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State Postmarks - Florida Camps & Forts

Lots 1064-1068

Lot 1064    

"Camp Barrancas, November 24th 1821" (Military Government Period), datelined folded letter to Brig. General Jesup, Quartermaster General, Washington D.C., Captain endorsement, entered mails with "Pensacola./ Dec. 4." two-line postmark and manuscript "Free" rating; some toning, some faults and fold separations, Fine and scarce use from Camp Barrancas.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1065    

"Fort Armstrong E.F., Jan. 15th 1837", datelined folded letter entered mails with red "Jacksonville Flor. Jan 19" cds and matching "Free" framed handstamp to Brig. Gen. r. Jones, Adgt. General, Washington D.C., endorsed "On Public Service" and concerning want of blank muster rolls for quarterly returns; light file folds, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1066    

"Fort Drane E.F., June 17th 1836", datelined folded letter entered mails with red "Jacksonville Flo. Jun '24' " cds with red manuscript day and matching "25" cent rating to General R. Jones, Adjt. General, Washington D.C., endorsed "On Service" and letter concerns a dead suttler's estate; file folds, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Beals.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $250

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Lot 1067    

"Fort San Carlos De Barrancas, West Florida, January 24th 1823", dateline on folded letter addressed to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, Washington D.C., entered mails with "Pensacola. / Jan. 31st." two-line postmark and manuscript "25" rating crossed out and updated to "Free", letter concerns soldier's appointment as sutler and difficulties resulting from contraction of yellow fever; folded separations, Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 1068    

"Fort Sherrard M.F., April 2, 1839", datelined folded letter to Winchester Va. endorsed "Via Tallahassee, M.F.", entered mails with "Tallahassee Flo. April 5, 1839" oval postmark and manuscript "25" cent rating, some toning, Fine and rare Fort.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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