Sale 3056 - The Boulder Collection of Colorado Postal History
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  • Lot# : 1 Western Express Covers

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    Leav'h City & Pike's Peak Express Co. May 11 handstamp without year date as used at Leavenworth City office, on 1859 incoming cover with 1857 3c Dull red tied by "Afton N.Y. May 2" datestamp, addressed to "Auraria, Mouth Cherry Creek, Nebraska Territory", just reduced at right, very fine, only eight recorded westbound uses, ex-Haas, Jarrett
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 2 Western Express Covers

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    Leav'h City & Pike's Peak Express Co. Jul 2 1859 year-dated handstamp as used at Denver City office on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, entered the mails with "Leavenworth City K.T. Jul 8 1859" postmark, corner tear top right touches indicia, very fine, nine examples reported of eastbound use
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 3 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike Peak Express Co. Denver City Aug 17 1859 datestamp while Kansas Territory on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Mexico, Missouri, entered the mails with "Leavenworth City K.T. Aug 20 1859" datestamp, manuscript "Due 3", light edge wear, fine to very fine strikes, ex-Barkhausen
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 4 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express Co. Denver City Oct 20 1859 datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire addressed to Algona, Iowa, entered the mails with Leavenworth City K.T. Oct 28 1859 datestamp, original enclosure datelined "Rockey Mountain City" discusses a saw mill and local mining operations, small repairs at top, very fine and attractive, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 USD

    Lot# : 5 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike Peak Express Co. Denver City Apr 12 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory on cover to Valley Grove, Virginia, entered the mails with 1857 3c Dull red (partial imprint) tied by "Leavenworth City K.T. Apr 19 1860" datestamp, very fine and attractive use, ex-Toaspern
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 6 Western Express Covers

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    Denver Central Over'd Cal & Pikes Peak Express five-line woodblock handstamp on cover to Manchester, New Hampshire, used in conjunction with Jones & Russell's Pikes Peak Express Co. Denver City Apr 26 1860 datestamp with additional strike of same handstamp dated May 19, entered the mails with two strikes of blue Saint Joseph Mo. May 27 1860 datestamp, missing 1857 3c Dull red, otherwise extremely fine and attractive, one of just three recorded examples of this eye-catching marking, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 7 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. Jan oval frank with manuscript "Jno Walker" agent's signature on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, their "Feb 14" oval datestamp on front, entered the mails with green "Saint Joseph Mo Feb 22" postmark, pencil "Due 3", corner fault just touches indicia, repaired edge tear, fine use of a pre-purchased franked entire, ex-Barkhausen
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 8 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. oval frank with mansucript "JW" agent's initials (Jno. Walker) on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, their "Denver City K.T. Mar 6" oval datestamp on front, entered the mails with green "Saint Joseph Mo Apr 2" postmark, small repairs, very fine use of a pre-purchased franked entire
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 9 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. Oct oval frank on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, their Denver "Nov 8" and St. Joseph "Nov 14" datestamps on front, entered the mails with black "Saint Joseph Mo Nov 15 1860" postmark, very fine and attractive use of a pre-purchased franked entire
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 10 Western Express Covers

