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AMERICAN ANTIQUE TRUMEAU NAVAL SCENE MIRROR

by Chandler's International Auction

May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Winston Salem, NC, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: NAVAL SCENE MIRROR; 32" X 17"

Condition Report: GOOD

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £140

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. The first depicts the "Revenge" raking a Spanish Galleon, Spanish Armada 1588. The second depicts the "Revenge" surrounded by the Spanish Fleet. Both works framed and glazed, approx 13.5 x 8.5 cms

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, thre

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £210

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, three watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. Two of the watercolours depicting "HMS Britannia" engaging the "Le Soleil Royal" May 19th 1692 and the third depicting the Duke of York in the "Royal Charles" engaging Admiral Opdam in the "Endraebt" framed and glazed. (3)

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £140

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. The first watercolour entitled Lord Howe's Action, depicting "Queen Charlotte" engaging the "Montague", the second watercolour depicting the "Victory" raking a Spanish flag ship, framed and glazed, approx 12.5 cms and 13 x 8 cms

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £140

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. The first watercolour entitled The Battle of Navarino October 20th 1827 and the second watercolour depicting the endeavoured escape of Guillaume Tell the last survivor of the Battle of the Nile, 30th March 1800, framed and glazed, approx 14 x 9 cms

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £140

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. The first depicting the HMS Royal George, Admiral Sir Edward Hawke in pursuit of the French fleet. The second work is untitled and has no label to verso. 12.5 x 6.5 cms, both framed and glazed.

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1886 NAVAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR PORTER LEATHER BOUND BOOK

by Instant Auction

June 4, 2015, 5:00 PM PST

SPOKANE, WA, USA

Description: AS SHOWN FRONT COVER AND FIRST FEW PAGES LOOSE FROM BINDING $12 SHIPPING US ONLY

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Books - A History of British Birds by F. O. Morris

by Reeman Dansie

May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Colchester, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: Books - A History of British Birds by F. O. Morris B.A., with hand-coloured plates - volumes 1 - 6

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NATURAL HISTORY BRITISH MUJSEUM, PHASIANUS VERSICOLOUR, REPRODUCTION PRINT, 36 X 55CM

by Leonard Joel

May 28, 2015, 11:30 AM AEST

Melbourne, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD100 - AUD200

Description: NATURAL HISTORY BRITISH MUJSEUM, PHASIANUS VERSICOLOUR, REPRODUCTION PRINT, 36 X 55CM

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Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two

by British Bespoke Auctions

May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £140

Description: Bevan, Irwin John David, (British) 1852-1940, two watercolours depicting maritime battles, each watercolour with a handwritten excerpt to verso from James's Naval History explaining each event depicted. The first watercolour entitled Admiral Sir G.B Rodneys Action 9th April 1782, the second watercolour entitled Battle of the Nile 1st August 1798.

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American Naval Boarding Pike

by Providence Auction Gallery

June 13, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Greenwich, RI, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY American Naval iron and carved wooden boarding pike. It has a square shaped blade with a tapered metal ferrule. On the shaft is a carved anchor. 74" overall length.

Condition Report: Overall good condition.

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3 Hand Colored Naval History Admirals 18th c. Engravings

by Fusco Auctions

May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Includes His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge, Admiral Dundas, and Admiral Napier, Frame Sizes are 6" x 7", plates are 4 5/8" x 5 5/8"

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Militaria - Pair of British World War II Barr & Stroud 7 x 50 CF41 Naval binoculars, serial number 7

by Clevedon Salerooms Ltd.

June 4, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Clevedon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £80

Description: Militaria - Pair of British World War II Barr & Stroud 7 x 50 CF41 Naval binoculars, serial number 72635, in a stitched leather case Condition: There are chips to the black paint along the sharp edges consistent with use, the leather case also with signs of wear - **General condition consistent with age

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12 Naval Photos and a Naval Magazine with Warships

by Gold N Times Auction and Estate Services

May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Canandaigua, NY, USA

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Description: 12 Naval Photos and a Naval Magazine with Warships

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U. States Steamers, Scorpion, Spitfire, Vixen, and Scourge; with 40 Barges in Tow, Crossing the Bar at the Mouth of Tobasco River, (Mexico)

by Arader Galleries

June 13, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,500

Description: Henry Walke. Tinted lithograph. New York: Sorony & Major, 1848. 29 x 35 inches, 19 3/8 x 25 1/2 inches framed. From the rarest American Naval print series, depicting Naval actions in the Mexican War in 1847.

