $750. Unused. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) "Enough of speech; the trumpet rings! Be silent, patient, calm: God help them if the tempest swings The Pine against the Palm!" Holmes. The Pine Tree (North) cuts down a Palm[etto] (South [Carolina]). Color Imprint in Green, gray and yellow on cream paper. Weiss C-O 38, Walcott 1603. VERY RARE. Unused, very fine.  There is one specimen in the Winterthur Library, and another in Georgetown University, Manuscript Collection, Roosevelt Collection. Estimate $850++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






Jeff. Davis Coat of ALMS



LOT No. 59. Civil War Envelope.  Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 2024, listed at $675. Unused. Jeff. Davis' Coat of  "ALMS." D. Murphy's Sons, New York. Parody of a coat of arms for Jefferson Davis with the motto : Oh! "Let Me Alone." on the crest's ribbon whose edge is outlined by a rattlesnake. The charge design is a coronated skull with crossbones above on a vertical fess bearing a whiskey bottle on an iridescent field.   “Oh! Let me Alone,” are lyrics from an American Folklore song, titled “Rye Whiskey,” commonly sang by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Walcott 1170/ Weiss C-SK23 Black imprint. EXTREMELY RARE. Very Fine. There is one specimen in Georgetown University, Manuscript Collection, Roosevelt Collection, also in the Winterthur Library, and another in Tulane University, Alfred S. Lipman Collection. Estimate $775++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






Caricature of Philip J. Cozans as a Jackass


LOT No. 60. Civil War Envelope.  Unused. "The Flower of the South" King & Baird, 607 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. Black imprint of a pseudo gentleman caricature of Philip J. Cozans as a Jackass, author and New York publisher of the 1853 pro-slavery novel, Little Eva, The Flower of the South. Weiss C-A-H- 46, though neither of the two for sale are printed in Violet ink as listed by Weiss. Very good to fine with tiny tears at top. Estimate $125 USD + S&H and insurance. A second one (below) in sepia color ink. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



LOT No. 61.






Lady Liberty

LOT No. 62. Civil War Envelope.  Unused. Frederick K. Kimmel lithographic printer, 59 Nassau Street, New York. Walcott 2014/Weiss F-F 205. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 4193, listed at $2,000. Hand-painted. EXTREMELY RARE. Slight ding bottom center, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Estimate $2,500++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





New Southern Coin

 
LOT No. 63. Civil War Envelope  Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1975, listed at $525. Unused. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St. Philadelphia. Satirical caricature of a fantasy piece spin off of the Chain Cent with three links within each loop a letter spelling IOU dated 1861. Printed in Prussian Blue ink on cream colored laid paper. Unused with full gum. VF. Not listed in Walcott. Rare. $650++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





Another New Southern Coin


 LOT No. 64. Civil War Envelope.  Unused. Weiss C-O 51. Not listed in Walcott. Rare. Design For A New Coin Of The C.S.A. $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





Yet Another New Southern Coin


LOT No. 65. Civil War Envelope.  Unused. Weiss C-O 49a in blue ink. Not listed in Walcott. Rare. Design For A New Coin Of The C.S.A. NOTE this specimen has an image of Abraham Lincoln not found on any other patriotic cover of this type. Perhaps a ghost image from the printer from another design. $250++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

 
Above : An illustration published in Harper's Weekly, Saturday, June 22, 1861 showing the two satirical designs 
Weiss C-O 51, and Weiss C-O 49a. This is ONLY an illustration on this website in order to show the historical context of these two patriotic covers and is not included in any sale whatsoever.