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    Mountain City, Kansas Terrty, incoming 1860 cover with "Glenwood, Iowa Nov 28" manuscript postmark and 1857 3c Dull red, endorsed "Care COC and P.P Express St. Joseph Mo" and with their "St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 1" oval datestamp, original enclosure, just reduced at right, fine, much scarcer entering Kansas Territory than the opposite direction
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 11 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company, Denver City, K.T. Dec 15 (1860) oval datestamp on cover to Manchester, New Hampshire, magenta COC&PP label with "The Only Through Express, Direct your Letters Care COC& PP Express, St. Joseph, Mo. or Leavenworth, K.T." inscription, additional "The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 17" receiving oval on reverse, entered mails with 1857 3c Dull red (torn) tied by "Saint Joseph Mo Dec 18" postmark, label with horizontal crease, cover just reduced at right, very fine, fewer than five examples of this label recorded on magenta
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 12 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City May 31 1860 datestamp on cover to White Pigeon, Michigan, turned over to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak in Denver with their "Denver City K.T. May 31" oval handstamp, entered the mails with blue Saint Joseph Mo. Jun 7 1860" datestamp on 1857 3c Dull red, very fine combination express cover, the earliest recorded Hinckley's datestamp, ex-Haas, Frajola
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 13 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jun 27 1860 datestamp on cover to Denver City, turned over in Denver to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak with their "June 28 Denver City K.T." oval handstamp, missing backflap, very fine use entirely outside of the U.S. mails (probably from the mines to the city), ex-Frajola
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 14 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jul 4 1860 datestamp on cover to "Denver City, Jefferson Ty", entered the mails with "Animosa Ioa. Jun 9" datestamp tying 1857 3c Dull red (faults from placement), two-page original letter included detailing the hardships of frontier life, few small tears/repairs, fine and rare
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 15 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jul 12 1860 datestamp on cover to Fulton, Illinois, turned over in Denver to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak with their "Jul 12 Denver City K.T." oval handstamp, entered the mails with 1857 3c Dull red (defective) and blue "Saint Joseph Mo. Jul 19 1860" datestamp, minor edge faults, very fine strikes, 1978 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 16 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Aug 28 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with scarce "Saint Joseph, Missouri." type printed scroll frank at left, addressed to Superior, Wisconsin, entered the mails with "Saint Joseph, Mo. Sep 4 1860" datestamp, reduced at left into frank, fine strikes
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 17 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Aug 28 1860 datestamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Afton, New York, entered the mails with Saint Joseph Mo Sep 4 1860 datestamp, reduced at left, very fine and choice, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 18 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Nov 5 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with printed scroll frank at left, no imprint, addressed to Smithville, Georgia, entered the mails with "Saint Joseph Mo Nov 15 1860" datestamp, missing backflap, light wear and sealed edge breaks along top, fine
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 19 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Nov 26 1860 datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire, first-type printed scroll frank ("Hinckley & Co.'s Express Mail, Fast Run via Denver, Paid Through."), addressed to Sterling, Illinois, entered the mails with Saint Joseph Mo. Dec 6 double-circle datestamp, light wear and bottom left corner replaced, very fine, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 20 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 10 1860 datestamp on cover to Central City, Colorado, original enclosure datelined "Denver City K.T, Nov 6th 1860", light edge wear, fine use carried entirely outside the U.S. mails, ex-Knapp
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 21 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 17 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with printed scroll frank at left with pointed hand and "Enclose Letter in Gov't Stamped Envelopes, and direct, Care Hinckley & Co.'s Express, St. Joe, Mo." imprint above, addressed to Somersville, Ohio, entered the mails with Saint Joseph, Missouri datestamp, missing backflap, very fine
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 22 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 17 1860 datestamp on incoming cover to Golden City, J.T. (Jefferson Territory), 1857 3c Dull red with grid and "Philadelphia Pa Nov 28 1860" postmark alongside, manuscript "Col 10" for express fee from Denver to Golden, very fine use
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 23 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Apr 29 1861 datestamp at lower left of cover originating in Rockford, Illinois and franked with 1857 3c Dull red (corner fault), addressed to "Central City, Jefferson County, Care of Hinckley and Co.'s Express, St. Joseph, Missouri" then forwarded to "Breckenridge, U.T.", "Mountain City C.T. Paid 3c 3 May" manuscript postmark applied when forwarded, very fine and eye-catching, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 24 Western Express Covers

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    Colorado Express Company Balance, eight covers including Central Overland and California Pikes Peak Express: July 19 datestamp on cover to Maine, corner torn off and part of cancel drawn in; Hinckley & Co.'s Express: August 14, 1860 incoming cover from Illinois to Denver, August 20, 1860 incoming cover from Iowa to Denver, December 24, 1860 eastbound cover to Illinois with scroll frank, and February 4, 1861 incoming cover from Philadelphia, endorsed "col 10" collect to Golden; Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express: January 5, 1860 eastbound cover to Wisconsin and June 7, 1860 eastbound cover to Iowa; and Denver and Rio Grande Express frank on 2c Green entire to Ouray, Colorado, some mixed condition but most strikes at least fine, an attractive and interesting group
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 25 Colorado Postal History

