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State Postmarks - Michigan Postmarks

Lots 1423-1432 Lots 1433-1442 Lot 1443

Lot 1423    

Dubuques Mines Mic. T. Feb 15, perfect bold strike of cds with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "Pd. 25" rating on 1837 folded letter to Detroit Mich.; some soiling, reinforced fold splitting, still Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE STRIKE OF THE DUBUQUES MINES, MICHIGAN TERRITORY CDS, THIS IS THE A.S.C.C. LISTING EXAMPLE.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 1424    

"Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, April 25, 1820" (Michigan Territory), dateline on folded letter from Capt. J. R. Stubbs to Gen. Jessup, Quartermaster General, Washington City, entered mails with red "St. Louis Mo.T. May 25" cds and red manuscript "Free" rating, letter concerns acceptance of appointment to the quartermasters department; light fold toning, F.-V.F. and early mail from Fort Crawford.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1425    

Fort Winnebago M.T. "Dec 31", circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on blue circa 1834 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; horizontal file fold and internal tears, F.-V.F. and rare Michigan Territory fort, ex-Beals.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1426    

Fort Winnebago M.T. "Jany 7", circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on 1835 folded letter to Vandalia Ill.; file folded and small edge tear, a Very Fine and rare Michigan Territory fort.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 1427    

"Grand Blanc, Jan 25" (Michigan Territory), manuscript postmark with "Paid 10" rating on 1833 folded cover to Territorial Governor George B. Porter, Detroit Mich., docketed "Oakland to have a new townsp to be called Grand Blanc…", panel split, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED POSTMARK OF GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN TERRITORY.

Grand Blanc was established in territory that was Oakland County before Genesee County was organized on March 8, 1836. George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) was an American statesman in Pennsylvania and Territorial Governor of Michigan from August 6, 1831, until his death on July 6, 1834.

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Lot 1428    

"Green Bay MT., July 1" (Michigan Territory), magenta manuscript postmark and matching "25" rating on 1836 folded letter to Robert T. Lytle, U.S. Surgeon General, Cincinnati Oh.; file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1429    

Owosso, Mich., May. 23, fancy truncated box postmark and manuscript "Free, E. Gould, P.M." postmaster free frank on 1844 folded letter to Ithaca N.Y., F.-V.F. and exceedingly scarce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1430    

"Sherman M.T., Sept 20th", manuscript postmark with "25" rating on "White Pigeon. Sept. 17. 1830" datelined folded letter to Rev. Absalom Petres, New York, manuscript "Examd" notation, letter described pioneer life and travel plus places needing missionary labor; file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 1431    

Michigan Territory Postal History, group of 4 stampless covers comprising 1822 "French Town" to Bardstown Ky., 1821 Detroit Mic. T. to Washington D.C., 1829 "Ann Arbour M.T., Apl 20" red manuscript postmark to Plymouth Vt., 1828 "Bloomfield Mic Ty., August 25" manuscript postmark to New York N.Y., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1432    

(Minnesota) "Fort Snelling, March 3" (Unorganized Territory), manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on 1847 folded letter to Louisville Mo., non-contemporary year date below postmark., trivial toning around edges, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Fort Snelling was at various times part of Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa Territories, from Dec. 28, 1846, to Mar. 2, 1849, it was considered part of the unorganized territory in the Louisiana Purchase region (Second Period, listed in ASCC under Minnesota).

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