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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Postal Markings by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
632
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 632, Postal Markings by StateSan Francisco, San FranciscoSan Francisco. Well-struck straightline handstamp with magenta ms. "Aug. 1" and "40" rate on folded letter datelined "Port Famine in the Straits of Magellans April 11th 1849" to East Limington Me., minor and sensible strengthening along folds, Very Fine, rare usage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,250
633
c
California-Related Covers. Nine, incl. No. 15 from San Francisco to R.I., No. 33 tied by Yuba City blue grid to Va., No. 33 from San Francisco to Mass., No. 33 sent overland mail from San Francisco to New York, No. 32 on 3c entire from Sacramento City to Ohio, Moke Hill stampless cover to Pa. with interesting contents, Moke Hill ms. pmk. on cover with two No. 11, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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634
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 634, Postal Markings by State"W. City Apl. 19", "W. City Apl. 19""W. City Apl. 19". Ms. pmk. with matching "8" rate for distance between 30-60 miles, on 1798 folded letter to Baltimore Md., contents concern details of construction, horizontal file fold well clear of pmk., Very Fine, scarce early manuscript Washington D.C. pmk., probably less than a dozen are known from this period and most are held by the Maryland Historical Society

E. 750-1,000
575
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635
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 635, Postal Markings by StateWash. City Jun. 23, Wash. City Jun. 23Wash. City Jun. 23. Clear strike of brown circular datestamp on 1799 folded letter to Boston Mass., ms. "20" rate, fresh and Very Fine, the earliest recorded strike of the Washington circular datestamp in private hands

E. 500-750
1,050
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636
c
District of Columbia Postal History, 1790-1848. Comprehensive exhibition collection beautifully mounted on pages and ready to be put into the frames, including Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria, tremendous range of markings incl. wonderful group of auxiliary such as Potomac steamboat, railroad, few Smithsonian Institution handstamps, some free franks with range of markings, interesting study of rates and weights, some earliest known markings, notable for its mostly pristine condition

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POSTAL HISTORY. PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE EVER FORMED OF THIS AREA.

As the seat of the Federal government, the District of Columbia saw a great volume of mail pass through its offices. The collection offered here is a wonderful study of the various markings.

E. 7,500-10,000
12,000
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637
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 637, Postal Markings by StateCantonment Gibson Ar. Jul. 27, Cantonment Gibson Ar. Jul. 27Cantonment Gibson Ar. Jul. 27. Bold circular datestamp with "Free" handstamp and ms. "On Public Service" on folded letter to Brig. Genl. R. Jones, Adj. Genl. USA, Washington D.C., brief letter written by Lt. Col. Mason of the 1st U.S. Dragoons datelined 1842 regarding the number of horses, toning freckles, otherwise Very Fine, the Cantonment Gibson was renamed Fort Gibson seven weeks later on Sep. 14, 1842

575
350
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638
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 638, Postal Markings by StateSturbridge Ms. May 15, Sturbridge Ms. May 15Sturbridge Ms. May 15. Red circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on stampless folded letter to Constantinople, Turkey, faint toning at top and small tape stain at bottom, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
0
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639
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 639, Postal Markings by StateSault de Ste. Marie MI. Feb. 1, Sault de Ste. Marie MI. Feb. 1Sault de Ste. Marie MI. Feb. 1. Blue circular datestamp with matching "10" in circle handstamp on blue folded cover to Hon. William Woodbridge of the U.S. Senate, Washington D.C., with original contents -- a four-page letter datelined Jan. 1847 regarding the military's desire to establish a base there and construct a fort, signed by 30 residents, Very Fine

E. 100-150
135
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640
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 640, Postal Markings by State1c 1851 Issues Used in Minn. Territory, 1c 1851 Issues Used in Minn. Territory1c 1851 Issues Used in Minn. Territory. Two covers, each with three 1c issues tied by 1857 St. Paul M.T. circular datestamps on covers to same addressee, one in Chicago and one in Pompey Centre N.Y., latter with St. Paul banker's handstamp on back, both with top backflap faults, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
180
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641
c
St. Louis Streetcar Cancels. 180 postcards in two albums, wide range of cancels from different cars and cards, incl. three on leather postcards, mostly Very Fine, scarce and difficult collection to duplicate