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    Coraville K.T. Jun 17 clear strike of two-line handstamp along 1857 1c Blue strip of three (minor faults), with three additional strikes tying stamps, on 1859 cover to Somerset, Ohio, opened at both sides, very fine and remarkably attractive, carried on the first eastbound trip on the Platte River Road, one of just a handful of covers to survive from Coraville and generally considered to be amongst the most outstanding Colorado covers, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 26 Colorado Postal History

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    Coraville K.T. Jun 17 two clear strikes on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Rockport, Indiana, some light wear and trivial stains, still fine and rare, one of just three known letters carried as U.S. contract mail from Coraville in June of 1859
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 27 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. June 21st 59 manuscript postmark on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Nashua, New Hampshire, light even toning, very fine marking, this cover was carried on the final "phantom" eastbound contract trip by the L&PP which departed June 22 and is the only cover known from that trip, an important item of Colorado postal history
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 28 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. July 11th/59 two-line manuscript postmark tying 1857 3c Dull red (trivial perf faults) on cover to Franklin Grove, Illinois, bottom left corner with tiny repair, very fine and rare, this cover was carried by the first contract trip of the United States Express Company which carried mail from July 11 until August 26, 1859; the following year Auraria was unified with Denver City on April 5, 1860, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 29 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. July 25 1859 legible strike of two-line handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Manhattan, Kansas, cover reduced and repaired at right, still fine appearance, the first day of this handstamped postmark
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 30 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. Aug. 2 1859 two-line handstamp on cover with manuscript "Paid" addressed to Providence, Rhode Island, lengthy original letter datelined "Auraria Kansas Territory, Foot of the Rocky Mountains", interesting contents written by Joseph Whiting, letter and cover both damaged and with water stains, still fine strike and important from a historical perspective
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 31 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. Aug. 19 1859 two-line handstamp on cover to West Alexander, Pennsylvania, manuscript "Paid 3", fragile original letter written by D.L. Clemens and datelined "Russel's Diggings, K.T.", very fine, an attractive and important early cover
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 32 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Aug 30 1860 sans-serif "tombstone" postmark on 3c Red Nesbitt entire addressed to Polo, Illinois, additional 10-bar grid, light staining, extremely fine strike of this popular cancel, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 33 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Sep 6 1860 Roman-type "tombstone" postmark on cover to Le Roy, New York, straightline "Paid" handstamp indicating prepayment of postage, backflap torn (just shows on front), very fine and beautiful cover, ex-Chase, Persson, illustrated in Jarrett,
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 34 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Sep 20 1860 Roman-type "tombstone" postmark on cover with straight line "Paid" to Shippensburgh, Pennsylvania, October 8 datestamp applied upon arrival and then forwarded to Canonsburg, "3" due and "Forwarded" handstamps, original enclosure talks about life in Denver, very fine use
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 35 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Nov 5 1860 Roman-type "tombstone" postmark on cover to Lexington, Missouri, 1857 3c Dull red with grid cancel, original enclosure, fine strike
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 36 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Dec 17 1860 Roman-type "tombstone" postmark on cover to Manchester, New Hampshire, 1857 3c Dull red (faults) with grid cancel, fine strike
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 37 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City K.T. Jan 7 1861 Roman-type "tombstone" postmark ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Pendleton, South Carolina, stamp with additional grid cancel, pencil "Due 3c", slightly reduced at left, very fine and rare, mailed to South Carolina as an independent state post-secession but before joining the Confederacy, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 38 Colorado Postal History

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    Denver City Kas Apr 15 1861 double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid" in oval on cover to Rosiclare, Illinois, original contents indicate the cover was mailed en route to California Gulch, very fine, attractive and early use of this marking
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 39 Colorado Postal History

    (Arapahoe, K.T., Dec 5th 1859) dateline on letter (no cover) from miner, interesting contents about mining camp life, letter concludes with a request to respond "Direct to Denver, Kansas Territory", very fine, Arapahoe's post office did not open until the following month so this letter presumably carried by express and entered the mails elsewhere
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 40 Colorado Postal History

