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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3047

United States
Paper Americana Collections
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3724
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

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image An Extraordinary Correspondence of 1836/50 Letters Addressed to US Naval Officer Hiram Paulding, 42 folded letters addressed to future Rear Admiral who served from 1811-70 as a Naval Officer spanning the War of 1812 through the Civil War, letters are addressed to him as Lieutenant and Captain with most from his friend S. Hawes of Albany NY or Norwich England (from about 1838), addresses include care of Naval Lyceum in New York, the US Navy Yard in NY City area and Norfolk, Callao Peru, Pensacola, Bremen, Canton, c/o American Consul at Marseilles (including one forwarded to Naples), etc., and in care of ships "USS Macedonia", "US Frigate United States", "USS Levant" (as commanding officer), "USS Vincennes" (as commanding officer), "USS St Lawrence" (as commanding officer), wide range of manuscript ratings and instructions, postal markings, town cancels, forwarding, auxiliary markings including "Too Late", etc., perusing some of the letters they contain the typical mix of personal and family news, some comments on politics, etc., F-VF, an exceptional collection (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:24:58 EST
Sold For 0


United States Postal History Lots and Collections
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3725
Symbol:
image 1833/51 Stampless Cover Group, 20 folded letters or covers, various markings and rates including "U.S. Express Mail N.Y." and "Circular" on folded lettersheet from a steam manufacturer of umbrellas in Philadelphia, mostly fine or better (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:25:06 EST
Sold For 0


Paper Americana - Autographs
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3726
Symbol:
image Eckener, Hugo (1868-1954, Commander of the Graf Zeppelin), Brazil 300r and 10,000r Graf Zeppelin overprint tied by 24 Mai 30 cancel, "By 'Condor' Airmail in Brazil" label tied by 20 Mai 30 cancel, addressed to Illinois, Lakehurst backstamp, cover signed at bottom left by Dr. Hugo Eckener, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:25:18 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3727
Symbol: Cat No: Glenn

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image Glenn, John A. (American Astronaut), Project Mercury s tamp tied by February 20, 1962 Cape Canaveral FDOI cancel, additional Fort Bliss Centennial pair tied by Patrick AFB May 24, 1962 cancel, cover signed by John H. Glenn, Jr., cutout autographed photo of Scott Carpenter attached at top left, Very Fine, an attractive cover with signatures from the first two Americans to orbit the earth (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 140.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:25:35 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3728
Symbol:
image Harlem Globetrotters, 1961 FDC for the 4c Naismith stamp, signed by Globetrotters Bobby Joe Mason, Curly Neal, Dallas Thornton, Andy Johnson, Robert Little, and Nate Branch, a Very Fine and attractive cover (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 50.00
Sold...US$ 50.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:25:46 EST
Sold For 50


Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3729
Symbol:
image "Harry Truman" (1884-1972; 33rd US President), bold signature in pen on a 1964 United Nations 5c "Cessation of Nuclear Testing" FDC, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 65.00
Sold...US$ 65.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:26:05 EST
Sold For 65


California Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3730
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

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image California Prison Related Covers, comprised of #212 on 1c entire with printed "John McComb/ State Prison, Sacramento Co, Cal" cc and tied by "State Prison California Oct 22 1887" duplex and grid cancels; #213 tied on cover with printed "Warden's Office/ California State Prison/ San Quentin Cal" by "San Quentin Cal Jan 22 1888" target duplex; UX7 with Stockton Cal Sep 15 1883 and Oakland Cal Sep 15 Rec'd" cancels plus a "$25 Reward" notice printed on the back side, some light wear but a Fine selection (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 70.00
Sold...US$ 70.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:26:30 EST
Sold For 70

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3731
Symbol:
image 1863/72 Bank Check/ Deposit Slips with Revenues Affixed, 1863 Wells, Fargo & Co. $100 deposit slip with 5c Agreement; 1865 Bank of California check with Federal 2c Bank Check and Nevada 2c revenues; 1867 Bank of California check with Federal 2c and Nevada 5c revenues; 1872 Bank of California deposit slip for $1,030 with Federal 5c Certificate and Nevada 5c revenues, usual punch/ slit cancels and trivial edge wear, Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 45.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:26:45 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3732
Symbol: Cat No: Wells

