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State Postmarks - Alaska & Colorado

Lots 1296-1305 Lots 1306-1315 Lots 1316-1323

Lot 1316    

Mountain City K.T., 2nd Feb, manuscript postmark just tying 1857, 3¢ dull red on cover to Berlin, Vt., stamp additionally pen cancelled; stamp with corner nick and cover edge wear and reduction at left, Fine, a very scarce example of this pre-territorial postmark.
Scott No. 26    Estimate $500 - 750.

This mining camp was established in Gregory Diggings in 1859. The post office opened January 17, 1860.

Realized: $475

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Lot 1317    

Pueblo, C. Ty., Mar 24, sharp strike of black cds and matching target cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114), faulty from separation, on lovely printed Thatcher Bros. corner card cover with preprinted address to Thatcher Bros. & Co. at Trinidad, Colorado, with original 1870 letterhead enclosure dealing with payments for food and farm supplies; some minor edge staining and reduced slightly at right, Fine, ex-Bauer.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $90

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Lot 1318    

Pueblo, C. Ty., Jul 27, sharp strike of red cds and matching target cancel ties 3¢ green (147) on lovely printed Thatcher Bros. corner card cover with preprinted address to Thatcher Bros. & Co. at Trinidad, Colorado, with original 1870 letterhead enclosure that mentioned receipt of gold dust "…Gold Dust matter to hand. I have now sent gold to Denver & when proceeds are reported from there we will credit your account…"; some minor edge staining and reduced slightly at right, a Very Fine strike of this postmark, ex-Bauer.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Lot 1319    

"Rollinsville, Col., Feb 2", manuscript postmark cancels 3¢ green entire to Denver Col., 1874 year docketing on reverse; a bit reduced at left and ink stain top left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce territorial postmark, ex-Bauer.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Rollinsville was located in northern Gilpin county founded by prospectors from Central City area. Frederick Gooch was appointed the first postmaster opening the office on January 31, 1871.

Realized: $100

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Lot 1320    

"Salina Colo, Aug 22", manuscript postmark with matching "X" ties 5¢ blue (179), small flaw, on cover to Baccarat, France, red "New York, Aug 30" exchange cds and red Calais (9.10) entry cds, reverse with Paris (9.10) and Baccarat (9.11) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce town, ex-Newburn (no photo).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The principle mining camps in Boulder county were Salina, Left Hand (Gold Hill), Ward District and Sunshine.

Realized: $150

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Lot 1321    

Sunshine, Boulder Co., Colo, Apr 3 1885, bold strike of serrated oval postmark on 2¢ red entire to Bald Mountain Colo.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and choice, ex-David New, Bauer.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The small town of Sunshine was located in a rich gold mining area in central Boulder County only eight miles west of Boulder City. J.J. Jilson was the first postmaster opening the post office in April 1875 with the yearly postal receipt totaling just $63.56.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1322    

Denver Covers, 1860-80s, group of 23 covers; includes "Denver City, Kans" cds with matching "Paid" handstamp, two different 1860's "Denver City" postmarks (single and double circle date stamps), first type "Denver" postmark in black and blue, later postmarks including letter duplexes, various corner cards including American House and St. Nicholas Hotel, usage to Germany, later ad covers including John P. Lowers "Guns, Pistols, Ammunition" illustrated ad showing Man with Rifle and Bullseye Target; condition varies, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Complete Images.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1323    

Colorado Cover Balance, 1860-80s, of 56 covers and cards; with better items including 1867 manuscript Georgetown C.T. postmark, manuscript Greenland, 1879 Hugo, 1880's Lariat, 1860's Nevada C.T., Rollinsville manuscript, 1860's Black Hark Point on corner card cover, 1860's Fort Sedgewick, 1876 Colorado Springs in illustrated stove ad cover, 1877 Garland, various Mountain City postmarks, Greeley including in red, etc.; condition varies, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $2,900

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