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WISCONSIN continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1141 c   New Glarus, Wisconsin, two-line straightline handstamp with manuscript 24 9 1851 date applied as a receiving backstamp to folded letter with integral address leaf from
Strasbourg, France with their 16 August origin datestamp, endorsed SteamerNew Glarus, Wisconsin, two-line straightline handstamp with manuscript "24 9 1851" date applied as a receiving backstamp to folded letter with integral address leaf from Strasbourg, France with their 16 August origin datestamp, endorsed "Steamer Via Liverpool", "Br Packet/Boston/Sep 5" exchange office postmark and manuscript "5" due for inland transmission to New Glarus, cover edge wear and splits, very fine strike. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1142 c   Prairie du Chien, four folded letters with integral address leaves, first manuscript Prairie du Chien, Mic. T.January 15th (1825) and J.H. LockwoodPostmasterFree, this being
the second earliest recorded postmark from this town, second a thPrairie du Chien, four folded letters with integral address leaves, first manuscript "Prairie du Chien, Mic. T./January 15th" (1825) and "J.H. Lockwood/Postmaster/Free," this being the second earliest recorded postmark from this town, second a three line straightline "Prairie du/Chien/Dec. 1" (1836) postmark and manuscript "25" rate on letter written by Joseph Rolette, who was probably the most influential fur trader with the Indians at the Prairie, this being the only known straightline postmark in private hands, third a red manuscript "Prairie Du Chine/Nov 16th 1831" postmark and matching "25" rate, which is the only known manuscript postmark in red, an last a red "Prairie du Chine, Wis./Oct 9" (1843) datestamp and matching "Free", very fine group of territorial period postmarks.The Prairie du Chine Post Office was established 13 November, 1823 in what was then the Michigan Territory. On 4 July, 1836 it became part of the Wisconsin Territory. It was the second Post Office in what is now Wisconsin. It was at Prairie du Chien in August, 1825 that the Great Council with the Indian tribes of the upper Mississippi was held. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1143 c   Wisconsin cover balance, 50 covers, 38 of which are stampless, the majority from the territorial period before May 28, 1848, with a pleasing variety of manuscript and handstamped postmarks such as 1848 manuscript Fort Atkinson, Green Bay territorial (6), 1840 blue oval Fond du Lac, 1836 manuscript Fort Winnebago, 1837 manuscript Menomoneville, 1841 manuscript English Prairie, 1838 manuscript Davenport, 1839 Fort Madison, 1857 straightline Fountain, 1842 manuscript Falls St Croix, 1828 manuscript Prairie du Chien, 1847 greenish-brown Platteville, 1847 double circle Waupun, 1848 Sheboygan eleven days before statehood, 1838 Burlington and 1847 manuscript Rosedale (only recorded example), the stamped covers are mostly small town usages, some faults, overwhelmingly fine-very fine covers and strikes. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
VERMONT
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1144 c   East Bennington, Vermont, beautifully struck vivid red May 30 datestamp ties 5c Red brown (1), large even margins all around, to 1849 folded letter with integral address leaf
to Proctorsville, Vermont, an extremely fine gem.East Bennington, Vermont, beautifully struck vivid red May 30 datestamp ties 5c Red brown (#1), large even margins all around, to 1849 folded letter with integral address leaf to Proctorsville, Vermont, an extremely fine gem. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
WYOMING
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1145   [Wyoming and Yellowstone Books] Yellowstone National Park, or the Great American Wonderland... WW Wylie. Kansas City MO, Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1882. First edition. 12mo, brown cloth with gilt cover illustration, title, wear and light puckering to cloth, early hinge cracking. Ab-sa-ra-ka, or, Wyoming Opened, M Carrington Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, 1890. Stated sixth edition. 12mo, green cloth with gilt and black design, illustration, and spine. Fold-out map in rear. Risvold label on pastedown. Absaraka, Home of the Crows. M. Carrington. Chicago, Lakeside Press, 1950. 12mo, red cloth with gilt design and spine, fold-out map. Fine, nearly as new. John Colter: Discoverer of Yellowstone. V. Stallo. NY, Edward Eberstadt, 1926. 8vo, cloth with gilt spine. Owner's handstamp on front cover, endpaper, title. Of 530 copies. Est. $200-300

SOLD for $2,200.00
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1146 c   [Hand Painted Scenes of Camp on Snake River, Wyoming], Camp of K & F Companies, 9th U.S. Infantry on Snake River, Wyoming Territory, 1879-80, separate hand painted summer and