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    Auraria K.T. July,25 1859 two-line handstamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Clinton, Wisconsin, small cover faults, very fine strike, the earliest recorded use of the Auraria two-line handstamp which was in use for just one month, carried by Willis Contract, an important piece of Colorado postal history
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 41 Colorado Postal History

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    Missouri City KT Feb 21/61 pencil manuscript postmark on cover to Cressona, Pennsylvania, 1857 3c Dull red tied by four pencil strokes, somewhat roughly opened at right, very fine and rare, this post office only operated from 1860-1863, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 42 Colorado Postal History

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    Mountain City KT Aug 25 manuscript postmark just ties 1857 3c Dull red to 1860 cover to Bradford, Maine, opened roughly at right, very fine early marking, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 43 Colorado Postal History

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    Hamilton K.T Jun 18 datestamp on cover to South Hadley, Massachusetts, franked with 1861 3c Rose with cork cancel, even edge wear, very fine strike of this Kansas Territory cancel
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 44 Colorado Postal History

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    Hamilton K.T Jun 26 black datestamp on ca. 1861 cover addressed to Easton, Missouri, 1857 3c Dull red with target cancel, light edge wear and bottom left corner replaced, very fine and scarce use after the establishment of Colorado Territory, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 45 Colorado Postal History

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    Mountain City K.T. 24 Nov manuscript postmark on 1860 cover to West Warren, Massachusetts, 1857 3c Dull red with pen cancel, overall aging, still fine marking from the Kansas Territory period
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 46 Colorado Postal History

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    Boulder NT Oct.10.1860 manuscript Nebraska Territorial postmark on 3c Red Nesbitt entire addressed to Oquawka, Illinois, reduced at right and overall wear to the cover, still fine marking, one of just four recorded covers with a Nebraska Territory from what is now Colorado
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 47 Colorado Postal History

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    Boulder N.T Feb 20, 1861 manuscript postmark on 3c Red Star Die entire to Belvidere, Illinois, barely reduced at left and few toned spots, very rare, one of just four recorded covers postmarked "N.T" (Nebraska Territory) from what would later become Colorado, sent just eight days before Boulder became part of Colorado Territory, a very important Colorado cover
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 48 Colorado Postal History

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    Alford Colo Jan 14 1898 datestamp on registered cover to Augusta, Maine, 2c and 8c First Bureaus tied by targets, purple Augusta registry backstamp, Very Fine and fresh
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 40.00 USD

    Lot# : 49 Colorado Postal History

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    American Ranch Col. Aug 1 blue datestamp with matching target on 3c Pink entire to Kankakee, Illinois, barely reduced at left, very fine, the only recorded cover from this office's first period of operation (1863-1864), ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 50 Colorado Postal History

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    American Ranch CT Oct 19 manuscript postmark on 1861 3c Rose cover to Staten Island, New York, cornercard crossed out for the Pacific House in St. Joseph, Missouri, very fine use from this "trail stop"
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 51 Colorado Postal History

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    Amethyst Colo Jan 11 2 PM 1899 datestamp on blue cover to Silverton, Colorado, franked with 2c First Bureau, cornercard for the Revenue Mining, Milling and Tunnel Co., light toning along the edges, very fine strike
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 52 Colorado Postal History

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    Animas City Colo. Oct 22 datestamp ties 3c Green Banknote to 3c Green entire to Woodstock, Vermont, light edge wear, very fine strike
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 55.00 USD

    Lot# : 53 Colorado Postal History

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    Animas Forks, Colo. Jan 4 1884 double circle datestamp on 2c Red entire to Silverton, Colorado, very fine strike and cover
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 60.00 USD

    Lot# : 54 Colorado Postal History

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    Antelope Springs Colo. Nov 16 violet datestamp with matching target on 3c Green entire to Lake City, Colorado, 1877 recipient's handstamp, original enclosure, very fine
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 55 Colorado Postal History

