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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - New Mexico to Pennsylvania continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
121       image"San Jose N.M., June 5 1878". Manuscript type 1 postmark on 3¢ green entire to Chester Vt., enclosed letter datelined "San Jose, New Mexico Terr. June 1878" by William Steele to his mother mentions of his travel plans in the territory and where to direct his mail; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, One of only 3 Recorded Manuscript Type 1 Postmarks. Todsen R8.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
122       imageSanta Fe, N.M., Feb 4. Discernible cds on cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26), corner nick, canceled grid cancel to Anamosa Iowa, original four-page enclosure from miner at Ortiz Mine at Old Placers datelined "Pleseir, Jan. 25, 1861" mentioning being in the mountains during the harsh winter…the Indians are comiting considerable depridations hear but I think with the proper precausion thear will be but little danger. Thear was a man hear some 10 days since. He was murdered about 25 m. from haer. He had not any money when he left. Somle think the Mexicans murdered him becose he did not pay his bill. They taken his clothes off him. I regreted after I heard of his death I had not gave him money. Had he been a sober man I should have done it, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
123       imageSante Fe, N.M. Oct 24 '64. Double-circle datestamp with matching four-ring target cancel over red "Canada / Paid 10 Ct" two-line exchange credit, matching "Due" and "3" forwarding rating on 1864 orange cover from Canada with red "St. Catherines, C.E., SP 14" cds to Sante Fee N.M. and forwarded to Augusta Ills., endorsed "Via St. Louis Mo.", reverse with "Suspension Bridge, N.Y., Sep 15" transit cds; top edge nick, F.-V.F. and scarce incoming Canada forwarded use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
124       imageSante Fe N. Mex Jul 17. Bold 33mm cds with matching "FREE"rating handstamp crossed out and rerated "5" cents due on buff cover addressed to Hon. Ross Wilkins, M.C., Detroit Mich; cover with overall toning and a few minor flaws, Fine and very scarce, ASCC lists the EKU for this marking as Jul 17, 1853.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Wilkins was a Federal Judge and not a Member of Congress and as such was not entitled to receive mail free.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
125       image"Socorro, N.M., Feb 6". Manuscript postmark on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by matching ms., to Hannibalville N.Y.; cover staining, Fine and rare, Todsen R8.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
126       image(New York) New York, N.Y. to Providence R.I., 1816 (Mar. 30). Datelined folded letter with red "New-York, Mar 30" cds and red manuscript "51" rating (double the 17¢ rate for 150-300 miles plus 50% surcharge), Very Fine and scarce use on the last day of the War rates.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
127       image(New York) Westfield N.Y., Jun 16. Sharp strike of blue cds with matching "Paid 3" rating handstamp on orange cover to Hillsdale Mich. prepaid with coin showing clear impression, advertised with blue "Jul" and due "1" circled handstamp, Very Fine and interesting use, ex-Mayer, Hahn.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
128       imageNew York, Jan 4. Clamshell postmark and large red manuscript. "10" rating on Dec. 31st 1801 folded letter to Bordentown N.J., forwarded with perfect bold strike of "Tren. N.J, Jan 12" First Federal cds and red manuscript. "forwd 8" rating totaled to "18" cents due, interesting letter content with congratulations to Burgess Allison for resuming his school post, the sender Charles Gobert's brother-in-law is back from Guadeloupe leaving for China soon as supercargo, etc., Extremely Fine and choice forwarded use.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The addressee, Burgess Allison (1753-1827) was a native of Bordentown, N.J. and studied at Rhode Island College. He became pastor of a Baptist congregation and founder of a classical boarding school in his hometown. After he retired from his school in 1796, he devoted his energies to invention and the improvement of machines, among them the polygraph, physiognotrace, and paper ruling machine. John Isaac Hawkins shared with Allison a passion for scientific experiment and together they patented an improved method for making paper from cornstalks. When his financial resources plummeted, Allison resumed his Bordentown boarding school post in October 1801 and accepted the local pulpit. This letter congratulates.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
129       image(Ohio) Columbus, Ohio, Jan "9". Black 25mm circle of 17 torches postmark, with manuscript day and matching "10" cent rating on 1817 folded letter to Urbana Oh., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS FANCY COLUMBUS STAMPLESS POSTMARK WITH 17 TORCHES SIGNIFYING OHIO'S ADMITTANCE AS THE 17TH STATE.

