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United States Postal History continued...

Forts continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
221       imageFort Wrangle Alas. Apr 2. Readable strike of cds on on cover bearing 3c green (158) horizontal pair tied by four-ring target cancel on cover to Oswego N.Y.; small opening tears at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare use, ex-Beals.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

After the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, Alaska was administered by the U.S. Army. Due to sparse population, it was not organized as a territory until 1918. Variously spelled Wrangel, Wrangle or Wrangell, this small fort did not have a post office until 1871.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
222       image(Mexican-American War, 1846-1848) "Consulate of the US, Vera Cruz 12 Dec 1845". Dateline on blue folded letter from U.S. Consul F.M. Diamond to Lt. Gov of R.I. Byron Diman at Providence, carried by private ship to New York, entered mails with bold red "New-York, Ship 7 cts, Jan 8" integral ship cds, interesting content reads, "…Our minister reached the city safe without being robbed. I have every reason to believe that our affairs with Mexico will be amicably settled…", Very Fine, This was sent 5 months prior to the Mexican-American War breaking out.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
223       image(Naval) "U.S. Ship Lancaster, Acapulco Bay, Apr. 17th/65". Dateline on enclosed letter, cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), s.e. at right, tied by "N. York Steamship" circular postmark without date and matching "Due 7" handstamp to Union Springs N.Y., letter describes voyage from Panama and the beautiful Acapulco Bay with mountains all around, Fine and scarce inbound Navy use from Mexico.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
224       image(Pearl Harbor) Honokaa, Hawaii, Dec 7, 11 AM, 1941. Duplex ties 3¢ For Defense (901) on cover to Maywood Ill., censor tape at right tied by "Released By I.C.B. 239" handstamp, original Season's Greeting card enclosure reading "I wish you had come to Hawaii when you planned. I really wouldn't advise any one to come now, I shall hope for a visit from you when the war is over. I'm not afraid to be here but I'd hate an ocean voyage if war really comes…", Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE USE FROM HAWAII POSTMARKED DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR BY THE JAPANESE. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Spanish-American War
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
225       image1898 Incoming Soldier's Letter. Purple "Soldier's Letter, Without postage charge address / Chaplain" handstamp, entered mails with "Washington, D.C. Jul 18 '98" machine cancel on Army Christian Commission patriotic envelope to Bloomington Ind. "Due 2" handstamp and pencil cancelled 2¢ postage due vertical pair affixed, 1898 1/8 proprietary battleship issue affixed in return address portion, Jul. 20th receiving backstamp; small faults, Fine, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
226       imageMil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Islands, Manila, May 22, 1899. Complete strike of duplex postmark ties 5¢ Trans-Mississippi (288) on cover to Maynard Mass., Jul. 18th arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
227       imageWar Department, Headquarters Army in the Field, Office of Chief Quartermaster, Official Business. Printed corner card and penalty clause cover bearing Cuba, 2½p on 2¢ carmine (223) tied by "Correos, Habana" cds to Washington D.C., reverse with Apr. 14th 1899 arrival machine, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
228       imageSpanish American War Correspondence and later, 1898-1940s. Original correspondence of several hundred covers in carton from Lt. Col. Baird back home and later correspondence, better includes 1898-1901 Spanish American war related mail from Philippines, includes better usages like 1899 "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Phil.Isl'd" use of folded 20 U.S. Cartridge Co.45 caliber shell box datelined on inside "In the Field, Feb 10 '99" to his mother in San Francisco, Capuchines Convent flag patriotic cover with #279B tied by Mil. Sta. No. 1 Philippines duplex, purple "US. Mil. Sta. No. 2 S.F., Cal / Cavite, P.I. Dec 19. 98" two-line postmark ties #279B to San Francisco, "Mil. P Sta. No. 5, Bacolod, P.I., Jul 14, 1899" duplex on 2¢ green entire to San Francisco, several soldier letter's with censor handstamps, numerous usages with the Manila military station duplexes, etc., few Hawaii and foreign usages while on leave, later includes some WWI censors, etc.; mixed condition as usual with intact correspondences, F.-V.F., wonderful correspondence offered to auction for first time.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
Railroad Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
229       imageDetroit "Rail Road, Way". Clear strike of oval handstamp on yellow H.B. Shaw correspondence cover to Alfred Me. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by "Detroit Mich. Dec 13" duplex with quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and rare marking.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A REMARKABLE USE OF THE FANCY DETROIT "RAIL ROAD WAY" OVAL ON AN 1869 ISSUE COVER.

