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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 563, Texas and MexicoBEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Red double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "8" reales rate on large part of cover front only to Bahia Tex. (later Goliad), Very Fine use from the Mexican period (after 1821), carried on the original Spanish Mission Trail from Bexar (later San Antonio) to Bahia (later Goliad), full covers with this marking are valued at more than $10,000

E. 500-750
550
United States
U.S. Postal History
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 564, Texas and MexicoBEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Red double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "14" reales rate on large part of cover front only to Goliad Tex. (previously Bahia), Very Fine use from the Mexican period (after 1821), carried on the original Spanish Mission Trail from Bexar (later San Antonio) to Goliad, full covers with this marking are valued at more than $10,000

E. 500-750
275
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Texas
2014-05-20
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4122, Texas Postal History (non-Confederate periods)BEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Lightly inked but full and clear strike of red straightline handstamp with large manuscript "3" reales rate on folded letter to Don Antonio Cordero at Monclova, capital of Coahuila, Mexico, the letter contains a date which appears to read "18 de Sept 1803" (possibly 1808 or 1809 -- the handwriting is difficult to read)

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE LETTER FROM TEXAS DURING THE SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD WITH THE LARGE "BEXAR" STRAIGHTLINE. PROBABLY NO MORE THAN FIVE COMPLETE POSTMARKED LETTERS FROM SPANISH COLONIAL TEXAS ARE IN PRIVATE HANDS.

The recipient of this letter, Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante (1753-1823), served as acting governor of Coahuila (1797-98), governor of the same province (1798-1817) and acting governor of Texas (1805-08). He relocated from Monclova (in Coahuila) to Bexar in 1805 at the start of his term as governor of Texas. He ruled Texas until November 7, 1808, when he was replaced by Manuel María de Salcedo.

This letter to Cordero has the red "BEXAR" straightline (this Texas town was later renamed San Antonio). The letter is not marked "Royal Service" and was charged "3" reales postage. It is similar to a letter in our Camina sale (Sale 757, lot 2). Vince King reports that only four complete Spanish Texas letters are in private hands. We record a total of five, which includes one in the J. P. Bryan collection (no. 5), which is likely to remain institutionalized: 1) "BAHIA" and "FRANCA" handstamps, to Cordero in Bexar, Aug. 11, 1807 (King collection); 2) "BEXAR" black handstamp, to Cordero in Monclova, ca. 1801-05 (King collection); 3) "BEXAR" red handstamp, to Cordero in Monclova, 1803 (or 1808-09), offered in this sale; 4) "BEXAR" red handstamp, to Don Jose Juoqine in Monclova, Apr. 27, 1808, ex Camina (Siegel Sale 757, lot 2); 5) "FRANCA/EN BEXAR" red handstamp, to Cordero in Monclova, May 1, 1810, ex Camina (Siegel Sale 757, lot 3, now in the Bryan collection, likely to be institutionalized). In addition to these complete letters there are a few recorded cover fronts, and of course markings used after Mexican independence (1821).

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E. 10,000-15,000
14,500
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Texas
2014-05-20
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4123, Texas Postal History (non-Confederate periods)BEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Red double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "3" reales rate on large part of cover front only to Bahia (later Goliad), Very Fine use from the Mexican period (after 1821), carried on the original Spanish Mission Trail from Bexar (later San Antonio) to Bahia (later Goliad), full covers with this marking are valued at more than $10,000

E. 750-1,000
550
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2014-05-20
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4125, Texas Postal History (non-Confederate periods)"Bexar 4th Oct. 1839", "Bexar 4th Oct. 1839""Bexar 4th Oct. 1839". Manuscript postmark on legal-size folded cover to clerk of commercial court in New Orleans, "four sheets $2.00" rate, blue "SHIP" handstamp applied at New Orleans, docketed at left, horizontal file fold and some overall wear and toning, still Fine and scarce Republic of Texas use from Bexar (later San Antonio)

E. 400-500
425
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