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  • Lot# : 3701 Forwarding Agents

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    1851 Folded Letter Corfu to Providence RI and Forwarded, neat letter datelined "Corfu June 4th 1851", bold cancels of "Boston 5Cts 25 Jul" in black and "Providence RI Jul 28 5cts" in red plus a red oval "Forwarded From The Baptist Miss Rooms Boston" handstamp (Rowe rarity 4), Very Finern
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3702 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

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    "STEAM/ SHIP" Handstamp applied at New York on 1850 envelope addressed to St John, New Brunswick, additional "30" rating handstamp (Pacific Ocean rate through Panama), manuscript postage notations in upper right corner indicating a total charge of "2/8" ("1N6+1N2") to collect at St Andrews (backstamp), also backstamped St John MY 24 1850, some light wear and wrinkling, Fine use; ex-Steinhart
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 3703 Steam, Steamboat and Steamship Covers

    Incoming Mail to USA with Steam and Ship Letter Markings Collection, 16 stampless covers/ folded letters into USA with an array of different ship markings and cancel, manuscript and handstamp rates, exchange and transit cancels, assorted "Paid" handstamps, etc., we note various "SHIP" handstamps, "Steamship 10", "Steamship 20", "STEAM BOAT", "New York Ship 7cts", "New York Ship 5cts", "Boston Br Pkt 24", "Boston Ship" cds, rate handstamps include "12", "24", circled "20" or "39½", a New York "U.S. Notes 10" depreciated currency cds, an 1853 folded letter to NY datelined "Brig. P Sante", a folded letter with manuscript "US Mail for Havana" and addressed to Matanzas, letter from Naval officer enclosed with 1836 cover to NY datelined "US Ship Brandywine Valpa March 25 1836", typical mixed condition but a Fine lot providing hours of fun for the rate researcher
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 3704 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1830 Cover Bridgewater Mass to St Catherines U.C., large part of a folded letter with manuscript "Bridgewater Feby 17th" postmark and endorsed "W. Craft P.M. / Free" at upper right, manuscript "Via Lewiston", red "Niagara U.C." marking, light strike of scarce straight-line "British Postage" and ms for internal Canada postage to collect, couple light vertical file folds, Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3705 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1831 Folded Letter from Postmaster at Venus, Ill to "Pananogue near Kingston" U.C., "Venus Ills/ Oct 28" (1831) manuscript postmark and endorsed "Free/ Geo. Y. Cutler P.M.", light red "Niagara O." cancel and light (but stronger than usual) strike of the scarce straight-line "British Postage 1/11" for carriage inside Canada, couple light verticl file folds, Very Fine; letter with some interesting comments regarding opening up of new settlements between the Illinois and Mississippi (rivers) mentioning "these lands ...were given by our government as bounties to soldiers during the last war with you. They have passed into the hands of speculators & are now in the market and settling with great rapidity."; ex-Stiss
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3706 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1837 Folded Letter Philadelphia to Pictou, Nova Scotia via Robinstown Maine, datelined "Phila 26th Sep 1837", blue "Philadelphia Pa Sep 26" cds, lightly struck "St Andrews" transit cancel, various notations in upper right corner deal with postage charges which were first figured in error, crossed out and a new set added to the left, in effect (according to analysis of the cover by Susan McDonald) the clerk in St Andrews had to figure the postage due on the incoming letter as US postage was not paid but was figured at 27c equivalent (the postage on most incoming letters entering at NY or Boston) instead of 25c and the figuring was redone to show a fee of "2N' (2/-) but why this figured is crossed out was not determined, also missing was to indicate an additional 1/- due for the additional postage from St John to Pictou, some aging along a vertical file fold, Fine and unusual, accompanied by cover analysis from Susan McDonald
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 3707 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1850 "Money" Letter London U.C. to NY City, folded letter which contained five letters of credit plus another letter, datelined "Bank of Montreal Agency/ London, Canada, 17 May 1850", red "London U.C. MY 18 1850" cancel slightly overlapping a "Lewiston NY May 20" entry postmark, manuscript "1/6" Canadian postage (London to Queenston) and a red "20" handstamp for US postage Lewiston to NY ½oz-1 oz letter carried over 300 miles, manuscript "paid No. 36" at lower left indicating Canadian postage prepaid through a charge account - as the US postage was not prepaid, the US postmaster crossed-out the "Paid" handstamp, backstamped Hamilton (?) MY 19, Queenston May 20, couple of light vertical file folds, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3708 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1851 Stampless Cover to Quebec, folded letter sheet with "New York May 31 10 cts" exchange cancel, "U. States" arced bi-foliate exchange marking, Montreal JU 3 1851 transit cancel, indistinct backstamp, ms "6" rating, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3709 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Folded Letter Quebec to NY City, datelined "Quebec 1st June 1852" and with near-perfect strikes of rimless "Steam-Boat-Letter-Quebec JU 1 1852", red arced "Canada" exchange handstamp and overlapping circled "6d" rating and "10d" U.S. due rating handstamp, backstamped Montreal JU 2 1852, choice Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3710 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Cover Montpelier Vt to Belleville, C.W., with original enclosure datelined "Montpelier October 19th 1852", small envelope with light "Montpelier Vt Oct 22" cds, nice strike of the red "U.States" arced bi-foliate exchange marking, red Montreal OC 24 1852 transit, italicized "10" and circled "6d" ratings/ due handstamps, backstamped Belleview (indistinct October date), Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3711 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Folded Letter Montreal to Champlain NY, datelined "Montreal April 16 1852", well-struck red markings with :Montreal AP 17 1852" postmark, arced "Canada" and "U.States" over left-leaning shield exchange markings and a "Rouse's Point NY Apr 20" arrival cancel, ms "10" due marking in black, light vertical file fold, Very Fine; ex-McDonald
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3712 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1854 Cover Buffalo NY to Kingston, C.W., original enclosure datelined "Buffalo June 2d 1854", envelope with large half double circle "Buffalo, N.Y. June 2" cancel, matching violet "Paid" and interweaving "10 CENTS" due handstamp, red arced "U. States" over right-leaning shield exchange marking, partially struck Kingston backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 55.00 USD

