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Sale 1189 — The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Category — Arizona Territory Post Offices

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1128
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1128, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Fort Union N. Mex. Nov. 17” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona, “Fort Union N. Mex. Nov. 17” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona“Fort Union N. Mex. Nov. 17” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona. Blurry strike of territorial circular datestamp on 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) addressed to Charles City, Iowa, original letter enclosure written by Tisdale Hand and datelined “Ft. Union New Mexico Nov. 8, 1863”, letter is addressed to home and discusses the severe challenges of his group’s journey through snow and mountains, his recent health scare and the great prospects for gold in Arizona Territory, including “if the accounts are half true, the mines are richer than those of California in 1848”, letter with fold splits and cover with edge nicks and tears, Fine and historic letter and cover, Tisdale Hand was a printer (including publisher of the Arizona Miner in Prescott beginning in 1864) and a member of the group of territorial officers appointed by President Lincoln, he wrote this letter as the group was traveling to Arizona Territory--ex Farndell

E. 1,500-2,000
0
1129
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1129, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Santa Fe N. Mex. Nov. 23” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona, “Santa Fe N. Mex. Nov. 23” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona“Santa Fe N. Mex. Nov. 23” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona. Bold strike of circular datestamp with grid cancel just tying 3¢ Rose (65) on cover from Jonathan Richmond (clerk of court) to Grand Rapids Mich., with illustrated “Seal of the Territory of Arizona *1863.*” and “Ditat Deus” motto corner card (“God Enriches”), design depicts a prospector, reduced at left just clear of design, stamp with small perf tear at top, Very Fine and extremely rare, the only example of this seal used from Santa Fe, this was manufactured in Washington D.C. and carried on the territorial journey

E. 1,500-2,000
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1130
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1130, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Albuquerque N.M. Dec. 9” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona, “Albuquerque N.M. Dec. 9” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona“Albuquerque N.M. Dec. 9” (1863)--Journey of Territorial Officials to Arizona. Two strikes of circular datestamp, one clear, other blurry, with grid cancelling 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to postmaster of Fort Lyon Colorado Territory, with illustrated “Seal of the Territory of Arizona *1863.*” and “Ditat Deus” motto corner card (“God Enriches”), design depicts a prospector, receipt docketing of Jan. 8, 1864, mended edgewear and tears including one touching indicia, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, the only example of this seal used from Albuquerque, this was manufactured in Washington D.C. and carried on the territorial journey

E. 1,500-2,000
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1131
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1131, Arizona Territory Post Offices1864 mid-March--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Mt. Lebanon, Ohio, 1864 mid-March--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Mt. Lebanon, Ohio1864 mid-March--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Mt. Lebanon, Ohio. Cover with “United States Supreme Court, Arizona.” imprint from William F. Turner, Chief Justice of Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, to his wife in Mt. Lebanon, Ohio, manuscript “Las Cruces N.M. March 26/ 64” postmark (applied by Postmaster Prickney R. Tully) with pen “X” cancelling 3¢ Rose (65), April 25 receipt docketing, stamp with a few small scrapes, still Very Fine, this and the following lot are the only Camp Clark covers reported--this cover, which originated at Camp Clark in mid-March 1864, is the earliest reported cover following the establishment of the Arizona territorial government on December 29, 1863

E. 1,500-2,000
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1132
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1132, Arizona Territory Post Offices1864 April 9--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1864 April 9--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Grand Rapids, Michigan1864 April 9--Military Express from Camp Clark to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cover with albino embossed “United States District Court Arizona 1st District” seal and printed address from Jonathan Richmond (clerk of court) to Wm. A. Richmond in Grand Rapids, Michigan, manuscript “Las Cruces N.M. April 16/64” postmark (written by substitute postmaster) with “#” cancelling two 3¢ Rose (65), pencil docketing (Apr. 8 letter date), left stamp with creases and missing most of backflap, still Very Fine and rare cover from Camp Clark, this and the previous lot are the only Camp Clark covers reported--this cover originated at Camp Clark on April 9, 1864, the same day Governor Goodwin established three judicial districts in Arizona, therefore making this a First Day official use of the 1st District embossed judicial seal on this cover