Patriotic Cover All-Over, American Flag, Weiss F-O-17



LOT No. 66. Extremely Rare! Estimate $200-$400



Palmetto Tree-son

 LOT No. 67. Civil War Envelope.  Unused. Weiss C-P-T 24 lists the color of the design as blue, this one looks green but may be the effect on the yellow paper. Nutmeg Auction #27, Jon E. Bischel 1704, listed at $220.  Not listed in Walcott. Rare. Design showing Fort Bragg hangings of soldiers caught and hung for treason. There are tree very tiny piercings on the front paper that were probably a gripper in the factory when the paper was manufactured or processed as an envelope since they do not go through the back of the envelope, which would have occurred if it was done after manufacture by tacks. $320++ USD  + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


Unlisted S. Upham Patriotic Cover Connecticut For the Union. Not listed in Weiss or Walcott. Weiss ST-2a is a hand-colored Connecticut. This one is not HC. Back stamped Lupia Numismatic Library. Mint condition. For sale. Estimate $300-$400. Write john@numismaticmall.com

Unlisted S. Upham Patriotic Cover Illinois For the Union. Not listed in Weiss or Walcott. Weiss ST-4a is a hand-colored Illinois. This one is not HC. Back stamped Lupia Numismatic Library. And another stamp of the famous philatelist and 
and curio collector 
 who manufactured Society badges, pins, and cards, John P. Kelley (1850-1920), "J. P. Kelley, Collector, Concord, N. H.". White streak runs across the front otherwise mint condition. For sale. Estimate $300-$400. Write john@numismaticmall.com




COIN DEALERS AND COLLECTORS



There are hundreds of Coin & Stamp Dealer, and Collector Envelopes and mail available for sale not yet posted. Keep looking for new ones. If there is a dealer or collector you are interested in and want to see please write to john@numismaticmall.com. These make great showpieces framed on your office wall, curio cabinet, museum or institution showcase.


Henry Phelps, member of the ANS 

Postal Card of Henry Phelps from a coin collector at Athol, Massachusetts, postmarked July 20 [1873]
 discussing a collection of Large Cents and 1799 Silver Dollar. Estimate $150 - $300.

George J. Bauer, January 30, 1890

LOT No. 68. Bauer correspondence postmarked January 30, 1890. Very scarce. Estimate $200-250.
+ S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


Maitland Milliken

LOT No. 69. Milliken correspondence sent to himself from Balboa Heights, Canal Zone with a block of 5 Canal Zone 105a 1c Green franked on The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, graphic illustrated business envelope where he was staying. On the back in purple rubber stamp is his business return address : MAITLAND MILLIKEN/ STAMP AND COIN MERCHANT, 404 FOSTER BUILDING, DENVER, COLORADO. Ex-Wren Grigore Collection. Estimate $60. 
USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

Thomas L. Elder


LOT Nos. 70, 71, 72.Thomas L. Elder correspondence with a very early business envelope type, the second earliest design graphic illustrated numismatic envelope known. These are very rare and are worthy of any museum institution or private collection. $200 each. Only the bottom two are available. The top one sent to Judge G. A. Vincent sold at $200 to a noted American numismatist and collector. Price temporarily discounted $50. Regular price is $250 each. For a short time only get a rare piece of American numismatic history at an affordable price. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

LOT No. 73. Thomas L. Elder graphic illustrated business envelope postmarked January 25, 1907. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.
LOT No. 74. Thomas L. Elder to Charles William Merritt (1861-1919), twenty-five cent rate, front only cutting of large envelope franked with two Scott #374, two Scott #377, and a Scott #382 Catalogue Value over $100. Sale price $55

Pape Brothers & Kugemann, 1875


LOT No. 75. Edward and Theodore Pape and Emil Kugemann were the proprietors of a factory manufacturing and selling art moldings, picture frames, and mirrors. Benjamin G. Green (1860-1914), worked for the Pape Brothers & Kugemann firm at Cincinnati, Ohio, before becoming a coin dealer at Chicago, Illinois. The business envelope is decorated with gold medals won at an exhibition in Vienna in 1873. Estimate $50-$100 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




Edward D. Cogan (1803-1884)


LOT No. 76. Ed Cogan business stationery in the 1870's. A letter sent to coin dealer John W. Kline at his shop in Philadelphia from 1868 to 1876. Envelope franked with Scott #136-A46 Green 3c issued March 1870. On the back Philadelphia received marking Clarke No. R-12 (4/27/1873 - 9/9/1882). Mailed between 1873 to 1876. Estimate $250-$500 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






Georgia Historical Society to Numismatic & Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, 1882


LOT No. 77. William Harden, Georgia Historical Society postal card acknowledgement of gift having received a copy of the Proceedings of the Numismatic & Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia (NASP) with Necrology for the year 1881, addressed to Henry Phillips, Jr., Corresponding Secretary of the NASP. Estimate $85-$150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




