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United States Postal History continued...

California County Postmark Collections continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
681       imageSiskiyou County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 180 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 64 real-photo post cards including numerous Dusmuir views including train depot, "Fort Jones, Cal." birds eye view as well as other similar views from Callahan, Dunsmuir, Etna Mills, Greenview, Hornbrook, etc., "Busy Day in Sawyers Bar" showing various horse drawn wagons, nice showing of Shasta Springs cards, covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including 1903 Gazelle manuscript postmark, ad covers including 1916 Yreka corner card cover with Siskiyou County Map, generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
682       imageSonoma County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 500 covers and post cards (mostly post cards) in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being well over 100 real-photo post cards including "Dance Hall and Theatre, Boyles, Cal.", "Boyes Springs, Valley Vol. Fire Dept." showing early fire trucks, "Cloverdale" showing two-horse buggy in front of Post Office, "Russian Chapel, Built in 1811, Fort Ross, Calif.", "Post Office, Glen Ellen, Cal.", "Lake View No. 1, Maricopa, Cal." showing oil spewing out of oil derrick, Santa Rosa with two "Rose Carnival, 1915" cards showing parade cars adorned with roses, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including 1911 Boyces Springs straight line, 1900 Kenwood special delivery cover with stamps tied by straight line postmark, 1901 Petaluma straight line tying stamps on registered cover, illustrated ads including multicolored two slightly different Cloverdale Citrus Fair ads, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
683       imageTrinity & Humboldt County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 218 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks (mostly Humboldt); post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 70 real-photo post cards including views of Alderpoint, Alton, Arcata, Big Bar, "Hotel Blocksburg", Blue Lake, Bridgeville, "Carlotta Hotel", Dedrick, Eureka including IOOF parade, Ferndale, "Hotel Fort Seward", Fortuna, Garberville, Korbel, Loleta, Orleans, gas station at Pepperwood, Scotia, Weaverville, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1909 Blocksburg registered, 1913 Mt. Wilson manuscript postmark on card, ads with multicolored 1903 Weaverville Admission Day Celebration, etc., generally Very Fine, Humboldt county was created in the 1853 from the Trinity county area.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
684       imageTuolumne & Stanislaus County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 142 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 37 real-photo post cards including views of Ceres, Columbia, Crows Landing, Hughson, Jacksonville, Jamestown, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Sonora, Tuolumne, Turlock, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1911 Modesto manuscript on card, 1900 Chinese Camp straight line, etc., generally Very Fine, Stanislaus county was created in 1854 from the Tuolumne county area.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
685       imageYuba & Nevada County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's. Of approximately 114 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 20 real-photo post cards including views of Camptonville, Grandville, Grass Valley, Moore's Flat, Nevada City, North San Juan, Rough and Ready, Smartsville, Truckee, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period, few nice ads including Nevada City July 4th celebration, generally Very Fine, Nevada county was created in 1851 from the Yuba county area.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
California Balance Collections
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
686     11 imageCalifornia Better Townmark Balance. Of 47 covers, with many very rare to unique items throughout; includes eight Amador county usages including 1862 Ione Valley manuscript (AMA-510, 3 recorded in the short second period), unlisted 1860's Ione (Valley) cds (probably unique), 1855 Jackson cds (CAL-1280, unlisted for Amador) to Switzerland, 1870's manuscript Plymouth (AMA-1110, R5), two 1850's Sutter Creek manuscript (AMA-1330, R5), Butte county with 1860's Magalia manuscript (BUT-2510, only known first period postmark), Calaveras county with 1850's Ione Valley (CAL-1250, only known example and unique Calaveras county usage) and other rarity 5 postmarks including two different Jackson date stamps, El Dorado county with rare Yeomet manuscript (ELD-4120, R5), Fresno county with unlisted Kingston manuscript, Monterey with unlisted 1898 Spreckels fancy serrated cds (likely unique), Riverside with possibly the only Radec postmark (Williams "no postmarks recorded"), other townmarks from San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, etc., also includes 70 Shasta County postal money order advices from 1897-1924, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11; Estimate $2,500 - 3,500. (Image1)
