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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
California and Western Mails

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8412
Symbol: C
Cat No: Moons Ranch

image "Moons Ranch Cal. Feb. 8th 1855". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 6" on cover to Springfield Ill. with "Rocking the Cradle" illustrated miner's design depicting miners working with "Long Toms", Hutchings imprint at left, "Anthony & Baker SC" engraver's imprint at bottom of design, blue manuscript docketing, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear, Very Fine and rare design which, according to Kutz, was first used by miners from Georgia, ex Knapp (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:46:25 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8413
Symbol: C
Cat No: Murphy's Cal

image Murphy's Cal. Aug. 28. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 6" in oval handstamp on buff cover to Wilmurt N.Y., with "Mining Scene" illustration of miner panning for gold, Hutchings imprint, some wear and soiling, still Very Fine and attractive design (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:47:27 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8414
Symbol: C
Cat No: Sacramento City

image Sacramento City Cal. Jul. 15. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "10" rate handstamp on buff cover to Fort Madison Iowa with "Prospecting Miners" illustrated blue cameo corner card, no imprint but probably produced by Eaves of New York City, some wear including sealed tear at left not affecting design, Fine, a very rare design, ex Dr. H. K. Thompson (Paige auction of Dec. 6, 1957) and our 1980 auction Sale 556 (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:48:05 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8415
Symbol: C
Cat No: 11A

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, huge margins to in at top and left, tied by "New-York Ship Jul. 12" circular datestamp on buff cover from San Francisco to Brunswick, Me., well-struck blue "Forwarded via Nicaragua From Noisy Carriers Publishing Hall, San Francisco" framed handstamp, Very Fine, attractive and scarce use, a remarkably clear strike of the large framed Noisy Carriers marking (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:48:58 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8416
Symbol: C
Cat No: Via Nicaragua

image Via Nicaragua Line, In Advance of the Mail. Perfectly struck oval handstamp applied in New York City on brown cover to San Francisco, sender's directive "Nicaragua route" and tiny manuscript "Paid March 4" in another hand, small sealed tear at top, still Extremely Fine, a choice strike of this rare Via Nicaragua handstamp, examples of westbound mail carried by the Accessory Transit Co. are much scarcer than eastbound, ex Lyons (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:49:48 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8417
Symbol: C
Cat No: 35

image 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Straight edge at left, tied by "Sacramento City Cal. Feb. 3" circular datestamp on light red "Putt's Overland Envelope" with small illustrations of stagecoaches to Brooklyn N.Y., barely reduced at left, recipient and address crossed out, Fine and scarce use, the different Putt’s Overland Envelopes” were published to promote the cause of building a railroad to replace the stagecoach mail route, all of the text on front and back is a sarcastic celebration of Uncle Sam’s Great Mule Railroad.”, ex William West (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:50:50 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8418
Symbol: C
Cat No: 24

image 1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal strip of three, tied by "Napa City Cal. Feb. 13" datestamps on blue "Overland Mail via Los Angeles" illustrated 4-horse stagecoach cover to San Francisco, 1861 docketing on back, route crossed out in pen which has been lightened, slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare design and an even rarer use with 1c stamps, ex Bailar, illustrated in Brookman on p. 197 (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:52:03 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8419
Symbol: C
Cat No: San Franciscvo to France

image 1861 Issue from San Francisco to France. Two covers, first with 30c Orange (71), 12c Black (69) and 3c Rose (65) tied by cogwheels, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 25, 1862" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Potensac, France, sender's endorsement "pr Overland Mail", appropriate transits, 3c small perf faults, second with 10c Green (68), pair of 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65) tied by cogwheels, "San Francisco Mar. 23, 1863" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, sender's endorsement "pr. Steamer Constitution", bottom 1c affected by horizontal file fold and some age bleach spots, Very Fine and colorful pair of covers, the overland cover took 25 days to get to N.Y., the one sent via Panama took 22 days, ex Risvold (Image)

E. 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:52:47 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8420
Symbol: C
Cat No: Adams & Co.

image "P. Adams & Co's Express", Sonora. Three matching 1853 folded letters with manuscript express designations at top left, Mar. 30 with bold blue "Adams & Co's Express Sonora" double-line oval datestamp (Thomas ADA-101) and "Paid" in octagon, May 17 with bold red "Adams & Co. Sonora May 17" oval and "Paid" in octagon, Sep. 14 with greenish-blue "Adams & Co. Sonora Sep. 14" oval with "Paid" in octagon, each addressed to Augustin W. Hale in San Francisco, horizontal file folds, fresh and Extremely Fine trio, perfect for exhibition, ex Lyons (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:53:21 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8421
Symbol: C
Cat No: Adams & Co.

image Adams & Co. Georgetown, Aug. 26. Light but readable strike of red oval datestamp (Thomas ADA-101d) with matching "Paid" straightline on ca. 1854 buff cover to San Francisco, missing half of backflap, Very Fine and rare, this is the only example recorded by Lyons and in Thomas with this datestamp and straightline, ex Clifford and Lyons (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:53:53 EST
Sold For 190
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8422
Symbol: C
Cat No: Alta Express

image Alta Express Co. Jamestown. Oval handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) with printed "Alta Express Co. Paid" high mountain and steamboat frank (Thomas ALT-001), addressed to San Francisco, Extremely Fine, a choice cover and very scarce with the Jamestown handstamp, Lyons records only this single example, with 2009 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 16:54:27 EST
Sold For 550

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