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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Arizona Expresses continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
621       imageWells Fargo & Co. Express, Mexican Route. Double-strike of blue oval with blue "Paid" oval handstamp and pencil "2/-" bit (25¢) express rating on paste-up cover to from J.C. Truman back to his wife in Binghampton N.Y., endorsed "pr W.F. & Co Express to San Francisco Cal" at top left, paste-up 3¢ green entire with printed "Wells Fargo & Co." paid frank, some staining, otherwise Very Fine Wells Fargo paste-up use.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

J.C. Truman traveled through the Southwest in 1874. He resided in Tucson as Director of the Arizona & New Mexico Express Co. He traveled southward to Guaymas on the Gulf of Mexico. This was to study the establishment of the Arizona & Sonora Railroad. Letter to J.C. Truman's wife via Wells, Fargo Mexican Route via San Francisco back east.
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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
622       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Nogales, A.T. Purple oval cancels 2¢ brown entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express" frank, unaddressed paste-up, entered U.S. mails with 2¢ green (213) tied by "Benson, Ariz. Dec 13" duplex, New York "P.O., 10-25 82" cds, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
623       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Phenix, A.T. Slightly indistinct oval cancels 2¢ red brown entire with printed "Wells Fargo & Co's Express" frank to Benson, A.T.; repaired paper loss at left, Fine appearance, The only recorded Wells Fargo use with the "Phenix" town misspelling.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Lyman Jilson was the Wells Fargo agent of Phoenix, Maricopa County 1880-84.
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Est. $400-600
Selling for...$190.00
Will close during Public Auction
624       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Phoenix. A.T. Violet oval on 3¢ green on amber entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank with pretty purple ink address to San Francisco Cal., fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lyman Jilson was the Wells Fargo agent of Phoenix, Maricopa County 1880-84.
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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
625       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Tombstone, A.T., Jul 5, 1886. Violet oval datestamp cancels 3¢ green entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank to San Francisco, Cal.; entire restored at right, Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Henry M. Ellsworth was the Wells Fargo agent of Tombstone, Cochise County from 1883 to 1885.
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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
626       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Williams, A.T. Black on orange express label affixed on reverse of legal-size cover from Williams, Arizona Terr. to Prescott, Ariz., red manuscript "Pd 25¢" express rating, purple "Clerk of Board of Supervisors, Jan 19, 1885, Yavapai Co., Arizona" receipt cds, docketed as "Bond not approved" for F.H. Mac. Comber as Constable of Williams due to not qualifying in time; some repair label and cover flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
Selling for...$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - California to Wyoming
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
627       imageMillerton, Cal. Sep 8. Bold blue double-circle postmark (FRE-3850) with target cancels on on 3¢ rose (65), pair and two singles, on 3¢ pink (U58) entire front only to Palmyra, Missouri, pencil 1866 note, two other 1863, 1865 Millerton cover fronts from same correspondence with double-circle and ms. postmarks and 3¢#65 frankings; faulty group, Fine cover front group.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Millerton was a Butterfield stage stop with the office operating from 1853 to 1874.
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Est. $100-150
Selling for...$40.00
Will close during Public Auction
628       imageStockton Cal. Dec 12. Clear strike of cds on yellow cover bearing 10¢ green, type V (24) strip of three, tied by manuscript, red "N.York 'Paid 24' Brem. Pk. Jan 19" credit exchange cds, bold blue three-line "America/über Bremen/Franco" handstamp; bottom flap mostly missing, Very Fine and colorful use at double the 15¢ Bremen-Hamburg rate.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
629       image(California) Swift & Co. Express, Paid. Fancy printed shield frank on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire to San Francisco Cal.; some light soiling and toning, F.-V.F., ex-Erivan. Thomas No. SWI-001.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)

Est. $100-150
Selling for...$40.00
Will close during Public Auction
630       image(California) Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Coloma. Two black oval uses, first struck on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire to San Francisco, and second partial strike on orange cover with preprinted Wells, Fargo & Co. Exchange Department ribbon address to San Francisco; faults, Fine, latter ex-Lichenstein, Tatham.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $150-200
Selling for...$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
631       image"Gold Dirt CT Oct 28 1865". Manuscript postmark with matching ms. stroke canceling 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Hebron, Maine; reduced at left, Very Fine, Illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Persson.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED TERRITORIAL USES FROM GOLD DIRT.

