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General Foreign continued...

Switzerland to Turkey continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
702 53 Switzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 10c carmine. Single tied with irregular block of 3 of the 30c ultramarine on tissue paper cover to Madras, India, tied by Geneve-Sion 3.VI.70 railway postmarks, cover with tear at top, Fine, a scarce destination. Zumstein No. 38.
Scott No. 53; Estimate $100 - 150.

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
703 55 imageSwitzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 25c blue green. Horiz. pair, tied by Martigny 11.IX.73 postmarks on preprinted cover addressed to the United States, manuscript "Chamounix, Savoie, France, Sept. 10, 1873" at upper left, Very Fine and unusual. Zumstein No. 40.
Scott No. 55; Estimate $300 - 400.

"Chamounix" was the former spelling of Chamonix. This is the sender's manuscript origin notation or possibly a postal docketing with the cover carried to Martigny and placed in the Swiss Post Office. A fascinating cover.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
704 o 56a imageSwitzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 30c blue. Nice color & perforations, cancelled by socked on the nose strike of St. Gallen 25.Nov.67 cds, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1998 Rellstab certificate. Zumstein No. 41b SFr 350 ($350).
Scott No. 56a; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
705 59 imageSwitzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 50c violet. Two singles + 10c red tied on small cover to New York, tied by Geneve 18.IX.68 postmarks, Very Fine, a lovely little cover, with 1997 Rellstab certificate. Zumstein No. 43.
Scott No. 59; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
706 59 Switzerland, 1867-78, Sitting Helvetia, 50c violet. Tied with 20c orange on Chargé 30c postal entire by St. Gallen 13.V.71 postmarks, used to the United States, slightly reduced at right, F.-V.F. Zumstein No. 43.
Scott No. 59; Estimate $100 - 150.

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
707 o 61a imageSwitzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 5c brown, double transfer, one inverted. Luzern 10.IV.82 postmark, short corner perf at top left, Very Fine, with 1980 Liniger certificate. Zumstein No. 45.2.01 SFr 600 ($600).
Scott No. 61a; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)

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Est. $100-150
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
708 63 imageSwitzerland, 1881, Sitting Helvetia on granite paper, 15c lemon. Well centered horiz. pair with fresh color, tied by Lausanne 7.X.81 postmarks on Charge letter to Sentier, Very Fine and choice, with 1970 Moser certificate. Zumstein No. 47.
Scott No. 63; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
709 o 91 imageSwitzerland, 1888, Standing Helvetia, 40c gray, perf 9½. Wide control mark. Light cancel and nice color, Very Fine. Zumstein No. 69B SFr 1,200 ($1,210).
Scott No. 91; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
710 220-225 imageSwitzerland, 1934 5c-30c Definitives on first day cover. Full set except missing 3c, however two 15c are present on this registered first day cover to the United States, tied by three strikes of Chur 2.VII.34 postmarks, Very Fine and rare. Zumstein No. 271-276 SFr 3,800 for cplt set ($3,830).
Scott No. 220-225; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
711   Thailand, American Express Co. Correspondence Covers, 1930-40's. Group of 15 covers franked with various issues, majority are Unsealed Printed-Matter single, double & triple-weight franked with various commemoratives, including registered cover from Yala, all sent to the main office of American Express Company in San Francisco.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
712 47 imageThailand, 1894, King Chulalongkorn, 1a on 64a lilac & orange brown, 8 mm English surcharge. Used with 2a on 64a (53) on postal card to Germany, Very Fine.
Scott No. 47; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
713 B12-B17 imageThailand, 1920, First Scout's Fund issue complete. Full o.g., rich colors, a Very Fine set, scarce.
Scott No. B12-B17; $695. (Image1)

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Scott $695

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
714 B18-B23 imageThailand, 1920, Second Scouts Fund issue complete. O.g., lightly hinged, strong colors, a Very Fine set, scarce.
Scott No. B18-B23; $570. (Image1)

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Scott $570

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
715 P130 imageTurkey, Newspaper, 1915, 2pi blue black, carmine overprint. O.g., lightly hinged, well centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, an exceptional example of this very scarce key newspaper issue, with 2013 Sismondo certificate.
Scott No. P130; $1,375. (Image1)

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Scott $1,375

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction

United States Postal History

William Tatham Collection of California Postal History - Sacramento
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
716   imageSacramento Cal, Aug 1st. Manuscript postmark and manuscript "10" rate marking on folded letter sheet (no contents) to pioneer physician Dr. John Townsend in San Francisco "Upper California," purple manuscript "12½" rate correction applied in San Francisco, necessarily an 1849 use given the manuscript postmark and so the earliest known Sacramento postmark, small arithmetic doodle, minor edge wear and light edge toning, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The 10¢ rate was the 1845 rate for a half ounce letter sent over 300 miles or a one ounce letter sent under 300 miles. The basic 1847-1848 Pacific Coast rates were 40¢ per half ounce between the West and the East and the peculiar amount of 12½¢ per half ounce between points in the West. Perhaps the newly appointed postmaster at Sacramento was familiar with the old rates and found the new ones confusing.