E. 300-400
270
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642
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 642, Postal Markings by StateNorth Carolina, Revolutionary War, North Carolina, Revolutionary WarNorth Carolina, Revolutionary War. Ms. "pr. Express" and "Public Service" endorsements on docketed June 1781 folded cover to "The Honourable Brigr. Genl. Sumner on his march from the High Rock to Salisbury," central vertical file fold, Very Fine, scarce military express cover to Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner, who marched his troops to Salisbury in July 1781 to join the North Carolina Continentals

E. 400-500
700
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643
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 643, Postal Markings by State"Akron O. July 31, 1827", "Akron O. July 31, 1827""Akron O. July 31, 1827". Ms. pmk. with matching "18-3/4" rate on folded letter to Caledonia N.Y., some wear, still Fine, very early use, reputed to be the earliest known Akron cover in private hands

E. 150-200
80
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644
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 644, Postal Markings by State"Chillicothe Feby. 26th 1802", "Chillicothe Feby. 26th 1802""Chillicothe Feby. 26th 1802". Dateline on folded letter to the postmaster at Marietta, ms. "Free", Very Fine usage from the Northwest Territory period

E. 150-200
230
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645
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 645, Postal Markings by State"Chillicothe Ohio August 28th 1811", "Chillicothe Ohio August 28th 1811""Chillicothe Ohio August 28th 1811". Ms. pmk. with matching "25" rate on folded letter to Belfast, Ireland, blue "America 11 NO 11" pmk., receiving backstamp, opened for display, expertly resilked, soiling, still Fine, reputed to be the earliest known transatlantic cover from Ohio

E. 300-400
210
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646
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 646, Postal Markings by StateChillicothe Ohio 5 Aug, Chillicothe Ohio 5 AugChillicothe Ohio 5 Aug. Red oval datestamp on 1820 folded letter to Gallipolis O. and forwarded to Burlington O., bold strike of "Gallipolis Ohio Aug. 7" oval datestamp, red ms. "20" rate plus 10c forwarding for 30c due, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 150-200
150
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647
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 647, Postal Markings by StateCleveland O. Apr. 28, Cleveland O. Apr. 28Cleveland O. Apr. 28. Red circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Sacramento City Cal., bold "40" rate, few light cover stains, Very Fine, reputed to be one of two recorded examples of this rate marking struck in black

E. 150-200
375
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648
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 648, Postal Markings by State"Fort Meigs 25th Augt, "Fort Meigs 25th Augt"Fort Meigs 25th Augt." Ms. pmk. with matching "25" rate on 1817 folded letter to Colchester Conn., light vertical file fold, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 100-150
70
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649
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 649, Postal Markings by State"Marietta 30 Oct, "Marietta 30 Oct"Marietta 30 Oct." Ms. pmk. with matching "25" rate on 1800 folded letter to Amherst N.H., small stain at bottom, Very Fine, rare, accompanied by transcript and letter from Richard McComb indicating that this is unlisted in the book on U.S. Govt. post offices in Northwest Territory

E. 500-750
475
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650
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 650, Postal Markings by StateSt. Clairsville O, St. Clairsville OSt. Clairsville O. Two folded letters with green circular datestamps, first with Feb. 26 circular datestamp and matching negative "10" handstamp to Waynesborough Pa., second dated Dec. 6 with matching "Paid" and negative "5" handstamps to Steubensville O., few faults, still Very Fine strikes, attractive matched pair showing two different rates

