Lot 677California Postal History Balance, of 21 items; includes 1854 Jacksonville manuscript postmark and San Francisco 1906 Earthquake usage, others are 1896-1915 Fair & Carnival covers mostly from San Francisco and San Jose; condition a little varied (no photo).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 678California Townmark Balance, 1850-60's, of approximately 50 covers; wonderful array of early towns including Columbia straight line (TUO-410, R5) on forwarded cover, Weaverville oval (TRI-2020, R4), Auburn manuscript, Fiddletown balloon cds on 3¢ Nesbitt (with 1858 letter from Judd's Branch), circular postmarks from Marysville, Auburn, Sweetland, Goodyears Bar, Downieville, Strawberry Valley (2 types), North San Juan, Iowa City, Camptonville with "Overland Via Los Angeles" oval (flaws), Mok Hill manuscript, Crescent City cds on 6¢ Nesbitt to England (flaws), Mormon Island oval, Ophirville cds, Rich Gulch manuscript, section of Sacramento usages, some incoming usages including early handcarried, mourning cover to British Columbia via California, etc.; condition varies with many nice strikes throughout, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 679California Townmark Group, 1880-90's, of 12 covers; includes 1886 Oceanside with fancy star in star killer, 1881 Bidwell's Bar duplex, 1891 Wheatland, 1884 Santa Barbara registered, 1880 Live Oak, 1887 Gold Run, 1887 Dutch Flat, 1886 Sierra Madre, 1884 Alleghany, 1884 South Charleston, 1889 Pasadena and a Midwinter Expo cover from Sausalito; condition varies, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 680San Francisco Political Ephemera, 1920-50's, 14 items; includes partially used booklet of seven tickets for the 1920 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, 4 passes to the Senate Chambers and House of Representatives for the 82nd Congress Second Session (two of each), other items for the National Republican Committee including Temporary Roll of Delegates, magazine from the Convention, Centennial Ball, two signed House of Representatives Restaurant menus of various delegates and invitation to the Inauguration of Eisenhower and Nixon as President and Vice President (including cover) (no photo).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 681San Francisco Townmark Balance, 22 items; includes early integral rate "40" and "80" cds's, other integral rate cds's including "10", "Paid 10" and "Free", some incoming usages with 1849 "40" rate from N.Y., 1880 usages from England, 1862 "Per Victor" with S.F. "Ship 5" handstamp, later Banknote usages including foreign destinations and Way markings, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 682San Francisco Transatlantic Covers, 1850-60's, group of 24 covers to and from San Francisco and European countries; includes 1858 cover to France from Maxwell's Creek with S.F. transit, France incoming with 10c + 20c Napoleon issues and clamshell "Ship 6" rate handstamp upon arrival, "Pr West Indies Packet" endorsement on incoming from Scotland, couple error transit postmark items, an array of paid and unpaid rates, transit markings and ship endorsements; condition varied, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $400 - 600.