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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Nevada to South Carolina continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
721   image(Ephemera) "Monte Christo Gold and Silver Mining Co., of Nevada" Mining Certificate. For 25 share stocks of the company signed "Philadelphia, Pa., this fifth day of Novr. A.D. 1868", with Revenue 10¢ Certificate + 10¢ Inland Exchange + 10¢ Power of Attorney (R33c, R36c, R37c) manuscript canceled, with illustrated mining in shaft scene at left; usual light folds and stamp flaws, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
722   (Ephemera) "Plymouth Silver Mining Company" (Austin, Nevada) Mining Certificate. For 50 share stocks of the company signed "New York, April 24th, 1869", with Revenue 25¢ Insurance (R46c) manuscript canceled, with illustrated mining scene at top center; usual light folds and some edge wear at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
723       imageEsmeralda, N.T., Sep 10. Cds with matching target canceling on 1861, 3¢ pink entire to New Haven, Ct.; cover wear and reduced into indicia at right, Fine.
Estimate; $50 - 75. (Image1)

Est. $50-75
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
724       imageEsmeralda, N.T., Sep 30, 1863. Cds canceling on 1861, 3¢ pink entire to Hammersmith, England with black Wells, Fargo & Co. frank at top, uprated with 1863, 5¢ brown, vertical pair on front and horizontal strip of four on reverse (76), all canceled by target handstamps, red "N. York Br. Pkt., Paid 19" exchange and London arrival cds's; entire with some edge wear and opened at sides for display, strip with small flaws, F.-V.F., with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

This cover is one of the most important usages of the "Esmeralda. N. T." postmark and was also used in the California Period before being transferred to Nevada on January 20, 1864.
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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
725     65 imageEsmeralda, Nev, Mar 21, 66. Bold cds on cover to New York City, franked 1861, 3¢ rose, horizontal pair (flaws) tied by target handstamps, Fine.
Scott Nos. 65; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $60.00
Will close during Public Auction
726       image(New York) Buffalo N.Y., "Steam-Boat, 5 Cts." . Fancy circular handstamp on orange buff cover with "Sandusky O. April 23d" datelined letter to Buffalo N.Y., Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
727       image(New York) Stony Brook N.Y. "Jan 20". Bold blue stencil circular town marking with date in ms. and matching "18¾" rating on 1845 folded letter to Providence R.I.; sealed edge tears, Very Fine example of this scarce stencil marking.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
728       image(Ohio) "Cincinnati, 25 Jan 1815". Manuscript postmark with "Paid 75" war-surcharge rating crossed out and updated to "Paid 60" and "Unpd. 15" on fresh folded letter to Hagerstown Md., Very Fine and unusual partial prepaid war rate use, ASCC $750.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
729     14 image(Oregon) Amity, O.T., May 6th (Yamhill). Manuscript postmark (Whittlesey 1, R B) on cover to Maryland, 1851, 10¢ green, type II canceled by pen strokes, "1856" pencil docket at left, corner and edge wear, Fine, the earliest known Amity manuscript postmark.
Scott Nos. 14; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
730     26 image(Oregon) Oregon City, Orgn., Feb 28. Superb strike of cds on cover to Roseburg, franked with equally superb centered manuscript canceled 1857, 3¢ dull red, 1859 docketing below stamp, Extremely Fine and choice, usage two weeks after Oregon's statehood.
Scott Nos. 26; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
731       image(Pennsylvania) Phila/Delphia. Red two-line postmark and brown "10 MR" Franklin mark on reverse of folded cover with red ms. "2 16" rating to Baltimore Md., docketed from "Blair McClenachan, 9th March 1772" on reverse; fold separations and toning, Fine and nice strike.
ASCC $1,000; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

ASCC $1,000
Est. $300-400

SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
732       image(South Carolina) Ship and Steamship Mails including Transatlantics. Group of over 42 inbound and outbound mails including Charleston "15" and "30" cent prepaid usages to France; various Charleston "Ship" usages including 1807 Charleston cds "Ship" use to Hartford Ct., "Steam Ship / 20 Cts" circular handstamp on cover to Columbia S.C. and forwarded to Benton Ala.; 1850s Copenhagen, Denmark to Chester C.H. S.C. via Hamburg and Aachen with New York "33" cent due handstamp; 1853 Scotland to Charleston with G.B. 1s embossed, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Washington Towns & Expresses
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
733       imageCamp Simeahmoo, W.T., "Nov 6" 1858. Well-struck cds with ms. "Nov 6" date on yellow cover bearing 10¢ green, type II (32), small faults, tied by fancy five-point star cancel to Mrs. J.W. Denver in Washington, D.C.; light stain spot in cds, reduced slightly at top and two tiny edge tears, otherwise Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

THE EARLIEST DATED CAMP SIMEAHMOO USE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED.

