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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1021   [Sioux City: Native Americans] A fascinating series of typed and manuscript items concerning the history of Iowa and the Dakotas, with items from Doane Robinson, secretary of the South Dakota State Historical Society and FH Garver of the Iowa Historical Society. Much of what they discuss is also present, including a 64-page manuscript autobiography of Louis D. Letellier, born in Quebec, who worked in the fur trade with Pierre Chouteau and Peter Sarpy, and later lived amid the ongoing battles between the Sioux, the Crow, the Yanktonais, and other tribes, and between the Native Americans and their new white neighbors. With a typewritten interview with O.C. Treadway in regard to Theophile Bruguier, 1904, the first white settler in Sioux City. Also with a typewritten interview with Samuel Bruguier, one of Theophile's sons, 1926. Also with a typewritten sketch of War Eagle by Constant R. Marks, who has helped gather much of the rest of the material. Finally, with an Ambrotype of Louis Letellier and his wife and child, ca. 1855. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1022 c   Burlington, Iowa, three folded covers with integral address leaves with manuscript Burlington, Des Moine Co., M.T. Michigan Territory postmarks and Free, first April 25, 1835
to the Governor at Detroit, second April 18, 1835 also to the GoverBurlington, Iowa, three folded covers with integral address leaves with manuscript "Burlington, Des Moine Co., M.T." Michigan Territory postmarks and "Free", first April 25, 1835 to the Governor at Detroit, second April 18, 1835 also to the Governor at Detroit with Quincy, Ills. datestamp of May 2 crossed out and manuscript "20" rate added, third March 16, 1836 to Washington City, very fine trio. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1023 c   Burlington, Iowa, partial red February 11 datestamp on 1850 folded letter with integral address leaf to Ottumwa franked by left sheet-margin single of 5c Red brown (1), other
margins clear to large, cancelled by manuscript x, vertical file creBurlington, Iowa, partial red February 11 datestamp on 1850 folded letter with integral address leaf to Ottumwa franked by left sheet-margin single of 5c Red brown (#1), other margins clear to large, cancelled by manuscript "x", vertical file crease through the stamp ties it to the cover, fine and scarce; there are only thirteen 5c and one 10c 1847 issue covers recorded from Iowa. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1024 c   Burlington, Iowa, buff cover to Decorah, Iowa with handsome blue illustrated corner card of A.H. Burhans & Co., Percussion Match & Writing Inc Manufactory franked by 3c Dull
red (11, faint corner crease), with large to huge margins all around inBurlington, Iowa, buff cover to Decorah, Iowa with handsome blue illustrated corner card of A.H. Burhans & Co., Percussion Match & Writing Inc Manufactory franked by 3c Dull red (#11, faint corner crease), with large to huge margins all around including portions of two adjacent stamps, extremely fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1025 c   [Council Bluffs, Iowa to Sweden, 1868] orange cover to Lund, Sweden with clear Council Bluffs, Ioa.Mar 24 datestamp and franked by 12c Black (69, several clipped perfs.) and
30c Orange (71) tied by cork cancel, transited through Chicago wher[Council Bluffs, Iowa to Sweden, 1868] orange cover to Lund, Sweden with clear "Council Bluffs, Ioa./Mar 24" datestamp and franked by 12c Black (#69, several clipped perfs.) and 30c Orange (#71) tied by cork cancel, transited through Chicago where "12/U.S. Notes" handstamp was applied instead of an exchange office datestamp, red "Verviers B./.10/1/Coeln/Franco" transit handstamp, large blue "Wfr. 2½" (paid beyond) backstamp and "Sodra St. Banan/18.4.68" backstamp, some soiling, fine and rare usage. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1026 c   Fort Des Moines, Iowa, three folded letters with integral address leaves, first two 1836 with manuscript Fort Des Moines postmarks, one on April 3rd during the Michigan
territorial period and the other Dec. 4th during the Wisconsin territorialFort Des Moines, Iowa, three folded letters with integral address leaves, first two 1836 with manuscript "Fort Des Moines" postmarks, one on April 3rd during the Michigan territorial period and the other Dec. 4th during the Wisconsin territorial period, last with red manuscript "Fort Des Moines, W.T./Oct 29 1837" postmark during the Wisconsin territorial period and "25" rate to Keeseville, N.Y., with dateline of "Montrose (formerly Ft. Des Moines)", very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1027 c   [Sinipee, John Plumbe], manuscript Sinipee Wisconsin territorial period postmark, present day Dubuque, Iowa, and Free with postmaster John Plumbe Junr. endorsement on February