Est. $2,500-3,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
687       imageKern County Balance. Of approximately 50 covers and a few cards; includes a nice section of various Bakersfield postmarks and includes illustrated ads, Tejon Ranch corner card, registered, etc., couple Caliente manuscripts and first handstamp postmark (KER-810, R4), scarce Jewetta cds, Mohave straight line (KER-2740, R4), rare Tehachipa manuscript (KER-4120, two known), etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
688       imageLos Angeles County Balance. Well in excess of 300 covers and cards arranged in 7 cover albums; with highlights including two Arcadia first type cds (LOS-300, R4) including one on illustrated hotel cover, two Compton manuscripts (LOS-1800, R4), Daices cds (LOS-2130, R4), 1880 Downey T&C (LOS-2240, R4), 1890 Elizabeth Lake (LOS-2670, R4), El Modena manuscript postmark (LOS-2750, R5), 1877 El Monte box date stamp (LOS-2760, R4), Fulton Wells first type cds (LOS-3240, R4), Lamanda Park cds and star duplex (LOS-4650, R4) in red, purple and black, Lancaster cds and Maltese cross duplex (LOS-4720, R4), Mason cds and star duplex (LOS-9530, R4), McPherson T&C oval (LOS-9590), 1876 Pasadena manuscript (LOS-11030, R4), Pomona manuscript (LOS-11700, R4) and later straight line (LOS-11730, R4), 1875 San Gabriel manuscript (LOS-12830, R4), two San Pedro first type cds (LOS-13010, R6), Santa Monica manuscript (LOS-13540, R4), Sierra Madre T&C oval (LOS-14120, R4), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
689       imageLos Angeles Town Balance. Of over 260 19th century covers and cards; with highlights including two 1850's manuscript postmark usages (LOS-5660, R7) faulty but rare, first type cds in black and blue (LOS-5670, R5) including stampless usages with various rates and tying 1851 10¢ issues on cover, an array of second type balloon cds (LOS-5680) usages including 1857 & 1861 1¢+3¢ combinations, 1857 & 1861 10¢ usages, 1863 5¢ multiple usages including to Canada, later usages including 12¢ solo usage to England, stationary entire usages, nice array of Banknote era usages including to Italy, registered, auxiliary marking including "Advertised/Unclaimed", and a host of 1890's usages with various registered, few La Fiesta carnival covers, Mid-Winter Expo, Spanish-American War patriotics, etc.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
690       imageLos Angeles, Cal. Incoming Covers. Group of 35 covers and 27 cards (mostly post cards), mostly 1900-10's; covers including usages from Romania (registered), British Guiana & Uruguay (with U.S. dues), Portugal (registered), New Zealand registered, Orange River Colony, Trassvaal & Gold Coast registered, A.E.F. Siberia cover, etc., cards with many other exotic usages, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
691 /o      imageSan Francisco Post Card Collection. Of over 200 cards; nice array of views including 19 better real-photo cards with "Crissy Field - Presidio of San Francisco", "Post Office 7th and Mission Sts", "Market St. - Before the Fire", "Masonic Temple", Parapet, "Sutro Heights", "Along the Docks", "Latham in his flight over San Francisco", etc., other cards including Portola Festival, view of Golden Gate Ave. showing Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Pan-Pac Expo., etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
692       imageTulare County Balance. Of approximately 300 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including choice 1887 Churchhill cds (TUL-370, R4), unrecorded 1886 Cramer manuscript on registered cover, short-lived 1886 Cramer cds (TUL-390), 1872 Portersville manuscript (TUL-2200, R4), 1877 Joneso manuscript (TUL-1390, R4), 1887 Popular first type cds and fancy star in star duplex (TUL-2160, R4), blue 1880's Grangeville T&C cds (TUL-1200, R4), unusual 1888 Grand View T&C cds (TUL-1180, R4) as the name changed to Traver in 1884 (provisional use?), unlisted 1877 Hunsaker manuscript (one of two known), 1886 Travler T&C cds (TUL-3020, R4), 1882 Three Rivers cds (TUL-2830, R4) which is the only recorded, 1889 Woodville cds and star duplex (TUL-3720, R4), choice Hanford first type cds (TUL-1260, R4), 1876 Tulare first type cds (TUL-3110, R4) possible earliest usage, with many nice rarity 3 townmarks, etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate; $600 - 800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $600-800
