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Back-of-the-Book Collections
 
 
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Lot 1374

U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Extensive Mint Collection, on various pages, from Dues to Confederates, Dues mint throughout except a couple of items and complete except about 5 items, Officials complete mint with State $ values mostly proofs or fakes, extensive Newspapers mint (few used, few proofs) with better throughout, Special Delivery complete mint, Confederates mostly mint, also Firearms, Airs mint (Zepps C1-15 on covers, mint, and used), Offices in China complete mint, scattered others, etc., some mixed condition to very fine, inspect.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.
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$10,500
Lot 1375
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Retail Group, 524 items mint and used on #104 pages, strength in mint Officials, cat. mostly in $50 to $250 range, good lot to reprice for retail/internet, 19th Century with slightly mixed condition, 20th Century mostly fine to very fine, retail total $35,600+.
Estimate $6,000-8,000.
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$4,000
Lot 1376

U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Mint Oldtime Cut Square Collection, few hundred on quadrille pages to 1934, mostly collected by paper colors, all identified until the 1920's surcharges, starting #U1, with all issues well represented, cat. items to around $500, incl. War Department, Official, occasional full corner, most with good margins all around, excellent colors throughout, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,500-4,500.
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$2,500
Lot 1377

U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Mint Collection, in hingeless Schaubek album starting with Airs with #C13-15 n.h. (C13 dist. gum), C125b (2 pairs), Special Delivery earlies complete, scattered Dues mint or used, Dues, Newspapers, Ducks, Confederates, etc., 19th Century mixed condition, 20th Century mostly fine to very fine.
Estimate $2,500-3,000.
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$1,700
Lot 1378
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Airmail Mostly Mint Duplicated, n.h. to o.g. singles, multiples and plate blocks somewhat sorted in glassines, in stockbooks; better stockbook with hundreds, #C1 to C126, majority n.h. with few early o.g. or used, better incl. mint (some o.g.), C1 (7), C2 (5), C3 (3), C4 plate block with perf seps., C5 (4 incl. one with PF cert.), C6 (2), C7-12 plate blocks, C10a, used C13, mint C18 (5 mint), CE1-2, also some Dues, few Special Delivery, some sheets, etc., much Fine to Very Fine. Culled from various estates accumulated over the decades.
Estimate $1,200-1,500.
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$950
Lot 1379
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Mint and Used Collection, 19th & 20th Century in seven binders incl. Airmail, Special Delivery, Parcel Post, Postage Due, Telegraphs, cut squares and more, plenty of value throughout, worth inspection, generally fine to very fine.
Estimate $800-1,200.
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$575
Lot 1380

