Lot# 238 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 238 Westerns and Territorials

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    CARSON VALLEY U. T. DEC 25 legible strike on buff cover addressed to "Genl. Jas. W. Denver, Washington, D.C.", ms. «Paid 10» and «Free» (crossed out) at upper right; Very Fine and scarce cover; Stanley B. Ashbrook»s notes on the reverse speculate that this was probably mailed in 1855 when Denver was in Congress and notes that a «tracing of this post mark shown in Ashbrook Vol. 2 p. 319»; (The 1997 edition of the American Stampless Cover Catalogue placed a value of $2,000 on this marking) rnJames William "Jim" Denver (1817 - 1892) was an American politician, soldier and lawyer. He served in the California state government, as an officer in the United States Army in two wars, and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1855-57. He served as secretary and Governor of the Kansas Territory during the struggle over whether or not Kansas would be open to slavery. The city of Denver, Colorado, is named after him.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 950.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 USD