Lot 604[Advertising] Baughn & Walker Wholesale Grocers, beautiful green shield cameo corner card on cover to Hopkinsville Tex. bearing 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by bold strike of "Port Lavaca, Tex. Sep 8, 1858" cds; cover repaired lower right and some toning, F.-V.F. appearance, a rare cameo from Port Lavaca.
Estimate $300 - 400.
This letter traveled by stage along a route established in 1855 by statute.
Lot 605[Advertising] Hilliard & Spiller Land and Collection Agency (Graham, Texas), shaded all-over ad design showing large Texas star in gray, on cover bearing 1873, 3¢ green, minor perf toning, tied by black four-rings cancel, purple "Graham Tex. May 1 1880" duplex with circled star cancel adjacent; small edge tear and barely reduced at right, F.-V.F., ex-Bleuler.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 606[Advertising] J.L. Fisher & Co., Land, Live Stock and Insurance Agents (Albany, Texas), illustrated corner card showing horses, on yellow cover bearing 1887, 2¢ green tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Albany Tex. Apr 11 1890" to Lafayette Ind., reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 607[Advertising] Salado College (Salado, Texas), all-over shaded design with Soldiers lined up and a Cannon in gray, on unsealed cover bearing 1873, 1¢ ultramarine, couple flaws, tied by purple cork cancel to Texana, Texas at 1¢ printed matter rate, Very Fine and attractive, Texas College covers are rare.
Scott No. 156 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 608[Advertising] The Sunny South Paper (Brownwood, Texas), red and blue design with return address for The Eclipse Hotel on cover bearing 1879, 1¢ blue tied by "Brownwood Tex. Jun 22" duplex to New Ipswich, N.H. at 1¢ unsealed printed matter rate, yellow "The Sunny South" printed ad enclosure; mounting stains on back, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 609[Advertising] Wiley University (Marshall, Texas), all-over shaded ad design in blue on cover bearing 1883, 2¢ red brown, nat. s.e. at right, tied by "Marshall Tex. Dec 4 1885" duplex to South China Maine; flap replaced, small edge tear, F.-V.F., scarce Texas college cover.
Scott No. 210 Estimate $150 - 200.