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



C4, C5, Honolulu - GA, View

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

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                                    

1828, very early (brass) hdstp, Woodstock, CT, View

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

#319 on three AUX covers, View

UY4 un-severed, Phila, w/ large pointing hand, View

    WW1 Auxiliary Markings

    PPCs, one with battleship deck,  View

    PPC, CA-S. Africa, "received in Bad Condition", View

    YMCA, Siberia, Vladisvostock image, View

    1918, IA-Belgian Congo, censor, View

    #437, "Opened by Military Censor. Petrograd', View

    Two Naval Censors, View

    'US Naval Forces on Foreign Service', OX18x2, Brindisi content, View

    Montana-Montengro, Italian censor, View

    1917, MA-Rome, censored, View

    'Discharged, Camp Devon', to Paris, Fwd-Boston, content, View

    NJ-Holland, censored there, View

Redirected Mail


#11, forwarded at International Hotel, Niagara Falls, View

3 Nesbitts, View

#26 Fwd'd at Saratoga Springs, NY, View

From Geneva (NY Depr. currency) to IN, Fwd'd there to Reynolds, IN, View

#65, forwarded in Petersburg, VA with fancy killer, View

Seattle penalty to La Push, WA to Ft Leavenworth, RTS, View

#210, ad cover, "Forwarded", View

1899, Sp Am War: East Orange, NJ - NYC - Mil Sta #1, Manila - Chicago, RTS, View

#319, Denver-Manila, Fwd-Japan with Japanese routing slip, View

U58, Phila Sta G to USS Oceola @ Hampton Roads, Fwd from OPC to Navy Yard/NYC, View

Entire from India, RFD forwarding, View

2ct entire, Springfield, IL - local -Phoenixville, PA - Schuylkill (PM CDS) - Phoenixville - Pottsville -RTS, View

W/ Foreign Use:

UY4 (intact), NYC-MA-Paris (due) -Baden Baden,  View

2ct entire, Boston drop -Paris (#272 added, weight over 1/2 oz.) - very unusual rate combo, View

Two covers: Treaty to France via London & direct (forwarded), w/ dues, #528A, #583, View

1931, Atlantic City - NYC - Paris (French dues) - Lausanne (Swiss Dues) - RTS (US due), View

1929, #599, Oakland - NYC (missed boat) - Marseilles (French dues) -RTS, View

1926, #634, SC - PA - Paris (french dues) - Italy (Italian dues) - RTS, View


1855, 11A (w/ large end mgn.), West Liberty, OH, NYC DLO oval, w/ red; "Advertised, K", View

#65, Newport, RI - Pittsburgh, unusual DLO DO, View

2ct 4th bureau, Short Paid (there was no treaty rate) to:  Aruba (Local Due); Switz (local Due), View

#443 coil, PPC to Sweden, underpaid and due/label. View
J15 w/ unusual h/s, Saratoga Springs, NY, View

UX18, w/ photo attached assessed 4ct due (J39x2), View

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

J23, #230pr on ME ad cover, View

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

#270, Phila - Germany, RTS, unusual DLO pointing hand, View

#280, 289, Norfolk - Vienna, DLO, View

U350, Braddock, PA - Transylvania, returned with DLO pointing hand, View

1983, "ambulance". due 70ct, View

Express Covers

Gregorys Express Marking, Scare on Incoming Mail              

Browns Express
, rare. View

Gregorys Express,
incoming markings. View

Greenhood & Newbauer/Weaverville, View

Hunters Express, missing stamp. View

"The C.O & C & PP Express/St Joseph", Platt City, MO, 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

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

5L2, PFC, View

(Carrier), Free Frank, View

(Blood's), #10, View

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

(Blood's), Emb Adv cc, View

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

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

(Swarts), #11, View

(West Town), View

"6 1/4" h/s, View

Official & Labels

OXA2, #210, IL - VT, View

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

OX7b, on registered Canadian cvr (F2, 35), 1892, View

OX8 on RR cvr, Green Pointing Hand, View

OX11 on U350, Bethlehem, PA w/ "Bumble Bee" label, 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

#210 on W120, paying triple rate to Germany, 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

E1, on UX8,
nice example of this rarity, Providence, RI, View

E2, NYC label-non-delivery, View

#319 strip6, on U395, no SD endorsement, View

E5.line of color.var., View

E5, label: ordinary mail disclaimer, View

E6, Mourning,
CT, View

E6, UX18, RPO, NY, View

E6, #319, nice Memphis Hotel cc (black history), View

E6, #319, Chicago, Missent to Providence, View

E6, #319, PPC/Telegram, unusual, View

E6, Fake #356 coil pays registry from Worcester, MA, View

E6, forwarded in Sacramento - Oakland, no postage (J39 added), View

E7 (imprint), '09, Milwaukee, View

E7, Daytona, FL, View

1910, #332a bklt pays SD + 1st. Dallas Hotel ad, View

E8, Q1, Chicago PPC, View

E8, Glitter on PPC-not caught, View

E9, applied in Toronto, pre-treaty, View

E10 Jumbo, Auburn, IN, View

E11, C5 (two zones), View

E12, #383 paste-up, View

1923, #498x6, "Duties Performed, No Keys" View

1925, E6, C6, Phila-SF, View

1927, #627 blk6, MN precancel, AUX: "delivery attempted", View

1935, E15x2-Winnepeg, aux, View

1929, E15, #637 (perfins), Dayton-Roxbury, View

1929, E15, hotel ad, OX, View

1932, #600x6 pays 8ct air + 10 SD, View

1940. Fam Aericans-Alameda;"'Duties Performed", View

E15, BRMs, View

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

E15x2,: Austria, View

E15x2, Schenectady - Vancouver, View

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

E15, C19x3, Alameda-LI, View

E15 on PPC, 1978 pays PPC rate!, View

E16, w/ Dues - w/o postage, View

1919: #400A, 537, View

E15, applied in Jamaica to NYC, View

E15, #855 (baseball), commercial use, 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

E21, C72, HI,  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

Mar, '50, #995 Boy Scout Stamp on "Fire" cover, w/ ambulance, 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

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

2001, AK (meter) - DC "Sanitized", Anthrax scare, View

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


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