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Auction 199

Closing Date: April 6, 2013

CIVIL WAR

 

1. Cover 3c stp cancel ??? – SEP ??, 1864 (? faint) to Company H 8th Mass Vol, Camp Bradford, Baltimore, MD. F (rough at right). MB $12.00 (0901)

Lot 001

2. Cover Soldiers Letter cancel ?? (Faint) Circular DUE 3c 1860s. Sender Colonel H Boughton, Commanding Reg 143 NYSV (New York State Volunteers). To Lieut Dwight Divine (?) - Albany Barracks, Albany NY. Rough at right. MB $12.00 (0901)

3. Cover 3c stp cancel Lebanon, OH – JAN ?? (F) to Dr George Courtright, Surgeon 9th Division, Camp Dennison, Ohio. MS Ar. Feb 6th 1863. VF. MB $15.00 (0901)


PRE-WORLD WAR I

 

4. Postcards (2). 1 used Fort Niagara (Soldiers' Quarters) – 1920. 1 mint "Men in Trenches – Pine Camp NY 1911". VF. (1240)


5. Napoleonic Conquered Territory - Belgium. Stampless letter Red linear postmark " 94 – BRUXELLES " (F)(Dept. de la Dyle). One page letter dateline 06 Aug 1806. VF. MB $14.00 (0901)


6. Napoleonic Conquered Territory - Italy. Stampless letter linear postmark " 104 - TURIN " (VF)(Dept. du Po). One page letter dateline 14 Jan 1803. Red Republican date postmark on back. VF. MB $14.00 (0901)

Lot 006

WORLD WAR I

7. AEF (2). 1 P/C Bordeaux MC RECD FROM ARMY – BORDEAUX – OCT 1, 1918 (VF)- Censored. 1 P/C Saint Pierre-le-Moutier – no cancel but dateline Mar 10, 1919. AEF censor A.3237. (VF). (0901)


8. AEF – 3rd Co O.R.S.D. P/C Ruins of a church. Cancel Type A2001 US Army Postal Service No 741 – MAR 10, 19? (F). AEF censor. VF. (0901)


9. AEF – Base Hospital #80 (2). 2 P/C (Paris, Cayeux-sur-Mer) from same sender. Both Canc. Type A2101 US Army Post Office M.P.E.S. 780 (MAR 1919 {F) - APR 1919 {Ave}). Both AEF Censor A.3237. (VF). (0901)


10. AEF – 312 INF HQ Co. P/C (Bussy-le-Grand) canc. Ty A2101 US Army Post Office M.P.E.S. 755 – 13 MAR 1919 (F). AEF censor A.2632. VF (0901)


11. AEF – 330th F.A (2). 2 P/C (soldier writing a letter + girl - # 103/2 and 103/3 ). Both canc. Ty A4001 with # unclear (Ave - partial). Both dateline "Rimancourt – 1919". Both AEF censor. VF (1240)


12. AEF – APO 752 (2). 2 P/C (Menton) canc Type A4001 US Military Postal Express Service No 752 (AVR 1919 {VF} - ? 1919 {Ave}). Both AEF censor A.2752. F/VF (0901)


13. AEF – To APO 784. 2 covers from US to Base Hospital #45 – AEF – APO 784. F/VF (1240)


14. AEF – APO 909 (2). 2 P/C (Savigny) canc Type A4001 US Military Postal Express Service No 909 (JAN 1919 {F} - JAN 1919 {Ave}). Both AEF censor A.3237. VF (0901)


15. Belgium – German Occupation (2). 2 Commercial cover franked with German Occupation Ovpt "Belgien". 1 is "3 Cent." on 3 pf stp. cancel Mons – Bergen - Belgien 1917. 1 is "10 Centimes" on 10 pf stp. cancel Flenu 1917. Both with different types of German "MONS" censor. VF MB $8.00(0901)


Lot 015

16. Belgium – German Occupation (3). 3 commercial covers with CC franked with German Occupation Ovpt "Belgien CENT." stps. All censored. 1 with 3 Cent, 1 with 5 Cent + 10 centimes, 1 with 15 Cent. VF MB $12.00 (0901)


Lot 016

17. Belgium – German Occupation (3). 3 commercial covers with advertisement CC franked with German Occupation Ovpt "Belgien CENTIMES" stps. 2 are censored. 1 with 3 Centimes, 1 with 2 x 5 Centimes, 1 with 10 Centimes. VF MB $10.00 (0901)


Lot 017

18. Box of WWI covers (45). 45 covers, mostly from 31st Aero Squadron stationed in France and other supporting units. Most are censored, some with letters. Condition is Average to poor. MB $25.00 (1244)


19. Camp Cody, NM (2). 2 covers (1 with flag) 2c/3c stps with 2 different MC Deming, N. Mex. – Cody Branch – 1917/1918(F/VF). F/VF (0901)


20. Camp Upton, NY (2). 2 covers 3c stps from Fargo, N.Dak. (1918) addressed TO 52nd Railway Engineers, Camp Upton, Long Island, NY. Ave (open roughly) (1240)


21. Lewis Branch, Wash. PC UX-27 MC Tacoma, Wash – Lewis Branch – 1917 (F). VF (1240)


22. Patriotic – YMCA (2). 2 covers Flag design with "Army and Navy Department – the International Committee of YMCA" on the back. Both 2c stp canc. Allentown, PA – 1917(VF). No Return Address. F/VF (1240)


23. Patriotic – Flag (2). 2 covers Flag design (1 has "Long may she wave". Both 3c stp Flag MC. 1 CC Med Dept Camp Cody - canc. Deming, New Mexico – 1918 (VF).Other CC 125th FA Ft Sill canc. Lawton, Okla. - 1918 (VF). F/VF (0901)


24. Red Cross. P/C "Distributed by the Canteen Service of the American Red Cross". MC El Paso – 1918 (faint). F but fold (0901)


