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United States Postal History continued...

Military/War-Related Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1102 214-217 imageMil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Isls, Registered. Oct 24, 1899. Purple cds and matching grid cancels tie 1899, 1¢-10¢ Issue (214-217) on light buff cover to Yonkers N.Y., matching purple "R, Manila" framed registry handstamp, bold "Federico C. Schenkel, Manila" fancy backstamp and matching "Registered" framed handstamp, purple San Francisco (11.23) transit backstamp; couple small stamp flaws, Very Fine.
Scott No. 214-217; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1103   image"Narrative of Incidents and Adventures in the United States' Army during the Late Mexican War by G.W. McCullough". 201 hand-written pages, noted as member of Company F, II Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, preface indicates desire to give detailed accounts of his own observations while he was in the Division of the Army under command of Gen. W. Scott, extensive content includes landing at Vera Cruz on March 9th 1847: "…The first Division being safely landed, the boats were returned and filled with our Division, which was commanded by Genl. Patterson. By the time we had landed it was dark, and we were directed to lie down with our guns in our arms until morning…We slept as well as could be expected…when we were aroused from our slumbers by the firing of muskets. This proceeded from a small party of Mexicans, who fired on a few of our men who had gone out for water. They ran them into our pickets, who returned the fire, and soon silenced their guns…" and "…Nothing was heard but the roar of artillery, the crash of houses, the bursting of shells, and the shrieks of the dying. The whole scene was truly appalling to one who had never seen such a spectacle before." and then "…On the Morning of the 26th, the Mexicans sent out a flag of truce, when two of our officers were sent into the city to arrange the terms of Capitulation, which were agreed upon that day. These terms were in part that the Mexicans would have the privilege of saluting their flags when lowered…"; the narrative is very detailed and follows his journey throughout the war, Very Fine.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

AN IMPORTANT DETAILED MILITARY ACCOUNT OF THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.

Following the declaration of war, Pennsylvania Governor Francis R. Shunk (1788-1848) called for forming six regiments to serve in the U.S. Army. In contrast to the tepid response in New Jersey and Delaware, patriotic enthusiasm quickly satisfied the quotas, and several full companies had to be turned away. Recruits from the Keystone State were organized into the First and Second Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiments. Of the ten companies constituting the First Regiment, six hailed from Philadelphia, including the City Guards of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Light Guards, and the Cadwalader Grays. The Second Regiment became home to Company F, known as the Philadelphia Rangers.
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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Railroad Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1104 U27 imageBaltimore R.R. Straight line handstamp canceling on 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to Canandaigua, N.Y., 1861 year docketing, Very Fine.
Scott No. U27; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1105   imageGreat Western Railway. Great Western Railway, 1878, 1879 & 1880 passes to the director of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, liability clause on reverse; small tear in one pass, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
CLOSED
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1106 88-S-4b imageHawleyville, Housatonic R.R., Mar 4. Oval railroad station agent handstamp on cover bearing 1¢ blue, type II (7) strip of three, each neatly pen cancelled, on small cover to New Milford Conn., Very Fine and scarce railroad post office use with 1¢ 1851 Issue, Rarity VI, ex-Eno, Wenk and Conland.
Towle No. 88-S-4b; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
1107 25 imageN.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R., May 15. Clear strike of balloon cds tying 1857, 3¢ rose, type I on 1858 folded letter to Boston, Mass., with letter datelined from New York City, a Very Fine and choice strike.
Scott No. 25; Estimate $250 - 350. (Image1)

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Est. $250-350
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1108 158 imagePenna. R.R. Co., Northumberland, Pa., Aug 4, 1875. Bold blue oval date stamp tying 1873, 3¢ green on "P. & E." imprint cover to Towanda, Pa., with original Pennsylvania Railroad letter head enclosure letter written on "Foreign Coupon Tickets" form, additional strikes of date stamp on reverse of cover and enclosure.
Scott No. 158; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
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1109 188-S-1 imageR. & C. R.R., Columbia, Feb 3, 69. Double strike of arc & straight line date stamp tying 1861, 3¢ rose on cover to Ephrata, Pa., Very Fine, a rare Reading & Columbia railroad postmark, with 2015 P.F. certificate. Scott No. 65.
Towle No. 188-S-1; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
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1110   imageRailway Passes. Four different 1878-79 passes for the Concord Rail Road, Joplin Railroad Company, Port Royal and Augusta Railway Co. and Brunswick and Albany Rail Road, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
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Autographs & Free Franks
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1111   imageSusan B. Anthony. ALS, 1pp, dated October 4, 1869 on stationery of The Revolution, "Devoted to the discussion of Suffrage" and written to A.H. Comstock: "Your letter rec'd. contents noticed. Will come to Cambridge if you desire for $50.00. Let me hear from you again that we may appoint a day - Respy, S. B. Anthony", accompanied by original orange cover bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by "New York N.Y., Oct 4" duplex to Cambridge N.Y., fresh and Very Fine letter.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1112   imageJames Buchanan. 1791-1868, 15th President of the United States 1857-61. DS, 10"x16", Sept. 15th 1860 bounty land grant in Kanas to soldier Private Ptolemy P. Chambers of Capt. Elmores Co., South Carolina Militia, Florida War, signed as President "James Buchanan"; overall aging, Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
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1113   imageJohn Hancock. Signer of Declaration of Independence, Delegate from Massachusetts. ALS as President of the Continental Congress on single page holograph letter headed "In Congress Octr. 1t. 1776" and reading "Whereas a full Representation in Congress of the several United States is highly necessary on Business of much importance to America, therefore Resolved, that the President be denied to write letters to the Conventions and Assemblies of the respective States, requesting that Measures be taken to cause a speedily as possible a full Representation of the States in Congress. By order of Congress, John Hancock Presidt."; silked, fold splitting through signature, Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1114   imageAndrew Jackson. 1767-1845, 7th President of the United States 1829-1837. Large signature as President on July 1st 1831 United States General Land Office grant for 80 acres in Lexington Miss., co-signed by Commissioner of General Land Office, embossed seal at bottom left; light file folds and tone spot, Fine signature.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1115   imageAndrew Jackson. (1767-1845) 7th President of the United States, 1829-1837. Old manuscript free frank on undated c. 1843 folded letter sheet to his attorney Robert M. Benton at Lebanon, Tennessee, blue "Nashville, T., Sep 12" cds, no year docketing, some expert reinforcement including small nick at top, still Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