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U.S Postal Office, Folk Art & American History

by Antique Reader

May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Long Island City, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: U.S Postal Office, Folk Art & American History Condition: very good Dimension: 18 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches

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American School, late 19th c. Naval Battle, oil

by Alex Cooper Auctioneers

May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Towson, MD, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: oil on canvas, unsigned, 28 x 36 in., framed

Condition Report: Hole and paint loss lc, rippling to canvas in ur corner, frame wear

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Huntington, Samuel

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Huntington, Samuel. (1731-1796) American patriot who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, served as President of the Continental Congress, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and Governor of Connecticut. Printed broadside signed ("Saml Huntington") as President of the Continental Congress, probably 1779-1780; 1 page, 13 x 8 1/2 in. Headed "In Congress, Wednesday, April 3, 1776. Instructions to the Commanders of Private Vessels of War, whish shall have Commissions or Letters of Marque and Reprisal, authorising them to make Captures of British Vessels and Cargoes." A bright fresh copy with a bold signature of Huntington, President of the Continental Congress. Printed by John Dunlap, Philadelphia, 1776; Dunlap is credited with the first printing of the Declaration. Evans 15137.This is in essence a license for naval vessels to attack and pillage. Congress had Dunlap prepare two documents date April 3, 1776 for privateers, one being the actual commission and the present piece giving detailed instructions as to the extent American vessels could seize, destroy, and vandalize the British Navy. Both were signed by Huntington as President of the Congress. According to Evans, the present printed form was reprinted and in use as late as 1780. Samuel Huntington represented Connecticut in Congress from 1775 until 1784; he signed the Declaration during that period and was chosen to succeed John Jay as President in 1779, so this document was probably signed between 1779-1780.Privateers were ships owned by private parties, authorized by Congress under a letter of Marque to carry out operations of war. It was a very lucrative business. Between 1775 and 1785, as allowed by the official act of Congress delineated in this document, American privateers captured and/or destroyed about 600 British vessels, including 16 men of war, with goods and valuables amounting to an estimated $18,000,000.00. This is an extremely rare document with Evans locating only one other, that being the Library of Congress copy. Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000

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WWII BRITISH NAVAL COMPASS.

by Poulin Antiques & Auctions

June 13, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Fairfield, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $300

Description: A metal body grey painted compass housed in its original wooden box. Box is stamped "Admiralty Compass Observatory Slough, Buchs. 20 May 1940". Box has painted warnings to handle with great care. Also Type P8. CONDITION: compass shows moderate use but appears fully functional. (02-7892/BF). $150-300.

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A STEEL CASED THEODOLITE MID 20TH CENTURY

by Leonard Joel

May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM AEST

Melbourne, Australia

Estimated Price: AUD100 - AUD200

Description: A STEEL CASED THEODOLITE MID 20TH CENTURY believed to be British made, although reputedly captured from the Yokosuka naval base circa 1945, with a gun metal case, mounted on an adjustable steel base, 43 x 21.5cm

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Dewey, George. Document signed.

by Profiles in History

June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: 32. Dewey, George. Document signed (“George Dewey”) as President of the Society of Manila Bay, 1 page (14.5 x 12.5 in.; 368 x 318 mm.), no place or date (ca. May 1899). The beautifully engraved document confers posthumous membership in the society to Charles Vernon Gridley, commander of the Dewey's flagship, the U.S.S. Olympia, whose name has been completed in manuscript. Light horizontal creases; with intact foil seal of the society. A spectacular Naval document evoking one of the most famous quotes in military history, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.” Charles V. Gridley posthumously receives a certificate for his heroics signed by Admiral Dewey, the man who uttered those immortal words.Admiral Dewey immortalized Charles Vernon Gridley on the morning of 1 May 1898, when he ordered the captain to begin the American naval assault on the Spanish fleet guarding Manila Bay. Over the next two and a half hours the ships of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron pummeled the ill-prepared Spanish flotilla, only withdrawing due to low stocks of ammunition. By that point, three Spanish ships were in flames and the Spanish flagship had been nearly blown to pieces after she attempted to charge the Americans. During the pause in the American assault, the remaining Spanish ships retreated into Bacoor Bay, a small inlet behind Cavite. The following day, U.S. Marines landed at Cavite to complete the destruction of the Spanish fleet. Shortly following the battle, Gridley fell ill and was compelled to leave his command. He died in Kobe, Japan while en route to the United States. The present certificate, though undated, was likely given to Gridley's family by the Society of Manila Bay soon after its formation. “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.” Dewey's order to Gridley to open fire on the Spanish Fleet in Manila Bay is considered one of the most famous quotes in American naval history - on the same level as John Paul Jones' “I have not yet begun to Fight”; James Lawrence's “Don't give up the ship!”; Oliver Hazard Perry's “We have met the enemy and they are ours...”; and of course, Daniel Farragut's “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” Interestingly enough, Gridley's first assignment after graduating from Annapolis in 1863 was to the U.S.S. Oneida, which was part of Farragut's fleet that took Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Provenance: James Sigler Spanish-American War Collection. $3,000 - $5,000

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by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

June 27, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €1,500

Description: Donovan,E. The Natural History of British insects. 1-10 (von 16) Bde. London 1792-1801. Mit 360 altkolor. Kupfertaf. Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (Leicht berieb.). - Nissen, IVB 257. Lisney 352. - Taf. tls. fleckig.

