MPOS Mail Auction #225
AUGUST 10, 2020

 

MOBILE POST OFFICE SOCIETY AUCTION CLOSING AUGUST 10, 2020

This is an auction mainly of items owned by MPOS plus consigned covers from a long-time MPOS member, for auction to members only. All items are pictured on the MPOS web site, http://www.eskimo.com/~rkunz/225auct/

Some lots have more than one scanned picture, so be sure to check for extra pages when viewing scans.

Items will be sold at one increment over second bid or at starting bid. The Rules for bidding are simple:
Bids must conform to increments, which are as follows:

$1.00 - $4.75 25c
$5.00 - $9.50 50c
$10.00 - $19.00 $1.00
$20.00 -up $2.00

Bids not meeting these increments will be reduced to conform.

Mail bids to Rick Kunz, PO Box 1058, Poulsbo WA 98370 or send via email to mobileposociety@comcast.net. Please include your MPOS member number when bidding. All bids must be received by 8PM Pacific Time, Monday August 10, 2020.

Phone bidding or phone answers about current bids or lots can't be provided for this auction.  Since all lots are pictured online, we are not making printed scans of the covers available. Bid what you are willing to pay, no less than the starting bid; winners will pay only one increment above second bid or starting bid if only one bid is received. Ties will be awarded to the earliest bid received.

After the close, winning bidders will receive an invoice by email or letter, including nominal postage and shipping cost. Lots will not be shipped until payment is received, except by discretion of the auctioneer. Paypal is accepted. Invoices will include a surcharge (5% or minimum $0.50) which is waived for payment by check or cash.

