Lot 2909Alaska Postal History, couple hundred plus covers and cards mainly 1900-50's; includes some earlier corner card ad covers with 1905 Juneau Hotel and 1902 Arctic Hotel, 1900 illustrated letterhead of the Windham Bay Gold Mining Co., 1907 Eagle postcard of "Valdz Mail Leaving Eagle, Alaska", other interesting real-photo cards, some Yukon cards, etc.; worth a look.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2910Arizona Postal History Balance, premium selection of 32 covers, cards and package receipts; townmarks include cover front with 1860 Fort Fillmore, type 2 cancel (full cover of this example in the Risvold sale went for $4700), Wells, Fargo & Co. usages, Fort Thomas, Florence, Tombstone, Yuma, Wendendale, receipts with Cordes, Richinbar, Stoddard and Curtiss type 2 in purple (used for only 3 months), and more; sleeved and described, includes additional selection of 75+ (#10 or larger) covers, majority 50+ (20s-40s), some nicer postmarks and usages, registered, couple of flights, few cacheted, nice mixture; all identified in glassines, owner retail of $7,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2911(California) Alameda County Town Postmarks, of approximately 500 covers and cards, mostly 20th century; useful range of town postmarks, includes Oakland festival covers as well as other illustrated, quarantine cover from Berkeley to ship in N.Y., etc.; inspect.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2912(California) Los Angeles County Town Postmarks, of approximately 500 covers and cards, mostly 20th century; useful range of town postmarks, includes Los Angeles with some 19th century, Wells Fargo & Co., good showing of ad covers including multicolored, allover Flag patriotic, Avalon with Catalina Island covers, etc.; inspect.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2913California Postal History Balance, of a couple dozen covers and some ephemera items; includes 1868 Mission San Jose oversized cover franked with 3¢ F. grill block of seven, #11A strip of 3 + #9 from S.F. with green Noisy Carriers boxed handstamp on reverse, early Redwood City manuscript cancels, 10¢ Banknote pair on legal size cover S.F. to Mexico, other San Francisco usages from early stampless to later WF & Co. express, some nice Marin county items, oversized Colusa cover bearing #24 x6, etc.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2914California Postal History Balance, mix of several thousand covers in large box, mostly 20th century; includes legal size usages, RPO's, some better including many carnival and festival ad covers, small group of post cards including better real photo, etc.; worth a look.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2915California Postal History Balance, of approximately 1,600 covers and cards mostly arranged by county; mostly 20th century with many counties and towns represented including Sacramento from early stampless and later including early 20th multicolored fair & carnival covers, many nice registered and illustrated usages, including Placerville with scarce Dupont gun cover, nice selection of Tahoe postmarks, postcards with some nice real-photos, etc.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2916California Resorts Cover Collection, 1880-1940's, 200+ covers with a nice array of illustrated corner cards; with resorts and areas including Yosemite including a nice showing of various Camp Curry covers, Mount Shasta, Shasta Springs & Feather River areas, Big Trees, Wawona Hotel, Camp Rincon, Tahoe area including 1937 emergency cancel (due to fire), Coronado Tent City, 1888 El Capitan Hotel, Santa Catalina Island including illustrated multicolor ad, Summerland & Otega Rancho illustrated map letterhead & cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2917(California) San Francisco 19th Century Advertising Cover Collection, of approximately 200 covers; includes a few early stampless illustrated building covers including Tehama House, nice array of 1860's usages including allover illustrated Russ House as well as other shaded ads including Meussdoffer & Bro. in different colors, strength in Banknote Era usages with many shade ad design including A.L. Bancroft & Co. (books & stationery), Giant Powder and the Goodyear Rubber Co., illustrated designs including shotgun, sewing machine, school furniture, piano, barrel (allover design), etc.; condition varies with many scarce ads.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2918(California) San Francisco Advertising Covers, 1916-80's, large holding of approximately 1,600 covers arranged by year; diverse range of ads with very little duplication, includes a nice showing of illustrated covers, some multicolored with companies including Be-No, Crown Shirts, Fairbank Gold Dust Washing Powder, Schmidt Lithograph Co., Hotel Ramona, several California Diamond Jubilee ads, etc., few gun related covers including Giant Powder and Peters Cartridge Co., few interesting usages including 1924 first flight cover signed by pilot Claire Vance.
Estimate $500 - 750.