    Lot# : 3713 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1855 Folded Letter to Montreal, datelined "Cold Spring Farm/ Champlane Clinton Co / N.Y. July 9 1855", well struck markings in black with "Rouse's Point NY Jul 10" cds, arced "U.States" over left-leaning shield exchange marking plus "Paid" and italicized "10" due handstamps, backstamped Montreal JY 10 1855, couple light file folds, Very Fine; ex-McDonald
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3714 U.S - BNA Mails

    Desirable USA-BNA Mails Collection of 40 stampless covers (includes a US 3c Nesbitt entire and a #26 franking) and folded letters of the 1830s/50s, 29 to Canada, 11 to USA, myriad of town cancels (some manuscript), variety of manuscript and handstamped ratings/ due markings, arc and straight-line exchange handstamps, "Paid" manuscript and handstamps, etc., few unusual markings including "U.S.P." (US Postage) 1844 to Canada, framed 2-line "Black Rock./ N.Y. June 4" postmark, 1845 to NY with full strike of "Halifax Paid" tombstone, etc., usual mixed condition but majority with clear well-struck cancels and markings, a Fine foundation collection for this popular and challenging area
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 900.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 3715 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1839 Stampless Cover Quebec to London via New York, folded letter sheet with red "Quebec MY 20 1839" double circle cancel, red "New York May 25" cds, manuscript "Via New York/ pr first packet", three different red "Paid" handstamps followed by manuscript "12½" (freight money), "11" (Canadian postage to border) or "18¾" (U.S. inland postage) plus a manuscript "1/7" (postage due at London), backstamped 2-line "Liverpool Ship Letter" and red 20 JU 20 1839 receiving cancel, Very Fine and attractive, pictured in "The Transitional Decade From Sail to Steam on the North Atlantic" (BNAPS Transatlantic Study Group, Handbook 3, page 43); ex-Arnell
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 3716 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    1858 Folded Letter Boston to Port Elizabeth (Cape of Good Hope), datelined "Boston Novem 30. 1858", manuscript "via England" (went via Plymouth), blue Howland correspondence with red "Boston Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Jul 20" exchange cds (hollow "B. Pkt" letters) with manuscript "33" prepaid rating and red crayon "28" credit to G.B., red "London Paid DE 13 65" transit and red crayon "1" pence Colonial credit, backstamped blue Devonport DE 14, red Cape Town FE 13 and partial Port Elizabeth FE 16 arrival, letter some light wrinkling and a vertical file fold, Very Fine, a scarce prepaid 33c British mails rate; accompanied by an analysis of the cover by Maurice Blake
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3717 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

    Transatlantic Stampless Covers to England or France, 1835/66, folded letters to London (8) or Paris (2 including one forwarded), some originating in Canada and addressed to "Canada Company/ Canada House" in London, nice assortment of markings, cancels, handstamps, etc. including framed "Portsmouth Ship Letter", framed "Liverpool Ship Letter", "STEAM BOAT", framed "COLONIES &c ART.IS", "Paid", assorted manuscript and handstamped ratings, a printed prices current, usual mixed condition but a Fine lot of these attractive covers
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3718 Transatlantic Covers by Destination

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    Stampless Covers to Wurttemberg, eight covers via Bremen or Hamburg to Wurttemberg, both paid and unpaid, variety of different rates and markings, generally Fine or better
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3719 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1845 Incoming Stampless Cover to NY City from Cape Palmas, Liberia, folded letter sheet with red "Boston Mass Aug 2" entry cds plus "SHIP" handstamp in same color, manuscript "Barque California" at lower left, docketing on back "Cape Palmas May 17 45" and received Aug 4, couple vertical file folds, Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3720 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1854 Stampless Folded Letter New Orleans to Paris, datelined "Nlle Orleans 3 Mars 1854", manuscript "pr Steamer via Liverpool", red "New Orleans, La Mar10" cds, "Paid 42" (double) rate handstamp, "New York Am Packet Mar 18" departure cds, black "Etats-Unis Paq. Am./ A Calais 31 Mars" French transit, manuscript "16" (grams) and "24" (decimes) due markings, backstamped Paris overlapping a red British transit, Very Fine and choice
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 3721 Mails Between the U.S. and the Far East

