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1581//1612 USPS Book “The Americana Series”
Issues of 1951-81”, hard bound book published in 1981
by U.S. Postal Service, VF NH, incls 50¢ to $5; (23)
issues present of (27) discussed. Binding & covers in
very good condition; pages have some foxing, particularly
end pages. Face value is $10.58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20
COVERS
+ 650 5¢ Int’l Civil Aeronautics Conf. Issue on cover,
F-VF, tied w/Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 1929 machine ccl to
attractive airmail cvr. Red violet hs cachet “NATIONAL/
ELIMINATION/BALLOON RACES/AND AERONAUTIC
EXHIBITION/UNIVERSITY OF/PITTSBURGH STADIUM/
MAY 2,3 4/1929” also pictured a hot air balloon. Clean &
fresh. Each of the (12) balloons in this race carried mail,
which was to be mailed at the nearest Post Office to their
landing sites. Therefore, this cvr was probably carried by
Balloon #9 or #10, which landed only 32 miles and 27
miles from the starting point, respect-ively . . . . . . . PH
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$15
+ 1909 $9.35 Bald Eagle & Moon on STS-8 Space Flight
Cover, XF, w/multi-colored NASA/USPS cachet, flown
aboard the “USS Challenger” space shuttle, which exploded 2½ years later. Unaddr and w/original folio.
COSMOS Cat. #1800A cv ($125) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH $125
+ U.S.S. Macon 1933 Christening cover, franked w/#C10,
tied w/an Akron, OH 3/1/1933 machine ccl & w/black hs
cachet for the event (Mell. #3/11/33-1.1). This dirigible
was built by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp near Akron for
the U.S. Navy; ms addr cv ($15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . WPH $15
+ U.S.S. Akron 1932 Coast to Coast Flight cover,
franked w/#C16. Violet hs cachets for the flight, front &
back (Mell. #5/6/32-1a), ms addr cv ($10) . . . . . . WPH
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$10
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+ 11A, 15L16 3¢ Rose Red & 1¢ Bronze on Black D.O.
Blood & Co. local on small cover, #11A w/2½ mgns,
tied to cvr w/Philadelphia, Pa. cds ccl. Blood’s local with
three mgns, acid tied to cvr, addr to “Mr. George M.
Allerton/care of Goodyears Glove Co/36 John St/New
York” cv ($275) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH $200
+ UC1 5¢ Blue Postal Envelope, XF, w/”SAINT PETERSBURG/ FLA./MAY 31/1230PM/1930” cds & wavy line ccl
w/violet hs addr. Large green cachet at L w/the Graf Zeppelin pictured over a map of Florida, a large sunburst
pictured at center L of state labeled “The/Sunshine/City”
and text “COMMEMORATING THE/EUROPE-PANAMERICAN FLIGHT/ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA”.
Couple minor foxing spots, Sieger cv €50 about $52 PH
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WWI “Soldiers Mail”, with correspondence, unfranked
w/(2) indistinct “U.S. Army...” pmks in UR. Neatly typed
addr, return addr & ID inscription at LL. Decent censor
strike withcensor signature. Cover has sm stns on front
and back, and LR cnr torn off. Correspondence is personal on (2) page of “SALVATION ARMY/AMERICAN
SECTION” stationery and has some redaction; still a
wonderful note between son and mother. Letter dated
Oct. 18, 1918 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH
FIRST DAY COVERS
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$30
+ 620//719 FDC lot of (17), all uncacheted 1925//1932
issues, only one duplicate, contains #620 Minneapolis,
645 Lancaster, Norristown & Westchester; 646 Freehold
& Red Bank; 653; 681 Evansville, Homestead, Pittsburgh
(2) & wheeling; 682 Salem; 683; 684; 688; 690 Chicago
& New York; 718 blk/4; and 719 blk/4. Nice group
cv ($150) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
AucTION ResuLTs AVAILABLe FRIdAY, JANuARY 17, 2020.
PLeAse cALL ResuLTs HOTLINe (281) 493-0566.
Sam Houston Philatelics, Inc. - 3070
$40
January 15, 2020





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