John W. Phillips, Curio Collector, 1886


LOT No. 78. John W. Phillips, Postmaster at Zelienpole, Butler County, Pennsylvania, advertising he is a Curio Collector, graphic illustration of three flying insects, postmarked February 27, 1886, Zelienpole, Pennsylvania. Letter to Professor of Biology, Charles Russell Orcutt, editor of the West American Scientist, San Diego, California. Estimate $150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





Noted Confederate Paper Money Collector E. M. French to coin and stamp dealer James E. Handshaw


LOT No. 79. French is asking to exchange some stamps for Confederate Paper Money

Robert Wood Mercer Hoard of Eleven Envelopes


LOT No. 80. A hoard of seven of these R. W. Mercer, Curiosity Store, covers are available. Four of the have missing back flaps. Three of them have the back flaps, but one has a right side piece of the wing broken off. These are all with the same inscription A. Set $1.00. Apparently these were envelopes containing stamp packet sets, or some similar item such as paper money. These are part of a hoard of Mercer items I purchased many years ago and came directly from his store kept in his counter display case. The four with missing back flaps can be purchased at a very reasonable price of  $40 each. The two with complete flaps $50 each. The one with most of the flap $45. 

LOT No. 81. A cache of four of the larger business envelopes were also part of that hoard from his Curiosity Store in Cincinnati. These larger size envelopes are excessively rare and the only ones I've ever encountered in fifty years. The one shown above is an off white or light tan tinted paper and has $2.00 inscribed in the upper right hand corner and was his price for the paper currency he kept inside. The upper right hand corner is chipped as shown. The flap is fully gummed though spotted. $55.


LOT No. 82. This above is printed on yellow tinted paper and labeled Georgia, probably signifying the envelope contained paper money from Georgia. The upper right hand corner is chipped as shown. The flap is fully gummed. $55.

LOT No. 83. This above is printed on yellow tinted paper and labeled Missouri, probably signifying the envelope contained paper money from MissouriThe upper right hand corner is chipped as shown. The wing of the back flap is visible due to the chip off the front. The flap is fully gummed. $55.

LOT No. 84. This above is printed on yellow tinted paper and labeled Louisiana, probably signifying the envelope contained paper money from LouisianaThe upper right hand corner is chipped as shown. The flap is fully gummed. $55.

OR - All eleven for $500, a savings of $25 off the already low discounted prices. These would probably sell at 50% more at an American philatelic auction; at Hong Kong they'd probably fetch double the asking price here.

United States Mint at Philadelphia, 1888


LOT No. 85. Letter addressed to Edwin C. Goodnick, Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, franked with Scott #213-A57  Washington 2c green, with Wesson Cancel, Clarke #140. 


The Numismatic Bank, 1889



LOT No. 86. Wilhelm von Bergen (1850-1916), owner of The Numismatic Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, was a great innovator in the coin industry, though sadly he is very under appreciated and ranked by the public. His business stationery constantly changed. Above we see his first design for 1889 with an engraving of an ancient Roman coin of Vespasian since he was a Roman specialist. Cover franked with American Bank Note Scott #212-A59 Franklin, 1 Cent, ultramarine, issued June 1887, with a very early Boston Machine Cancel, Blake & Davis 2700, postmarked July 26, 1889, 4 A.M., Boston, Massachusetts. Note the change of address from Millville, Massachusetts to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Estimate $100-$200 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


Coin and Stamp Dealer, Archie Doherty , 1893


LOT No. 87. Black CHICAGO ILL. 42 oval double ring cancel on third class envelope. See Piszkiewicz page 168, Figure 13.