Only manuscript postmarks are known from this important but short-lived stamping mill town. Gold Dirt was located in Gilpin County south and west of Rollinsville. In its early days, Gold Dirt produced two million dollars worth of gold. The ex-Bauer faulty example of this manuscript postmark realized $1,380 in our Sale 88.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
Selling for...$475.00
Will close during Public Auction
632       image"Fair Play Col Try, March 27th 1865". Clear manuscript postmark with matching ms. "CWL, 3 #" cancel on 3¢ rose (65), couple of blunt perfs, on neat orange cover to New York, stamp interestingly canceled with sender's initials, even though he was not the postmaster, Very Fine and attractive, one of the finest manuscript uses, ex-Persson.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

In 1859 when prospectors flocked to Tarryall in South Park, they found a most unhospitable welcome. What's more it seemed as if all the best mining sites had been staked out. Therefore a number left and settled a community they called Fair Play to contrast the reception they had found at Tarryall.
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Est. $500-750
Selling for...$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
633       imageTrinidad, Col., Mar 11, 1870. Bold double-circle datestamp duplexed with single-ring cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange buff cover to Taos, New Mexico; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and striking.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
634       image"Hickman Col Dec 7 1867". Manuscript postmark and matching ms. cancel on 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Trinidad, Colorado; 3¢ pulled perf and trimmed perfs at right due to minor cover reduction, Very Fine and rare, Illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Persson.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN COVERS FROM THIS SMALL FREMONT COUNTY TOWN. (Image1)

Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
635       image"Spring Valley Col Feb 21". Manuscript postmark with matching ms. cross-hatch on 3¢ rose (65) on 1867 orange cover to East Barnard, Vermont; minor staining affecting stamp and cover, reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce use, a very small office which no handstamped markings are known, ex-Persson.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Until 1870 the residents of this and other nearby communities lived in constant danger of Indian raids. For protection, a fort called Lincoln Fort was built, commanded and garrisoned by local pioneers.
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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
636       image"Greenhorn Col Oct 17-71. Manuscript postmark with matching ms. cancel on 3¢ green (147) on 1871 cover to Williamstown N.J., Very Fine, ex-Persson.
Estimate; $600 - 800.

Only manuscript markings are known from this small community during the territorial period.
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Est. $600-800
Selling for...$290.00
Will close during Public Auction
637       image(Florida) Greenwood Fla, June 16th. Type II manuscript postmark and "10" on folded letter sheet to Windsor, N.C.; minor toning and edge wear, F.-V.F., one of five recorded examples of the type II manuscript postmark - all from 1851.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
Selling for...$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
638       image(Maryland) Pleasant Grove, Md., Allegany Co., Mar 3. Town and county cds with matching "5" rate handstamp on cover to New Haven, Ill.; trivial ink erosion in address panel, Very Fine and rare, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Zevely made datestamps, auxiliary and rate markings handcarved out of wood. The Pleasant Grove cds and "5" markings are examples of his work.
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Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
639       image(Massachusetts) Palmer, Ms., June 22d. Red fancy box postmark with manuscript date, on 1840 folded letter to Nashua, N.H., manuscript "12½" rating at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
640   image(Nevada) (Ephemera) "Keystone Silver Mining Company, at Austin, Nevada" Mining Certificate. For 500 share stocks of the company signed "New York, Mar 2nd, 1867", with Revenue 25¢ Certificate (R44c) manuscript canceled, with lovely top central illustrated mining scene; usual light folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
Selling for...$70.00
Will close during Public Auction

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