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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Texas and Mexico

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
562
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 562, Texas and MexicoBAHIA, BAHIABAHIA. Mostly clear strike of brownish-black straightline handstamp from this Texas town (later named Goliad) during Mexican Administration, on large part of cover front only to Bexar Tex. (later San Antonio), manuscript "20" (reales) rate, Fine and rare, examples of the "BAHIA" straightline and other early Texas markings during the Spanish and Mexican periods are almost always cover fronts, not complete covers

E. 500-750
275
563
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 563, Texas and MexicoBEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Red double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "8" reales rate on large part of cover front only to Bahia Tex. (later Goliad), Very Fine use from the Mexican period (after 1821), carried on the original Spanish Mission Trail from Bexar (later San Antonio) to Bahia (later Goliad), full covers with this marking are valued at more than $10,000

E. 500-750
550
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564
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 564, Texas and MexicoBEXAR, BEXARBEXAR. Red double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "14" reales rate on large part of cover front only to Goliad Tex. (previously Bahia), Very Fine use from the Mexican period (after 1821), carried on the original Spanish Mission Trail from Bexar (later San Antonio) to Goliad, full covers with this marking are valued at more than $10,000

E. 500-750
275
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565
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 565, Texas and MexicoFrantueado En El Paso, Frantueado En El PasoFrantueado En El Paso. Red two-line handstamp with manuscript "Agosto 19" date below on folded letter datelined "Paso Agto. 14 1841" and addressed to Chihuahua, fresh and Very Fine use entirely within Mexico

E. 300-400
160
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566
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 566, Texas and MexicoVERU CRUZ/MEX JULY 7, VERU CRUZ/MEX JULY 7VERU CRUZ/MEX JULY 7. Boldly struck two-line datestamp with manuscript "10" rate on ca. 1847 folded letter to New York City street address, interesting content about writer's views on Vera Cruz and gearing up for combat in the Mexican War, some slight age bleaching along edges, Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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567
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 567, Texas and MexicoVERU CRUZ/MEX NOV. 16, VERU CRUZ/MEX NOV. 16VERU CRUZ/MEX NOV. 16. Two-line datestamp with manuscript "free" on June 28, 1847 greenish folded letter datelined at Pueblo Mexico, addressed to Colonel Thompson, Member of Congress in Virginia and forwarded to Washington D.C., lightly toned file folds, otherwise Very Fine, Robert A. Thompson was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia from 1847-49

E. 300-400
160
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568
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 568, Texas and MexicoVERA CRUZ/MEXICO APRIL 26, VERA CRUZ/MEXICO APRIL 26VERA CRUZ/MEXICO APRIL 26. Clear strike of boxed datestamp and "10" rate on 1848 folded letter to the adjutant general's office in Washington D.C., endorsed "Official Business", light file folds pass through markings, Very Fine Mexican War use

E. 300-400
160
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569
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 569, Texas and Mexico"San Francisco June 20, 1849", "San Francisco June 20, 1849""San Francisco June 20, 1849". Dateline on folded letter to Mazatlan, Mexico, manuscript "Paid 25" (cents) for double 12-1/2c intra-West Coast rate applied at the San Francisco post office in its distinctive magenta ink of the period, carried on the PMSC Panama on June 20, offloaded at San Blas, an intermediate stop on the way to Panama, entered the Mexican mails with bold strike of red "San Blas" in script framed handstamp, red "2" Mexican due handstamp, manuscript "P Steamer" at top and "Julio 10" (July 10) receipt docketing at bottom, Very Fine, the June 20 PMSC sailing was also the first to carry the new straightline postmarks from San Francisco, this is an extremely rare West Coast cover and early use from San Francisco

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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