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2018-10-23
The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1149, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz Arizona July 21/65”. Bold manuscript postmark with date cancelling 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to Portland, Maine, stamp with light vertical crease, still fresh and Very Fine, carried by La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque, Postmaster Christopher Murr assumed his duties at La Paz only nine days earlier, this is the earliest reported use from La Paz, ex Jarrett

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1150, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 28/6 66” (June 28, 1866). Manuscript postmark with European date format, matching pen strokes cancel 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to San Francisco, receipt and answer docketing at left confirm the date of use, Very Fine, the postmaster was Peter Doll, a German immigrant, this was carried on the last trip for mail route 14466, the contract expired on June 30, 1866

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1151, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Pasas Dec. 1, 1865” (La Paz). Manuscript postmark with alternate spelling of the town name, pen strokes on 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Portland, Maine, a few small edge tears, Fine, postmarked by a substitute postmaster as this handwriting does not match Christopher Murr (postmaster Jul. 12, 1865 thru May 3, 1866), carried on the La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1152, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 3/5 66.” (May 3, 1866) Manuscript postmark on 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to Washington N.Y., Very Fine, this appears to have been postmarked by someone other than Peter Doll (postmaster from May 4, 1866), but it still has the European date format, carried on the La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1153, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 28/4 66” (Apr. 28, 1866). Manuscript postmark with pen strokes on 3¢ Rose (65) on legal-size “official business” cover to Prescott, court docketing confirming 1866 date, this appears to have been postmarked by someone other than Peter Doll (postmaster from May 4, 1866), but it still has the European date format, reduced at left to fit on an album page not affecting the address, silked to mend some edge erosion at bottom, appears Fine, a very rare Arizona intra-territorial cover

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1154, Arizona Territory Post Offices“La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867), “La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867)“La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867). Circular datestamp with target cancel on 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Santa Clara, Cal., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and extremely rare, fewer than five are reported

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1155, Arizona Territory Post Offices“La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867), “La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867)“La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867). Circular datestamp with circular cancel on 6¢ Purple on White entire (U64) to Springfield, Mass., pencil Aug. 4, 1867 docketing, some minor wear at top and corner, Fine and extremely rare example of datestamp (fewer than five are reported), this is also a rare use of the 1865 6c entire from Arizona Territory (for double weight)

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1212, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.“La Paz Arizona Dec. 4” (1867), “La Paz Arizona Dec. 4” (1867)“La Paz Arizona Dec. 4” (1867). Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp, target cancels 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to San Francisco, carried by Colorado River steamboat Colorada II to Yuma where “Yuma A.T. Dec. 7” circular datestamp struck, rebagged for land route to San Francisco, with original letter datelined at La Paz, Very Fine, a rare Arizona Territory cover with the La Paz circular datestamp spelling out “Arizona” (two known) and carried via Colorado River steamboat, except for a duplicate that was sold to another collector, the covers offered in lots 1209-1214 are the only Colorado steamboat covers that John Birkinbine was able to acquire in more than 60 years of collecting.

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