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    1857 Stampless Cover Hong Kong to Boston, address side with manuscript "12" (debit to U.S.) "33" due handstamp to cover the debit from G.B., Am. packet and U.S. inland; back side with Hong Kong 24 SE 1857 double-circle, red British 21 NO 1857 transit and red Boston Am Pkt Dec 8 exchange cds, Very Fine; with original enclosure datelined "Hong Kong 24 Sept 1857" noting "there is a young man here (an american) only nineteen years of age, who has been convicted of piracy, and is sentenced to transportation for life. He has been connected to the Chinese pirates, and was the only white person among them."; also "...about the war between the Chinese and English; the latter being fully occupied with the troubles in India."
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 3722 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1861 Stampless Cover Germany to the US by Closed Mail via England, "busy looking" folded letter addressed to Philadelphia; originated in Ebhausen (29/7 61 cds), then to Stuttgart (30 Jul cds) and travelling post office (backstamps) indicating Mainz to Cologne, the Aachen Exchange Office (31/7 5cts debit to U.S. cds) and bulked to be closed through England, opened on arrival in Portland where an Aug 18 30 (due) cancel applied, some deterioration along the left edge, some wear along the top edge and a horizontal file crease, Fine and interesting; postage breaks down Prussian inland (5c), Belgian transit (2c - the ms "2"), Sea and British transit (18c), U.S. inland postage (5c) for a total of 30c; travelled on the Allan Line's "Nova Scotia" which sailed from Liverpool Aug 1 and arrived Quebec Aug 13
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3723 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1865 Depreciated Currency Cover Germany to New Orleans, envelope with framed "Leipzig III/ 16 3 65" date stamp, "Aachen 10 Cts 17/3" exchange cancel ("10" in blue manuscript), "Boston 60 Mar 31" entry (due) marking, 2-line "90 In U.S. Notes" depreciated currency marking applied in Boston, backstamped "Boston Br. Pkt. Mar 31", envelope a bit of wear, open a tto and right plus most of the left side but still a Fine use with elusive markings
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 3724 Paper Americana Collections

    An Extraordinary Correspondence of 1836/50 Letters Addressed to US Naval Officer Hiram Paulding, 42 folded letters addressed to future Rear Admiral who served from 1811-70 as a Naval Officer spanning the War of 1812 through the Civil War, letters are addressed to him as Lieutenant and Captain with most from his friend S. Hawes of Albany NY or Norwich England (from about 1838), addresses include care of Naval Lyceum in New York, the US Navy Yard in NY City area and Norfolk, Callao Peru, Pensacola, Bremen, Canton, c/o American Consul at Marseilles (including one forwarded to Naples), etc., and in care of ships "USS Macedonia", "US Frigate United States", "USS Levant" (as commanding officer), "USS Vincennes" (as commanding officer), "USS St Lawrence" (as commanding officer), wide range of manuscript ratings and instructions, postal markings, town cancels, forwarding, auxiliary markings including "Too Late", etc., perusing some of the letters they contain the typical mix of personal and family news, some comments on politics, etc., F-VF, an exceptional collection
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3725 United States Postal History Lots and Collections

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    1833/51 Stampless Cover Group, 20 folded letters or covers, various markings and rates including "U.S. Express Mail N.Y." and "Circular" on folded lettersheet from a steam manufacturer of umbrellas in Philadelphia, mostly fine or better
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3726 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Eckener, Hugo (1868-1954, Commander of the Graf Zeppelin), Brazil 300r and 10,000r Graf Zeppelin overprint tied by 24 Mai 30 cancel, "By 'Condor' Airmail in Brazil" label tied by 20 Mai 30 cancel, addressed to Illinois, Lakehurst backstamp, cover signed at bottom left by Dr. Hugo Eckener, Very Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 3727 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Glenn, John A. (American Astronaut), Project Mercury s tamp tied by February 20, 1962 Cape Canaveral FDOI cancel, additional Fort Bliss Centennial pair tied by Patrick AFB May 24, 1962 cancel, cover signed by John H. Glenn, Jr., cutout autographed photo of Scott Carpenter attached at top left, Very Fine, an attractive cover with signatures from the first two Americans to orbit the earth
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3728 Paper Americana - Autographs

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    Harlem Globetrotters, 1961 FDC for the 4c Naismith stamp, signed by Globetrotters Bobby Joe Mason, Curly Neal, Dallas Thornton, Andy Johnson, Robert Little, and Nate Branch, a Very Fine and attractive cover
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3729 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    "Harry Truman" (1884-1972; 33rd US President), bold signature in pen on a 1964 United Nations 5c "Cessation of Nuclear Testing" FDC, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 65.00 USD

    Lot# : 3730 California Postal History

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    California Prison Related Covers, comprised of #212 on 1c entire with printed "John McComb/ State Prison, Sacramento Co, Cal" cc and tied by "State Prison California Oct 22 1887" duplex and grid cancels; #213 tied on cover with printed "Warden's Office/ California State Prison/ San Quentin Cal" by "San Quentin Cal Jan 22 1888" target duplex; UX7 with Stockton Cal Sep 15 1883 and Oakland Cal Sep 15 Rec'd" cancels plus a "$25 Reward" notice printed on the back side, some light wear but a Fine selection
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 70.00 USD

    Lot# : 3731 California Postal History

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    1863/72 Bank Check/ Deposit Slips with Revenues Affixed, 1863 Wells, Fargo & Co. $100 deposit slip with 5c Agreement; 1865 Bank of California check with Federal 2c Bank Check and Nevada 2c revenues; 1867 Bank of California check with Federal 2c and Nevada 5c revenues; 1872 Bank of California deposit slip for $1,030 with Federal 5c Certificate and Nevada 5c revenues, usual punch/ slit cancels and trivial edge wear, Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3732 California Postal History

