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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Louisiana to Mississippi continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1361       imageNew Orleans, 1 de Feirero de 1853. Dateline on folded letter to Madrid, Spain, with distinct red "Vigo, 7 Mar, 1853" transit cds, red "Yndias" straight line and matching "5.R" rate handstamps applied upon arrival in Madrid, Very Fine, this extremely rare "Yndias" postmark of Madrid has not been reported in any catalog.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1362       image(Maryland) Baltimore. Straightlines on 1789 & 1790 folded ship letters comprising "Baltimore Jan 24" complete strike of straightline postmark and manuscript "Sh 2 16" rating on folded letter datelined "Bordeaux 3 Novembr. 1789" to Philadelphia Pa., flap with manuscript "Baltimore 23 January. 1790. Received & forwarded… Wm. Taylor" forwarder's endorsement, manuscript "1/4" local currency rating, ex-Jarrett, other with "Baltimore, March. 21" straightline postmark and manuscript "Sh 4.16" rating on folded letter datelined "Rotterdam 28th November 1789" to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "Recd a forwd Balt. 21 March 1790" forwarder's endorsement on flap, manuscript "2/2" local currency rating, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1363       image(Michigan) Fort Winnebago M.T. "Dec 31". Circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on blue circa 1834 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; horizontal file fold and internal tears, F.-V.F. and rare Michigan Territory fort, ex-Beals.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1364       image(Michigan) Fort Winnebago M.T. "Jany 7". Circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on 1835 folded letter to Vandalia Ill.; file folded and small edge tear, a Very Fine and rare Michigan Territory fort.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1365       image(Michigan) "Grand Blanc, Jan 25" (Michigan Territory). Manuscript postmark with "Paid 10" rating on 1833 folded cover to Territorial Governor George B. Porter, Detroit Mich., docketed "Oakland to have a new townsp to be called Grand Blanc…", panel split, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED POSTMARK OF GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN TERRITORY.

Grand Blanc was established in territory that was Oakland County before Genesee County was organized on March 8, 1836. George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) was an American statesman in Pennsylvania and Territorial Governor of Michigan from August 6, 1831, until his death on July 6, 1834.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1366       image(Michigan) Owosso, Mich., May. 23. Fancy truncated box postmark and manuscript "Free, E. Gould, P.M." postmaster free frank on 1844 folded letter to Ithaca N.Y., F.-V.F. and exceedingly scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1367       image(Mississippi) F-Adams, July 26. Partial straightline with red red manuscript "Way 52" rating on folded letter datelined "Bayou Sarah July 24th 1805" to Washington Pa., some edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce territorial use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Missouri (Louisiana Territory)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1368       image1800 (Mar. 19) Mine à Breton, Spanish Louisiana to St. Genevieve, Mar. 19, 1800. Folded letter datelined "Mine à Breton, le 10 7bre 1800" in French from Cervcitier Nicolas Sachar accounting for sale of lead to Honiere Giroird, Fine and scarce early use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1369       image1807 (Oct. 24) St. Genievieve, Louisiana Territory to Mine à Breton. Folded letter datelined "St. Genievieve 24 October 1807" concerning a lead transaction and accounting of other transactions; cover tear and soiling, Fine and early letter.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1370       image1810 (Feb. 2) Philadelphia Pa. to St. Genevieve, Louisiana Territory. Datelined folded letter with "Phi, 2 Feb" reddish brown cds and red manuscript "25" cent rating, Fine and scarce incoming use.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1371       image1810 (Mar. 19) New York N.Y. to St. Genevieve, Louisiana Territory. Folded letter in French from Ferrien De Reviere to Francois Badaud with red "New York, Mar 19" cds and light manuscript rating, transcription of letter accompanies; cover tear and soiling, Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Missouri Territory
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1372       image(Missouri Territory) "Cape Girardeau, May 22". Neat manuscript postmark with matching "12½" rating on 1820 folded letter to St. Louis, Missouri Terr., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Alexander.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

This letter illustrates how quickly some of the French residents of Missouri Territory integrated with the incoming Anglos from east of the Mississippi River. The writer, B. Cousin, tells his friend, Soulard, that he has married "…l'aimable Eliza M. Hunt…" and that he has become the temporary clerk of the court during the absence of Joseph McFerron, who is attending the Constitution Convention leading to statehood for Missouri.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1373       image(Missouri Territory) "Herculaneum, April 2nd". Manuscript postmark and matching "10" restored rating on 1816 docketed folded cover to St. Louis; horizontal fold and light overall toning, F.-V.F. restored rate use, ex-Alexander.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE RESTORED RATE USE FROM MISSOURI TERRITORY.

