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B.O.B., Express, Auxiliary, Unusual Markings



C8 solo pays air-sea-air rate to Budapest, View

C10, on 13ct air-sea-air rate cover to Germany, View

#692(solo) pays sea-air rate to Sweden, View

C11 (Pr), #635 pay 5ct sea + 4ct US air supp + 4ct London air supp to Germany, View

C11, overall dog ad, bicents. View 

C25, Chasing MIA from 533 bomber Sq., 1943, View

C30, 807, NYC - Russia, RTS, View

#632, 636 pay sea-air rate to Prague, 1938, "Cenzurovano" h/s showing Czechs clinging to independence, View

#927 (Florida), 1945 air from Marine Scout Bombing Sqdn, View

See more airs at "New Stuff" page

Auxiliary Markings


    #65, Philadelphia, boxed Advertised & Not Found                                    

Oberlin, O, "Due 3"; Advertised, Misdirected (very scarce) applied at NYC on cover from Ypsilanti, MI View
#65 Louisville, KY – Advertised, View
#65 Greencastle PA to Chambersburg - Advertised, View 
#65, Philadelphia, boxed Advertised & Not Found, View
#289 on U350, Registered to Germany, forwarded to Switz, Triple DLO, View


J15 w/ unusual h/s, Saratoga Springs, NY, View 

J159(Blk 4), E15 on BRM , Unusual, View

J80, 82 tied by West Newton MA ovals to C26 cvr., View

Express Covers

Gregory's Express Marking, Scare on Incoming Mail              

Browns Express
, rare. View

Gregorys Express,
incoming markings. View

Greenhood & Newbauer/Weaverville, View

Hunters Express, missing stamp. View

Pioche, NV, Wells Fargo. View

Virginia City, N.T., Wells Fargo, missent. View

Wells Fargo, interesting usages: Austin, NT; Downieville w/ Chinese markings, View

Wells Fargo, Mexico, nice markings, View

Carriers & Locals

LO2, #11, VF, View

1LB7, Cameo, View

American Letter Mail, NYC- Phila, forwarded by same Co., View

5L2, content, View

5L2, PFC, View 

6LB10, (Carrier), Free Frank, View

(Blood's), #10, View

15L14, (Blood's), Free Frank, View

(Blood's), Emb Adv cc, View 

15L15, counterfeit, illus ad cover, View

20L7, (Boyd's), #10, View

20L7, (Boyd's), Mourning Cover, View

20L7, (Boyd's), small lady's cover, View

38L1, Carter's Dispatch, View

Boyd's, two unusual uses, View

Boyd's unusual forwarded, View

Boyd's, NYC content, View

145L1, (West Town), View 

Hale, Phila, gem illus. enclosure, View

Hale: unusual use:  "6 1/4" h/s, View

Hale: Haverhill, Worcester, View

U9, Boston "Penny Post", View

Official & Labels

OXA2, #210, IL - VT, View

OXA5, #279B, Boston - MO; OXA6, #264, IL - LA/CT, View

OX8 on RR cvr, Green Pointing Hand, View

O72, MO drop, View

Circulars, Wrappers, 3rd Class

1847 printed circular, View

#65 pays triple PM rate-Germany, View

#183 on unusual wrapper, View

#210 pays newspaper rate-GB, View

#206 on Phila ad cover to Baden, View

#214 pays triple wrapper rate, View

#405, 416 on W405, 12 x rate to Germany, View

Special Delivery

From the Markovits collection:

Two "forerunners" View

Fairfax CH (VA), 1847 w/ "Uncle Sam, ...please convey without loss or delay...", View

E7 from USS NC, via RPO, View

E7, Boston Drop;

E7, Territorial use, Seward AK, P.I., View

E7, bold Columbus, O h/s, View

E6, UX18, RPO, NY, View

E7, Daytona, FL, View

E8,  forwarded, "Fee Claimed At Fenway..." (2nd station), multi-auto ad, View

E15, BRM, View

E15x2, 9ct 4th Bur, Air/Sea Supp - Germany,  View

E15x2, Austria, View

E15x2, Schenectady - Vancouver, View

E15,: F-Flight, View

E15, C19, LA: "Fee Claimed....Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Delivery...", View

1919: #400A, 537, View

Americana:, #1611, Two uses, View

E15, applied in Columbia, service provided in New York, View

E19, applied in Columbia, service provided in New York, View

E20, applied in Columbia, service provided in Boston, View

E20, NH & AL uses, View

Jul, '34, Sweden - Hannover, crash @ Almhult, View

Jun, '38, en route from Santiago crash in Andes, View

Apr, '42, Oakland-Chicago (Gambling Supplies cc)-crash @ LaGuardia, View

Aug, '47, Bahrain, View

May, '53, Dum Dum Airport, India, two diff cvrs/cachets, View

Jan, '54, Crash near Elba (Mediterranean), GB off. seal, View

Jan, '54, Crash near Elba (Mediterranean), Kuala Lumpur, meter, View

Aug, '54, Crash @ Norwich, CT, Origin: Iraq, View

Christmas Day, '54, crash @ Prestwick, Scotland, View

May, '38, Hurricane damaged on LI, View

Have Your Letters Directed…, very early, View

Transit (Leavitt b/s), PM in CDS, MA 1882, View

  Newspaper Boston transit b/s, #158, West Troy, VT, View 

1892, wreck of SS Eider, Berlin seal, View

1893, wreck of SS Elbe, Russia - SD, Bremen seal, View

#302, 319, Hampden machine to Sweden, View

U348, used in Germany, 1894,  View

U348, Chicago Expo 3rd class to Vienna, View

4th Bureaus, Seaplane crash near Paris, View

1928, Brazil, plane struck by lightning, View

1929, C10 on Park City UT crash, unusual as it was assessed 5ct due, View

1930, Plane Wreck, UT, View

1935, CZ crash, View

1936, Crash at Crete, View

1936, Arkansas crash, View

1955, Hollywood, SC crash, View

Same 1955 SC crash, but not sent Airmail, View

1964, Saudi Air Crash, View

1977, "Embargo", meter to Italy, View

DDR Package, "Damaged in Handling...New Orleans", View1, View 2


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