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by Martin Auction Company

May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM CST

Anna, IL, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $500

Description: 1863 by Orislle J. Victor

Condition Report: Poor condition missing cover but complete

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Monroe, James. Autograph letter signed.

by Profiles in History

June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Calabasas, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: 108. Monroe, James. Autograph letter signed (“Jas. Monroe”) as U.S. Minister to England, 2 pages (8 x 9.75 in.; 203 x 248 mm.), front and verso with blank integral leaf, Portland Place (London), 3 July 1807, written to Lord Holland. Usual folds. Six months after they each signed a commercial treaty, James Monroe agrees to safely send Lord Holland’s letter to a friend in Paris - possibly a prisoner of war as England and France had been at war since 1803. Unbeknownst to them, 12 days earlier, the British warship Leopard had impressed four sailors from the USS Chesapeake, a contributing factor to the start of the War of 1812.Monroe writes in full: I had the good fortune to avail myself of a very favorable opportunity to forward the letter yesterday which you lately sent me for Mr Colclough in France. I committed it to Mr. Russell an American gentleman of character who will proceed without delay to Paris, & deliver in person the letter to Mr Warden to whom it is addressed. I have requested that the reply may be forwarded to me in the hope of adding to the security of the conveyance. I have no doubt of the contents of any letter which you will send me & it will give me real satisfaction to be able to render any service whatever to your Lordship or your friends. I fear it will be impossible to obtain the discharge of Mr Colclough. I asked it directly of the govt once in favor of a person of my own name [an officer in the British army] & obtained it, and have in several cases since requested accommodation to others, so that I fear my little means are exhausted. I shall however not fail to use my best exertions in favor of your friend, be the result what it may. There will be another opportunity for Paris in abt. ten days, by which I shall be able to forward any commands you may then have. Very sincerely yours Jas. MonroeUnbeknownst to Monroe, just 12 days earlier, on 22 June 1807, as the USS Chesapeake was leaving Chesapeake Bay, off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, the British warship Leopard hailed her and Commodore James Barron, extending naval courtesy, allowed the British to come aboard. The officers of the Leopard requested him to muster the crew in order to recover British deserters. Barron refused, saying there were no deserters aboard. The British were at war with Napoleon and needed more men in the Royal Navy; the United States was neutral in their conflict. Upon their return to the Leopard, the officers ordered an attack upon the Chesapeake and the unprepared American ship surrendered but not before several crew members were wounded or killed. The British removed four sailors from the Chesapeake, later trying them for desertion. Three were Americans; the British deserter was later hanged. Already angry over the British policy of impressment, the American public was outraged by the actions of the British navy, but quickly divided over how to respond, with some calling for war, others for caution. Monroe had been sent to London in 1803 to negotiate with the British on the issue of the impressment of American seamen and the seizure of American vessels. In May 1806, Jefferson ordered William Pinkney to assist Monroe. The British government appointed Lords Holland and Auckland as their negotiators and the result of the deliberations was the Treaty of 31 December 1806, the Monroe-Pinkney Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, which offered the United States expansion of its trade within the British Empire but contained no provision against impressments and provided no indemnity for the seizure of goods and vessels. President Jefferson received the treaty in March 1807. Dissatisfied that it avoided the subject of impressment, and that Monroe and Pinkney had disregarded his instructions, Jefferson refused to send it to the Senate for ratification. On 2 July 1807, the day before Monroe wrote this letter to Lord Holland, President Jefferson banned British ships from American waters and on 22 December 1807 he signed the Embargo Act declaring American neutrality and non-engagement in foreign trade. $2,000 - $3,000

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by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

June 28, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €3,600

Description: Morisot,C.B. Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia. Dijon, P. Palliot 1643. Fol. Mit gest. Titel, 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel u. 44 Textkupfern, davon 23 Karten. 11 Bll., 725 S., 9 Bll. Etwas späterer Ldr. mit geprägtem Wappensupralibros des Grafen Leopold Joseph von Lamberg auf dem Vorderdeckel. (Berieben, kl. Wurmspuren, Kapital abgestoßen). Shirley G.MORI-1a; Sabin 50723; Alden-L. 643/85. - Zweiter Druck, jetzt mit der einblättrigen Widmung an P. Seguier statt Ludwig XIII. "Has among other merits that of being the first naval history. It is divided into two parts. The first is devoted to ancient times, and the second is concerned with 'modern' times, and the deeds of the British, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese. South America and Brazil are described on pp. 601 and following (the description of both Americas covers pp. 592-612, with 3 maps). The work is sumptuously printed... the plates showing different kinds of sailing crafts are very quaint. The map of Brazil is most curious" (BdM). Enthält weiterhin Küstenkarten von Nordamerika (Burden 264), Feuerland, Ostasien, Afrika (4), Kleinasien mit Cypern, Nordafrika, Mittelmeer, Sizilien, Italien; Karte der alten Welt nach Pomponius Mela etc. - Stellenw. gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig, Titel fingerfleckig u. mit alter Anmerkung. Angebunden: Supplement u. Index aus der griechischen Pausanias-Ausgabe 1696. - Second issue, with dedication to P. Seguier. With engraved title, 1 double-page engraved plate and 44 engravings in the text, 23 of which are maps (3 relating to America). - Some browning and foxing, thumbing and old annotation to title. Bound with supplement and index of the 1696 edition of Pausanias. Contemporary calf with the coat of arms of Count Leopold Joseph of Lamberg; rubbed, slight worming, head of spine worn.

