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United States Postal History continued...

State Postmarks - Texas Republic continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
181       image(Republic) "Independence, 11th Nov. 1841". Blue manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 100" rating on 1841 folded letter to the Clerk of the District Court, Colorado County, letter is a request to subpoena on behalf of the plaintiff; light overall toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
182       image(Republic) Matagorda, Texas "Sepr 23". Unusually clear double-line oval town marking with manuscript date on 1841 folded cover sent free to Secretary of State at Austin, Texas; minor reinforced separations, small paper losses, quite fresh and Fine, the strike of this scarce Republic period marking is more complete and legible than most, ex-Camina.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
183       image(Republic) "Matagorda, 6 Jan". Manuscript postmark with manuscript "Paid 2,00" at top right on 1842 folded letter to Port Gibson Miss. in care of Baily, Beck & Co. at New Orleans, entered mails with with blue "SHIP" straightline handstamp and ms. "6" rating; some letter bleed, Fine and interesting use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
184       image(Republic) Quintana * Texas * "May 22/38". Bold strike of oval postmark with manuscript. date, plus manuscript "Ship 6¼" plus "25" ratings totaled to "31¼ unpaid" on reverse of 1838 folded letter to San Felipe, Austin County, Republic of Texas, originally entered mails with manuscript "Society Hill, S.C. April 28th" postmark and "Paid 25" rating on backflap, endorsed "Via New Orleans", bold strike of "Sam. Ricker Jr., New Orleans Agent of the Texian Post Office" oval agent handstamp, sent via ship to two-year old village of Quintana on west bank of the Brazos River where re-entered mail, lengthy letter contents; some faults and stains, Fine and scarce use via Ricker at New Orleans to Texas.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
185       image(Republic) "Velasco, July 21st 1838". Dateline on folded letter to Port Gibson Miss. with "Sam. Ricker Jr., New Orleans Agent of the Texian Post Office" oval agent backstamp and black "Steam Packet Columbia" two-line handstamp (Milgram 266), entered mails with red "New Orleans La., Aug 12" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with red ms. "20¾" rating for 18¾¢ postage plus 2¢ ship fee; light overall toning, a Very Fine use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

During the period of the Texas Republic 1836-1845, a regular service between Galveston and New Orleans was operated with an agent based in New Orleans for the "Texian Post Office". One of the vessels providing the service circa 1838-42 was the Columbia, a 140 ton side paddle steamer built in 1835 at Cincinnati Ohio. This letter was surely brought down the Missouri-Mississippi rivers to New Orleans by steamboat. At New Orleans, Ricker sent it by the Gulf steamboat "Columbia", either via Galveston or Brazos.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
186       image(Republic) "Washington, August 26th". Manuscript postmark with matching "Free" rating on 1844 folded letter from James Reily to Col. Thomas Wm. Ward, Commanding Genl. Land Office at Austin, Tex., interesting letter "…I am about to leave this place…I go through Eastern Texas & shall cross Red River other high up or take boat at Natchitoches. I shall go as far as possible on horseback for the benefit of my health…" and he mentions Col. Mayfield expresses "regret that there existed any difficulty you and him & seemed anxious that your former friendship should be renewed…"; slight overall toning, F.-V.F. and scarce town.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Texas Statehood to West Virginia
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
187       imageDallas, Tex., Aug. 21, 1946. Machine cancel tying 3¢ Prexie pair on 3¢ legal entire with multicolor design and addressed to President Truman inviting him to the 1946 State Fair, cover signed by artist, Very Fine, an attractive and decorative item.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $70.00
Will close during Public Auction
188       image"Eagle Pass Texas, Nov. 9./54". Manuscript postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt buff entire to Annapolis Md., docketed "Received November 28th 1854" at bottom left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
189       imageEagle Pass, Texas, Aug 23. Clear strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to County Court, Bexar County, Texas; reduced at left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