U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Special Handling Plate Blocks, n.h., 72 plate blocks 10¢-20¢ incl. top, sides, and bottoms with diff. pl. #s, dry and wet printings, few singles or pairs, nice fresh group, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $750-1,000.
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$550
Lot 1381
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Airmail Singles and Blocks Collection, n.h., in Scott National binder, incl. #C1-6, in singles and blocks of n.h., some with exceptional centering, rest of Airs (incl. C18) present in singles and multiples, singles and plate blocks for many issues, incl. some other back of the book material, no C13-15, modern Airs present in full panes, face value alone well over $500, much Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $800-1,000.
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$500
Lot 1382
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Early Local Posts Collection, approx. 22 covers and 14 stamps, note several reference items with documentation, better noted, various "Blood's", "Boyds", Adams City Express 1¢ and 2¢ tied to piece, few certs, etc, some mixed condition as to be expected and some suspect, generally fine. Ex Markovitz.
Estimate $600-800.
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$425
Lot 1383
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Officials Eclectic Group, o.g. to unused and used, on pages, stockpages, some priced up for eventual retailing, incl. Specimens, #O36TC, also page of Bank Note specimens, etc., mostly fresh, Fine to Very Fine overall.
Estimate $600-800.
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$400
Lot 1384
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Dealer Stock of Airmail Issues, Few hundred mostly o.g. or n.h. with some used, incl. o.g. dupl. #C1-6, C18, mostly fine or better.
Estimate $500-600.
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$375
Lot 1385
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Airmail Mint Accumulation, Couple hundred mostly blocks, incl. #BKC1 booklet, C9 (8), mostly n.h., fine to very fine.
Estimate $450-600.
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$350
Lot 1386
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Early Locals Accumulation, hundreds in no particular order, incl. reprints (some good, some crude), some genuine, also Confederates, full sheets, few modern locals, dupl., some identified, occasional better, oldtime lot, needs careful inspection, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500-750.
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$350
Lot 1387
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Extensive Modern Locals Stamps and Covers, thousands in 5 banker boxes with covers heavily duplicated and housed and sorted in file boxes by the Carriers, stamps sorted and heavily dupl. in pouches, incl. Cadillac Post, Brook Hill, Gamble Mansion, Rocky Run & Sandia Park, Ohh-Vee, Whale Beach, Satellite Beach Rocket Post, Confair & Shrub Oak, etc., mostly 1950's-60's philatelic usages, clean throughout. Largest holding we have ever offered.
Estimate $500-750.
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$325
Lot 1388
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Back of Book & Revenues, diverse collection in three binders, incl. first, second and third issue Revenues, nice group of Documentary and Stock Transfers, Wines, Puerto Rico Rectified Spirits, Philippines Internal Revenue, hunting and fishing permits, documents with early Revenues, nice selection of Airmail plate blocks, ephemera, a few covers and more, highlights incl. 1876 Eagle Carrier stamp, #C10a booklet pane, C24 top margin plate block of six, inspection recommended, condition varies, generally fine to very fine.
Estimate $500-750.
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$325
Lot 1389
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Older Mint Entires Accumulation, Few hundred loose and in binder, incl. few albinos, #U293 (10), few used or addressed, small collection mostly 1893 to 1920's period with used, couple of Specimens, few early Airs with UC9, interesting and mostly fresh group, needs inspection, Fine to Very Fine lot. Culled from various estates accumulated over the decades.
Estimate $400-600.
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$290
Lot 1390
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Modern Entires Errors, 21 unused entires, incl. one each #U586a and U595c, twelve of U597a and eight of U599a, very fine and choice.
2007 Scott $3,050.
Estimate $350-450.
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$290
Lot 1391
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Better Christmas Seal Collection, n.h., many hundreds up to round 1960 in 2 stockbooks with later sheets, album and on stockpages, incl. early booklet panes with better vars., considerable dupl., few imperfs, value in early period.
Estimate $400-600.
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$240
Lot 1392
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Dealer Stock of Airmail Issues, Many hundreds dupl., mostly n.h. or used from 1925 to 2006 incl. #C18 (3 n.h.), plus some Special Delivery issues, mostly fine or better.
Estimate $300-400.
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$240
Lot 1393
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Mostly Used Officials, etc., on stockpages mostly used (#O30 mint cat. $260), also incl. Stock Transfer, 1918-22, $5, #RD16 n.h. 41 copies (cat. $325); 1913, 2¢ #Q2 54 copies n.h. in multiples (cat. $730+), couple of documents, etc., mostly mixed condition.
Estimate $300-400.
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$190
Lot 1394
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, 186? Nesbitt "Bull's-Eye Essays, Undersander #E29, 49 of various values, and designs, some close cropped, Fine.
Thorpe-Bartell #36-43.
Estimate $200-250.
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$190
Lot 1395
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Airmail Plate Blocks and FDC's, collection from 1926 to 1971, incl. #C7-10, C12, C20-22, C24 n.h. plate blocks, plus nice group of cacheted FDC's (majority addressed), incl. C20-21, and C25-31, fine to very fine.
Estimate $200-250.
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$150
Lot 1396
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Specimen Mostly Officials Balance, ungummed, 19 Officials, 5 Newspapers, condition varies.
Estimate $250-350.
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$140
Lot 1397
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Mint 20th Century Stationery Accumulation, loose in ½ full banker box starting apparently from 1893 Columbian Issue, some identified, most sleeved with slight dupl., also Postal Cards, occasional used, very little recent, mostly clean group. Culled from retired collector's 300+ boxes.
Estimate $250-350.
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$140
Lot 1398
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Telegraph Accumulation, singles in glassines, virtually all identified, incl. Pacific Mutual, Northern Mutual, Postal Telegraph, etc., probable slight dupl., clean, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,050+.
Estimate $250-300.
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$140
Lot 1399
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Collection of Paid Reply Postal Cards, mostly mint incl. #UY1, 3, 5, 8, 10 (cat. $450), 15, most later cards are unfolded, fine to very fine.
Estimate $250-300.
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$140
Lot 1400

U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Few Hundred Earlier Poster Stamps, 1920's-40's period, also incl. some other back of the book incl. Locals, incl. some Foreign, virtually no dupl., clean, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200-300.
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$130
Lot 1401
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U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Postage Due Used Accumulation, Few hundred in 2 stockbooks incl. nice group of 1879/1891 issues plus group of 70 Official Sealed issues, Average to fine.
Estimate $150-200.
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$100
Lot 1402
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Better Airmail, Special Delivery Sheets, n.h., incl. #C17, one with tiny corner selvage piece removed, C20, transport values, also E14, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Brookman $1,100+.
Estimate $150-200.
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$100
Lot 1403
 
U.S. Back of the Book Collections, Postage Dues Mint Duplicated, #J55/J68, n.h., consisting of #J55 strip of 3, J61 (6), J61b (52 + pl. block of 8), J62 (2), J62a (18), J68 (163), occasional s.e., all fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,482+.
Estimate $140-180.
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$100








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