Lot 1091Choctaw Agency, Miss., Apr 5, blue manuscript postmark tying 1853, 3¢ dull red top margin single (ample to large margins) on folded letter sheet to Jackson, Miss., stamp additionally attached by wax wafer, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1092Choctaw Agency, Miss., Aug 29, manuscript postmark on cover to Louisville, Miss, franked with manuscript canceled 1853, 3¢ dull red; stamp originally attached by wax wafer lifted and hinged back in place, otherwise Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1093(Choctaw Nation) "A-to-Ka C.N. April 28th 1868", clear manuscript postmark with pen cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange buff cover to former Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens in Crawfordville Ga., backflap completely intact with docketing repeating the Choctaw Nation origin and "Asking for a copy of the War between the States", fresh and Very Fine, ex-Kramer; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A CHOICE USE FROM CHOCTAW NATION TO THE FORMER CONFEDERATE VICE PRESIDENT ALEXANDER STEPHENS.
Lot 1094Indian Territory Covers, group of three; includes scarce "White Oak, Ind. T., Oct 7, 1899 "cds and target on 2¢ red corner card entire to Vinita I.T., "Fort Gibson, May 12" cds (ca.1875-80) on legal size cover to Washington D.C. franked with 3¢ Banknote, and a "Tahlequah, Ind.T., Nov 1" cds on registered package to Gibson Station, I.T.; some reductions, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1095(Indian Territory) "Kidron Cher. Nat., Jan - 12 - 44", manuscript postmark with matching "free, J. Hitchcock P.M." postmaster free frank on 1844 folded letter to Altoona Ill., interesting content "The Cherokees are in a deplorable condition. I think they have been growing worse and worse ever since the massacre of 39. I think there is innocent blood resting on the nation which has not been washed away and is now calling down the judgement of God.", Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1096Indian Territory Postal History, group of 8 covers including 1844 Fort Washita C.N. datelined cover via Fort Towson to Washington D.C. (toned fold), 1885 ms. Webbers Falls postmark on registered entire, 1884 Anadarko Ind. Terr. w/ #210, and five different Fort Gibson postmarks; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1097(Louisiana) Pointe Coupe, Pre-Louisiana Spanish Territory, folded letter datelined at Point Coupe, June 5, 1805, located in Spanish country in Louisiana shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, the site of a fort and slave center, addressed to a "Madame Deveneau" (actual spelling is Duvigneau) at Fountainbleu near Fort Adams in Mississippi Territory, sender's notation "Par Sam" indicating carried by slave, from Samuel C. Young, letter in French refers to "Camp de Negres" (Negroes Camp); faint stains and small erosion spot in address, Fine and exceptional early piece of mail from the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1098(Louisiana) N Orleans * May 20 (Orleans Territory - Pre-Territorial Period), straightline postmark on docketed 1804 folded cover to Fort Adams Miss., endorsed "mail" at lower left, Fine and rare.
ASCC $2,000 Estimate $500 - 750.
The interim period between Dec. 20th 1803 when William Charles Coles Claiborne and General James Wiklinson took possession of Louisiana at New Orleans for the United States and Oct. 1st 1804 when the District of Louisiana at New Orleans (to the North) and the Territory of Orleans (in the South) were established officially is known as the "Pre-Territorial Period".
Lot 1099(Louisiana) N Orleans * May 6 (Orleans Territory - Pre-Territorial Period), straightline postmark and manuscript "25" rating on 1804 folded cover to Elizabeth Town N.J., docketed "From Wm. Gordon Forman Esqr. who is Speaker or President of one of the Branches of the Legislature for the Mississippi territory" and "May 6 1804", "Oliver H. Spencer recommendation for surgeon in the army"; the postmark has been partly retraced in the same ink as the rating, Fine and rare.
ASCC $2,000 Estimate $300 - 400.
This is the earliest date listed for this marking in the A.S.C.C.
Lot 1100(Louisiana) New * Orleans Mar 26 (Orleans Territory - "Territorial Period"), black cds and red manuscript "50" cent rating on 1805 folded letter to William Leonard, Military Agent, Philadelphia, enclosing duplicate invoice for furs shipped at New Orleans, Very Fine. ASCC $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.