As always, satisfaction is guaranteed by MPOS. Bid with confidence.
Lot MARKING YEAR CAT# RF CANCEL NOTES EST Start Bid
ILLUSTRATED, PHOTO & ADVERTISING COVERS
001 Big Raps & Holl RPO 1892 627-D-1 2 VF+ 2c Occidental Hotel Cover w/allover blue map of Muskegon, unusual killer $50 $24
002 Chi Rood & Kan City RPO 1916 706-I-1 2 VF Beautiful 2c cover with b/w ad for "Nine O'Clock Washing Tea" $30 $15
003 Det Jack & Gr Raps AGT 1881 619-B-1 3 VF Ornate U. Mich Dept of Science, Literature & Arts small env & letter on official engraved letterhead $50 $24
004 Hunt & Cum RR 1876c 211-B-1 4 VF 3c BN #136 on thin Penna RR Company's Telegraph env, cork killer. Sm opening piece out on reverse only $30 $15
005 Mo Valley & Long Pine RPO 1903 936-Y-3 2 VF+ Bicolor advert U368 of hay dealer picturing boxcar, w/personal letter on letterhead to "Aunty." $30 $15
006 New York & Chi RPO MD 1895 VG Pretty 2c cover with picture ad, farmer, horses and plow from equipment mfr in Fremont, Ohio $30 $15
007 Newton & Galv RPO SD 1898c 473-H-1 2 VF Sweet cover with ornate b/w large corner card ad of Connersville Buggy Co. $40 $20
008 St Paul Minn Tr Clk UD 1901 884-B-6 2 VF Striking bicolor  front & back ad cover showing building of hardware dealer in St Paul. Sealed tear  on front does not detract $40 $20
009 St Paul Wat & Aber RPO 1908 XF Stunning real photo PC of clerks at work, most likely on the RPO in the (superb) postmark. Original appears much better than scan.   A showpiece. $60 $30
ROUTE AGENT, RAILROAD AND STATION MARKINGS
010 Augusta & Port AGT 1879 4-N-2 3 VF UX w/strong grid killer $18 $8
011 B C R & M RR Pac Div (Burlington Cedar Rapids & Minnesota) 1878 748-A-1 4 VF Commercial UX from Traer, Iowa. Unusual killer $20 $10
012 Bath & Lewiston AGT 1878c 7-E-1 3 VF Pristine 3c Banknote sm cvr w/ unusual circle killer $24 $12
013 Blanchard & Old Town AGT 1881 2-C-2 3 F-VF UX, sl light cancel, quartered cork killer $24 $12
014 C D & M RR (Chicago, Dubuque & Minnesota) 1875c 753-B-2 4 Fine Blue CDS & fancy killer (see catalog) on 3c entire, back flap sealed tear $30 $15
015 Clear & Tyrone AGT 1884 202-B-1 3 VG+, sl partial Pair of 2c BN #210 on attorney CC cvr, 2 strikes of bold W killer. Sl rough @L, water stain @L & rev $8 $4
016 D & N W RR OC Cole Rt Agt (Davenport & Northwestern) 1880c 756-B-1 5 XF Superb purple octagonal strike and black inverted star killer on 3c BN cover to Fort Wayne, Ind. $40 $20
017 D L & L M RR (Detroit Lansing & Lake Michigan) 1871 622-A-1 5 VF, light Beautiful small 3c entire w/Greenville, Mich lumber co corner card $36 $18
018 Hemp & Austin AGT 1886 474-B-3 4 VF 2c BN cover, Austin corner card of civil engineer, to Wharton $30 $15
019 Lit Rock & Ft S AGT 1880c 453-A-1 4 VF Pretty lemon env w/printed corner card. 3c Banknote & bold E killer $30 $15
020 N L & T RR (North Louisiana  & Texas) 1875c 441-A-1 5 VG, light 3c entire w/grid killer to New York City $30 $15
021 Port To Gor G T RR (Portland to Gorham Grand Trunk) 1877 9-C-1 3 F-VF UX w/commercial corresp to Portland $20 $10
022 Red Oak Br RR 1878c 764-A-1 4 VF Cancel 3c BN, concentric circle killer, fragile cover open 2 sides. Tatty edges $20 $10
023 S City & Ya(nk) AGT 1878c 885-B-1 4 Partial 2c BN cover. Bold E killer $15 $8
024 St L I M & S Ry Kimswick (St Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern) 1879 456-S-5 4 VF Blue DCDS Commercial UX to Alliance, Ohio mfg firm ordering part; "The Iron Mountain RR change gauge on (July) 28" $40 $20
025 Syra Aub & Roch AGT 1889 115-J-1 3 VG+, sl partial Strong CDS just off @top, V-shaped killer $10 $5
HIGHWAY POST OFFICES
