3¢ Rose, Type I (25), pre-printing paper fold, tied by "Schenectady N.Y. Mar. 24" (1859) circular datestamp on forwarded cover originating in Canada with horizontal pair of Canada, 1852, 3p Red on Wove (4; SG 18), large margins to in at right, bottom left corner clipped, tied by "18" in concentric circles cancel from Kingston, red "CANADA" in framed arc with matching "Kingston U.C. Mr. 20 '59" circular datestamp, forwarded to Painted Post, New York, small edge nicks and tears at left and right have been skillfully mended, Very Fine and beautiful appearance, a remarkable and very rare combination of the 3¢ Type I Perforated 1857 Issue and Canadian 1852 3p Imperforate issue, ex Piller, with 1994 B.P.A. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE DOUBLE-RATE COVER WITH THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE TIED BY A SUPERB STRIKE OF THE TUCSON CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.
This was carried on the eastbound Butterfield stage to St. Louis (Tipton) via Fort Smith.
Ex Dr. Dike
VERY FINE. EXTREMELY RARE TUBAC MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ON A COVER CARRIED BY LATHROP’S BUCKBOARD CONTRACT MAIL TO TUCSON AND FROM THERE BY BUTTERFIELD.
The manuscript Tubac postmark was applied by Postmaster D. F. Hulseman, who contracted with S. H. Lathrop, treasurer of the Sonora Exploration and Mining Co., to carry mail on weekly buckboard trips between the two towns (see page 40).
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PIMA VILLAGES HANDSTAMPED POSTMARK.
Pima Villages comprised the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee-Posh (Maricopa) villages in what is now the Gila River Indian Community in Pinal County, Arizona. The mail was handled by Silas St. John, who was appointed postmaster on June 21, 1859. St. John had previously managed the construction of stations for the San Antonio and San Diego Mail Line. In September 1858 he was attacked during the night by Mexican workers. His two American companions were murdered, but St. John survived the brutal axe attack, which resulted in the amputation of his left arm. After his recovery he was made station agent of Pima Villages. The post office was located at the stage station St. John operated for the Butterfield Overland Mail Company at Sacaton. St. John was replaced as postmaster by Cyrus Lennan on January 11, 1860.
See lot 1163 for manuscript postmark