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British Tokens From Various Properties

by Dix Noonan Webb

June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: BRITISH TOKENS, Miscellaneous, Burn, J.H., A Descriptive Catalogue of the London Traders, Tavern, and Coffee-House Tokens Current in the Seventeenth Century, 1st edn, London, 1853, xlviii + 237pp, 2 engraved plates (Manville 379), modern black cloth; Payne, A.A., A Handbook of British and Foreign Orders, War Medals and Decorations, Sheffield, 1911, lxix + 811pp, plates in text; Sandwich, Earl of, British and Foreign Medals relating to Naval and Maritime Affairs, 1st edn, London, 1937, 308pp, 27 plates, 2 copies (Manville 946); Quiggin, Alison Hingston, A Survey of Primitive Money, London, 1949, xxii + 344pp, engravings in text, 32 plates + maps; Ferrett, J.M., and others (eds), The Yorkshire Numismatist, nos. 1-4, Leeds, 1988-2012; together with other references on tokens and medals (63), by Whittlestone/Ewing, Grueber, Grimshaw, Moyaux, Attwood, Thompson/Dickinson, Edge, Withers, Millett, Wager, etc [72]. First in modern black cloth, others in publishers’ bindings, a useful lot

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Military History ‘Types of The Indian Army Book 19

by Mullock's Specialist Auctioneers and Valuers

May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

Ludlow, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £120 - £140

Description: Military History ‘Types of The Indian Army Book 1964 Illustrating the races often listed in the Bengal^ Punjab and Bombay Armies Printed Dorset England 1964^ Fredrick Bremner. The illustrations (prints) seem to have been reproduced from original photographs. Illustrations include the 45th Rattray Sikhs^ Punjab Regiments^ and Bengal Regiments. 60 pages full of wonderful reproductions of the British Indian Army in the days of British Rule^ in red cloth^ HB in good clean condition

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American Indian Flint Headed Spear

by Providence Auction Gallery

June 13, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Greenwich, RI, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: AMERICAN, DATED 18TH CENTURY Antique American carved flint stone and wood spear. The spear head is attached with a wrapped leather and the opposite end with a wrapped leather grip. The shaft is slightly curved with fine worn patina. 74" overall length.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition.

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4 Mushroom Natural History Studies.

by Arader Galleries

June 13, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: Marcia Gaylord Norman (American, act. c. 1950-1979). 4 Mushroom Natural History Studies. Watercolors on paper. Variously signed, titled, and/or described in artist?s hand. 14.25 x 10.25 inches overall. Marcia Gaylord Norman was primarily a botanical artist. She lived in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, and illustrated a number of natural history guidebooks to the area.

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Peary, Admiral Robert

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $300

Description: Peary, Admiral Robert. (1856-1920) American explorer and Naval officer who led the first expedition to the North Pole in 1909. Postcard photograph signed ("Robt. Peary"), 4 x 3 1/8 in., no place. The date, Oct. 9 1910, is at upper right. A jaunty, three-quarter pose. Estimated Value $250 - 300 Christie's, New York, April 17, 1996.

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Union Civil War Moll Lance

by Providence Auction Gallery

June 13, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Greenwich, RI, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: UNTIED STATES, CIVIL WAR ERA Union civil war lance, imported and marked "moll" and U.S."It has a long tapered wood shaft with tapered metal base with a collar. 108" overall length.

Condition Report: Overall good condition.

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Spanish Indian Trade Halberd

by Providence Auction Gallery

June 13, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Greenwich, RI, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: SPAIN, DATED 16TH CENTURY IN BOOK Spanish Indian trade halberd from an Indian grave in Florida. Courtesy Ft. Ticonderoga Museum. 94 1/2" overall length.

Condition Report: Overall good condition.