winter scenes on the back of 1c Black on buff postal cards (UX5) which[Hand Painted Scenes of Camp on Snake River, Wyoming], Camp of K & F Companies, 9th U.S. Infantry on Snake River, Wyoming Territory, 1879-80, separate hand painted summer and winter scenes on the back of 1c Black on buff postal cards (#UX5) which were not mailed, instead they bear a detailed description of the camp on the address side, the artist states: "These pictures were painted with water color by a soldier of this command," and are signed in the lower right hand corner.This post was established on 7 November, 1879, when the companies marched from a camp near Rawlins, Wyoming, pursuant to Special Field Orders No. 14 Headquarters Ute Expedition 3 November, 1879. The troops were under the command of Captain Leonard Hay, who selected the site on the Snake River about due west of Union Peak and the Wind River Mountains. There was no Post Office at this post. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $4,500.00
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1147 c   Fort Bridger, Wyoming, bold manuscript Fort BridgerDec 1 postmark while Utah Territory on legal-sized cover from Captain Jesse A. Grove to his wife in Concord, N.H. with
horizontal pair 3c Dull red (11), large margins to in at right, cancelleFort Bridger, Wyoming, bold manuscript "Fort Bridger/Dec 1" postmark while Utah Territory on legal-sized cover from Captain Jesse A. Grove to his wife in Concord, N.H. with horizontal pair 3c Dull red (#11), large margins to in at right, cancelled by manuscript "X", cover slightly refolded at the sides to fit exhibition page, very fine.In December of 1843 Jim Bridger dictated a letter to Pierre Chouteau Jr. in St. Louis in which he stated: "I have established a small fort with a blacksmith shop and a supply of iron in the road of the emigrants on Black's Fork of Green River... In coming out they are generally well supplied with money, but by the time they get here they are in need of all kinds of supplies, horses, provisions, smithwork etc. The fort is a beautiful location... receiving fine, fresh Water from the Utah range..." In 1845 one westbound emigrant wrote: "It is built of poles and dogwood mud. It is a shabby concern." Another observed: "This is not properly a fort, but several adobe buildings arranged for the purpose of defense." The government had purchased Fort Laramie in 1849 to guard the Oregon Trail and serve as a supply depot for the emigrants. By the time they reached Fort Bridger the majority were in a hurry to get across the deserts and over the Sierra Nevadas before the snows blocked the way. That is probably the reason so few letters were written from Fort Bridger in comparison to Fort Laramie. In fact letters written along the way from points other than Forts Kearney, Laramie and Bridger are scarce. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1148 c   Fort Bridger, Wyoming, perfectly struck two line straightline FORT BRIDGER, U.T.March 1. 1858 postmark while Utah Territory tying 3c Dull red (26) to fresh cover to New York
addressed in the hand of General Fitz Porter, flap missing, otherwisFort Bridger, Wyoming, perfectly struck two line straightline "FORT BRIDGER, U.T./March 1. 1858" postmark while Utah Territory tying 3c Dull red (#26) to fresh cover to New York addressed in the hand of General Fitz Porter, flap missing, otherwise extremely fine and handsome, one of only two known examples, the other being on a 3c Nesbitt entire; signed Ashbrook; ex-Baughman.Fort Bridger was established by James Bridger, the well-known fur trader, explorer, army scout and emigrant guide, and his partner Louis Vasques in 1843. It is located on Blacks Fork of the Green River, at the present town of Fort Bridger, in southwestern Wyoming. Fort Bridger and Fort Laramie became the two most important trading posts on the overland trails to California and Oregon.During the so-called Mormon War in 1857, the Mormons burned the original fort to keep it out of the hands of the federal troops. Shortly thereafter Col. A.S. Johnston seized the burned out fort and took possession in the name of the U.S. Government. Previously Bridger had sold the fort to the Mormons, but after they burned it he ignored the sale and offered to lease it to the U.S. Army with an option to buy. The government declined the offer on the basis that he could not establish ownership and proceeded to construct a new fort on the site and establish a large military reservation. After Bridger's death a settlement was made with his family on his claim.The Post Office Department records indicate that a Post Office was established at Fort Bridger on August 6, 1850, while in Nebraska Territory although this territory was not officially formed until 1854. The Post Office was discontinued June 9, 1857, probably because the fort was destroyed, but it was reopened on August 6, 1858 under Utah Territory. It continued in operation at the fort until about 1900, when it was moved into the town of Fort Bridger. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $19,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1149 c   Fort Bridger, Wyoming, collection of seven covers and a postal card with different style postmarks comprised of "Fort Bridger, U.T." datestamp while Utah Territory on 3c Dull red (#26), on 3c Pink entire (#U34) cancelled by negative star in circle and in red on 3c Pink on buff entire (#U35, reduced into the indicia), also small double circle "Fort Bridger, Utah/Nov 5, 1865" with 3c Rose (#65), blue 1874 datestamp tying 3c Green (#158), octagonal 1877 datestamp on 3c Green entire uprated with 3c Green (#158), 1881 double circle on 1c Black postal card (#UX5) and 1885 violet double circle with 2c Brown (#211), generally fine-very fine with very fine strikes. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1150 c   Fort Halleck, Nebraska Territory, mostly bold Fort Halleck, Neb. T. postmark while Nebraska Territory, present day Wyoming, ties 3c Rose (65) to buff cover to Watervleit,
