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Postal History By State
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Lot 174
Alaska Postal History, 85+ Covers and picture post cards in binder, starting with a couple ship RPO covers, then some town cancels on covers and cards, starting in the early 1900's. Also includes WWII APO's in Alaska, some with scarce provisional censor markings. Interesting grouping for futher expansion. Gen. F-VF.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 175
California Postal History, Selection of 11 used 19th century postal stationery entires, comprises 10¢ U15, red Forbes Town c.d.s. to Maine; 10¢ U16, Diamond Springs c.d.s. to Boston; 3¢ U35, ms Lower Lakes to San Francisco; 10¢ U41, Sacramento to Holly, Mich.; and seven nice 2¢ U311/313 including a legal size U312 special delivery from Los Gatos to San Francisco with an E4 and a 2¢ #250 (double rate) affixed over a printed Wells Fargo frank. A clean F-VF lot.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 176
California Postal History, Selection of 18 California covers, all franked with the 1890 Issue, 13 are registered usages to the Tax Collector in San Diego from the towns of Banner, Balena, Calico, Cuyamaca, Descanso, Julia, Los Angeles, Nueva, Perris, San Francisco, San Marcos, Wildomar, and Wynola. A clean F-VF lot.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 177
California Postal History, About 35 covers, 1850s-1922, all from San Francisco, stampless through postal stationery and advertising with a wide variety of frankings and usages, nothing rare but all chosen with an eye for appearance. An excellent lot.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 178
SALISBURY, MASS (Essex County), Selection of 13 pieces of Colonial "paper", 1682-1777, from the Eastman family of Salisbury including the Will of John Eastman, signed on 26 July 1776, receipts, etc.
Estimate 600 - 800
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Lot 179
MAINE POSTAL HISTORY, Collection of about 65 covers and cards including a 1798 Narraguagas manuscript, to an 1814 York straightline on a folded letter proposing a tax on slaves to help pay the cost of the War of 1812, to an 1815 Free Frank of Wm Williamson the P.M. of Bangor who was a short term Governor of the state, and an 1893 cover from Branch, Me. to Bangor via three towns in Quebec and then Sandy Bay, Me. with all five backstamps (including Bangor). Also includes a few pieces of Maine ephemera. A clean and very scarce group.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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