E. 1,500-2,000
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1133
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1133, Arizona Territory Post Offices1864 April 21--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa, 1864 April 21--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa1864 April 21--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa. Manuscript “Prescott A.T. Apl. 21st” postmark applied by illegal postmaster (see historical note that follows), two 3¢ Rose (65) cancelled by targets on “OFFICIAL BUSINESS” imprint cover to Miss Mary D. Cheney in Charles City, Iowa, from her future husband Tisdale Hand, original letter datelined “Fort Whipple, Arizona, April 11, 1864”--waited for military express on April 21--left stamp horizontal crease, right stamp faulty from fold in cover which has some edgewear, Fine appearance, a fascinating cover in several respects--this is the earliest reported cover from Fort Whipple; the target cancels were carried there by Postmaster Hiram Read (appointed Tucson postmaster Aug. 25, 1863, and changed to Prescott in July 1864), the Prescott postmark was written by Read’s unofficial substitute (Alfred F. Banta), who used the Tucson target to cancel the stamps, all while Prescott was unoccupied and under construction--Read had no legal authority to act as postmaster of Prescott at this time (also see lot 1164), ex Farndell

E. 1,000-1,500
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1134
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1134, Arizona Territory Post Offices1864 April 12--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa, 1864 April 12--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa1864 April 12--Military Express from Fort Whipple to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory, U.S. Mail to Charles City, Iowa. Manuscript “Las Cruces N.M. Apr. 30/ 64” postmark (applied before mail stage departure to Santa Fe) ties straddle-pane pair of 3¢ Rose (65), also cancelled by pen “#” on “Territory of Arizona, Governor’s Office” imprint cover to Miss Mary D. Cheney in Charles City, Iowa, from her future husband Tisdale Hand, original 4-page letter no longer accompanies, but included the April 12 dateline and “We have no mail facilities and... have to send out an express”, margins of stamps with small faults from placement near edge which has some wear, slightly reduced at right, Fine appearance and rare use from Fort Whipple, ex Dr. Dike

E. 750-1,000
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1135
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1135, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Ft. Whipple, Arizona, Apr. 26, 1864. /By Military Express.}” Straightline Datestamp--Military Express to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, Mail Stage to Santa Fe, Forwarded by U.S. Mail to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, “Ft. Whipple, Arizona, Apr. 26, 1864. /By Military Express.}” Straightline Datestamp--Military Express to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, Mail Stage to Santa Fe, Forwarded by U.S. Mail to Mt. Vernon, Ohio“Ft. Whipple, Arizona, Apr. 26, 1864. /By Military Express.}” Straightline Datestamp--Military Express to Tucson, Vedette Mail to Las Cruces, Mail Stage to Santa Fe, Forwarded by U.S. Mail to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Clear strike of two-line Military Express datestamp on “Territory of Arizona, Governor’s Office” imprint cover to Judge William F. Turner at Santa Fe (incorrectly called “California Terr”), entered mails at Las Cruces with manuscript “Las Cruces N.M. May 14/ 64” postmark, 3¢ Rose (65) with pen “X” cancel, forwarded from Santa Fe to Mt. Lebanon with “Santa Fe N.M. May 21” circular datestamp, manuscript “For” and “3” handstamp for postage due (restated in manuscript), stamp with couple small perf faults and tiny toned speck, cover slightly reduced at right and professionally improved

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE FORT WHIPPLE TWO-LINE MILITARY EXPRESS DATESTAMP. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE RECORDED IN BLACK.

One other example of this Fort Whipple Military Express datestamp is reported, incompletely struck in red on a legal-size cover. This example in black is clearly struck and on a more attractive cover. Ex Longfellow.

E. 4,000-500
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1136
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1136, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Apache Pass Ariz. May 17” (1867), “Apache Pass Ariz. May 17” (1867)“Apache Pass Ariz. May 17” (1867). Circular datestamp clearly struck with target cancel on 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to Fort Monroe Va., originating at Fort Bowie, Bassel correspondence, slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1137
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1137, Arizona Territory Post Offices3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ Ultramarine (114)3¢ Ultramarine (114). Tied by grid cancel, “Apache Pass Ariz. Jan. 18” (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Tucson, originating at Camp Goodwin, Bassel correspondence, reduced at left, Very Fine, a rare intra-territorial use with the 3¢ 1869 Pictorial, ex Juhring

E. 500-750
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1138
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1138, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Aubrey City Az. April 19 1867”. Manuscript postmark with matching small “#” cancelling 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to San Francisco, stamp with light corner crease, still Very Fine, the only recorded cover from Aubrey, Arizona Territory, Aubrey was founded shortly before 1865 and gained its first postmaster, Henry L. Lightner, on Oct. 2, 1866, the post office was discontinued on Sep. 10, 1868 for a period of about seven years, the town itself was abandoned in 1886 and the land where it stood is now underneath the surface of Lake Havusa--this is the only recorded example of the Aubrey postmark

