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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 (Texas to Va.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
159
c
TEXAS. Sutherland Springs Tex. Two, one folded letter with balloon-style circular datestamp on adversity cover made from lined paper, ms. "Paid 9cts", 1860 docketing, small edge toning and tiny tear into "cts", other "Sutherland Springs 20 Oct. '63" two-line ms. cancel on stampless cover to Capt. Maverick, San Antonio, ms. "Paid 10", Fine, very rare, former unlisted in ASCC

E. 100-150
75
160
 
"Camp Crockett San Antonio Sept. 23rd 1846". Dateline on folded cover to Carrollton Ill., cover endorsed "from U.S. Army" and with "Steam 10" handstamp, some overall wear, Very Fine Mexican War usage

E. 150-200
160
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161
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 161, Postal Markings by State and Territory (Texas to Va.)UTAH PRE-TERRITORIAL. "Salt Lake Cal. Oct. 11", UTAH PRE-TERRITORIAL. "Salt Lake Cal. Oct. 11"UTAH PRE-TERRITORIAL. "Salt Lake Cal. Oct. 11". Ms. pmk. with matching "10" rate on 1849 folded letter to Richmond Ind., contents discuss both the year's crops and also some interesting comments regarding the mines, some foxing and splitting along folds, flap missing at left

EXTREMELY RARE SALT LAKE PRE-TERRITORIAL PERIOD POSTMARK, WHILE UTAH WAS STILL AN UNORGANIZED TERRITORY. A GREAT RARITY.

The mails to and from Salt Lake during the 1849-50 time period form an interesting chapter in Western postal history. A Salt Lake mail route was first proposed in a special contract dated Feb. 21, 1849. The contract was never executed as Congress refused to fund the route. The mails continued to be carried by Mormon carriers, and letters were charged 10c per half oz. for domestic letters to conform to Post Office Department rates from the West Coast. The mails were carried and delivered to the Post Office at Kanesville, Iowa, where they re-entered the official government mails. In late 1850 the United States finally authorized the official route from Independence Mo. to Salt Lake, and the first west-bound trip arrived in early November.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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162
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 162, Postal Markings by State and Territory (Texas to Va.)VERMONT. Johnson Vt. Apr. 30, VERMONT. Johnson Vt. Apr. 30VERMONT. Johnson Vt. Apr. 30. Red circular datestamp with matching bold large red "Paid" in "3" rate handstamp on brown cover to Stowe Vt., Extremely Fine cover and strike

E. 100-150
110
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163
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 163, Postal Markings by State and Territory (Texas to Va.)VIRGINIA. City Hotel/Corner of Main & Wall Sts./Richmond, VA, VIRGINIA. City Hotel/Corner of Main & Wall Sts./Richmond, VAVIRGINIA. City Hotel/Corner of Main & Wall Sts./Richmond, VA. Large oval stencil marking in brown on reverse of blue stampless folded letter to Washington DC, bold red "Richmond Va. Feb. 15" circular datestamp and matching "5" in circle rate handstamp, Very Fine, the only recorded example of this unusual stencil-applied hotel forwarder's marking, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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