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2018-10-23
The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History
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Tucson, Arizona Territory to Altar, Mexico, Dr. Reuben A. Wilbur Correspondence. Three covers and three letters, two covers carried in the overland mails with 10¢ 1869 Pictorial (116) but with stamps torn off and irregular edges (one cover retains about half a stamp, the other no stamp), third cover with blue Lord & Williams Tucson May 12, 1870 backstamp (Lord was Tucson postmaster) and without any postal markings, the three letters accompanied the May 1870 covers from the original find (see previous two lots for examples of full covers), dated May 16, 23 and 30 and relate in part to the potential for Dr. Wilbur to become Indian agent for the Pima Indians (he did in fact receive the appointment and moved to Tucson--see lot 1127), a fascinating group which was discussed by John Birkinbine in the 1869 Pictorial Research Associates 1978 Register

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