This postmark was recorded in black ink from January to September 1817, and red from Oct. 28 to Dec. 28, 1817. Ohio was the 17th State in the Union.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
130       image(Oregon) Astoria, Ogn. Oct 8. Cds (Whittlesey #2, R A) on 10¢ green (U15) Nesbitt entire to a Cadet at "U.S. Military Academy at West Point", docketed "1857" and "By the Overland Mail, I Guess"; reduced at left, Very Fine, ex-Mader.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
131       image(Pennsylvania) Mauch Chunk Penn. June 15, 1826. Clear strike of brown datestamp with day in manuscript and matching manuscript "Free" rating on 1826 folded letter to the Postmaster at New Hope Pa., Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
132       image(Pennsylvania) Philadelphia Pa. to Providence R.I., 1768 (Sep. 6). Folded cover from the Browne correspondence with clear strike of red "PHILA / DELPHIA" two-line handstamp on reverse with "6 / SE" Franklin mark, red manuscript "4" dwt rating, inside docketed "Letter from Isaac Hazlehurst, Septr. 6th 1768, Phild.", F.-V.F., with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Rhode Island
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
133       imageBain's Telegraph, Merchants' Line, Providence. Red printed light buff envelope with "Merchant's Line Telegraph, 23 Canal St., Providence" red on orange label flap seal, docketed as received "Nov. 21/50" at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
134       image"B I Works, R.I. July 15" (Brand Iron Works). Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 3" rating on lady's embossed cover to Anthony R.I., Very Fine and scarce postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
135       imageBristol, R.I., 1709/10 (Jan. 10). Letter "To the most worthy and honoured Judge - Byfield - in Bristol present" concerning a women abandoned by a man after marriage, who says if taken to court "he would kill that person that comes to take him", lovely handwriting, toned; second folded cover docketed 1719 and addressed "To Major Brinton, Clerk of the Inferior Cort at Bristol", Fine, an early pair of covers to Bristol.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
136       image"Fort Wolcott, Newport R.I., 5th April 1824". Dateline on folded letter with greenish blue "Newport, Rhode Island, Apr. 7" oval handstamp and manuscript "Free" rating to the Quartermaster General at Washington D.C., endorsed "On Public Service", contents regarding supplies for the garrison; some splitting and toning along file fold, ex-Thompson.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
137       image"Fruit Hill, R.I., Apr. 11". Manuscript postmark with matching "5" rating on 1849 gray folded letter to Providence R.I.; tiny edge tear, Very Fine and rare town, S/R 9.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
138       imageGreenville, R.I. Two different straightlines on circa 1846 folded letters from Smithfield R.I. to Wisconsin Terr., first with "Greenville, R. I (comma after town and period after R of R.I.) with ms. "Augst 9" dating and matching "10" rating; second with "Greenville R, I" (only comma after R of R.I.) with ms. "Feby 3" dating and matching "Paid 10" rating; some staining on latter, F.-V.F. and scarce pair.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
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139       image"Little Rest R.I., May 5". Manuscript postmark with "12½" cents rating on part folded letter to Scituate Mass.; light toning, Fine and rare town, Rarity S/R 9.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
140       imageNewport R.I., 1772 (Dec. 11) to Queen Anns County Md. via Philadelphia. Datelined folded letter entered mails with red "Phila / Delphia" two-line postmark and red "24 DE" Franklin mark on reverse, red manuscript "WAY" and "2 16" rating for 2dwt 16gr, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE PHILADELPHIA COLONIAL WAY LETTER FROM NEWPORT R.I. TO QUEEN ANNS COUNTY MD. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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