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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — Western and Territorial Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
634
c
Astoria Ogn. Sept. 11. Mostly bold cds, ca. 1853-54, ties 3c Rose Red (11) which has been placed on a 10c Nesbitt buff entire to San Francisco with the 10c cut out and the stamp placed over the space, stamp cut in, light soiling, Fine, very unusual "Western adversity" usage, with 1993 PSE certificate

E. 100-150
280
635
c
Brazoria Aug. 7. 1839. Ms. postmark and matching 25c on folded letter containing instructions to make an inventory of estate, some aging, still Fine

E. 150-200
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636
c
Brisbee, Arizona Terr. Group of 17 covers and 3 cards, 1884-1911, includes copper mine corner cards, illust. school ad, cover to Austria, etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 200-250
160
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637
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 637, Western and Territorial MailsBuena Vista Mexico July 15th 1847, Buena Vista Mexico July 15th 1847Buena Vista Mexico July 15th 1847. Ms. postmark on folded letter to Portsmouth, Va., additional straightline BRAZOS JULY 23 well struck with faint "10" hs at R., entertaining contents from soldier, Fine, the addition of the word "Mexico" in these ms. markings is very unusual

E. 200-250
140
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638
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 638, Western and Territorial MailsDenison City Texas Registered, Denison City Texas RegisteredDenison City Texas Registered. Fancy circle handstamp in purple, on 3c Black on lemon entire (UO7), with regular cds and negative "C" cancel, Very Fine

E. 100-125
120
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639
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 639, Western and Territorial MailsDutch Flat Cal. May 16, Dutch Flat Cal. May 16Dutch Flat Cal. May 16. Well struck cds with ms. "Paid 10c" on buff cover to Bellefonte, Pa., tiny edge wrinkles, Very Fine

E. 100-125
75
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640
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 640, Western and Territorial MailsForsyth, Mont. T. Jan. 13, 1886, Forsyth, Mont. T. Jan. 13, 1886Forsyth, Mont. T. Jan. 13, 1886. Cds with faint double rim, clear strike on cover to Iowa with 2c Red Brown (210) tied by 7-bar open grid, Coon Rapids Iowa cds with star duplex, scattered foxing, still Fine

E. 100-150
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641
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 641, Western and Territorial MailsFort Laramie N T, Fort Laramie N TFort Laramie N T. Clear strike in blue with matching "5" hs on undated buff cover to Scio, N.Y., edge wear with staining at L., slightly affecting postmark, otherwise Fine, rare

E. 250-350
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642
c
Fort Madison I.T. Four folded letters, two with ms. "I" over "Wis", one I.T. in handstamp and later Ioa. in black with "5" in circle, lot also includes five hand-carried letters from same correspondence, Ft. Laramie and California origin with some good content (datelines Churn Creek, etc.), some toning, otherwise Fine group

E. 150-200
350
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643
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 643, Western and Territorial MailsFt. Winnebago O.T. March 31, Ft. Winnebago O.T. March 31Ft. Winnebago O.T. March 31. Ms. postmark with inexplicable "O" instead of "W" in abbreviation, on 1837 folded letter to Genl. Towson, datelined correctly written as Wis., ms. "25' rate deleted and "on public service" substituted, some toning in file folds, still Fine, unique manuscript postmark

E. 200-250
150
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644
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 644, Western and Territorial MailsHouston Texas June 16, Houston Texas June 16Houston Texas June 16. Red cds with ms. date between lines, matching "Paid" in box and light Roman numeral "X" on 1846 folded letter, Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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645
c
Mexican War Covers. Six, includes Pt. Isabel in single straightline and two straightlines, ms. Pt Isabel, straightline "Vera Cruz Mexo" in box, also two covers from City of Mexico postmarked with New Orleans cds (one with "Steam" hs), some good content from soldiers, Fine lot

E. 200-250
350
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646
c
Pulaski July 9th. Ms. Republic of Texas postmark and matching "18-3/4" rate on small folded letter to Dangerfield, 1842 docketing, small paper loss at B. edge from opening and light toning, still Fine, rare and unlisted marking

E. 300-400
85
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647
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 647, Western and Territorial MailsSam Ricker Jr. Agent of the Texian Post Office DT. New Orleans, Sam Ricker Jr. Agent of the Texian Post Office DT. New OrleansSam Ricker Jr. Agent of the Texian Post Office DT. New Orleans. Oval handstamp partly struck, on 1838 Express Mail folded letter to Independence Tex., from Columbus Ga. with ms. "75", light red cds and matching "Paid", partial twice-struck Steam Packet Columbia hs in red, ms. on back, "Galveston Feb. 5..38 56 1-1/4 Ship", some internal separations and light over-all toning, still Fine, eastern express mail covers into the Texas Republic are very scarce

