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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1101 c   Virginia City, Utah Territory, clear blue Nov 4  (1860) Utah territorial period datestamp (present day Nevada) on orange cover to Middleboro, Mass. with well centered 10c
Green (68) tied by matching five-point star fancy cancel, very fine andVirginia City, Utah Territory, clear blue "Nov 4 " (1860) Utah territorial period datestamp (present day Nevada) on orange cover to Middleboro, Mass. with well centered 10c Green (#68) tied by matching five-point star fancy cancel, very fine and handsome.In May of 1850 some westbound Mormons discovered gold in a stream running out of a canyon of Sun Mountain in the Washoe range of what is now western Nevada. They only lingered long enough to pan for some gold and name it Gold Canyon. Little did they realize that they were standing at the foot the greatest natural treasure of silver and gold in North America - what was to become known to history as the Comstock Lode. Of the tens of thousands, who stopped by in the following ten years, only a few stayed to dig in the thick blue mud of Gold Canyon. By 1857 the Grosch brothers had solved the mystery of the "blue stuff", as the miners called it, but they died before they could reveal it. Their "claims" were taken over by the man for whom the Lode was named - Henry T.P. Comstock. Before Comstock found out what the "blue stuff" was he sold his claims for a paltry sum of $11,000.00. He had not known that the "blue stuff" not only contained gold but two thirds of it was almost pure silver. Some years later Comstock blew his brains out with a Colt revolver on the Bozman Trail in Montana. In the meantime, the "silver rush to the Washoe" (as the area was called), was on while America was slowly lumbering towards Civil War. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
NEW MEXICO
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1102 c   [Kingston, New Mexico - Lake Valley, Hillsboro & Kingston Stage and Express Company], handsome six-horse stage illustrated advertising cover to Mora, New Mexico with 3c Green
(213, creases) tied by cork cancel and indistinct Kingston datestamp a[Kingston, New Mexico - Lake Valley, Hillsboro & Kingston Stage and Express Company], handsome six-horse stage illustrated advertising cover to Mora, New Mexico with 3c Green (#213, creases) tied by cork cancel and indistinct Kingston datestamp alongside, "Mora, N. Mex./Jan 11, 1888" backstamp, with original elaborate illustrated letterhead enclosure with a different six-horse stage coach design, cover reduced at right with the stamp miraculously surviving and enclosure with reinforced splits along the folds, fine and handsome.This stage was a small feeder line connecting Kingston with the railroad at lake Valley, New Mexico. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1103 c   Santa Fe, New Mexico, four early covers comprised of 1848 folded cover with integral address leaf to Belleville, Illinois datelined Santa Fe New Mexico, January 10, 1848 and
endorsed on front From the Army of the West entering the mails withSanta Fe, New Mexico, four early covers comprised of 1848 folded cover with integral address leaf to Belleville, Illinois datelined "Santa Fe New Mexico, January 10, 1848" and endorsed on front "From the Army of the West" entering the mails with "Fort Leavenworth, Mo./Mar 14" datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, then a well struck "Santa Fe/New Mexico/Mar 1" datestamp and matching "10" rate handstamp on 1851 folded cover to Waterford, N.Y., double circle "Santa Fe, N.M./May 1" datestamp with matching "5" rate handstamp on 1852 folded letter with integral address leaf to Washington, D.C., and "Santa Fe, N.M./May 27" datestamp on cover to Bristol, R.I. with 3c Dull red (#26), first with lower left corner cut away slightly affecting postmark, others very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1104 c   Santa Fe, New Mexico (1850), perfectly struck Mar 1 datestamp and matching 10 rate handstamp on cover to Mount Vernon, N.H. with 5c Brown (1) with manuscript stroke cancels
