Lot 62Bodie, Cal., Jul 1 (Mono). Octagon date stamp (MON-180) on legal size Department of the Interior imprint cover to Thomas Bennet in New Bedford, Mass. (President of the Great Sierra Consolidated Mining Co. and Bennetville is named after), franked with 3¢ Interior canceled by cork handstamp, 1885 docketing at left; couple file folds, otherwise Very Fine, a unique usage of an Interior envelope and stamp used from Mono county, postmark the listing example in Williams.
Scott No. O17 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 63Cottonwood, Cal., April 13/59 (Shasta). Manuscript postmark (Williams SHA-1220) on small cover to Washington D.C., franked with manuscript canceled 1857, 10¢ green, type II, manuscript "Overland via Los Angeles" routing endorsement; part of backflap missing, Very Fine, a rare early usage from Cottonwood, Cal.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 64Dunnigan, Cala., January 23, 1885 (Yolo). Red straight line postmark tying 1883, 2¢ red brown on cover to Dickinson Center, N.Y., Very Fine, an unusual provisional postmark, unlisted in Williams.
Scott No. 210 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 65Esmeralda, Cal., Nov 28 - 1862 (Mono). Manuscript postmark (MON-650) on cover to San Jose, franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 3¢ rose; stamp soiling and rough cover opening at right, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 66Fiddletown, Cal., Dec 12 (Amador). Balloon cds (AMA-360) on 1868 legal size cover to New York City, franked with 1863, 5¢ brown + 1868, 1¢ blue, F. grill canceled by grid of diamonds cancels, with original letter and Power of Attorney enclosure; some light perf toning, Very Fine.
Scott No. 92+76 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 67Mormon Island, Cal. (Sacramento). Double-lined double oval postmark with "June 28" manuscript date and "10" manuscript rate marking on stampless cover to Milton, Massachusetts, then forwarded fully prepaid from Boston to South Mansfield, Massachusetts, "Paid" manuscript notation added at left & "Boston, Aug 2, 3cts" red cds and "Paid" red straight line handstamp applied at right, Very Fine and choice, a great strike of this marking which is notoriously difficult to find a complete marking, illustrated in Coburn's Letters of Gold (page 314).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 68Nicasio, Cal., Nov. 15, 1892 (Marin). Single line oval date stamp (MRN-1560) on cover to Switzerland, franked with 5¢ small banknote tied by matching target handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 69Sacramento City, Cal., Jun 26 (Sacramento). Forwarding cds (Williams SAC-2520) and matching "5" rate handstamp on 1854 folded letter readdressed to Mormon Island, franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red, vertical pair tied by "New York, May 20" ocean mail grid cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 70Sacramento City, Cal. (Sacramento). Two strikes of cds tying 1851, 10¢ green, type III, two singles on cover to Hastings, Minnesota Territory, cover endorsed at left "E.G. Waite, Senate, Cal.", right single cut in at left & small tear at top, left stamp four large margins, Very Fine, a scarce double rate cover; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 71San Andreas, Cal., Feb 14 (Calaveras). Blue date stamp portion of Angel's straight line postmark (CAL-60) with manuscript town name (Williams unlisted) on fresh cover to Fitchburg, Mass., matching straight line "Paid" and "6" rate handstamps, Extremely Fine, a most unusual and unique townmark.
Estimate $500 - 750.