026 Albany & Bing HPO FDC 1958 Rte112 VF Unoff FIRST-DAY COVER, Fleetwood cachet, Gardening & Horticulture stamp, signed by HPO foreman, unaddressed $8 $4
027 Bishop & L.A. HPO COMMERCIAL 1960 Rte104 VF #10 illustrated ad corner card cover, commercial use $12 $6
028 Burl & Albany HPO COMMERCIAL 1956 Rte 27 VG-F Bicolor drugstore corner card, commercial use, couple ltrs lt on stamp $8 $4
029 Greens & Warsaw HPO COMMERCIAL 1958 Rte 32 F-VF+ Grocery store, Goldston NC corner card, commercial $12 $6
030 K C & Neodesha HPO COMMERCIAL 1960 Rte 73 VF UX, church completed form, address label removed, commercial use $10 $5
031 Mpls & Su Cy HPO COMMERCIAL 1959 Rte190 VF 4c Entire, commercial use to U. of Minnesota $8 $4
032 Washington & Harrisonburg HPO First Trip (2) WWII PATRIOTIC covers 1941 Rte  1 VF Two WWII Patriotic covers used on First Trip, one unaddressed $10 $5
NARROW-GAUGE RPO
033 Albion & Wiscasset RPO 1912 13-A-1 3 F-VF 2 ft ga RPO, color PPC of Lewiston Falls, Maine $18 $9
034 Bell & Zanes RPO 1910 593-A-2 3 Fine+ Ohio 3ft ga. Unusual Best Wishes PC with silk attachment, corner nibbled $10 $5
035 Cazadero & San Fran RPO 1914 985-H-4 2 F-VF cancel Part ferry route. Multicolor PPC, Berlin, to Petaluma. Stamp removed. $8 $4
036 Lakeview & Reno RPO 1915 975-G-2 4 Fine, light OR-CA-NV route, 2c cover, Davis Creek to Petaluma $15 $8
037 Nahcotta & Astoria RPO 1910 904.5-A-1 3 F-VF WA-OR 3ft ga, part ferry Sepia PC to Woodstock, Oreg. R corners clipped $15 $8
038 Woodsfield & Bellaire RPO 1928 593-E-1 3 F-VF Registry card, rim just off@T to Coats, Ohio (DPO) strong 4-bar receiving HS. Ohio 3ft ga $12 $6
RAILWAY POST OFFICES
039 Aberdeen & Durant RPO 1892 426-A-1 2 VG+ 2c cover w/ltr to father, trim open @R into stamp $5 $2
040 Amarillo & Coleman RPO 1914 489-A-1 3 VF+ Perfect strike on 2c entire $18 $9
041 Beards & Shaw RPO ND 1891 718-I-1 2 Fine, light Small 2c cover. Sl rough@T $6 $3
042 Bloom & Roodhouse RPO 1893 706-F-1 2 VF 2c entire, quartered cork killer, toned @L $6 $3
043 Boston Spg & N Y RPO 1887 80-K-1 1 VG 2c BN cover #210, stamp tiny nick UR $4 $2
044 Burl & St Louis RPO 1908 752-B-2 1 VF+ Color PC w/poem, "Kingly Men." Sl edge chip $4 $2
045 C R & C B RPO (Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs) 1875c 691-K-1 1 VG 3c Entire, blue cds & killer, sl opening damage UR & rev $6 $3
046 Chat & Atlanta RPO DAY 1885c 357-L-1var 1 F-VF 2c brown entire w/bold negative N killer $6 $3
047 Chi & Ft How RPO 1876 839-B-2 2 VG UX, Bold S killer. Chi partial $6 $3
048 Chi & St L RPO NIGHT 1883c 705-K-1 1 VG+ 2c BN cover, druggist CC, open sl rough @R, w/ltr $6 $3
049 Cleve & St Louis RPO 1930 556-K-15 1 VF+ Pretty tan cover w/2c Braddock $4 $2
050 Dawson & Tucumcari RPO 1909 965.3-A-2 3 VG Embossed multicolor Christmas PC $6 $3
051 Des M & Moberly RPO 1929 782-B-1 2 Fine+ Small cvr to Kansas City. Dial just off @top $4 $2
052 Detroit Mich Det River Sta 1932 VF Cacheted First Trip cover w/2c Braddock. Sl tone @R $6 $3
053 Elmira & Balt RPO 1892 193-B-2 1 Fine, light 2c cover, sl toning. Quartered cork killer $4 $2
054 Farmington & Port RPO 1910 7-I-2 1 F-VF Sepia PPC , typewritten $5 $2
055 Ft Smith & El Reno RPO 1906 455-V-1 4 F-VF Superb multicolor PPC of Indian Chief. OK territorial $30 $15
056 Glendive & Bill RPO 1884 874-H-1 3 Fine 2c BN Cvr, NPRR Div Supt CC. Open sl rough@R just into stamp. Territorial. $15 $8
057 Golds & Beaufort RPO 1903c 323-G-1 2 F-VF Light photo PC of USS North Carolina $12 $6
058 Groveton Jct & Bos RPO 1917 25-X-1 1 F-VF Small 2c cover $4 $2