HORATIO ROBINSON STORER Correspondence with GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ, 1894

LOT No. 88. LETTER dated 18 August 1894 with three additional enclosures of cut squares with impressions of various medals. A researchers dream! Estimate $300-$500


HORATIO ROBINSON STORER Correspondence with GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ, 1918


LOT No. 89. LETTER dated 8 NOVEMBER 1918 with diagrams of the Jewish Star of David. Estimate $300-$450 


The Numismatic Bank, 1896



LOT No. 90. Wilhelm von Bergen (1850-1916), owner of The Numismatic Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, was a great innovator in the coin industry, though sadly he is very under appreciated and ranked by the public. His business stationery constantly changed. Above we see his design for 1896 with an engraving of his building at Boston imprinted in yellow ochre. The small print at the top is a promotional news clipping from Financial and Commercial News, March 1, 1894 that cites and praises The Numismatic Bank. Cover franked with Scott #246-A87 Franklin, 1 Cent, dark ultramarine, issued October 1894, with a very early American Barnard Flag Cancel Die Letter -A-, postmarked May 23, 1896, Boston, Massachusetts. Estimate $75-$150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co., F. E. Ellis to Luther B. Tuthill, 1898


LOT No. 91. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company mailing numismatic matter to Luther Brown Tuthill, postmarked April 30, 1898, St. Louis, Missouri via Registered Mail postmarked at the Annex and franked by United States Bureau Issues : Scott # 271 and No. 272 with double oval killer. Hand stamped in dark blue ink with address correction from 1240 Franklin Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri to 312 North 4th Street.  A significant numismatic cover from Frank Elmer Ellis (1861-1937) revealing the date of his move from one address to another, and especially to an equally renowned dealer Luther Brown Tuthill (1859-1930), and posted by two scarce postage stamps. The stamps and postal marking alone are worth over $50. A rare antique numismatic cover from an early period of St. Louis Stamp & Coin is also worth $100. Having one addressed to a renown brother dealer is also worth a premium that could easily double the value at auction. Moreover this specimen has historical significance to the historian documenting Ellis' move to 4th Street.  Estimate $150 - $300 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



Dr. George F. Heath, 1899


LOT No. 92.  Dr. George F. Heath to C. W. Merritt, Norway, Iowa, postmarked February 18, 1899, Monroe, Michigan. 

B

usiness stationery of The Numismatist, owned by Dr. Heath was illustrated with two flags with their poles crossed : The American Flag of 1899, and the Spanish-American War Flag. Estimate $150 - $300 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.




The Philatelic West Advertising Rate Card and Coupon, circa 1898-1900



LOT No. 93.  An extremely rare item. This is the only one I've ever seen in fifty years. 


Dr. George F. Heath, 1900



LOT No. 94.  Dr. George F. Heath to John Gustavson, Rockford, Illinois, postmarked April 17, 1900, Monroe, Michigan. 

Art Nouveau designed b

usiness stationery of The Numismatist, owned by Dr. Heath was illustrated with the Fugio with the center inscribed "OFFICE OF" and in the blank field of the envelope THE NUMISMATIST. Estimate $150 - $300 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.





Coin and Stamp Dealer, Demetrius T. Eaton correspondence with Stamp Dealer, H. Beramendi, Montevideo, Uruguay, July 4, 1900

E102111 Uruguay VFU, Very fine used Early issue, 1889-1901, Strip of three 1c Coat of Arm, Double Ring Cancel on Postal Card.

LOT No. 95.  Letter written in Spanish asking to buy stamps, and stating he is a member of the stamp society of Dresden, Germany, closing with references of Scott Stamp & Coin, and Victor Gurdji of Rochester, N. Y.


Coin and Stamp Dealer, Demetrius T. Eaton correspondence with noted Coin Collector Charles William Merritt (1861-1919)

LOT No. 96. A very rare Cinderella, i.e., a private non government stamp, here D. T. Eaton's Coin and Stamp Dealership label or stamp in the upper right hand corner. A very cool item! Cover franked with a strip of two Scott #257-A93 8c Sherman, violet brown CV = $120 for the U. S. stamps alone. Postmarked Registered Mail November 29, 1901.


LOT No. 97. D. T. Eaton hand-stamped corner card correspondence with Robert A. McCulloch, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, flag cancel on postal stationery.

DRESDEN BANK, LONDON, 2 December 1905

Very Scarce Registered Mail from the Dresden Bank, London to the Swiss Bank Association at Bern, Switzerland. Cover is franked with two perfins with DB perforations on  1D Red Edward VII and 6D Violet Edward VII English postage stamps. Back is an excellent wax seal of the Dresden Bank, London in near mint condition.