E. 100-150
150
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651
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 651, Postal Markings by StateToledo Ohio Jan. 29, Toledo Ohio Jan. 29Toledo Ohio Jan. 29. Circular datestamp struck in blue with matching boxed "Paid" and ms. "10" downrated from "12" on folded broadside for sale of farm land, to Detroit Mich., ms. "Paid 1 J.B.C." at top left for carrier service to Toledo, vertical file fold, Very Fine, the only known example of carrier service to Toledo

E. 200-300
0
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652
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 652, Postal Markings by StateWilloughby O. July 3, Willoughby O. July 3Willoughby O. July 3. Clear strike of two-line town handstamp struck in yellow on 1835 folded letter to Norwich Vt., trivial edgewear, Very Fine strike, postmarks struck in yellow should be considered rare, ASCC value $600.00

E. 400-500
260
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653
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 653, Postal Markings by StateHecktown Penn-a. July 18, Hecktown Penn-a. July 18Hecktown Penn-a. July 18. Well-struck brown handstamp with month changed to Aug. in ms, matching "Paid" in octagon and "5" in double circle on 1846 folded letter to a doctor at the Penn. Hospital for the Insane at Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, very rare strike in brown, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
625
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654
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 654, Postal Markings by StateColumbus Ga. Jan. 19, Columbus Ga. Jan. 19Columbus Ga. Jan. 19. Light strike of red circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp on 1838 folded letter to Independence Tex., ms. "75" rate, bold strike of "Sam Ricker Jr., New Orleans, Agent of the Texian Post Office" oval handstamp, two faint strikes of "Steam Packet Columbia" handstamp on back, some overall wear, Very Fine example of this short-lived service

E. 300-400
700
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655
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 655, Postal Markings by StateCastroville Tex. Aug. 7, Castroville Tex. Aug. 7Castroville Tex. Aug. 7. Zevely balloon-style datestamp in brown on gray election return envelope to San Antonio, ms. "Paid 3", 1857 docketing, some opening tears on back, Fine and very rare in this period, ex Camina

E. 200-300
100
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656
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 656, Postal Markings by StateHouston Texas 5 Dec. 8, Houston Texas 5 Dec. 8Houston Texas 5 Dec. 8. Red double-line datestamp with rate struck inside and ms. date in frame, choice strike on 1846 folded cover to Caldwell, Extremely Fine, rare, ex Camina

E. 200-300
240
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657
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 657, Postal Markings by StateHouston Texas July 24th, Houston Texas July 24thHouston Texas July 24th. Bold circular datestamp with ms. date and "E" & "S" written in with the same ink on 1847 folded cover, matching "5" and boxed "Paid", tiny edge toning at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Camina

E. 200-300
240
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658
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 658, Postal Markings by StateShelbyville Tex. Aprl. 10, Shelbyville Tex. Aprl. 10Shelbyville Tex. Aprl. 10. Two-line handstamp with matching "10" handstamp on 1849 folded letter to New York City, faint vertical file fold away from markings, docketing at top, Very Fine

E. 150-200
210
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659
c
Texas Covers. Thirteen, incl. No. 65 used from Monterey Mexico and postmarked at Eagle Pass to San Antonio, 1848 usage from Gonzales to N.Y., 1854 usage from Montgomery Tex. to Huntsville Ala., pair of No. 26 used from Camp Hudson Tex. to Johnston R.I., No. 36 used from San Antonio to Guadalupe Co. Tex., No. 97 used from San Antonio to England, few other better, mixed condition, few appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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660
c
Texas Covers, 1881-1958. Old-style exhibit pages with 65 covers or entires, range of usages incl. advertising, Postage Due, Air Mail, few other interesting, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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661
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 661, Postal Markings by State"Danville Vt. 24 Feb, "Danville Vt. 24 Feb"Danville Vt. 24 Feb." Manuscript cancel and "Free" on folded letter datelined Feb/ 24th 1812 to Hon. Samuel Crafts, Washington D.C., letter written by a judge supports a bill before Congress to provide those who served at the end of the Revolutionary War with $300 or $400, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
100
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662
c
Vermont Stampless Covers. Five, incl. "Plainfield Vt. Mar. 1, 1851" two-line handstamp struck in blue on blue cover to N.Y., Thetford oval cancel, forwarded cover with cancels of Woodstock and Burlington, cover from Winooski Falls Vt. to England, last from Middlebury, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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663
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 663, Postal Markings by StateDover Mills [Va.] J. 24, Dover Mills [Va.] J. 24Dover Mills [Va.] J. 24. Large blue handstamp with date in ms. on light green 1847 folded cover to Richmond Va., blue ms. "5", additional ms. "1" for carrier fee paid at Richmond, some wear, Very Fine strike, with 1997 P.F. certificate, ASCC $400.00

