Lot 776"Per Overland Mail Stage, Via Placerville, in hope of the [railroad]", illustrated railroad propaganda design with Chorpenning Route designation and E. B. Davidson of Sacramento imprint on circa 1859 yellow cover bearing 10¢ green, type II (14), four full to large margins, neatly cancelled by three manuscript strokes, blurry "Little York Cal Oct 10" cds, addressed to Johnston R.I.; some trivial light stains, a Very Fine use, ex-Jessup, Pearce; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE RAILROAD PROPAGANDA ENVELOPE PREPARED FOR THE "VIA PLACERVILLE" CHORPENNING ROUTE.
This is an extremely rare use of the Chorpenning Route railroad propaganda envelope during the period when the route was operating. Another example (ex-Hall, Jarrett) realized $11,500 in 2009. This is the only example of this design we have seen bearing the imperforate 10¢ 1855 Issue.
Lot 777Per Overland Mail Via Los Angeles, illustrated four-horse stagecoach design on cover to North Fairfield, O., franked with 1857, 10¢ green, type V tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Feb 27, 1860" cds, Very Fine and choice, a lovely overland mail usage, ex Biddle, Persson.
Scott Nos. 35 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 778Putt's Overland Envelope, red all-over propaganda design with "The Pacific Railroad" satirical verses on reverse, addressed to Edinburgh, Scotland with "Sacramento City, Cal., Feb 7, 1860" cds with matching straight line "Paid" and magenta manuscript "29" rate, red "3" credit handstamp applied in New York, red Liverpool transit and receiving backstamp; cover opening tears at top with small part backflap, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY KNOWN PUTT'S OVERLAND ENVELOPE TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION.
Lot 779 ()Putt's Overland Envelope, red all-over design on rebacked cover front to Baltimore Md. bearing 10¢ green, type V (35), s.e. at right, tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Apr 13, 1860" cds, hand drawn man's face illustration in the same pen as the addressee in upper left corner; some cover tone spots, Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 780Stmr. Sierra Nevada/Via Nicaragua/Advance Of The Mails, neat strike of blue oval handstamp on orange buff cover to Peters Creek P.O., Pa. with 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair, margins to in at right, tied by "New-York Nov" cds; corner flaw lower right, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 781Vanderbilt Line, For San Francisco, C. Vanderbilt, Agent, New York, illustrated steam liner company agent corner card on orange 1853 cover to Monticello, N.Y., entered N.Y. on the steamship Star of the West from Nicaragua and entering the mails with "New York, Ship, 7cts, Mar 2" integral ship rate cds; some edge wear at sides, Very Fine, a very rare corner card cover sent shortly before the named changed to the Nicaragua Steamship Company a month later.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 782Via Nicaragua, Ahead of the Mails, red two-line handstamp on 1853 folded letter to Baltimore, Md., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair tied by "New - York, Ship, Dec 24" cds, letter regarding the building of a fireproof warehouse; some light staining, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 11A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 783Via Nicaragua, Ahead of the Mails, blue boxed handstamp on cover to Washington, Pa., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair tied by "New - York, Apr 26" cds, with matching "Due" and "10" rate handstamps for double rate letter, with top portion of enclosure datelined 1854, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 11A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 784Via Nicaragua, In Advance of the Mails, Sullivan, blue oval handstamp on orange buff cover to Freetown Arronet Mass. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair, tied by "New-York Ship Jan 9" cds, Very Fine, a rare example of the "Via Nicaragua" marking from the Sullivan News Office in San Francisco.; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 785Via Nicaragua, In Advance of the Mails, Sullivan, clear full strike of oval handstamp on 1854 cover to Providence, R.I., with matching "6" in oval rate handstamp, entered the U.S. mails with "New - York, Ship 7cts, Apr 7" cds, with original enclosure datelined "San Francisco, July 16th, 1854", Very Fine, a very scarce usage bearing the seldom seen oval "6" rate handstamp, ex Knapp.
Estimate $500 - 750.