and tied by second strike of 10 rate handstamp, cover reduced at rigSanta Fe, New Mexico (1850), perfectly struck Mar 1 datestamp and matching "10" rate handstamp on cover to Mount Vernon, N.H. with 5c Brown (#1) with manuscript stroke cancels and tied by second strike of "10" rate handstamp, cover reduced at right removing the right stamp in what was a horizontal pair, fine usage. New Mexico did not receive a supply of 1847 issue stamps from the Post Office Department, this is the only known usage of any 1847 issue stamp from New Mexico Territory.The Santa Fe Post Office was established 1 October, 1849, while still under military government. It was over a year before the Territory of New Mexico was established on 13 December, 1850.The cover is addressed in the hand of Major Oliver Lathrop Shepherd, who was stationed at Fort Marcy in Santa Fe in 1850-51. He graduated from West Point in 1833 and rose to the rank of Captain and then Major for meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec in the Mexican War, and later to Brigadier General in the Civil War. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1105 c   New Mexico town cancels, 33 virtually all 19th century territorial period covers mostly mounted on album pages, largely small towns including many forts, including two Fort Craig, one tying 3c Rose (#65), 1883 Craig with 3c War (#O116), 1879, 1883 and 1908 Fort Bayard, 1880 Fort Cummings, 1883, 1888 and 1908 Fort Wingate, Fort Selden (3), 1895 Fort Sumner, 1881 and 1883 Raton, 1884 Lamy, 1887 Los Lunas, 1884 Tres Piedras county type, 1887 Taos, 1889 Ranches of Taos, 1878 Willow Springs, 1879 Cimarron, 1864 manuscript Fort Union (2) and 1867 Fort Union, 1880 Paraje and more, four are registered usages, some usual stamp and cover faults, most fine-very fine covers and strikes. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
NEW YORK
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1106 c   Fort Niagara, New York, 1798 dateline on two folded letters with integral address leaf sent Free with postmaster D Thompson signature, first with manuscript Niagara 21. Sept
to Philadelphia and forwarded to Pittsburgh with Philadelphia dateFort Niagara, New York, 1798 dateline on two folded letters with integral address leaf sent "Free" with postmaster "D Thompson" signature, first with manuscript "Niagara 21. Sept" to Philadelphia and forwarded to Pittsburgh with Philadelphia datestamp and their "FREE" handstamp, second with "Niagara/Dec 28, 98" manuscript postmark to the same recipient at Pittsburgh, very fine pair; the post office was established on 30 October, 1797 in Fort Niagara, but for some reason the "Fort" was left out of the postmark. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1107 c   [Leeds patent envelope from Millville, New York], patent envelope to Flushing, Long Island with vertical perforations at right and 1c Blue (63, faults, as is to be expected)
placed in portrait frame and tied by Millville, N.Y.Jan 6 datestam[Leeds patent envelope from Millville, New York], patent envelope to Flushing, Long Island with vertical perforations at right and 1c Blue (#63, faults, as is to be expected) placed in "portrait" frame and tied by "Millville, N.Y./Jan 6" datestamp, with original 1862 enclosure, very fine usage and rare with 1c.Sometimes called the "First Window Envelope," patented by Benjamin Morrison 19 June, 1860. The following year Lewis W. Leeds of New York, without knowing about Morrison's patent, invented a similar type of envelope. Because of the similarity of the two designs, Leeds had to buy out the Morrison patent on 7 May, 1862. The idea was that the postmarked postage stamp would be on the letter and the envelope could be thrown away, leaving a postal record of the content. This cover could be torn open by the perforations on the right end, tearing the stamp and preventing its reuse if not cancelled. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1108 c   [Leeds patent envelope from Seneca Castle, New York], latticed window design cover used to Colbrook, Ohio with 3c Rose (65) cancelled and matching Seneca Castle, N.Y.Jul 6
datestamp alongside, with original 1865 enclosure, very fine.[Leeds patent envelope from Seneca Castle, New York], latticed window design cover used to Colbrook, Ohio with 3c Rose (#65) cancelled and matching "Seneca Castle, N.Y./Jul 6" datestamp alongside, with original 1865 enclosure, very fine. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1109 c   [Outcault Santa Claus cover from New York], Dec 10, 1904, wavy line machine postmark on stunning allover six color Santa Clause advertising cover for Bloomingdales Department
Store, by R.F. Outcault, with 2c Carmine (319), extremely fine and ch[Outcault Santa Claus cover from New York], Dec 10, 1904, wavy line machine postmark on stunning allover six color Santa Clause advertising cover for Bloomingdales' Department Store, by R.F. Outcault, with 2c Carmine (#319), extremely fine and choice; the greatest Santa Claus cover we have ever encountered. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
OHIO
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1110 c   Cincinnati, Northwest Territory, bold manuscript Cincinnati 16th Nov. 1802 postmark and matching 25 rate on folded letter with integral address leaf to Newark, N.J., very
