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

Western Towns - Missouri & Montana continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3101       imageVirginia City, Mont. Two different datestamps on 1¢ postal cards, first with purple "Virginia City, Montana, Nov 7, 1883" cds with circled star fancy cancel; and other black 1878 "Virginia City, Mont. Aug 24" use; also includes Willard page with hand-drawn map, Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3102       imageMontana Territory, 1870-80s. Better group of 11 comprising "Silver Star M.T. 8th 1870" manuscript postmark ties 3¢ #114, 1875 Philipsburg Mont. with #147, 1881 White Sulphur Springs with #207, 1884 Livingston with #210, 1884 Terry with #210, 1883 Frenchtown purple cds with #206 pair, 1886 Marysville with #210, Helena with #210 to Ann Arbor Mich with 1¢ postage due pair, Pony cds with missing stamp, 1886 Laurin on 2¢ red brown entire, and "Home Park MT Mar 19/89" postmark with #213; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
3103       imageMontana Territory, 1880s. Group of 9 covers mostly with #210s, comprising 1886 Butte City, 1884 Cooke, 1886 Helena, 1885 Lewistown, 1886 Marysville, 1886 Roberra, 1885 Stanford, 1887 Virginia City duplex with scarab on 2¢ red brown entire (ex-Chase), 1880 White Sulphur Springs blue octagon on cover with 3¢ green #184; also includes Fort Maginnis on #210 piece; small faults, F.-V.F., seven are ex-Willard on his exhibit pages with hand-drawn map.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
3104       imageMontana Territory, 1880s. Group of 9 items comprising 1889 Sheridan on cover with #213, 1881 Ulidia on registry return receipt, 1881 Glendale purple duplex on 1¢ postal card, 1880 Sheds Bridge on registry return receipt, 1888 Junction on 1¢ postal card with Fort Benton receiver, and four Bozeman duplexes (two styles in magenta and black) on 1¢ postal cards, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - Nebraska
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3105       imageBellevue N.T., Jun 28. Intense bold strike of balloon-style cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on orange buff cover with navy H.T. Clarke & Bro. Grocers, Forwarding & Commission Merchants & General Steamboat & Collecting Agents illustrated cameo corner card showing steamboat, addressed to Newville Pa., docketed "Ans July 20 /58"; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, ex-Gabriel.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE NEBRASKA TERRITORY CAMEO CORNER CARD COVER SHOWING A MISSOURI RIVER STEAMBOAT.

Nebraska Territory was established May 30, 1854, and Bellevue in 1855 as one of only fourteen post offices in the territory. Bellevue was the oldest and most important Nebraska city of the time. It is well located, just north of the Platte River on the Missouri River. The steamboat vignette is quite appropriate for the time and history of the area.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3106       imageCottonwood Springs, Neb., Apr 19. Double-circle datestamp with matching target cancel just ties 3¢ rose (65), faulty at top, on cover to Jacksonville Ills.; some doodling; reduced at left, Fine and scarce town.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3107       imageFort Laramie N.T., June 21. Clear strike of cds with matching circular grid cancels tie 3¢ rose (65), trimmed at left, on yellow cover to Douglas, Iowa, manuscript "June, 18, '62" docketing; reduced at left and small tears, Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
3108       imageOmaha City, Neb. Two covers, "Omaha City Neb., Aug 11, 1860" cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to Delaware Oh.; and "Omaha City, Neb., Sep 7, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover with 3¢ rose (65) to New Lisbon Oh.; accompanied by exhibit pages, F.-V.F. pair.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3109       imageRock Bluffs N.T., Dec 28. Clear strike of balloon-style cds on orange cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by circular grid cancel to Woodsboro Md.; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3110       image"Table Rock N.T. Dec 31". Manuscript postmark with matching "3" canceling 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Pleasant Mount Pa., Very Fine, Only seven Table Rock covers are recorded.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

