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The Herbert Kagen Collection of West Virginia Postal History
 
 
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Lot 585

Berkeley Springs, 1845 red Berkeley Springs VA c.d.s., with manuscript "5" rate on folded lettersheet addressed to Hedgesville VA; business letter, the oldest health resort in VA, later a town in WV; piece out of bottom edge, Fine to Very Fine, possibly the earliest handstamp of Berkeley Springs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 586

Charleston, over 210 covers and cards; includes corner ad covers with many illustrated, Executive Department cover, postal stationery, "Return to Sender", special delivery, hotel, 1939 Harley Davidson illustrated ad cover, fancy cancels, WWII patriotics, postage dues; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, a nifty collection of this state capital.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 587

Charlestown, 1851-1935, 35 covers, including advertising covers with colored ad for Virginia Free Press, mourning cover, Trans-Atlantic covers, #9 on cover, etc.; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, terrific material for the West Virginia town collector.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 588

Dickinson Stores, 1820-45 Post Master William Dickinson correspondence, 52 stampless covers with manuscript town cancels, from Mount Juliet to Postmaster William Dickinson at Dickinson Stores, Bedford County VA, some slave content, one letter notes number of deaths from scarlet fever, many post office business letters, examine carefully, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425.
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Lot 589

Dickinson Stores, 1830-50 Post Master William Dickinson correspondence, 61 stampless covers with manuscript town cancels, from Kanawha Salines, earlier letters written to William Dickinson Post Master at Dickinson Stores, Bedford County VA, some slave content with many post office and general business letters, examine carefully, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 590

Huntersville, 1852 manuscript town cancel "Frankfort VA" with rate "Paid 3" on folded letter sheet addressed to Huntersville VA, double circle with fancy feather design c.d.s. used as receiver, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 591

Kanawha Court House, 1811-88 including the Virginia period, approximately 100 covers, 22 stampless with the balance franked; ten have manuscript town cancels, balance red & black circle c.d.s.'s, one with "Post Office Business Free" in circle; among the franked are an 1866 cover addressed in calligraphy, corner ad covers, one with manuscript "Due 4¢", fancy cancels; most with contents, Fine to Very Fine, an opportunity for Virginia and West Virginia collectors alike.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 592

Kanawha Court House, 1861 Kanawha C(ourt) H(ouse) VA c.d.s. with italicized "Paid" straight line, on a stampless cover addressed to Lexington VA, Very Fine, with 1976 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 593

Kanawha Salines, 1830-55, 27 stampless covers, 8 manuscript town cancels, blame circle c.d.s., most sent "Free"; some slavery content, Fine to Very Fine, interesting reading, please review.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 594

Lewisburg, red "Kanawha C.H. VA" c.d.s. with manuscript "18¾" on outer lettersheet, addressed to Fredericksburg VA, forwarded to Lewisburg VA and again to Clarksburg VA, with "Paid" straight line, manuscript direction to the postmaster "Post Master will confer/a favor on Mr Middleton/by forwarding this letter/to him as soon as possible", later was a town in WV; horizontal and vertical file folds and tiny tear at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 595

Martinsburg, twelve stampless covers when in Virginia, postmarks include brown double oval (2), red double oval (3), red double circle, and 6 circle c.d.s., decent range of rate markings, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 596

Middleway, 1828 (Feb. 15) "Middleway VA" c.d.s. with manuscript date of "February 15" and "Free", on folded letter sheet addressed to James Barber (Barbour), Washington DC; father pleading to annul the draft call for his underage son, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

James Barbour (June 10, 1775-June 7, 1842) was an American lawyer, politician and planter. He served as a delegate from Orange County, Virginia, in the Virginia General Assembly, and as speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the 18th Governor of Virginia and the first to reside in the current Virginia Governor's Mansion. After the War of 1812, Barbour became a U.S. Senator (1814-25) and the United States Secretary of War (1825-28)
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Current Bid $130.
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Lot 597

Parkersburg, 1835 Parkersburg VA [now WV] stencilled c.d.s. with manuscript "18¾" rate, on folded lettersheet addressed to Harrisburg PA; business letter; file fold ending in small tear at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 598

Shepherdstown, 1834 (Nov. 22) red Shepherdstown VA origin with matching "Paid" straightline, along with manuscript "18¾" rate, on folded lettersheet addressed to Lancaster City PA; letter was carried by hand from Charleston to Shepherdstown and mailed from there, business letter, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 599

