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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Postal Markings by State

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4016
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4016, Postal Markings by State(East Florida-South Carolina, 1770) "CHARLES/TOWN", (East Florida-South Carolina, 1770) "CHARLES/TOWN"(East Florida-South Carolina, 1770) "CHARLES/TOWN". Clear strike of brownish-black two-line handstamp on folded cover with three pages of original letter dated "November 7th" from London, England, to James Grant, British Colonial Governor of East Florida, at St. Augustine via Charleston S.C., brownish-black "18/NO" (Nov. 18) Bishop's mark applied in London, manuscript "1N" Falmouth-Charleston packet rate, receipt docketing "Mrs. Anderson, 7th Novr. 1770", minor eroded spot along file fold

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FALMOUTH-CHARLESTON COLONIAL PACKET COVER TO GOVERNOR GRANT OF EAST FLORIDA.

Beginning in 1768 a courier carried mail between Charleston and St. Augustine in East Florida (Horowicz-Lowe, pp. 18 and 36). In the same year (Sep. 7, 1768) a direct packet between Falmouth and Charleston was established.

James Grant was a British Colonial officer who fought with George Washington and other American military heroes in the French and Indian War, only to face them as adversaries in the American Revolution twenty years later. From 1764 until 1771, Grant was the British Colonial governor of East Florida. In this letter to Governor Grant, a Mrs. Anderson of London refers to "war-like preparations" and to "the submission of the Bostonites." Her indignation is reflected in her commentary: "You must observe their insolent attacks and how disrespectful they are to all government." Grant himself regarded the American Colonials he served with during the French and Indian War with contempt, and in early 1775, anticipating the military conflict with the rebellious colonists, he sneered "...[they] could not fight...", and declared that he could "....march from one end of the continent to the other with five thousand men."

Ex Meroni.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
4017
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4017, Postal Markings by StatePensacola April 28th 1826, U.S.S. Constitution, Pensacola April 28th 1826, U.S.S. ConstitutionPensacola April 28th 1826, U.S.S. Constitution. Dateline on folded letter addressed to "Captain Samuel Woodhouse, Commander of the U.S. Sloop Hornet, Tartar Point", endorsed "Official, L.S. Warrington", contents are autograph letter signed by Warrington prohibiting the Hornet from entering Pensacola due to fears of spreading smallpox, some slight waterstaining, Very Fine use which was privately carried

E. 300-400
450
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4018
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4018, Postal Markings by StateMagnolia Fla. May 7, Magnolia Fla. May 7Magnolia Fla. May 7. Bold two-line handstamp on 1833 folded letter to Governor Duval at Tallahassee, manuscript "6" rate, contents contain election returns, light horizontal file fold at bottom and some toning, Very Fine strike, rare

E. 300-400
250
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4019
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4019, Postal Markings by StateMagnolia Fla, Magnolia FlaMagnolia Fla. Two stampless covers each with straightline handstamp, first dated Jan. 18 (1832) to Tallahassee with manuscript "6" rate, second dated Mar. 13 (1836) to Providence R.I., manuscript "50" rate, some wear, overall Fine-Very Fine pair of covers

E. 300-400
225
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4020
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4020, Postal Markings by State(Florida Territory) St. Augustine E. Flor. Dec. 4, (Florida Territory) St. Augustine E. Flor. Dec. 4(Florida Territory) St. Augustine E. Flor. Dec. 4. Strong strike of oval datestamp on 1827 folded cover to Surgeon General of Florida at Tallahassee, manuscript "18-3/4" rate at top right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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4021
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Florida Stampless Covers. Scott album containing approximately 100, nice range of stampless covers, starting with Apalachicola and ending in Warrington, range of markings incl. manuscript and handstamps, incl. Aspelaga, Campbellton, Fort Brooke, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miccosukie, Miconopy, nice group of Pensacola, Quincy, Tampa, Tuscawilla, several others, range of rates and dates, few other better incl. two 1838 uses from Fort Brooke to Fort Dade, unused Magnus Florida designs, few small correspondences, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful collection