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    Apex Colo. Mar 23 1897 datestamp on registered 2c Green entire uprated with 1c, 2c, and 5c First Bureaus (last with small fault), addressed to Chicago, very fine and scarce
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 40.00 USD

    Lot# : 56 Colorado Postal History

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    Argo, three items, first Argo, Colorado Apr 9 1883 datestamp on 3c Green Banknote cover to Ishpeming, Michigan, small tears at top; second Argo, Colorado. Mar 13 1894 double-circle datestamp on 2c Columbian front only to Salt Lake City, Utah; third Argo Colo Aug 4 1898 datestamp on 1c Jefferson postal card to Yankee, Colorado; very fine strikes, a useful group
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 57 Colorado Postal History

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    Artman Colo. Dec 29 1897 datestamp on registered 2c Green entire uprated with 2c and 8c First Bureaus, addressed to St. Louis, Missouri, very fine and clean cover
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 58 Colorado Postal History

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    Aspen Colo. May 27 1888 datestamp ties 2c Green Banknote to cover to Red Cliff, Colorado, reverse with all-over illustrated aerial view of Aspen, reduced at right with design neatly drawn in, original contents, very fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 59 Colorado Postal History

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    Aspen, group of five covers including Aspen, Colo. Nov 16 1880 first year use, 1885 registered cover with Aspen Colo. M.O.B. Oct 10 1885 cancel, 1885 and 1890 uses, and 1891 cover with negative "A" fancy cancel, most with small faults but strikes all fine to very fine, an attractive and scarce group
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 60 Colorado Postal History

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    Aspen Junction Colo. Sep 6 10AM 1894 datestamp ties 2c Columbian entire addressed to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Very fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 61 Colorado Postal History

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    Bald Mountain, four covers: Bald Mountain, Colo. Dec 12 1880 small purple datestamp on 3c Green entire to Georgetown, Colorado; Bald Mountain. Colo. Apr 23 1886 double-rim datestamp on 2c Brown entire (reduced at right) to San Francisco; Bald Mountain Colo. Nov 15 1893 datestamp on 2c Columbian entire to Chicago; and Bald Mountain Colo. Sep 26 1894 datestamp on 2c Green entire to New York City, very fine group
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 62 Colorado Postal History

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    Barehills Colo. Apr 30 1897 datestamp duplexed with target on 2c Green entire sent to Ontario, Canada, light edge wear and folded along bottom edge, fine strike, Barehills was only in operation 1896-1901
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 63 Colorado Postal History

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    Bear Canon Nov 21 manuscript postmark on cover to Orwell, Vermont with 1861 3c Rose tied by penstroke, lengthy and interesting enclosure, very fine and rare cover
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 64 Colorado Postal History

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    Beaver Creek CT Sept 27/70 manuscript postmark on cover franked with 3c Green Banknote (manuscript cancel), addressed to Golden City, Colorado, stain at top left affects postmark and roughly opened at right, fine, the only recorded cover from this post office, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 65 Colorado Postal History

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    Bent Canon Oct 10/73 manuscript cancel on cover franked with 3c Green Banknote to Topeka, Kansas, staining along bottom edge and both postmark and address partially faded, reduced at left, fine, the only recorded territorial cover from this office, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 45.00 USD

    Lot# : 66 Colorado Postal History

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    Bents Fort C.T. Oct 10 manuscript postmark with date on 1861 3c Rose (faults), addressed to Zelienople, Pennsylvania, light edge wear, very fine use from this territorial office
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 67 Colorado Postal History

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    Big Thompson Col. May 1 two strikes of datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Denver, endorsed "Transient - P.M. Please deliver immediately", original enclosure, reduced at right just grazing indicia, very fine intra-territorial use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 68 Colorado Postal History

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    Black Hawk Point Col Jul 19 '64 double-circle datestamp with target tying 1861 30c Orange to cover to Altenburg, Germany, stamp also tied by red New York credit datestamp, endorsed "by Hamburg Steamer", various German backstamps, light wear along bottom edge, very fine and rare territorial international use
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 69 Colorado Postal History