059 Helena & Port RPO ED 1886 892-A-1 3 F-VF cancel 2c BN cover, Montana, Idaho territorial. Foxing & wear. Nice negative X klr $7 $3
060 Ind & Peoria RPO 1901 7114-F-1 2 VF 2c cover, flap gone $5 $2
061 Indiana Pa & Branch RPO 1903 220-F-3 2 F-VF McKinley UX, sl toning $5 $2
062 Jack Ocala & Tampa RPO 1915 383-C-3 2 VF Sl overinked, on Order of Rwy Conductors cover $4 $2
063 K City & La Junta RPO 1906 911-L-7 1 VF Color PPC, Cliff Drive, K.C. tiny sealed tear @T $4 $2
064 Kane & Harris RPO 1896 198-I-2 1 VG Light strtedge 2c on cover to Lewisburg $6 $3
065 La Junta & Albuq RPO 1909 911-AI-14 2 VF Multicolor Curt Teich PC, horse & mule humor $8 $4
066 Lock Haven & Tyrone RPO 1898c 201-D-1 1 Fine Mourning cover to Altoona $6 $3
067 Logans & Keo RPO ED 1894 656-O-1 2 VF 2c cover, M.D. CC, Remington, Ind. Open rough@R $6 $3
068 Mandan & Helena RPO WD 1888 874-Y-1 4 F-VF 2c Entire to Anaconda, rubberstamp Billings CC. Quartered cork killer, sl reduced@R. Territorial. $28 $15
069 Mason City & Ft Dodge RPO 1899 775-C-1 3 VG 2c cover to Topeka $8 $4
070 McLaugh & New Eng RPO 1934 887.4-A-1 2 F-VF #10 Dept of Ag Penalty env w/blue S/L MOTT, ND $5 $2
071 Minot & Butte RPO WD 1894 891.6-C-3 3 VF Commercial Grant UX $16 $8
072 Mont Jct & Barre RPO 1900 47-A-1 4 VF Commercial UX $8 $5
073 New London & New Haven RPO 1901 70-AB-1 2 VF 2c toned cover, strange killer $5 $2
074 NY & Chi RPO WD 20th Cen Ltd 1948 559-U-2 2 VF Cacheted First Trip cover  $5 $2
075 NY & Pitts RPO E Div 1887 203-AD-1 1 F-VF+ Nice 2c BN lady's cover w/letter. Unusual kller. $6 $3
076 Palmer & Burwell RPO 1910 947.2-E-2 3 VG Color embossed Easter PC $6 $3
077 Phila & Port Deposit RPO 1906 205-H-3 1 VF B/W PPC, Kennett Square $6 $3
078 Pingree & Wilton RPO 1930c 888.6-G-1 3 VG Cover w/encl order form for hound to chase coyotes, "Rough, the more noise they make, the better" $20 $12
079 Pitts & St L WD RPO NIGHT 1880c 561-N-1 1 Near VF 3c Entire, strong blue CDS just off @top $5 $2
080 Portland & Seaside RPO 1931 899.2-A-3 1 F-VF+ QSL card, Astoria to Florida $5 $2
081 Riverside & Doe Run RPO 1908 738-A-1 2 VF Nice strike on humorous PC $15 $8
082 Roch Charl & Buff RPO 1914 139-M-1 2 VF Color PPC, Bromo-Seltzer Tower, Baltimore $5 $2
083 Sala & Oil City RPO 1912 151-D-2 2 VF cancel Color art deco PC, stain UL, Seneca Pa recg 4-bar $6 $3
084 Severn & Allendale RPO 1892c 348.5-A-1 4 F-VF+ Light, rare marking on 2c Columbian entire. Carolina Midland Ry CC $18 $10
085 Sherwood & Granville RPO 1915 876.10-A-1 3 F-VF+ Embossed multicolor birthday PC $7 $4
086 Sil Spgs & Texark RPO 1934 827-L-1 2 VF #10 Dept of Ag Penalty env to D.C. $6 $3
087 Spokane & Portland RPO 1894 892-Y-1 2 Fine 2c Columbian on x'd out Irrigation Company CC env, to Ohio. Scarcer variety. $6 $3
088 St Louis & Pine Bluff RPO 1959 450-Y-1 2 VF Pretty cover to bank $5 $2
089 St Louis Eldon & K C RPO 1930c 822-C-5 2 F-VF Revalued 2c on 3c U468. Two slugs blacked out $5 $2
090 Summit & Gladstone RPO 1953 250-L-2 1 VF Cacheted cover, shortest RPO $5 $2
091 Tol & Charles RPO SD 1938 590-E-1 1 VF Cover. Natural gum toning on reverse $4 $2
092 Tucson & Nogales RPO 1946 965.2-A-5 1 VF Business cover, airmail to Wisconsin $4 $2
093 Tuolumne & Stock RPO 1909 989-G-1 3 VF Color PPC, landscape scene $6 $4
094 US Ry Postal Car Exhibit Chicago Ill 1933 745-D-24 1 VF Cover w/block of 4 1c IMPERF Ft Dearborn $6 $3
095 Wash & Charlotte RPO 1899 302-P-10 1 VF 2c cover, merchant CC, Manassas Va $5 $2
096 Wash & Hinton RPO 1895 303-AJ-5 2 F-VF 5c Columbian cover, Justice of Peace CC to Germany, w/improper due marking,German recg & NYC transit b/s $10 $5
097 Wichita & Mullinv RPO 1895 UNLISTED u4 Partial 2c Entire, only marking possible $10 $4
