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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Indian Territory and California

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 25, Indian Territory and California, "Capt. E. A. Hitchcock Supt. Dis: Agent In(dian): Dept". Address on folded letter datelined "A. Qmaster's Office/Saint Louis 6 Decr. 1837", endorsed "On Service" at top, no postmark or rate as it was a free drop letter, letter inquires how the recipient obtained pastures in the vicinity of St. Louis for horses purchased from the Indians, file folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 26, Indian Territory and California, "Fr. Col. Lea. Ind(ian). Agent for Delawares IC. recd. 4 March 1850." Docketing on cover endorsed "Official Business" and addressed to "Maj. Thomas Moseley Jr., Sub. Agent IC, Kansas Missouri", docketing states the subject is surveying the Wyandotte lands, which had been purchased by that tribe from the Delawares, likely hand carried to Missouri and dropped, tiny corner flaw, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 27, Indian Territory and California3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of "St. Louis Mo. Feb. 15" circular datestamp on yellow cover front only to Indian Agent at Sac & Fox Agency, Kansas Territory, missent to Sioux City with manuscript postmark and forwarding notation from that town, also charged 6c forwarding in error, sealed tears not affecting stamps, Fine use

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 28, Indian Territory and CaliforniaDownieville Cal. Nov. 10, Downieville Cal. Nov. 10Downieville Cal. Nov. 10. Circular datestamp with matching "10" rate handstamp on cover to Canton Ill. with "Express Letters from Home" illustrated horse and rider design depicting mounted expressman being enthusiastically greeted by expectant letter recipients, miner at bottom reading a letter, J. M. Hutchings imprint at left and "Anthony & Baker SC" engraver's imprint at bottom of design, slightly reduced at left clear of design, minor edgewear, Very Fine appearing and extremely rare design, of which only ten examples are recorded according to Kutz, illustrated in Gold Fever, ex Jessup, Pearce, Haas and Kutz

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 29, Indian Territory and California"Campo Seco Cal. August 16 '54", "Campo Seco Cal. August 16 '54""Campo Seco Cal. August 16 '54". Manuscript postmark with "Paid 6c" on buff cover to West Salem O., with "Mining Scene" illustration of miner panning for gold, J. M. Hutchings imprint, manuscript at bottom of unknown origin, a few expertly mended tears, Very Fine appearing example of this wonderful mining design

E. 750-1,000
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