25. YMCA - Army Branch (2). YMCA cover 3c stp MC Des Moines, Iowa – Dodge Branch – Jan 20, 1919 (VF). + YMCA cover 3c stp MC Deming, N.Mex. – Cody Branch – May 2, 1918(VF). F some toning (0901)


26. YMCA - Army Branch (2). YMCA cover 3c stp MC Jersey City, NJ – Merritt Branch – Dec 24, 1917 (VF). + YMCA cover 3c stp MC Deming, N.Mex. – Cody Branch – May 9, 1918(VF). F/VF (0901)


* * The following 6 lots (27 to 32) all come from the same correspondence. They are from Moravia (later Czechoslovakia) from a wife to her husband serving in the K.u.K. Austrian army in the 24th INF Reg – 15 Komp – Feldpostamt Nr 61.
(There are no letters, just the covers)


27. Feldpost cover. Unusual Feldpost cover mailed from & canc Brunn - Brno 14.VIII.14 to Feldpostamt 61. F (1241)


Lot 027

28. Feldpost covers (9). 9 covers mailed from & canc Brunn - Brno (all 1914) – 3 with 10 Heller stps - to Feldpostamt 61. Ave/VF (1241)


29. Feldpost covers (7). 7 covers mailed from & canc Olmόtz - Olomouc (all 1914) – 1 with 10 Heller stp - to Feldpostamt 61. # were forwarded and have canc "K.und K. Feldpostamt No 88" on back. Ave/VF (1241)


Lot 029

30. Censored cover. Registered cover canc Olmόtz - Olomouc 7.3.17 to Berlin. Censor mark "K.u.K Zensuriert – Olmutz" + censor tape and Berlin cancel. F (1241)


Lot 030

31. K.u.K. Feldpostkarte (17). 17 Mint Feldpostkarte – 4 different design/size. 1 is written. + 1 mint Feldpost folded letter. F/VF (1241)


32. Feldpostkorrespondenskarte Polni Posta (9). 9 Mint Feldpostkorrespondenskarte Polni Posta (5) or Dopisnice Polni Posty (4). F/VF (1241)


PRE-WORLD WAR II MILITARY


33. Correspondence (17). 17 covers (16 with letters) between and Army men and his brother or father. Most 1930/32 – 3 from 1938/39. Start with letter announcing he enlisted (1930), then Angel Island, Staten Island (Ft Wadsworth), Puerto Rico (Camp Buchanan), back in Brooklyn, Ft Lewis. Most civilian cancels. Ave/F (0900)


34. P/C soldiers. Mint P/C actual picture showing 4 soldiers. Note says "Corazal, Canal Zone 1921". VF (1240)


35. Spanish Civil War. Cover from Barcelona Rep. Espanola stps faint cancel 7 Dic 38. Handstamp "Republica Espanola – Censura" + 244. VF MB $5.00 (0901)


Lot 035

36. Spanish Civil War. Mourning cover Rep. Espanola stps cancel Certificado – Tarragona – 22 SET 37.7 Dic 38. Handstamp "Republica Espanola – Censura - ….". Back handstamp 'No Conttende Billetes" – To France. F (fold) MB $5.00 (0901)


37. Spanish Civil War. Cover from Pedrones Rep. Espanola stp faint cancel. Handstamp "Censura - Valencia" + 42. To France with back cancel 1938. F MB $5.00 (0901)


38. US veterans Bureau. Knights of Columbus cover – Sender Hospital #45. 2c stp canc Northampton, Mass – Florence Sta. 29 SEP 1925. Ave (1240)


PRE-WORLD WAR II NAVAL


39. USS Bainbridge. Cacheted cover for Fleet Week 1936 - KB U.S.S. Bainbridge – AUG 1936 with "PO TLAND" in KB (VF). VF (0901)


Lot 039

40. USS Gilmer. Cacheted cover for 4th of July - KB U.S.S. Gilmer – 4 JUL 1935 with "PORTLAND – ORE." in KB (VF). VF (0901)


41. USS Grebe. Cacheted cover - KB U.S.S. Grebe – 23 AUG 1935 with "LOSANGELES – HARBOR" in KB (VF). VF (0901)


42. USS Medusa. Cacheted cover for Fleet Week - KB U.S.S. Medusa – 30 JUL 1938 with "PORTLAND - ORE" in KB (VF). VF (0901)


WORLD WAR II MILITARY


43. Alaska - APO 939. Sender Harbor Defenses. Free franked canc. APO 939 - 12 JAN 1945 (VF). Censored. VF (1226)


44. Alaska (2). Both 6c air. 1 x APO 948(KB 1943 – F). 1 x sender APO 942 – APO canc no # (MC 1943 - F).Both Censored. F/VF (1208)


45. Alaska. Sender at Parsons Hotel – Anchorage, Alaska. 6c air canc Anchorage, Alaska 1943 (F). Censor Army Examiner 20475 . VF (1208)


46. Algeria - APO 36. Sender 142 INF. Free franked canc. APO 36 - 27 APR 1943 (F). Censored. VF (1240)


47. Algeria - APO 512. Sender HQ Command Allied Force – APO 512. 6c air canc. APO no # - 28 FEB 1943 (F). Censored + Black censor tape. VF (1240)


48. APO (2). 1 is 2x3c Win the War cover sender APO 887 – cancel 11 BPO (MC – Dec 1945). 1 is 3c Prexie cover – cancel APO 174 (KB 1950). F/VF (1241)


49. Austria (3). All 6c. APO 26 (KB – 16 Oct 45), APO 174 (KB faint), APO 541 (light MC Sep 1945). F/VF (0909)


50. Box of WWII covers (350). Mixed lot of WWII covers, including Army and some Navy, War Dept, 1943-45 APO's, stateside (more than 1/2 – most civilian cancels). Some censored, some size #10, some post war. Sellers says unchecked from Estate sale. Condition is generally good. MB $50.00 (1244)


