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San Jose - Postal Usages

Lots 855-864 Lot 865

Lot 855    

(San Jose) San Jose Cal. Jan 17, red cds and matching "5" rating on light buff cover to Gold Hill Cal., partial "Wells Fargo & Co. Express, Ophir" oval handstamp and matching "Free" oval handstamp, clean and Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 856    

(San Jose) "San Jose, Jany 2", red manuscript postmark and matching "12½" cent rating on folded letter datelined "Assembly Room, 18th Dec 1849" from Henry A. Tefft to William Dana at Nipoma, San Luis Obispo, letter reads in part "Capt. Dana, I arrived in this master bed yesterday morning and both Houses organized; and elected officers -- most of the members of both Houses are present and everything looks like proceeding finely in business. I remain nearly one week in Monterey - and left for the Pueblo with the Governor, Major Canby, Captain Halleck, Paster Wiley, and Mr. Allen - We had very serious time on road. It rained constantly for four days - The Governor was taken sick on the road, and has not yet arrived…"; some light staining and folds, Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Henry A. Tefft was a representative from the San Luis Obispo area to the first session of the California Legislature under the Monterey Convention held at Pueblo de San Jose.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 857    

(San Jose) "San Jose, Jany. 2.", red manuscript postmark and manuscript "Paid 12½" rating on folded letter datelined "Assembly Room 29th Decr 1849" to Mr. William G. Dana, Nipomo, San Luis Obispo, letter written by Henry A. Tefft, Representative from San Luis Obispo area to the first California Legislature at Pueblo de San Jose, long letter of the activities and progress of the legislature, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A RARE RED SAN JOSE MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK WITHOUT THE STATE DESIGNATION.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 858    

(San Jose) "San Jose Cal, Feby 16", manuscript postmark (SCL-2670) and matching "12½" cent rating on blue 1850 folded letter to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 859    

(San Jose) "San Jose, 21 Feby", manuscript postmark (SCL-2670) and manuscript "Paid 12½" rating on blue folded letter headed "Hall of Assembly, San Jose 18th Feby 1850" to Capt. Wm. Dana, Nipomo, manuscript "Missent" rating and red "Monterey Cal Mar 2" cds, letter signed by Henry Tefft, a lawyer representing the San Luis Obispo area, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 860    

(San Jose) "San Jose Cal, 28 March", manuscript postmark with matching "80 Cts" rating for double the 40¢ rate on legal-size cover endorsed "Official, Off. of Secretary of State, Pueblo de San Jose, Cala." to Samuel Ward, New York N.Y., original 1850 letter no longer accompanies from William Van Voorhies Cal. Sec. of State; refolded slightly, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

THE ONLY RECORDED SAN JOSE 80¢ RATE COVER.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 861    

(San Jose) "San Jose Cal, 30th March", manuscript postmark (SCL-2670) and matching "40" rating on circa 1850 buff cover to Bristol Conn.; some staining, Fine, This is the earliest recorded San Jose 40¢ rate.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 862    

(San Jose) "San Jose Cal, May 30", red manuscript postmark and matching "75¢" rating for six-times the 12½¢ rate on legal-size folded cover to the Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, San Francisco, inside 1850 court filing docketing, faint stain at left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 863    

(San Jose) San Jose Cal. Jun 29, cds ties 10¢ green (35), trimmed perfs, on all-over patriotic flag cover to Poplar Ridge N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, attractive and Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 864    

(San Jose) San Jose Cal. Jun 25, bold strike of cds ties 12¢ black (36) on buff legal-size court house cover to Santa Cruz Cal., 1858 file docketing; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce quadruple rate.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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