E. 300-400
500
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664
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 664, Postal Markings by StateWilliamsburg Va, Williamsburg VaWilliamsburg Va. Seven stampless covers with six different straightline cancels incl. two unlisted in the American Stampless Cover Catalogue, comprising "WILLIAMS'B,G, May 8" (1789) and rated 2(dwt) 16(gr) to New York (new latest known usage), "WILLIAMS,B.G. JUNE 21" (1790) to Baltimore (same rate) written and signed by Edward Randoph, "WMS,burg Oct. 16" (1791) to Baltimore (same rate), "WMSburg. Nov. 19" (1793) and rated "10" to Petersburg Va., "WMSburg May 19" (1794) to Berkely and forwarded to Winchester three months later, rated (20 +10 = 30), "WmsBurg Dec. 21" (1807) with ms. "Way" and "Free" to the Hon. Henry Dearborn, Sec. at War, Washington D.C. and "Wmsbg.Va Sept 18" and rated 10 to Norfolk, usual file folds, overall Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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665
c
1816 Rates. Eighteen stampless covers on exhibit pages, 1818-1845, range of origins incl. England, Amsterdam, Germany, France, Cuba, entry points incl. Boston, Salem, New York, Delaware City, Boston, Newport and Charleston, various rates from 14c to $1.02, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 400-500
550
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666
c
Quaker Postal History Collection. 66 items, mostly covers with Quaker dates, strength in Sandy Springs Md. and Colerain O. with circular datestamps with Quaker dates, 17 Sandy Springs frankings incl. 5 stampless (incl. 4 P.M. free franks), Nos. 11 (4 covers), 64b (2 covers), and U41 with red Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, 9 Colerain incl. 6 stampless with Quaker datestamp, "Free" handstamp and P.M. free frank and 2 with No. 11, also incl. other covers incl. No. 78c from Burlington N.J. to England, Quaker dated stampless covers incl. "Downingtown, Pa" (1814 FL) and "Greenville R.I." (1847 FL) straightlines, red "Gray's New Bedford Express 9 Elm Street, Boston" oval datestamp, 1775 FL from Phila. to London, few letters and documents relating to Quakers incl. 1819 N.J. Quaker marriage certificate, 2 John Whittier autographs, most on auction lot cards, few faults to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine, two covers with recent P.F. certificates, interesting and seldom seen Quaker lot, owner's original cost approximately $7,300

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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667
 
Stampless Covers. 37, 1797-1853, better incl. 1809 to West Point cadet, 1832 with content regarding Cholera, 1800 FL with "Petersg. Va." circular datestamp to Phila., cover datelined "Fort Jay 25th Oct. 1802" with New York clamshell to Phila. with ms. "On Public Service" and signed by the sender, Windsor Vt. ms. cancel, "Bridgeport Con." rimless oval on 1819 FL, "Dover De" circular datestamp on 1837 printed letter from the Sec. of State of Delaware to the Gov. of Conn., also incl. 20 letters, 1790's-1810's, few flaws as usual, overall Very Fine

E. 500-750
850
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668
 
Wharton Letters. 50 mostly handwritten documents, mostly 1847-48, few earlier and later, letters and reports, most involving Rodman and Joseph Wharton, prominent Philadelphia businessmen, incl. few scientific sketches regarding lead and zinc, few financial accountings, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
115
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