200 families established homes here by 1857; however, in 1858, flood waters inundated the town site. Elder Charles Giddings recorded: "So greatly discouraged were the settlers, that by the end of the year only 15 families remained - and they were too poor to leave." In 1860, the Table Rock post office recorded receipts of $26.90.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - Nevada
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3111       imageAlpha, Nevada, Aug 28. Blue cds duplexed with Maltese cross cancel on 6¢ red (U182) amber entire to Italy, partial New York (1.4.79) backstamp; soiling and creasing, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
3112       imageCarson City, Nev. Apr 28. Clear strike of cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 24¢ Interior (O22), well centered with vibrant color, on U.S. Land Office, Carson City, Nevada official imprint to Virginia City, Nev., 1874 docketing, with original U.S. Land Office letterhead 1874 enclosure; reduced slightly at left, ex-Starnes.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF THE FINEST OF EIGHT RECORDED 24¢ INTERIOR DEPARTMENT COVERS IN THE CAMPBELL CENSUS, THE ONLY ONE USED FROM NEVADA.

This is number 9 in the Campbell census of high-value official stamps on cover by Alan C. Campbell (Chronicle No. 188, November 2000, pp. 287-299). The use of a 24¢ stamp on a small non-registered cover is enigmatic, but perhaps confusion of the stamp value resulted from all values of a department having the same color.
(Image1)
Est. $4,000-6,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3113       imageCarson City, Nev. T., Nov 17, 1862. Blue double-circle datestamp ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Santa Rosa, Cal.; reduced slightly at ends; accompanied by exhibit page, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
3114       imageEsmeralda, N.T., 20 Jun. Bold strike of cds on buff cover to Mukwonago Wisc. with matching segmented cork cancels on ten 1¢ blue (63), beautiful deep rich color, 10 examples in two pairs and six singles, small flaws with one faulty, some cover wear and reduced slightly at right, Fine and rare Nevada Territory use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

This cover was used just prior to the 10¢ transcontinental rate reduced to 3¢ effective June 30, 1863.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
3115       imageEsmeralda, Nev. Nov 7 '64. Cds duplexed with four-ring target cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Yreka Cal., docketed from "C.F. Collins, M.D., Recd Nov. 12. 1864" at left.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
3116       imageVirginia City, N.T., 31 Jan 1863. Sharp strike of cds with matching bold circle of wedges ties 10¢ green (68), well centered, on orange buff cover to Tiffin Oh.; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3117       imageNevada, Town and Express Balance, 1860s. Group of 6 covers comprising Pacific Union Express use from Virginia City Nev., Austin Nev. use of #65 to Newark NJ, 1864 Ophir Nev. manuscript postmark with #65, Wells Fargo "Virginia Cty" blue oval datestamp ties 3¢ #65 with printed "From Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City, N.T." corner card, "Wells Fargo Co., Virginia Cty N.T." blue oval datestamp on 3¢ #U35 entire with printed frank, and "Wells Fargo Co., Hamilton Nev." blue oval datestamp on 3¢ #U59 entire with printed frank; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - New Mexico
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3118       imageEast Las Vegas, N. Mex., Apr 18, 1887. Cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 2¢ red brown (210) on cover with printed Loewenstein, Strousse & Co. General Merchandise corner card to Mora N.M., Apr 19th receiving backstamp, original letterhead enclosure accompanies; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F., ex-Willard.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
3119       imageLas Vegas Hot Springs, N. Mex., Jan 4, 1885. Cds duplexed with four-ring target ties 2¢ red brown (210) on cover with printed Hot Springs Hotel, Las Vegas Hot Springs N.M. corner card to Penn., 1885 docketing at left; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F., ex-Willard.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Los Vegas Hot Springs was, at this early date, a health resort spa in San Miguel County. A spur line of the Atchison Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad running northwest from Las Vegas, about 10 miles away, served its guests.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Towns - Oregon
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3120       imageJacksonville Ogn., Oct 18. Bold strike of cds ties 10¢ green (68), rich color, on red and blue Lady Liberty & Flag patriotic cover to Montfort Wisc.; faults including cover tear and reduced at right, Fine appearance, a rare patriotic use, ex-Pearce.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

There is no evidence of patriotic covers having been printed in Oregon. A handful are known, two of which are from Jacksonville.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction

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