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HAWAII continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1001 c 32 [Hawaii and U.S. double rate, 1868] conjunctive use cover to San Jose, California showing rate confusion by the sender. Two singles of 1866 5c Blue (33) tied by bold open
grids to cover additionally franked by horizontal pair of U.S. 10c Green ([Hawaii and U.S. double rate, 1868] conjunctive use cover to San Jose, California showing rate confusion by the sender. Two singles of 1866 5c Blue (#33) tied by bold open grids to cover additionally franked by horizontal pair of U.S. 10c Green (#68, natural straight edge at right), bold magenta "Honolulu/U.S. Postage Paid/Jan 20" dispatch postmark,10c stamps cancelled by segmented cork on arrival at San Francisco and matching "San Francisco/Cal/Feb 3" transit postmark alongside, carried by the COMSC steamer Idaho, red oval "Hawaiian/Steam/Service" handstamp applied at San Francisco, very fine and striking; ex-Gibson and Harris.This cover shows a double rate of the 1867-70 period, 10c U.S. and 5c Hawaiian postage with no ship fee. The sender probably applied the 5c stamps as well as a horizontal pair of U.S. 3c Rose (#65) to the cover prior to arriving at the Honolulu post office, upon being told the U.S. rate was 10c instead of 3c the sender paid the 20c and affixed the pair over the 3c stamps which remained uncancelled. The 10c stamps have been removed and lowered to reveal this interesting and unusual example of sender's rate confusion. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
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1002 c 33 [Historical mourning cover addressed in the hand of Princess Bernice Pauahi] franked by 1871 6c Yellow green (33, stained perf.) tied by four-ring target, clear red double
circle G.P.O. HonoluluPaid AllMar. 7 datestamp, addressed to San Fran[Historical mourning cover addressed in the hand of Princess Bernice Pauahi] franked by 1871 6c Yellow green (#33, stained perf.) tied by four-ring target, clear red double circle "G.P.O. Honolulu/Paid All/Mar. 7" datestamp, addressed to San Francisco with magenta "San Francisco/Paid All/Mar 17" arrival postmark, endorsed in pencil on reverse "Mrs Bishop/1874", very fine.Bernice Pahahi, who married Charles R. Bishop, was the "hanai" (foster sister) of Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii. The postage stamp on the cover depicts Kamehameha V, the last of the Kamehamehas, who died on 11 December 1872, about fourteen months before the cover was addressed and postmarked. Bernice Pauahi Bishop died on 14 October, 1884. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $525.00
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1003 c 36 [Hawaii and U.S. mixed franking, 1877] registered tan cover to Michigan with Hawaii 1875 12c Black (36) cancelled by four-ring target, with red G.P.O.Hawn. Islds.Paid
All1-1-77H datestamp and matching REGISTERED handstamp, endorsed per [Hawaii and U.S. mixed franking, 1877] registered tan cover to Michigan with Hawaii 1875 12c Black (#36) cancelled by four-ring target, with red "G.P.O./Hawn. Islds./Paid All/1-1-77/H" datestamp and matching "REGISTERED" handstamp, endorsed per "Gralunda" at bottom left and "Registered by W. R. Buchanan" at left, additionally franked with two singles of U.S. 10c Brown (#161, small creases) cancelled by segmented corks upon arrival in San Francisco, "San Francisco/Red'd/Jan 11" entry postmark, cover with repaired diagonal tear across the cover front and portion of flap missing, fine usage. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
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1004 c 33 [Mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1878] cover to Michigan bearing well centered 1871 6c Yellow green (33) tied by target cancel and well-struck red open circle HonoluluPaid
