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"POST OFFICE SEALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND POSSESSIONS" BY JIM KOTANCHIK

The late Jim Kotanchik was renowned for his knowledge of post office seals, not only for the United States, but worldwide. This 350-page masterpiece covers all of the US and Possessions seals, including many types not included in the standard catalog listings These undocumented areas include Sea Post, Dead Letter Office, Carrier, Typeset, and Ryukyu Islands. As you see in the scans, this is a hardcover, full-color book on quality stock, and is a must have for any serious philatelist. The book you will receive is unopened and still in its original shrink-wrap protective covering. Check the price on Amazon and you will see it is $99. A portion of the proceeds of this sale is donated to the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum. Please note special shipping and handling terms for this item.  Shipping for this book is $7 to a US address and $10 to Canada. Sorry no worldwide service for this item. Please add $4 to your payment if you are using PayPal. Personal checks and money orders are welcome. 

$35.00
POSTAL HISTORY - 1770 FULL NEW YORK STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK/DATE STAMPLESS 1770 FULL NEW YORK CITY STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK/DATE STAMPLESS

Sharp and full pre-Revolutionary War 1770s NEW YORK straight line postmark on a clean piece. Second partial postmark also on the piece along with date stamp of MA11. Extraordinary and rare item. Must have for a collector of New York stampless covers or New York historical items. ASCC price for an entire is $750+++.

$175.00
1945 TRUMAN INAUGURATION FIRST DAY COVER & FDR MEMORIAL COVER. DOROTHY W. KNAPP & RICHARDSON DESIGN. 1945 TRUMAN INAUGURATION FIRST DAY COVER & FDR MEMORIAL COVER. DOROTHY W. KNAPP & RICHARDSON DESIGN.

OUTSTANDING FIND: ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL COVER WITH A DATE AND TIME STAMP ONE HOUR AND 15 MINUTES AFTER THE OFFICIAL DEATH TIME OF FDR. CACHET INAUGURATION COVER FOR HARRY S. TRUMAN WITH DATE AND TIME STAMP ONLY 21 MINUTES AFTER HIS OFFICIAL SWEARING IN CEREMONY. BOTH COVERS DESIGNED BY RENOWNED COVER MAKER DOROTHY W. KNAPP AND RICHARDSON. BOTH CACHETS ARE PRINTED AND ARE NOT HANDPAINTED. CONDITION IS OUTSTANDING. SEE IMAGE. OFFERED AS A SET OF WHAT MAY BE THE EARLIEST POSTMARKS FOR BOTH EVENTS.

$500.00
GERMANY POSTAL HISTORY - 1952 GERMANY 9N73 BELL + 9N80 LUDWIG BEETHOVEN + 687 ON EVENT COVER 1952 GERMANY 9N73 BELL + 9N80 LUDWIG BEETHOVEN + 687 ON EVENT COVER

Two rare stamps along with the Mona Lisa issue on Stuttgart commemorative postmark cover. Not addressed. Nice clean item. Great addition to any fine collection of German covers.

 

$40.00
75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPU FIRST DAY COVER (SCOTT C-43) PLATE BLOCK.

New Orleans, LA first day postmark from the International Trade Mart Station. Cat is $50 for a block...plate block is premium item.

 

 

 

 

 

$10.00
AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP - POSTAL-HISTORY AGAWAM MASSACHUSETTS1859 COVER AND RELIGIOUS-THEME LETTER. SCOTT #25 STAMP

Manuscript Agawam Mss March 26 postmark on this cover with two pen marks to cancel stamp. Stamp is Scott #25 with nibbled perfs top right and left. Looks like Fannie, the sender, affixed the stamp with glue of some kind. Cover and flap are complete but soiled (see scan). Letter is very interesting. Apparently Sister Mary had questioned Fannie's faith to which she replies: "You ask if I am willing to forsake all and follow the Lamb withersoever he leadeth!" I feel, dear Mary, that I am and also that I am truly accepted of God as one of his children. Shall I tell you why I feel this assured. Last Sabbath I thought a great deal upon that question, more than I have ever done before. In the morning I could not fix my attention on the discourse at all, I must think of that question. Service was nearly through and I wondered how I could be so unwise as to parley longer with temptation; when God was so good to me how could I refuse him anything? I bowed my head in prayer and gave myself wholly up to him, knowing he would do all things well. Immediately a flood of light and joy seemed to fill my soul and I felt that I was accepted." She continues to discuss her religious ferver throughout the four page letter. Easy to read and well worth reading.

$100.00
ALBANY NEW YORK SCOTT #11 ON COVER TO PHILADELPHIA - POSTAL-HISTORY ALBANY NEW YORK #11 ON COVER TO PHILADELPHIA

Cut close, but not into the stamp. Tiny notch upper left. No contents.

$10.00
ALBANY NEW YORK 1850S COVER TO ROCHESTER NY. SCOTT #26A STAMP - postal-history ALBANY NEW YORK 1850S COVER TO ROCHESTER NY. SCOTT #26A STAMP

Clean cover with full Albany postmark used to cancel stamp. Vertical perfs are fine. Bottom perf holes are complete with small selvedge below perf holes. Top perfs start out whole at left and are trimmed down at right. A very attractive cover. Appears to be addressed to George S. Riley.

$75.00
ALBANY NEW YORK COVER WITH FRESH SCOTT #25 ADDRESSED TO MERCHANTS & MECHANICS BANK, TROY NEW YORK - POSTAL-HISTORY ALBANY NEW YORK COVER WITH FRESH SCOTT #11 STAMP ADDRESSED TO MERCHANTS & MECHANICS BANK, TROY NEW YORK

Beautiful, fresh Scott #11 stamp on this cover.  Portion of top- and right-side stamps indicate wide margins. Clear at bottom. Close at left. Light Albany postmark. Note small tear in cover and that cover flap is missing. However, neither detract from the appearance of the stamp.  Merchants & Mechanics Bank was known for issuing its own currency.

$20.00
ALEXANDRIA DC 1837 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO SANDY SPRING MARYLAND POSTMASTER EDWARD STABLER

Almost full Alexandria DC postmark with an "X" for a rate meaning it went free to a postmaster.  Newsy letter about family travels.  Tear where seal was broken.

$40.00

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