Lot 2568Alameda County Postal History Collection, 1855-1935, a wonderful collection housed in 6 albums all neatly arranged and identified by Williams numbers, a wide variety of towns are present including Alameda including manuscript postmark, Altamont including manuscript postmark on defective cover, Alvarado including manuscript postmark, Berkeley including manuscript postmark, a rare Brays on cover to Jerusalem, Brooklyn, Centreville, DeCoto, Dimond, Doherty, Doherty Station, Emeryville, Fruitvale, Golden Gate, Harrisburgh including manuscript & oval Town & County, Haywards, Haywood including manuscript postmark, Irving, Irvington including both type of Town & County postmarks, Livermore, Lorin, Melrose including manuscript postmark, Midway, Mills College, Mill's Seminary, Mission San Jose, Mount Eden, Newark, Niles including manuscript postmark, the very rare Nottingham postmark on defective cover, Peralta, Piedmont, Pleasanton including manuscript postmark, San Leandro including manuscript postmark, San Lorenzo including manuscript postmark and one of the rare oval handstamps (Williams ALA-4670), Sunol Glen including manuscript postmark, Tesla, Rare Union, Cal. manuscript postmark Warm Springs, Washington Corner's including manuscript postmark, West Berkeley including cover with Fancy Boot cancel, West End, West Oakland, included are registered usages, advertising covers, condition is generally Very Fine
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2569California Mountain County Covers, approximately 500 covers and cards in sleeves identified and priced (by collector) from the Northeast region; includes Plumas county includes 1882 Beckwith, 1888 Butte Valley, fancy 1883 Quincy cds and cross duplex in black and purple, 1860's usage to Canada, 1895 Summit to Switzerland, Sierra with Alleghany 1891 straight line with manuscript date, Downieville from 1860's, 1871 Fir Cap manuscript, Placer with 1885 Auburn, 1866 Michigan Bluff, Todd's Valley from the 1860's, Lassen with 1880's Hayden Hill, Shasta with 1870's French Gulch and 1881 Baird T&C oval, etc.; nice group, worth review.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2570California Postal History Balance, large accumulation of cards and covers dating from Gold Rush days into the 1950's with a very few extending beyond, lots of Helbock scarcity ratings of 1, 2, and 3 although we did see a ratty Helbock 6, quite a few items identified by Williams numbers, several flawed Wells Fargo covers, lots of Doanes, 4-bars, and other small town cancels, a few interesting usages and/or ancillary markings, many of the "better items" with faint or partial cancels, retail values to $25, although most are much less, a good value for the club or show dealer and for the beginning collector.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2571California Postal History Balance, a few hundred California covers with a few cards, organized by county and alphabetically by town within the counties, almost all are small town cancels with a few branch and station cancels, most are Helbock SI 1, 2, and 3 (or current) but we saw a few SI 5's (Cozzens, Hart), 4's (Eastland, Esmeralda, Bridgehouse, Cherokee, Quintette) and lots of 3's (Table Rock, Smith's Ranch, County Farm, Casa Verdugo, Tuttletown, Highland Springs, etc.), retail values to $25, but most in the $5 range or less, a good value for the club or show dealer and for the beginning collector.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2572California Postal History Balance, approximately 700 covers and cards identified and priced (by collector) in sleeves; A-Z selection of towns with owner's pricing generally from $2-$20 with the occasional better; includes 1887 Antelope, 1885 Bartlett Springs oval, 1907 Bellvalle, 1860's Chico, 1871 Colusa, 1878 Concord octagon, 1911 De Sabla on card, 1910 Easton, 1901 Elmhurst registered, 1885 Grizzley Flat, etc.; condition varied, worth review.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2573California Postal History Balance, of 200-300 covers; mostly Alameda county and 1880-1940's with some earlier items including 1866 San Pablo manuscript; condition varies, worth inspection.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2574California Postal History Group, of over 40 items; includes a group of early San Francisco including "40" rate usages, one with "Per Str Columbus" straight line, later usages to France, etc., 1884 Alma with Maltese cross duplex, 1883 Bennetville, illustrated railroad propaganda cover (faulty, ex-Wiltsee), early Horse Town, etc.; condition varied, please inspect.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2575California Postal History, 1850s-1895, group of over 26 covers including blue San Francisco "Paid 6" handstamp, Murphy's Cal. "Paid 6" oval handstamp, Volcano Cal. "Paid" and "10" in circle, two Quincy Ill. "40" cent rate covers, #11A pair from San Francisco to East Boston, etc., mixed condition.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2576Napa Town Cover Collection, 1851-1962, of approximately 120 covers and cards mostly mounted on exhibit pages; starting with with two manuscript postmarks with 1851 Napa City "5" and 1853 Napa "10" rates, first type "Nappa City" postmark (NAP-680) with a variety of rates, #15 and #11 strip of four usages, the corrected "Na pa City" (NAP-690) usages to 1869, comprehensive later usages including 1870-80's fancy star duplex, usage to Belgium, corner cards including illustrated, special delivery, 1898 allover flag patriotic, etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2577Nevada County Cover Collection, approximately 600-700 covers and cards identified in sleeves and priced (by collector), county well represented with many nice real photo card throughout; includes Alpha cds and scarce Blue Tent, nice run of Boca postmarks, 1852 Centreville manuscript, French Corral including registered, nice sections of Graniteville and Grass Valley with nice real-photo, similar section of Hobart Mills, Indian Springs manuscript, various Little York including manuscript, strong Nevada City, scarce Omega with fancy killer, Red Dog and Rough & Ready, nice section of Truckee, etc.; condition varies with many nice and scarce items, inspect.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.