51. Box of WWII covers (257). Mixed lot of WWII covers from soldiers and sailors to the pastor of Salem Church in Rochester, NY. Most 1943-45 APO's and most Censored. Some size #10. Sellers says unchecked from original church source. Condition is average to good. MB $75.00 (1244)


52. Camps (6). 5 free franked + 1 x 6c air. Canc. Camp Shelby (1942), Camp Rucker (1943), Camp Roberts (1943), Camp Crowdwer (1943), Camp Gruber (1944). + Camp Croft in Return Address (1943). F/VF (1240)


53. Canada – APO 702. War Dept #10 cover sender Special Service Office. Canc. "Seattle. Wash – US Army Postal Service A.P.O. 702 BR – Dec 23, 1943 (KB – F). VF (0901)


54. Canal Zone – APO 832. 6c air MC APO 832 – 7 NOV 1944 (VF). Censored. VF (1240)


55. Canal Zone (2). Both 6c air. 1 is MC APO 827 – 14 MAR 1944 (F). 1 is MC APO 832 – 14 AUG 1944 (VF). Both Censored. Ave – both opened roughly with some tears (0901)


56. Censor - Australia. Cover to US. Australian Stps canc. Sydney 8 - 19 DEC 1942 (VF). Censor tape + handstamp "2 Passed by Censor 1631". VF (1226)


57. Censor - Ceylon. PC to US. Ceylon Stps canc. Colombo 12 MR 40. Handstamp "Passed Censor - K - Colombo". VF (1226)


58. Censor - Greece. Cover to US. Greek Stps canc. illegible. Greek Censor tape + censor handstamp. F (back flap missing - trimmed on top) (1226)


59. Censor - Ireland. Cover to US. Irish Stp canc. Co An Chlair – 7 X 41. Censor tape 5985. F (0901)


60. Censor - Spain. Cover to France. Spanish Stp canc. Madrid 2 ABR 40. Handstamp "Madrid Censura Militar". VF (0901)


61. England – APO 121-B. Patriotic franked 5c Flag Belgium + 1c Lexington. Sender 123d General Hospital. Cancel APO 121 B (KB 1945 - F). VF MB $5.00 (0901)


Lot 069

62. France (2). 1 is 6c air canc. APO 758 (MC 1945 – F). 1 is free franked canc. APO 597 (KB 1944 – F). Both censored. F/VF (0909)


63. France (4). APO 66 (KB 1945 – VF), Sender APO 350 (cancel # illegible), APO 454 (MC 1945 – VF), APO 583 (KB 1945 – VF). F/VF (0909)


64. France (5). APO 66 (KB – VF), APO 146 (MC – F), APO 419 (KB – VF), APO 454 (KB – VF), APO 807 (MC – VF). All 1945. F/VF (0909)


65. Camps (6). All free franked. Canc. Fort Leavenworth (1943), Fort Sill (1943), Fort Benning (1943), Fort Screven (1944), Fort Smith (1944). + Fort Benj. Harrison in Return Address (1943). F/VF (1240)


66. Germany – APO 172. War Dept – HQ 7th Army canc. APO 172 – 14 APR 1945 (VF). F (1240)


67. Germany – APO 755 (2). Both 6c air Sender 6th Cav Rcn Sq Mecz canc. APO 755 (both Aug 1945 MC - F). F/VF (1227)


68. Germany – APO 803. 6c air canc. APO 803 – 19 DEC 1945 (VF). Note "Last day if Operation" and signature of clerk. VF (0909)


Lot 068

69. Germany (3). 6c/5c air. Canc APO 29 (MC Jul 45 - F), APO 69 (KB Aug 45 – VF), APO 872 (KB May 45 – Ave). F/VF (1227)


70. Guadalcanal – APO 709. Sender 3119 Signal Svc Bn. Canc. APO 709 – 19 Jul 1945 (F). Base + Unit censor + censor tape. F but opened roughly on right. (0900)


71. Hawaii (2). 1 Free franked canc. APO 956 (KB 2 Oct 1944 - F). 1 3c stp canc APO 957 (MC 1942 – VF). Both Censored. F/VF (1240)


72. Hawaii – APO 960. 6c air canc. APO 960 (KB 27 SEP 1944 - F). Censored. F (fold) (1240)


73. India – APO 885. Sender Brig Gen Haig Sherkerjian. 6c air canc. 6 BPO – 19 MAY 1944 (VF). Self censored. VF (0909)


Lot 073

74. India (2). 1 sender 9th Photo Reconn Sq canc. APO 465 (KB Sep 1944 - F). 1 sender 14 Repair Sq APO 690 – Faint 1945 cancel. Both censored. F (1 fold)(1240)


75 India – APO 465. Sender 82nd Air Depot. Free franked blue canc. APO 465 - 10 JUN 1943 (VF). Censored. VF (1226)


76. India (5). Canc. APO 429, 465, 2x 493, 494. All late 1945. F/VF (0909)


77. India (3). Canc. APO 465 (1945), 467 (1943), 629 (1944). 2 are censored. VF (1208)


78. Italian Occupation of Yugoslavia. Italian Military Card canc Posta Militare 155 – 26.6.42 (F). Censored "Prelevata per censura ….". VF MB $5.00 (0901)


Lot 078

79. Italy – APO 543. 6c air canc. APO 543 – 11 MAY 1945 (F). Censored. To Habana, Cuba – handstamp "By Air Mail in U.S. only". VF (1241)


80. Misc. Camps & Forts (12). All stateside. 11 are free franked, 5 have civilian cancels. 1942 to 1943. (F/VF). (0909)


81. Misc. Fields (10). All stateside. 8 are free franked, 7 have civilian cancels. 1943 to 1945. (Ave/VF). (0909)


82. New Hebrides – APO 502. Sender 502nd Army Postal Unit. Free franked canc. APO NO # (KB 1942 – F). Force Censor 7. To Walter Czubay. VF (0900)


