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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Alaska & Colorado continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1301       imageDenver City, Col., Advertised, Aug 28, '65. Clear cds and matching "Due 2" in circle handstamp on incoming cover, franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by blue Indiana town and fancy duplex postmark; cover reduced at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1302       imageFort Lewis, Colo. Aug 7, 1881. Clear strike of cds with matching target cancel on 3¢ green (207) on Copenhagen N.Y., original enclosed letter datelined "In Camp near Fort Lewis Col." from soldier reads in part… "I received a letter from you a few days ago while on a scout…I think I am feeling better than I have for months past…", Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1303       image"Ft Lupton C.T., Sep 15 / 65". Manuscript postmark ties 3¢ rose (65), wide margins with right s.e., on small cover to Springfield Ill.; 3¢ light pre-use crease, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F., one of only a few known postmarks from Fort Lupton, illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Jarrett.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This early fur trading post was established in 1836 on the south side of the South Platte River. It was revived as a stage stop on the road to Denver and obtained a post office in January 1861 while still part of Nebraska Territory. It became part of Colorado Territory the next month.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1304       imageGarland C.T. Oct 17. Sharp bold strike of cds with matching cork cancel on 3¢ green (158) on cover to Lake City Colo., fancy printed "Thomas & Co. Storage, Forwarding and Commission Merchants" corner card, blue oval Paid handstamp, original enclosed merchant letter inquires about collecting $335 due from Mr. Roley now living in Tellurium, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $250 - 350.

Garland was established in Costilla county just west of La Veta Pass in 1858. The settlers in the valley needed protection from the roaming Ute tribe in the valley. The area was at one time in the New Mexico Territory, however, after the survey in 1861 became part of the Colorado Territory.
(Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1305       imageGeorgetown Col. T., Jan 8. Cds with red manuscript "Paid" rating on fresh orange cover to Ripon Wis., original 1868 enclosure with interesting content "…In Central City about two weeks ago a (man) poisoned his wife…some four or five years ago I wrote to you that I was going to get married and the girl rather played off on me. That was the same girl and (on) her dying bed she told her mother that she would like to see me and talk to me but I was twenty miles away and she did not send for me…I can forgive her…but let her go to the place where she may enjoy everlasting bliss or anything else", Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

This unusual stampless use is probably due to a temporary shortage of stamps. This is the earliest recorded use of this postmark.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1306       imageGeorgetown, Colo, Nov 22. (Jarrett No. 116) cds ties 1¢ blue (63) on locally addressed drop letter; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce Colorado Territorial use, ex-Pacetti.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The Georgetown, Colorado post office was established on June 18, 1866. This cancel was used between May 2nd 1870 and October 18, 1875, which would make this a late use of the 1861 1¢ issue.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1307       imageGreeley C.T., June 6. Manuscript postmark and matching "X" cancel on 3¢ ultramarine (114) on 1870 cover to Washington, Pa., Very Fine, an early use from this recently opened office, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Greeley Post Office was started on April 21st 1870, to serve the postal needs of the new town settled by the New York organized Union Colony. It took its name quite naturally from its sponsor, Horace Greeley, famous editor and owner of the New York Tribune.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1308       imageGreeley Colo. Mar 10. Red type II cds duplexed with circle of wedge cancel tying 3¢ green (147) on orange cover to Oberlin Oh., Bank Note with matching segmented cork killer on neat cover to Ohio, small ink smudge in address, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strike of cds, ex-Persson.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1309       image"Junction House, C.T., Jany 25". Manuscript postmark tying 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Fair Haven Vt.; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and choice, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

THE EARLIEST OF ONLY THREE RECORDED COVERS FROM THIS OFFICE.

