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United States Postal History continued...

Paper Americana - Autographs continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2705 imageDyer, Elisha (1811-90; American politician and the 25th Governor of Rhode Island), signed "Elisha Dyer" on 1857 document appointing Isaac Pike as "Paymaster in the Providence City Guards", 8-+x14 document folded vertically three times with one fold through the first name of strong signature, Very Fine; during his life, he was variously associated with the Temperance Party, the Whig Party, and the Republican Party. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2706 imageLounsbury, Phineas C. (1841-1925; American politician and the 53rd Governor of Connecticut), signature "Phineas C Lounsbury" as Governor of Connecticut on an 1887 document appointing Samuel Chesebro as a Notary Public in New London county, document (8-+x14) folded vertically three times with one fold through strong signature, Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Paper Americana - State / Regional Ephemera
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2707 image1893 Columbian Exposition Entrance Tickets, 10 different, including set of the six tickets printed by the American Bank Note Co., plus Chicago Day with stub, Manhattan Day with stub, "Chicago Day" with stub, "Children's Special Ticket" and "Good Only on Day of Sale" tickets, Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:50 PM
2708 image1906 San Francisco Earthquake Postcards, fifteen postcards (some real photo) showing various views from the devastating earthquake, also includes a 1908 city street map, two view cards of the city prior to the earthquake, a May 1906 cover to Germany with "Citizens' Committee" cc (the committee set up by the mayor and n whose hands the civil administration of San Francisco would rest post-quake), cards mixed condition (stamps removed, writing on the design side, as usual, postal wear, etc.) but an elusive group of these popular cards (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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75

SOLD for $95.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:50 PM
Paper Americana - Politically Related
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2709 "Abraham Lincoln, the Restorer of the North American Union," edited by Dr. Max Lange and published in Leipzig in 1868, original first edition in German, richly illustrated with steel engravings of Lincoln's life, also contains a large fold-out map of the Civil War, a wonderful early biography of our 16th president, rare book which hardly ever appears on the market

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2710 image1980 Democratic National Convention Badge Proofs Collection. 33 different engraved in assorted colors for various sessions with coupon attached and serial number "000001", different Democratic Party president vignettes (FDR, Truman, Jackson, Wilson, etc.), issued for "Perimeter" or "Meeting" venues and issued for various individuals and groups incl "Press", News" , "U.S. Representative", "Operations", DNC Member", "Page", "Official", "Security", "Convention Officer", "Messenger", "Staff", "Lt. Governor", Floor", "U.S. Senator", "Governor", "Honored Guest", etc., Very Fine (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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100

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:51 PM
Paper Americana - Postage Related
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2711 image"Fourth Class Postal Accounts Book", two books used by postmaster at Watertown Ohio, form 1558-+, 1) 20 page book (green cover) for the period of July 1 1917 - June 30 1918, 2) 20 page book (tan cover) for the period July 1 1921 - June 30 1922; each with some inserted invoices for assorted stamp/ envelope sales, typical use, Fine and unusual (Image 1)

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Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:51 PM
Forwarding Agents
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2712 image"B.F. Stevens Despatch Agent/ London/ 22 Jul 85" oval handstamp on an envelope sent from St Moritz Switzerland to "Lieutenant C S Sperry USN/ USS Quinnebaug" c/o BF Stevens in London and forwarded to "Care of the/ United States Consul/ Constantinople, Turkey" (2 handstamps), backstamped London JY 21 85, red "British Post Office Constantinople JY 21 85", envelope roughly opened at right damaging Swiss stamp, Fine usernThe USS Quinnebaug was a screw corvette in the US Navy serving in the Mediterranean theater 1878/89.rnLt Charles Stillman Sperry (later Rear Adm, 1847-1911) was an officer in the US Navy. As a rear admiral, he served in the US delegation to the Geneva Convention and the Second Hague Conference, and as Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet, he led the Great White Fleet during the major portion of its historic cruise around the world in 1907 and 1908. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Maritime Markings
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2713 imageOctagonal-Framed Sailing Ship Marking on a folded letter datelined "U.S. Ship Peacock At Sea, Lat 11-¦44' N, 32-¦W May 16 1835" and continued at "Rio de Janeiro June 20th 1835", addressed to "Mrs Henry Weightman/ Alexandria D.C.", ms "single" at upper right, a red octagonal-framed "Phila 8 Aug" lower left, some faults as expected but a Fine use; 2012 PF certificate (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Transatlantic Covers by Destination
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2714 image1867 Unpaid Letter from New York to France, rated "Collect" 8 decimes (16c), New York applied incorrect 18c credit handstamp, Very Fine and interesting (Image 1) (Image 2)

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United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History

Eastern Express Co. Mails
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2715 image"FRYE & CO'S EXPRESS/ PORTSMOUTH, N.H." handstamp (similar to Mosher label FRYX-L25) on a piece of 1882 business correspondence (headed "Rider & Cotton/ Iron & Steel, Ship Chandlery, Hardware"), few spindle holes, Very Fine; the handstamp on a piece of business mail not contained in an envelope suggests that Frye & Co had a close connection with Rider & Cotton, possibly within their offices; ex-Pearson (Image 1) (Image 2)