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Mail Routes
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
693       image(Mail Routes) 1850 Gold Rush letter to St. Louis, Mo. via Acapulco and New Orleans. Folded letter written between July 31st and August 3rd aboard the steamship Northerner by William T. Reynolds to his wife, the ship departed Panama on its way to San Francisco and the letter dropped off at Acapulco to be transported back via Panama City, Chagres and New Orleans, then up the Mississippi to St. Louis, entered the U.S. mails with red "New Orleans, La., Sep 6" cds with matching "Steam" straight line handstamp and "30" in circle ratemaker, with lengthy enclosure illuminating the trip, Very Fine and rare, ex-Skinner.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
694       image(Mail Routes) 1851 (Apr. 26) New York N.Y. to San Francisco Cal. Datelined blue Gibbs correspondence folded letter endorsed "pr Steamer Prometheus" ship endorsement, reverse with clear full strike of red "Forwarded Through Gilpin's Exchange, Reading Room and Foreign Letter Office, N-York" oval handstamp, Berford & Co.'s Express red "Paid" handstamp, carried by Vanderbilt Line Prometheus departing New York Apr. 28th to Charges arriving May 5th, then PMSS Isthmus from Panama May 20th to San Francisco arriving Jun. 7th, pencil "Rec'd per Isthmus June 7/51" pencil inside docketing, Extremely Fine, a wonderful express usage sent on Vanderbilt's Independent Line, ex-Walske.
Estimate; $250 - 350.

Reference: Illustrated in Coburn's Letters of Gold on p. 92.
(Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
695       image(Mail Routes) The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 8. Sharp strike of oval company handstamp on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26), corner fault, canceled by bold "Paid" handstamp, matching "Pacific City Ioa Dec" cds to C. Nuckolls at Mountain City, Kansas Territory, endorsed "Care C.O.C. & P.P. Express, St. Joseph" at lower left; no back flap, Very Fine and scarce use.
Estimate; $600 - 800. (Image1)
Est. $600-800
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
696     35 image(Mail Routes) Overland Mail - From Sacramento, Via Los Angeles. Illustrated Six-Horse Stagecoach design with Hutchings & Rosenfield imprint below and Sacramento designation crossed out, on cover to Neponset, Mass., franked with 1860, 10¢ green, type V tied by "Benicia, Cal., Sep 6" cds (SOL-100), manuscript "6/9/60" year docketing at lower left; stamp with right corners folded over cover, Very Fine, a very rare usage of the "From Sacramento" Overland Stagecoach design.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
697       image(Mail Routes) "Overland via Los Angeles". Routing imprint on 3¢ red (U10) buff entire cancelled by "San Francisco, Cal. Jul 9, 1859" cds to Downieville Cal.; reduced at left, imprint originally crossed out with label, F.-V.F. and scarce imprint use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
698       image(Mail Routes) "Overland Via Los Angeles". Endorsement at top right of cover bearing 10¢ green, Curl on Forehead (35 var.), rich color, tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Jul 16, 1860" cds to New York City, light blind embossed "Rodgers, Meyer & Co., San Francisco" corner card at bottom left, Aug. 11th receipt docketing on reverse; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
699       image(Mail Routes) "Steam Panama". Clear strike of oval handstamp with matching "San Francisco Cal, 10, Apr 2" integral-due cds on inbound February 27, 1867 folded letter from Guatemala to San Francisco, partial "Correos, Feb 27" cds at bottom, red "Franco" framed handstamp and reverse with black "1" reales rating handstamp for postage to port; minor opening tear top right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A CHOICE "STEAM PANAMA" USE FROM CHILE TO SAN FRANCISCO CAL.

The San Francisco "Steam Panama" marking was applied to non-contract mail entering the port to indicate transit origin.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Express Covers - Bamber to U.S. Mail Telegraph Stage Line
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
700       imageJ. Bamber & Cos. Contra Costa Express. Paid. Bold oval frank handstamp and "Answer by Bamber & Cos. Express" framed handstamp cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff entire to San Francisco Cal., manuscript "P" initial at top right for Pacheco origin; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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