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Sale 5135

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Stamps and Postal History
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U.S. Postal History




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Lot 5001

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5002

[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 $19
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Current Bid $10
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Lot 5003

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5004

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5005

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5006

[Minnesota Territory] Red Wing, cover, addressed to Inverness, NY, franked by 3¢ dull red (#26) cancelled by black "3" with "Red Wing/MAY/23/M.T." postmark in red at left; some wear at corners, lower backflap torn on opening, otherwise sound, Very Fine usage, "Ex Carol [sic] Chase Collection" noted on reverse in pen.
Suggested Bid $80
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Current Bid $40
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Lot 5007

[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 $55
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Current Bid $28
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Lot 5008

[Rhode Island] Little Rest, 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 $40
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Current Bid $190
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Lot 5009

[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 $36
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Current Bid $18
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Lot 5010

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5011

[Texas] Bonham, mostly clear Jan 18 c.d.s. on a 3¢ red entire (U10) to Washington D.C., Fine.
Suggested Bid $26
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Current Bid $13
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Lot 5012

[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 $36
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Current Bid $18
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Lot 5013

[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 $45
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Current Bid $24
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Lot 5014

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5015

[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 $26
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Current Bid $13
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Lot 5016

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5017

[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 $26
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Current Bid $13
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Lot 5018

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5019

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5020

[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 $40
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Current Bid $20
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Lot 5021

[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 $32
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Current Bid $16
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Lot 5022

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5023

[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 $19
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Current Bid $10
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Lot 5024

[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 $28
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Current Bid $14
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Lot 5025

[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 $26
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Current Bid $13
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Lot 5026

[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 $26
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Current Bid $13
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