098 Willets & San Fran RPO 1910 985-T-1 3 VF Color SPRR PPC, Black Butte. Nicks to stamp & pic $6 $3
099 Wilm & Ruth RPO 1906 331-O-2 2 VF Glitter color New Year PC $5 $2
100 Winona & Huron RPO 1893 866-AB-4 3 F-VF Hotel CC, Sleepy Eye, Minn. UR corner torn $8 $4
101 Worc & Norwich RPO 1891 81-H-2 2 Fine, light Small 2c cover $5 $2
STREETCARS
102 Boston Circuit RPO 1905 BO-10-f 1 VF 2AM, strong flag cancel on B/W PC Old Harvard Gate $5 $2
103 San Fran Sacramento St RPO 1904c SF-3-a 6 Fine+ 4PM. Sl fragile cover open 2 sides w/personal letter to Newcastle, Cal. Sm stain. $40 $20
104 St Louis Mo Bway North Circuit 1907 SL-13-a 2 VG-F, 1 klr UX18 w/handwritten birth announcement. Chip @UR $6 $3
105 St Louis Mo Bway South Circuit 1907 SL-15-a 2 VG+ Birth announcement UX18 to Health Commissioner $6 $3
106 St Louis Mo Easton RPO 1909 SL-11-d 2 Fine+ Multicolor PC, sl chipping to picture side $6 $3
107 St Louis Mo South Bway RPO 1910 SL-15-b 2 VF Birth announcement UX18 to Health Commissioner. UR corner chipped $6 $3
108 St Louis Mo Southwest RPO 1912 SL-14-b2 2 VF Color PPC, King Daylight Store, St Louis $6 $3
109 Tow & Catons RPO Balto Md Car 1 1906 BA-5-g 1 VF, Dec 22 B/W PPC, American Bldg, Baltimore $5 $2
TRANSFER OFFICES & TERMINAL RPOS
110 Baltimore Md Trans Office 1937 277-D-4 1 Fine+ Multicolor Baltimore PPC $5 $2
111 Columbus O Night Tr Clerk 1890 UNLISTED u2 Fine+ 2c Entire, Mfg Co CC, back flap gone. Blue business marking on face $12 $6
112 El Reno Okla Term RPO 1946 927-C-1 1 VF #10 Insurance Co Env $4 $2
113 La Junta Colo Trans Clk 1904 959-E-1 2 VF Multicolor PPC of saddled mule, "Take one on me" $6 $3
114 NY Penn Term PO Sta CR 1917 VF Blind oval registry cancel, appears used as killer $5 $2
115 Pocatello Idaho Tr Clk 1907 891.1-C-1 2 F-VF B/W PPC, Pettit Lake $4 $2
116 Seattle Wash Trans Clk RMS 1915 906.5-C-4 1 VF Color PPC, hotel, Lake McDonald, Mont. $4 $2
117 TRANSFER OFFICES (4) Cleveland, Cumberland, Pocatello, Toledo 1964-1970 VF Very late period use on Railroad Retirement envs $6 $2
118 White River Jct Vt Tr Clk 1910 45-C-5 1 F-VF+ Pretty embossed multicolor Christmas PC $4 $2
FOREIGN TPO POSTMARKS
119 Austria Ruprechtshofen-St Polten 1923 VF+ Beautiful strike on Postal card ordering cheeses and charcuterie $8 $5
120 Bavaria Steamboat - K. W. Schiffspost An D Bodensee 1900 VF+ Crisp B/W PPC of Wasser- burg (water castle) on Lake Constance, w/Ulm RR Station receiving $15 $8
121 GB/Ireland Dublin & Belfast RPO 1875 VF cancel Clear backstamp on cover w/sl damaged 1d red $6 $3
122 Germany HIGHWAY Hamm/Köln/Bonn Uberlandpost 1986 VF+ Registry mark but not registered, Pretty monarch size philatelic cover $10 $5
123 Germany/Denmark Hamburg-Vamdrup 1908 F-VF+ Clear oval Bahnpost marking on Postal Card $10 $5
124 Hungary Brasso-Budapest 1906 VF CDS Sepia PPC, Nagyvarad (Oradea, Romania) $10 $5
125 Italy LAKE BOAT Natante  Colico-Como 1914 VF DCDS Hotel Florence cover, minor edge toning $10 $5
126 Luxembourg Echternach-Ettelbrück Convoyage 1909 VF boxed Clean B/W postcard, "Little Switzerland of Luxembourg" $10 $5
127 Netherlands Eindh-Maastr 1874 VF Cancel Crisp Postal card, tiny tear @top $8 $4
128 Netherlands Eindh-Maastr 1881 F-VF Postal card, sl toning & UL corner crs $8 $4
129 Norway Bureau Amb Oslo-Charlottenburg 1926 F-VF+ CDS on stamp. Beautiful multicolor Christmas PC to Sweden $8 $4
130 Romania AMB G[ara] Maras[esti] 1904 Fine+ Postal card to Galati, card written in English $12 $6
131 South Africa Transvaal TPO South 1937 VF Clean cover w/se-tenant strip of 3 1d to Hollywood $15 $8