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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4022
c
Florida Postal History. Six albums or stock books and carton containing hundreds of mostly covers from the stamp period, better items incl. No. 10A tied on piece by Apalachicola circular datestamp, No. 11A block of four with Tampa circular datestamp, nice group of 3c 1851 imperforates used from Knox Hill, Madison, Melendez, Orange Springs, Quincy, Sandy Ford, Tampa and several others, strip of four of No. 65 from Key West to Washington D.C., group of 3c 1869's incl. block of four used from Mellonville, excellent showing of Bank Notes incl. few used on illustrated or advertising covers, Spanish-American War with some patriotics, some Postal Stationery, Air Mail, carton with different machine cancels incl. several labelled earliest recorded impression, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating collection worth close inspection

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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4023
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4023, Postal Markings by State"Shawnee Town Ills. Sept. 22", "Shawnee Town Ills. Sept. 22""Shawnee Town Ills. Sept. 22". Manuscript postmark with "25" rate crossed out and uprated to "50" on folded letter datelined "Shawnee Town Sepr. 11, 1815" to Hagerstown Md., Very Fine example of this scarce territorial marking, ASCC $1,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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4024
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4024, Postal Markings by State"Marion IT (Iowa Territory) March 22, "Marion IT (Iowa Territory) March 22"Marion IT (Iowa Territory) March 22." Manuscript postmark on 1844 folded letter addressed to New York, manuscript "25" rate, file folds, scarce, Iowa Territory was an incorporated territory only from July 4, 1838 to Dec. 28, 1846

E. 200-300
150
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4025
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4025, Postal Markings by StateAnnisquan Mass, Aug, Annisquan Mass, AugAnnisquan Mass, Aug. Circular datestamp with unclear date, matching "Paid" straightline and "10" in circle handstamp on buff cover to San Francisco with Peace propaganda design, slogan "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they learn war any more", backflap tear, Very Fine, a beautiful cover, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
375
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4026
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4026, Postal Markings by StateNo. Cambridge Mass May 16, No. Cambridge Mass May 16No. Cambridge Mass May 16. Circular datestamp with small "Free" in fancy circle handstamp, postmaster's free frank at top on brown cover to Queeche Village Vt., fresh and Extremely Fine cover with this unusual ornamental "Free" marking, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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4027
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Massachusetts Postal History Accumulation. Easily many hundreds of covers and cards, individually housed, labelled and identified by different towns in Massachusetts, most dating between early 1800s-1930s incl. quite a few stampless folded letters, obviously a large number of Boston cancels present with even some fancy cancels noticed, mixed condition to be expected but much Fine or better, a treasure trove for the Massachusetts collector

E. 300-400
700
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4028
c
Michigan Postal History Accumulation. Hundreds of covers from early 19th Century stampless to early 20th Century, many still on original sales or auction card, incl. a large number priced in the $50 to $200 range, and some higher, incl. over 20 bought at the 2001 sale of the William Allen collection (just this group hammered at over $2,000), a few that are only tangentially related to Michigan, Fine-Very Fine, an excellent lot of Michigan postal history with many better items

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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4029
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4029, Postal Markings by StateHanover N.H., Feb. 26, Hanover N.H., Feb. 26Hanover N.H., Feb. 26. Wonderful strike of this town marking with negative letters and serrated edges with manuscript "10" twice over "20" rate on 1827 folded letter to Sutton Village, written by professor of languages at Dartmouth College, weakening along folds and minor edgewear, Very Fine strike of this scarce marking

E. 200-300
130
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4030
c
New Hampshire Postal History Hoard. We estimate close to or more than 1,000 covers and postcards, individually housed in glassines, labelled and originating in various New Hampshire towns, most date from the 1850s-1920s, wide range of different usages and destinations, mixed condition but mostly Fine or better

E. 400-500
850
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4031
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4031, Postal Markings by StateSanta Fe N. Mex. Jul. 30, Santa Fe N. Mex. Jul. 30Santa Fe N. Mex. Jul. 30. Circular datestamp applied before forwarding, 3c Rose (65), straightline "Paid" cancel, "Enfield N.H. Jul. 11" circular datestamp on 1866 cover to Fort Union New Mexico, and forwarded to Fort Selden, addressed to Lt. Wheeler, original contents enclosed, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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4032
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4032, Postal Markings by StateColumbia-Ville N.Y. 26 July 1828, Columbia-Ville N.Y. 26 July 1828Columbia-Ville N.Y. 26 July 1828. An astonishingly sharp and bold strike of town circle handstamp with two leaves around "N.Y." and manuscript date (unusual with year date) and "Paid 6 cts" rate on folded cover to comptroller in Albany N.Y., light file folds, Extremely Fine, described by Calvet M. Hahn as unique, ex Dunsmoor, Salzer and Hahn, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4033
c
New York Postal History. Easily over a couple hundred covers and cards with a focus on Long Island from stampless period to 1930s or so, various different usages, destinations, etc., some identified in sleeves, mixed condition but mostly Fine or better