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    Black Hawk Point Col Oct 4 '66 double-circle datestamp with matching target ties 1861 1c Blue (faults) to locally-addressed cover, very fine and fresh, a rare territorial drop letter
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 70 Colorado Postal History

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    Black Hawk Point, two covers, first Black Hawk Point Col Aug 12 '64 double-circle datestamp with target tying 1861 3c Rose to cover to Morristown, New Jersey; second Black Hawk Point Col. Apr 11 datestamp with split grid killer tying 1867 3c Red grilled issue (cut in) to cover to Providence, Rhode Island, "Due 3" in circle, very fine and fresh pair
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 71 Colorado Postal History

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    Boaz Colo. Jul 20 1893 datestamp on 1c Jefferson postal card to Manitou, Colorado, this office only operated from 1895-1898rn
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 72 Colorado Postal History

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    Booneville Col. 6 Jan datestamp on 1870 cover to Trinidad, Colorado, 1869 3c Ultramarine tied by target, light cover staining, Very Fine, the only example of this territorial postmark, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 73 Colorado Postal History

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    Boulder Colo May 30 blue datestamp with matching target tying 1869 3c Ultramarine to cover to Union, Kentucky, text advertisement for Boulder House on front and reverse with map showing Boulder and the adjacent mines, left edge replaced, very fine and attractive
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 74 Colorado Postal History

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    "New Court House, Boulder County." illustrated envelope to New York City showing the new 1882 courthouse, 3c Green Banknote with Boulder datestamp alongside, cornercard for the News and Courier Publishing Company, very fine and attractive
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 90.00 USD

    Lot# : 75 Colorado Postal History

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    Associated Students University of Colorado, yellow design of University of Colorado Stadium in Boulder, 2c Washington tied by January 4, 1928 machine cancel, few nicks along top edge, very fine for the topical collector
    Start Price : Bid
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 76 Colorado Postal History

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    Boulder cover balance, nine covers including several territorial uses, 1880 3c Post Office stamped envelope, 1886 illustrated cover for the County Clerk & Recorder, and 1899 illustrated cover of Boulder Falls, some minors faults/reductions to be expected but strikes generally fine or better, an attractive and useful group
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 77 Colorado Postal History

    Boulder 20th Century Group, 15 covers including various machine cancels from the early 1900's including RFD, magenta "Missent to Boulder, Mont." straightline, 1918 soldier's cover with "Address Unknown" and "Wounded", and more, generally fine to very fine, an interesting group
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 78 Colorado Postal History

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    Boulder advertising covers, three covers including 1897 illustrated advertisement for the Colorado Sanitarium, 1907 cover with all-over text advertisement on reverse for "Beautiful Boulder" (light toning), and 1925 illustrated cover from the Hotel Boulderado sent via airmail from Denver to New York City, a very fine and attractive group
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 79 Colorado Postal History

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    Box Elder, two covers, first Box Elder Colo 2-18-1890 manuscript postmark on 2c Green entire to Boston; second Boxelder Colo May 5 1896 datestamp on registered cover to Philadelphia franked with 2c and 8c First Bureaus, light wear, a very fine pair showing two different periods of this post office's existence
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 80 Colorado Postal History

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    Breckenridge C.T Mar 28th/61 manuscript postmark on cover to Hazardville, Connecticut, franked with 1857 3c Dull red with neat pen cancel, edges restored and address panel faded, fine and rare early cover mailed just a month after the organization of Colorado Territory
    Start Price : 450.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 81 Colorado Postal History

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    Breckenridge C.T. Oct 5 datestamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to red and blue woman and flag "The Union Forever" patriotic cover to Hazardville, Connecticut, just reduced at right with small piece added, very fine territorial patriotic use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 82 Colorado Postal History

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    Breckin Ridge C.T Feb 27 three strikes of datestamp on 3c Pink entire (oxidized) with 1861 3c Rose, addressed to Enfield, Connecticut, very fine and attractive use
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 83 Colorado Postal History

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    Brighton, Colorado Is A Live Town, cover with attractive design showing various Brighton scenes including the Adams County courthouse, reverse with all-over text extolling the town's virtues, cover franked with 1902 1c Green tied by January 2, 1903 datestamp, vertical crease away from stamp, very fine and attractive
    Start Price : 30.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 84 Colorado Postal History

