Lot 547(Carte-De-Viste) Seth Kinman, Hunter and Trapper, two carte-de-vistes; one showing legendary woodsman with shotgun and other of the Elk-Horn Chair he presented to President Lincoln (mentioned on the first carte-de-viste), both with "Brady - Washington" imprints; minor wear, Very Fine, a nice matching pair.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Seth Kinman was an early settler of Humboldt County, California, a hunter based in Fort Humboldt, a famous chair maker, and a nationally recognized entertainer. He stood over 6 feet tall and was known for his hunting prowess and his brutality toward bears and Indians. Kinman claimed to have shot a total of over 800 grizzly bears, and, in a single month, over 50 elk. He was also a hotel keeper, barkeeper, and a musician who performed for President Lincoln on a fiddle made from the skull of a mule.
Lot 548(Ephemera) Alta California Office, San Francisco Commercial Circular, printed April 20th, 1850 circular "For Steamer Tennessee" addressed to St. Louis, Mo., privately carried and entered the mails in St. Louis with red "2" in circular handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 549(Ephemera) Berlin, Nevada Warning Notice for Radial Organizers, notice billhead reading "Vigilantes are ready to take care of any radial organizers. Whistle code shall be used as instructed. Ropes Are Ready", affixed to card with notation in part below…I found this on the door of a mine in the ghost town of Berlin, Nevada; soiling and nicks, Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 550(Ephemera) Gibbs & Co., Importers & Commission Merchants, San Francisco, blue cameo corner card on June 15, 1853 folded letter, with printed "San Francisco Prices Current" list, addressed to New York with straight line "Paid" handstamp, Very Fine, ex Polland.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 551(Ephemera) Jas. W. Marshall - The Discoverer of Gold in California, January 19th, 1848, signature on 2¾x5'' autograph card showing illustration of Old Sutter Mill; mounting residue on reverse, Very Fine, a rare California historic signature.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
An identical example sold in the Risvold sale which brought $3,500 hammer.
Lot 552(Ephemera) San Francisco Anglo-California Trust Co. Bank Gift to Uncle Sam (1918), presentation card depicting the Declaration of Independence and commemorating the 142nd anniversary of the U.S., the reverse with 26 mostly different postage stamps of the period and signed by members of the Western Hatters Club ($17.70 in postage), accompanied by second similar card with modest franking; some card flaws, F.-V.F. and unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 553(Ephemera) Six-Horse Stage, 4 ¼ x 5 1/8" mount size photo by C.W. Carter of Salt Lake City, Utah printed at back, pencil inscription, "1867, at Kimballs", clear image of a six-horse stage (also known as a mud wagon), Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 554(Illustrated Cover) Love, Purity & Fidelity, Temperance Envelope., caption on illustrated design with allegorical figure, waterfall, fountain, and star, "Barber & Baker, Sacramento" imprint, addressed to Sacramento Cal., 1856 docketing, carried outside the mails, repaired at right, still Very Fine appearing and scarce California temperance design.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 555(Letter Books) Cooke & Le Count's California Letter Book, bronze on black glazed letterbook with printed 1851 calendar on inside back cover, with lengthy letter datelined "Weavertown (Weaverville), Sept 19th, 52" having returned from Shasta City, mentions sending money and packages by Adams & Co. Express…from the prompt business for which Adams & Co. have gained quite a reputation I feel confident that you have received the packages., sending money for recipient to come to California…if report states that there is no sickness on the route , mentions receiving letter which was hard to read being soaked in salt (ocean) water, when writing to a friend…state in your letter that Mrs Coats will not receive a letter from her husband by this mail for the reason that James her husband is in Shasta Valley attending to the business of his brother who was killed a few days since by the indians; some usual cover wear, Very Fine for this, ex Clifford.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE CALIFORNIA LETTER BOOK PRODUCED BY COOKE & LE COUNT STATIONERS.
Lot 556(Letter Books) Gregory's Express "Pocket Letter Book", unused 1851 gold on black glazed letter book, Thompson & Hitchcock imprint, with original buff envelope, immaculate and Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.