E. 300-400
325
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648
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 648, Western and Territorial MailsSacramento Cal. 40 Oct. 24, Sacramento Cal. 40 Oct. 24Sacramento Cal. 40 Oct. 24. Clear cds on 1850 folded letter to Ill. headed Trinity River, good contents from family man trying to make a living (mining, part interest in a ferry, etc.), some mends along folds and tiny nat. bleach marks, Fine appearance

E. 100-150
120
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649
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 649, Western and Territorial MailsST. AUGUSTINE, 18 JUNE 1822, ST. AUGUSTINE, 18 JUNE 1822ST. AUGUSTINE, 18 JUNE 1822. Flawlessly struck straightline postmark, with ms. "Free", to Genl. Jessup in Washington, minor toning, some internal separations, Fine appearance, Extremely Fine cancel

E. 600-800
375
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650
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 650, Western and Territorial MailsSan Francisco Cal. Sep. 1, San Francisco Cal. Sep. 1San Francisco Cal. Sep. 1. Mostly clear cds with ms. "40" of sender and hs "Paid" red ms. "40" of office, on 1849 folded letter to Stockbridge, Mass., good contents from newcomer writing at midnight to his brother: "Speculation here runs high in buildings and lots, the people are mad. There is a hotel here that rents for $90,000 per year. I was asked $1,000 for a shanty composed chiefly of cotton cloth- about 75 by 30 feet," etc., small repair at B.R. corner, Fine and very scarce

E. 150-200
260
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651
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 651, Western and Territorial MailsSEATTLE, SEATTLESEATTLE. Straightline hs, bold strike ties 10c Purple Brown (209) and 2c Red Brown (210) on 1886 registered cover to Key West, Fla., purple reg oval, attorney's c.c., tiny worm holes at L, and light toning, neither affecting cancel, still Fine, rare territorial registry marking

E. 150-200
260
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652
c
Texas Covers. 52, also 2 letters (1 is CSA) and Republic document signed by Wm. Bryan, stampless to Bank Notes, many different towns, Good-Fine

E. 500-600
850
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653
c
Texas Forts. Two covers, clear strikes of "Fort Concho Tex." and "Fort Davis Tex.", each with 3c Bank Note, same correspondence, Very Fine

E. 100-125
50
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654
c
Texas Registered Covers. Approx. 110, late 1890s, mostly all small offices incl. DPOS, range of frankings incl. Columbians, all from one St. Louis printer's correspondence, Fine and desirable group

E. 400-500
750
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655
 
Texas Republic Post Office Documents. Seven items, all regarding Texana incl. letter from postmaster asking for guidance in running the P.O., 1837 letter from PMG Barr of Houston, three account sheets from Texana, etc., Fine lot

E. 200-250
260
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656
c
Tombstone Arizona Terr. Eighteen covers and 1 card, 1879-1909, nearly all different types of datestamps, mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 200-250
400
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657
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 657, Western and Territorial MailsVancouver W.T. 22 Jun, Vancouver W.T. 22 JunVancouver W.T. 22 Jun. Cds and ms. "due 29 c" on 1857 folded cover to England, backstamps incl. "ART-5 B.R. PKT" straightline, no side flaps, Fine and rare usage

E. 400-500
180
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658
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 658, Western and Territorial MailsWinona M.T. Oct. 1, Winona M.T. Oct. 1Winona M.T. Oct. 1. Zevely balloon-style ds on unfolded cover to Red Wing with "Paid 3" in circle, undated though address specifies "M.T.", Fine and very scarce

E. 100-150
50
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659
c
Territorial Covers. Ten different, includes Monroe MicT. (1836), St. Augustine (1840), Milwaukee WnT. (1841), Burlington I.T. (1843), Leavenworth City, K.T. (1858, with No. 26), Denver City C.T. (1863), Huron, Dakota (1881), Dayton, Wash. Ter. (1882), Santa Fe N. Mex. on No. 210 cover with c.c. of Republican Central Committee, Territory of New Mexico, and Cheyenne City, Wyo, with 1888 enclosure from J. Blake, House of Rep. reassuring a woman he isn't voting against a bill to outlaw gambling in Wyoming, some small faults, Fine lot

E. 250-350
290
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660
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 660, Western and Territorial MailsPaid At Vera-Cruz, Paid At Vera-CruzPaid At Vera-Cruz. Small crown-circle in black on 1846 folded letter to New York, clear strike of "Ministerio de Hacienda" oval with eagle, ms. magenta "1/", Vera Cruz datestamp on back, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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661
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 661, Western and Territorial MailsPaid At San Juan Porto Rico, Paid At San Juan Porto RicoPaid At San Juan Porto Rico. Small crown-circle, in red, on 1861 folded letter datelined Arecibo Dec. 25, red crayon "1-" and partial Steamship 10 hs, file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-350
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