12, 1839 folded letter with integral address leaf to St. Genevieve[Sinipee, John Plumbe], manuscript Sinipee Wisconsin territorial period postmark, present day Dubuque, Iowa, and "Free" with postmaster "John Plumbe Junr." endorsement on February 12, 1839 folded letter with integral address leaf to St. Genevieve, Missouri, fresh and very fine.John Plumbe Jr., 1809-57, is historically one of the most important mid-western postmasters in the stampless period. He came to Dubuque in 1836 and by the summer of 1836 owned and promoted the "paper" town of Sinipee, six miles above Dubuque on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River. He undoubtedly sought the postmastership of the short lived Sinipee post office (Oct. 5, 1838 to Feb. 3, 1841) in order to secure the franking privilege as an aid to his well known work as the country's first promoter of a transcontinental railroad. Plumbe is even better known as a pioneer photographer. While in the East lobbying for railroad funds in 1840, he became fascinated with the new art of daguerreotype and by 1846 owned galleries in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Paris and Liverpool, as well as several floating galleries on the Mississippi River. In 1972 six of his 1846 daguerreotypes, found at an Alameda, Ca. flea market, were identified as the earliest known photographic images of the White House, U.S. Capitol Building and the General Post Office.The Sinipee post office was established on October 5, 1838 and discontinued on February 3, 1841. Postmaster Plumbe was a pioneer photographer and an early promoter of the transcontinental railway. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1028 c   Dubuque, Iowa, four different early postmarks on folded letters with integral address leaves comprised of 1835 manuscript Dubuques MinesM.T. Sept 27 Michigan Territory
postmark and 25 rate to Detroit, being a petition for the appointment ofDubuque, Iowa, four different early postmarks on folded letters with integral address leaves comprised of 1835 manuscript "Dubuques Mines/M.T. Sept 27" Michigan Territory postmark and "25" rate to Detroit, being a petition for the appointment of a Justice of the Peace signed by many of the pioneers of Dubuque, 1836 "Dubuques Mines, Mic. T./Dec 16" Michigan Territory datestamp with manuscript "25" rate to Cincinnati, 1837 "Dubuque, W.T./Dec 29" Wisconsin Territory datestamp and matching "Free" to Cincinnati, and 1839 "Dubuque, I.T./Aug 4" Iowa Territory datestamp and manuscript "12 1/2" rate to Parkhurst, Iowa Territory, second with file fold through postmark, very fine; and interesting group, the last three showing alteration of the same postmark device over a four year period. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1029 c   Indianola, Iowa, mostly bold handstamp ties stunning top left corner margin single of 3c Orange brown (10), clear to large margins on the other two sides, to March 4, 1852
folded letter with integral address leaf to Dubuque, Iowa, extremely fineIndianola, Iowa, mostly bold handstamp ties stunning top left corner margin single of 3c Orange brown (#10), clear to large margins on the other two sides, to March 4, 1852 folded letter with integral address leaf to Dubuque, Iowa, extremely fine and striking. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1030 c   Keokuk, Iowa, four folded letters with integral address leaves to New York, first 1844 with manuscript Keokuk I. T.July 19th Iowa territory postmark and 25 rate, second two
both 1846 with bold black and red KeokukI.T. Iowa territory handsKeokuk, Iowa, four folded letters with integral address leaves to New York, first 1844 with manuscript "Keokuk I. T./July 19th" Iowa territory postmark and "25" rate, second two both 1846 with bold black and red "Keokuk/I.T." Iowa territory handstamps with manuscript May 15 and Aug 12 dates and "10" rate, last 1847 bold red "Keokuk.I.T." and manuscript July 2 date and matching handstamped "10" rate, being a statehood use of the territorial period postmark, red territorial postmark affected by file fold, otherwise handsome and very fine group. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1031 c   Sac & Fox Agency, Iowa Territory, three folded letters with integral address leaves showing different style postmarks, first straightline SAC & FOX AGENCY. handstamp with
