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2018-10-23
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1192, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont., “Yuma Aty May 31/67”. Bold manuscript cancel ties 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Miss L. A. Tobey in Providence R.I., stamp with small perf flaws at bottom left, missing part of backflap, still fresh and Very Fine, the earliest recorded eastbound cover from Yuma, Arizona Territory (Francis Hinton was postmaster), the writer, Lt. Thomas Fry Tobey, was post adjutant at Camp McDowell in 1868

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1193, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont., “Yuma A.T. June 21.67.” Neat manuscript postmark, 3¢ Rose (65) cancelled by pen “#” on yellow cover to Auburn Cal., Slade correspondence, slightly reduced at right touching the address, Very Fine, the earliest recorded westbound cover from Yuma, Arizona Territory (Francis Hinton was postmaster)

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1194, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los Angeles, Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los AngelesYuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los Angeles. Yellow cover originating in Yuma, Arizona Territory, and addressed to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., 3¢ Rose (65) cancelled by cork with “Los Angeles Cal. Jan. 6” (1867) circular datestamp struck upon entering the mails, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and rare, this is the earliest recorded “Flood Mail” cover, from January through April 1867, severe flooding disrupted mails on the San Bernardino route. The Fort Yuma military express carried civilian mail from Yuma as a courtesy during this period, departing on Saturday nights and arriving in Los Angeles or Wilmington, California, approximately seven days later. From December 1867 through April 1868 more severe flooding, as well as the resignation of the mail contractor, caused further disruption, and the express was used again. The origin of these covers is known from the Slade correspondence, located in the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1195, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los Angeles, Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los AngelesYuma, Arizona Territory, “Flood Mail” Military Express to Los Angeles. 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) originating in Yuma, Arizona Territory, and addressed to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., fancy quartered wedges inside double circle cancel and “Wilmington Cal. Apr. 17, 1867” double-circle datestamp struck upon entering mails, “DUE” with manuscript “3” for weight, Very Fine and rare, this is a very late “Flood Mail” use in April as the rains were ending, from January through April 1867, severe flooding disrupted mails on the San Bernardino route. The Fort Yuma military express carried civilian mail from Yuma as a courtesy during this period, departing on Saturday nights and arriving in Los Angeles or Wilmington, California, approximately seven days later. From December 1867 through April 1868 more severe flooding, as well as the resignation of the mail contractor, caused further disruption, and the express was used again. The origin of these covers is known from the Slade correspondence, located in the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1196, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los Angeles, Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los AngelesYuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los Angeles. Cover originating in Yuma, Arizona Territory and addressed to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., 3¢ Rose (65) tied by cork cancel with “Los Angeles Cal. Feb. 21” (1868) circular datestamp struck upon entering mails, blue crayon “Rec’d Feb. 28”, opened roughly at right where slightly reduced, a few perfs affected, otherwise Very Fine and rare, the letter from this cover (which no longer accompanies) states “contract thrown up, no mails received for approximately two months”, from January through April 1867, severe flooding disrupted mails on the San Bernardino route. The Fort Yuma military express carried civilian mail from Yuma as a courtesy during this period, departing on Saturday nights and arriving in Los Angeles or Wilmington, California, approximately seven days later. From December 1867 through April 1868 more severe flooding, as well as the resignation of the mail contractor, caused further disruption, and the express was used again. The origin of these covers is known from the Slade correspondence, located in the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1197, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los Angeles, Yuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los AngelesYuma, Arizona Territory, “Emergency” Military Express to Los Angeles. Cover originating in Yuma, Arizona Territory and addressed to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., 3¢ Rose (65) with fancy quartered wedges inside double circle cancel and “Wilmington Cal. Apr. 17” (1868) double-circle datestamp struck upon entering mails, manuscript “Rec’d Apr. 24, 1868”, stamp with rounded corner, Very Fine and rare, the letter from this cover (which no longer accompanies) indicates that this was to have been carried on the March 30, 1868 trip, but that was cancelled due to rain so it was carried on the April 6 trip

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1198, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.“Yuma A.T. Apr. 19” (1868)--Termination of Military Express, “Yuma A.T. Apr. 19” (1868)--Termination of Military Express“Yuma A.T. Apr. 19” (1868)--Termination of Military Express. Bold strike of circular datestamp with quartered cork cancel on 3¢ Rose (65), s.e. at right, on buff cover to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., the writer attempted to send the cover via Fort Yuma military express (as with the covers in the previous four lots), however normal mail service had resumed so this was sent back through the Yuma post office, small red manuscript “via La Paz” written by Army clerk, reduced at left, Very Fine, the earliest recorded cover sent after restoration of Yuma mail service

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1199, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.“Yuma A.T. May 19” (1869), “Yuma A.T. May 19” (1869)“Yuma A.T. May 19” (1869). Duplex circular datestamp and target cancel 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) with red “Paid Pacific Union Express Co.” in ribbon frank, addressed to Mrs.

C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., reduced at left with small repair top left not affecting the frank

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PACIFIC UNION EXPRESS COMPANY FRANK USED FROM ARIZONA TERRITORY.

Pacific Union Express briefly expanded their service territory to Yuma. Their office was located in the Hooper & Whiting Mercantile Co. store.

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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1200, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.Wells, Fargo & Co’s Express from Yuma, A.T, Wells, Fargo & Co’s Express from Yuma, A.TWells, Fargo & Co’s Express from Yuma, A.T. Black on orange label affixed to small piece, Very Fine, extremely rare Wells, Fargo & Co. label from Arizona Territory

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1201, Arizona Territory Post Offices, cont.“Yuma A.T. Nov. 12” (1867), “Yuma A.T. Nov. 12” (1867)“Yuma A.T. Nov. 12” (1867). Perfect strike of blue circular datestamp, matching fancy circular grid ties 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to Mrs. C. V. Slade in Auburn Cal., reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, reportedly the earliest known use of this fancy killer cancellation from Yuma

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