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Postcards in album including Mill, Foulness Is. Mi

by Reeman Dansie

May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Colchester, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: Postcards in album including Mill, Foulness Is. Mill Rayleigh Mount, real photographic includes Baker's boy with hand cart A. G. Playle, Hovis Bread and Scones, Naval pageant Southend on Sea postally used 1909, The Stanley Clock Tower, Market Hill Maldon animated street scenes The Hunt, horse and carts, bystanders, etc, Rayleigh Carnival 1909, group of policemen 1914, Peculiar Chapel Rayleigh, A. Carlton Baker and Post Office shop front with hand carts and staff (possibly Hackney), Mumble's Train with passengers, plus others, greetings, social history, G.B. topographical, 1931 Old Town Pump, Rochford, Mabel Lucie Attwell, etc (qty)

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by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

June 28, 2015, 11:00 AM CET

Pforzheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €0 - €5,000

Description: Morisot,C.B. Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia. Dijon, P. Palliot, 1643. Fol. Mit gest. Titel, 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel u. 44 Textkupfern, davon 23 Karten. 9 (st. 12) Bll., 725 S., 9 Bll. u. 1 zusätzl. Widmungsblatt zu Beginn. Etwas spät. Ldr. mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelverg., Stehkantenverg. u. Goldschn., auf beiden Deckeln das Supralibros des Collège du Plessis-Sorbonne im Zentrum, in den Ecken das Monogramm "PS" (Etwas berieben, unauffällige Restaurierungen an Ecken, Kanten und am Rücken). Shirley G.MOR-1a; Sabin 50723; Alden-L. 643/85; Borba de M. 598; Rodrigues 1715; NHSM I, 567; nicht bei Phillips u. Polak; zum Einband: Olivier 1965. - Erster Druck, mit der später teilw. ausgetauschten Widmung an Ludwig XIII. "Has among other merits that of being the first naval history. It is divided into two parts. The first is devoted to ancient times, and the second is concerned with 'modern' times, and the deeds of the British, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese. South America and Brazil are described on pp. 601 and following (the description of both Americas covers pp. 592-612, with 3 maps). The work is sumptuously printed... the plates showing different kinds of sailing crafts are very quaint. The map of Brazil is most curious" (BdM). Enthält weiterhin Küstenkarten von Nordamerika (Burden 264), Feuerland, Ostasien, Afrika (4), Kleinasien mit Cypern, Nordafrika, Mittelmeer, Sizilien, Italien; Karte der alten Welt nach Pomponius Mela etc. - Gering gebräunt, in der zweiten Hälfte auch leicht wasserrandig, gegen Ende etwas stärker; 2 Bll. mit kl. Eckdefekt, 1 Bl. mit restaur. Einriß. Es fehlen 3 Bll. der Vorstücke (durch Faksimiles ersetzt). Preisband des Collège du Plessis-Sorbonne, mit gedrucktem Widmungsblatt für Jacques Le Coigneux (1683-1723), dat. 20. Aug. 1698, u. eigenh. Unterschrift von Thomas Durieux (1644-1727), Prinzipal des Collège, sowie papiergedecktem Siegel. Der schöne Einband mit reicher Deckelvergoldung. "Cette marque qui se recontre sur des ouvrages donnés en prix est sans doute celle d'un collège fondé par Richelieu... Le chiffre rappelle celui du collège du Plessis-Sorbonne" (Olivier). - First issue, with dedication to Louis XIII. With engraved title, 1 double-page engraved plate and 44 engravings in the text, 23 of which are maps (3 relating to America). - Minor browning, light marginal dampstaining to second half of the volume, small corner defect to 2 leaves, restored tear to 1 leaf, lacking 3 preliminary leaves (supplied in facsimile). Fine prize binding of the Collège du Plessis-Sorbonne, with printed dedication leaf (dated 1698). Somewhat later calf, richly gilt, with central arms of the Collège on sides; somewhat rubbed, small defects at edges, corners, head and tail carefully restored.

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BAYONETS, BLADES & MISC.

by Poulin Antiques & Auctions

June 13, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Fairfield, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $700

Description: 1 Badly dented brass sword scabbard. 1 Shortened British Naval sword & scabbard. 3 Blades for a Klewang cutlass. 1 Sword blade & scabbard. 3 Sword blades. 3 Cut down sword blades. 1 Forged double ended knife. 1 Decorative sword. 1 Modern rubber gripped short sword. 1 Bag of screws. 1 Crooked knife. 1 Large fork. 1 Forged knife. 1 Pair of modern spurs. 2 Spear heads. 1 - 18th century bayonet. 2 Ethnic knives. 1 Saw back bayonet. CONDITION: most items are poor but some are in better condition. The majority of items are useful only as parts. (02-7770-2/BF). $400-700 for lot.

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LAUBIN, J.R., Two Scrimshaw Objects

by J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers

May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

Plymouth, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Two pieces of scrimshawed bone, each embellished with wooden end caps. First item depicts a sailing ship titled, "Brig Morning Star" on obverse. Reverse features a boat and a whale's tale. Artist signed, "J.R. Laubin". 6"H x 4.25"W Together with a similarly shaped item depicting a naval battle between U.S. and British flagged ships on both sides signed, "J.R. Laubin". 7.5"H x 3.25"W. NOTE: Buyer must provide a valid Massachusetts photo ID to purchase item.

