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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale - 81

United States Postal History

California Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1       image"Foremans Ranch, Novr. 4" (San Joaquin). Manuscript postmark with manuscript "Paid 10" on off-white cover to Naugatuck Conn.; original enclosed family letter datelined "Stockton Novbr. 3 1858", Very Fine and rare unlisted town, Only Two Record Examples.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

We offered the other recorded Foremans Ranch cover in our Sale 33 Lot 847.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2     U18 imageGreenwood Cal. Dec 19 (El Dorado). Clear strike of blue cds (ELD-1710) cancels 10¢ green (U18) buff entire to Germany, magenta "10" rating, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 'Paid 7' Jan 27" credit exchange cds, red "Aachen, Franco, 13/2" framed transit, German (2.15) arrival backstamp; light bend at right, Very Fine, Unusual use sent at the Prussian Closed Mail rate even though only 10¢ prepaid., ex-Pearce.
Scott No. U18; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
3       imageMidway, Cal., Nov. 4 - 95 (Alameda). Straight line postmark with manuscript date on fresh cover to Stockton, franked with 1¢ Bureau pair tied by matching fancy star in circle handstamps, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, a "provisional" style postmark that is unlisted in Williams, very rare and quite possibly unique.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
4       image(Monterey) "Magistrates Office, Monterey Sept. 2nd 1847". Dateline on blue folded letter from Walter Colton, Alcalde of Monterey addressed to John Burton, Alcalde of Pueblo de San Jose; some minor toning, F.-V.F., a scarce letter carried by Kearny's semi-monthly military mail.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Rev. Walter Colton was named Alcalde of Monterey by Commodore Stockton. Robert Semple and Colton established the "Californian", the first newspaper to be published in California Aug. 16, 1847.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
5     15 imagePlacerville, Cal., Nov 17 (El Dorado). Cds (ELD-2980) tying four margin 1851, 10¢ green, type III on cover to Weston, O., Very Fine, ex-Tatham.
Scott No. 15; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
6       image"Rabbit Town, Cal Feb 15th" (Sierra). Manuscript postmark (SIE-1340, R4) on buff cover bearing 10¢ green (15), four margins, cancelled by manuscript "X" to Plymouth Post, Mich., manuscript "Missent to and forw. from Plymouth N.Y. Mar. 20th" rating; reduced slightly irregular at right, Very Fine and rare manuscript postmark.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
7       image(Rough & Ready) 1859 (Dec. 23) Sweetland, Cal. (Nevada). Datelined receipt for mining claim reading in part, "…for a certain parcel of mining ground situated on Manzarita Hill and known as the claims of Bicknell & Co. and bounded by the Claims of Curtis the Rough & Ready and Joint Stock Claims, Sweetland Dec 23rd 1859…" and signed "Henry A. Brigham", Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
8       imageSan Francisco, 40, Nov 15 (San Francisco). Red integral rate cds (SAF-290, R5) on 1850 folded letter to Grafton, Mass., manuscript P.M.S.S. Co. "Tennessee" ship endorsement, forwarded to Lee, Ill. with red "Grafton, Ms., Jan 2" cds and manuscript "Ford 10" and totaling "50" rate; file fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
9       imageSan Francisco, Cal., Jul 2, 1860 (San Francisco). Clear cds on incoming folded letter sheet, with "Ship 6" clamshell rate handstamp, manuscript "Julie & Wilhelm" private ship endorsement; file fold affecting markings, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $60.00
Will close during Public Auction
10       image(San Jose) "Pueblo de S. Jose Julio 22 Jul 1838". Datelined on 2+ page folded letter written in Spanish to Antonio Peralta, Rancho San Antonio, Very Fine and rare early San Jose letter.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Pacheco's Ranch was 18,000 acres in Contra Costa County. Rancho San Antonio, also known as the Peralta Grant, was a 44,800-acre land grant by Governor Pablo Vicente de Solá, the last Spanish governor of California, to Don Luís María Peralta, a sergeant in the Spanish Army and later, commissioner of the Pueblo of San José, in recognition of his forty years of service. The grant, issued on August 3, 1820, embraced the sites of the cities of San Leandro, Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, Piedmont, Berkeley, and Albany.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
11   image(San Jose) "Pueblo de San Jose, Saturday. Decr. 16th 1848" The First California Hanging of Americans. Dateline on one page blue "Sentence" document, reading "That they shall - David A. Davis, William Campbell and Mather Freer be hung by the neck until they are dead on Monday next between the hours of 10 & 2." and signed by several and approved by "K.H. Dimmick, Alcalde", Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Accompanied by a short story "A Pioneer Reminiscence, The First Hanging of Americans in the State of California" concerning Davis, Campbell and Freer and their crime of stealing gold dust.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
12   image(San Jose) 1850 (Aug. 31) Payment to Band for Celebration of California Admittance Into the Union. Gray letter of $50 payment to "Band Employed on the day of the Celebration of the admission of California into the Union" and signed "George Whitman", reverse with receipt note of $50 in San Jose; some faults, Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
13       imageYreka, Cal. May 9 (Siskiyou). Bold strike of Williams SIS-4100 cds ties 10¢ green (35) on cover to East Chester N.Y., matching strike of Running Bison handstamp at upper left; reduced slightly at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
14       imageCalifornia Cover Group. Over 20 covers mostly from the 1890's; includes California Midwinter Expo illustrated use, 1895 Lewis manuscript registered, other registry from Elliot, Havalah, Campo Seco and Michigan Bluff, illustrated fairs including 1899 & 1900 Stockton Fair and multicolored Admission Day '97 of Jackson, San Francisco with stamp dealers and patriotic flag, generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
15       imageCalifornia Postal History. Group of 24 covers including some express and advertising covers, better includes Wells Fargo Santa Cruz I. Baum & Co. shaded ad cover, Adams & Co. "Paid" oval with ms. "Thro by Ex" on faulty 6¢ Nesbitt entire, Empire Ranch use with #35 pair "Via Panama" to Fairfax Station Va., "Johnsons Ranch Cal" ms. postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt entire, "Foremans Ranch" ms. postmark and "Paid 10" rating, Pacific Union Express Co. printed frank with #94 strip of six on 3¢ entire, etc.; mixed condition, Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
Mail Routes
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
16       image(Mail Routes) New York & California Steam Ship Line for San Francisco. Illustrated C. Morgan Agent corner card showing steamship on orange cover to Washington, N.Y., "New-York 'Ship 7 Cts' Nov 14" integral-rate due cds; some wear, Fine and scarce early version of design., ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This steamship line was taken over from Vanderbilt. (See Dec. 1996 Western Express).
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
17       image(Mail Routes) From Noisy Carrier's, Mail.77 Long Wharf S.F. Cal. Sharp strike of fancy rectangle handstamp in black on 10¢ green (U16) Nesbitt buff entire to Lockport N.Y., docketed "Rec. June 30/56" at top left, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