RARE! 1909 The Money & Stamp Brokerage Scrip, or Premium Coupon


This is the only one I've ever seen in 50 years! Bears the signature of F. F. O'Neill, Secretary, The Money and Stamp Brokerage, New York.

The Money & Stamp Brokerage Special Selling List No. 41 


This is the only one I've ever seen in 50 years! Not in Remy Bourne. Remy only lists the book on pages 80 - 81, and dates it to 1915?



The Money & Stamp Brokerage SUPPLEMENT-A


This is the only one I've ever seen in 50 years!


The Money & Stamp Brokerage SUPPLEMENT-B


This is the only one I've ever seen in 50 years!

I. X. L. Stamp & Coin Company,

Napoleon Hausselman's I.X.L. Stamp & Coin published a fixed price list and is listed in Remy Bourne. Here we have a very scarce cover.



Canadian Correspondence with The Numismatist December 1909 sent Registered Mail


LOT No. 98.   Scarce letter sent by Canadian numismatist and member of the ANA, Henri Melançon, to the editor of The Numismatist. A very scarce find of a strip of three Canada 2 cent carmine Scott#90 King Edward VII with Scott#89 for & cent rate registered, postmarked Ottawa. 




 



Harry Wyman Tapley (1863-1939)















                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOT No. 99.        Postal Card sent by Harry Wyman Tapley to his father William Honnewell Tapley in 1903. The postal card is stamped with his rubber stamp in purple ink "H. W. Tapley, Dealer in Old U. S. Coins, Harlan, Iowa." Estimate $75-$150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







Alexander & Company, 1904 


 LOT No. 100 .  Sigmund Bowman Alexander (1864-1912), of Alexander & Co., Boston, Massachusetts was the publisher of The Hub Coin Book. Estimate $75-$150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.















Bauman Beldon Letter to George Frederick Kunz, 1911

Bauman Beldon (1862-1931), Secretary of the ANS wrote to George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), regarding the recent passing of Oscar Roty (1846-1911), supplying him with information to aid him in composing his obituary for the AJN. Estimate $250-$350




St. Louis Stamp & Coin, 1915 


LOT No. 100. Burdette Garner Johnson was the successor of Frank Elmer Ellis in July 1906 of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Johnson used to mail postal cards to clients as acknowledgements for payments and announcing the status of their account. Above we see one of these acknowledging payment in full with a zero outstanding balance to a Charles E. Belanger, a member of the ANA  living at Montreal, Canada. There is no such place as Vearville, Montreal, Canada, hence the numerous white-out correcting over and over a wrong address that must have been even worse than this incorrect one. Note the store was at 11th Street at the time. Scott #UX24 McKinley 1 Cent carmine red postal card. Postmarked Machine cancel February 5, 1915, St. Louis, Missouri, Central Station -C- railway post office. Estimate $60 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

Charles K. Warner, 1917

LOT No. 101.  Corner Card label of Medallist, Coin Dealer and Collector, Charles K. Warner correspondence with George W. Unger, Columbus, Indiana, postmarked January 12, 1917, Philadelphia, Station S, on postal stationery.




St. Louis Stamp & Coin, 1917


LOT No. 102. Burdette Garner Johnson was sent this letter by an employee while visiting his cousin Mary Elizabeth Conway Hedgcock (1868-1937), daughter of Joseph James Conway (1829-1893) and Mary Ann Pile (1836-1916). She is a descendant of Sergeant Richard Pile of the Revolutionary War. Mary Ann Pile’s sister is Luella Lou Conway (1859-1914), mother of Burette G. Johnson (1885-1947). A significant piece of B. G. Johnson ephemera regarding his ancestry. Scarce graphic envelope illustration Ceylon coin. Estimate $120 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



Queen City Stamp & Coin Company, 1919


LOT No. 103. Philip M. Weiss, president and owner of Queen City Stamp & Coin Company,  franked with Scott #531 A-140, postmarked [February, 13, 1919], Cincinnati, Ohio, Station 5, bulk rate mailing to Joseph Coblentz, Springfield, Ohio. Enclosure of a Rebate Coupon for 31 Cents. Very scarce. Dealer covers with enclosures of any kind are very scarce. To find one with an unused rebate coupon is very rare. In 1919 a rebate worth 31 Cents was significant. To find any rebate coupon from any dealer is rare in itself. Also the postage stamp is an early use having been issued in January 1919 and has a catalogue value alone of $18. Estimate $120 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.












