Sale 3Completed: June 8, 2024

Spanish American War

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Lots 2001—2012

Gun and Tobacco Advertising

  • Lot 2001

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1901 cover showing " Naval Officer " bearing 2¢ carmine (279Bc) tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Oct 19, 1901" wavy machine cancel to local address, reverse with all over multicolor advertising and inside of cover with unusual internally printed "1901 Pocket Calendar" in green; some edge wear, Very Fine and choice.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $2,000 - 3,000.

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE "NAVAL OFFICER" SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR LAFLIN & RAND ADVERTISING DESIGN.

    This design has never been offered at Rumsey or Siegel.
  • Lot 2002

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1902 cover showing " 1st Class Gunner's Mate " bearing 1¢ green (279) tied by grid cancel duplexed with "Catasauqua, Pa. May 8, 1902" cds to local address, reverse with all over multicolor advertising and inside of cover with unusual internally printed "1902 Pocket Calendar" in green; sealed top edge opening tears, F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $500 - 750.

    A RARE NAVAL SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR LAFLIN & RAND ADVERTISING DESIGN.
  • Lot 2003

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Smokeless Powder, multicolor design on 1900 cover showing Soldier with Rifle in Western Style bearing 2¢ carmine (279B) tied by "Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Apr 11, 1900" duplex to Buffalo N.Y., Buffalo Apr 12th arrival machine; 2¢ with small tear at top, still a Very Fine and scarce design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.
  • Lot 2004

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1901 cover showing Officer with Pistol & Saber bearing 2¢ carmine (279Bc) tied by "Indianapolis, Ind. Mar 9, 1901" machine cancel to Cincinnati Oh., forwarded to Hamilton with Cincinnati transits, Very Fine and scarce Spanish American War gun advertising design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.
  • Lot 2005

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on rebacked 1904 cover front showing Western Cavalry bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by "Buffalo, N.Y. Nov 14, 1904" machine cancel to local street address; minor corner toning, F.-V.F. and rare design, a premier gun advertising design .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.
  • Lot 2006

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1901 cover showing "Artillery Officer" bearing 2¢ Pan-American (295) tied by "Louisville Ky. May 21, 1901" machine cancel to Pike View Ky., reverse with red & white advertising text, original Hart Hardware illustrated enclosure; reduced slightly at ends, hint of toning at left, F.-V.F. and scarce Spanish American War gun advertising design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 - 400.
  • Lot 2007

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1901 cover showing "1st - Sergeant Infantry" bearing 2¢ carmine (279Bc) tied by "Williamsport Pa. Aug 7, 1901" machine cancel to Rome N.Y., additional machine cancels ad design, reverse with red & white advertising text, Very Fine and scarce Spanish American War gun advertising design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 - 400.
  • Lot 2008

    (Gun Ad) Laflin & Rand Smokeless Powder, multicolor illustrated design on 1906 cover showing Soldier Firing Rifle with imprint "W.-A.30 Caliber, For High Power Military Rifles" bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by partial "Bellingham Wash. Feb 12, 1906" cds to Philippi Wash., reverse with red & white advertising text; reduced at right affecting 2¢, Fine and rare gun cover design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.
  • Lot 2009

    (Gun Ad) DuPont Smokeless, multicolor design showing Sailors Loading Naval Gun on 1906 cover bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by partial Railroad 1906 duplex to Sumter S.C., reverse with multicolor design showing Moose, Duck, Quail and Grouse; light stain, top right opening tear just affects 2¢ corner perf, Very Fine, one of the most stunning gun advertising designs .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 - 400.
  • Lot 2010

    Blackwell's Durham Tobacco Co., complete unused set of three different multicolor post card patriotic designs showing "On the March" cavalry regiment, "Awaiting Camp Instruction" and "Charge" showing horse-drawn cannon wagons, accompanied by original Blackwell envelope, Very Fine and rare set.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 - 400.
  • Lot 2011

    Blackwell's Durham Tobacco Co., lovely multicolor ad design showing Mounted Calvary "On the March" on postcard bearing 2¢ carmine (279B) tied by "Newport News, Va. Jul 19" duplex to Nyack N.Y.; some flaws and creasing, Fine and attractive early tobacco advertising card.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2012

    (Military Supplier) The Greenwood-Atkinson-Armstrong Co., multicolor illustrated design on cover showing Soldier with Rifle bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by "Detroit, Mich. May 30, 1908" machine cancel to local street address, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $200 - 300.

    Greenwood-Atkinson-Armstrong Co. manufactured swords and buttons.