Est. $1,500-2,000
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1116   imageMarquis De Lafayette. French Hero in the Revolutionary War. One-page ALS signed "Lafayette", dated Paris 2 May, 1824, in French, framed with portrait engraving of Lafayette in military uniform, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
1117   imageFranklin D. Roosevelt. Collection in album including 1928 FDR signed bid sheet for 136th M. Ohlman auction, 1934 signed typed thank you letter on White House stationery for gift of U.S. stamps, a couple items from his stamp collection, couple signed Farley typed letters and some FDCs incl. 770a, 756-765 plate number blocks; 756-765 top imperf plate blocks complete nh, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1118   imageGeorge Washington. ALS letter boldly signed "Go. Washington" as Commanding General of the Continental Army, datelined "Given at Head Quarters, Newburgh, Decr. 29th 1782, Go. Washington", reading "To Major Barber's Inspector, and Major Coggshall Waggon Master General of the Army, Gentlemen, You are hereby particularly appointed to inspect the Horses of Sheldons legion; for which purpose you will repair as soon as may be to the Quarters of the Corps at Danbury and the adjacent Towns. It is much my wish that your inspection and examination into the state and quality of the Horses should be as accurate as possible - And you are authorized and directed to Suffer only those to continue in the Corps, which in your opinion will be fit for the Dragoon Service the next Campaign, that the Public may not be burtherned with unnecessary expence. All others (that is) such as in your opinion will be unfit for that Service, you will discriminate accordingly; and having mustered them out, will cause to be delivered to the Quarter-Master General to be sold, or otherwise disposed of in such manner as he shall think proper.", and "P.S., After having completed the business committed to you, a Report of your Proceedings is to be given in at Head Quarters."; couple tone spots, silked for reinforcement and slight edge repairs, Fine.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

A DESIRABLE REVOLUTIONARY WAR-PERIOD LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL WASHINGTON AROUND THE TIME OF THE NEWBURG CONSPIRACY.

After the British loss at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781, the American Revolutionary War died down in North America, and peace talks began between British and American diplomats. At this time George Washington and the American Continental Army was based at Newburgh, New York to monitor British-occupied New York City. Around the time of this letter in late December 1782, the so-called "Newburgh Conspiracy" arose. With the end of the war and dissolution of the Continental Army approaching, soldiers who had long been unpaid feared that the Confederation Congress would not meet previous promises concerning back pay and pensions.


Congress had in 1780 promised Continental officers a lifetime pension of half their pay when they were discharged. Financier Robert Morris had in early 1782 stopped army pay as a cost-saving measure, arguing that when the war finally ended the arrears would be made up. Throughout 1782 these issues were a regular topic of debate in Congress and in the army camp at Newburgh, and numerous memos and petitions by individual soldiers had failed to significantly affect Congressional debate on the subject. A number of officers organized under the leadership of General Henry Knox and drafted a memorandum to Congress. Signed by enough general officers that it could not be readily dismissed as the work of a few malcontents,[4] the memo was delivered to Congress by a delegation consisting of General Alexander McDougall and Colonels John Brooks and Matthias Ogden in late December 1782. It expressed unhappiness over pay that was months in arrears, and concern over the possibility that the half pay pension would not be forthcoming. In the memo they offered to accept a lump sum payment instead of the lifetime half pay pension. It also contained the vague threat that "any further experiments on their [the army's] patience may have fatal effects." The seriousness of the situation was also communicated to Congress by Secretary at War Benjamin Lincoln.
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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Packets and Waterway Markings
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1119 259 imagePacket Clara. Violet illustrated corner card on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by segmented leaf fancy cancel duplexed with "Jefferson City Mo. Apr" cds to Lt. A.J. Bayer at Sedalia Mo.; some edge wear, F.-V.F. and rare, This is the illustrated example in Milgram.
Milgram No. 259; Estimate $300 - 400.

This Steamboat "Clara" was built in 1864 and operated on the Missouri River until 1870.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1120 1092 imageSteamer Pewabic, Detroit, Jun 1, 1864. Sharp full strike of cds on fresh cover to Flint, Mich, franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by bold "Detroit, Mich, Jun 2, 1864" cds and target duplex; slight reduction, an Extremely Fine strike, the listing illustration in Milgram. Scott No. 65.
Milgram No. 1092; Estimate $250 - 350. (Image1)

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Est. $250-350
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1121 1111 imageSteamboat Piota. Well struck oval handstamp in black on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to to Buchannon, Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, La., Very Fine and choice strike.
Milgram No. 1111; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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