fine.The Northwest Territory also known as Territory Northwest of theCincinnati, Northwest Territory, bold manuscript "Cincinnati 16th Nov. 1802" postmark and matching "25" rate on folded letter with integral address leaf to Newark, N.J., very fine.The Northwest Territory also known as "Territory Northwest of the Ohio River" included what became part of Minnesota Territory and the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and most of Ohio. It ceased to exist on 28 February, 1803 when Ohio became a state on 1 March, 1803. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1111 c   [Cincinnati, Ohio use of propaganda cover] Intemperance is the Bane of Society, allover propaganda design cover, published in Hartford, Ct., used to Bentonville, Indiana with
3c Dull red (11), margins to cutting, tied by blue Cincinnati, O.Oct[Cincinnati, Ohio use of propaganda cover] Intemperance is the Bane of Society, allover propaganda design cover, published in Hartford, Ct., used to Bentonville, Indiana with 3c Dull red (#11), margins to cutting, tied by blue "Cincinnati, O./Oct 21" datestamp, fresh and extremely fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1112 c   [Hartford, Ohio use of propaganda cover] Universal Brotherhood, Arbitration for War, Freedom of Commerce, allover propaganda design cover, published by J. Valentine of Dundee,
Scotland, used to Hillsdale, Michigan with 3c Dull red (11), clear to[Hartford, Ohio use of propaganda cover] Universal Brotherhood, Arbitration for War, Freedom of Commerce, allover propaganda design cover, published by J. Valentine of Dundee, Scotland, used to Hillsdale, Michigan with 3c Dull red (#11), clear to large margins, tied by Hartford, Ohio datestamp, some light stamp and cover staining, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1113 c   Tremainsville, Michigan Territory, manuscript Apl 7 Michigan territorial period postmark and Paid 25 on pink 1835 folded letter to Brownville, N.Y., trivial tear at top, very
fine.The following extracts are from a letter under date of TremainsvTremainsville, Michigan Territory, manuscript Apl 7 Michigan territorial period postmark and "Paid 25" on pink 1835 folded letter to Brownville, N.Y., trivial tear at top, very fine.The following extracts are from a letter under date of Tremainsville April 5, 1835 "....I suppose you have heard there is quite A Fus between Ohio & Michigan about the boundary line it is realy so. Michigan has gone so far as to collect all the munitions of war at Monroe She can posibly get and has (ordered out) the Militia so they are (going) to go into the field at A minutes warning - the acting governor Mason is at Monroe Awaiting for the governor of Ohio & his Commishoners to come on and runn the line - the notention of Mason is to take the governor & the Commishoners from Ohio & put them in Jail until the question is settled but the Governor of Ohio will not be taken - he is here and says the line shall be runn even at the point of the Sword - tomorrow is the day for the Town - meeting to be held under the appointment of the Governor of Ohio - the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan have passed an act making any person Finable in a sume not less than $5000 & three years imprisonment for accepting an office under Ohio - there was a caucus held at our house the 4th for the purpose of Nominating suetable persons to hold the several offices in Town. Michigan has already elected her Town Officers so there will be two sets of Officers in town. General [J.W. Brown] has the command of the Militia at Monroe & has sent on word he shall be on the tak off all that acept offices under Ohio but there will be no backing out on the part of Ohio for the governor is here & ready to asigne all that May acecept office under Ohio-There must be some backing out or we shall have a fuss soon-Tomorrow will be the Test...." John W. CollinsThis letter concerns the famous "Toledo Strip" controversy, over towns and lands along the boundary of Michigan and Ohio, established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. It began in 1833 and by 1835 it had become heated on the verge of war, with the Militia being called out in Michigan. It came to a conclusion in April 1836 when Michigan was given the Upper Peninsula as compensation for giving up the Toledo Strip to Ohio. This resulted in Tremainsville, Michigan Territory, along with other towns, becoming part of the state of Ohio. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
OKLAHOMA AND INDIAN TERRITORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1114 c   Cantonment Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, present day Oklahoma, strong manuscript Cant. Gibson8 Feb 1832 postmark and 25 rate on folded cover to Washington, D.C.,
