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Lot 4004

1819 (Feb. 2), Postmaster's Free Frank from Little Rest, RI, to Andover, MA, on folded letter sheet addressed to Master Asa Potter; manuscript postmark dated "Feby 2" at top left, "Free/Tho.R. Mills PM." at right; included with the cover is a letter to "Uncle Asa" from later the same year; generally sound, with a few small usage tears at top, Very Fine.
ASCC $250.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4005

1843-44, Trio of stampless covers sent from Pensacola, FL, to New York City, each a folded letter, with "PENSACOLA/Flor." postmark at left and manuscript "25" rate at upper right; all addressed to Mr. Stephen Sherwood from his brother, Gilbert, a Second Assistant Naval Engineer stationed in Pensacola, interesting contents; some foxing and paper loss as to be expected, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4006

[Colorado] 1903 Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, an attractive, nearly all-over illustrated advertising cover in red & green featuring the Pueblo Fairgrounds franked with a 2¢ carmine (301) tied by a Pueblo Barry machine cancel, Aug 13, 1903, to Keokuk, Iowa and backstamped there the next day, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4007

[Colorado] American Exploration and Gold Mining Co., Denver, illustrated advertising cover featuring a Prospector and his Pack-Mule, franked with a 1¢ blue (264) tied by a Denver double oval, to Stocton [sic] Cal.; small faint stain at the top, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4008

[Colorado] ROSITA, COLORADO, OCT 19 1876, outstanding strike of a magenta rectangular boxed datestamp 1¢ postal card (UX5) canceled with a matching rectangular grid of square dots, to Lake City, Colo.; dated handstamps of the Bank of Rosita and the Hinsdale County Bank of Lake City on the message side, Extremely Fine and most unusual.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4009

[Colorado] Western Federation of Miners, Denver, all-over illustrated advertising cover featuring Mountains and the Motto, "Independence, Education, Organization", franked with a 2¢ Shield (319) tied by a Denver machine cancel, Mar 7, 1904, to De Lamar, Idaho, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4010

[Connecticut] "Ball's Pond, Ct., Ap 21", light, mostly clear manuscript postmark on a cover franked with a pen canceled 3¢ dull red (26), to Danbury, Ct.; includes original letter datelined "New Fairfield, April 21st, 1870"; cover darkened, still Fine. A rare small Fairfield County Post Office listed in the 1870 U.S. Postal Guide, .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4011

[Connecticut] Centre Groton, red circular handstamp with manuscript "Feby 14" on fancy gold on blue Valentine's type envelope addressed to Preston Conn, matching "PAID 3" in circle, town mark appears doubly struck, eye catching; small cover tear at top just into the design, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4012

[Florida Territory] Apalachicola, red "Apalachicola F.Ty/Apr 15" c.d.s. with matching "2" drop letter rate, on outer folded letter sheet addressed to Providence RI, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $55
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Lot 4013

[Florida] ST. AUGUSTINE 10 SEPT 1822 (St. Johns Co.). Nicely struck year dated two line handstamp ("1" of "10" under "UG"), manuscript "Free 25" on folded letter addressed to Washington DC; light file folds through postmarks, otherwise Very Fine, scarce territorial usage, .
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 4014

[Florida] TALLAHASSEE FLOA. 1840 (Leon Co.). Clear oval year dated handstamp with "A" of "FLOA" high, manuscript "25" on folded printed notice datelined Port Leon addressed to NYC, Very Fine territorial usage.
Suggested Bid $55
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Lot 4015

[Maine] Waterville, a fabulous all-over design picturing a Waterview of the Kennebec River & Taconic Falls Bridge on the reverse of a cover franked with a 2¢ Offset (528) tied by a Waterville machine cancel, Jun 21, 1921, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4016

[Massachusetts] Quincy (Scott 24), on yellow envelope with a 1¢ 1857 Franklin pays the postage, tied by a date-indistinct bluish-green Quincy, MA postmark; stamp wide-margined at left, cover pristine, noted in pencil "DARK GREEN / QUINCY, MASS", Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4017

[Michigan] Battle Creek, "OK", two versions, both in purple: one negative on a 1¢ postal card UX5) to Detroit, the second normal tying a 3¢ green (158) on a cover Kalamazoo; the latter reduced slightly at the left, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4018

[Michigan] Coldwater, Christian Cross, perfectly struck in blue, with a matching bold Coldwater May 28 c.d.s. alongside, cancelling a 3¢ green (158) on a pretty canary cover to Detroit, backstamped with a clear Detroit "Carrier" c.d.s. the next day; reduced just a bit at the left, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4019

