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United States Postal History continued...

California Postal History - Monterey to Yuba County continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
641       image(Tulare) Keysville, Apl 6th. Manuscript postmark (TUL-1460) on cover to Manorville, N.Y., franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 10¢ green; cover slightly reduced at left and slight soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
642       image(Yuba) Emerys xing, April 16th /57. Manuscript postmark (YUB-570, R5) and matching "Paid 10¢" rating cover to Fairplay Wisc., with original lengthy enclosure datelined "Emery Crossing March 31st 1857" with some interesting content including the failure of Adams & Co., Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice example of this rare postmark.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Emery's Crossing post office was open from Jun. 2nd 1855 to July 15th 1858 with only manuscript postmarks of "Emerys xing" and "Emery's Crossing" known from Feb. 2nd 1856 to Sep. 16th 1857.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
California Town & County Postmarks
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
643       image(Town & County) Amargo, Los Angeles Co., Cal., Jun 6, 1882 (Los Angeles). Bold serrated oval date stamp (LOS-250, R6) with matching target handstamp canceling on 1874, 3¢ green corner card entire to Concord, Mass., a Very Fine and choice strike, this being the only recorded postmark from Amargo.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Amargo post office was located on the Las Virgenes Ranch, seven miles east of Newbury Park.
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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
644       image(Town & County) Dobbins Ranch, Yuba Co. Cal., 24 Jany (Yuba). Manuscript T&C postmark (YUB-510, R5) on ca. 1853 cover to Ansonia, Conn., with manuscript "Paid 6" rate; some cover wrinkling, F.-V.F., extremely rare with only a couple recorded.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

We offered another example of the YUB-510 postmark in Sale 33 Lot 1218 that realized $920.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
645       image(Town & County) Firebaugh, Fresno Co. Cal., May 9 (Fresno). Clear small type cds (FRE-1400, R5) on embossed monogram ca. 1876 cover to Lodi, franked with 3¢ Banknote canceled by target handstamp; small cover edge nick and stamp flaws, F.-V.F., the only recorded example of Firebaugh's first postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
646       image(Town & County) Gasquet, Del Norte Co., Cal., Jun 30, 1884 (Del Norte). Bold oval serrated date stamp (DEL-210) on manuscript canceled 1883, 2¢ red entire to Santa Barbara; slight reduction at right, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded example of the first Gasquet postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Named for Horace Gasquet, who settled here in the 1850's. He was the first postmaster and operated a stage coach stop.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
647       image(Town & County) Murphys, Calaveras Co. Cal., Feb 13, 1894 (Calaveras). Purple cds and grid duplex (CAL-1980) canceling on 2¢ Columbian entire to New York, with second cover bearing similar "Murphy, Calaveras Co. Cal., Feb 5, 1895" cds and grid duplex (CAL-1990) with "S" dropped from "Murphys", tying 2¢ Bureau on corner card cover to Coulterville, returned to sender with numerous transit backstamps, a Very Fine duo, both scarce short-lived postmarks and both the latest recorded.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
648       image(Town & County) Osgood, San Diego Co., Cal., Oct 29, 1884 (San Diego). Purple cds (SAN-3980, R4) with matching segmented grid handstamp canceling on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to San Diego, Very Fine, this being one of two known examples of the Osgood townmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
649     210 image(Town & County) Perris, San Diego Co., Cal., 7/1 (San Diego). Purple straight line postmark (SAN-4300) on ca. 1886 cover to Madera, franked with manuscript canceled 1883, 2¢ red brown; cover slightly reduced at right and light stain at top affecting postmark, F.-V.F., this is the only recorded strike of Perris's first postmark.
Scott No. 210; Estimate $150 - 200.