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    Wells, Fargo & Co. California Covers with Bonus, four covers with Wells Fargo imprint and fair to good strikes of La Grange, Marysville, Monterey and Woodside (?), usual mixed condition, VG-VF, bonus of Downieville Star just tying #26 on cover to Oakland and unmailed envelope with "Paid" printed frank for Pacific Stage & Express Co. showing horse-drawn coach and its route stops
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 3733 California Postal History

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    "Camp Cass near Red Bluff Tehama Co California August 29th 1859" dateline on a letter enclosed in an envelope addressed to Indianapolis franked with 1857 10c Green Type III (33) tied by partial strike of "Red Bluff Cal Sep 3 (?)" cds with another strike at left, manuscript "Via Los Angeles", cover overall aging and with missing backflap, VG-Fine; letter from soldier's wife to cousin notes happiness of "tent life" in California compared to life in the city and extolling the virtues of the California flora and faunarnCamp Cass was located at Red Bluff, Tehama County. It was originally an American Fur Company post, but on May 26, 1859 Company A, 6th Infantry arrived to occupy the Camp until August 3, 1859. The detachment had left Camp Cass on September 7, in compliance with Special Department Orders No. 94, dated September 1, 1859.
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Current Opening : 45.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 3734 California Postal History

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    1859 Gold Mining Letter from La Grange, Cal, enclosure in a cover addressed to Atlanta franked with 3c Dull red (26), tied by "La Grange Ca May 12" cds, Fine; letter dated May 11 starts with "..let you know how the people is getting of the gold down hear.", "...the people has bin searching for so long it is sayd to be the richest mine that has ever been discovered in the state...", and encourages Mr Wilkes to come and visit to see for himself; there is an addition to the letter dated May 18th concerning the mining interest and some Court issuesrnIn 1849, a group of French sailors jumped ship in San Francisco Bay, commandeered a small whaleboat, and set sail for the gold mines. Upon reaching a promising location on the Tuolumne River, they commenced mining and were rewarded for their desertion by discovering rich placers. The sailors sent word to friends and relatives and their small camp grew into quite a sizable settlement, known throughout the region as French Bar or French Camp. The name changed to La Grange in 1854 and had become an important city and in January of 1856, it became the county seat of Stanislaus County, which it remained until 1862 when the seat was voted away to Knights Ferry. By this time the easily obtained placer gold had been mined out
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 55.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 3735 California Postal History

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    "Appraiser Generals Office/ San Francisco Oct 31 1853" heading on a letter to George Gordon (Boston Postmaster) in response to his letter (notes he was just about to publish it in the newspaper) concerning mail problems to California from the East Coast, mentions mails left on the Isthmus of Panama due to "the accident to the Railroad Bridge", also comments regarding mail service to interior California cities and towns and the eagerness of the residents to receive such mail saying "...the whole people turn out in a body and rush for the Post Office. Long lines are formed to every delivery some five or ten and $5 id frequently paid to a man near the window for his chance...", ends by denying he's made any charges against Boston postal clerks and offices but simply wants to explain California's feelings and that he maintains the Boston Post Office "the model post office", Very Fine; accompanied by an 1853 "Placer Times & Transcript" clipping commenting on poor quality of postal service to San Francisco
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3736 Kentucky Postal History

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    "New Orleans & Ohio Magnetic Telegraph Compamy/ Jordan's Row, Lexington, Ky." printed heading on a locally addressed envelope, original "March 22d 1848" enclosure headed "Morse's Line" with a personal message concerning a family member, envelope a couple trivial age spots but overall Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3737 Minnesota Postal History

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    "Saint Paul M.T. Apr 24 1858" territorial postmark (statehood would come 17 days later) ties 3c Dull red (26) to envelope addressed to River Falls Wisc., stamp and cover some light wrinkling but an overall Fine use
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3738 Nevada Postal History

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    "Reno & V. City AGY Apr 22" cds in blue on envelope addressed to Jersey City NJ franked with 6c Dull pink (159, light pre-affixing crease) cancelled by a partly struck matching blue target cancel, opened at right and with some tiny edge breaks, Fine and scarce Nevada railroad use; the railroad was built to service the Comstock Load, the extensive gold and silver deposits found in northeast Nevada discovered in 1859.
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3739 New Mexico Postal History

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    "Fort Union N Mex June 20th 1864" heading on a letter from a resident at the fort (William Payne) to his mother and sister in Harrisonville Mo, the envelope (upper right corner torn away) has portion of a manuscript "Ft. Union" postmark (?) and docketing indicates it was received July 13, long letter with some interesting comments concerning availabillty of a stage to Santa Fe to take mail, concerns for a friend's cattle drive, noting that a cousin in California "...is now a strong Lincoln man (but) voted for Douglas last Presidential election..", also another 1864 letter from the same person at the Fort to his sister dated Feb 29 in which he expresses happiness at his sister's return to health, interacting with some of the natives and mentioning a couple by name, rnWhen New Mexico became a US territory after the U.S.- Mexican War, the army established garrisons in towns scattered along the Rio Grande to protect the area's inhabitants and travel routes. This arrangement proved unsatisfactory for many reasons, and in April 1851, Lt. Col. Edwin V. Sumner, commanding Military Department No. 9 (which included New Mexico Territory), was ordered "to revise the whole system of defense" for the entire territory. Among his first acts was to break up the scattered garrisons and relocate them in posts closer to the Indians. He also moved his headquarters and supply depot from Santa Fe, "that sink of vice and extravagance," to a site near the Mountain and Cimarron branches of the Santa Fe Trail, where he established Fort Union. The Third Fort Union (1862 - 1891) was built in the traditional "territorial" style, and was constructed using native resources such as clay, stone, and lumber. The Post at Fort Union was made to accommodate four companies, both cavalry and infantry; and the Fort Union Quartermaster Depot was equipped to supply all other New Mexico forts. As the central supply hub for all New Mexico posts, the Fort Union depot was larger than the Post, and it employed more men, mostly civilians.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3740 New Mexico Postal History