This cover was sent by August V. Kautz to his cousin, who was the wife of General James W. Denver. Kautz had emigrated from Germany to Ohio and was graduated from West Point in the class of 1848. At the time of this letter he was a Lieutenant. During the Civil War he rose to Brigadier General and then to Major General in 1864-65. He was a member of the military commission that tried the conspirators for the assassination of President Lincoln.

Camp Semiahmoo was founded by the Boundary Commission in 1858 as a base of operation for the northwest boundary commission survey on Canadian soil, among the remnants of the earlier British camp, on a little strip of open land near the mouth of the little Campbell River close to one of the Semiahmoo winter camps. The site was just north of the forty-ninth parallel; contained a fresh water supply, and the Campbell River channel provided water access over the tidal flats. While at this site the troops constructed about a mile and three-quarters of good road along the shore of Semiahmoo Bay between the boundary and Camp Semiahmoo. This base was later used while the boundary was slashed and marked from Semiahmoo Bay to the Sumas Flats.
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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
734       image"Colville, October the 27 1861". Datelined letter enclosed in yellow cover with "Paid 10" rating to Pownal, Maine; opening tears, some letter separations, Fine, The earliest recorded letter from Colville.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The Washington Territorial Postmark catalog records a Colville Valley post office 1858-59 (no postmarks known) and Colville from 1883 to current.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
735       imageFort Colville, W.T. Mar 15. Clear cds with matching target cancel tying faulty 10¢ green (68) on orange cover to Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, slightly reduced at right, very fine., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The Fort Colville Post Office was established in 1858 as a base of operation for the northwest boundary commission survey.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
736       image(Hudson Bay Company) "Columbia River 15th August 1837" to London, England. Datelined folded Autograph Letter Signed with integral address leaf of Archibald McDonald sent with the Hudson's Bay Co. canoe brigade express traveling from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca to York Factory on Hudson's Bay via Norway House to Chief Factor William Stuart in London, carried by H.B.C. ship "Prince Ruppert" to England arriving with stepped "Deal/Ship Letter" handstamp and manuscript "2/8"" (2s8d) due rating for double the 8d ship letter fee plus 8d inland postage from Deal to London (74 miles), red London "18 Oc 1838" backstamp with ms. "3/7" rerating, Very Fine and rare Hudson Bay Company canoe brigade cover, ex-Steinhart.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

The autographed signed letter from Archibald McDonald (1790-1853) was Chief Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Langley, Fort Nisqually and Fort Colville and one-time deputy governor of the Red River Colony. Letter concerns an earlier letter written from Fort Colville about 25 September 1836 to John Stuart per Hudson Bar Co. "Columbia" by Captain Royal that was miss-addressed.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
737       imageOlympia W.T., Sep 2, 1863. Double-circle datestamp with matching small segmented grid cancel on 1¢ blue (63) strip of three, small faults, on orange buff cover to Chatfield Minn.; reduced at right, some wear, Fine and scarce Washington Territory use of the 1¢ 1861 issue.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
738       image"Port Townsend WT, Oct 29th 1857". Bold manuscript postmark and cross-hatch cancel tie 10¢ green (14), cut in, on cover with manuscript Northwest Boundary "N.W.B. Commission, Semiahmoo Bay, W.T." corner card to Jacksonville Ill.; partial flap, Fine and rare early Washington Territory use.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Port Townsend was established on Sept. 28, 1852 in Oregon Territory. Although "Fifty-four forty or fight" was the slogan, the line was drawn at 49 degrees in 1846. However, it was not until the summer of 1857 when a joint American/British boundary commission began to survey the 409-mile line. It took four years, 1857-1861, to survey the entire 409-mile boundary, which crossed rugged and heavily forested terrain between the crest of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific coast at Point Roberts.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
739       imagePort Townsend, W.T. Apr 3. Cds with matching "PAID" handstamp with ms. "3" rating on light yellow cover with fancy framed "J.F. Blumberg, Cracker Baker" corner card to Steilacoom, W.T.; small repaired edge faults at top left, Fine appearance.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Port Townsend post office opened in 1852, months before the establishment of the territory. However, the earliest date known was 1857.
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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
740       imageSteilacoom City, W.T. Jun 7. Balloon-style cds ties 10¢ green (35) on circa 1860 yellow cover with "Per Overland Mail Via Los Angeles" illustrated Four-Horse Stagecoach design to Hanover N.H.; front and back mostly separated, light stain bottom right, Very Fine, ex-J.D. Baker, Haas.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED BUTTERFIELD USES ORIGINATING FROM WASHINGTON TERRITORY.

The first U.S. overland mail contract connecting San Francisco to the Mississippi River cities was made with the Overland Mail Company as contractor. The "Southern" route name quickly became synonymous with the Company president, John Butterfield. This was a biweekly service (later more frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco) in operation from September 16, 1858 through March 1861, when because of the impending Civil War, Congress determined to move the overland mail route north to the Central Overland Route.
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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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