Named for Fred T. Perris, chief engineer of the California Southern Railroad.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
650       image(Town & County) Quartsburg, Mariposa Co., Cal., Nov 26, 1851 (Mariposa). Manuscript postmark (MAR-1970) on buff cover to Bangor, Me., additional "10" rating at right; light edge wear and small central erosion hole, still Very Fine, the earliest known postmark from Quartsburg.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The Quartsburg post office officially opened on October 7, 1851 although it already was in operation during the middle of that year. This postmark from a little over a month after the official opening is the earliest by far, with Williams recording a February 1853 manuscript postmark as the earliest.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
651       image(Town & County) Walker's Landing, Sacramento Co. Cal., Jan 14 (sic), 1877 (Sacramento). Two strikes of small blue cds (SAC-3470, R5) with one canceling on 1874, 3¢ green entire to San Francisco, Wells, Fargo & Co. frank at top, Very Fine, very rare with one other example recorded in Williams.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
652     210 image(Town & Postmaster) Clements, Cal., W.R. Christy, P.M., Jan 7, 1887 (San Joaquin). Choice strike of cds (SAJ-590) on cover to to freight agent in San Andreas, franked with 1883, 2¢ red brown tied by matching grid handstamp, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, a choice strike of this very short-lived postmark.
Scott No. 210; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
653       imageTown & County/Postmaster Postmark Balance Collection. Of 380 covers arranged alpha by town in four cover albums, much of which carefully selected for strong well stuck postmarks; among the better and choice strikes includes 1888 Acampo serrated oval (SAJ-30, R4), 1887-88 Alila oval (TUL-30, R4) in black and purple, 1884 Anderson cds and star duplex (SHA-40, listing example), 1886 Aptos oval (SCR-30) and 1887 cds (SCR-40, both R4), 1883 Bennettville (MON-20, R4), 1885 Berryvale straight line (SIS-180, only listed example), 1888 Bachelor cds (LAK-140, R4), 1895 Bidwell's Bar cds (BUT-290, only listed example), 1880 Biggs Station cds (BUT-430, only listed example), 1893 Copley cds (SHA-1120, R4), 1899 Daices manuscript (LOS-2140, only listed example), 1880 Davisville oval in red (YOL-670, R4) earliest recorded, 1888 Donner cds and "D" in star in circle duplex (PLA-1270, R4), 1890 Elk oval date stamp (MEN-1100, R4), and so much more, Very Fine overall, with many choice and gem strikes, one of the finest collection of these postmarks ever assembled.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
California County Postmark Collections
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
654       imageAlameda County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 244 covers and post cards evenly distributed in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 12 real-photo post cards including "Riverside Hotel, Alvarado, Cal.", "First St. Livermore, California" and "Looking South on Main Street - Mission San Jose, Cal.", covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including Mission San Jose illegal (and accepted) use of revenue as postage, multicolored Alameda The "Isle City" allover illustrated cover, many registered and some foreign destinations, use to Hawaiian Islands, Berkeley with Portal Festival label on card, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
655       imageBay Area Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Consisting of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo & Solano counties; of approximately 326 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 46 real-photo post cards with views including Angel Island, Benicia, Cement, Dixon, "Camp Fairmount, La Honda, Cal.", Lagunitas, Mill Valley, Novato, Presidio, "Water Front, Redwood, Cal.", Ross, Sausalito, Vacaville, various Vallejo, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including a few registered, ads including South San Francisco map ad, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $600 - 800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $600-800
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
656       imageButte & Plumas County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 172 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 50 real-photo post cards including views of Biggs, Hotel Blairston scene, Chester, Genesee, Greenville, Gridley, Hammonton, an array of Oroville views, Orloff, Paradise, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period, ads with Gridley multicolored fruit ad, similar Oroville, Chico multicolor July 4th Celebration, generally Very Fine, Plumas county was created in 1854 from Butte county area.
Estimate; $600 - 800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $600-800
SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
657       imageCalaveras & Amador County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 96 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 28 real-photo post cards including views of Amador City, Big Trees, Jackson, Jenny Lind, Mammoth, Pine Grove, Plymouth, San Andreas showing post office, Sutter Creek, Valley Springs, Volcano, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1902 Dorrington manuscript, ads with 1902 Calaveras Fair, etc., generally Very Fine, Amador county was created in 1854 from the Calaveras county area.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
658       imageCalifornia Cover & Post Card Balance, 1900-1910's. Consisting of Del Norte, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Modoc, Mono, Sacramento, Sutter, Sierra, Tehama and Yolo counties; of approximately 386 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 87 real-photo post cards with views including Adin, Alleghany, Armon, Big Pine, Bieber, Bishop, Bodie, Bridgeport, Chowchilla, Corcoran, Crescent City, Downieville, Fort Bidwell, Galt, Isleton, Janesville, "Klamath Hot Springs", Lemoore, Live Oak, Loyalton, Madera, Milford, Sequa, Sierra City, Smith River, Sutter, Susanville, Yuba City, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1901 Klamath registered, ads including many illustrated including multicolored with Sacramento Street Fair and Northern California Citrus Fair, generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
659       imageColusa & Glenn County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 84 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 27 real-photo post cards including views of Arbuckle, Colusa, Elk Creek, Germantown, Maxwell, Norman, Orland, Wilbur Springs, Williams, Willow, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with Arbuckle straight line on card, few nice ads from Colusa, etc., generally Very Fine, Glen county was created in 1891 from the Colusa county area.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
660       imageContra Costa County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 102 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 15 real-photo post cards including views of Alamo, "Harbor Scene, Antioch", "Street Scene, Byron, Cal.", Lafayette, "Street Scene, Pittsburgh, Cal.", various Martinez views, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with Crockett #F1 use, few illustrated ads and registered, generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction

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