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The George J. Kramer Collection of Western Trails and Routes continued...

Western Towns - California continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3021       image"Staples Ranch, Cal., Mar 18". Manuscript postmark (SAJ-2210) cancelling 1851 1¢ blue, type IV (9) and 1857 3¢ dull red (26) strip of three combination franking on small ladies cover to North Haverhill N.H., forwarded to Bristol with greenish blue "North Haverhill N.H., Apr 17" cds also tying 1¢ and manuscript "Fwd due 3" rating at left; accompanied by original 1851 newspaper clipping advertising Staples Ranch as a way stop for travelers, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful mixed issue 10¢ rate cover.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

There was a Post Office at Staples Ranch between 1851 and 1863.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
3022       imageStockton Cal, Jun 26. Neat blue cds with matching bold "12½" oval rating handstamp on blue folded cover to John McDougal, Governor of California, Vallejo Cal., Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

By the Act of August 14, 1848, "letters conveyed from one to any other place in California: 12 ½ cents". This letter was mailed June 26, 1851, four days before the end of the rate.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3023       imageTable Rock Cal. Mar 31. Gem strike of cds (SIE-1770) with matching framed "Paid" and "10" rating handstamps on blue cover to Rochester N.H., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Tatham.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
3024       imageUniontown H.B., Cal. Blue oval postmark (HUM-4870) with manuscript cancelled 1851 10¢ green type II (14), rich color, on cover to Leominster, Mass.; minor cover soiling and two tears at top, one affecting adhesive, F.-V.F., one of the rarest California postmarks.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
3025       image1855 (c. May 21) New York N.Y. to San Francisco, Cal. Light buff cover with blue Shippers Line of California Packets, Earle & Weed, Agts. illustrated cameo showing full rigged ship bearing 10¢ green, type II (14), large margins to just in, tied by "New York May 21" ocean mail cds, docketed "Dated May 21, Rd. June 10, Inv. Swordfish"; missing part of top flap and central file fold, some toning and wear, Fine and scarce early use of the New York Ocean Mail cancel, ex-Chase.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This was sent on the regular contract route via Panama and contained an invoice for goods sent by the clipper ship "Swordfish" that went via Cape Horn.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
3026       imageWeaverville. Cal. "Apr 10". Oval postmark with red manuscript dating on buff cover with illustrated "Rocking the Cradle" miner's design depicting miners working with "Long Toms", Hutchings imprint at left, "Anthony & Baker SC" engraver's imprint at bottom of design, from the Abby Peirce correspondence to Boston Mass. bearing replacement 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair for stamps removed, manuscript cancel in black, Very Fine appearance, a rare design, ex-Poland, Jarrett, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Illustrated in Letters of Gold on p. 272. According to Kutz, this design was first used by miners from Georgia.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
3027 *      imageYankee Jim Cal., Jun 4. Cds ties 1851 10¢ green (14) as forwarding postage on buff cover back to Hanover N.H., originally posted with 1¢ blue (9) and 3¢ dull red (11A) strip of three, pos. 88-89-90L3 showing double and triple frameline varieties, each cancelled by manuscript "X" and 1¢ tied by blue "Hanover N.H. Apr 5" cds to Yankee Jim's Cal., Very Fine and attractive 1851 issue forwarded transcontinental use, with 1985 and 1989 P.F. certificates.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
3028       imageCalifornia Town Balance. Small group of 5 covers comprising Fort Jones Cal. with #65 to Brunswick Me., 1884 Fort Jones Cal. duplex on #210 to Ashland Ore.; 1879 Fort Ross Cal. use to San Francisco, "San Francisco, 40, 18 June" integral cds 1850 cover to Providence R.I., 1862 San Francisco transatlantic use to France; small faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - Colorado
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3029       imageDenver City, Sep 23. Blue cds duplexed with four-ring target cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) vertical pair on legal-size cover to Pueblo, Colorado Terr., matching "Due 6" oval due handstamp, patriotic "Floyd Off for the South" cutout affixed at top left; cover tear, F.-V.F., ex-Risvold mounted on his exhibit page.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
3030       image"Denver, Colo., Feb. 18, 1884". Dateline on printed circular enclosed in cover with illustrated corner card showing horseback Law Men shooting Bandits, bearing 1¢ gray blue (206) tied by cork cancel to Loup City Neb., circular reads in part "To the Members of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association: Your special attention is hereby called to the necessity of prompt and efficient service in the discovery of the class of criminals known as horse and cattle thieves. The President and Superintendent of the Association has been appointed as the detective for the Colorado Cattle Growers Association…"; light folds, F.-V.F., ex-Risvold.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
3031       imageGreeley Colo., Jan 7. Bold strike of red cds duplexed with circle of wedges ties 3¢ green (158) on cover to Mt. Pulaski Ills., Very Fine and attractive, ex-Risvold.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
3032       imageKit Carson Colo., Oct 22. Sharp complete strike of cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 3¢ green (158) on orange cover to Centre Rutland, Vermont, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3033       imageNevada C.T., Apr 11. Bold strike of cds with matching "Paid 3" fancy cancels tie 3¢ rose (65), deep rich color, on orange cover to New York N.Y.; reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
3034       imagePueblo C. Ty. Mar 15. Sharp strike of cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange cover to Idaho, Colorado Territory, fresh and Very Fine, ex-David New.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
3035       imageTin Cup, Gunnison Co., Colo. Jun 28, 1880. Purple cds duplexed with star cancel ties 3¢ green (184) on cover to Pagtown Oh.; some edge wear, reduced slightly at left, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
3036       imageColorado, Territorial and State, 1860s-1880s. Group of 9 items comprising Golden City Col. T. ties 3¢ #114 to Canon City; Empire City C.T. with #65, Mountain City Col with #65, 1887 Fort Moroan, 1878 Colorado Springs, 1884 Coal Creek with wheel of fortune fancy cancel ties #210, 1883 Fort Garland with #207, 1887 Fort Lewis w/ #210, and a Boon City C.T. type cds on 1864 letter (ex-Risvold), F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - Dakota
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3037       imageFort Bennett, D.T. Clear strike of cds on cover with matching target cancel ties 2¢ green (213) to care of General Howard at Fort Mason, San Francisco Cal.; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and fresh.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3038       imageFort Laramie Daka. Sep 19, 1865. Sharp strike of cds duplexed with four-ring cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Barryville Mich.; reduced slightly on three sides.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
3039       image"Fort Stevenson, D.T., July 10. 75". Manuscript postmark with matching ms. cancelling 3¢ green (158) horizontal pair, faulty at top, on cover to Victor Ia., Very Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
3040       imageFort Sully, Dak, Jul 9, 1883. Clear strike of cds duplexed with target cancel ties 3¢ green (158) on cover to Albert Dollemayer, 8th Ca., Ft. Leavenworth Kans.; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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