St. Louis Stamp & Coin, September, 1921 


LOT No. 104. Burdette Garner Johnson was the successor of Frank Elmer Ellis in July 1906 of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Special Postal Stamp in purple ink by St. Louis Stamp & Coin : POSTMASTER TAKE NOTICE IF THIS IS NOT DELIVERED IN 5 DAYS ADVISE US AND POSTAGE WILL BE GOT FOR RETURN TO ST. LOUIS STAMP & COIN CO. 115 N. 11TH STREET ST. LOUIS MO., SEE POSTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS SECTION 675.  Johnson used this special rubber stamp for security purposes to have valuables contents returned if letters were not properly delivered. Tear on right edge front. Back flap missing. Estimate $75 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



Queen City Stamp & Coin Company, 1922


LOT No. 105. Philip M. Weiss, president and owner of Queen City Stamp & Coin Company,  franked with two ultra rare coil waste stamps Scott #545 A-140, postmarked May, 22, 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, mailing to Jeanette Smith, Newark, New York. USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



David Proskey - N.Y. Coin & Stamp, Business Card, 1922


LOT No. 106. David Proskey (1853-1928), owner of New York Coin and Stamp, Business Card. Originally partners with Harlan Page Smith, who died in 1906. Proskey continued in the firm until his death at age 75. He was nearly 50 years in the coin trade in 1922 having begun in 1873. Ex-Charles Davis. Estimate $150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.







LOT No. 107. John Gideon Laidacker correspondence sent by Postal Telegraph-Cable Company answering his inquiry. Very unusual find. Very scarce. Estimate $145-190. Write John@numismaticmall.com 

LOT No. 108. John Gideon Laidacker correspondence received from F. P. LARKIN/WHOLESALE/ COMMISSION/MERCHANTS IN/ FISH/LOBSTERS/TERRAPIN/AND GAME. A very attractive graphic illustrated cover. Estimate $90-$120. Write John@numismaticmall.com 

LOT No. 109. The Emerson Shop, Stamps, Coins, Curios, Books, Novelties, Elkhart, Indiana sent to Cecil A. Reed, Mishawaka, Indiana, postmarked September 27, 1923. Estimate $20-$40. Write John@numismaticmall.com 



Philatelic West


LOT No. 110. Lewis Theodore Brodstone's Philatelic West graphic illustrated business envelope postmarked February 20, 1903, Superior, Nebraska, duplex cancel. Excessively rare. Only one I've ever seen. Estimate $150-$300. + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

LOT No. 111. A scarce Lewis Theodore Brodstone's Philatelic West 
business envelope uprated on postal stationery postmarked March 29, 1926, Railroad cancel. Very scarce cinderella label on back. Estimate $75-150 + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


Newark Stamp & Coin Exchange, First Day Cover, 1928



LOT No. 112. Fredrick William Bernet and his brother Egon Bernet (1910-1998) were the owners of Newark Stamp & Coin Exchange (now in Irvington, New Jersey). The family name was originally Berndt but they Frenchized it during WWI to avoid conflict having a German surname. Egon also known as Ed, frequently traveled to Hirschberg, Germany to manage the other family store known as the grandpa Georg Baude Geschäft at Hirschberg, Silesia (now Jelenia Gora, Poland). The Bernet's also had close dealings with the very famous A. C. Roessler, owner of Ampere Stamp & Coin, East Orange, New Jersey. The First Day Cover is of The Valley Forge Issue, Washington at Prayer, Scott # 645-A193, issued as postmarked May 26, 1928, 2 Cent carmine rose, canceled at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bernet's were famous for their Zeppelin stamps and for their First Day Covers. Estimate  $75 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


