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United States Postal History

California Illustrated & Advertising Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
561       imageCalifornia Illustrated Fair & Carnival Covers. Collection of 65 covers and a post card, mostly multicolored illustrations; nice array of towns represented including San Francisco with scarce 1902 "Woodmen of the World" Street Fair and Carnival and three 1899 I.O.O.F. Golden Jubilee Celebration (two similar in different colors), Oakland with 1903 Oakland Street Fair and Carnival showing large Fair view, Stockton Fair covers for 1897, 1899, 1900 & 1901, various 4th of July Celebrations including 1909 Grass Valley, 1913 Selma, 1909 Redwood City and 1896 Nevada City, and a host of others from town including Oroville, San Diego, Hayward, Sonora, Santa Rosa, San Bernardino, Healdsburg, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and much more, generally F.-V.F. with better, a wonderful and scarce group.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
562       imageCalifornia Midwinter Fair. Lovely brown exposition advertising design showing Bear, Palm Tree and City on cover bearing 5¢ Columbian (234) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Dec 1 '93" duplex on cover with orange address label to Germany, forwarded within Germany, reverse with New York (12.6) transit and Hamburg (12.18) arrival cds; some wear, otherwise Very Fine and attractive 1894 fair advertising.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
563       image1894 California Midwinter International Exposition Postcards (Megson GC10). A wonderful complete set of 9 used multicolor Exposition postcards showing various views of the Exposition, each bearing 1¢ Columbian (230) tied by "San Francisco, Cal." 1894 machine cancel to France, cards printed by Schmidt L & L Co., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL USED SET OF THE RARE 1894 CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER SCHMIDT POST CARDS. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
564       imageCalifornia Midwinter Fair. Lovely green illustrated exposition design showing Golden Gate Park Fair Grounds, California Bear and the Golden Gate on cover bearing 5¢ Columbian (234) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Feb 12 '94" duplex to Bedford, England, Very Fine and scarce expo design.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
565       imageCalifornia Midwinter International Exposition Covers. Of over 70 used covers and a used post card as well as several unused covers and letterhead; includes dozens of the Bear & Stagecoach Through Redwood Tree design showing the various corner card ads and frankings (indicias), with usages to Honolulu, H.I., Queensland, Switzerland and a registered usage to Germany, many other scarcer designs including the I.O.O.F. corner card, exposition building views, the "Office of San Joaquin County Midwinter Fair Commissioners" building illustrated, the "Alameda County Building & Exhibit" view, etc., couple legal size items and a scarce illustrated post card use, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
566       image"Meteor" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card. Black and blue ad design on enamel card stock (164x112mm) with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship under Nighttime Starry Sky showing Meteor, promoting the A 1 Extreme "Meteor" clipper ship is now rapidly loading at Pier 15 in New York, excellent condition with a few mount marks on reverse as usual, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $600 - 800.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "METEOR" COLEMAN'S CALIFORNIA LINE CLIPPER CARD. (Image1)
Est. $600-800
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
567   image"Orpheus" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card. Black and bronze ad and design on glazed enamel stock (103x165mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Orpheus Playing Lyre with Eurydice in foreground, card promoting "The Magnificent A 1 Extreme Clipper Ship"; hint of corner wear and minor enamel oxidation at edges, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
568 /o      imageSan Francisco 1906 Earthquake Picture Postcards. Group of 53 cards; includes 6 real photo cards, most various city views and many series cards, scenes including refugees, street car tracks torn and twisted, some cards from other cities, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
569       imageSan Francisco Festival & Exposition Covers. Mix of 7 covers and 55 postcards, 1909-15; covers all relating to the 1909 Portola Festival bearing three different multicolored designs some with variety, includes label usage, post cards with a array of designs for the 1909 Portola Festival (one being a "Free Pass"), 1910 Admission Day Festival and 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
570       imageSan Francisco Illustrated Map Covers, 1901-15. Group of six covers bearing allover map designs on reverse, two S.F. area maps and others showing downtown street maps, companies include Fulton Iron Work (two similar), Fulton Engineering & Ship Building Works, Cribben & Sexton Co., Rudgear-Merle Co. and Hale's California Stores, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
571       imageSan Francisco Liquor Illustrated Covers. Group of 34 covers and cards; some multicolored designs with 1915 Pabst Blue Ribbon showing Beer, Oysters & Blue Ribbon, 1901-04 Gunningham Whiskey showing American Flag in Shield Logo, others include 1884 J. Gundlach & Co. California Wines and Brandies, 1909 Yosemite Lager, 1913-15 Old Kirk Whiskey, also three Rainier cards with one showing "Magic Moving Pictures" showing women drinking beer, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
572       imageSan Francisco View & Poppy Illustrated Covers, 1903-05. Matching set of three covers with different views; views including "City Hall", "Golden Gate" and "Mission Dolores", one with matching enclosure showing an additional three views; each frank with 2¢ two with machine cancel and one with R.P.O. duplex, Very Fine, a lovely trio.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
573       imageTournament of Roses, Pasadena Covers. Group of 20 covers and 42 post cards, 1898-1915; covers with a nice array of years and designs on including some corner card variety, and post cards including promotional and five real-photo views, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
574       imageLos Angeles, Cal. Advertising Covers, 1860-1910's. Approximately 260 covers mostly illustrated from the 1880-1910's period; 19th century including 1887 Washington Garden Ostrich Farm ad, an array of hotel ad mostly illustrated including various Natick House ads, 10¢ Trans-Miss registered, 20th century including wagon illustrated, special delivery and registered, 10¢ Trans-Miss registered, etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
California Postal History - Alpine to Kern County
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
575       image(Alpine) Silver Mountain, Cal. Dec 3. Bold double-circle datestamp with matching cork cancels on 2¢ black (73) pair and 10¢ green (68) strip of four and two singles, on 1868 reduced legal-size yellow cover front to London, England, red New York, Paid All, Dec 13" exchange cds and London Paid (12.29.68) arrival cds, original tissue paper letter accompanies; small flaws, Fine and striking use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
576       image(Butte) Forbestown, Cal. Sep 12. Red cds on circa 1859 yellow cover bearing 5¢ brown (29) horizontal pair, trimmed perfs at top, tied by smudged manuscript cancel to Groton Mass., endorsed "Overland Via Los Angeles" at left; minor edge wear, otherwise Very Fine and scarce 5¢ 1857 Issue use from California.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
577     15 image(Calaveras) Pleasant Springs, Cal., Oct 2. Cds (CAL-2200) on cover to Bradford, Me., franked with ample margin 1851, 10¢ green, type III canceled be manuscript, with original contents datelined 1857, Very Fine, the only known example of Pleasant Springs first type postmark, ex-Polland and Tatham.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $300 - 400.

This cover realized $850 hammer in our 2009 Westpex sale.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
578       image(Calaveras) Railroad Flat, Cal., May 11th 1857. Neat manuscript postmark (CAL-2240, R5) with pen cancel on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Sacramento, with original enclosure; upper right corner nick, otherwise Very Fine, the only first period usage recorded.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
579       image(Kern) Delano, Cal., March 28. Blue manuscript postmark (KER-1030) tying 3¢ Banknote on cover to Vineyard Haven, Mass., 1876 docketing on reverse, Very Fine, very scarce, with known usages between March 28 and June 18 of 1876.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
580     65 image(Kern) Keysville, Cal., Sept 1st, 1866. Manuscript postmark (Williams "no postmarks recorded") on cover to Masonville, W.V., franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 3¢ rose; stamp flaws and cover wear, Fine, the only known Keysville postmark during the Kern county period.
Scott No. 65; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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