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295 8 Romania Collection of about (100) different 1930’s1950’s, F-VF, mostly CTO (very few NH), former dealer
approval lot, in glassine cv ($25) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$20
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Spain 815//2158 Accumulation of about (40) all different, VF, mostly NH, about (6) unused, NG. Mostly commemorative w/cpl complete sets (1353-62 & 1671-74)
cv ($10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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(Post Office) Summerfield, Arthur (1899-1972), U.S.
Postmaster General 1953-1961 under Pres. Eisenhower;
and Chairman of the Republican National Committee
1952-1953. In 1955, he made the Post Office color
scheme red, white & blue, which they still use today.
Here, his autograph on a #1172 1960 John F. Dulles
FDC, which was issued during his tenure . . . . . . . . PH
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W/W Elvis Presley Topical Collection, VF-XF NH, S/S
& mint sheets (70) & (2) FDC’s from (24) A to Z countries.
All pristine in protective holders & in International Collectors Society box cv ($550) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $330
(Cabinet) Claude A. Swanson (1862-39), Sec. of the
Navy under FDR, cut sig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH
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AUTOGRAPHS
1193var 4¢ PROJECT MERCURY, BLKS/4, ALL SIGNED
BY EACH ASTRONAUT, RARITY, All now deceased;
1) The first block sgnd by Alan Shepard, Pilot of Freedom
7, sub orbital flight 5/5/61, deceased 7/21/09, 2) The
second block sgnd by Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Pilot Liberty
Bell sub-Orbital flight 7/21/61, deceased 1/27/67, 3) The
third block sgnd by John H. Glenn, Jr., Pilot Friendship
7/22/62, deceased 12/08/16) 4) The fourth block sgnd by
M. Scott Carpenter, Pilot Aurora 7 Orbital Flight 5/24/62,
deceased 10/10/13, 5) The fifth block sgnd by Walter H.
Schirra, Pilot Sigma 7 Orbital flight 10/3/62, deceased
5/03/07, 6) The sixth block sgnd by L. Gordon Cooper,
Pilot Faith 7 Orbital Flight 5/15-16/62, deceased 10/4/04,
7) The seventh block sgnd by Donald K. “Deke” Slayton,
member of the seven original Mercury astronauts, who
did not fly until Apollo-Soyez, July 1976, deceased
7/13/93. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH $3900
$40
$40
$20
(President) HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972), sig on
letter appointing Mr. Langley Coffey, to an emergency
board to investigate the dispute between Braniff Airways
and The Brotherhood of Railway & Steamship Clerks.
The letter is w/White House letterhead, somewhat tnd,
w/(3) paragraphs, in an old wooden frame dated July 15,
1950, w/green matte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH $850
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(Civil Rights) Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), Civil
Rights activist, author, educator, orator & first principal of
the Tuskegee Institute; sig here cut from btm of letter on
ruled paper, showing secretarial writing & Booker’s sig.
Very light file fold thru first “n” of “Washington” does not
detract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH $350
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SOUVENIR CARDS
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Astronaut Autographs (18) all on covers & sgnd, only
(2) are inscribed, all w/generic cachet except one, (9) are
FDC’s, (6) ccld Kansas City, MO & (2) ccld Center, TX for
space events, (1) unccld. Most of these names are from
the shuttle programs. A few names incl Ron Grabe,
Richard Hieb, Bill Pogue, Brian Duffy, Janice Voss, Frank
Culbertson, Steven Nagel, John Blaha, Bruce Melnick,
Carl Meade, Mark Brown, Michael Baker, etc. . . . .ex PH $180
(Politics) Arthur Capper (1865-1951), Gov. of Kansas
1915-19 & U.S. Senator 1919-49, Republican B&W 7” x
8½” SPI in blue ink at btm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Post Office) O’Brien Jr., Lawrence (1917-1990), U.S.
Postmaster General Nov. 3, 1965-Apr. 10, 1968; Chairman of the Democratic National Committee 1970-1972;
Director of Sen. John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Presidential
election campaign; Director of Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s
1964 Presidential election campaign; and Commissioner
of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 1975-1984.
His autograph here on #1307 1966 Humane Treatment
of Animals FDC, along w/a signature by Tyler Abell, Assistant Postmaster General, later U.S. Chief of Protocol
under Pres. Johnson 1958-1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH
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298 8 Sweden Classic Used lot on stockcards, contains no’s
6, 8, 10, 12-3, 22, 28-9 (2), 31 (2), 32, 33 (2), 34a, 35-6
(2), 38, 43 (2), 49, J2, J20, O2-4, O6, O8, O10, O13,
O19, O22 & O25. Some flts present but, a generally nice
lot cv ($664) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350
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(Politics) Herbert W. Kalmbach (1921-), American Attorney & Banker, personal lawyer to Pres. Richard M.
Nixon (1968-73), also became part of the Watergate
scandal by fundraising for the payoff money; and served
191 days in jail for his part. Signature on FDC of #1282
blk/4, cvr very clean w/pnb on reverse (Scott #). . WPH $200
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296 + Russia Cover Lot from 1925-1947 (135), most from
1930’s mailed from TACC (a.k.a. TASS in USA), which is
the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, to Science
Service in Wash., D.C. Most of the covers w/definitives,
but a few w/commems, generally 1930’s & mostly good
but some w/flts; many different stamps used, possibly
some varieties. A couple of covers have attractive red
“Luftpost” dc German ccls & one w/Gr. Britain postage
due stamp attached. Housed in nice “stamp design”
storage box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300
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(Cinema) Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003), typed note
sgnd, 1992, on her stationery w/orig envelope . . . . . . . . $200
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$30
(Politics) John H. Clifford (1809-76), Gov. of MA, ALS
dated 1852 recommending John Hughes for a position,
three pgs, sensible repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
(Post Office) Gronouski, John A. (1919-1996), U.S.
Postmaster General Sept. 30, 1963-Nov. 2, 1965. He
also served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland 1965-1968
under Pres. Johnson. Here, his autograph on #1240
1963 Christmas FDC, during his tenure as Postmaster
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH
Sam Houston Philatelics, Inc. - 3072
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Card 17 RW55 1988 Snow Goose full color souvenir
card with First Day ccl, VF, stamp with large color shift,
July 1, 1988 Duck Stamp Station postmark and Washington, DC ccl as well. Condition is very good, has small
bend lower left cv ($75) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PH
$65
April 1, 2020





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