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Sale 79: The George J. Kramer Collection of Western Trails and Routes

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Western Towns - Iowa

Lots 3055-3058

Lot 3055    

Dubuque, Iowa, Apr 18 1857, cds ties 3¢ dull red (11), clear to large margins, on buff cover to North Cambridge, Mass. with blue Steamer Key City illustrated Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith & Minnesota Packet Company corner card showing steamboat; minor edge wear and small tear, F.-V.F., ex-Risvold.
Milgram No. 755    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

THIS IS THE MILGRIM LISTING EXAMPLE FOR THE STEAMER KEY CITY, AND THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE.

This design for the "Key City" was one of a number of printed corner cards used only during the late 1850s for different vessels. The "Key City" was a side-wheeler of 359 tons built at Cincinnati in 1857 for the Minnesota Packet Co. She was abandoned in 1870.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,150

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Lot 3056    

Dubuque, Iowa, Feb 9, 1856, bold strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), tiny tear, on light buff cover to Bellows Falls Vt., original datelined letter enclosing a promissory note, a Very Fine use.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 3057    

Fort Snelling, Iowa., 26 Jan, cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), fresh with four margins, on cover to Columbia Ky., Very Fine, ex-Darlington.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 3058    

Iowa City, Iowa, May 1, sharp strike of blue cds with manuscript "Free" rating on 1843 folded letter to Moses Eastman Postmaster at Salisbury N.H., Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

In 1839, Iowa City was selected as the capital of the Territory of Iowa. The legislature met for the first time in 1841 and held its sessions in Iowa City until 1857, when Des Moines became the capital.

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