E. 2,000-3,000
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1139
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1139, Arizona Territory Post OfficesEnriquita (Inbound), Enriquita (Inbound)Enriquita (Inbound). Cover bearing 3¢ Rose (65) tied by blue grid cancel and matching “Taunton Ms. Nov. 12, 1866” circular datestamp, answer docketing of Feb. 9 (1867), lengthy original contents including “I was pleased to to hear that you arrived at your place of destination with a whole scalp”, original cover with edge tears and one long central tear, stamp with small edge faults, otherwise Fine and extremely rare, sent via Paso Verde and Libertad Toll Road, one of only two covers associated with this town, which had a post office for only 13 months, Charles H. Lord was postmaster when this cover was received

E. 500-750
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1140
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1140, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Hardyville AT. Sept 14, 1866”. Neat manuscript postmark with pen strokes cancelling 3¢ Rose (65), s.e. at right, on cover to Cincinnati O., fresh and Very Fine, the earliest recorded postmark from Hardyville, carried on the Hardyville Toll Road to Prescott, then by Santa Fe stage east, the first postmaster and owner of the Hardyville Toll Road was William H. Hardy, when this cover was sent the postmaster was Wooster M. Hardy, ex Darlington and Dr. Dike

E. 500-750
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1141
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1141, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Hardyville A.T. March 4, 1867”. Neat manuscript postmark with pen strokes cancelling 3¢ Rose (65) on cover to Cincinnati O. with “Territory of Arizona, Third Legislative Assembly” imprint, stamp with light corner crease, cover with small stains at top, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the Hardyville Toll Road to Prescott, then by Santa Fe stage east, the first postmaster and owner of the Hardyville Toll Road was William H. Hardy, when this cover was sent the postmaster was Wooster M. Hardy

E. 400-500
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1142
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1142, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Hardyville A.T. May 6, 1867” Manuscript Postmark--Transatlantic Mail to Great Britain. Eleven copies of 3¢ Rose (65) in vertical block of eight and strip of three, cancelled by pen strokes on cover to Beauly, North Britain, block tied by red “N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Jun. 12” credit datestamp, “Arizona April 14, 1867” docketing and Beauly receiving backstamp (June 22), small cover stain and stamps with varying degrees of faults but overall quite presentable

THE ONLY RECORDED ARIZONA TERRITORY COVER TO GREAT BRITAIN. A WONDERFUL WESTERN TERRITORIAL RARITY.

This cover, overpaid by 9¢, was carried on the Hardyville Toll Road (Wooster M. Hardy postmaster) to Prescott, then by Santa Fe stage east and by rail to New York. From New York this sailed on the Cunarder Scotia, departing June 12, 1867, and arriving Queenstown June 21. This is the only recorded cover to Great Britain from Arizona Territory.

E. 1,500-2,000
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1143
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1143, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Hardyville AT No 12 1866.” Manuscript postmark with pen strokes on 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to Los Angeles, pencil docketing “54th Cavalry to protect mines”, Very Fine, this was mailed by Charles Strong, Superintendent of Moss Gold Mines, the letter (no longer present) discussed the 5th Cavalry and protection of the mine against Indian attacks

E. 400-500
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1144
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1144, Arizona Territory Post OfficesHardyville (Inbound), Hardyville (Inbound)Hardyville (Inbound). Yellow cover to William H. Russell, one of the three co-founders of the Pony Express, at Hardyville, “Santa Cruz Cal Feb. 5” (1867) circular datestamp, unusual segmented cork cancel on 3¢ Rose (65), stamp with light vertical crease and couple short perfs, still fresh and Very Fine cover to Russell in Arizona Territory

E. 300-400
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1145
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1145, Arizona Territory Post OfficesHardyville (Inbound), Hardyville (Inbound)Hardyville (Inbound). Cover to William H. Russell, one of the three co-founders of the Pony Express, in Hardyville, blue “Carson City Nev. Dec. 10” (1866) circular datestamp, matching square grid ties 3¢ Rose (65), answer docketing dated Dec. 23, stamp with couple small perf faults at right, missing one side flap where opened, Fine cover to Russell in Arizona Territory