83. New Hebrides (4). All same sender APO 7369. All 6c air canc. APO 502 (MC 1944 – F). Censored. Ave (opened roughly) (0900)


84. No Records (2). 1 to APO 350 (1941) with Auxiliary "No Records" APO 228, 25 BPO, DSG. 1 to APO 9730 (1944) with Auxiliary "No Records" APO 887, 1 BPO, APO 886,…. Ave/F (0909)


85. Patriotic. Cover Minkus cachet "Full speed ahead". 3c Win the War - MC Binghamton, NY – 8 Nov 1943 (VF). VF MB $3.00 (1227)


86. Patriotic. Cover Minkus cachet "Today..More than ever … Lincoln". 2c Nations United - MC Binghamton, NY – 13 Sep 1943 (VF). VF (1227)


87. Patriotic. Cover Cachet Craft cachet "United for Victory". 3c Win the War - MC Boston, Mass – 15 Mar 1945 (VF). VF MB $3.00 (1227)


88. Patriotic. Cover Minkus cachet "I'm Working with Uncle Sam!". 3c Win the War - MC Canton, Ohio – 3 Mar 1943 (VF). VF (1227)


89. Patriotic. Cover Cachet Craft cachet "Capt. Colin Kelly – All out for Victory". 3c Win the War - MC Detroit, Mich – 30 Aug 1945 (F). VF (1227)


90. Patriotic. Cover A.A.S. comics cachet "Hope I'm called soon …". 2c +1c stp – canc. East Sullivan, NH – 6 Aug 1943 (F). VF MB $3.00 (1227)


91. Patriotic. Cacheted cover "The world of the future…." 5c Overrun Albania Flag + 3c Corregidor canc. Fort Riley (MC 1945 – F). VF (0901)


92. Patriotic. Cover A.A.S. comics cachet "Kiss me again, Betty" 1x 1c stps – MC Hamilton, Ohio – 9 Mar 1944 (VF). VF MB $3.00 (1227)


93. Patriotic. Cover A.A.S. comics cachet "Shore Patrol". 3c stp – KB Happy Jack, LA. – 14 Nov 1944 (VF). VF MB $3.00 (1227)


94. Patriotic. Cover A.A.S. comics cachet "Only 59,625 to go…". 6c air KB Jones, Ala. – 24 Apr 1944 (VF). To APO 3. F (fold) (1227)


Lot 094

95. Patriotic. Cover A.A.S. comics cachet "Watch this neat 3-point landing". 3c Win the War – MC Moline, Ill – 16 Feb 1944 (VF). VF (1227)


96. Patriotic. Cover Minkus cachet "We will sacrifice anything…". 6c air - MC Moline, Ill – 8 Nov 1944 (VF). To APO 955. VF (1227)


97. Patriotic. Cover Minkus cachet "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness". 6c air - MC Rock Island, Ill – 14 Jun 1944 (F). To APO 5404. VF (1227)


98. Patriotic. Cacheted Cover "Work for Victory .. Wake". 3c Win the War - MC Washington, DC – 6 May 1945 (VF). VF (1227)


99. Overrun Nations FDC. Unusual cacheted cover "Luxembourg". 5c Overrun Luxembourg Flag canc. Washington DC (MC 1943 – VF). To Pilot Officer. Forwarded APO 633, 635, 638. Back canc. "Canadian Overseas Postal Depot – Directory Service" + canc. APO 652 + Canc. British FPO 653. VF MB $5.00 (0901)


Lot 099

100. Overrun Nations FDC. Unusual cacheted cover "Norway". 5c Overrun Norway Flag canc. Washington DC (MC 1943 – VF). To Pilot Officer. Forwarded APO 633, 635, 638. Back canc. "Canadian Overseas Postal Depot – Directory Service" + canc. APO 652 + 887 + Canc. British FPO 653. VF MB $5.00 (0901)


101. Puerto Rico – APO 845. Sender 9th Airways Comm Sqdn. Free franked canc. APO 845 (MC 1943 – VF). Censored. VF (1240)


102. Ryukus – APO 710. Sender V Fighter Command. 6c air canc. APO 710 (KB 1945 – F). Base Censor + unusual color censor. To APO 655. VF (1241)


Lot 102

103. 416 T.S.S. Flight (2) sender in Gulfport, Miss. 2 x 6c air canc Harrison, Miss – Dec 1942. VF (1240)


104. V-Mails – New Guinea. V-mail with envelope sender Air Depot Group APO 929. 2 Aug 1943. VF (0900)


105. V-Mails – Returning. Unprocessed V-mail 1943 TO APO 345 – 10th Mt A.T. Bn.. Handstamp "Returning to United States…". VF (0909)


106. V-Mails (2). 2 V-mails NO envelopes from US to APO 520 and APO 16024. Both 1944. VF (0909)


107. WAC – Papua NG (3). Same sender Base B WAC Det APO 503. All 6c air. 1 canc BPO 7 (1945) – 1 canc APO no # (1945). All Censored. Ave/VF (1241)


108. Wales – APO 64. 6c air canc. APO 64 (KB 1944 – VF). Censored. VF (1208)


109. War Dept (3). 3 x Size 10 WD official Business. Canc Fort Leavenworth (1943), Fort Oglethorpe (1945), Jeffersonville (1945 – CC 5th Service Command). VF (1240)


* * The following 15 lots (110 to 124) all come from the same correspondence. They are from a soldier to his family between 1942 and 1945. They start with him as a private in training, transit to England and then France and Germany as a T/Sgt.
(There are no letters, just the covers)


110. Training Period (3). 1 cover from / canc. Fort Devens, Mass (9 Nov 1942 – VF), 1 cover from 583 Technical School Sq in Miami – canc. Miami Beach, Fl (13 Nov 1942 – VF). 1 cover from 28th Air Base, Mac Dill Field, Fla. – canc. Tampa, Fl (28 Dec 1942 – F). VF (1241)