[Michigan Colleges] Albion College, Albion, illustrated corner card cover featuring the College's "Central Building" franked with a 2¢ red brown (210) tied by a partial Apr 15 Albion duplex handstamp; to Brooklyn, Mich. and backstamped there the next day; reduced somewhat at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4020

[Michigan Colleges] Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, fancy all-over advertising cover franked with a 3¢ green (184) tied by a Dec 11 Kalamazoo duplex handstamp, to Montrose, Mich., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4021

[Michigan Colleges] Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, exceptional illustrated corner card on a very clean cover franked with a 2¢ green (213) tied by a mostly clear Orchard Lake duplex handstamp, Feb 20, 1889; to Jackson, Mich. and backstamped there the next day, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4022

[Michigan Colleges] Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, large illustrated corner card featuring the Schools Coat of Arms franked with a 2¢ green (213) tied by a light Orchard Lake duplex handstamp, Nov 23, 1889; to Jackson, Mich. and backstamped there the next day; reduced somewhat at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4023

[Michigan Colleges] State Normal School, Ypsilanti, an attractive illustrated corner card cover featuring a College Building franked with a 2¢ red brown (210) cand with an Ypsilanti duplex handstamp, Jan 30, 1887; to Detroit and backstamped there the same day; most of top flap missing, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4024

[Michigan] * ECORSE * MICH., choice strike double-lined double circle datestamp, Feb 12, 1887, duplexed with a fancy double-circled star ties a 2¢ red brown (210) on a cover to Wausion, O. and backstamped there the same day; top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4025

[Michigan] GRAND LEDGE, EATON CO. MICH., nice strike of a magenta c.d.s., Apr 4, 1881, on a cover franked with a 3¢ green (184) canceled by a segmented cork cancel, to Shelby, Mich. with a Apr 5 Shelby c.d.s. on the front, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4026

[Michigan] GRAND LEDGE, EATON CO. MICH., Very Fine strike of a magenta c.d.s., May 6, 1881, on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) with a segmented cork cancel, to Williamstown, Mich., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4027

[Michigan] Greenville, Fuller & Gowan Shingle Mill , illustrated corner card on a 3¢ green entire (U82) canceled with by appears to be a "Jack-O-Lantern" with a Mar 16 (1872) Greenville c.d.s. alongside; to Detroit, F.-V.F., Ex-Ebach.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4028

[Michigan] HOWARD CITY, MICHIGAN, an outstanding strike of a fancy double-lined Shield datestamp, Jul 29, 1882, duplexed with a Maltese cross killer on a 1¢ postal card (UX7) to Grand Rapids, Mich., Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4029

[Michigan] Imlay City Fair, all-over, all-text advertising cover franked with a 2¢ carmine (406) tied by an Imlay City duplex handstamp, Sep 19, 1913, to Sandusky, Mich., Very Fine, Ex-Allen.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4030

[Michigan] Lansing, State Government, two different illustrated corner cards, one ca. 1880 from the Secretary of State's Office, franked with a 3¢ green (184), the other 1894 from the Department of Public Instruction, franked with a 2¢ blue (219); both postmarked Lansing, the latter with a matching printed circular with instructions for filing an Annual School Report, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4031

[Michigan] Marshall, 1865 2¢ Coin, another very nice strike ties a 3¢ rose (65) on a yellow cover to North Bergen, N.Y. with a mostly clear Feb 14 Marshall c.d.s. alongside; reduced just a tad at the left, Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno PO-Co 1.
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 4032

[Michigan] Mount Pleasant, "US", bold strike, with a mostly clear Mount Pleasant c.d.s. alongside, tying a c2184 on a yellow Jamestown Hotel corner card cover to Detroit; bit of very minor soiling, still Very Fine.
Cole US-11.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4033

[Michigan] OVID, Clinton Co. Mich., double-lined double circle datestamp, Apr 12, 1887, ties a cork cancel 2¢ red brown (210) on a cover to Winameg, O. and backstamped Montpelier, Vt. on May 9; reduced slightly at the right, F.-V.F., Ex-Ebach.
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 4034

[Michigan] Pontiac, a twice-forwarded cover franked with two Black Jacks (73) canceled straightline "PAID", faint Aug 10 Pontiac c.d.s. to Owosso, Mich.; marked manuscript "Fowd Due", redirected to Corunna, Mich. and postmarked with an Aug 10 Owosso c.d.s.; finally marked manuscript "Due 6", redirected to Fentonville, Mic. and postmarked with an Aug 100 Corunna c.d.s.; reduced just a tad at the right, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4035