endorsed To the care of Hon. Lewis Cap, Sec of War, very fine.ThCantonment Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, present day Oklahoma, strong manuscript "Cant. Gibson/8 Feb 1832" postmark and "25" rate on folded cover to Washington, D.C., endorsed "To the care of Hon. Lewis Cap, Sec of War," very fine.The Indian Territory was established June 30,1834 from the western part of the Arkansas Territory. It consisted of the Five Civilized Tribes or nations - Creeks - Cherokees - Chickasaw - Choctaw and Seminole, who were forced to leave their lands in the southeastern part of the U.S., in what is known as "The Trail of Tears".In 1867 the Indian Nations because of sympathy for the Confederate cause during the Civil War, were ordered to relinquish the western part of the Indian Territory to the Plains Indians - Cheyenne - Arapahoe - Wichita - Comanche - Kiowa and Apache. On May 2, 1890 this western part became the Oklahoma Territory. Then on Nov. 16, 1907 the Indian Territory was combined with the Oklahoma Territory to form the State of Oklahoma. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1115 c   Cherokee, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory present day Oklahoma, well struck rimless Cherokee, Cher. Nation1844 circular date stamp with Apr 8 added by hand and manuscript 25
rate on fresh folded letter with integral address leaf to ThetfCherokee, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory present day Oklahoma, well struck rimless "Cherokee, Cher. Nation/1844" circular date stamp with "Apr 8" added by hand and manuscript "25" rate on fresh folded letter with integral address leaf to Thetford, Vermont, very fine and choice; the only postmark used by this office and the latest of only three recorded examples.This Post Office was established on 9 May, 1842 and discontinued in 1844-45. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $14,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1116 c   Indian Territory cover balance, twelve mostly 19th century covers, including manuscript "Choctaw Agency West/Feb 26, 1843", "Fort Gibson Arks/Nov 9 1848", "Fort Washita C N/My 27, 1846", and "Fort Washita Aug 2" on 1852 folded cover, the rest are all handstamped postmarks including "Fort Washita, Ark/9 May" on 1853 folded letter, blue double circle "Camp Supply, Ind. Ter./Jun 5" on cover with 3c Green (#184), magenta oval "Stonewall,/Dec 23, 188?/Chickasaw Nation/Indian Territory" with 2c Red brown (#211), blue double circle "Kaw Agency, Indian Territory/Feb 25, 1885" on 2c Brown entire, three Fort Reno postmarks and more, some usual toning on stampless covers and a few faults, largely fine-very fine. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
OREGON
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1117 c   Cathlamet Oregon Territory, clear arc territorial postmark (O.T.) with Feb. 17 manuscript date and matching PAID handstamp with manuscript 3 rate on buff cover to San
Francisco, 1853 docket at top, very fine and rare.This Post Office was esCathlamet Oregon Territory, clear arc territorial postmark (O.T.) with "Feb. 17" manuscript date and matching "PAID" handstamp with manuscript "3" rate on buff cover to San Francisco, 1853 docket at top, very fine and rare.This Post Office was established 8 August 1851 in Lewis County, Oregon Territory. It was changed to Washington Territory when it was formed 2 March 1853, just thirteen days after this cover was mailed. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1118 c   Saint Helen, Oregon, clear Feb 13 Territorial period datestamp and handstamped PAID with manuscript 6 rate on 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to Pinckney,
Missouri, very fine.Saint Helen, Oregon, clear "Feb 13" Territorial period datestamp and handstamped "PAID" with manuscript "6" rate on 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to Pinckney, Missouri, very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
PENNSYLVANIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1119 c   [Bloody Run, Pennsylvania, James Buchanan Free Frank], Bloody Run, PaAug 5 bold datestamp on cover to Philadelphia with autographed free frank of James Buchanan, 15th
President of the United States from 1857-61, extremely fine.[Bloody Run, Pennsylvania, James Buchanan Free Frank], "Bloody Run, Pa/Aug 5" bold datestamp on cover to Philadelphia with autographed free frank of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States from 1857-61, extremely fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1120 c   Coleville, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, beautifully struck violet double circle Jul 11, 1881 county name datestamp and matching detailed skull and crossbones fancy cancel tying
3c Green (184) to cover to Meriden, Kansas, arrival backstamp, exColeville, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, beautifully struck violet double circle "Jul 11, 1881" county name datestamp and matching detailed skull and crossbones fancy cancel tying 3c Green (#184) to cover to Meriden, Kansas, arrival backstamp, extremely fine and choice. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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