111. From Private to Corporal (7). All free franked – 1 is size 10 War Dept. All from 2nd Tng Btn - Camp Ritchie, MD. All canc. Camp Richie, MD (MC – between 25 Jan and 7 Jul 1943 – F/VF). F/VF (1241)


112. Camp Crowder, MO (6). All free franked – 1 is size 10 War Dept. Starts with Co "X" 804th S.T.R. (2), then 37th S.T. Bn (2), then Co I 804th S.T.R.. All canc. Camp Crowder, MO (MC – between 17 Jul and 6 Dec - VF). F/VF (1241)


113. Transit overseas. Free franked – Return address Signal Center # 3 – APO 9212. No cancel. Censor. F (1241)


114. Early Deployment in England (3). 1 is Signal Center Team 3 APO 572 – canc. APO 572 – 9 Mar 1944 (KB - Ave). 1 is Det of Patients – 52nd Gen Hosp APO 651 – Canc. APO 651 – 26 May 1944 (KB – F). 1 is size 10 – 3d Signal Center Team APO 655 – Canc. APO 655 – 30 Jul 1944 (VF). 2 are Average (creased/fold) – 1 is VF (1241)


115. In England to Cuba (2). 2 covers franked GB stps – 1 canc. APO 640 – 9 May 1944 (KB – Ave). 1 canc. APO 655 – 12 Jun 1944 (KB – VF). Both censored – Both Cuba receiving cancel. F/VF (1241)


Lot 115

116. In England to Cuba (2). 1 is Free franked – 1 is 6c air. Both canc. APO 655 – 28/31 Jul 1944 (KB – F/VF). 1 has handstamp "By Air Mail in U.S. only". Both censored – Both Cuba receiving cancel. F/VF (1241)


Lot 116

117. FUSAG Period (2). Both CC 3d Signal Center Team, FUSAG, APO 655. 1 GB stps – 1 free franked. Both canc. APO 655 – 17 Jun / 14 Jul 1944 (KB – F/VF). Both Base + Unit censor. Both Cuba receiving cancel. F/VF (1241)


118. FUSAG Period to Cuba (2). Both CC 3d Signal Center Team, FUSAG, APO 655. Both GB stps (1 is size #10). Both canc. APO 655 – 7 / 10 JUL 1944 (KB – VF). Both Censored + Cuban Censor. Both Cuba receiving cancel. F/VF (1 is creased) (1241)


Lot 118

119. In France to Cuba (12). All to Cuba. Most 10c Prexies. 10 are canc. APO 655 – between 19 Aug 1944 and 2 May 1945 (KB – Ave to VF). 2 are canc. APO 160 – 13/27 Jan 1945 (Ave). All but 1 are censored – Most Cuba receiving cancel. Ave/VF (some tears and crease) (1241)


120. In France to US (9). All to Paterson, NJ. All 6c air (1 us size #10). 8 are canc. APO 655 – between 25 Sep 1944 and 2 Mar 1945 (KB – 1 Ave / 8 F/VF). 1 is canc. 1 BPO – 23 Jan 1945 (F). All censored – 1 has 10c + 2c Postage Due stps. 2 Ave - 7 F/VF (1241)


121. In France – APO 655B (3). 1 to Cuba – 2 to US. All 6c air. All canc. APO 655B – 28/30 May 1945 (KB – F/VF). No censor. F/VF (1241)


122. In Germany ? – APO 655A. To Cuba. 10c Prexies stp canc. APO 655A – 18 Apr 1945 (KB – F). Cuba receiving cancel. F (a few creases on top) (1241)


123. In Germany – APO 758. Now with the 302d Sig Opn Bn – APO 758. 6c air canc. APO 172 – 12 Jul 1945 (KB – F). F (1241)


124. In Paris – APO 887 (5). CC Paris TWCA Center APO 887. 3 to Cuba 10c Prexies + 2 to US 6c air canc. APO 11 BPO – all Aug 1945 (MC – Ave/F). 1 bad shape, rest F/VF (1241)


**125. Lots 110 to 124 combined. The bid for this lot is for a combined single bid for all the above 15 lots. To win this lot, the amount must be higher than all the 15 bids above combined! No return on this lot. MB $50.00 (1241)


WORLD WAR II NAVAL


126. Algeria – Navy 147. Sender Navy 147 Box 7. 2 x 3c stps canc. U.S. Navy (KB 1945 – VF). Naval Censor. VF (1240)


127. Brazil – Navy 92. Sender Navy 92. #10 Off business canc. U.S. * Navy *(KB 1944 – VF). VF (1208)


128. Camp Endicott. Sender Camp Endicott S-25. Free franked Canc. U.S. Navy (MC 14 Mar 1945 – VF). To APO 655. VF (1241)


129. Guadalcanal - USMC. #10 Official Business sender 1st MT Trans BN, 1st Mar Div FMF. Canc. US Navy 5 DEC 1944 (VF). VF (1220)


130. Guadalcanal - USMC. #10 cover sender 1st Service BN, 1st Mar Div FMF. 6c air canc. US Navy 22 NOV 1944 (VF). Naval Censor. VF (1220)


131. Guadalcanal - USMC. #10 Official Business sender HQ 2d Avn Engr Bn, IMAC. Canc. US Navy 30 MAR 1943 (VF). F (3 staples) (1220)


132. Guadalcanal - USMC. #10 Official Business sender 2nd Avn Engr Bn. Canc. US Navy 4 MAY 1943 (F). Naval Censor. VF (1220)


133. Guadalcanal - USMC. #10 Official Business sender 11th Defense Bn, FMF. Canc. US Navy 25 MAR 1943 (F). VF (1220)


134. Guadalcanal - USMC (2). Same sender G-2-3 (2nd Bn, 3rd Mar). Both 6c air Canc. US Navy 14/20 SEP 1943 (Ave/F). Naval Censor. VF (1220)