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Farragut, David G

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: Farragut, David G. (1801- 1870) The first U.S. Naval officer to hold the rank of full admiral. Son of a Revolutionary War naval lieutenant, he was adopted by naval officer David Porter, a friend of his father's, in 1808 after the death of his mother. He went to sea at the age of nine and served in the War of 1812 under Capt. David Porter. At the age of twelve, he was wounded and captured by the British at Valparaiso Bay, Chile. His long and distinguished career lasted for 60 years. His order at the battle of Mobile Bay, where he won a major victory, is still remembered; it has been paraphrased to "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"Carte de visite signed twice, "D.G. Farragut" on the lower mount, and "D.G. Farragut Vice Admiral" on the verso, 3 x 2 1/2 in. A three-quarter, seated photo with imprint of J. Gurney & Son, Broadway, N.Y. on verso. Mount slightly trimmed at upper and lower edges; slight soiling and a couple of diagonal creases. After Farragut's victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay (Aug. 5, 1864), President Lincoln promoted Farragut to vice admiral on December 21, 1864. He was promoted to full admiral on July 25, 1866, so this photograph was taken within those two dates. Estimated Value $500 - 750

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United States Naval Officer's Sword, Model 1852

by New Orleans Auction Galleries

May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $800

Description: United States Naval Officer's Sword, Model 1852, fourth quarter 19th century, the blade of 28" length and etched on both sides in a manner typical of the era with the obverse bearing oak leaves, foliate scrolls, "USN" in a reserve and a trophy of arms, the ricasso etched "The E. A. Armstrong Co., Chicago, Ill", the reverse emblazoned with an American eagle and a federal shield superimposed over a fouled anchor and surrounded by foliate scrolls, the guard cast with acorns, oak leaves and "USN" with a dolphin securing the knuckle bow to the laurel leaf-decorated pommel, an American eagle perched on a coil of rope surrounded by thirteen stars finishes the cap, the shagreen-covered grip wound with two twisted brass wires finishes the hilt, remnants of the gilded sword knot remaining, overall, l. 33-3/4". A gilt-bronze-mounted black leather scabbard carried this sword with two figure-eight knots securing its rings. The original owner, William Joseph Wilson, graduated in 1883 from the U.S. Naval Academy, serving until 1885. He re-enlisted for the Spanish-American war in 1898 and left the service in 1899. In his civilian career he was termed a "nautical expert" and founded the Chicago Nautical School in 1900, suddenly passing away in 1909. E. A. Armstrong Co. was in business in Chicago between 1892 and 1894. The sword is accompanied by a framed photograph of Mr. Wilson and "Twenty Years After/Book of the Class of/1883/United States Naval Academy"/New York/Published for the Class/1903.

