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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Texas Statehood to West Virginia continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
201       imagePort Lavaca / Tex Feb, 9th 1848. Two-line postmark with manuscript "Paid 10" rating on gray folded letter to Baltimore Md., original paid rating crossed out, blue manuscript "Advertising 2" and "Forwarding 5" ratings totaled to "7" for sending to Dublin, blue "Baltimore Md. Apr 14" cds; some wear and bottom right edge fault, F.-V.F. and unrecorded straightline Port Lavaca postmark.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The Port Lavaca Post Office first opened on November 30, 1846. There were only a few people in the new community served by the Morgan steamships. Letter is from P.H. Lindsay to his cousin about the settlement of Port Lavaca, his work as a brick-maker, and his travels in Texas.
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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
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202       imagePort Lavaca Tex. Oct 5, 1848. 23mm cds with year set with name and matching "5" rating on folded cover to Seguin Tex., some wear and aging, Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Cover is from the correspondence of Andrew Nelson Erskine, who was a Texas Ranger under John Coffee "Jack" Hays at the age of 17, a surveyor in Seguin in 1846, and a CSA Officer killed at Antietam in 1862.
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Est. $150-200
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203       imageRegistry Department, Dallas, Texas, Sep 2, 1888. Partial strike of purple oval postmark on registered penalty cover from W.L. Cabell, U.S. Marshall of N.D. of Texas to W.S. Thomson, Abilene Tex. bearing 10¢ brown (209) just tied by manuscript cancel, purple "Ret'd to Writer" straightline and partial "Abilene, Tex, Oct 3, 1888" cds, original jury summons enclosure for the indictment of the famed Marlow Brothers of rustling and murder; cover reduced at right, Fine and scarce use associated with the famed Marlow Brothers, ex-Bleuler.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
204       imageSan Augustine, Tex. Apr 26. Bold strike of red cds and matching bold "PAID" handstamp with manuscript "3¢" rating to Nacogdoches, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Camina.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
205       image"Shelbyville, Tex / Jan 29. Two-line postmark with matching "10" rating handstamp on 1850 folded letter from the Pope correspondence to Spring Hill Tenn., Very Fine and choice, ex-Jarrett, Rightmire.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
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206       image(Virginia) Smithfield Va. "Mar 7". Clear strike of negative oval postmark with manuscript "Mar 7" dating and matching "Paid 12½" rating on 1837 folded letter, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Smithfield was the site of a tobacco warehouse as early as 1633 and is known for curing hams.
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Est. $200-300
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207       image(Washington) Teekalet, W.T., Dec 22, 1859. Clear strike of cds ties 10c green, type II (32), rich color on light buff cover to Gardner City Me., Very Fine and scarce Washington Territorial use.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
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208       image(West Virginia) Mount Carbon, Va. Mar 9. Cds with matching "Paid 3" in circle rating handstamp on orange buff cover to Middleway Va.; light staining, F.-V.F., a very rare Virginia town, unlisted in ASCC, Helbock rarity 9.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

This post office was open 1853-1859 only in Western Virginia.
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Est. $300-400
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209       image(West Virginia) Parkersburg, Va. "Decr 5". Clear brown stencil cds with manuscript date and matching "18¾" rating on 1834 folded letter to Harrisburg Pa.; file folds, a Very Fine strike of this scarce stencil postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
210       imageStampless Mail, 1813-1846. Group of 5 better folded letters including 1813 Marblehead Mass. "MHead" manuscript. postmark, 1840 Frederick Md. to Baltimore Md."Misdirected & forwarded" use to Hagerstown, 1845 New Haven Ct. fancy "Paid" scroll h.s. with manuscript. "2" circular rate, 1846 Londmeadow Ms. unusual blue pointing hand "Paid" handstamp, and 1815 Rutland Vt. free use with "Rutdand Vt." error cds (listing example in 1997 ASCC), Very Fine and interesting group.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
Military/War-Related Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
211       image(1900 Boxer Rebellion) Mil. PSta No 1. Tientsin, China, Feb 4 1901. Duplex cancels 2¢ pink entire to Germany, some wear and soiling, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
212       image(1900 Boxer Rebellion) Mil. Postal Sta No.1, China, Feb 27, 1901. Bold strike of duplex on 2¢ pink entire to San Francisco Cal., "Due "6" Cents" straightline handstamp with pencil "6" rating, 2¢ postage due strip of three (left partial from placement over edge), left cancelled by corks and, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
Forts
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
213       imageFt Abe Lincoln. Bold strike of circular postmark with matching target cancel on 3¢ green entire to Prof. O.C. Marsh, Yale College, New Haven Conn., docketed "G.B. Grinnell Aug 15th-74" at left, Very Fine and rare, ex-Beals.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