135. Hawaii – Navy 128. Sender Navy 128 Box 103. 6c air canc. U.S. Navy (MC 1944 – VF). Naval Censor. VF (1240)


136. Hawaii – Navy 128. Sender Navy 128 Box 1358. 6c air canc. U.S. Navy (MC 20 Aug 1944 – F). Naval Censor. With letter. VF (1227)


137. Hawaii – Navy 128. Sender Navy 128 Box 1358. 6c air canc. U.S. Navy (MC 4 Jan 1945 – F). Naval Censor. With letter. VF (1227)


138. Nav. Air Sta. Sender NavAirSta Alameda, Calif. 6c Prexies canc. Alameda, Calif (MC 30 Jun 1941 – VF). VF (1240)


139. Seabees – Ellis Isl. Sender C.B.M.U. 552. 6c air canc. U.S. Navy (KB 4 FEB 1944 – VF). Naval Censor. Unit was located in Nukufetah, Ellis Island. With Letter. VF (1002)


140. Seabees – Hawaii / Noumea (3). All 6c air. 1 sender 3rd NCB canc. U.S. Navy – V for Victory (KB 7 Jun 19?? – F). 1 sender 48th NCB canc. U.S. Navy – Buy War Bonds (KB 11 May 1943 – VF). 1 sender 302nd NCB canc. U.S. Navy (KB 20 May 1945 – F). All Naval censor. F/VF (1002)


141. USMC Camp Lejeune. Sender Recruit Depot – 20th Training Bn – Camp Lejeune. Free franked MC New River N.C. – Marine Barracks – 14 Dec 1943 (VF). VF (1240)


142. USMC Schools (2). Both Sender Marine Coprs Schools Det – Quantico, Va. 3c stp MC Quantico VA. – Marine Barrack – 1941/1942 (F). VF (1240)


143. USS Electra. Sender USS Meade. 6c air canc. U.S. Navy – 19 Mar 1945 (VF). Naval censor. VF (1227)


144. USS Ericson. Sender USS Ericson DD440. Patriotic (Minkus) Free franked canc. U.S. Navy – JAN P.M. (no year - F). Naval censor. VF (1227)


KOREAN WAR


145. APO 7. Free franked – Sender HQ 17th Inf Regt, APO 7. Cancel APO 7 (MC 7 Jul 52 – F). Located Chunchon, Korea. VF (0909)


146. APO 8. Free franked – Sender 8202 AV-TC, APO 301. Cancel APO 8 (KB 12 May 52 – VF). Located Yachon-ni, Korea. VF (0909)


147. APO 25. Free franked – Sender 27th Inf Regt, APO 25. Canc. APO 25 (MC 1 Mar 54 – VF). Located Taekwang-Ni, Korea. VF (0909)


148. APO 52. Free franked – Sender 555th F.A. Bn. Canc. APO # unclear (MC 22 May 53 – F). Located Yonchon, Korea. VF. (0909)


149. APO 59. Free franked – Sender 21st Evac Hosp. Canc. APO 59 (MC 17 Jan 52 – Ave). Located Pusan, Korea. F (0909)


150. APO 301. Fragment of wrapper Sender Army Times Pub – Tokyo, Japan to APO 301. Free franked handstamp "Bureau de Poste – Tokyo Japan – Taxe Pergue. VF (0909)


Lot 150

151. APO 343. Sender HQ AFFE, APO 343. 6c air canc. APO {1BPO}? (KB 2 Nov 53 – F). Located Zama, Japan. VF (0909)


152. APO 917. Sender 51st Maint Sq, APO 917. 6c air canc. APO no # (MC 23 Jul 53 – VF). Located Tsuiki, Japan. VF (0909)


153. APO 919 (2). Both Sender 1953 AACS Sq, APO 919. 6c stp canc. APO no # (MC 26 Mar / 5 Sep 53 – VF). Located Furimaki, Japan. VF (0909)


154. APO 925 (2). Both 6c air. 1 Sender Hq 1808th AACS Wing APO 925. Canc APO 925 (MC 31 May 54 – VF). 1 Sender 2143rd Air Wea Wing APO 925. Canc APO 925 (MC 6 Oct 53 – F). Located Tokyo, Japan. VF (0909)


VIETNAM WAR


155. Canada Military Delegation. Special cover (map) Thailand stps – Bangkok cancel. Canadian Delegation handstamp. Philatelic VF (0900)


156. Canada Military Delegation. Special cover (map) with Vietnam Military stamp. KBC (4691)? handstamp (faint) - Quan-Buu Viet-Nam 1973 cancels. Canadian Delegation handstamp. Philatelic VF (0900)


157. Vietnam KBC (3). 3 x Special blue covers with map – Vietnam military stps. All Canc. Quan-Buu 1973. KBC 3090, 3222, 3799 handstamps. Philatelic VF (0900)


POST-WORLD II MILITARY / COLD WAR


158. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps. Canc. APO 19, 154, 174, sender 207, 213, 403, 407, 541, 616, 633, 777, sender 887 (canc 11BPO). 1950's. F/VF (0909)


159. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps. Canc. APO 30, 66, 122, 131, 174, 207, 209, 231, 407, 616, 633, 696. 1950's. F/VF (0909)


160. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps. Canc. APO 9, 46, 66, 88, 125, 174, 206, sender 355, 406, 512, 541, 777. Late 1940's. F/VF (0909)


161. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps – 3 free franked. Canc. APO 69, 88, 171, 174, 206, sender 225, 228, 512, 721, 757, 777, 790. All 1946/47. F/VF (0909)


162. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps. Canc. APO 7, 61, 169, 172, 175, 189, 206, 223, 230, 231, 696, 757. 1950's. F/VF (0909)