Sacramento manuscript postmarks are known used from August 1 (this cover) to October 18, 1849, with 12 examples recorded.

Dr. John Townsend came overland to California in 1844 and eventually settled in San Francisco where he practiced medicine. Townsend Street in San Francisco is named for him.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
717   imageSacramento City, August 1st 1849. Heading on folded letter mailed a month later with "San Francisco, Cal., Sep 1" large cds and purple manuscript "40" rate marking, also with "Sacramento City" endorsement in the sender's handwriting, letter (2 pages) is from a man newly arrived "at the Dry Diggings" to his brother in Belleville, Illinois, the body of the letter is comprised of an account of hardships on the overland trail to California along with a list of prices current, the writer mentions in between "I am going to work tomorrow and will make 15 dollars a day. Gold is plenty everywhere and I am going to make it and save it… write to me at San Francisco," minor edge wear, bleach spots, stamp hinge reinforcements on the back of the address panel, F.-V.F., ex-Newton.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Dry Diggings was an early name for Placerville as well as some other towns where late summer water levels dropped too low for placer mining.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
718   imageSacramento Sep 5 - Paid 80. Manuscript postmark and rate marking on turned cover to Perrysburg, Ohio, cover originally sent from there with red cds and manuscript "40" rate marking to "Port San Francisco, Upper California", some wear & flaws, Fine and rare, the only recorded Sacramento manuscript postmark showing the 80¢ double rate.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
719   imageSacramento Sep 24, Paid 40. Manuscript postmark and rate marking on folded letter to New York City, also "Paid" sender's endorsement, letter (1-½ pages) is headed "Sacramento City Sept 24th 1849" and from a man to his brother, letter notes "the Steamer Oregon has arrived at San F. but brings no mail, she waited three weeks for it," the writer also states he is a partner in a "hole" at Smith's Bar that yielded four hundred dollars worth of gold dust after a few days of work, Extremely Fine, one of the finest examples of the Sacramento, Cal. manuscript postmarks.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
720   imageSacramento / Oct 23 1849 / Paid / 40. Straightline postmark with integral rate marking on folded letter sheet (incomplete contents) to High Creek, Missouri, with red Paris, Missouri, transit postmark, edge faults and fragile with tape reinforcements, some extraneous writing, soiled, Fine, Sacramento straightline postmarks were used intermittently for only three weeks.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Sacramento straightline postmarks are known used from October 21 to November 10, 1849, with 8 examples recorded. Sacramento oval postmarks were used concurrently.
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Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
721   imageSacramento / Oct 24 1849 / Paid / 40. Straightline postmark with integral rate marking on folded letter to Yellow Spring, Iowa, "family" pencil docket, letter (3-1/2 pages) is from a 49er to his brother back home and datelined "Cold Spring, Weaver Creek, Cal. Oct. 21st '49", letter reads in part "I have not received an answer to any of the letters that I have written… The fault is in the mail I know… is said the two last steamers failed to bring letters on account of the mail not having arrived at the Isthmus… after digging some three or four hundred dol. where we first stopped, we packed up our mules and went to the Middle Fork…Spent three weeks damming the river, was lost labor there was no gold in the channel of any consequence… Came back to the same bar that we left and went to work, the water having raised some, have worked about one month made four hundred dol. each and expenses… intend going south in a few days thinking it will be pleasanter wintering there…I wish you could see… Gallowstown … with its thousand men at work digging up what had been streets to the depth of 10ft scooping the gold from the surface of the permanent rock… men don't generally dig on Sunday, they only build houses", Extremely Fine and choice, a choice strike of a rare postmark, ex-Parker and Kramer, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

THIS IS THE FINEST KNOWN STRIKE OF THIS VERY RARE CALIFORNIA STRAIGHT LINE POSTMARK.

Gallowstown may refer to Hangtown, which was an early name for Placerville after three men convicted of robbery and murder were hanged there.
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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