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by Auction Team Breker

May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM CET

50997 Köln , Germany

Estimated Price: €30,000 - €50,000

Description: "Enigma M4" Cypher Machine, c. 1942 4-rotor naval Enigma machine, no. M 4609, by Chiffriermaschinengesellschaft Heimsoeth und Rinke, Berlin ("jla"), rotor no. M 4609 III, VI and VII, extra wheel Gamma, reflector wheel UKW-B, numbered plug board, connector to external 4V line, removable lamp panel, lamps replaced. Included is a group of related documents in copy. – Very good original working condition, electrical functions checked. An important example of the legendary World War II ciphering machine developed by Berlin engineer Dr. Arthur Scherbius and first manufactured there commercially by the Chiffriermaschinen Aktiengesellschaft Berlin in 1923. So complex was the Enigma, it was considered capable of producing over 22 billion code combinations without a single repetition. According to an early prospectus, "if someone worked continuously day and night and tried a different cipher-key every minute, it would take him 42,000 years to exhaust all combination possibilities". In operation, each keystroke illuminated a different character and caused one or more rotors to shift fractionally, so that a different combination was created every time. Decryption required codebooks and a list of daily key settings. The more secure 4-rotor Enigma, developed exclusively for the German Navy, was incorporated into Atlantic submarines in 1942. The seemingly impenetrable cyphers posed a serious challenge to the British armed forces until their capture of the abandoned U-559 in October 1942 altered the course of the war. – The captured submarine yielded not only an Enigma machine, but also its key-settings. Thanks to this discovery, Allied Forces were now able to decrypt intercepted German naval cypher. In order to disguise this fact from the German military, British Intelligence Services valorized the work of mathematicians Alan M. Turing and Alfred Knox, who continued to work on decryption methods with the first programmable electromagnetic computer ("The Bombe") at Bletchley Park. – The techniques of the British mathematicians were indebted to the work of Polish cryptologist Marian Rejewski and his colleagues, who had cracked the code of the 3-rotor Enigma machine as early as 1932 by rebuilding an Enigma machine! Turing had no progress till the Polish solutions and hand-made Enigma copies were brought to Bletchley park in 1939! The British "Bombe" was in fact an improved version of the Polish "Bomba" already in use since 1940. The available "Bombes" were fast enough for deciphering the codes of the 3-rotor Enigma used by the airforce, but too slow to make headway with the 4-rotor machines which employed each code book for a short time only. The result was the development of Turing's programmable computer in its first form (named "Colossus") – in use from December 1943. – An important artifact and milestone of military history! Chiffriermaschine "Enigma M4", um 1942 4-Rotor-Schlüsselmaschine (Schlüssel M) der Deutschen Kriegsmarine, Prüfnummer M 4609, Hersteller: Chiffriermaschinengesellschaft Heimsoeth und Rinke, Berlin ("jla"). Mit 4 Original-Walzen bezeichnet Nr. M 4609 III, VI und VII, Zusatzwalze Gamma, Umkehrwalze B, mit Zahlen bezeichnetes Steckerbrett, abnehmbare Lampenabdeckung, Anschluß für externe Stromversorgung (4 V), Glühlampen ersetzt. Die M4 war kryptographisch deutlich sicherer als die 3-Walzen-Chiffriermaschinen von Heer und Luftwaffe und wurde von den deutschen U-Booten eingesetzt. Mit umfangreicher Dokumentation (Kopien). – Legendäre und geheimnisumwobene deutsche Glühlampen-Chiffrier-maschine, die den Verlauf des 2. Weltkrieges entscheidend beeinflußte und zu seinem Ende beitrug, nachdem sie zuvor die deutsche Vorherrschaft zur See begründet hatte, bis es den Engländern im Oktober 1942 gelang, das havarierte U-Boot "U-559" samt Besatzung und "Enigma"-Ausrüstung zu kapern, ohne daß es die deutschen Befehlshaber bemerkten. So fielen ihnen neben der Enigma M4 auch die kompletten Schlüsselunterlagen in die Hände. Um das zu verbergen, heroisierten die englischen Militärs die beiden Mathematiker Alfred Knox und Alan M. Turing zu "Superhirnen", die es mit der Konstruktion des ersten frei programmierbaren Elektronenrechners "The Bombe" geschafft haben wollten, den Enigma-Code zu entschlüsseln! Das war aber nur Legende, denn "The Bombe" war nur ein von Turing verbesserter Nachbau der polnischen "Bomba" und seit Mitte Mai 1940 im Einsatz! Der frei programmierbare Elektronenrechner wurde in seiner ersten Ausführung ab Dezember 1943 benutzt und hatte den Namen "Colossus". Die verfügbaren "Bombes" waren schnell genug für das Lösen von Schlüsseln der 3-Walzen-Enigmas der Wehrmacht. Die nötige Geschwindigkeit zum Lösen der Schlüssel der 4-Walzen-Enigmas der Kriegsmarine brachte erst der "Colossus". – Einkalkuliert auf deutscher Seite war die Eroberung von Enigmas nebst Schlüsselunterlagen durch den Gegner. Da die Schlüsselunterlagen aber nur für kurze Zeiträume gültig waren, meinte man, daß die Enigmas insgesamt sicher seien. Dieser Rechner wurde unmittelbar nach Kriegsende von den Engländern selbst vernichtet. Aber tatsächlich gelang dem polnischen Kryptologen Marian Rejewski bereits 1932 die Dechiffrierung mit einem kompletten Nachbau. – Der "Enigma" war es dank ihres genialen Konstrukteurs Dr. Arthur Scherbius, Berlin, möglich, über 22 Milliarden (!!) Code-Kombina tionen ohne jede Wiederholung zu produzieren. Bildlich gesprochen hieße das: Wenn man jede Minute einen neuen Code benutzt und Tag und Nacht arbeitete, würde man 42.000 Jahre benötigen, um alle Code-Kombinationen auszuschöpfen. – Das hier exzellent funktionierende 4-Walzengerät ist komplett, mit Original-Holzkasten, Steckern und Lampen, und ist für nicht-druckenden Einsatz bestimmt. Bei jedem Tastendruck leuchtet ein anderes Zeichen auf, das notiert werden muß. Auch der wiederholte Druck auf dieselbe Taste führt immer wieder ein anderes Leuchtzeichen aus, ganz so, wie es der eingestellte Code zuläßt. – Zur Dechiffrierung mußte der vereinbarte Code eingestellt und die Nachricht durch simuliertes Abschreiben "lesbar" gemacht werden. – Eine technisch wie gesamthistorisch absolute Rarität von höchstem Stellenwert! – Eins der ganz großen technisch-historischen Sammlungsstücke! Start Price: €26000 (3+/2)

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Sydney Phillips (19th – 20th Century) British. A South American Shipping Scene, in the style of Thom

by John Nicholsons

June 11, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £250

Description: Sydney Phillips (19th – 20th Century) British. A South American Shipping Scene, in the style of Thomas Somerscales (1842-1927), Oil on Canvas, Signed, 16” x 26”.

