Sale 3Completed: June 8, 2024

Spanish American War

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Lots 2214—2240

Ship Designs

  • Lot 2214

    "Remember the Maine", patriotic design with detailed U.S.S. Maine vignette on 1898 cover bearing 2¢, 4¢ Trans-Mississippi (286, 287) tied by "Montauk Station, Aug 31 '98" duplexes to Pittsburgh Pa.; reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $200 - 300.
  • Lot 2215

    "Remember the Maine", red and olive green bicolor patriotic design on cover bearing two 1¢ Trans-Miss (285) singles tied by "Florence Colo. Jul 28, 1898" duplex cds to West Gray Maine, original letter accompanies, F.-V.F., the only recorded example of this bicolor design .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2216

    "Remember the Maine", detailed patriotic design on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "Pittsburg, Pa. Aug 14, 1898" machine cancel to New Kensington Pa., Aug. 15th arrival backstamp; barely reduced at left, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2217

    Remember the Maine, crossed flags and U.S.S. Maine patriotic design on cover bearing 2¢ pink (279Bc) tied by "Los Angeles, Cala. May 10 '98" machine cancel to Cincinnati Oh., May 15th arrival backstamp, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2218

    "Remember the Maine", multicolor patriotic design showing various flags on Providence Albertype Co. ad cover bearing 2¢ pink (279B), tear, tied by "Providence, R.I. Jul 8, 1898" machine cancel to Taunton Mass.; slight cover abrasion, fresh and Very Fine, only recorded example .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2219

    "Remember the Maine", flag and sun over clouds patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ pink (279Bc), corner scuff, tied by "Chautauqua, Pa. May 21, 1898" cds to Kearsarge Pa., reverse with Erie (5.22) flag machine and Kearsarge (5.23) arrival cds; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $50 - 75.
  • Lot 2220

    Flag, U.S.S. Maine and Soldiers' Outfitting, patriotic design on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) canceled by four-ring target, matching " St. Michael. " straightline and "U.S. Post Office, Alaska, Jul 20, 1898" cds to San Francisco Cal., flap with blue "N.Y.C.C.D.A.R." imprint; 2¢ slightly affected from edge placement, Very Fine and choice.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,500 - 2,000.

    A REMARKABLE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PATRIOTIC FROM ST. MICHAEL, DISTRICT OF ALASKA, PARTICULARLY WITH THE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE "ST. MICHAEL" STRAIGHTLINE.
  • Lot 2221

    "Remember the Maine" and Flag with "Co. A, 20th Kansas Inft., U.S.V.", patriotic cover and imprint on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "San Francisco, Cala. Jul 15 '98" machine cancel to Wooster Oh., matching letterhead enclosure with " Camp Merritt, San Francisco, July 13, 1898 " with some interesting content reading " …you think I'm a chump for enlisting. Am having a good time; the drill is not hard on me…The Catholic ladies not only provide writing material with stamps but furnish for the sick coffee, tea, milk…When and where we go from here is a question the regiment would like to know. The 4th expedition goes Thursday. The papers do not mention the 20th at all…14th Our Brig. Gen. announced this morning that we would leave within a month, glad we are kept here longer because it shortens the time we have to spend in wet weather of the Philippines (The rainy season ends in November)… "; reduced slightly at right, small 2¢ flaws, F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2222

    "Remember the Maine" - Co. F, 1st Montana Inft., U.S.V., red and blue patriotic design with company imprint on 1898 cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279Bc) tied by "San Francisco, Cala., Jul 9 '98" machine cancel to Butte, Montana, Very Fine and choice.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $50 - 75.
  • Lot 2223

    "Remember the Maine, for humanity, country and right", multicolor patriotic design on registered cover to Germany bearing 5¢ Trans-Miss (288) pair r and 8¢ Trans-Miss (289) , repaired, tied by roller cancel, "New York, N.Y., Reg'y. Div., 10-10, 1898" oval backstamp, New York registry exchange label (FX-NY1a), arrival backstamp; some wear and flaws, Fine and colorful use.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2224

    "Remember the Maine" - For Humanity, Country and Right, multicolor design with Soldier and Naval Battle on cover bearing 2¢ red (279B) tied by "Chickamauga Natl. Park Ga., Jul 4 98" RMS duplex to Barre Vt.; filing crease through 2¢, otherwise Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $50 - 75.
  • Lot 2225

    "Remember the Maine" American and Cuban Flags, red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 5¢ dark blue (281) tied by cork cancel duplexed with partial Penn. "May 12, 1898" town cds to Berlin, Ontario, Canada , May 13th arrival backstamp, fresh and Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $75 - 100.
  • Lot 2226

    "Remember the Maine", patriotic design with vignette and crossed American and Cuban flags on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "San Francisco, Cala. Jul 8 '98" machine cancel local street address, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2227

    "Remember the Maine, On to Cuba", patriotic design on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "Tampa, Fla., Sta. $, Jul 10, 1898" duplex on cover to St. Louis Mo.; reduced slightly at right, some light wear and soiling, F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $200 - 300.