A. C. ROESSLER FDC Valley Forge Scott #645



LOT No. 113. A. C. Roessler was one of the great makers of First Day Covers, usually cacheted, i.e., with a stamped or printed design. This one is a plain white envelope. Though simple and unadorned the cover has good eye appeal in Roessler's distinctive penmanship and the Scott #645 Valley Forge Commemorative tied by International Machine Cancel with zone number and 7 wavy line killer, Clarke #305wa. Estimate $30 Write john@numismaticmall.com




St. Louis Stamp & Coin, May, 1931 


LOT No. 114. Burdette Garner Johnson was the successor of Frank Elmer Ellis in July 1906 of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Johnson occasionally, but infrequently, rushed off mail with incomplete addresses. Roy Hill was a member of the ANA and the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society. Graphic Illustrated business stationery  with design of California Half Eagle of 1849. Note the store is at Olive Street at the time. This envelope is covered with scarce postal markings : DIRECTORY-3; UNKNOWN ADDRESS-A.O.S.-45; in pencil 1084-30 (letter carrier number); within rectangle pointing hand with legend-RETURN TO WRITER UNCLAIMED. Postmarked St. Louis, Missouri, May 5, 1931, 8 P.M. with Meter Slogan : NOTIFY YOUR CORRESPONDENT OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Minor tear backside due to rough opening of sealed flap by Johnson. Estimate $65 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



St. Louis Stamp & Coin, November, 1931 



LOT No. 115. Burdette Garner Johnson was the successor of Frank Elmer Ellis in July 1906 of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company, St. Louis, Missouri.  Graphic Illustrated business stationery with design of California Half Eagle of 1849. Note the store is at Olive Street at the time. Postmark November 4, 1931, 7 P. M. with Meter Graphic Illustration of Bi-Plane with arcuated slogan : AIR MAIL SAVES TIME, as killer for Scott #703-A209 2c carmine rose and black Yorktown Issue, Rochambeau, Washington, and de Grasse portraits within oval medallions as a bicentennial commemorative of Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown in 1781, stamp issued October 19, 1931. This is an early known use during first two weeks of stamp's issue (EKU). Minor tear upper left corner, otherwise fine. Estimate $75 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


St. Louis Stamp & Coin, to Tom Elder, February, 1936


LOT No. 116. Burdette Garner Johnson was the successor of Frank Elmer Ellis in July 1906 of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company, St. Louis, Missouri.  Graphic Illustrated business stationery with design of Rare New England Sixpence. Note the store is at Olive Street at the time. Addressed to fellow coin dealer Thomas Lindsay Elder of New York City. The Registered Mail rate for the weight of this envelope and its contents was 24 Cents. Regular Mail Rate was 6 Cents per ounce. Obviously coins were sent. Scott #663 A-160 deep blue Theodore Roosevelt 5 c; Scott #709 A-215 Charles Peale Polk 4 c light brown (strip of two); Scott #658 A-155 1 c green Washington; Scott #679 A-165 10c orange yellow Monroe. Philatelic value of various stamps combined alone are of considerable value. Estimate $150 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


LOT No. 117. Buffalo, NY, 1937, VF duplex (trim L) "Urgent" hand-stamped struck twice & "Special Delivery"hand-stamped; 10c Scott #765 +3c Scott #754 Farley imperfs on special delivery cover to Bruno Klaus' coin and stamp dealership titled : Zeppelin Stamp & Coin, N.Y. City. Klaus was a member of the ANA and established himself as a dealer in 1915. He advertised a half page in The Numismatist, December 1944, page 1198. Ex-Mehrer $45. + S&H + Ins. Write john@numismaticmall.com

LOT No. 118. Howard Edward MacIntosh (1911-1958), owner of Tatham Stamp & Coin Company, Springfield, Massachusetts to stamp collector and APS member, George Peter Weiland. The Postmaster had to send Form 3547 (nice service marking) advising MacIntosh of Weiland's new address which occurred in the beginning of 1940. Letter carrier inscribed new address. Meter mail permit imprint. Back cover of business envelope is All-Over-Advertisement of Tatham Stamp listing available albums published by Scott Stamp & Coin Ltd., available 1939 to 1940. MacIntosh was infamous for manufacturing counterfeit California Fractional Gold pieces and Confederate coinages. Estimate $35 + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


