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Lot 1339

[California] Almaden, 3¢ rose (65) manuscript-cancelled, not tied, on dark buff cover with manuscript "per Stage Driver" at lower left and addressed to Almaden (located in Santa Clara County, CA, but did not become a Post Office until the 20th century); enclosure datelined San Jose (Santa Clara County) March 14, 1864, and tells of taking letters to the Cinnabar Hotel to meet the Almaden Stage; cover with slightly irregular opening at right which does not affect the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1340

California, twelve covers, includes Los Angeles with contents, Half Moon Bay, Lincoln, Onion Valley (S/R 5), Santa Clara, San Francisco, manuscript town cancel Pleasant Grove Creek, Pacheco (S/R 4), Railroad Flat, and Greenwood; mixed condition, decent strikes, please peruse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1341

[Connecticut] Muddy River, New Haven County, DPO that operated 1862-65 (S/R 8); on an embossed patriotic cover; reduced at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1342

[Dakota Territory] Fort Laramie, 3¢ (#65) tied by target cancel with Fort Laramie Dakota Territory c.d.s. on cover addressed to Valparaiso, IN, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1343

[District of Columbia] Washington, 1807-31, three stampless covers from Washington, DC personalities: one an 1811 free frank from Brigadier General Isaac Maltby to Adjutant General William Donnison containing annual return of the Second Brigade in the Fourth Division of the Militia; 1807 free frank cover from Henry Dearborn in the War Department to John Page in Richmond concerning pensions; and a cover from John McPherson Berrien to Samuel Ingraham concerning the Eaton Affair; mixed conditon, all three historic covers for one low price, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

The Petticoat Affair (also known as the Eaton affair) was an 182931 scandal involving members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet and their wives. Led by Floride Calhoun, wife of Vice President John C. Calhoun, these women (the "petticoats") socially ostracized John Eaton, the Secretary of War, and his wife Peggy over disapproval of the circumstances surrounding their marriage and what they considered her failure to meet the moral standards of a Cabinet wife. The Affair shook the Jackson administration, led to the resignation of all but one Cabinet member, facilitated Martin Van Buren's rise to the presidency and was, in part, responsible for Calhoun's transformation from a national political figure with presidential aspirations into a sectional leader of the Southern states.

Current Bid$130
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Lot 1344

[Kansas] Catholic Mission, 3¢ rose (#65) tied by target cancel on orange cover addressed to Albion, NY; matching town mark with manuscript "Nov 19 /67" date, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Catholic Mission was a short lived Post Office, open 1856 to 1868, and has a Helbock rarity factor of 7
.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1345

Massachusetts, 36 covers, includes Holme's Hole (S/R 3), Rock Bottom (S/R 4), Groton Junction (S/R 5), Otter River, Northfield Farms, rimless Oakham, rimless New Boston, New England Village (S/R 4), Stoneham in scroll; mixed condition, mostly strong strikes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1346

[Minnesota] Winnebago Agency, 3¢ rose (#65) tied by target cancel on cover addressed to "Com Indian Affairs, Washington DC" with matching "AUG 9" town mark, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Winnebago Agency was the Post Office for an Indian Agency open between 1856 and 1886
.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1347

Minnesota, six covers: Winona, Spring Creek (S/R 5), Red Wing, Wasioja (S/R 4), Blue Earth City and Saint Peter; mixed condition, all franked with #65, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1348

[Montana Territory] Deer Lodge, 3¢ (#65) pen-cancelled with manuscript town cancel "Deer Lodge M.T. Feb 6th", on cover addressed to Virginia City, N.T., Fine to Very Fine, scarce town cancel: Deer Lodge had a population of 770 in 1870.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1349

[Nebraska] Fort Laramie, 3¢ (#65) target-cancelled with Fort Laramie, N.T., c.d.s. on cover addressed to Watertown, WI; with letter and transcription; writer describes Pawnee and Sioux Indians and homesick Mormons; great lot, excellent strike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1350

[Nebraska Territory] Fort Kearney, 3¢ (#65), tied by target cancel with Fort Kearney c.d.s. (S/R 8), on cover addressed to Boston, MA; strong strike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1351

[Nebraska Territory] Plattsmouth, 3¢ (#26) fancy-cancelled with "Plattsmouth N.T." c.d.s., on embossed ladies cover addressed to Hastings, MI, Very Fine, a true little gem, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1352

[New Mexico Territory] Fort Union, 3¢ (#65) with partial imprint and arrows at right, tied by Fort Union N. MEX territory c.d.s. on cover to Homesburg, PA, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1353

New York, over 45 covers, includes North Litchfield (S/R 3), manuscript town cancel Big Tree Corners (S/R 4), Butternuts (S/R 4), Comstock's Landing (S/R 4), White's Corners (S/R 4), Shingle Creek (S/R 4), East Sandy Creek (S/R 6), etc., with retail prices to $200 each; mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1354

Ohio, twenty covers, includes Gomer with straightline & c.d.s. cancels, Freedom Station, Canal Lewisville, Sixteen Mile Stand (S/R 4), rimless Rix's Mills (S/R 4), Poplar (S/R 3), Hull Prairie (S/R 3), and Freases Store (S/R 4); mixed condition, all franked with #65, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1355

[Pennsylvania] Miller Farm, Venango County, DPO that operated 1864-65 (S/R 8); clear complete strike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1356

Pennsylvania, over 40 covers, includes Sherman Wells (S/R 7), Second Fork (S/R 5), Bloody Run (S/R 4), Rising Sun (S/R 5); manuscript town cancels Kettle Creek and Ginger Hill; mixed condition, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1357

[Virginia] Old Point Comfort, 1850-57, stampless cover collection: 7 covers, including red c.d.s. & matching large "5" rate; blue with matching "Free" franked by John Bussing Haskin, Congressman; rimless c.d.s. with "Free" franked by R. Archer, P.M.; two red "Old Pt Comfort VA" c.d.s.'s; and a blue c.d.s. with manuscript "25" rate; three with contents, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1358

West Virginia, two covers with manuscript town cancels: "Racoon" (S/R 5) and "Long Reach" (S/R 3), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1359

[Wisconsin] Rock River, Rock County, operated 1869-71; manuscript town cancel (S/R 8), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1360

Wisconsin, nine covers, includes Black River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Beaver Dam, Oshkosh, Madison, Prairie Du Chien and Ocononowoc; mixed condition, generally full strikes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1361

Territorial covers, 1861-68, 31, includes Spanish Bar, Colorado Territory (S/R 5); Washoe City, Nevada Territory (S/R 5); Mountain City, ColoradoTerritory (S/R 5); Plattsmouth, Nebraska Territory (S/R 4); Black Hawk Point, Colorado Territory (S/R 5); Provo City, Utah Territory with mention of Brother Brigham; Denver, Colorado Territory with allover ad showing railroad lines and location of mines; mixed condition; all franked with #65; as close to a no-brainer as you'll find, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1362

Manuscript town postmark collection, approximately 40 covers, the majority from the east coast; many DPOs, includes Bell's Mines, KY (S/R 6); Oxford's Church, PA (S/R 7); Indian Creek, MI (S/R 6); Locust Bottom, VA (S/R 6); Sorrel Horse, PA (S/R 5), etc.; many with contents, including a couple with patriotic letter sheets; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine, it will be a long time until you see this many manuscript cancels again.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$400
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