[Michigan Colleges] Adrian College, Pontiac, a pretty illustrated corner card on an orange cover featuring several College Buildings franked with a 2¢ rose (65) tied by a Pontiac target duplex, May 16 (1864); to Hudson, Mich., includes a clipping from the dateline of the original letter; reduced very slightly at the right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4036

[Michigan Colleges] Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, nearly all-over advertising cover as the preceding lot but printed entirely in carmine red, franked with a 1¢ gray blue (206) tied by a light Hillsdale target duplex, Nov 9, 1888, and addressed locally, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4037

[Michigan Colleges] Ypsilanti Union Seminary, Ypsilanti, all-over illustrated cover in pale blue featuring the main College Building franked with a pair of 3¢ dull red, type III (26) tied by bold Ypsilanti c.d.s.s, May 10 (1860), to Brooks Grove, N.Y.; a corner of the bottom stamp in the pair is wrapped around the edge of the cover, still Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4038

[Michigan] Detroit, R.C. Wilson, Hair Jewelry & Ornamental Hair Work, a marvelous illustrated advertising cover in red franked with a 3¢ green (158) with a bold Detroit duplex cancel, Dec 3 (1870, to New York City; small flap tear, still Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4039

[Michigan] Detroit, Sub-Marine Diver, illustrated advertising cover for James Bostwick, "Sub-Marine Diver and Junk Dealer" featuring Mr. Bostwick in full diving gear with own branded oxygen pump; franked with a 2¢ red brown (210) tied by a Detroit duplex May 11, 1886; to Fenton, Mich. and backstamped there the next day, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4040

[Michigan] Detroit, Francis Raymond, Bookseller & Stationer, an exquisite illustration on the back of a pink cover, the front franked with a target canceled 3¢ rose (65) and postmarked by a clear Detroit double circle datestamp, to Dexter, Mich.; reduced just a bit at the left, Extremely Fine, Ex-Allen.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4041

[Michigan] Menominee Fire Department, marvelous pink & black illustrated corner card featuring a horse-drawn Fire Wagon on the run on a 2¢ Columbian entire ((U349) canceled by a Menominee duplex, Nov 29, 1893, to New York City, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4042

[Michigan] Menominee Aerial View, an outstanding all-over design picturing an Aerial View of the City and the Green Bay with a Photographer's corner card, franked with a 2¢ Columbian (231) tied by a Menominee duplex handstamp, Dec 3, 1893, to Detroit and backstamped there the same day, Very Fine, Ex-Allen.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4043

[New Mexico Territory] LAS VEGAS, HOT SPG'S. N.MEX., mostly clear c.d.s., Jan 6, 1886, on an advertising cover for the Las Vegas Ice Co's "Pure Mountain Ice" franked with a target canceled 2¢ red brown (210), to Mora, N.M. and backstamped there the same day; includes original letter on a matching letterhead; reduced slightly at the right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4044

[South Carolina] Sadlers Creek (D.P.O.) choice manuscript postmark, "Sadlers Creek SC, Augtt 6" on a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Clinton, Ala., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 4045

[Texas] Austin, Attorneys' advertising cover, all-over gray advertising cover from the Law and Collecting Office of Stewart, Lowday & Habicht to Corsicana, Tex. franked with a 1¢ ultramarine Banknote; reduced somewhat at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 4046

[Texas] Belton, clear purple "Post Office, Belton, Texas, Dec 13, 1879" c.d.s. with matching target cancelling a 3¢ green (158) on a cover to Goliad, Tex.; includes the original letter from the Sheriff of Bell County to the Sheriff of Goliad County requesting reimbursement for the cost of transporting a prisoner a year previous, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4047

[Texas] Bonham, mostly clear Jan 18 c.d.s. on a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Washington D.C., Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 4048

[Texas] Boston, choice manuscript postmark, "Boston Tex, July 23rd/57" on a 3¢ red entire (U10) to New Orleans, Very Fine. Boston was named for the town's first store owner, W.J. Boston. The Post Office was established in 1846, but was moved to the newly established town of New Boston when the Texas & Pacific built their Railroad four miles to the north., .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 4049