Effective April 1st 1816, the "War Rate" 50% surcharge in postal rates was repealed and the rates of 1799 and 1810 were restored. This cover was mailed just after the repeal and charged at the correct old rate of 10¢ for a distance of between 40 and 90 miles.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1374       image(Missouri Territory) "Jackson, June 20th". Manuscript postmark on 1817 folded letter with manuscript "Free, J. McFerron, P.M." free frank endorsement, Very Fine, This is the latest recorded use of this Jackson manuscript postmark., ex-Alexander.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Jackson is located about 15 miles from the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau County. The post office was established in 1811. This letter was written by Joseph McFerron who was the postmaster at Cape Girardeau.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1375       image(Missouri Territory) St. Louis, July. 31. Two-line postmark with matching "39½" cent war surcharge rating on datelined folded ALS letter from Alexander McNair to his brother Col. Dunning McNair near Pittsburgh Pa., endorsed "per mail" at lower left; some toning and soiling, Fine, ex-Nettles.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

A SCARCE WAR RATE USE FROM MISSOURI TERRITORY.

This letter from Alexander McNair to his brother reads in part "…Col. Miller with his Regt is ordered from this country to another district and will leave this country tomorrow with all his young men. I remain here to sell out the goods, but fear we will lose money on the Whiskey…" and signed "A McNair". Alexander McNair (1775-1826) was a true American frontiersman, politician and first Governor of the States of Missouri from 1820 to 1824. In 1804, McNair traveled to what is now Missouri shortly after the United States acquired the area from France in the Louisiana Purchase. He married Suzanne de Reihle de Regal, the daughter of French Marquis.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Unorganized "Missouri Country" Territory
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1376       image(Unorganized Missouri Territory) "Cant Leavenworth, January 24". Manuscript postmark and "Paid 18¾" rating on folded letter datelined "Fort Leavenworth, 25th January 1833" to St. Louis Mo., endorsed "Care of Messrs Shaw & Cross Merchts", letter mentions travels "…I reached home from Council Bluff on the 10 Inst. or rather, I arrived on the opposite side of the river and the ice was running to such a degree, that they could not cross for me. I consequently had to go down to Liberty and wait till the ice ceased running…"; light toning and edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1377       image(Unorganized Missouri Territory) Fort Leavenworth, Mo. May "21". Cds with manuscript day and matching "10" rating on folded letter datelined "Head Quarters May 19, 1846" from Capt. J. Burgwin to Brig. General R. Jones, Adjutant General, U.S. Army, Washington D.C., endorsed "On Public Service", letter from commanding officer reading "…a man calling himself 'John Hood' and representing himself to have deserted from the Carlisle Barracks in 1841 being then a Dragoon recruit, surrendered himself to me…"; light file fold, clean and Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Fort Leavenworth was part of unorganized territory from establishment in 1828 until 1854 when Nebraska Territory became a state.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Missouri Statehood
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1378       imageGreenfield Mo. Red cds cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Jefferson City Mo., forwarded with sharp complete strike of red "Jefferson City, Mo. Jan 17" cds and bearing 3¢ orange brown (10), strong color, cancelled by pen strokes, Very Fine and scarce orange brown use from Missouri.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1379       imageJefferson City Mo. "Jan 21". Cds with manuscript dating and matching "Paid" handstamp with ms. "Paid 12½" rating on 1835 folded letter to the land office at Chilicothe Mo. signed from future Governor Thomas Reynolds, minor file fold toning, Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Thomas Reynolds (1796-1844) was the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court as well as the seventh Governor of Missouri (1840-44). He is notable for being one of the few American politicians to die by suicide while in office.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1380       imageMonroe C.H. Mo "March 12". Bold strike of fancy circular postmark with manuscript dating and matching ms. "Paid 18¾" rating on folded cover to Juliett Ill.; top flap of letter removed, light overall toning, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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