E. 200-300
110
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1146
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1146, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Maricopa Wells A.T, “Maricopa Wells A.T“Maricopa Wells A.T.” (1868) Two matching covers with strikes of this scarce circular datestamp with segmented cork cancel, first struck in black and dated Sep. 18 (1868), second struck in blue and dated July 17 (1868), both on 3¢ Pink on Buff entires (U59) addressed to Miss L. A. Tobey, care of John F. Tobey in Providence R.I., cover struck in black with small repair at top and missing part of backflap, Very Fine matched pair, the black strike seems to be more elusive than the blue, the writer was Lt. Thomas Fry Tobey, post adjutant at Camp McDowell

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1147
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1147, Arizona Territory Post Offices“Maricopa Wells A.T Feb. 6 (1870)”, “Maricopa Wells A.T Feb. 6 (1870)”“Maricopa Wells A.T Feb. 6 (1870)”. Mostly clear strike in blue, matching segmented cork cancel on 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Mr. H.H. Moore at Mercantile Library in San Francisco, stamp with couple short perfs at bottom and some perf toning, manuscript notations on front and back, some are related to buying fine china for a restaurant in Maricopa Wells, Very Fine appearance, the writer, James A. Moore, became postmaster at Maricopa Wells in May 1870, here he is writing to his father, the head librarian at Mercantile Library

E. 500-750
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1148
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1148, Arizona Territory Post OfficesGila Bend, Arizona Territory, Jan. 24, 1869, Gila Bend, Arizona Territory, Jan. 24, 1869Gila Bend, Arizona Territory, Jan. 24, 1869. 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to Auburn Cal., Slade correspondence, originated in Gila Bend (based on contents at the University of Arizona Library), carried by military express to Fort Yuma, entered mails with blue “Yuma A.T. Feb. 1” circular datestamp with target cancel, small tape stain at left and minor soiling, Fine and scarce pre-post office use, the post office at Gila Bend was not established until May 1, 1871 (with Albert Decker as postmaster)

E. 300-400
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1149
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1149, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz Arizona July 21/65”. Bold manuscript postmark with date cancelling 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to Portland, Maine, stamp with light vertical crease, still fresh and Very Fine, carried by La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque, Postmaster Christopher Murr assumed his duties at La Paz only nine days earlier, this is the earliest reported use from La Paz, ex Jarrett

E. 750-1,000
400
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1150
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1150, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 28/6 66” (June 28, 1866). Manuscript postmark with European date format, matching pen strokes cancel 3¢ Rose (65) on buff cover to San Francisco, receipt and answer docketing at left confirm the date of use, Very Fine, the postmaster was Peter Doll, a German immigrant, this was carried on the last trip for mail route 14466, the contract expired on June 30, 1866

E. 500-750
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1151
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1151, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Pasas Dec. 1, 1865” (La Paz). Manuscript postmark with alternate spelling of the town name, pen strokes on 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Portland, Maine, a few small edge tears, Fine, postmarked by a substitute postmaster as this handwriting does not match Christopher Murr (postmaster Jul. 12, 1865 thru May 3, 1866), carried on the La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque

E. 400-500
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1152
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1152, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 3/5 66.” (May 3, 1866) Manuscript postmark on 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) to Washington N.Y., Very Fine, this appears to have been postmarked by someone other than Peter Doll (postmaster from May 4, 1866), but it still has the European date format, carried on the La Paz Express and Saddle Train east to Prescott and Albuquerque

E. 400-500
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1153
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1153, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “La Paz 28/4 66” (Apr. 28, 1866). Manuscript postmark with pen strokes on 3¢ Rose (65) on legal-size “official business” cover to Prescott, court docketing confirming 1866 date, this appears to have been postmarked by someone other than Peter Doll (postmaster from May 4, 1866), but it still has the European date format, reduced at left to fit on an album page not affecting the address, silked to mend some edge erosion at bottom, appears Fine, a very rare Arizona intra-territorial cover

E. 300-400
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1154
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1154, Arizona Territory Post Offices“La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867), “La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867)“La Paz Ariza Apr. 25” (1867). Circular datestamp with target cancel on 3¢ Rose (65) on yellow cover to Santa Clara, Cal., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and extremely rare, fewer than five are reported

