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Lot 2249

[California] San Diego Cal. Apr. 4th/50, manuscript postmark and "40" rate on folded cover to Boston, Mass., docketing on back, "Angelos Mch 28th 1850", Very Fine, rare pre-statehood usage.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Provenance: Vogel.
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Lot 2250

[California] San Diego Cal. Dec. 18, c.d.s. and manuscript "12 ½" rate on folded cover "To his Excellency the Governor of the State of California" from Judge Benjamin Hays, Fine early statehood usage.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Vogel.
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Lot 2251

[California] San Luis Obispo May 29 '52, manuscript postmark and "5" on folded cover to Sacramento, Fine, unlisted in AMCC.
Estimate $200 - 300

Provenance: Vogel.
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Lot 2252

[District of Columbia] ADV., large bold handstamp on cross-border cover to Quebec with free frank of Elisha Whittlsey of the Treasury Dept., "Washington City D.C. Free Jun. 27, 1861" c.d.s. and blue crayon "10," Treasury imprint at top right, waterstain in corner, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Expertization: 2007 PF Certificate.
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Lot 2253

[Illinois] Chicago Ill. Jul. 31, c.d.s. and red "Paid" on printed due notice addressed locally, with an additional handstamp, "Geo. Smith & Co. Chicago PAID" at upper left, in blue, Very Fine, attractive & scarce combination of P.O. and private Paid handstamps.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2254

[Indiana] Madison, In. April 4, boxed straightline postmark and manuscript. "10" rate on 1833 folded letter to Cincinnati, neat docketing at left, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2255

[Indiana] Vincennes. I.T. Apr. 6, partly bold rimless datestamp on 1808 folded letter with manuscript. "17" rate, to Frederick Bates, Secretary "to the Government of Louisiana St. Louis", piece out at BR, otherwise fresh, scarce postmark.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2256

[Kansas] ADVERTISED, NOT CALLED FOR, straightline handstamps of Leavenworth City, Ks., in large & small type respectively, on 1862 small unpaid folded letter from Baden to "Leavenworth Arkansas," scarce "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. 30" debit postmark, forwarded to Kansas but then returned to Europe with beautiful range of 7 markings on back including Leavenworth double circle and scarce "Am Bestimmungsorte/nicht abgefordert" boxed handstamp, Extremely Fine, outstanding usage.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Provenance: Jackson, Bolton.
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Lot 2257

[Kentucky] Louisville Kentucky Oct. 15, mostly bold oval on 1814 folded letter from Worden Pope, a former postmaster of Louisville and influential friend of Andrew Jackson, to surveyor and land speculator Major Adam Hoops, founder of Olean, N.Y., at "Hamilton on Allegany", N.Y., Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2258

[Louisiana] Alexandria La. Nov. 17, Paid 5, clear red c.d.s. and handstamp on cover to New Orleans, a Very Fine Confederate States usage.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2259

[Louisiana] Alexandria La. Oct. 8, Paid 10, clear red c.d.s. and Paid handstamp on 1861 folded letter to Savannah, Tenn., Confederate States usage, datelined "Lunenburg Plantation," some war references including Lincoln, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

Provenance: Skinner.
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Lot 2260

[Louisiana] N.O.U.S. City Post Apr. 4, clear c.d.s. on 1858 incoming cover from France, magenta manuscript "12" credit at upper right, bold Paris c.d.s. with "P.P." struck out and "PD" added, original French rate of of "8" decimes in manuscript. on flap, red New York exchange postmark, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Skinner.
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Lot 2261

[Maine] East Knox, Feb 22, manuscript postmark and manuscript '12½' rate on 1839 folded letter to Tamworth, New Hampshire, with lengthy contents relating to Aroostook (Indian) War, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2262

[Maryland] Easton Md. Feb. 15, 80 Rate, clear c.d.s. and bold manuscript double rate on cover to a Dr. J. Leonard Adkins, U.S. Army, San Francisco, forwarded to Sonoma with manuscript "Fwd 25" (double 12 ½) and totaled up to 1.05, Very Fine, exceptional forwarded usage with a rarely encountered unpaid charge.
Estimate $300 - 400

Provenance: Vogel.
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Lot 2263

[Maryland] "To the Commissioners for running the Lines between Maryland & Pennsylvania", address panel on folded cover docketed, "Dated London May 12th 1764", one month before Mason & Dixon began their survey to resolve the boundary dispute between Maryland and its neighbors Pennsylvania and Delaware, cover with some wear at the folds, still Fine, an important colonial artifact.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Provenance: Historical Society of Pennyslvania.
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Lot 2264

[Massachusetts] (Boston, Mass., 1741) "B Sh 7 Dwt 16 gr", in bold manuscript. on folded cover to Philadelphia showing ship fee (16gr), docketing indicates this was sent by Daniel Flexney, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 2265

[Massachusetts] Enfield Mass., fancy ornamental oval, three examples in black, red and blue, all choice strikes on folded letters, latter two with matching "Free" in scroll and frank of postmaster E.Jones, 1821 & 1826, the example in black is on a 1831 forwarded cover from Springfield, VF-Extremely Fine, matchless trio.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 2266
 
[Massachusetts] 1825 (Jan 2), New Bedford Ma to New London, clear strike New Bedford c.d.s., S.C. "Paid", 12½ on 1825 folded letter, with good whaling content, in part "a friend of ours is desirous of ascertaining the quantity of sperm oil, whale oil and bone that has been imported at Sag Harbor this year." Manuscript notes on reverse lists whalers and amount of oil and bone taken by each, moderate toning, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2267

