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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 — U.S. Military Camps and Forts

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1107, U.S. Military Camps and FortsFort Goodwin, Fort GoodwinFort Goodwin. 3¢ Rose (65) cancelled by grid cancel applied at Socorro on buff cover addressed to Fernando de Taos, New Mexico Territory, originated at Fort Goodwin, soldier’s endorsement “Soldiers Letter, S. H. Simpson, Capt. 1st NM Infantry”, military express to old Dragoon Butterfield station, then by Vedette Mail to Mesilla and on to Socorro, entered U.S. mails there and delivered by stage to Fernando de Taos, with original letter datelined “Fort Goodwin AT, Dec 11th 1864” from Capt. Smith H. Simpson, who refers to “this God forsaken Country”, some small edge tears and wear, still Fine, reported to be the only cover known from Fort Goodwin, accompanied by two other related items--a cover forwarded to Camp Goodwin (Bassel correspondence with original letter) with stamp replaced and a letter datelined “Camp Goodwin, Sunday June 12th” from F. K. Upham--also see lot 1137

E. 500-750
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