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Sale 1189 — The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Category — U.S. Military Camps and Forts

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1114, U.S. Military Camps and FortsFort McDowell, Fort McDowellFort McDowell. Cover signed and addressed by Major General Irwin McDowell as Commander Department of Pacific to his wife in San Francisco while he inspected military installations (Oct. 31, 1867, to June 22, 1868), 3¢ Rose (65) tied by blue “Maricopa Wells A.T. dec 26” (1867) small circular datestamp with ornament, carried by military express from Camp McDowell to Maricopa Wells, then by express to Fort Yuma and by contract mail stages to San Francisco, expertly repaired opening tear in flap and top edge, Very Fine appearance, ex Knapp (his note on back) and Dr. Dike

E. 1,000-1,500
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