Shrewsbury, over 50 covers postmarked Shrewsbury, much slavery content; 11 franked, 44 stampless, with all being manuscript town cancels; many interesting business transactions involving negroes, Fine to Very Fine, a tremendous source of information for the collector; inspection urged.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 600

Shrewsbury, Post Master William Dickinson correspondence, 1820-30, 62 stampless covers with manuscript town cancels, earlier letters written to William Dickinson Merchant, changes over to Post Master at Dickinson Stores, Bedford County VA, some slave content with many post office and general business letters, examine carefully, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 601

Shrewsbury, manuscript town cancel "Shrewsbury VA" with matching "Free/Jack Shrewsbury P.Mas" on folded letter sheet addressed to Bowling Green KY, full complete strike arc Bowling Green KY c.d.s. used as receiver, redirected to Nashville TN, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 602

Wellsburg, two 1845 stampless covers, Wellsburg VA c.d.s. with "Paid/3" in oval addressed to Maysville KY, and red Wellsburg VA c.d.s. with matching "5" rate in double circle with fleurons addressed to Fishing Creek VA, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 603

Wheeling, approximately 130 covers in all; includes 19 stampless, with stamped covers including corner ad cover for Monongahela Pre Rye Whiskies, illustrated ad covers for The Register, Caldwell & Peterson tool manufacturers, McAuley-Peters Tent & Awning Co., etc; we even note a Special Delivery cover; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, an exceptional collection, please examine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $600.
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Lot 604

Wheeling, 1851 Wheeling VA c.d.s. on cover with "Paid/3" rate in fancy rayed box, on cover addressed to Indiana PA; Wheeling will become WV's first capital; edge flaws, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 605

White Sul. Springs, 1829 red "White Sul. Springs VA" with manuscript date "July 22" and "18¾" rate on outer folded letter sheet addressed to Philadelphia; now WV and home to the Greenbrier, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 606

Virginia stampless covers, 1818-48, over 120 stampless covers, towns include Berkley Springs, Bethany, Blue Sulphur Springs (2), Buckhannon (2), Cabell Court House, Capon Springs, Charlestown (17), Clarksburgh(4), Fairmont (2), Graves Creek (3), Guyandotte (2), Harper's Ferry (10), Hedgesville, Huttonsville, Kanawha Court House (6), Kanawha Salines, Lewisburg (4), Moorefield (Green), Morgantown (5), Parkersburg (7), Penn's Store (Tobacco ad), Phillipa(2), Point Pleasant (3), Romney (5), Salt Sulphur Springs, Shepherdstown (12), Triadelphia, Weston, Wheeling (11), White Sulphur Springs (15), most with contents, with a few green cancels, unchecked for slave or political content, a choice virgin lot well worth exploring, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 607

Virginia stampless covers, 1830-1850, 11 better covers, with red Buffalo VA with matching "5" in circle to Charlestown, manuscript Kanawha Court House to Richmond VA, Kanawha Court House to London England, Lumberton VA to Clarksburg, Shepherdstown to Washington DC, red White Sulphur Springs with matching "18¾" rate to Harmony, red Wheel no outer rim to New York City, terrific material for the Virginia collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 608

Virginia manuscript town cancels, 1820-50, ten covers, includes Callaghans, Davis Mills(2), Emaus, Glade Farms, Grafton, Middle Mountain (Unlisted), Pigeon Run, Taylor Store & Woodstock, seven of the covers have original contents with Davis Mills, Middle Mountain, & Pigeon Run have slavery content, fairly easy to transcribe, mixed condition, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $0.
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Lot 609
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West Virginia scenic picture post cards, 1905-60, a once-in-a-lifetime collection of several thousand is offered, with classics, linens, and chromes, with many real photos, a few better include "Football Team of the G.P.S., Lewisburg WV", comic card of two women & a gent following a bus reading "There are plenty of Rubbernecks in Smithfield WV but I should worry?", "Amusement Zone W.V. State Fair Park Wheeling WV" and "1911 Souvenir State Fair Class of Students …at The Elliot Commercial School…", with a few single-day event cards; duplication, Very Good to Excellent, truly a great collection; please review.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $3,500.
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Lot 610

West Virginia picture postcards, 1903-38, several hundred cards in four volumes and a box; mostly West Virginia picture postcards, including a nice selection of real photos featuring single-day events; has panoramas of Old Chain Bridge Amesbury MA, Wickett Isle & Harbor Onset MA and Whittiers Birthplace Haverhill MA, miniature leather with rebus design, ad card for Ball Band Rubbers; mixed condition, Very Good to Excellent, plenty of premium cards present; inspection invited.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 611

