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State Postmarks - New Hampshire to Wisconsin

Lots 1387-1396

Lot 1387    

(New Hampshire) Orford-Ville, N.H., bold and complete arc postmark with manuscript "Oct. 21" date and matching red "Paid." handstamp with "10" rating on 1844 folded letter to Hill N.H., Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1388    

(New Hampshire) New Hampshire Stampless Postal History, group of four better covers comprising 1795 "Portsmouth/July 15" italic two-line postmark to Newburyport, 1797 "Portsmouth, N.H./Septr. 15" two-line postmark to Boston, 1844 "Orford.Ville, N.H." red arc postmark to Nashua, and 1820s Hanover N.H. negative blue serrated box postmark to Gardiner Me.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $140

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Lot 1389    

"Cincinnati 1st June 1801" (Northwest Territory), manuscript postmark with matching "17" rating on folded ALS of Daniel Symmes to Capt. William Clark, Louisville Ky. concerning land transaction, postscript note on flap "As Uncle William wished to hear from family before his departing probably you had best see the contents of this letter"; worn folds, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

William Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in pre-statehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.

Realized: $1,350

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Lot 1390    

(Ohio) Coshocton, Ohio, "Oct 7", reddish-brown scalloped rim stencil postmark with red manuscript date and matching "37½" rating on 1832 folded letter to Cincinnati Oh., letter turned upon arrival with Cincinnati Oct. 22nd cds back to Coshocton; cover edge faults and edge tears affect marking, still a Very Fine and choice strike of this rare fancy stencil postmark.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1391    

(Ohio) "Cuyuhoga Falls O", manuscript postmark and matching rating on folded letter datelined "December 15th 1842" to East Hartford Ct., apparently carried privately and entered mails with "Windsor Ct" straightline postmark and manuscript "Jany 11" date with matching "12" rating.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 1392    

(Ohio) Granville, Ohio "Oct. 28.", bold strike of fancy oval postmark with manuscript date and matching "12½" cent rating on 1830 folded letter to Marietta Oh., clean Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $90

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Lot 1393    

(Ohio) Ohio Stampless Postal History, group of 18 stampless covers comprising Chillicothe (5), Cleveland, Columbus, Hanging Rock, Hudson, Jackson C.H. (3), Lancaster (2), Middlefield, West Milton (2), Zanesville; nice group, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1394    

(Vermont) Johnson, Vt., July 26, perfect red strike of ornamental cds on embossed ladies cover to Malone, N.Y., with matching fancy negative "Paid" in "3" rate handstamp; some faint staining at upper left, Extremely Fine, choice strikes, a virtually identical cover from the same correspondence (without the trace of staining) sold in the Peter Sharrer sale by Siegel Auctions for $2300 hammer price.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $140

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Lot 1395    

(Washington) 1900 Port Townsend, Wash. to Manila, P.I., registered 2¢ red corner card entire uprated with 1899, 2¢ red, two singles (279B) on reverse and Puerto Rico 1900, 1¢ green & 2¢ red pairs (215-216) on front, U.S. frankings canceled by purple fancy Kicking Mule handstamps and Puerto Rico stamps by "N" in circle handstamp, green "Registered, Port Townsend, Wash., Nov 20, 1900" date stamp, S.F. registry postmarks; cover opened at side for display and repaired nick in backflap, Very Fine, a very unusual usage.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1396    

(Wisconsin) Green Bay, W.T. "Mrch 14.", red straightline handstamp and red manuscript dating with matching "Paid 25" rating on folded cover to Albany N.Y., reverse with 1837 docketing; small edge tear, light file fold through marking, Very Fine and desirable example of this rare straightline, ex-Chase.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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