AllJan 22 1878 datestamp, additionally franked with well centered U.S[Mixed Hawaii and U.S. franking, 1878] cover to Michigan bearing well centered 1871 6c Yellow green (#33) tied by target cancel and well-struck red open circle "Honolulu/Paid All/Jan 22 1878" datestamp, additionally franked with well centered U.S. 6c Dull pink (#159) cancelled in San Francisco by bold cross roads killer, magenta "San Francisco/Paid All/Jan 30" entry postmark, a trifle reduced at right, very fine. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
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1005 c   [Six-color Provisional Govt. franking, 1894] registered cover to Switzerland. 5c Blue entire (U12) additionally franked by 2c Dull violet and 5c Ultramarine overprinted with
red ProvisionalGovt.1893 and 10c Red brown, 12c Black and 18c D[Six-color "Provisional Govt." franking, 1894] registered cover to Switzerland. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
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1006 c 74/79 [Five-color franking registered cover to Germany, 1898] bearing 1894 1c Yellow, 2c Brown, 5c Rose lake, 12c Blue and 25c Deep blue (74-76, 78-79) all tied by three strikes of
magenta double circle HololuluHawaii1 Mar 1898 postmarks, matching[Five-color franking registered cover to Germany, 1898] bearing 1894 1c Yellow, 2c Brown, 5c Rose lake, 12c Blue and 25c Deep blue (#74-76, 78-79) all tied by three strikes of magenta double circle "Hololulu/Hawaii/1 Mar 1898" postmarks, matching "R/2010" handstamp, violet double oval "Registered/San Francisco, Cal/Mar 9 1898" backstamps, New York registry backstamp and their registry etiquette affixed on front, Berlin arrival backstamp, extremely fine and colorful usage. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $975.00
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ILLINOIS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1007   Map of Illinois, Joseph Colton. NY, 1855,  about 17” x 13.75” folding to 16mo in original cloth cover with gilt title, cover soiled with spots of fading.Map of Illinois, Joseph Colton. NY, 1855, about 17” x 13.75” folding to 16mo in original cloth cover with gilt title, cover soiled with spots of fading. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $250.00
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1008   [Illinois Territory] Interesting early autograph letter signed by Indian sub-agent John Campbell from Fort Edwards, Illinois Territory, to Capt. Thomas Hanly, a merchant in
St. Louis. He has sold a soldiers horse that :The Iaway Indians were[Illinois Territory] Interesting early autograph letter signed by Indian sub-agent John Campbell from Fort Edwards, Illinois Territory, to Capt. Thomas Hanly, a merchant in St. Louis. He has sold a soldier's horse that :""The Iaway Indians were eager to get...and give Beaver for him....The Soldiers have drawn a petition to have my prices ordered and to get me removed ...stated that my prices did not exceed the prcentag(e) allowed me, but by the by I had to add at the bottom of each Invoice twenty five percent advance which covered all, if they should call on you about it you can state that the percentage added is what you charge me on all the goods I get from you. For that they will be none the wiser …." Fold splits repaired with tape, seal hole affecting a few lines. This letter was carried to St. Louis by Samuel Solomon, who in the previous March had witnessed the treaty with the Menominee at St. Louis.Fort Edwards was near the site of present-day Warsaw, Illinois, and was one of the earliest settlements in that part of the state. It was an important fur trading post. As noted in this letter, fur was typically brought in by Native Americans to trade, often for liquor. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $210.00
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1009 c   [The Great Chicago Fire of 1871], cover to Clarinda, Iowa with 3c Green (147) tied by Chicago, Ill.Oct 24 datestamp, slightly reduced at left with small piece missing, fine.
