2019 Winter Auction Closing March 2
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These delicate and colorful booklets – all from the World War II era and produced by U.S. oil companies – provide pictures and stories about fascinating subjects. Most of the scarce paper pieces also afford space to house special stamp productions associated with their respective promotions, with many of those items also included in this offering. The books are generally well preserved (approximating EX to EX/MT unless specified), and stamps are securely adhered in the proper spaces inside. Includes:

1936 American Oil Co. "Presidents of the United States" Stamp Album - containing complete set of 32 stamps, 4-1/4" x 7-3/8", 16 pages, surface damage to the George Washington stamp;

1937 American Oil Co. "The American Historical Stamp Album" - containing complete set of 32 stamps, 4-3/4" x 7-3/8", 20 pages;

1938 Tide Water Associated Oil ("Flying A") "Stamps of the West" Stamp Album - containing partial set 36 of 100 stamps, 4" x 9", 48 pages, about VG;

1938-39 Skelly Oil "Air Heroes - Captain Midnight's Stamp Album" - containing complete set of 16 stamps, 5-1/8" x 6-3/4", 8 pages. Three additional Captain Midnight publications (perhaps sponsored by Ovaltine Chocolate) accompany: 1941 "Captain Midnight's Secret Squadron Official Secret Code Book and Membership Manual" (6" x 8-5/8", 12 pages), 1942 "Captain Midnight's Secret Squadron - Book of Official Charts, Codes and Secrets" (6" x 8-3/4", 12 pages, about VG), 1947 "Captain Midnight's Secret Squadron - Official Manual" (4-3/8" x 6", 16 pages);

1940 Tydol Flying A "American Aviation" Stamp Album - containing complete set of 48 stamps, 5-5/8" x 7-7/8", 20 pages, corner crease;

1942 Tydol "Fighting Ships of the U.S.A." Stamp Book - containing complete set of 40 stamps, 6-3/4" x 6-7/8", 48 pages, about VG;

1952 Sinclair Oil "Early American Car" Stamp Album - containing complete set of 20 stamps, 6" x 6-3/4", 24 pages.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $184.13
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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