Michigan, reduced at left, very fine.The Fort Halleck Post Office was esFort Halleck, Nebraska Territory, mostly bold "Fort Halleck, Neb. T." postmark while Nebraska Territory, present day Wyoming, ties 3c Rose (#65) to buff cover to Watervleit, Michigan, reduced at left, very fine.The Fort Halleck Post Office was established 2 January, 1863 while in Nebraska Territory and became part of Wyoming Territory on 29 July, 1868. The fort was established 20 July, 1862 on the Medicine Bow River at the base of Elk Mountain in southeast Wyoming to protect the Overland Trail and Salt lake to Denver stage line. It was abandoned by the military on 4 July, 1866. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1151 c   Fort Laramie, Daka., Oct 10, 1865, bold datestamp while Dakota Territory (now Wyoming), and matching target cancel tying well centered 3c Rose (65) to cover to Providence,
R.I. with eagle and shield Signal Corps U.S.A. patriotic design publishFort Laramie, Daka., Oct 10, 1865, bold datestamp while Dakota Territory (now Wyoming), and matching target cancel tying well centered 3c Rose (#65) to cover to Providence, R.I. with eagle and shield "Signal Corps U.S.A." patriotic design published by Magee of Philadelphia, flap missing, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1152 c   Fort McKinney, Wyoming Territory, two different style violet datestamps, first a three-line straightline FortMc Kinney, W.T.April 27 79 postmark on cover to Newburgh, N.Y.
with 3c Green (158), the other a Fort McKinney, W.T.Sep 23, 1879 dFort McKinney, Wyoming Territory, two different style violet datestamps, first a three-line straightline "Fort/Mc Kinney, W.T./April 27 79" postmark on cover to Newburgh, N.Y. with 3c Green (#158), the other a "Fort McKinney, W.T./Sep 23, 1879" duplex postmark tying right margin horizontal pair 3c Green (#158) to cover to the same address, latter reduced at left, very fine.Fort McKinney was located on the Wind River Indian Reservation and the Post Office was located in the fort. The fort was established 12 October, 1876 and discontinued as a military post 9 November, 1894. The Post Office was established 26 November, 1876 and discontinued 15 December, 1894. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1153 c   Wyoming Territory cover balance of 30 covers or cards largely mounted and written up on album pages, starts with manuscript "Fort Phil Kearney, D.T./ Jan 10th 1868" postmark while in Dakota Territory and continues with green "Cheyenne, Dak./May 5" datestamp and cross roads cancel on 3c Pink entire (#U59), four Fort Fetterman datestamps, two on a registered covers, two 1870's camp Stambaugh, 1884 magenta Chugwater, 1883 Bordeaux, 1880 Hatcreek, Laramis Co., three different 1880's Rock Creek, 1881 Fort Fred Steele, 1893 Fort Washakie, 1881 Goodwin's Ranch, 1883 Davis Ranch, 1881 Dixon and more, also several letters with interesting or historical content, some typical stamp or cover faults, most fine-very fine; an appealing group of covers from this scarce state. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

MISCELLANEOUS UNITED STATES LOTS AND COLLECTIONS

RESEARCH LIBRAY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1154   Risvold balance of research library, a large and unusual group of Books, Maps and other printed items directly and indirectly on the westward expansion of the United States, and history in general, 18 better items, some faults as to be expected, highlights:The Balance and Columbian Repository. Hudson, NY, Sampson, Chittenden and Croswell, [1802-03]. Volumes I (1802) and II (1803). 4to, half calf with marbled boards. New Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland... London, Fielding, 1784. With bookplate of Hugh Munro "of Fowl's Bart. 1782". Original red leather with gilt spine, marbled boards. Fleets Pocket Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1788. Boston, T & J. Fleet, [1787]. 12mo, modern elastic string binding, original paper wraps. United States and Mexican Steamship Line, and Statistics of Mexico. C Butterfield. NY, JAH Hasbrouck, 1860 - 8vo, brown pressed cloth with gilt spine. The Iris: an Illuminated Souvenir for MDCCCLII. John S. Hart. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. 8vo, ornate gilt stamped leather, gilt spine, with numerous illustrations. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1903. Volume I only. 4to, red cloth with gilt spine. Africa and the American Flag. AH Foote. NY, D. Appleton & Co., 1854. First edition. 8vo, dark green cloth with gilt anchor illustration, spine. Lightly shaken. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $3,375.00