Since the Post Office was completely destroyed, this cover was most[The Great Chicago Fire of 1871], cover to Clarinda, Iowa with 3c Green (#147) tied by "Chicago, Ill./Oct 24" datestamp, slightly reduced at left with small piece missing, fine. Since the Post Office was completely destroyed, this cover was most likely postmarked at the temporary office set up in the Wabash Avenue Methodist Church on 24 October, 1871.The letter, written from Chicago 21 October 1871, just thirteen days after the fire started on 8 October, gives a vivid description of the great conflagration and destruction created by the terrible winds that sent a wall of fire through the heart of Chicago. The rumor that "A cow kicked over a lamp in a stable" begun and is now legend beyond recall. "The excitement is beyond description. A perfect sea of fire nearly seven miles long - the roar of the flames, the screams of the multitude, the rushing to places of safety, all together constituted one of the greatest panics this country has ever known." (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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1010 c   Fort Dearborn, 14th Aug 1835, dateline on folded letter with integral address leaf to Maj. Genl. Scott at New York, endorsed On Service, entered the mails with bold Chicago,
Ills.Aug 15 datestamp and manuscript 25 rate, file fold through dFort Dearborn, 14th Aug 1835, dateline on folded letter with integral address leaf to Maj. Genl. Scott at New York, endorsed "On Service", entered the mails with bold "Chicago, Ills./Aug 15" datestamp and manuscript "25" rate, file fold through datestamp, still extremely fine.In the letter, the commanding officer reports that Captain Joseph Baxley has not returned after an authorized leave of absence of 30 days, following the close of his "trial" and while "awaiting sentence". It could not have been too serious because Baxley resigned on 14 December, 1839, some four years later. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $700.00
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1011 c   Galena, Illinois, two different style straightline postmarks, first large GALENA, ILDEC with manuscript 6 date on 1830 folded letter, second smaller GALENA ILL.JANY 24. on
1849 folded letter, both to Detroit, latter slightly affected by fGalena, Illinois, two different style straightline postmarks, first large "GALENA, IL/DEC" with manuscript "6" date on 1830 folded letter, second smaller "GALENA ILL./JANY 24." on 1849 folded letter, both to Detroit, latter slightly affected by file fold, still very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $750.00
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1012 c   Ingraham Prairie, Ill. incredibly well struck straightline handstamp tying large-margined 3c Dull red (26) to cover to Tiffin City, Ohio, endorsed Via Cincinnati, very
fine.Ingraham Prairie, Ill. incredibly well struck straightline handstamp tying large-margined 3c Dull red (#26) to cover to Tiffin City, Ohio, endorsed "Via Cincinnati", very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,400.00
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1013 c   Kaskaskia 20 April (1805), bold manuscript postmark while Indiana Territory (present day Illinois) and matching 25 rate of folded letter with integral address leaf to
Philadelphia, slightly toned file fold through the postmark, still fresh andKaskaskia 20 April (1805), bold manuscript postmark while Indiana Territory (present day Illinois) and matching "25" rate of folded letter with integral address leaf to Philadelphia, slightly toned file fold through the postmark, still fresh and very fine.The French from Canada first settled the area around 1683. In 1703 the Jesuits built a mission on the point of land formed by the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi rivers. Out of this grew the village that became the capitol of the Illinois country while under French rule. In 1763 the area was ceded to the British and in 1778 was taken by George Rogers Clarke and became part of the colony of Virginia.The post office was established January 1, 1800 while in the Northwest Territory which became the Indiana Territory July 5, 1800. On March 2, 1809 it became part of the newly formed territory of Illinois. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $625.00
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1014 c   Robins Nest, Ill., perfectly struck arc postmark with manuscript May 22nd date and Free.P.M. handstamp with signature of P. Chase on 1842 printed notice to Hopkinton, N.H.,
being an account of the landed estate, houses and other property oRobin's Nest, Ill., perfectly struck arc postmark with manuscript "May 22nd" date and "Free./P.M." handstamp with signature of P. Chase on 1842 printed notice to Hopkinton, N.H., being "an account of the landed estate, houses and other property of Jubilee College" and accompanied by printed plan of the "Jubilee Chapel & Female Seminary", extremely fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
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1015 c   Shawneetown, Illinois, two different style postmarks, first straightline Shawneetown,IllMarc 25, on 25 March 1820 folded letter (earliest recorded usage), the second a mostly
bold red Shawneetown, Ill.D.(istributing) P.(ost) O.(ffice)J. StShawneetown, Illinois, two different style postmarks, first straightline "Shawneetown,/Ill/Marc 25," on 25 March 1820 folded letter (earliest recorded usage), the second a mostly bold red "Shawneetown, Ill./D.(istributing) P.(ost) O.(ffice)/J. Stickney/Dec 20" datestamp on 1843 folded letter originating in Pittsburgh and forwarded to Galena, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