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    Bristol Col 10/28/78 manuscript postmark on 1c Postal card to Indianapolis, Indiana, very fine, the only recorded manuscript postmark from Bristol
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 85 Colorado Postal History

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    Buckhorn Colo 7-14-1879 manuscript postmark on cover with 1c Banknote, additional "Due 1 Ct" in postmaster's hand, addressed to Loveland, Colorado, reduced at left, original enclosure, very fine marking, the only recorded cover from Buckhorn
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 86 Colorado Postal History

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    Buckskin Col. Nov 5 datestamp on cover with 1861 3c Rose tied by target, addressed to Philadelphia, very fine and rare territorial marking
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 87 Colorado Postal History

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    Buffalo Colo. Apr 14 datestamp on cover to Exton, Pennsylvania, franked with 3c Green Banknote, a very fine strike, the only known example
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 88 Colorado Postal History

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    Burlington Col. Nov 12 first-type datestamp with target killer ties 1868 3c Rose to cover to Denver, Colorado, slightly reduced at left and some edge wear, very fine, attractive intra-territorial use, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 89 Colorado Postal History

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    Burlington Colo May 28 second-type datestamp with target cancel on 3c Green entire addressed to Plymouth, Michigan, original contents datelined "Longmont, May 22nd, 1873", foxing and light overall wear, without backflap, fine, ex-Persson
    Start Price : Bid
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 90 Colorado Postal History

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    Burlington Colo. Feb 7 datestamp with target on 3c Green Banknote cover to Menomonie, Wisconsin, very fine
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 91 Colorado Postal History

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    Butte Valley Colo March 25th 1873 manuscript postmark on cover to Delaware, Ohio franked with 3c Green Banknote, "Advertised" handstamp applied upon arrival, original enclosure, just reduced at left, very fine territorial cover
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 92 Colorado Postal History

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    Butte Valley CT 9/16 manuscript postmark on 3c Green entire to Delaware, Ohio, roughly opened at right and small edge tears, fine and scarce
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 45.00 USD

    Lot# : 93 Colorado Postal History

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    Cameron Colo Jun 23 1902 datestamp ties 2c First Bureau to cover to Holton, Kansas, cornercard for the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway Co., slightly reduced at right, very fine strike, Cameron's post office only operated from 1901-1909
    Start Price : 65.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 94 Colorado Postal History

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    Camp Wardell Junction Col. manuscript sender's endorsement on 1865 cover to Rockford, Illinois, franked with 1861 3c Rose (faults) tied by target with "Kearney City Neb Apr 9" datestamp, just reduced at left, very fine, this was never a post office so the cover was probably carried outside the mails by military courier to Nebraska, illustrated in Jarret page 32, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 95 Colorado Postal History

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    Canfield Colo Feb 10 1886 datestamp with target tying 2c Brown Banknote to cover to Elizabethtown, New York, cornercard for the Colorado Milling & Mercantile Company, original six-page letter, very fine and scarce
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 96 Colorado Postal History

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    Canfield Col. Oct 11 1888 datestamp on cover to San Francisco, California, 2c Green Banknote tied by target, clear strike and very fine cover
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 97 Colorado Postal History

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    Canon City Co Dec 18 manuscript postmark with "paid 3" on 1862 stampless cover to Auburn, New York, original enclosure, just reduced at right, very fine, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 98 Colorado Postal History

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    Canon City C.T Oct 20"/66 manuscript postmark on 3c Pink entire addressed to Montpelier, Vermont, light edge wear, very fine and rare territorial marking
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 99 Colorado Postal History

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    Canon City Col Oct 21 postmark on 3c Green entire to Lake City, Colorado with negative skull and crossbones fancy cancel, very fine and attractive
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 100 Colorado Postal History

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    Canon City advertising covers, two covers, first postmarked April 26, 1920 and showing four scenes of Canon City including the high school and Royal Gorge and text on reverse, second postmarked April 18, 1930 and showing the new Royal Gorge Bridge, both very fine and appealing
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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