The Noisy Carriers handstamp was applied by Noisy Carriers Publishing Hall to indicate or advertise their handling of mail put on steamers departing for Nicaragua or Panama.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
18     35 image(Mail Routes) Overland Mail - From San Francisco Via Los Angeles. Illustrated Six-Horse Stagecoach design with Hutchings & Rosenfield imprint below, on cover to Rockville, Md., franked with grid canceled 1857, 10¢ green, type V, matching "San Jose, Cal., Sep 2" cds; sealed cover tears with one affecting design, Fine.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
19       image(Mail Routes) Steam Acapulco. Clear strike of oval on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to San Francisco, Cal., canceled by "San Francisco, Cal, July 24" cds (Williams SAF-600) duplexed with cogwheel cancel, "DUE7" handstamp as the rate was 10¢ for under 2,500 miles; tiny edge tear at top, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY 7 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE PMSS "STEAM ACAPULCO" OVAL HANDSTAMP.

San Francisco used a set of four oval steam markings indicating origin used in association with the four stops of the PMSS Co. ships running from Panama to San Francisco: Panama, Mazatlan, Acapulco, and Manzanillo. There are 47 covers total recorded by Mayer, of which only 7 are known for Acapulco.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
20       image(Mail Routes) Steam Mazatlan. Clear strike of oval on cover endorsed "U.S. Stmr 'Resaca', Mazatlan Mex." bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Apr 14" duplex with cork cancel to Trenton N.J., "DUE7" handstamp as the rate was 10¢ for under 2,500 miles; slightly rough opening at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

USS "Resaca" was a third-class screw steamer of the United States Navy launched in 1865. Assigned to the Pacific Station, Resaca was initially ordered to relieve the sloop Jamestown cruising off the Mexican and Central American coast in protection of U.S. citizens and property against threats of war and an uncertain political situation.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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