163. APO New York (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps – 3 free franked. Canc. APO 58, 69, 78, 88, sender 149, 157, 229, 466, 633, 742, 757, 807. Late 1940's. F/VF (0909)


164. APO San Francisco (11). 11 covers. Misc stamps. Canc. APO 20, 105, 500, sender 503 (canc. 7BPO), 703, 710, 919, sender 925, 929 (3). Late 1940's & 50's. F/VF (0909)


165. Box of military covers (215). Mixed lot of Post War covers from soldiers and sailors mostly to Capital Radio Engineering Institute. Most are size #10. Sellers says unchecked from original company's archives. Also includes about 45 ship's mint postcards. Condition is good in general. MB $50.00 (1244)


166. Brazil (4). 5c/6c air. 1 is APO 643 (KB – Ave). 3 are APO 676 (KB F/VF) incl 1 with CC Embassy of the USA. Late 40's, 50's (VF). F/VF (0909)


167. Change of Address. War Dept Change of Address card. Canc. APO no # - no year. Change from APO 170 to 407 in 1947. VF (0909)


Lot 167

168. China (3).1 Free franked canc. APO 627 (KB Nov 1945 – F). 2 6c air sender APO 946 – Canc. no # (MC 1946 - VF). F/VF (0909)


169. Correspondence (18). 18 covers – 5 are 5c/6c air – rest free franked. All from same sender 349th Inf Rg (2 are 351st) – APO 88. All canc. APO 88 (KB early 1947 – Ave to VF). All with letters. Ave/VF (0909)


170. Disciplinary Barracks. War Dept size #10 CC US Disciplinary Barracks - Fort Leavenworth. Canc. Fort Leavenworth, Kans. (MC 1954 – VF). VF (0901)


171. France – APO 21. Sender APO 772. 6c air Blue MC US Army – 20th Base P.O. – 5 Jan 1946 – 21 (VF).VF (0909)


172. Germany – APO 407. Registered cover 5c air + 20c Prexie. Sender HQ 3rd Mil Govt Regt – Information Control Div – APO 407. Back canc. APO 407 + APO 407A (1948 – F/VF). Ave (fold – creases) (0909)


173. Germany – APO 633. Unusual cover (back). Sender American Red Cross – Occupied Territory – APO 757. 2x 3c stps canc. APO 637 (MC 194?- Ave). Opened roughly. (0909)


Lot 173

174. Germany (12). 12 covers. Misc stamps. APO Sender APO 3 (canc 11 BPO), 9 (2), 147 (2), 169, 205, 209, 407, 407A (faint), 742, 751. Mostly 1946/47 & a couple later. F/VF (0909)


175. Japan – APO 919 (6). 6 covers misc stps. 5 diff canc. APO 919 (MC/KB 1948 to 1961). Ave/VF (0909)


176. Japan – APO 925 (8). 8 covers (1 size 10) misc stps. 6 diff canc. APO 925 (MC/KB 1948 to 1964). F/VF (0909)


177. Japan / Hawaii (4). 4 covers. 6c air. Canc. APO 201, 226, 235, 957. 1954/55. F/VF (1240)


178. Japan – APO 959 (3). 3 covers (2 x #10). All 6c air – canc. APO 959 (MC/KB 1953/54/58). F/VF (0909)


179. Japan – APO 994 (6). 6 covers (3 x #10 official business). 3 x 5c/6c air – 5 diff canc. APO 994 (MC/KB 1947 to 1953). Ave/VF (0909)


180. Libya (3). 3 x APO 231 (2 MC – 1 KB) 1955/56/57. VF (0909)


181. Returning to US (3). 1 to APO 562 (1946). 2 to APO 75 (1950). 2 forwarded several times. Several auxiliary markings incl. 'Returning to U.S.". F/VF but markings a bit messy (0909)


182. Routing Certificate. Foreign Service size #10 – Registered from Embassy Quito, Ecuador. No cancel – no date. Large "Routing Certificate" handstamp. Ave (some tears) (0900)


Lot 182

183. Thailand – JUSMAG. Cover from Malaya canc. Alor Star 18 Nov 1960 to a Capt at HQ JUSMAG – Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok receiving cancel. VF (1240)


POST-WORLD WAR II NAVAL


184. Ships (5). 5 covers 3c stps. Canc. USS Bataan, USS Curtiss, USS Keppler, USS Renshaw, USS Wyandot. All 1950. F/VF (1240)


185. USS Pine Island. Cover mailed from GB Canc. Field Post Office 385 – date unclear (faint) to USS Pine Island (AV-12). F (fold) (1240)


186. USS Portsmouth. Canc. USS Portsmouth (CL 102) – May 10, 1948 (KB VF). VF (1240)


MODERN MILITARY (after 1965)


187. APO's (12). 12 covers misc stps. Canc. APO 09012 (2), 09020, 09026 (5), 09178, 09185, 09289, 09409. 60's/70's. F/VF (0909)


188. Box of military ship's covers (225). Mixed lot of modern ship's covers, event covers (Commissioning, e-commissioning, visits,.. and postcards + a few welcome aboard pamphlets. Most 70's & 80's. Philatelic - Condition is F/VF in general. MB $60.00 (1244)


189. Mali – APO 09777. Sender Dept of State - Bamako (ID). Canc. APO 09777 (MC 1984 – VF). VF (1226)


190. Op. Iraqi Freedom (2). Both # 10. 1 is Free franked sender LSA Adder canc. APO AE 09331 (KB 2003 – F) located in Tallil, Iraq. 1 is official business canc. APO AE 09822 (B 2003 - F) located in Ankara, Turkey. F/VF MB $5.00 (0901)


191. Ships (6). 6 covers misc stps. Canc. USS Preble, USS Carl Vinson, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Forrestal, USS Mount Vernon (cacheted commissioning), sender USNS Pvt John Towle (canc. us Navy 10..4 BR). 70's/80's. F/VF (1240)