This "Rail Road Way" oval handstamp of Detroit was applied on mail handled by the Grand Trunk Rail Road.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
230     88-B-7 imageHousatonic R.R., Dec 30. Brownish green cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), extra large to slightly in margins, on 1853 folded letter datelined "Lee, Dec 30 1853" to So. Lee Mass., Very Fine, Rarity VII, ex-Duckworth.
Towle No. 88-B-7; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
231     87-A-1 imageNaugatuck R.R., Oct 2. Red-orange cds with matching "Paid" handstamp at center and criss-cross strikes cancel 5¢ red brown (1), beautiful shade, large margins to touched, on orange buff cover endorsed "North Amherst Post Office" to Sunderland Mass., Very Fine and rare.
Towle No. 87-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVERS WITH THIS NAUGATUCK R.R. ROUTE AGENT CDS. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
232     114-B-7 image"Rail Road". Red two-line postmark over pencil "Utica" and with manuscript "18¾" rating on folded letter datelined "Holland Patent Sept. 11th 1839" to Buffalo N.Y., some separation and light staining at bottom, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 114-B-7; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
233       imageRailroad Covers. Group of 7 including "Alby. & Buffalo R.R." red 114-D-3 cds ties 5¢ red brown #1 on cover; "Baltimore Rail Road" blue 239-D-1 cds on cover with 5¢ red #1 to Rock Run Md.; "Richmond Rail Road" blue and red cds covers, "Madison & Indnpls R.R." red cds on cover with 3¢ #10; etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
234       imageWashington Railroad. Four in different colors of blue, red, greenish-blue and olive green, 1849 folded letter with blue Aug. 11 cds with "10" rating handstamp to Webster Ma., 1844 folded letter with red Sep. 11 cds and ms. rating to Philadelphia Pa., 1841 folded cover with Nov. 18 cds and ms. rating to New York N.Y., and 1841 free franked folded letter to Providence R.I., F.-V.F. in four differing colors, ex-Turner. Towle No. 239-X-1.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Waterway Agent Markings
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
235       imagePacific Mail S.S. "Carolina". Manuscript "pr Steamer Carolina via New York to England" endorsement and red "San Francisco Cal., 15 Aug" cds on 1850 gray folded cover to London, England, carried as endorsed by Pacific Mail S.S. Carolina from San Francisco to Panama arriving Sep. 4th, then by U.S. Mail S.S. Falcon from Chagres Sep. 12th to Havana, then U.S. Mail S.S. Ohio departing Sep. 18th to New York arriving Sep. 22nd, then carried transatlantic by Cunard Line Asia from New York Sep. 25th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 5th, this leg set a record crossing of 10 days 7 hours, reverse with Liverpool (10.6) and red London (10.7) arrival cds, manuscript "2/5½" 2s5d (59¢) rating, Very Fine and scarce use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
236       imageS.S. "China" * P.M.S.S. Co., S.H. Brickweder, Jr. Purser, Aug 15, 1896. Purple double-oval backstamp on cover bearing Japan 5s blue tied by red Japanese cds on cover to E.R. Ackerman, New York N.Y., reverse with Yokohama (8.17) cds and New York (9.8) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
237       imagePacific Mail S.S. "City of Sydney.". Purple straightline on cover bearing 5¢ brown (205) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Sep 23 '85" duplex to Honolulu H.I., carried by City of Sydney from San Francisco Sep. 25th to Honolulu arriving Oct. 3rd, Honolulu (10.3) arrival backstamp; docketing at left, F.-V.F. and scarce directional handstamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
238       imageP.M.S.S. Co. * S.S. Colon * E.B. McManus, Jan 26, 1894. Purple oval handstamp ties Mexico 2c numeral on 3c postal card to Acajutla, Mexico, purple Colima (1.25) merchant oval, black "Per Pacific Mail Str." straightline; horizontal card crease, Fine and scarce P.M.S.S. marking.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
239       imagePacific Mail S.S. "J.L. Stephens". Manuscript "Pr Steamer J.L. Stephens. September 1st/54" endorsement on 1854 orange cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair tied by "San Francisco Cal., Sep 1" cds to Sackets Harbor N.Y., Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
240       imagePacific Mail S.S. Co. S.S. Korea, Dec 8, 1905. Strikes of blue double-circle datestamp on front and back of 1906 post card bearing Japan 4s tied by purple "Yokohama, Japan, 8.12.06" cds to Denver Col., Dec. 26th arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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