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    "Fort Union N.M. September 17th 1865" dateline on a letter from Fort Union resident William Payne to his mother, general comments concerning life around the Fort including arrival of his father, consternation at not receiving any letters from home, also "...Last Friday a week ago I saw another many hung he had murdered two men and a boy...", also letters datelined Feb 5th to his father and Sept 3rd to his parents with both of the same general tenor regarding life in general at the Fort including a raging fever, "Brother George" being in charge of the mill at $75 per month, arrival of semi-monthly mail, etc., Fine content
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3741 New Mexico Postal History

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    "Fort Union New Mexico April 1866" (year date inverted) on cover from the Payne correspondence addressed to Harrisonville, Mo, ms "Pd 3", accompanied by a second faulty envelope with a just legible "Fort Union Aug 1866" cancel with ms "Paid 3" and its original enclosure (some mending) dated Aug 13 1866 from William Payne to his sister which opens with "..I am in the office for my last day and I have not much to do...", and continues on about details in returning home, envelope a bit aged and with lower right corner partially removed during opening, still a Fine impression of this scarce postmark (ASCC $1,000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 3742 Washington Postal History

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    "Fort Simcoe Wash. Ter. Aug 11 1884" hexagonal date stamp on "Department of the Interior/ Yakama Indian Agency/ Fort Simcoe, Was. Ter." penalty envelope with manuscript "O.B." at upper left, addressed to "Grand Mound/ Wash Ter.", with original enclosure (portion of top missing) datelined "United States Indian Service/ Fort Sinco W.T./ Aug 11 1884" regarding an "Indian spoliation claim", envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, still Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 3743 Washington Postal History

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    "Steilacoom City W.T. June 13" cds on 6c entire with an "on the nose" "Paid 3" postmark, manuscript "("Election Returns")" at top and "Pierce County" in pencil at left, addressed to the "Secretary of W.T." in Olympia, trivial bit of edge wear, Fine and scarce use from the very first post office established in Washington Territory
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 3744 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "United We Stand, Divided We Fall.", red and green Mumford design on an envelope addressed to Chillicothe Ohio but with no apparent postmark or markings, minor edge faults, Fine
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Current Opening : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 40.00 USD

    Lot# : 3745 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Bearded Lincoln Facing Left in black in a mourning frame captioned "THE NATION MOURNS/ ITS CHIEF HAS FALLEN", envelope addressed to Winchester NH with 3c Rose (65) tied by "New York Dec 16" cds, opened and just reduced at right (clipping a corner of the stamp), still fresh and Very Fine, a rare design (Bischel 424)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 3746 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Bearded Lincoln Facing Right in Eagle, Flag and Shield Frame, multicolor label affixed and tied on buff soldier's letter envelope by portion of the manuscript address (to Marion Ohio), blue "Bowling Green Ky Mar 5 1862" double-circle cancel, manuscript "Soldiers Letter/ AR Brown Chaplain/ 64 Reg VV Inf", opened and about 17mm reduced at right, small sealed break at bottom, Fine and unusual cover missing the usually seen "Due 3" marking (Bischel 396)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 3747 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Bearded Lincoln Framed Portrait Facing Right, multicolor design with portrait crowned by an eagle and flanked by flags, "Lincoln" banner below, manuscript "Soldier's Letter" and addressed to Dellsburg Pa, light "Due 3" handstamp, opened at left just impinging on design, aging and some edge wear/ small breaks, VG-Fine (Bischel 393)
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 3748 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Bearded Portrait Facing Right, a mourning design in black on an envelope addressed to West Fitchburg Mass, 3c Rose (65, small pre-affixing tear) with pen cancel, legible strike of "North Leominster Ms Mar __" cds, small aging spot lower left, Very Fine (Bischel 392)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 3749 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Bearded Portrait Facing Right, mourning design on letter sheet datelined "Sterling Mass, Thursday October 31 1867", fresh and Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3750 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Left in bluish green with rail-splitter in front of log cabin design top center captioned "FOR PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT HANNIBAL HAMLIN" one-line verse at top, 3c Rose (65) pen cancelled and just impinging on the portrait, addressed to Franklin Penn, opened at right and about halfway on top and bottom edges, Very Fine and rare with, according to the consignor, just two known examples (unlisted in Walcott or Bischel)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 575.00 USD