    This patriotic design is appropriate to current military events, the cover is canceled at Tampa on June 10th 1898 when troop were on ship in Tampa ready for the invasion of Cuba.
  • Lot 2228

    U.S.S. Battleship Maine - "Lest we forget - lest we forget.", patriotic design on buff cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279Bc), faded, tied by "Chicago Ill., Jan 7, 1899" flag machine cancel to Pontiac Ill.; reduced slightly at right with small flaw, F.-V.F. and rare patriotic design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2229

    "The Late U.S.S. Maine", multicolor patriotic design showing the USS Maine and Lady Liberty on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "Washington D.C., Jul 27 '98" machine cancel to Coudersport Pa.; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $75 - 100.
  • Lot 2230

    U.S.S. Maine and Crossed Flags, patriotic design on 1898 Creamery Package Mfg. cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279B) tied by "Kansas City Mo. Sta. A. Jul 14" machine cancel to Harvey, Nebr.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and attractive design.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2231

    U.S.S. Maine Naval Scene, all-over light blue patriotic design on Whitcomb Envelope Co. ad cover bearing 2¢ carmine (279B) tied by "Worcester Mass. Mar 20, 1899" to Boston Mass., imprint at left "Sample of our "Battle of Santiago" Envelopes" at left; 2¢ small corner crease, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2232

    U.S.S. Maine "The New Bird in Havana Harbor", red and blue patriotic design showing Eagle resting on the sunken U.S.S. Maine on cover bearing 2¢ rose carmine (279Bc) canceled by four-rings duplexed with "Merrifield Va. Jul 22, 1898" cds to Falmouth Foreside Me., Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $100 - 150.
  • Lot 2233

    U.S.S. New York, illustrated ship patriotic design on buff cover bearing Trinidad, 2½d blue tied by partial "Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, MR 4, 95" cds, bold strike adjacent to New York City, Mar. 18th arrival backstamp; one flap with minor paper loss, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2234

    (U.S.S. New York) Eagle, blue patriotic design of Brooklyn Daily Eagle with U.S.S. New York endorsement on 1899 cover bearing St. Lucia, 2½d blue tied by "St. Lucia, AP 20, 99" cds to Haverhill Mass., May 3rd arrival backstamp; reduced at left, F.-V.F.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2235

    Flagship Olympia, overall patriotic design on reverse of 1¢ postal card (UX12) canceled by "Cincinnati, Ohio, Jun 14, 1898" flag machine cancel to Troy, Ohio, partial receiver, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2236

    "The Olympia", navy blue patriotic design on W.B. Clark cover bearing 2¢ shield (319) tied by bold "Cumberland Md. May 24, 1905" machine cancel to Toledo Oh., May 25th arrival backstamp, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $75 - 100.
  • Lot 2237

    Flag and U.S.S. Olympia, patriotic design on cover endorsed " Co. G Heavy Artillery " at top left bearing 2¢ rose pink (279B) tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Sta., Jun 17 '98" duplex to Downieville Cal., flap sealed with patriotic flag sticker tied by Jun. 20th receiver; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $50 - 75.
  • Lot 2238

    The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box, all-over patriotic ad design showing Dewey and the U.S.S. Maine on cover bearing 2¢ carmine (301) tied by "Jersey City, N.J. Mar 12, 1903" machine cancel to Milwaukee Wisc., Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2239

    U.S. Battleship Texas, patriotic design showing ship on cover bearing Jamaica 2½d blue and purple tied by bold Letter Box, Kingston, Jamaica, AP 1, 99" cds to Long Island City, N.Y., USA, flap with "C.E. King, Bugler, U.S.S. Texas" return address, reverse with Boston (4.12) machine transit and Long Island City (4.12) arrival cds; reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.
  • Lot 2240

    "White Squadron Mocha & Java.", illustrated green ad for Crown Prince Teas and Coffees on cover bearing 2¢ carmine (279Bc) tied by partial "Rochester N.Y., Feb 6 '96" duplex to Milo Me.; some light toning, F.-V.F. and scarce White Squadron ad.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $75 - 100.