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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
120
c
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. French Legation. Ms. endorsement at top left of three folded letters addressed to the Consul of France in Baltimore, two from 1825 and one from 1826, each with red "Washn. City" and "Paid" handstamps and each with ms. "10" rating, all are Fine-Very Fine, also incl. another folded letter to the same address with similar ms. rating though different pmk.

E. 400-500
0
121
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 121, Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)LOUISIANA. New Orleans La. Jun. 19, LOUISIANA. New Orleans La. Jun. 19LOUISIANA. New Orleans La. Jun. 19. Bold red circular datestamp with matching "Drop 1" rate handstamp on buff local cover, Very Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
70
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122°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 122, Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)MASSACHUSETTS. Somerset Mass. Nov. 3, MASSACHUSETTS. Somerset Mass. Nov. 3MASSACHUSETTS. Somerset Mass. Nov. 3. Bold watery-blue circular datestamp with ms. "11" over "3", matching "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on small ladies cover to Taunton Mass., Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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123
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 123, Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)MISSISSIPPI. Columbus Mi. 26 Oct, MISSISSIPPI. Columbus Mi. 26 OctMISSISSIPPI. Columbus Mi. 26 Oct. Sawtooth circular datestamp with ms. date and ms. "Paid 18-3/4" on folded letter to Natchez Miss., datelined "Mahew C.H. 23rd Oct. 1826", Mahew C.H. is part of the Choctaw Nation, split along file folds and couple vertical file folds, otherwise Fine

E. 750-1,000
550
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124°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 124, Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)MICHIGAN. "Detroit 10th April 1792, MICHIGAN. "Detroit 10th April 1792MICHIGAN. "Detroit 10th April 1792." Dateline on folded letter to Dublin, Ireland, small strike of indistinct handstamp, ms. rating, sent via the East Coast, some interesting contents incl. "An attempt to surprise Col. McKee at the foot of the Rapids was lately meditated by eight or nine hostile Indians, but was fortunately discovered and he narrowly made his escape. They are a treacherous Lot, and I would rather have one thousand acres of good Irish ground than their whole country.", some toning and slight splitting along folds, otherwise Fine, interesting contents and usage

E. 500-750
3,500
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125
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 125, Postal Markings by State and Territory (D.C. to New Jersey)MISSOURI, MISSOURIMISSOURI. JEFF. BAR'KS. MO. Bold strike of handstamp with "March 18" in ms. on 1831 folded letter to Poughkeepsie N.Y. and forwarded to Ithaca N.Y., red "Pough N.Y. Apr. 9" rimless datestamp, ms. rating, minor edge wear, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare marking from Jefferson Barracks

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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126
 
MONTANA. Family Photograph Archive. Over 220 items, mostly 1895-1918, many connected with the mining industry incl. shots of miners, buildings, and surveying teams in the field and office, also incl. numerous family pictures incl. children and pets, log cabins, automobiles, a few formal portraits by Montana studio photographers, portraits set in pins, etc., earliest is an albumen print of Geo. W. Shaw at the 1876 Centennial in Phila. demonstrating an invention to onlookers, very mixed condition but much here for the historian and a few interesting images for the collector, all unpublished and offered for the first time at auction

E. 300-400
550
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127
c
NEW JERSEY. Stampless Covers. 47, mostly stampless incl. 21 with ms. pmks., better incl. Hamburg (five), Lafayette, Montague, Middletown Point, Newton (two), few P.M. free franks, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
600
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128
c
NEW JERSEY. Post Office Department and Special Delivery. 26 N.J.-related items, incl. fourteen completed U.S. Postal Savings Cards and eleven different used Official Business Penalty Mail covers/cards, Spec. Del. fourteen covers with thirteen different N.J. town cancels, better frankings incl. Nos. E2-E5 (three each), E7, one E4 with pen cancel, also incl. Pompton N.J. red "Free" straightline on folded letter, and cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Morris & Essex R.R." circular datestamp to Newark, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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