Lot 538Better Nevada Town Balance, collection of over 215 covers/cards with majority betting better strikes from 1860s to early 1900s, includes Blair Junction (1923 late, s/r 9), Bullionville (s/r 8), Dean (s/r 7), Franktown (s/r 8), Hercules (s/r 8) Jumbo (three, s/r 8), Leetville (two, incl. 1909 doane tyoe 3/2), Mineral City (two, s/r 7), Pahrump (1894 early, s/r 7), Rosebud (s/r 8), Ruby Hill (three incl. UKE, s/r 6), Schley (s/r 8), Sheridan ms. eku, Smelter (s/r 9) Sprucemont (s/r 7), Pyramid ms. (s/r 8), and White (s/r 7), many more s/r 5, 6 and 7 towns, early includes Virginia City, Austin, Carson City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Washoe City, Virginia City, etc.; some mixed condition, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 539Hawthorne Nev. 1880s-1900s, collection of over 95 covers and cards including mounted "Anchors in the Desert" exhibit showing 1930s fancy cancels as reminder of Navy personnel being stationed in the middle of the Nevada desert at the Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, includes 1886 use with 1883, 2¢ red brown strip of six to Gold Mountain, 1882 use with #210 tied by circle star cancel, 1908 U.S.P.O.D. registered envelope, also includes six real picture post cards, Fine and interesting town collection (no photo).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 540Nevada Railroad Post Offices, intact collection of over 62 covers/cards from 1870s-1940s in cover album, includes 1870 Central Pacific R.R., 1870s "San. Fran. To Ogden R.P.O.", 1875 "San. F. & Ogden R.P.O." (Towle 976E), 1918 "Sparks & San Franc. R.P.O." (976-W-1), 1886 & 1898 "M. House & Keeler R.P.O." (990-A-1, 990-A-2), 1897 "Mound House & Keeler R.P.O." (990-D), 1910 "Mina & Keeler R.P.O." (990-B-1), 1936 "Mina. & Mojave" (990-C-1), two different "Reno & Virginia city Agt." in purple and black, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F., a scarce collection of Nevada railroads.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 541Nevada, Mineral County, 1860s-1950s, collection of 67 covers including a mounted exhibit collection and additional cover album, includes Aurora, Esmeralda, Babbitt Ranch, Belleville, Broken Hills, Candalara, Candelaria, Douglas, Fletcher, Granite, Hawthorne, Luckyboy, Luning, Mina, Mount Montgomery, Omco, Ramhide including the rare manuscript Sep. 8th 1908 post fire postmark due to the duplex being destroyed, Redlich, Schurz, Simon, Sodaville, and Thorne; an interesting collection of this popular county, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 542Wells Fargo & Co. Nevada, selection of 22 covers, all with company franks and most with Wells Fargo & Co. oval handstamps including Aurora, Austin, Belleville, Candelaria, Elko, Gold Hill with Utah and Nev. designations, Hawthorne, Palisades, Silver City, Soda Springs, Starr City, Treasure City, Virginia, Virginia City in blue and black, also includes Sodaville Nev. postal use with Columbian Issue Wells frank; condition varies; generally Fine or better.
Estimate $500 - 750.