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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - New York to Virginia continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
841       imageNew-York nov 11. Sharp strike of straightline with manuscript "1.8" rating on 1789 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "9d" local currency rating, content includes "…I have made the enquiry you request of Mr. Brown and am informed by a Member of Congress that he left this City soon after the adjournment…", fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
842       image(Oregon Route) Fort Laramie, O.R. "June 15". Discernible cds strike with manuscript date on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) large margins except touched at bottom, tied by minor wrinkling, cancelled by unusual six-section grid cancel to Mount Vernon, Ohio, original letter datelined "Fort Laramie, May 28th 1852" from an Ohioan on his way to California opening "We arrived at the Fort about an hour since. All well and in good spirits we are now 636 miles from St. Joe we have had first rate weather and no accidents and will probably be in the South Pass in about 10 days we have traveled from Fort Kearney to this place in about 13 days and have had some of those storms that are generally great dread of immigrants on the Platt River…" and goes on to describe trip in detail, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED FORT LARAMIE, OREGON ROUTE STAMPED USES.

A Post Office at Fort Laramie on the Oregon Route or Oregon Trail across the plains was established in 1850. The Post Office was located in unorganized territory but attached to Oregon Territory for administrative purposes and was the last Post Office on the Oregon Trail going west.

The two recorded Fort Laramie, O.R. stamped uses:
1. 1852 Jun. 15, Fort Laramie to Auburn, Illinois with 3¢ #11A sheet margin single (Ref. Chronicle 75, p. 152)
2. 1852 Jun. 15, Fort Laramie to Mount Vernon, Ohio with 3¢ #11A, cover offered here.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
843       image(South Carolina) "Chas Town Febry 20 1757". Dateline on folded letter and endorsed "p The Industry, Capt. Cowan } Q.D.C." at lower left, carried by private ship to Great Britain, manuscript "5" pence rating, Very Fine, ex-Karrer.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
844       image(South Carolina) Bluffton, So. Ca. Group of three stampless covers comprising 1848 with bold large "V" rating; 1848 with small negative "V" rating and 1849 with "Paid" and small negative "X" rating, Very Fine trio.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
845       image(South Carolina) Charleston S.C. "Penny Post". Group of 3 covers to Charleston endorsed to care of "Penny Post" including red "Sumterville S.C., Sep 6" cds on embossed lady's cover bearing #11A; two Middleton correspondence uses with "Georgetown S.C." cds on U10 and second ties faulty 3¢ #26, F.-V.F. and scarce trio.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Reference: Sumterville and Georgetown U10 uses illustrated in "South Carolina Postal History and Illustrated Catalog of Postmarks 1760-1860" by Teal and Stets, p. 132, figs. 1 and 2.

Complete Images. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
846       image(Texas) "El Paso Texas May 19/55". Manuscript postmark and matching manuscript ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on blue folded letter datelined "Franklin, Texas May 17, 1855" to Philadelphia Pa., endorsed "via St. Fe & Independence" at bottom left, some interesting content "…by the St Antonio Mail we forwarded you a Draft draw upon Genl. Jessup Washington City D.C. for Five Thousand Dollars…Redeferred to a lott of Bullion on hand here and in Limpias which we expect to forward but which may not go forward until our Mr. Adams gold into Mo. in consequence of heavy charges for carry. That would attend the forwarding to San Antonia at the Port on the Gulf and at No. Orleans.", Very Fine and interesting routing via Santa Fe, ex-Kramer.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
847       image(Virginia) Glouchester. C.H. Va., Dec. 12. 1831. Two-line postmark and manuscript "Paid 12½" rating on folded cover to Richmond Va.; some staining, Fine and scarce postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Washington (Aberdeen to Ewartsville)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
848       imageAberdeen, Wash, Nov 2 (Grays Harbor). Manuscript postmark tying 2¢ red brown (210) on cover to Fort Sincon, Wash Terr., Olympia transit backstamp and 1884 docketing at left; cover reduced at left, Very Fine, the earliest of five reported examples.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
849       imageAlderton, Wash. T., Nettie E. Annis, P.M., Jan 29, 1884 (Pierce). First type T&P cds on cover to Clear Creek, Neb., with matching target tying 2¢ red brown (210); cover slightly reduced at right a bit into stamp and light soiling, F.-V.F., one of five reported examples.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
850       imageAlmota, Wash, Nov 4, 89 (Whitman). Deep purple cds on 2¢ green entire to Woodburn, Oreg., with original enclosure, Fine and rare, one of only two recorded examples of this Almota postmark.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
851       imageBellingham, Wash., Jan 14, 1889 (Whatcom). Cds (type 1) with matching fancy shield in circle handstamp tying 2¢ Banknote on cover to Plymouth, N.H.; slight cover reduction at right clipping perfs, Fine, the latest of five reported examples.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
852       imageBerryman, Wash. Terr., Sep 8, 1888 (Walla Walla). Clear sharp cds with matching fancy star handstamp tying 2¢ Banknote (s.e. at left) on cover to Utah Territory, Very Fine, one of only two reported examples.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
853       imageBlaine, Wash. Terr'y, May 2, 1887 (Whatcom). Clear full cds (type 2) and grid duplex tying 2¢ Banknote on cover to Kent, with original enclosure; cover with minor edge tone spots and slight reduced into stamp, F.-V.F., one of six reported examples.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
854       imageBurge, Wash., Nov 6, 1886 (Walla Walla). Cds with matching fancy wheel-of-fortune handstamp tying 2¢ Banknote (210, flaws) on cover to Jacksonville, Oregon; cover slightly reduced at right, F.-V.F., one of only two reported examples.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
855       imageCathlamet, W.T., March 12 (Wahkiacum). Arched postmark with manuscript date (type 2) on cover to Oregon City, Oregon, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) canceled by straight line "Paid" handstamp with smear from second strike tying; cover with small opening tear and edge nick at top, F.-V.F., with only nine examples reported.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
856       imageChehalis, W.T., 3/15 (Lewis). Manuscript postmark on ca. 1874 cover to Wisconsin, franked with manuscript canceled 3¢ Banknote; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, only six examples reported (with three missing stamps).
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
857       imageChewanah, Wash., Jan 21, 1905 (Grant). Clear cds and four bar duplex tying 1¢ green on picture post card to Iowa, Very Fine and scarce, the earliest example by over a year.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
858       imageClaquato, W/T., May 30 (Lewis). Cds (type 1) with matching quartered cork handstamp canceling on 3¢ green entire to Massachusetts, with original 1874 enclosure; reduced with opening tear at top slightly into postmark, Fine, one of only two reported examples.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
859       imageClaquato, Wash. T., Feb 25, 1889 (Lewis). Cds with matching target handstamp tying 1¢ Banknote on cover to Centralia; cover opening tear and stamp scuffed, Fine, one of three reported examples.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
860       imageClenton, Wash. Ter., Dec 19, 1884 (Whitman). Bold cds with matching target handstamp canceling on 2¢ red brown on cover to Irving, Oregon, with original enclosure; rough cover opening at right and some light toning, Fine, one of only two reported examples.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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