Sale 2Completed: June 8, 2024

The NAPEX Sale

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Lots 1290—1298

Parcel Post

  • Lot 1290

    Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ Mail Train, tied by "Boston, Mass. Dor.c" oval on orange parcel label to local Dorchester street address, typed " 1-Ja-13 Parcels Post Mdse. only. " first day endorsement, 1¢ parcel postage due (JQ1) canceled by pencil, matching "First package… / " Due Stamp from Office, Wt 1 4/10 lbs"; normal, Very Fine and immensely rare 4th class use of Parcel Post Post and Postage Due stamps during the early restricted period.; with 2019 and A.P.S. and P.F. certificates.

    Scott No. Q5   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

    A REMARKABLE FIRST DAY USE OF PARCEL POST AND POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

    The APS certificate confirms this parcel front as a First Day use for both the Q1 and JQ1 stamps, as well as the EDU of JQ1. They state "The date and endorsement are by the same typewriter as the address panel. The pencil docketing is consistent with the usage." The PF certificate declines opinion on the date the stamps were affixed.
  • Lot 1291

    Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ Mail Train, in combination with 2¢ parcel post (Q2) on fourth-class parcel post cover to Utica, N.Y., initially franked with 1912, 2¢ carmine, coil (413) four singles, with "Held For Postage, Use Parcel Post Stamps" directive label , with Parcel Post stamps applied over regular issues and canceled by "New York, 2" oval handstamps; 2¢ Parcel Post with small repair scrape, otherwise Very Fine.

    Scott No. Q5   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

    A WONDERFUL PARCEL POST AND COIL USE DEMONSTRATING THE SHORT-PERIOD WHEN PARCEL POST STAMPS WERE REQUIRED.

    Between January 1 and July 1, 1913 the parcel post fee had to be paid by special parcel post stamps and not by regular postage.
  • Lot 1292

    Parcel Post, 1913, 10¢ Steamship and Mail Tender, used with 2¢ parcel post (Q2) pair on package label from Cleveland Folding Machine Co. to York Pa., Very Fine.

    Scott No. Q6   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.
  • Lot 1293

    Parcel Post, 1913, 15¢ Automobile Service, tied by "West Hoboken N.J." double-oval on registered cover to Switzerland , reverse with New York (10.3.1913) oval and St. Gallen (10.12) arrival cds, fresh and Very Fine.

    Scott No. Q7   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1294

    Parcel Post, 1913, 15¢ Automobile Service, guideline single, tied by "Staunton Ill. Aug 1, 1913" cds on registered cover to Hungary, pink "Registered" handstamp, reverse with New York (8.4) transit oval and Nagy Kozar arrival cds; 15¢ slight abrasion at left, F.-V.F. and scarce use to Hungary.

    Scott No. Q7   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1295

    Parcel Post, 1913, 75¢ Harvesting, used on large piece with $2 dark blue (479) and two $5 light green (480) singles; all tied by "Foreign Branch U.S.A., N.Y." ovals, purple "REGISTERED" straightline and purple "New York (Foreign Branch) N.Y., Registered, Jul 20, 1917" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine.

    Scott No. Q11   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $750 - 1,000.

    A REMARKABLE PIECE WITH THE COMBINATION FRANKING OF 75¢ PARCEL POST WITH $2 AND $5 1917 ISSUE.
  • Lot 1296

    Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 5¢ dark green, cds precancel, affixed on parcel tag from London to New York City bearing GB 9d dark brown and 2s6d yellow brown seahorse tied by roller cancels; some creasing affects 9d, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use.

    Scott No. JQ3   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $400 - 600.
  • Lot 1297

    Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 10¢ dark green, pen precanceled, used on 1914 cover from Russia with preprinted address to Newark N.J., "Hudson Terminal Sta., N.Y., Jun 2" cds with "Due 10 Cents" duplex; small edge tear, Very Fine.

    Scott No. JQ4   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $650.
  • Lot 1298

    Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 10¢ dark green, used with 2¢ postage due (J46a) , both precanceled with blue crayon, on buff cover from South Africa to Denver, Col. bearing South Africa, 1d violet (5) tied by "Cape Town" cds, "T 60c" octagon due handstamp, "New York, N.Y., Hud. Term. Sta. Jan 3, 1915" cds with "Due 12 Cents" duplex; small faults, F.-V.F. and scarce use from Africa, ex-Rhoades ; with 1998 P.F. certificate.

    Scott No. JQ4   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $650.