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Circle of Bernard Finegan Gribble (1873-1962) British. “The American Boat Constitution Defeating The

by John Nicholsons

June 11, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: Circle of Bernard Finegan Gribble (1873-1962) British. “The American Boat Constitution Defeating The English Boat Guerriere, about 1813-1815, Captain Charles Robertson’, Oil on Canvas, Inscribed on label verso, 28” x 36”.

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SIMON BULL - Sunburst

by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting

May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM CST

Regina, SK, Canada

Estimated Price: CAD250 - CAD400

Description: SIMON BULL (British/American, 1958-) “Sunburst” 1998 - Limited edition hand-coloured aquatint 116/350. Signed and editioned lower left, certificate of authenticity verso, framed. 17.5 x 17.5 in.

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Lot of US Naval Aircraft including Photos and Fact Sheets

by Gold N Times Auction and Estate Services

May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Canandaigua, NY, USA

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Description: Lot of US Naval Aircraft including Photos and Fact Sheets

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British Historical Medals From Various Properties

by Dix Noonan Webb

June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS, Grueber, H.A. (ed), Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, Plates I-C, CXI-CLXXXIII, together with Indexes, General Title and Preface, London, 1904-11 (Manville 631), together with additional Plates LXXI-LXXX, CLI-CLX, CXLI-CL, CLXXI-CLXXXIII, original grey cloth-backed boards; Grueber, H.A. (ed), Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, Plates CXI-CLXXXIII, bound in 2 vols, green leather; together with references on 17th and 18th century Dutch medals (3), including an original van Loon Part III, full leather [Lot]. Varied state, but the principal series of MI Plates clean and fresh

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The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants;  Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described...

by Arader Galleries

June 13, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $150,000 - $250,000

Description: CATESBY, Mark (1683-1749). London: Charles Marsh; Thomas Wilcox; Benjamin Stichall, 1754. The most famous color-plate book of American plant and animal life & a fundamental and original work for the study of American species. 2 volumes. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Title-pages printed in red and black in English and French, text in parallel columns of English and French, dedication and index leaves in both volumes, 220 hand-colored etched plates after and by Catesby, folding hand-colored engraved map in volume 2, "An Account of Carolina and the Bahama Islands" bound following plates of volume 2 (in which p. vii has an interesting 1/4-page laid-on paper repair done before the leaf was printed), etched headpiece by Catesby, historiated woodcut initials (some light to moderate offsetting, foxing, and staining, a few plates bound upside down, supplemental plate 19 in volume one misnumbered 20, plate 49 in volume 2 foxed). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt (rebacked to style, corners repaired, joints weak); cerise morocco clamshell boxes. "The most famous color-plate book of American plant and animal life & [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt). Second edition, revised by George Edwards, text and plates on paper with various watermarks, first 20 text leaves of volume 2 with page numerals corrected by hand, as often; "DU" on title-page corrected by hand. Anker 94; Dunthorne 72; Ellis Mengel 477; Fine Bird Books 65; Great Flower Books 53; Hunt 486 (first edition); McGill/Wood 281; Norelli, American Wildlife Painting 73; Sabin 11059. Provenance: 19th-century armorial bookplates of John Spencer, Esq on each front paste-down; engraved bookplates of Harold Charles Drayton (1901-1966), British financier famous for championing independent television in the early 1950s; Laird U. Park Jr., Americana Library, Sotheby's New York, November 29, 2000, lot 48, $214,750.

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Lot of Aprox. 100 WWII Naval Warship Photos and Fact Sheet

by Gold N Times Auction and Estate Services

May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Canandaigua, NY, USA

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Description: In Protective Sheets/Binder

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Lot of Aprox 80 WWII Naval Warship Photos

by Gold N Times Auction and Estate Services

May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Canandaigua, NY, USA

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Description: In Protective Sheets/Binder

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Double Barrel Shotgun

by Mebane Antique Auction

May 29, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Mebane, NC, USA

Description: Late 19th Century; overall length 46 inches; unknown American maker, black powder, has ram rod, rabbit ears, appears to be complete and original; Provenance: North Carolina Museum of History

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Early Connecticut Halberd Pole Weapon

by Providence Auction Gallery

June 13, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

East Greenwich, RI, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: CONNETICUT, CIRCA 1620'S Early carved wood and iron Halberd pole spear. It has a pierced and engraved blade with a tapered ferrule. The square shaped spike at the top has a slight twist near the blade. 100 " overall length.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Tip of spike with a ding.

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First Day of Issue / Cover Binder (1957-1975)

by Complete Auctions

May 30, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Clearwater, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $100

Description: Take a ride through American History with this First Day Cover Binder! These Vintage First Day of Issue Covers come in a sturdy binder with plastic sleeves for each envelope. The binder slides into a protective hardcover that measures 11.5" x 8" Each envelope tells a story about American History. The covers are stored on the front and back inside covers of the binder in a convenient hanging fashion (see photos). Estimated at $75-$100.

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