DESERT STORM


192. 3-32 Armor. MS CC. Free franked Canc. APO 098.. (1991 - F). With letter Signed by CO. + Free franked cover canc. APO 0…? (1991 – Ave). VF (0900)


193. Box of Desert Shield/Storm covers (215). Mixed lot of mostly event covers and Desert Storm FDC's. About 26 covers from soldiers in the Middle East. Nearly all philatelic - Condition is F/VF in general. MB $60.00 (1244)


UN MILITARY MAIL


194. AMISON - Somalia. #9 cover from US to Ugandan Contingent - Amison HQ, Mogadishu, Somalia from 2009. Handstamp Return to Sender + MS "No service to Somalia". VF – MB $7.00 (0901)


195. Germany. Mail bag slip inscribed "FpA Somalia"- Canc. Speyer – 18.11.93. VF (1240)


196. ONUC CONGO – Sweden. Official ONUC stationary (size 10) – Sender MS CC on back. Swedish stp canc. Svenska FN Bataljion – Kongo - * B * - 20.12.61 (F). VF – MB $10.00 (0901)


197. ONUCA El Salvador - Canada. Official Canadian ONUCA stationary Size 10. Canadian stp cancel CFPO – BPFC 5005 (1990 - VF). CC Commanding Officer – 89 (CDN) RWAU (Rotary Wing Aviation Unit). Unaddressed VF Philatelic – MB $8.00 (0901)


198. ONUCI Ivory Coast - France. Cover handstamp "Colonel E. Maurin – 2eme Rgt Etranger de Parachutistes" (Foreign Legion Para Commando) on back. French stp cancel Bureau Postal Interarmee 627 - 18-3-2003 (VF) located in Port Bouet, Ivory Coast. VF – MB $8.00 (0901)


199. UNEF. #10 Official UNEF stationary. UN stps canc. United Nations New York (1974 - VF). With letter. VF MB $5.00 (0901)


200. UNEF – Sweden. Official UNEF stationary. Swedish stps canc. Svenska FN Bataljon – Mellersta Ostern – 11.6.75 (F). VF - MB $5.00 (0901)


201. UNFICYP Cyprus - Denmark. Size #10 cover. Danish stps canc. Kopenhaven – 7 Jan 1971" + Canc. "DANCON - UNFICYP – 05 Jan 1971" (F). With letter. VF MB $5.00 (0901)


202. UNFICYP Cyprus – Flown. Cacheted RAF UNFICYP cover. UK stp canc. BFPO 1416 – 84 Sqn RAF – 15 July 1973 (VF). Handstamp " Flown in Whirlwind XP329 ". Special support flight with stops at the following contingent: Finish, Danish, Austrian, British, Irish, Swedish, Canadian. On Back, handstamps from 7 different UNFICYP contingents + HQ Unficyp – all dated 15-7-1973. VF Philatelic MB $10.00 (0901)


203. UNFICYP Cyprus – Sweden. Official Svenska FN-Bataljonen cover. Swedish stps canc. Svenska FN Bat Cypren – 2.1.88 (F). VF - MB $5.00 (0901)


204. UNIKOM – KUWAIT/IRAQ. UNIKOM official stationary (size 10). Kuwaiti stp faint canc. 1996. Handstamp "Auslog / UNIKOM – Kommando". Sender CC on back "Comp Sgt Major – Auslog/UNIKOM – Safat Kuwait". VF – MB $8.00 (0901)


205. UNOMIG – Georgia. UNOMIG official stationary (9 x 6). 5 x Russian stps Russian canc. all Cyrillic 14-03-97 (VF). Sender CC Major at UNOMIG – DCMPO/Pitsunda. VF MB $8.00 (0901)


206. UNPF – Croatia. Sender Major at SMPIO, UNPF HQ – Zagreb. Free franked canc. United Nations Protection Force (1996 - VF). VF MB $4.00 (0901)


207. UNPROFOR – France. Handstamp "Cap F. Leloup – Commandant la C.E.A. du 3e R.I.Ma" (Marines) + "Gendarmerie Nationale" (Mil. Police). French Stp cancel Bureau Postal Militaire 660 – 7-06-96 (Located in Mostar– Bosnia). VF MB $5.00 (0901)


208. UNTAC Cambodia. Free franked cover canc. United Nations-Unies – UNTAC/APRONUC 4 MARS 1993 (VF). To France. VF – MB $7.00 (0901)


209. UNTAG - Namibia. Cover Canadian stps canc. CFPO 5004 - 18 VIII 89 (VF). VF MB $5.00 (0901)


210. UNTSO. Small official UNTSO stationary. Canadian stp canc. CFPO 32 - 28 II 67 (VF). VF MB $5.00 (0901)


211. UNTSO. Size 10 official UNTSO stationary. Israeli stps canc. Jerusalem 197(6)? (Ave). VF MB $5.00 (0901)


MISCELLANEOUS


212. Autograph – Doolittle Raid – David Thatcher. 5 x 3 card autographed by David Thatcher. He was Flight Engineer – Gunner on Crew #7. They crash landed in China and he received the Silver Star. Comes with certificate of authenticity. VF MB $12.00 (0901)


213. Autograph Early Test Pilot Bob Downey. Cover Pict. canc. Kill Devil Hills 1978. Autograph Bob Downey. He was an early air racing pilot as well as a test pilot for Lockheed. Comes with certificate of authenticity. VF MB $12.00 (0901)


214. Juarez Pass (2). 2 small "Juarez Pass" from Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX. F (0900)


Lot 214

215. Mail Sanitized. Since 9-11, mail to Government offices in Washington DC is sanitized. It sometimes received a special marking. Size #10 cover To the Secretary of Energy from 2006. Handstamp "Received – Mail Sanitized – FEB 22, 2006". VF (0901) PICT


Lot 215

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