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United States Postal History

Wells Fargo & Co. Express - California
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2716 image"Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Colton, Cal., Aug 25 1891" clear purple oval date stamp on 2c Green entire addressed to San Francisco, printed frank at top, Wells, Fargo & Co. Aug 27 7 AM oval receiving date stamp, opened and slightly reduced at right, some minor faults on back side, a Fine and rare cancelrnColton was a small railroad station located south of the town of San Bernardino on the Union Pacific Railroad line. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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100

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2717 imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Fenner, Cal., black oval oval handstamp cancels 1887 2c Green entire addressed to San Diego, black printed frank at top, opened at right, trivial bit of edge wear, Very Fine and scarce from this town, a small railroad watering station located west of Needles. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:53 PM
Western Express Covers
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2718 imageWells, Fargo Cancels Collection, 77 covers with oval date stamps in black or blue on envelopes mostly on various 2c and 3c entires with an assortment of Wells, Fargo printed franks, nice range of "A-F" towns (some minor duplication) incl Clipper Gap (straight-line), Clipper Mills, Coburn, Collinsville, Colfax, Colomo, Columbia, Columbus House, Colusa, Concord, Copperopolis (oval and straight-line), Cordelia (green), Corning, Coulterville, Courtland, Crescent City ("China Route" oval on back), Crescent Mills, Daggett, Davisville, Del Mar, Del Monte, Delta, Diamond Sprs, Dixon, Donner Lake, Downieville, Duncan's Mill, Dutch Flat (incl one with orange Express label on back), East Oakland, El Dorado, El Verano, Elk Grove, Ellis, Eureka, Farmington (straight-line), Felton, Fiddletown, Forbestown, Forest Hill, mixed condition, VG-VF (Image 1)

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1,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:54 PM
Adams Express Co.
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2719 image"Adams Ex. Co/ Louisville Ky/ 1861 27 Jul" (date inverted) cds on 3c Red on buff entire (U27) addressed to Wilmington Vt, blue "PAID" and "10" handstamps of Nashville Tenn (no town marking) with the "10" partially obscured by an added 1857 3c Rose (65) which is tied by a grid and "Louisville Ky Jul 27 1861" double circle date stamp, slight bit of postal wear, the stamp with a small repair at right, still Very Fine; some owner notations on back, 2011 PF certificate; ex-Nunnelley, Schwartz (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Union and Confederate States Civil War Covers

Confederate Covers by State
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2720 imageCALIFORNIA: "Mokelumne Jan 26," (c.1854-55) cds squarely struck on the indicia of a 3c Nesbitt (U1) with a red seal on the backflap, addressed to "Freeman's Ranch P. Office/ San Joaquin County/ California", the envelope with a portion of backflap missing and a small edge break at right, Fine and rare; there are perhaps a half-dozen covers known to the Freeman's Ranch post office which existed from 1855-63 and this might be the earliest (Image 1) (Image 2)

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United States Postal History

California Postal History
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2721 imageCALIFORNIA: 1849 "Sacramento Sept 22 40" Rate, manuscript cancel and "40" rate on cover to New York, NY, edge flaws, otherwise scarce, Fine (ASCC $2,000) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Massachusetts Postal History
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2722 imageMASSACHUSETTS: "BOSTON" straight-line cancel nicely struck on the back side of a c.1769 folded letter sheet addressed to Newport, a "24 MA" Franklin mark alongside, address side with "2 dwt" rating, Very FinernThomas Vernon (1718-84) was a postmaster of Newport under the British Government from 1745-75. He was register of the Court of Admiralty for twenty years; secretary of the Redwood Library eighteen years and senior warden of Trinity Church. In June of 1776, he, along with several others, was banished from Newport to Glocester for refusing "to subscribe the Test (test of loyalty to the Colonies) ordered by this Assembly to be tendered to suspected persons; and it appearing that while they continue in the principles by them avowed before this Assembly, they are justly to be deemed unfriendly to the United Colonies". (Image 1)

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100

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New York Postal History
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2723 imageNEW YORK: "2nd DELIVERY" marking of NY City on two incoming stampless covers; 1823 England to NY State entering mails at NY City rated "20-+" and with "SHIP" marking; 1836 from Edinburgh (Ireland) to Pennsylvania sent via Liverpool and NY City to Philadelphia, English "PAID LETTER" cds and ms "1/-" rating, red "SHIP" and New York cds, ms rated "12-+", Very Fine, 1836 cover ex-Hahn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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50

SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction before Dec-09, 05:56 PM
2724 imageNEW YORK: New York City to Cooperstown, New York, 1849 folded letter with "Free" traveling postmaster's (illegible) free frank, red New York cds and lightly struck "Western Hotel" oval handstamp (affected by some stray ink drops), Fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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