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The Daniel R. Seigle Collection of Transportation Covers


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Lot 54
1847 Oregon Trail Letter, a detailed, easily read three-page folded letter postmarked manuscript "Oregon Mo., July 19/47", but datelined July 11, Pacific Spring, at the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers; a very interesting account as the writer and his company of 18 wagons passes the continental divide, "changing the ascent for a descent". He tells of "the Pawnee indians - the worst tribe on the route" and of "the Sioux indians [who] stole one horse from our company & perpetrated some minor thefts but upon the whole are the finest specimens of the indians that I have seen". Also noted are a company of Mormon pioneers, with whom they traveled, and who had "all kinds of mathematical instruments & the most scientific means in the world with them" to determine altitude, longitude, latitude and barometric pressure. The letter was mailed by a "Mr. Finley of Illinois who spent some time in Oregon and is returning to the States (so called)", and who offered to drop the letter at the nearest post office. A marvelous letter with some internal splitting at the folds.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 55

[Arizona] California & Arizona Stage Company, boxed corner card on a marvelous illustrated advertising cover to England featuring a three-horse team Stagecoach traveling through the mountains, franked with a pair of cork-canceled 3¢ green (158) with a light Prescott, Ariz. c.d.s., Oct 10 (1877) alongside; backstamped Croydon, England, Nov 13; most of top flap missing, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

This cover features the same illustration as that of the Barlow & Sanderson cover listed in the Colorado section.

Realized $1,500.
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Lot 56

[Arizona Territory] Mammoth Stage Line, Tucson, attractive illustrated advertising cover featuring a two-team Stagecoach under way, franked with a 2¢ Columbian (231) tied by a "Tucson Ariz., May 21, 9 PM, 1894" fancy duplex, to Milwaukee, Wis. (backstamped May 25); Very Fine. A rare Territorial Columbian usage.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 57

[Arizona] Tucson and Tombstone Stage Line, Stage and Express Business, illustrated corner card featuring a Stagecoach on 3¢ green entire with a light cork cancel, to Providence R.I., backstamped Providence; slight wear, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 58

[California] Burns & Fort Bidwell Stage Line, Fort Bidwell, an exceptional illustrated advertising cover featuring a three-team Stagecoach under way in brown on buff, sent Registered and franked with two 2¢ & a 10¢ 1890 Issue (219D, 226) tied by target cancels with two strikes of "Fort Bidwell, Cal./ Reg'd." c.d.s., Oct 8, 1890, to San Francisco and backstamped there on Oct 11; one 2¢ slightly damaged and cover reduced slightly at the right, Very Fine. A marvelous cover.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 59

[Colorado] Aspen Transportation Line, a lovely illustrated advertising cover featuring four horse-teams pulling two connected covered wagons through the hills, franked with a 2¢ red brown (210) tied by an "Aspen, Colo., Feb 24, 1885" octagonal datestamp, addressed in red pencil to Pullman Ill. (backstamped Pullman, Feb 25; somewhat soiled and neatly repaired, Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 60

[Colorado] Barlow & Sanderson's Southern Overland Mail and Express Co., Pueblo, Colo. Office, boxed corner card on a marvelous illustrated advertising cover featuring a three-horse team "B. & S. Overland U.S. Mail" Stagecoach traveling through the mountains, franked with a 3¢ green (158) tied by a quartered cork cancel and postmarked with a light Kansas City Mo. c.d.s., to Pierrepont Manor, N.Y., Very Fine, Ex-Baker, Beals.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

This cover features the same illustration as that of the California & Arizona Stage Co. listed in the Arizona section.

Realized $1,100.
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Lot 61

[Colorado] "La Junta Col, 2/18/79", manuscript postmark with a matching "X" canceling a 3¢ green (158) on a nice illustrated Merchants Hotel, Denver corner card cover to Columbus, O. and backstamped there on Feb 21; reduced slightly at the right and stamp with a nicked corner, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 62

[Colorado] Overland Stage & Express Co., Denver, J.L. Sanderson & Co., Slide & American Mines, a marvelous illustrated advertising cover featuring a six-horse stage traveling through the mountains franked with a a 2¢ red brown (210) tied by an Apr 21 Pueblo, Col. duplex; to Philadelphia and backstamped there on Apr 24, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 63

[Colorado Territory] Denver Pacific R'y Co, Evans, Colorado, oval Superintendent's Office corner card on a clean cover franked with a 3¢ Pictorial (114) and postmarked with a clear "Latham, Col., May 14, 1870" double-circle datestamp duplexed with an open-circle killer; to Fort Collins, Col. Ter.; reduced somewhat at the right with minor mounting damage on the reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 64

[Colorado] Wall & Witter Stage Co., a gorgeous all-over illustrated advertising cover in brown featuring a wide landscape with three different Mining scenes (including a "Studebaker Wagon"), franked with two 3¢ green (158) tied by segmented cork cancels, postmarked "Denver Colo., Apr 2" c.d.s., to Kittanning, Pa.; slight opening tears at left end (mostly on reverse); still Very Fine and exceptionally attractive.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 65

[Colorado] Wyoming Mining, Smelting and Milling Co., Denver, illustrated advertising cover featuring Miners at work underground, franked with a 3¢ green (184) tied "Denver Colo., Apr 11, 1881" duplex c.d.s. with an additional small "4/12" handstamp, to Leadville, Colo.; cover tear at upper right; otherwise Very Fine and most attractive.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 66

[Dakota Territory] Mitchell, "The Metropolis of South Dakota", illustrated advertising cover featuring a Horseshoe-surrounded Railroad Map with Mitchell at the center franked with a 2¢ green (213) tied by a "Mitchell Dak., Sep 29, 1 PM, 1889" target duplex handstamp, four weeks before Statehood (Nov 2, 1889); to Rome, O. and backstamped there on Sep 1; reduced a bit at the right, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 67

[Maine] "By Monroe Stage", manuscript routing instruction on two cards with no other postal markings from Monroe to Bangor, Me.: 1.) a 1¢ postal card (UX7), Jan 2, 1883, and 2.) a plain, partly-printed card, Jun 2, 1887; both are supply orders from A.H. Mayo, a Monroe Dry Goods & Hardware dealer, to N.H. Bragg & Sons, manufacturers of Blacksmith Supplies; the postal card has some light creasing, otherwise Very Fine. Monroe is about 20 miles from Bangor.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 68

[Michigan] East Saginaw, C.K. Eddy Lumber Co., a large all-over illustration on the back of a 2¢ green entire (U314) picturing Lumber being loaded onto a Railroad Freight Car; canceled by an East Saginaw "1" duplex handstamp, May 29, 1891; to Saginaw and backstamped there the same day; exceptionally clean and Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 69

[Wyoming] Clark & Son, Casper-Rongis Stage Line, all-over advertising cover featuring a large illustration of a running four-horse Stagecoach in pink, franked with a 2¢ lake (219D) tied by a partial "Casper Wyo., Jan 7 18(92)" duplex c.d.s., to Cheyenne, Wyo.; includes original four-page letter on two matching illustrated letterheads datelined "At camp 14 miles from any city"; cover repaired extending right side including tiny part of address, Fine and attractive.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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