Auction 27

U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History


Early Postal History


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Lot 122

Stampless covers, 1793-1854, interesting group, 43 in all with some foreign destinations, neat paid markings from Boston, a Philadelphia railroad cancel of note, lovely manuscript cancels as well as a few with Roman numeral cancels; a nice variety of markings and content, perfect for the collector looking for something a bit different, all imaged on our website, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 123

Wells, Fargo & Co. covers, a lovely group of ten different covers all traveling throughout California; each imaged on the website, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 124

[California] Los Angeles, 3¢ rose tied by 34 mm MAY 24 c.d.s. to Philadelphia, PA; the second type of c.d.s. from Los Angeles with period of use from 28 Sept 1856 to 9 Sept 1864; the 3¢ first class letter rate went into effect July 1, 1863, indicating this cover was mailed on May 25, 1864; roughly opened at right, Fine overall, rarity rating "4" - very scarce. Scott 65.
Estimate $100 - 150

See Williams, John H. "California Town Postmarks 1849-1935" Vol I; the population of Los Angeles in the 1870 Census was only 5,278!
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Lot 125

[Indian] Ga-wan-ka Indian, with sound Fine-Very Fine #496 line pair and 492 (x2 singles, originally forming a line pair but separated prior to adhesion), tied to oversized illustrated advertising cover (9.5 x 6.25 in.); neat illustration of "indian warrior" inside of arrowhead; some staining and edge faults, Fine, a #496 line pair on cover usage is VERY SCARCE! .
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 126

Advertising covers, 1896-1914, neat small group, 6 in total featuring photography, expositions, tourism and jewelry, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 103.
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Lot 127

1893 Columbian Exposition, a scarce and seldom seen 1892 Goldsmith postal card wrapper (UPSS EX24Wa, rarity "c" - not the more common 1893 design), an important and very scarce item for the Columbian postal card specialist; front and back halves completely separated, significant chipping at the edge and other edge faults including tears, etc, Very Good to Fine, most of the handful that still exist are generally in very poor condition.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 128

1893 Columbian Exposition, postal card (UPSS EX53), Goldsmith set 6 (12 deigns), Agricultural Building, with address incorrectly written on the message side and message on the address side. Straight line auxiliary marking "UNMAILABLE" in violet on reverse along with a fair-related message…"and at night the illuminations completely turn my head", Fine to Very Fine, a nice example of this auxiliary marking.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Lot 129

1895 Cotton States Exposition, Hotel Aragon, Atlanta, GA to Hamilton (Ontario) Canada, address side with a #231 tied by Atlanta, GA May 28, 1894 duplex marking and due 2 handstamp; reverse all over "Cotton States and International Exposition with Hamilton ONT receiving postmark, an attractive and displayable example, quite unusual to a foreign destination; edge faults and reduced at right, Fine overall.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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