E. 750-1,000
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1155
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1155, Arizona Territory Post Offices“La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867), “La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867)“La Paz Ariza Aug. 4” (1867). Circular datestamp with circular cancel on 6¢ Purple on White entire (U64) to Springfield, Mass., pencil Aug. 4, 1867 docketing, some minor wear at top and corner, Fine and extremely rare example of datestamp (fewer than five are reported), this is also a rare use of the 1865 6c entire from Arizona Territory (for double weight)

E. 750-1,000
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1156
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1156, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Mojave City July 18th 1868” Manuscript Postmark--Transatlantic Mail to Germany. Yellow cover to Naumburg, Germany, vertical pair and single 3¢ Rose, E Grill (88) with pen cancels, a fourth stamp fell off in transit to New York (evidence of grill and gum), “INSUFFICIENTLY PAID” straightline handstamp, New York Direct backstamp (Aug. 18), Hamburg transit backstamp (Aug. 30), various crayon credits and debits accounting for the insufficient prepayment, top stamp edge faults from placement at top, right stamp small scrape, otherwise Fine and rare, the rate by North German Union Direct mail via Hamburg was 10¢, carried on the HAPAG Cimbria, departing New York Aug. 18 and arriving Hamburg Aug. 29--this is the earliest recorded cover from Mojave City

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1157
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1157, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “Mojave City A.T. Nov. 15th 1868.” Manuscript postmark, 3¢ Rose, E Grill (88) with matching “#” cancel on small cover to Auburn Cal., Slade correspondence, stamp with tiny tear at lower left, Fine use from Mojave City, early in its life as a river landing and trading center for miners and soldiers, its first post office opened in 1866

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1158
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1158, Arizona Territory Post Offices3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ Ultramarine (114)3¢ Ultramarine (114). Small squiggle cancel, matching “Mohave City AT Aug. 7, 1869” manuscript postmark on small cover to Chester Pa., slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive use of the 1869 Pictorial Issue from this Arizona Territory town, ex Sampson, Chase and Juhring

E. 750-1,000
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1159
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1159, Arizona Territory Post Offices3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ Ultramarine (114)3¢ Ultramarine (114). Straddle-pane margin at left, tied by target cancel, “Mohave City Ariz. Aug. 29” (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Chester Pa., stamp with tear at right, cover barely reduced at right, Very Fine appearance, the earliest reported handstamped town marking from Mojave City

E. 750-1,000
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1160
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1160, Arizona Territory Post Offices3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ Ultramarine (114)3¢ Ultramarine (114). Tied by “Mohave City Ariz. Nov. 19” (1869) circular datestamp with second strike at right of homemade cover made from ledger paper, addressed to Chester Pa., stamp with minor perf toning, still Very Fine, unusual with the stamp cancelled by the town datestamp, ex Foote

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1161
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1161, Arizona Territory Post Offices3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ Ultramarine (114)3¢ Ultramarine (114). Tied by target cancel, “Mohave City Ariz. Jul. 24” (1870) circular datestamp on cover to South San Diego, Cal., bold strike of “South San Diego Cal. Aug. 11” circular datestamp for forwarding, directive at left “Julian Mining Dist. in care of Wells Fargo & Co.”, reduced at right and stamp with some faintly toned perfs, Fine

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1162
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1162, Arizona Territory Post OfficesPima Villages (Inbound), Pima Villages (Inbound)Pima Villages (Inbound). 3¢ Pink on White entire (U58) addressed to Mr. John D. Walker in “Pima Villages Arizona Ter.”, “Muncy (Ill.) 11 Feb. 67” circular datestamp with date in pencil and duplex quartered cork cancel, blue crayon “Due 3” for weight, flap reinforced, appears Very Fine, the only recorded cover to Pima Villages, “Pimo” was the name incorrectly attributed to the Pima Indians living along the Gila River, the mistake was repeated when the town was named, though the sender of this cover realized the correct “Pima” spelling

E. 750-1,000
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1163
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Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1163, Arizona Territory Post Offices, “P. Vgs Oct. 1, 1867”. Manuscript postmark of Pima Villages, pen strokes on 3¢ Rose (65), interpane margin at left, on yellow cover to Norwich County, N.Y., carried by stage on route 14467a with “Tucson A.T. Oct. 2” transit datestamp, answer docketing of Nov. 3, 1867, with original letter datelined “Pima Villages Sept. 30th 1867”, top right corner of cover nicked, slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine, the only reported cover with a Pima Villages postmark, “Pimo” was the name incorrectly attributed to the Pima Indians living along the Gila River, the mistake was repeated when the town was named--also see lot 1064

E. 1,000-1,500
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