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Sale 75: The Sescal Sale

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State Postmarks

Lots 125-134 Lot 135

Lot 125    

(Alaska) Howcan, Alaska, Nov 22, 87, manuscript postmark on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to New York, reverse with 12/18/87 receiving postmark, Very Fine, a rare manuscript usage from Howkan, Alaska.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 126    

(Kentucky Military Institute) Military Institute, Ky., Feb 22, clear complete strike of balloon type cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to Port Gibson Miss., "Answered" notation; 3¢ corner flaw, cover edge wear and soiling, F.-V.F., a choice strike of this rare postmark.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $130

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Lot 127    

Baltimore, Md. Rate Group, 1812-60's, 10 stampless; with early manuscript rates including "10", "12½", "30" & "75", later including manuscript "Free", and handstamp with "5", "2" + "5" handstamps for 25 rate, "5" over "1" in "10" for "Paid" 50 rate, patriotic with "Due 3", etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 128    

(New Jersey) Lawrenceville, N.J. / Jan 17, two-line postmark with matching quartered cancel on 3¢ red (U1) entire with Nesbitt flap seal, addressed to Titusville N.J.; small flaws, Fine and scarce town cancel.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $80

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Lot 129    

(New Jersey) Haddonfield N.J. "July 16", clear strike of fancy negative circular town handstamp with manuscript date and matching "Paid 10" rating on 1841 folded letter to Salem, N.J., Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $240

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Lot 130

(North West Territory) Sun Dance Blackfeet Indians, Gleichen, N.W.T., entitled photo (240x180mm) with additional "R.H. Trueman & Co. Photo, Vancouver, B.C." imprint, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $120

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Lot 131    

(Oregon) Astoria, Ogn, Jul 27, cds tying 1855, 10¢ green, type II on cover to West Point, N.Y., 1856 docketing at lower left; cover with partial backflap and corner restored at upper left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 14    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $120

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Lot 132    

(Oregon) Eagle Creek, Oregon Postmaster Appointment, 1874 appointment of Henry Wilburn as new postmaster, with additional letter of advisement and original U.S. Senate Chamber corner card cover (Senator J.H. Mitchell was the acting P.M.G. during this time), Very Fine.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

Realized: $40

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Lot 133    

(South Carolina) 1787 (Jun. 11) "By Mr. John Brown Cheraw Post Rider", folded cover with manuscript directive endorsement, addressed to former General of Militia Henry Wm. Harrington, to and from the Cherokee Lands, pencil date docketing, Very Fine and rare, ex-Siskin.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $950

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Lot 134    

(Tennessee) Washington College. Te., bold strike of postmark with matching "Feb. 13" date handstamp below ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large margins to touched, pre-use crease, on cover to Emery & Henry College, Va., Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS COLLEGE STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK.

Washington College was a school of traditions and venerable age having been founded in 1783 as an Academy in what is now Eastern Tennessee. There is a small town near it now having a population of about 500 people known as Limestone. This is a true college postmark.

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Realized: $1,350

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