manuscript I.T. and June 14th 1844 added, with 12 12 rate to IowaSac & Fox Agency, Iowa Territory, three folded letters with integral address leaves showing different style postmarks, first straightline "SAC & FOX AGENCY." handstamp with manuscript "I.T." and "June 14th 1844" added, with "12 1/2" rate to Iowa City, second straightline "SAC & FOX AGENCY." with just the manuscript "Jany 25, 1845" date added and "18 3/4" rate to Dubuque, and last a manuscript "Sac & Fox Agency/March 1st 1845" postmark and "25" rate to New York, first with stained spot in postmark and second with file fold through postmark, fine-very fine and rare group.The Sac & Fox Agency Post Office was established on 23 December, 1843 at the Indian Agency, which had been built in 1838 and abandoned on 1843. The name was changed to Agency City 14 May, 1849 and then to Agency on 14 June, 1883. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1032 c   [Iowa, Postal History Collection], important and valuable collection and accumulation of 474 Iowa territorial and statehood period covers and cards, 170 of which are mounted and written up on album pages in three binders and the other 300 are in sleeves or loose in a box, the collection was originally started by Woody Westholm and has been greatly added to by Floyd Risvold over the decades, virtually all are 19th century from the late 1830's to the turn of the century, with only a few 20th century present, strong stampless covers with an excellent showing of manuscript town cancels, plus handstamped town cancels and free franks, also good illustrated and advertising cover with some nice ones from the 1850's and 1860's, fancy and unusual cancels, county and postmaster types, forts, patriotic, a few better frankings, etc., some usual stamp and cover faults, the great majority are fine-very fine; a wealth of material with many scarce, rare or even unique items that have been off the market for generations. Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $40,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
KANSAS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1033   MacLean & Lawrence’s Sectional Map of Kansas Territory LA MacLean. Pittsburgh, Schuchman & Bro., 1857. About 38” x 39”, folding to 12mo cloth case with gilt title.
Hand-colored, some minor fold splits and edge wear. A beautiful map in exceptionalMacLean & Lawrence’s Sectional Map of Kansas Territory LA MacLean. Pittsburgh, Schuchman & Bro., 1857. About 38” x 39”, folding to 12mo cloth case with gilt title. Hand-colored, some minor fold splits and edge wear. A beautiful map in exceptional condition. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1034 Y   Guide to Kansas, the Pike’s Peak, Gold Region &c., &c., Redpath and Hinton. NY, JH Colton, 1859. 12mo, 177 pp., brown cloth with gilt title. Maps folded into front and rear.
Front cover detached, but complete. Risvold’s label on free front endpapGuide to Kansas, the Pike’s Peak, Gold Region &c., &c., Redpath and Hinton. NY, JH Colton, 1859. 12mo, 177 pp., brown cloth with gilt title. Maps folded into front and rear. Front cover detached, but complete. Risvold’s label on free front endpaper. Some soiling, the Colorado gold region guidebooks are popular and scarce. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1035   [Kansas Printed Items] Good pair: Mitchell’s Sectional Map of Kansas. Cincinnati, Middleton, Strobridge & Co., 1859. About 24” x 29”, folds to 16mo, into cloth boards with gilt title. Hand-colored counties and borders, lightly soiled and toned, some breaks at fold intersections. Book: The Kanzas Region: Forest, Prairie, Desert, Mountain, Vale, and River. M Greene. New York, Fowler and Wells, 1856. 12mo, cloth with gilt spine. Clippings tipped to front pastedown, cover worn and well soiled, foxing of extremities with lighter foxing throughout. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1036 c   Council Grove, Kansas Territory, two covers, first with 3c Dull red (11) with manuscript Council GroveK.T. Dec 15 Kansas Territorial postmark used to Boston, second with 3c