This cover would have been carried on the Jackass Mail Route from the Texas-Mexico border inland to San Antonio.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
190       image(Eagle Pass) "Paso de Aguila 11 Junio 1853". Dateline on blue folded letter with "Piedras Negras, Junio 11" postmark and matching "2 ans" rating to Santa Rosa, Mexico, letter in Spanish from Jn. B. Rich, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Eagle Pass was a successor mercantile town located just north of Fort Duncan founded by John Twohig of San Antonio. In 1850, a military garrison was also established on the opposite bank of the Rio Grande River. On the Mexican side, river settlers migrated near it and the new town was Piedras Negras (Black Rocks).
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
191       imageEl Paso, Tex, Dec 1. Cds on orange cover bearing 6¢ ultramarine (115) tied by fancy outlined star cancel to New York City; reduced at left and bottom, Very Fine and scarce fancy cancel.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
192       image(El Paso, Texas) "Paid by deposit, P.O. San Antio". Manuscript endorsement on gray cover with red "Naples N.Y. Jul 3" cds and matching "10" rating on cover to "Samuel H. Stiles, care of Major Van Horn, U.S.A. Ell Passo, by way of Sanantono, Texas"; aging and wear, Fine and early use to El Paso.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Interesting use to the remote settlement of El Paso at this point in time when travel and routes were still being explored and organized. From San Antonio to El Paso in the summer of 1850, or 1851, involved a long and dangerous journey, probably over recently established southern or lower route explored by Lt. Smith and Lt. Whiting.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
193       image"Ft Belknap Tx., Oct 21st/58". Manuscript postmark on 3¢ red Nesbitt buff entire to Port Byron N.Y.; wear and soiling, Fine and rare Fort on the Butterfield route, Helbock R-8.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Fort Belknap was the northern anchor of a chain of forts founded to protect the Texas frontier from the Red River o the Rio Grande…From it troops pursued raiding band of Indians, and on occasion mounted expeditions from the fort carried the war to the enemy on the plains as far north as Kansas. Fort Belknap became the hub of a network of roads stretching in every direction, the most notable being the Butterfield Overland Mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
194       imageFort Clark, Tex, Jun 6. Partial cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) pair, rich color, on orange cover from the Lt. Z.R. Bliss correspondence to Johnston R.I.; cover repaired top left, Very Fine use carried on the Jackass Mail Route to San Antonio.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Fort Clark was the historic U.S. Army fort established at the head of Los Moras Creek near Brackettville in Kinney County. It opened in June 1852 and was evacuated in March 1861.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
195       imageFort Worth Tex. Oct 3. Bold strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Hodgenville Ky.; backflap tears with small paper loss, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, This is the only recorded example of the town's first cds.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
196       imageLa Grange Txs. 12 Apr. Clear green cds with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "3" rating on 1852 gray folded letter to Switzerland, red "60" handstamp, French transits and Geneva (5.23) arrival backstamp, presumably sent by Bremen mail but there are no exchange markings and no indication of postage due; some wear and bit soiled, Fine and unique use, unlisted green Texas town cds, ex-Camina.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
197       imageLivingston, Texas, Oct "26". Cds with manuscript "26" date and matching bold "V" in cogwheel due handstamp on 1848 folded letter to Houston Tex.; light aging, Very Fine strikes.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
198       image"Madison Texas, July 8/56". Manuscript postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt entire addressed to Ashtabula Oh., Very Fine, Helbock R-8.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
199       imageMatagorda, Texas, May 14. Three-line postmark with manuscript "Paid 10" rating to New Orleans La., forwarded to New York City with "New Orleans La., May 24" cds with matching "10" due rating, "Paid" crossed out, stain, Fine and scarce straightline.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
200       imageMatagorda / Aprl 1 / Texas. Three-line postmark and manuscript "Paid 10" rating on 1849 light gray cover to Rev. C.S. Ives at New Orleans La., forwarded to Mobile with "New Orleans La. Apr 11" cds and "10" rating; small top edge mend, F.-V.F. and scarce straightline.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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