[Mississippi] NATCHEZ* no-20, clear straightline postmark on 1807 folded letter to Providence, R.I., business contents, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2268

[New York] [John Jay], 1799 folded cover addressed to Jay in Albany, N.Y. when he was Governor, "New York Dec. 16" clamshell and manuscript "17" rate, docketing in Jay's hand with an additional note, "Death of F. Jay" that may also be Jay's, though at a later date when he was organizing his extensive correspondence. Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2269

[New York] N. York. Apr: 9, straightline postmark on ca. 1785 folded cover to Philadelphia, manuscript. "2" (dwt) for 60-100 miles from New York to Philada., and manuscript. "1/2" local currency (1 shilling 2 pence), Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2270

New York 2, circle handstamp with large "2" on Feb.1853 Havana circular to Castine Me., red oval "Printed Report" at upper left, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2271

New York 2, circle with large numeral on 1858 circular from Havana to Bristol R.I., "Printed Circular." Straightline at upper left, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2272

New-York Paid 3 cts. May 16, red c.d.s. on undated printed notice to Tuscaloosa for grocery & commission business, additional "Circular Paid" handstamp struck at top, Very Fine & scarce.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2273

[Ohio] Cincinnati 26th March 1802, manuscript. postmark and "Free" on folded letter to James Madison as Secretary of State in Washington, contents re land survey in the Northwest Territory written one day before at Bellevue, Kentucky by James Taylor, light toning along vertical file fold through "th" and "M" of date, Fine and very scarce.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 2274

[Pennsylvania] Chilllicothe/April 20t 1802, manuscript postmark and matching large "Free" on folded cover to General Peter Muhlenberg as supervisor of revenue in Philadelphia, "25" at upper right deleted in pen by the sender, two tiny edge nicks at top, Fine and rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Provenance: Siskin.
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Lot 2275

[Pennsylvania] PAID*, underlined handstamp of Philadelphia with matching "AI 11" Franklin mark and manuscript. "2" on undated folded cover to Chestertown, Md., manuscript. "postpaid" at lower left, pencil "1786" added at an unknown later date inside, smallish separations but fresh & Fine appearance. The Historical Society of Pa. sale had a similar 1785 usage from same correspondence, though the Paid handstamp showed no underlining.
Estimate $400 - 500
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Lot 2276

[South Carolina] Charleston Aug 18., straightline postmark on 1794 folded cover to Wilmington, N.C., originating in London, Apr. 25, from physician Nathaniel Hulme, manuscript. "Sh" and not quite readable rate, manuscript. "Recd at Wilmington 28th Augt. 1794 & forwarded by Joseph Milner," on back, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2277

[South Carolina] (Charleston, S.C.), 1772 out-of-the-mails folded letter to Robert Traill "at Eastown to the Care of Mr. Isrel Jacobs in Market Street in Philadelphia," Fine. Jacobs was a colonial legislator and later a U.S. Representative from Pa.
Estimate $150 - 200
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Lot 2278

[South Carolina] Cranesville S.C. Aug. 31, manuscript. postmark and "Paid 10" on cover to Little Rock, Marion S.C. with printed 1864 circular from the Office of the State of So. Ca., informing "the Commissioners of Roads and the Town authorities of Marion District, will forthwith summon all slaveholders within their jurisdiction to delver ONE HALF of their slaves liable to Road duty…for Thirty Days' Labor on the Fortifications" etc., cover with stains, circular with folds otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2279

[Tennessee] NASHVILLE, Sept. 5, light readable strike of straightline on 1806 folded letter to Philadelphia, "25" manuscript rate, Fine.
Estimate $400 - 500

Provenance: Meroni.
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Lot 2280

[Texas] BRAZOS/NOV. 21, straightline Mexican War datestamp on 1847 folded letter from Kentucky soldier writing his congressmen in Washington, excellent patriotic content regarding a wish to transfer to a Ky. regiment going to Mexico, "10" struck out in pen and sent free, manuscript "Army Occupation" at upper left, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2281

[Virginia] CABIN POINT JARY 5, straightline and manuscript. "1" (dwt) on 1790 folded letter to Richmond, separations, Very Good appearance.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 2282

[Virginia] PETERSBURG MARCH 22, clear straightline in Brown, manuscript. "12" rate, on 1794 folded letter to Henry Lee, with docketing in his hand, tear at B., Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2283

[Virginia] PETERSBURG, OCT 21, bold straightline postmark in Brown, on 1787 folded letter to Philadelphia, manuscript. "4.16" rate and "2/2" in local currency, manuscript. "ppaid" at lower left, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 2284

[Virginia] wmfburg, straightline postmark struck twice on 1809 folded letter headed "Navy Department" to Norfolk, Va. originating in Washington, "Washn. City Feb. 10" c.d.s. and "Free" in brown with frank of A. Smith, redirected to Williamsburg, but on reverse is manuscript. note: "Wmsburg Post Office 27th feby 1809. Recd by this night's mail from Urbanna, to which place, the mail of 10th from Norfolk to this office, had been missent." and signed by W. Shields P.M. who wrote "forwd" on the face along with "Richmond," there is also a faint Norfolk c.d.s. at lower left, Fine, outstanding usage.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 2285

[Virginia] Wmsburg 4, red manuscript. on folded cover addressed to John Cadwalader in Philadelphia with "from Patrick Henry" added between the lines by the recipient, manuscript. "1/10" at upper left, sealed tear at top not affecting markings, Fine appearance.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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