Tatham Stamp & Coin selling a 1938 Knoxville Sesqui-Centennial Wooden Nickel 


LOT No. 119. Howard Edward MacIntosh (1911-1958), owner of Tatham Stamp & Coin Company, Springfield, Massachusetts always had some novelty item to sell each month. This is in mint condition. A very cool item. Estimate $30 - $60


Controversial Coin Dealer Stephen K. Nagy, 1944


LOT No. 120. Stephen K. Nagy (1884-1958) to Thornton C. Shaw (-1962) of Sandusky, Ohio, postmarked June 29, 1944 and franked by Prexie : Jefferson 3 cent purple. Business envelope with graphic illustration of antique paper money. Nagy was a collector and dealer active during the first decade of the 20th century. Estimate $75 + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.
LOT No. 121. Stephen K. Nagy pre-printed return envelope franked with a Scott #627 
SESQUCENTENNIAL EXPOSITION FDC (First Day Cover) Estimate $35. + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



The Plain and Fancy Coin Shop, Real Photograph Postcard, 1966



LOT No. 122. The Plain and Fancy Coin Shop, Rte 340, Bird-in-hand, Pennsylvania. Kodak photograph by renown photographer, Mashall Dussinger. Postcard published by Stel-Mar, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. This is one of two known different photograph postcards of this Coin Shop in Amish Country, Pennsylvania. On the small white sign on the counter behind the two coin dealers is inscribed NEW 1966 RED BOOK, which you will note that one dealer is holding and reading. Estimate $45 + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.













COURIOUS ITEMS 





LOT No. 123. Montross & Clarke Company, New York, were stationery printers since 1898, owned by W. F. Montross and A. L. Clarke, and manufactured bill bands and coin wrappers for banks and cashiers among their various stationery imprints. Very scarce. Franked with a pre-cancel 1c Franklin green, 
the first of the “regular” Bureau print precancels was issued on May 3, 1923, the 1c sheet stamp made for New York, N. Y. as seen here. A historic piece. Estimate $45-$75. + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.

LOT No. 124. A Grocery Brokerage from Pueblo, Colorado, that imitated or mimicked the Money Brokerage Houses with a numismatic design using the reverse of a twenty dollar gold piece as their logo and naming the firm the Gold Coin Commission House. An unusual find. Transit cancel and segmented cork killer on the postal stationery. Letterhead and transmittal to a grocer in Kansas. Very scarce. Estimate $50-$100. 
+ S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



United States Marshall & San Francisco Postal Inspector Reward Postal Card



LOT No. 125. An arrest record and seek to capture escaped prisoner with $100 Reward dated March 4, 1919 for the arrest of Frank Berek, Counterfeiter of Canadian and Texas Bank notes. Estimate $150-250 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.



San Francisco Police Department Record dated June 3, 1909


LOT No. 126. An arrest record card of William A. Wakefield, AKA William A. Elliott, two time offender counterfeiting United States coins. Arrested 1897, 1899, 1909. Estimate $250 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.






Two Harris & Ewing 1907 Photographic Prints of President Roosevelt

LOT No. 127. A Print of President Theodore Roosevelt dated 1907 by the Photographic Studio of Harris & Ewing, Inc., Washington, D.C. on the far left. The original photograph is in the center and belongs to the Library of Congress Collection No. 2013649829, and is not included in this auction lot, but only here to demonstrate the photographic print process showing the original fuller half length portrait. On the far right is the color tinted photograph by Martha Ewing of the Photographic Studio of Harris & Ewing, Inc., Washington, D.C. The firm of Harris & Ewing, Inc., was formed by George W. Harris and Martha Ewing in 1905 located at 1313 F Street NW. Harris was a photographer who worked for the Hearst News Service and joined the Roosevelt press entourage on an assignment on a train. Roosevelt purportedly advised him to open a studio in Washington to photograph various important people in order to have immediate photographic services available when important stories ran in the newspapers. Harris took on a partner with Martha Ewing, a professional artist and photographic colorist, who financed the studio and managed it.  Estimate $250 USD + S&H and insurance. Write john@numismaticmall.com with bids and further details.


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