E. 150-200
1,500
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4034
c
North Carolina Postal History. Over 250 covers in four albums predominately relating to North Carolina, both incoming and outgoing mail, there is an emphasis on the Lenoir Family of Fort Defiance N.C. with much correspondence from Rufus Lenoir who was the Postmaster, some interesting and well-struck stampless markings incl. six 1840s "Official Business of Auditor's Office P.O D." markings, and more, mixed condition but mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,300
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4035
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4035, Postal Markings by StateNewtown Square, Del. Co. Pa, Newtown Square, Del. Co. PaNewtown Square, Del. Co. Pa. Neat two-line marking cancels 1c postal card used within Pa., manuscript "6-1-75" date below marking, minor soiling, Very Fine strike of this unusual marking, an excellent item from the town where John E. du Pont resided before his troubles

E. 300-400
550
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4036
c
Erie County Pa. Postal History. Old-time exhibit pages of 78 covers or cards, majority are from stampless thru 1870's with a few later, incl. few patriotics, advertising, No. 68 from Albion to Canada, some stampless with interesting markings incl. nice group from Waterford Pa., few other better such as Corry Pa. pumpkin head on 3c Pink entire, Lundy's Lane straightline, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive collection

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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4037
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4037, Postal Markings by StateHouston Texas May 5th, Houston Texas May 5thHouston Texas May 5th. Double-circle datestamp clearly struck on folded letter datelined Apr. 16, 1845 in Charleston S.C. with manuscript "Free", addressed to "Ashbel Smith, Secretary of State, Washington, Texas," Very Fine strike and used during the Texas Republic period

E. 300-400
425
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4038
c
New Braunfels, Texas. Group of more than 20 covers, nearly all to or from New Braunfels, range of uses from 1850's with a few earlier or later, also a Confederate States wallpaper cover with Egypt Ga. manuscript postmark to Hamburgh S.C., overall Fine group

E. 300-400
650
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4039
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4039, Postal Markings by StateTexas Stampless Covers, Texas Stampless CoversTexas Stampless Covers. Three, one with red "Fanthorps, Texas" circular datestamp with manuscript date on 1848 folded letter to Washington D.C., another with "Nacogdoches Tex.s" circular datestamp on cover and lastly "Galveston, Texas" oval datestamp with manuscript date and "Ship" handstamp on 1840 folded cover to Matagorda used during the Republic period, Fine

E. 200-300
2,000
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4040
c
Texas Postal History. Eight covers, one with 1845 Gonzales postmaster free frank during Texas Republic, others after Republic period incl. Gonzales circular datestamp with Paid 3 in circle, 1848 blue San Antonio circular datestamp and two Confederate covers from Austin with "Paid" straightline and Brenham curved "Paid 5" handstamp, Fine

E. 200-300
550
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4041
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4041, Postal Markings by StateTemperance Propaganda Covers, Temperance Propaganda CoversTemperance Propaganda Covers. Two stampless covers, first with Rockville Ct. circular datestamp, matching "Paid" straightline and red pencil "3" on buff cover to Bloomfield Ct. with "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" propaganda design, Geo. D. Jewett imprint, second with different design used from Bath Maine, including "30,000 drunkards die each year" and extensive additional arguments against drinking, "Paid 3" handstamp, backflap tear, Very Fine examples of these temperance movement designs, first with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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4042
c
Territorial Cover Lot. 31 covers in all, mostly consisting of Indian Territory incl. nice "United Daughters of the Confederacy" corner card from McAlester, Arizona incl. Camp Verde, Camp Thomas, Flagstaff, Fort Apache, Phoenix M.O.B., Prescott, New Mexico and Utah, nearly all bought individually at auction for as much as $130 each with original descriptions accompanying, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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