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Sale 73: The March Sale

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Lots 1001-1010 Lot 1011

Lot 1001    

A. Fenkhausen & Co., Wines & Liquors, San Francisco, allover shaded ad on 3¢ green entire to Nevada, Cal. canceled by San Francisco duplex postmark, with additional illustrated agent ad for Spears Bourbon Whiskey showing Grizzly Bear; missing backflap and slight edge tone, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1002    

Commercial Hotel, San Francisco, Cal., black and blue allover illustrated ad design showing Alaska Map, franked with 2¢ Bureau (flaws) tied by 1898 San Francisco machine postmark, reverse with photograph image of "Group of Yukon Miners who arrived on Steamer Excelsior, Sept. 15th, 1897", Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1003    

"Escaped, $500 Reward" Postal Card, 1879, issued by the San Francisco Chief of Police, with affixed real-photo of Matthew Nunan wanted for forged notes, on uprated 1¢ postal card to sheriff of San Rafael; two 1¢ Banknotes stained and reaffixed, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $130

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Lot 1004

Good Hope Gold and Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Alpine Mining District, Alpine County, Cal., 1864 certificate for 5 shares, with manuscript canceled Revenue 25¢ Power of Atty.; folds and some small edge nicks, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1005    

Lick House, San Francisco., blue illustrated Hotel View scene on cover to Ohio, franked with 3¢ Banknote (natural s.e.) tied by San Francisco duplex postmark, reverse with large blue Lick House handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $30

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Lot 1006    

Metropolitan Hotel, San Francisco., illustrated building scene corner card on cover to Washington, D.C., franked with 1857, 10¢ green, type V tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Mar 1, 1861" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $140

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Lot 1007    

Nevada Stage Co., Yosemite and Big Trees, San Francisco, illustrated corner card showing "Yosemite" Stage, on cover to Sacramento, franked with 2¢ Banknote, two singles tied by San Francisco, Cal., reverse with blue "Nevada Stage Co., T.T. Walton, Ticket Agent, Jul 10, 1884" date stamp; cover reduced at right into one stamp, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $800

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Lot 1008    

Norcross & Co., San Francisco, Cal., Manufacturers of Knights Templar, …Uniforms., illustrated corner card showing Gentleman in Masonic Uniform, on cover to Roseburg, Oregon, franked with 3¢ Banknote tied by San Francisco duplex postmark, with original 1874 enclosures, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $110

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Lot 1009    

Office Chief of Police, San Francisco, blue star cameo corner card on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to Greenville, Me., canceled by "San Francisco, Cal., Nov 18" cds and quartered cork duplex, 1867 pencil docketing at left; couple small cover tears, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1010    

Tillman & Bendel, San Francisco, brown illustrated Train and Map with "Progress" Spike design on 1887, 2¢ green entire addressed locally, "San Francisco, Cal., Jul 15, 95" duplex, with green illustrated corner card on reverse, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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