West Virginia postal history extravaganza by town, 1860-1995, over 3,000 covers and cards presented for your viewing pleasure, mostly mounted on pages; with approximately 400 ad covers, 150 picture postcards and 80 registered, includes First Flights, First Days, cacheted event, opening and closing dates of post offices, postal stationery, RPOs, fancy cancels, towns include Anated, Anthem, Anawalt, Arden, Arlee, Alington, Arbutus, Arbucks, Amos, Ambrosia, Amboy, Addison, Adamsville, Acme, Academy, Alvy, Auvil, Austen, Aurora, Agusta, Atwood, Auburn, Athens, Ayers, Avon, Aplan, Affinity, Alma, Alpena, Avoca, Alum Bridge, Arbuckle, Addison, Adamsville, Acme, Academy, Alvy, Aulvil, Austen, Aurora, Agusta, Atwood, Aiburn, Athens, Ayers, Avon, Aplan, Affinity, Alma, Alpena, Avoca, Beverly, Buffalo, Burning Springs, Burnsville, Buckhannon, Bristol, Brooklyn, Brown's Mills, Brown's Town, Brushy Run, Barren Creek, Brown, Browning, Barboursville, Barracksville, Bartley, Bridgeport, Bootsville, Borland, Boulder, Brownemont, Brady, Burnersville, Bull Creek, Burton, Big Isaac, Big Skin Creek, Big Sprinks, Bim, Birch River, Blingamon, Blacksville, Bradshaw, Bramwell, Brandywine, Braxton C.H., Bluefield, Boardtree, Boaz, Boothsville, Blue Creek, Beatrice, Belfont, Big Bend, Bellton, Belington, Bert, Benwood, Bensrun, Bemis, Bellsville, Bancroft, Baileysville, Bablin,Crickard, Cratesville, Cox's Mill, Cowen, Clover Creek, Cottageville, Cone, Circleville, Czar, Coal Valley, Coalburch, Clarksburgh, Clarksourg, Davis, Days Mills, Deep VAlley, Deep Water, Dallis, Danville, Donald, Dotson, Dunbar, Dunlevie, Duke, Edray, Easton, Eastbank, East Lynn, Eagle Mills, Eureka, Ethel, Etam, Endicott, Ellway, Elm Grove, Elliot, Ellenboro, Ella, Elk River, Elkins, Elm Grove, Elk Horn, Elk Garden, Elk, Elizabeth, Egeria, Falls Mill, Falling Water, Fair Plain, Fabius, Franklin, Frankford, Forman, Fort Gay, Forest Hill, Ford, Flemington, Flat Top, Fellowsville, Fayetteville, Farmington, Freemansburgh, Frederick, Fraziers, Fungs Creek, French Creek, Fairmont, Gary, Gazil, Genoa, Gillespie, Given, Gladesville, Glen Easton, Glen Jay, Glenwood, Greenland, Greenville, Grafton, Glenville, Green Hill, Green Bank, Gormania, Good Hope, Guyandetta, Hacker's VAlley, Holly Grove, Holman, Hope, Hernsham, Hendricks, Henderson, Heights, Harvey, Hastings, Hartford City, Harrisville, Harpers Ferry, Harding, Hansford, Hanover, Hammond, Hamlin, Halls Mills, Hall, Haddix, Hinkle's Mills, Huttonsville, Hurricane, Hurricane Bridge, Hurlings, Huffman, Hughston, Howesville, Howard, Horseshoe, Horner, Hopeton, Huntington, Holliday Cove, Hoarde, Hinton, Ivy, Ivanhoe, Ira, Industrial, Job, Jesse, Jumping Branch, Keyster, Kingsville, Kimball, Keyston, Knight, Kingwood, Letart, Lester, Lega, Lemen, Lefthand, Leewood, Leetown, Lewisburgh, Long, Lima, Lillydale, Little Falls, Lindseey, Linden, Little Birch, Littleton, Lock Seven, Logan, Lumberport, Mannington, Marlington, Mannington, Matewan, Mason, Mayton, Maywood, McClaine, Meadland, Meadville, Meadowville, Meadow Bluff, Mercer's Bottom, Meriden, Medley, Millpoint, Millville, Milo, Miletus, Millbranch, Middleway, Middlefork, Middlebourne, Minongah, Minnora, Mineral Point, Mineral, Milton, Moundville, Moscow, Mossy, Mount Hope, Morgantown, Mooresville, Moorfield, Newell, Nicholas C.H., Nicklow, North Mountain, Nimitz, Newwburgh, Ohley, Oceana, Orpha, Oreide, Olive, Okonoko, Overhead, Ox, Parkersburgh, Parsons, Phildan, Patrick, Patterson Depot, Paw Paw, Peabody, Pecks Run, Pickaway, Piedmont, Palatine, Phillippa, Portland, Paint Creek, PAyton, Petroleum, Point Pleasant, Perrysville, Peerless, Peel Tree, Patton, Pennboro, Persinger, Quiet Dell, Reedsville, Roe, Romney, Ronceverte, Rock Oak, Red House, Red House Shoals, Reedy, Resse's Mill, Richwood, Red Wood, Ridgeville, Richlands, Richwood, Ripley, Rippon, Rivesville, Roanoke, Raleigh C.H., Rock View, Red Sulphur Springs, Rowlesburg, Rusk, Salem, Salt Sulphur Springs, Sassafras, Saxman, Scott Depot, Selbyville, Sharples, Shepherdstown, Shearard, Shinnston, Shirley, Short Creek, St. Albans, St. George, St. MArys, Salana, Sisstersville, Six, Slab Fork, Smith, Sissionville, Snow Hill, Spencer, Strange Creek, Summersville, Summit Point, Superior, Sutton, Simpon, Taylor, Texas, Thompson, Tipton, Tollgate, Toping Grove, Toson, Townsend Mills, Troy, Union, Uppertract, Vadis, Valley Furnace, Vicars, Vivian, Wadestown, Walton, Wayne, War, Washburnm Webster, Webster Springs, Welsh Glade, Welooms, West Liberty, West Milford, Weston, White Suphur Springs, Welch, West Columbia, West Union, Williams, Wick, Wiggins, Wilbur, Williamson, Wellsong, Wadensville, Winfield, Yawkey, Yorkville, Zela, Zenith, Fine to Very Fine, put this on your "To View" list—there will be no regrets.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $4,750.
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Lot 612