Green (158) tied by blue grid to cover to Hamilton, Missouri with clCouncil Grove, Kansas Territory, two covers, first with 3c Dull red (#11) with manuscript "Council Grove/K.T. Dec 15" Kansas Territorial postmark used to Boston, second with 3c Green (#158) tied by blue grid to cover to Hamilton, Missouri with clear matching "Council Grove, Kan./Dec 11" datestamp, very fine pair.Council Grove, K.T. is located in Moris County on the Santa Fe Trail. The Post Office was established on February 26, 1855 while in Wise County. It was the site of a council with the Osage Indians in August l825, to secure treaty rights for freighters through the Indian country to Santa Fe. In 1827, Kit Carson cut the name "Council Grove" on a buffalo hide and nailed it to the Charter Oak, under which the treaty was signed. Thus the name it bears today. There was also a tree called the Post Office Oak, which had a cache at its base where letters could be left to be picked up by parties going "that way". For years it was the last place where supplies could be obtained before Santa Fe. In 1857 there was a store called "Last Chance", which still stands today. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1037 c   Doniphan, Kansas, bold strike of this unusual tombstone style DoniphanApr 25K.T. territorial period postmark on 3c Red on buff entire (U10) to Meadville, Pa., reduced at right
just into the indicia, extremely fine strike.Doniphan, Kansas, bold strike of this unusual tombstone style "Doniphan/Apr 25/K.T." territorial period postmark on 3c Red on buff entire (#U10) to Meadville, Pa., reduced at right just into the indicia, extremely fine strike. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1038 c   Fort Leavenworth, Missouri Territory, strong manuscript Cant. LeavenworthJune 16th postmark and 25 rate on 1829 folded cover to United States Indian Agent, St. Peters, Upper
Mississippi in present day Minnesota, harmless edge tear at rightFort Leavenworth, Missouri Territory, strong manuscript "Cant. Leavenworth/June 16th" postmark and "25" rate on 1829 folded cover to "United States Indian Agent, St. Peters, Upper Mississippi" in present day Minnesota, harmless edge tear at right, still fresh and very fine; the earliest known postmark from the first Post Office in Kansas.Fort Leavenworth was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth 8 May, 1827 and was first called Cantonment Leavenworth. It is located on the west bank of the Missouri River, about 23 miles above the mouth of the Kansas River, in what is now the state of Kansas. At the time it was established the area west of the river was unorganized and was called "The Missouri Country," having been left over after the formation of the state of Missouri. The Post Office was established 29 May, 1828 and was attached to Missouri for administrative reasons until the formation of Kansas Territory 30 May, 1854. Fort Leavenworth was the outfitting and starting point for most of the western military expeditions through the 1850's. It was from this fort that "The Army of the West" marched to New Mexico and California and Albert Sidney Johnson's "Army of Utah" marched to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1039   [Fort Leavenworth], pair of letters, the first from Cantonment Leavenworth, August 11, 1831. With the early manuscript Cant Leavenworth  Mo postmark, August 12, and 18-34 rate
for under 400 miles. John Dougherty, the forts Indian agent, writ[Fort Leavenworth], pair of letters, the first from Cantonment Leavenworth, August 11, 1831. With the early manuscript "Cant Leavenworth / Mo" postmark, August 12, and 18-3/4 rate for under 400 miles. John Dougherty, the fort's Indian agent, writes to fur trader JP Cabanne in St. Louis: "We have not been able to make any discovery relative to your 12 packs of Robes. It is the opinion that it would be impossible to conceal 120 Robes in the garrison and that the robes were probably taken when they were hauled up from the river...Mr. Sarpy forwarded your acct on the Omahaws. Their Chiefs were all at this place...Each and every one of them had and made his own excuse. The Big Eyes for instance stated that he had offered you a fine horse, which you refused. Wash Kaw Money, that the horse he promised you had died..." With more colorful content of the same kind. Also a letter from Fort Leavenworth, February 4, 1833 (postmarked "Cant. Leavenworth"), RP Beauchamp to his son John A Beauchamp in St. Louis, whom he directs in detail to come up, and to bring his little sister, tending to her carefully on the way. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1040 c   Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory, May 29, 1858 datestamp tied 3c Dull red (26) to A.B. Miller covered wagon and steamboat illustrated advertising cover to Newark, Ohio, very
fine and attractive.Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory, May 29, 1858 datestamp tied 3c Dull red (#26) to A.B. Miller covered wagon and steamboat illustrated advertising cover to Newark, Ohio, very fine and attractive. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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