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image Wells, Fargo & Co. California Covers with Bonus, four covers with Wells Fargo imprint and fair to good strikes of La Grange, Marysville, Monterey and Woodside (?), usual mixed condition, VG-VF, bonus of Downieville Star just tying #26 on cover to Oakland and unmailed envelope with "Paid" printed frank for Pacific Stage & Express Co. showing horse-drawn coach and its route stops (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:27:09 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3733
Symbol: Cat No: 33

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image "Camp Cass near Red Bluff Tehama Co California August 29th 1859" dateline on a letter enclosed in an envelope addressed to Indianapolis franked with 1857 10c Green Type III (33) tied by partial strike of "Red Bluff Cal Sep 3 (?)" cds with another strike at left, manuscript "Via Los Angeles", cover overall aging and with missing backflap, VG-Fine; letter from soldier's wife to cousin notes happiness of "tent life" in California compared to life in the city and extolling the virtues of the California flora and faunarnCamp Cass was located at Red Bluff, Tehama County. It was originally an American Fur Company post, but on May 26, 1859 Company A, 6th Infantry arrived to occupy the Camp until August 3, 1859. The detachment had left Camp Cass on September 7, in compliance with Special Department Orders No. 94, dated September 1, 1859. (Image)

CV. 40

Opening US$ 80.00
Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:27:39 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3734
Symbol: Cat No: 26

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image 1859 Gold Mining Letter from La Grange, Cal, enclosure in a cover addressed to Atlanta franked with 3c Dull red (26), tied by "La Grange Ca May 12" cds, Fine; letter dated May 11 starts with "..let you know how the people is getting of the gold down hear.", "...the people has bin searching for so long it is sayd to be the richest mine that has ever been discovered in the state...", and encourages Mr Wilkes to come and visit to see for himself; there is an addition to the letter dated May 18th concerning the mining interest and some Court issuesrnIn 1849, a group of French sailors jumped ship in San Francisco Bay, commandeered a small whaleboat, and set sail for the gold mines. Upon reaching a promising location on the Tuolumne River, they commenced mining and were rewarded for their desertion by discovering rich placers. The sailors sent word to friends and relatives and their small camp grew into quite a sizable settlement, known throughout the region as French Bar or French Camp. The name changed to La Grange in 1854 and had become an important city and in January of 1856, it became the county seat of Stanislaus County, which it remained until 1862 when the seat was voted away to Knights Ferry. By this time the easily obtained placer gold had been mined out (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 80.00
Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:27:55 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3735
Symbol:

image "Appraiser Generals Office/ San Francisco Oct 31 1853" heading on a letter to George Gordon (Boston Postmaster) in response to his letter (notes he was just about to publish it in the newspaper) concerning mail problems to California from the East Coast, mentions mails left on the Isthmus of Panama due to "the accident to the Railroad Bridge", also comments regarding mail service to interior California cities and towns and the eagerness of the residents to receive such mail saying "...the whole people turn out in a body and rush for the Post Office. Long lines are formed to every delivery some five or ten and $5 id frequently paid to a man near the window for his chance...", ends by denying he's made any charges against Boston postal clerks and offices but simply wants to explain California's feelings and that he maintains the Boston Post Office "the model post office", Very Fine; accompanied by an 1853 "Placer Times & Transcript" clipping commenting on poor quality of postal service to San Francisco (Image)

CV. 40

Opening US$ 35.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:28:15 EST
Sold For 0


Kentucky Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3736
Symbol:
image "New Orleans & Ohio Magnetic Telegraph Compamy/ Jordan's Row, Lexington, Ky." printed heading on a locally addressed envelope, original "March 22d 1848" enclosure headed "Morse's Line" with a personal message concerning a family member, envelope a couple trivial age spots but overall Very Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 45.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:28:26 EST
Sold For 0


Minnesota Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3737
Symbol:
image "Saint Paul M.T. Apr 24 1858" territorial postmark (statehood would come 17 days later) ties 3c Dull red (26) to envelope addressed to River Falls Wisc., stamp and cover some light wrinkling but an overall Fine use (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 45.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:28:35 EST
Sold For 0


Nevada Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3738
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