The Junction House post office was located just west of where Beaver Creek meets the South Platte River. Only a month after it opened in December 1864 the office found itself encircled by the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Sioux raids which followed the Sand Creek battle. Beaver Creek stage station, five miles away, was burned on January 14, 1865, and on the overland road stage stations and telegraph lines were destroyed for 75 miles down river, all the way past Julesburgh. The Junction House post office became Fort Morgan on July 16, 1866.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1310       imageKit Carson Col. Aug 30. Cds with matching target cancel on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Taos N.M., printed return address of W.H. Chick & Co., Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants at left, original datelined letter in German mentions garrison and 5 rifles; reduced at right, F.-V.F., ex-Newburn.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $70.00
Will close during Public Auction
1311     114 imageKit Carson, Col., Jul 15. Bold cds and matching target tying 1869, 3¢ ultramarine on cover to Taos, N.M., Grocer corner card with "K.P. Railway" endorsement, F.-V.F. and scarce, this handstamp was used only during the territorial period, after 1871.
Scott No. 114; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1312       image"Kit Carson, Col., March 30/70". Manuscript postmark with matching stroke canceling 3¢ pink (U59) entire to Hinckley Ohio; slight reduction at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

This is the earliest of only a few manuscript postmark usages from Kit Carson, known used between March 30th and July 4th, 1870.

The town of Kit Carson was located in Bent county on the eastern plains of Colorado Territory. It was an early Indian trading post and named for the famous frontier scout Christopher Carson.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1313       imageLauret, C.T., Dec 21. Bold cds with manuscript cancelled 3¢ rose pink (64b) on 1861 orange cover to Freeland Mass.; couple minor cover edge nicks and reduced at right, F.-V.F., ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE LAURET C.T. POSTMARK.

The Lauret post office was established on November 14, 1861 and the name was changed on December 21, 1865 to Buckskin.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1314       imageManitou, Col., 4/8. Manuscript postmark on 1873 cover to Kansas City franked with manuscript cancelled 3¢ Banknote, cover with printed Manitou Hotel corner card; light edge stain at lower right and small piece of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This resort, also known as Manitou Springs, was a popular destination in the 1870-80s.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1315       image"Mountain City K.T., Sept. 22". Manuscript postmark on uncanceled 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire addressed to Kensington Conn., indicia with second albino impression; slight rough opening at right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

This mining camp was established in Gregory Diggings in 1859. The post office opened January 17, 1860.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1316     26 imageMountain City K.T., 2nd Feb. Manuscript postmark just tying 1857, 3¢ dull red on cover to Berlin, Vt., stamp additionally pen cancelled; stamp with corner nick and cover edge wear and reduction at left, Fine, a very scarce example of this pre-territorial postmark.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $500 - 750.

This mining camp was established in Gregory Diggings in 1859. The post office opened January 17, 1860.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1317       imagePueblo, C. Ty., Mar 24. Sharp strike of black cds and matching target cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114), faulty from separation, on lovely printed Thatcher Bros. corner card cover with preprinted address to Thatcher Bros. & Co. at Trinidad, Colorado, with original 1870 letterhead enclosure dealing with payments for food and farm supplies; some minor edge staining and reduced slightly at right, Fine, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1318       imagePueblo, C. Ty., Jul 27. Sharp strike of red cds and matching target cancel ties 3¢ green (147) on lovely printed Thatcher Bros. corner card cover with preprinted address to Thatcher Bros. & Co. at Trinidad, Colorado, with original 1870 letterhead enclosure that mentioned receipt of gold dust "…Gold Dust matter to hand. I have now sent gold to Denver & when proceeds are reported from there we will credit your account…"; some minor edge staining and reduced slightly at right, a Very Fine strike of this postmark, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $250-350
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1319       image"Rollinsville, Col., Feb 2". Manuscript postmark cancels 3¢ green entire to Denver Col., 1874 year docketing on reverse; a bit reduced at left and ink stain top left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce territorial postmark, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Rollinsville was located in northern Gilpin county founded by prospectors from Central City area. Frederick Gooch was appointed the first postmaster opening the office on January 31, 1871.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1320       "Salina Colo, Aug 22". Manuscript postmark with matching "X" ties 5¢ blue (179), small flaw, on cover to Baccarat, France, red "New York, Aug 30" exchange cds and red Calais (9.10) entry cds, reverse with Paris (9.10) and Baccarat (9.11) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce town, ex-Newburn.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The principle mining camps in Boulder county were Salina, Left Hand (Gold Hill), Ward District and Sunshine.
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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