    Lot# : 3751 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Left in black on a buff envelope with no imprint, addressed to Berea Ohio, 3c Dull red (26) tied by blue circular grid with accompanying blue "Oberlin O Oct 29" cds next to portrait, opened and just reduced into design at left, tiny bit of bottom left corner off, Fine and rare (Bischel 319)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 3752 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Left, black design with "Lincoln" imprint below, 3c Rose (65) tied on envelope addressed to NY City by "Old Point Comfort Va Sep 25 1862" cancel, neatly opened and just a bit reduced at left, Very Fine (Walcott 179)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 3753 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in black on orange envelope addressed to Chillicothe, Ohio, "J.M. Whitemore & Co Publishers Boston" imprint below design, 3c Rose (a more pinkish shade but still a 65) tied by "Cincinnati O Nov 28" (1861) duplex, opened and bit reduced (still clear of design) at left, some tiny edge breaks, Fine and attractive; with enclosure from soldier to his friend datelined from a camp in Kentucky where he notices "..there are plenty of negroes here but they ain't as sassy as you see them at home..." (Bischel 313)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 450.00 USD

    Lot# : 3754 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right superimposed in a scene depicting a rail-splitter and rail-fence showing a "Lincoln & Hamlin" banner, "J.A. Howells, Publisher, Jefferson Ohio" imprint at bottom, envelope without a stamp addressed to Wenona Ill., fair strike of Mayville Ky cancel at upper right, opened and slightly reduced at right, horizontal fold just below center, some light aging, still a Fine and rare design (Bischel 372)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 3755 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in an Ornate Frame in black with "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" caption and "Engraved and Published by Ed. Mendel 162 Lake St Chicago" imprint, envelope addressed to Pembroke NH with 3c Rose (65) tied by circular grid, "Neponset Ill Dec 20" cds alongside, neatly opened at left, envelope some mild edge wear and a tiny break at bottom, some light aging spots, Fine and attractive (Bischel 310)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 3756 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in an Ornate Frame, striking cover with portrait at upper left and "rail-splitter" design adjacent, "PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ VICE-PRESIDENT HANNIBAL HAMLIN" imprint surrounded by flags below, "S. Raynor, Envelope Manufacturer, New York" printer's imprint at bottom only, on yellow envelope (very scarce) with 3c Dull red (26, straight-edge at left) tied by indistinct cds, addressed to Fort Plain NY, Very Fine and attractive; Stanley Ashbrook "genuine in every respect" handstamp on back (Bischel 362 var.)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 3757 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Circular Frame handsome cover with portrait at upper left and "rail-splitter" design adjacent, "PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ VICE-PRESIDENT HANNIBAL HAMLIN" imprint surrounded by flags below, "S. Raynor, Envelope Manufacturer, New York" printer's imprint at bottom only, envelope with pen cancelled 3c Dull red (26), addressed to Plaistown NY, opened and slightly reduced at right, with original Aug 22 1860 enclosure, Very Fine and choice
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 3758 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Circular Frame in black on envelope addressed to Owosso Mich with "Honest Abe and his Flat Boat" below all surrounded by a rail-fence, 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Ionia Mich Sep 21 1861" cds, opened at right and with a tiny sealed break top right corner, still Very Fine; 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate; ex-Risvold (Bischel 347)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 3759 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Circular Frame in black on orange envelope with "Honest Abe and his Flat Boat" below all surrounded by a rail-fence, 3c Rose (65) partially over the portrait and tied by black circular grid, "Nankin Mich Sep 20" ("0" in manuscript) cds at upper right, addressed to Johnsons Creek NY, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, light central vertical fold, trivial bit of edge wear, Fine and desirable design (Bischel 347 var.)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3760 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Circular Frame in black on orange envelope with illustration of a river flat-boat below and "Baker'Chicago" imprint, rail-fence top and left edges, 3c Dull red (26, clipped corner) upper left corner penn cancelled, addressed to Corfu NY and forwarded to East Pembroke, lightly struck Corfu cds and a manuscript "Due 3", opened at right, few small pressure marks near portrait, still Very Fine (Bischel 343 var.)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 3761 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Circular Frame in black with rail-fence surround and imprint "The Fence that Uncle Abe Built" at top and verse below portrait, 3c Rose (65) affixed and tied at upper left corner on envelope addressed to Blossburg Pa by "Old Point Comfort Va Apr _1" cancel, opened and slightly reduced at right, sealed openings top and bottom, 20mm sealed break at bottom into verse, Fine appearance (Bischel 351)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 3762 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right in Ornate Frame, exceptional cover with portrait at upper left and "rail-splitter" design adjacent, "PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ VICE-PRESIDENT HANNIBAL HAMLIN" imprint surrounded by flags below, printer's imprint at bottom only partially printed, on orange envelope (rare) with 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Terre Haute, Ind Dec 12" cds, Very Fine in every respect - a real showpiece (Bischel 362 var.)