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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Paper Americana and Photographs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
629
 
Revolutionary War Post Riders. Three pieces, includes two 1776 authorizations to pay Post Riders for services in delivering mail, 1st dated Feb. 22nd, signed on back by Post Rider Elijah Bennett, 2nd dated Dec. 10, 1776, for "carrying an Express from Govr. Trumbull to Govr. Cook in Providence" and signed on back by Post Rider, Samuel Kennedy, also 1777 legal notice from Rehoboth to Bristol, Fine lot

E. 200-300
425
630
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 630, Paper Americana and PhotographsHarrison Illustrated Lettersheet, Harrison Illustrated LettersheetHarrison Illustrated Lettersheet. Folded letter with printed illustration of log cabin and slogan reading in part "The Locofos said of Gen. Harrison Give him a barrel of hard cider and settle pension of two thousand a year, and our word for it, he will sit the remainder of his days contented in a log cabin", datelined "Balt. Oct. 24th 1840" red "Baltimore Md. Oct. 25" with day slug inverted, ms. "10" rate, to Washington D.C., fresh and Very Fine, fascinating and rare illustration, ex Gabriel, illustrated in Milgram book

E. 200-300
250
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631
 
Farm Girl Marries Prince. Family album of approximately 300 photos ca. 1899-1920 of a Butte, Montana, girl who grew up to wed a Russian prince (incl. news clippings which describe her as a "highly gifted concert whistler"), numerous portraits of family and friends, outdoor shots incl. mining related, sleighs, early autos, school house, etc., also incl. about 100 misc. photos incl. Civil War period (nice Brady of Farragut), tin types, two photos of Harding's Inauguration with hand-written captions, WWI, incl. Pershing Peace March, ships, and more, usual mixed condition but the group as a whole possesses a great deal of western charm and out-of-the-attic appeal

E. 400-500
550
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