West Virginia manuscript town cancels, 1820-50, approximately 65 stampless covers; towns include Berkeley Springs, Braxton, Buckhannon, Buffalo, Bulltown (2), Cabell Court House (2), Clinton, Clarksburg, Coats Mouth (3), Evansville, Fairmont, Falling Waters, Fayetteville, Frankford, Gauley Bridge (5), Glenville, Green Bank, Greenbrier Court House, Huntersville (2), Kanawha Salines (2), Kingwood (2), Lewisburg, Locust Lane, Luneys Creek (2), Monroe Court House, Morgantown, Mountain Cove, Phillippia, Phillippi, Paint Creek, Point Pleasant (3), Princeton, Pruntytown (3), Romines Mills, Romney, Salt Sulphur Springs, Saltwater, Sheperdstown (2), Shrewsbury (2), Sweet Springs, Triadelphia, Walnut Grove, Wardensville (2), Waughts Ferry, Weston, West Union;mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, most with contents; examine please.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $0.
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Lot 613

West Virginia postal history, thousands of covers, mostly from the twentieth century with a few stragglers from earlier: cacheted event, advertising with some illustrated, First Days, commercial, Post Office Business, mourning, postal stationery, WWII Patriotics, Special Deliveries, and so much more; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, a tremendous find for the cover dealer; examine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $1,000.
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Lot 614

West Virginia county & post master cancels on cover, 16 covers including serrated ovals for Kingwood, Wardensville, Lazearvlle and Beara; double-oval for Maysville; ovals for Sir John's Run B&O Railroad; double-circle for Ravenswood and Sardis, etc.; light duplication, mixed condition, mostly full strikes, Fine to Very Fine, scarce material.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $325.
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Lot 615

West Virginia postal history collection, 1861-88, over 170 stamped covers mounted on pages, all identified as to originating town, with many corner ad covers, includes Baughman Hardware, H.F. Goff Leading Hardware with billhead, West Virginia University.P. Wayman Sheriff Marshall, Second Hospital For Insane, Trinity Parish, West Virginia Penitentiary with letterhead, Henry Marcus & Son pelts & hides with letterhead, Hospital for the Insane, Our Jewel Roller Flour, generally clear strike of town cancels, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $350.
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Lot 616

West Virginia discontinued post offices, 1880-1935, 130 DPO covers on pages and loose, with Union Village (S/R 7), Lockhart (S/R 4), Gunville (S/R 4), Mud Bridge (S/R 5), Peel Tree (S/R 4), Poplar (S/R 4), Schultz (S/R 4), Rice (S/R 4), and more; the majority of covers are from the Prexie era, Fine to Very Fine, please review.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300.
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