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 3763 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right Surrounded by Flags in black with a "The People's Candidate/ Abraham Lincoln For President" below on a buff cover addressed to Higginsville NY with 3c Dull red (26) cancelled by square grid, a "Buffalo NY Oct 25 1860" cds alongside, opened at left an partially along the bottom left, Very Fine (Bischel 349)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 3764 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Facing Right Surrounded by Flags in black with a "The People's Candidate/ Abraham Lincoln For President" below on a buff cover addressed to Brownsville Me with 3c Dull red (26, corner crease) cancelled by "on the nose" blue "PAID" with matching "Wayne Mich Nov 12" double-circle cancel adjacent, partial wax seal on back, opened and bit reduced at right, some light wear/ wrinkling, Fine (Bischel 349)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 3765 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Framed Portrait Facing Left, in black with "SLAVERY SECTIONAL/ FREEDOM NATIONAL - UNION & LIBERTY/ONWARDS TO VICTORY" imprint below, 3c Dull red tied by circular "waffle" design and "Elmira NY Jan 5 1861" cds, addressed to Pike Mills Pa, opened bit irregularly at right, Fine use and a rare design (Bischel 315)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 3766 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln in Thin Oval Frame Facing Right design (similar to Bischel 305) on letter sheet datelined "Manchester Mch 26/64" and addressed to NY City, letter discusses business and personal matters, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3767 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Portrait Facing Right, black design with multicolor crossed flags and "The Union, It must and shall be preserved" imprint below, 3c Rose (65, faults) just tied by circular grid with an accompanying "Walpole NH Feb 2" cds at left just over Lincoln's head, addressed to"Francis A Tisdale/ Co K 44 Regt Mass Vol/ (Col Lee) Newbern N.C.", bit rough around the edges, opened and slightly reduced at left, still a Fine classic design; ex-Bischel (Bischel 375)rnThe 44th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was a regiment of infantry that served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The regiment was stationed in New Bern, NC and saw their first combat during the Battle of Rawl's Mills, NC in November 1862.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3768 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Beardless Lincoln Portrait Facing Right, black design with multicolor crossed flags and "The Union, it must and shall be preserved" imprint below, 3c Dull rose (26) not tied by grid cancel upper right, light "Watertown Mass Aug 7" cds near design, addressed to Sherborn Mass, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, couple light vertical bends, Fine use (Bischel 375)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 3769 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Lincoln and Cabinet, nine circular-framed portraits in an oval design on an envelope with a "President Lincoln and his Cabinet" and "S.C. Upham, Philadelphia" publisher's imprint on back side, multicolor flag and shield at top with blue accents on the ornamentation between portraits, 3c Rose (65) tied at upper left by indistinct cancel, addressed to Owego NY, opened top and left and along most of the right side, some wrinkling upper left, ends of backflap missing, still Very Fine, a rare and eye-catching design (Bischel 376)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 3770 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Debate cover with image of the two in front of the US Capitol captioned "Jeff - "Big Thing./ Uncle Abe - Can't see it." and the S.C. Upham imprint below, on soldier's letter addressed to Climax, Mich with partly struck "Colesville (?) Nov 1" cancel and manuscript soldier's letter endorsement upper left and on back side, cover opened and about 10mm reduced at right partially removing endorsement and address, Fine and unusual (not listed in Walcott or Bischel)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 3771 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Lincoln and Johnson Dual Portraits in blue with an ornate frame with "PRESIDENT Abraham Lincoln/ VICE PRESIDENT Andrew Johnson" imprint on a yellow envelope addressed to New Bedford Mass with 1c Blue single and pair (63, covers imprint at top) not tied by crossroads cancels, lightly struck "Jamaica Ms Nov 25 cds" alongside, backstamped New Bedford the same day, tiny edge break at top, fresh and Very Fine (Bischel 406)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 3772 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Lincoln and Johnson Dual Portraits in black with an ornate frame with "PRESIDENT Abraham Lincoln/ VICE PRESIDENT Andrew Johnson" imprint and verse at top on a buff envelope addressed to Westfield, Pa with 3c Rose (65, damaged on opening) just tied by partially struck Jan 12 (1865) cds and cork killer, original soldier's letter to wife enclosed, envelope roughly opened at right and with some minor faults, still a Fine and scarce design (Bischel 406 var.)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3773 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Lincoln and Johnson Portraits in Shield Frame, in black on cover addressed to Haynesville Md, 3c Dull red (26) pen cancelled, "Old Town Md Dec 27" cds alongside, envelope a bit aged and wrinkled but still a Fine and elusive design (Bischel 410 var.)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 3774 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Shield - "Fear not Abram...." multicolor design with "Mumford & Co., Cin" above shield, 3c Pink (64, some short perfs) tied by "Saint Louis Mo Nov 6" cds, addressed to Bushnell Ill, bit roughly opened at left and a bit at top left just nicking design at top left corner, some light aging, Fine (Scott $1,400; Bischel 4804)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 3775 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Shield - "Fear not Abram...." multicolor design with "Mumford & Co., Cin" above shield, 3c Rose (65) with target cancel, "Elizabethtown Ky Dec 12" cds below affected by an ink smear, addressed to Urbana Ohio, envelope opened at right, light vertical bend, Fine (Bischel 4804 var.)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3776 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Shield - "Fear not Abram" design on envelope addressed to Londonderry Ohio, 3c Rose (65) just tied by circular grid, "Steubenville O Sep 15" double-circle cancel alongside, cover opened at right and partially along top and bottom (sealed), some light aging, Fine (Bischel 4801 var.)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3777 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Smiling Beardless Lincoln Facing Right, in black on yellow (rare) envelope with "LINCOLN" caption and a light manuscript notation "the rail splitter" written next to it, 3c Dull red (26, pre-affixing pulled perf)) pen cancelled, "Harry Fork Ohio Oct 12" cds adjacent, addressed to Rome Ohio, bit roughly opened at top with some small edge breaks and couple of nicks, Fine and scarce design not listed in Walcott or Bischel
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 3778 Fancy Cancels