[Texas] Decatur, mostly clear Feb 22 (1894) c.d.s. with a neat letter "K" killer cancelling a straight-edged 2¢ Columbian (with split arrow at lower right) on a cover to Mutual, Ohio; backstamped Urbana, O., Feb 25, and Mutual the next day, F.-V.F.
Skinner-Eno Unlisted.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 4050

[Texas] Eagle Lake, mostly full strike of "Eagle Lake/Nov/20[?]/Tex." postmark on sound cover to Alfred, Maine, franked by 1869 3¢ (#114); the post office at Eagle Lake, in Colorado County, opened in 1849, Very Fine, a nice, early example of this town strike.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4051

[Texas] Huntsville, choice strike Jan 11 c.d.s. cancels a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Bethany, Va. "Via Wheeling, Va."; small repaired nick at the bottom, top flap missing, Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4052

[Texas] Jefferson, bold c.d.s. Mar 22 (1857) cancels a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Huntsville, Ala.; includes original letter regarding sale of land in Huntsville; cover missing small part of upper left corner, Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4053

[Texas] Jonesville (D.P.O.) choice manuscript postmark, "Jonesville Texas, Aug 18th" on a 3¢ red entire (U10) to New Orleans, F.-V.F. The Jonesville po was in operation from 1849 to 1875, .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 4054

[Texas] Lovelady, mostly clear c.d.s., Oct 28, 1881, on a Missouri Pacific Railway Co., Rail Road Business cover franked with two 3¢ green (184) tied by target cancels; to Independence, Tex.; reduced somewhat at the left, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4055

[Texas] Marshall, mostly clear Apr 14 c.d.s. cancels a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Mt. Zion, Ga.; flap tears, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4056

[Texas] Palestine, somewhat blurred duplex handstamp, Feb 14, 1885, on a Palestine Post Office Official Business penalty envelope; to New Bedford, Mass. and backstamped there on Feb 18; reduced slightly at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4057

[Texas] Palestine, marvelous illustrated advertising cover for Palestine's International Hotel franked with a 2¢ green (213) tied by a Palestine duplex handstamp, Sep 27, 1888; to Cohocton, N.Y. and backstamped there on Oct 1; reduced slightly at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4058

[Texas] Paris, mostly clear Jul 25 c.d.s. with manuscript "66" cancels a 3¢ pink entire (U34) to New Haven, Ct.; backstamped with a New Haven Carrier c.d.s. on Aug 9; reduced just a bit at the right, F.-V.F., Ex-Chase.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4059

[Texas] Powellton (D.P.O.) clear manuscript postmark, "Powellton Texas, 13th July" on a 3¢ pink entire (U34) to Bagdad, Fla.; includes original "chatty" 4-page letter datelined Powellton, 1866; cover reduced somewhat at the left and a bit soiled, Fine. The Powellton Post Office was in operation from 1850 to 1872, .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4060

[Texas] Queen City, mostly clear purple double-lined c.d.s., Sep 9, 1881 on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) to Jefferson, Tex., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4061

[Texas] San Antonio, mostly clear Jul 24 c.d.s. tied a 6¢ dull pink (169) on a neat cover to Jacksonville, Ill.; reduced just a tad at the right, Very Fine. Addressed by Union and U.S. General, Benjamin Grierson, to his wife, .
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4062

[Texas] Seguin, clear Jun 12, 1909 duplex handstamp on a 1¢ postal card (UX20) soliciting payment of $2.10 to the Seguin Mutual Aid Association (a life insurance co-operative), the card was then remailed as a receipt for the payment by adding a 1¢ Franklin tied by a Jun 21 Seguin duplex handstamp; light bent at the right, F.-V.F. Included is an article explaining this once-common practice of remailing postal cards., .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4063

[Texas] Spur, mostly clear duplex handstamp, Feb 8, 1915, ties a 1¢ green on a cover to Crosbyton, Tex.; upper left corner damaged in openting, Fine.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4064

[Texas] Taylor, purple 3-line REGISTERED cancel, Nov 3, 1898 ties 2¢ & 8¢ First Bureaus on a cover to Milwaukee, Wis.; backstamped Milwaukee on Nov 7; return address is Beyersville, Tex., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4065

[Texas] Tyler, mostly clear Mar 11 c.d.s. on an attractive illustrated advertising cover for a Tyler Land Agent franked with a 3¢ green (184) to Hillsborough, N.C., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 4066

[Texas] Van Horn, clear c.d.s., Jun 1, 1890, on 3¢ green entire (U306) to El Paso, Tex. and backstamped there the same day, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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