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1016 c   Illinois straightline postmarks, group of five different stampless covers comprised of GALESBURG ILL on 1842 folded letter, two different styles of GODFREY ILL, one small on
1846 folded letter, the other larger on 1843 folded letter, boxed IIllinois straightline postmarks, group of five different stampless covers comprised of "GALESBURG ILL" on 1842 folded letter, two different styles of "GODFREY ILL", one small on 1846 folded letter, the other larger on 1843 folded letter, boxed "ILLINOISTOWN/JUN 3/St. Clair co. ILLs." on 1856 folded letter to France and LOWER ALTON, IL/Feb 23, 1835", both Godfrey postmarks with light file crease, very fine strikes. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,150.00
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1017 c   [Illinois balance] balance of 42 covers, 30 of which are stampless with a nice range of manuscript and town cancels, some with interesting content, includes 1847 oval Albion, 1827 double oval Shawneetown, 1844 red Shawneetown D.P.O. (distributing post office), 1843 straightline Godfrey (2), 1840 red oval Mount Carmel, 1830 straightline Galena, 1836 manuscript Stephenson, 1841 manuscript Cornish Ferry and 1838 red Ridge Prairie, the stamped covers include several nice illustrated items, some usual stamp and cover faults, largely fine-very fine. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
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IOWA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1018   [Book Group], Township Map of Iowa. Fairfield IA: Henn Williams & Co., 1855 - 550mm by 880mm, - hand-colored, folding into original 16mo green cloth case, gilt title. Some breaks where folds meet, small dampstain. Notes on Iowa with a New and Beautifully Engraved Map. George B. Sargent. New York, Berford & Co., 1848. 16mo, green cloth, gilt title. Library sticker remnant on spine. Spine faded, paper loss to first two leaves not affecting main text, fold-out map at rear, minor splits in map folds, some foxing. Davenport Past and Present. Franc B. Wilkie. Davenport, IA, Luse, Lane & Co., 1858. 8vo, original cloth with gilt spine, discolored endpapers, pencil presentation inscription on pastedown, foxing, especially to plates. History of Marshall County, Iowa. N. Sanford. Clinton, IA, Leslie, McAllaster & Co., 1867. 12mo, original cloth with gilt title, spine, engraved frontis, exterior wear, interior foxing. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $800.00
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1019   [Iowa - Fixing Borders], fascinating group including a hand-drawn map of the townships reassigned after the redrawing of the MissouriIowa border. With five letters, 1837-52
regarding the boundaries, initially in the Wisconsin Territory. The earl[Iowa - Fixing Borders], fascinating group including a hand-drawn map of the townships reassigned after the redrawing of the Missouri/Iowa border. With five letters, 1837-52 regarding the boundaries, initially in the Wisconsin Territory. The earliest is a letter from a surveyor at "New Lexington, Van Buren County Wisconsin Territory," now in southeast Iowa. In 1848, Richard Young of the General Land Office writes the surveyor general in Dubuque about surveying land for the Winnebagoes. In 1851, Commissioner J. Butterfield informs the surveyor general that Capt. A. Talcott has been appointed to establish "the line of demarkation between the State of Iowa and the Territory of Minnesota...by astronomical observations." Later that year he transmits (present) a letter from the surveyor general of St. Louis "on the subject of the operations necessary to close the public surveys in the boundary line between the States of Iowa and Missouri." That letter reasonably suggests that a team appointed by both states should take over from the private contractors. The last letter is to the surveyor general of Wisconsin & Iowa from the Bureau of Topographical engineers. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
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1020   [Iowa, Chief War Eagle] important manuscript surveyor's report by R.I. Cleveland to the surveyor general of Wisconsin and Minnesota from Dubuque, Iowa, September 1, 1852. He writes of his work on the Big Sioux River, where on August 9"We were hailed by Indians on the bluffs of the left bank, the first we had seen on the river... Just at this bend is located on the left bank an Indian Village, the presiding genius of which is a Canadian Frenchman Bruyer (Theophile Bruguier, former agent of the American Fur Company and now an Indian trader) by name son-in-law to the Sioux Chief War Eagle, surrounded like a Scottish Chieftan with a long tail of dependent children of all ages & sexes, dogs, etc. The patriarch Chief gave us a cordial and friendly reception (his son-in-law being absent) & we remained over night, gladly availing ourselves of his hospitality...We proceeded on our raft down the Missouri some six miles to a point well known as Sargents bluff." War Eagle had worked with Bruguier for the AFC, and the Canadian married two of the chief's daughters. They settled at the point written of here in 1849. The spot would grow into present-day Sioux City, Iowa. The date of this letter should also correct the history books, which give War Eagle's year of death as 1851. Clearly he was alive and sharing his hospitality as late as August 1852. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $800.00
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