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    "Lincoln and Stars" in Circle (Albany NY), nice negative strike and two additional non-recognizable strikes tie 1865 3c Rose pair (65) on U59 entire addressed to Ripon Wis, "Albany NY Oct 15" cds alongside, envelope a bit of edge wear but an overall Very Fine example of this desirable cancel; 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate (S-E LC-NP15)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 3779 Fancy Cancels

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    Letter Fancy Cancels on Cover, 19 covers, most with 1861 3c Rose (65), all Skinner-Eno listed, including: Beloit WI "B" (LS-B 4, 2020 PF certificate), Belvedere IL "B" (LS-B 11), Hockanum CT "H" (LS-H 26), Lockport NY "L" (LS-L 1 and 3), New Rochelle NY "P" (LS-P 14a), North Bennington VT (LS-P 16), Rockville CT "R" (LS-R 15), Saratoga Springs NY "S" (LS-S 1), West Meriden CT "S" (LS-S 5), Palmyra NY "S" (LS-S 14), Templeton MA "T" (LS-T 19 x2, one with 2020 PF certificate), University of Virginia "UV" (LC-U 3), Watertown NY "W" (LS-W 6), Westfield MA "W" (LS-W 8 x2), Hudson WI "W" (LS-W 39, 2020 PF certificate), and General Banks Division "GBD" (LC-G2), mixed condition but many Fine or better strikes, an attractive group
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3780 Fancy Cancels

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    Shield Fancy Cancels on Cover, 12 covers, mostly with 1861 3c Rose (65) or 3c Pink entires, includes (Skinner-Eno numbers): Jackson MS (PS-O 10), Cambridge MA (PS-S 12 x2 and PS-S 14), Thomaston ME (PS-S 22 and PS-FC 51), Taunton MA (PS-ST 18, 2017 PF certificate stating genuine cancel but stamp did not originate), Paterson NJ (PS-ST 19), Harrisburgh PA (PS-ST 60, faulty), Memphis TN (PS-FC 20), and Norfolk VA (PS-FC 37 x2), mixed condition mostly indentifiable strikes
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3781 Fancy Cancels

    20th Century Fancy Cancel Collection, approximately 182 covers, mostly 1920s/30s but a few later, covering a wide variety of themes, topics, and holidays, some naval cancels, a good number of registered covers (including some with their original registry receipts), a wonderful selection, also includes Loso and de Windt's 1952 book, Markovits's 1967 pricing supplement, Fishback and Walker's 1987 book, and Weiss's 1987 pricing supplement (all the resources you could need on the subject)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 3782 First Day Covers

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    324, 1904 2c Louisiana Purchase, tied by April 30, 1904 St. Louis "World's Fair" slogan cancel to cover to Sedalia, Missouri, May 1 Sedalia receiver, slightly reduced at right and barest traces of toning, still Very Fine, a rare early first day cover (Scott $5,000)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3783 First Day Covers

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    372, 1909 2c Hudson-Fulton, fold-out Fulton souvenir postcard with information about the stamp issue, September 25, 1909 Lancaster, Pennsylvania machine cancel, Extremely Fine and choice (Scott $1,500)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3784 First Day Covers

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    537, 1919 3c Victory, March 3, 1919 Washington, DC wavy line machine cancel on locally-addressed cover, Extremely Fine (Scott $850)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 3785 First Day Covers

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    557, 1922 5c Roosevelt, October 27, 1922 Oyster Bay, New York wavy line machine cancel on Worden cover to Millburn, New Jersey, Extremely Fine, 1975 AFDCS certificate (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 675.00 USD

    Lot# : 3786 First Day Covers

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    567, 1923 20c Golden Gate, May 1, 1923 San Francisco, California slogan machine cancel on cover to Detroit, Michigan, Extremely Fine and rare, 1972 AFDCS certificate (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 450.00 USD

    Lot# : 3787 First Day Covers

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    568, 1922 25c Niagara Falls, November 11, 1922 Washington, DC slogan machine cancel on Worden cover to Millburn, New Jersey, Extremely Fine (Scott $650)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 3788 First Day Covers

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    569, 1923 30c Bison, March 20, 1923 "Washington (Truxton Circle Sta.) D.C. Registered" handstamp on Nickles cover to Detroit, Michigan, stamp tied by mute registry oval, March 21 Detroit receiver, Extremely Fine (Scott $800)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 3789 First Day Covers

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    570, 1922 50c Arlington, November 11, 1922 Washington, DC slogan machine cancel on Worden cover to Millburn, New Jersey, Extremely Fine and fresh (Scott $1,500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 3790 First Day Covers

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    571, 1923 $1 Lincoln Memorial, February 12, 1923 Washington, DC slogan machine cancel on Worden cover to Millburn, New Jersey, trivial reduction at left, still Very Fine and rare, 1977 AFDCS certificate (Scott $7,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 3801 U.S. Zeppelin Flights

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    Sieger 64F, 1930 South America Flight, C14 tied by Lakehurst NJ Jun 2 1930 flag cancel, usual flight cachets, backstamped Friedrichshafen 6 6 30, Very Fine (Scott $375)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 3802 U.S. Zeppelin Flights

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    "Capt. Harry Shoemaker Leaves the Command"/"Alger H. Dessel Takes Command", two covers, each with 1933 3c NRA (732) tied by "Sunnyvale Calif. May 23, 1934" duplex, Very Fine and rare with only 12 made of each
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 55.00 USD
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