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ECLECTIC BALANCE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1155   Balance of Collection In every great collection are a number of items that the collector has accumulated that cease to fit in with the rest as his interests spread in new directions. And in preparing a vast collection for sale there are always some items left over. Thus it is with the Risvold Collection, and we offer here dozens of autographs, maps, printed items, photographs, covers, and miscellany that did not find their way into another lot. The variety and breadth of this group prevents a full accounting here. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
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WILLIAM TAFT
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1156   Taft, William Howard Wry political content Typed Letter Signed while a professor of law and history at Yale University, 1 page, 4to, New Haven, March 12, 1914. Asked by James
H. Wilson to deliver a speech to Philadelphias Mahogany Tree Club, heTaft, William Howard Wry political content Typed Letter Signed while a professor of law and history at Yale University, 1 page, 4to, New Haven, March 12, 1914. Asked by James H. Wilson to deliver a speech to Philadelphia's Mahogany Tree Club, he declines because he would not have time to prepare satisfactory remarks. "As yet, I am a freshman in this business, I have not accumulated a barrel which I can turn, as the ministers do, nor have I acquired that facility of talking without attempting to think as our friend [Secretary of State William Jennings] Bryan does. In other words, I have not yet approximated sufficiently the mechanical operation of the Victrola which I think Bryan has achieved. I hope I am on my way to it, but up to this time I still have to use a little gray matter." With Wilson's ALS on verso to Mr. Cadwalader transmitting Taft's reply.Taft, William Howard - Twenty-seventh President of the United States (1857-1930, served 1909-13); earlier, Secretary of War under Theodore Roosevelt and Governor of the Philippines; Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1921, the only man to hold both that post and the presidency. William Jennings Bryan had run for president (as a Democrat) three times and lost, and had spent the last several years before this letter as one of the country's most popular public speakers. Taft refers here in part to Bryan's repetition of the same few famous speeches. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
AIR MAIL COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1157 c   [Air mail covers] twenty five covers including pioneer flight July 21, 1912 Dubuque, Iowa - Nutwood Park Aviation Meet flown card, three 50c Graf Zeppelin flown covers (#C18), one a first day cover, the rest mostly pilot signed covers including 1929 Graf Zeppelin flight signed by Hugo Eckner, four covers signed by Earl Ovington, Jack Knight signed cover, several Canadian pilot signed flight cover and a crash cover, mainly fine-very fine. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
FREE FRANKED COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1158 c   [Free franked covers], 35 covers or folded letters with integral address leaves franked by such notables as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Mann, William Seward, Gideon Wells, Alexander Stephens, John Breckenridge, etc., many accompanied by a short biography, generally fine-very fine. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
ILLUSTRATED LETTER SHEETS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1159 c   [Illustrated letter sheets], 12 illustrated letter sheets used from the 1840s to the 1870s comprised of 1849 view of Philadelphia with steamboat and sailing ships used to
Wurtenburg, 1855 view of Rock Island and Fort Armstrong with railroad bri[Illustrated letter sheets], 12 illustrated letter sheets used from the 1840's to the 1870's comprised of 1849 view of Philadelphia with steamboat and sailing ships used to Wurtenburg, 1855 view of Rock Island and Fort Armstrong with railroad bridge and Mississippi steamboat, 1846 view of New Orleans with sailing ships, 1847 illustration of the hurricane of 11 Oct., 1846 at Havana showing shipwrecks and another showing the ruins of the theater, 1866 elaborate design of multiple view of San Antonio, 1876 birds-eye view of St. Joseph and the Mississippi, 1854 view of Pittsburgh with steamboat, 1847 view of Geneva, N.Y. and 1847 and 1855 views of Cincinnati, 1861 view of Des Moines, generally very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
MOURNING COVER COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1160 c   [Mourning cover collection] a mostly mounted collection of about 70 19th and 20th century United States and foreign covers and cards, much of the value is in U.S. including Lucretia Garfield frank and signed letter on mourning stationery and Garfield memorial silk ribbon, Bloods local on mourning cover with 3c Dull red (#11), Boyd's local on mourning cover, Confederate States 10c Blue (#11) on mourning cover and many other U.S. and interesting foreign usages, largely fine-very fine. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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