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image "Reno & V. City AGY Apr 22" cds in blue on envelope addressed to Jersey City NJ franked with 6c Dull pink (159, light pre-affixing crease) cancelled by a partly struck matching blue target cancel, opened at right and with some tiny edge breaks, Fine and scarce Nevada railroad use; the railroad was built to service the Comstock Load, the extensive gold and silver deposits found in northeast Nevada discovered in 1859. (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 55.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:28:46 EST
Sold For 0


New Mexico Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3739
Symbol:
image "Fort Union N Mex June 20th 1864" heading on a letter from a resident at the fort (William Payne) to his mother and sister in Harrisonville Mo, the envelope (upper right corner torn away) has portion of a manuscript "Ft. Union" postmark (?) and docketing indicates it was received July 13, long letter with some interesting comments concerning availabillty of a stage to Santa Fe to take mail, concerns for a friend's cattle drive, noting that a cousin in California "...is now a strong Lincoln man (but) voted for Douglas last Presidential election..", also another 1864 letter from the same person at the Fort to his sister dated Feb 29 in which he expresses happiness at his sister's return to health, interacting with some of the natives and mentioning a couple by name, rnWhen New Mexico became a US territory after the U.S.- Mexican War, the army established garrisons in towns scattered along the Rio Grande to protect the area's inhabitants and travel routes. This arrangement proved unsatisfactory for many reasons, and in April 1851, Lt. Col. Edwin V. Sumner, commanding Military Department No. 9 (which included New Mexico Territory), was ordered "to revise the whole system of defense" for the entire territory. Among his first acts was to break up the scattered garrisons and relocate them in posts closer to the Indians. He also moved his headquarters and supply depot from Santa Fe, "that sink of vice and extravagance," to a site near the Mountain and Cimarron branches of the Santa Fe Trail, where he established Fort Union. The Third Fort Union (1862 - 1891) was built in the traditional "territorial" style, and was constructed using native resources such as clay, stone, and lumber. The Post at Fort Union was made to accommodate four companies, both cavalry and infantry; and the Fort Union Quartermaster Depot was equipped to supply all other New Mexico forts. As the central supply hub for all New Mexico posts, the Fort Union depot was larger than the Post, and it employed more men, mostly civilians. (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:29:01 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3740
Symbol:

image "Fort Union N.M. September 17th 1865" dateline on a letter from Fort Union resident William Payne to his mother, general comments concerning life around the Fort including arrival of his father, consternation at not receiving any letters from home, also "...Last Friday a week ago I saw another many hung he had murdered two men and a boy...", also letters datelined Feb 5th to his father and Sept 3rd to his parents with both of the same general tenor regarding life in general at the Fort including a raging fever, "Brother George" being in charge of the mill at $75 per month, arrival of semi-monthly mail, etc., Fine content (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:29:14 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3741
Symbol:
image "Fort Union New Mexico April 1866" (year date inverted) on cover from the Payne correspondence addressed to Harrisonville, Mo, ms "Pd 3", accompanied by a second faulty envelope with a just legible "Fort Union Aug 1866" cancel with ms "Paid 3" and its original enclosure (some mending) dated Aug 13 1866 from William Payne to his sister which opens with "..I am in the office for my last day and I have not much to do...", and continues on about details in returning home, envelope a bit aged and with lower right corner partially removed during opening, still a Fine impression of this scarce postmark (ASCC $1,000) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:29:29 EST
Sold For 150


Washington Postal History
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3742
Symbol:
image "Fort Simcoe Wash. Ter. Aug 11 1884" hexagonal date stamp on "Department of the Interior/ Yakama Indian Agency/ Fort Simcoe, Was. Ter." penalty envelope with manuscript "O.B." at upper left, addressed to "Grand Mound/ Wash Ter.", with original enclosure (portion of top missing) datelined "United States Indian Service/ Fort Sinco W.T./ Aug 11 1884" regarding an "Indian spoliation claim", envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, still Fine and scarce (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:29:47 EST
Sold For 160
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 3743
Symbol:
image "Steilacoom City W.T. June 13" cds on 6c entire with an "on the nose" "Paid 3" postmark, manuscript "("Election Returns")" at top and "Pierce County" in pencil at left, addressed to the "Secretary of W.T." in Olympia, trivial bit of edge wear, Fine and scarce use from the very first post office established in Washington Territory (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Oct-02-2021, 14:30:52 EST
Sold For 325

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