This cover was written by George B. Grinnell while on an expedition with Gen. Custer to the Black Hills where gold was discover. The addressee, O.C. Marsh was a famous paleontologist at Yale University, who is known for the so-called "Bone Wars". Marsh and his many fossil hunters were able to uncover about 500 new species of fossil animals, which were all named later by Marsh himself.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
214       imageFort Abercrombie, D.T. Aug 20. Cds with matching target cancel ties 3¢ dull red (65) on cover to Lt. J.B. Fay at Cincinnati Oh., forwarded to Musonville N.H. with blue "Cincinnati O., Aug 28" cds and matching "DUE 3cts." straightline, ms. "Ans Sept 1" docketing, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
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215       imageFort Assinaboine, M.t., Jul 28, 1880. Clear bold strike of cds duplexed with star canceling 3¢ green entire to Westchester Pa.; corner nick top left, otherwise Very Fine and choice strike, ex-Beals.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Fort Assiniboine was established in 1879 to prevent the return of Sitting Bull and the Sioux Indians from Canada. Note the early spelling of the fort.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
216       image(Fort Buchanan, Arizona) 1860 (Jun. 19) New York N.Y. to Fort Buchanan, Arizona, New Mexico Territory. Yellow cover endorsed "Overland Mail Via St. Louis" bearing 3¢ dull red (26), right guideline s.e., tied by "New-York, Jun 19, 1860" cds; minor stain at top, Fine and scarce use carried along the Butterfield Overland Mail route from St. Louis to Arizona.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
217       imageFort Fred Steele, Wyo, Apr 2, 1883. Bold strike of duplex with target cancel on 3¢ entire to New York City, in care of the Office of the Mexican Southern Railroad, U.S. Grant President, red ms. return address of Capt. W.J. Reed, U.S.A., Fort Fred Steel, Wyoming Ter." at left, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Mexican Southern Railroad was a passenger and freight railroad in Mexico. It was chartered in 1881 by a consortium of Mexican and American investors including former President Ulysses S. Grant. Construction delays plagued the company and by 1885, it was bankrupt.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
218       imageFort Keogh, Mar 30, 1881, Montana. Blue rectangular postmark duplexed with Indian Head fancy cancel on 3¢ green entire to Springfield Center N.Y.; original datelined letter accompanies concerning family matters, Very Fine and rare Montana Territory use, ex-Beals.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Fort Keogh was established in 1876 after the Battle of Little Big Horn as a base of operations against the Sioux Indians. The use of an Indian Head fancy cancel is quite appropriate.
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Est. $500-750
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219       imageFort Towson Oct 2nd 1837 (Indians - Chocktaw Nation). Dateline and manuscript "Paid 25" rating on folded letter from Fort Commandant, Frederick Vose, to his sister in Boston Mass., forwarded to Milton with red "Boston Nov 10" cds and red manuscript "6" rating, cross through of "Paid 25" rating and address, letter on personal matters including recent deaths in the family, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Alexander.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
220       imageFort Wingate, N.Mex., Mar 13, 1883. Bold strike of fancy Dyke type 3 cds and encircled star cancel on 3¢ green entire to Cincinnati Oh.; original datelined letter accompanies reading in part "…Mr. Frank Cushing, the anthropologist came over from Zuni two days go, and I made arrangements with him to buy the collection you desire. He said fifty dollars would buy a splendid collection including two blankets in the loom, - things necessary to show their work. I will go over myself the latter part of April & take charge the articles and ship them to your address. I only returned from Ft. Seeden a few weeks ago…" and "P.S. Mr Cushing said he would esteem it a great favor to assemble this collection for you - and I know he can do much better than anyone else, and the collection will be satisfactory to you.", Very Fine and interesting letter about buying Zuni Indian blankets from Cushing, ex-Dike, Beales.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was an American anthropologist famous for his study of Zuni Indian culture. Cushing was an expert on the process of making various Native American artifacts and a pioneer in anthropological study of a culture by living among its people.

Complete Images. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
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