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

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Western Towns - Missouri & Montana

Lots 3089-3098 Lots 3099-3104

Lot 3089    

Missouri River Packet Omaha, oval handstamp on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red tied by St. Louis "STEAM" straightline to West Chester Pa., Very Fine and attractive, ex-Risvold.
Milgram No. 1027    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 3090

1867, $50 Territory of Montana Bond, 6"x11.75" red and black bond with illustrated vignettes including sailor, signed by James Tufts, Secretary of the Territory, blue "Kountze Brothers, Bankers, New York, Paid, Jan 1873" cds and additional "Paid" double-circle, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 3091    

Cedar Junction, Mont. Aug 16, bold cds and matching target cancel on 3¢ green (147) on orange cover to Sterling Montana Terr., pencil 1870; paper missing at left, a Very Fine strike of this rare town.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 3092    

"Etchetah M.T. 11-20-84", manuscript postmark with matching "X" cancels on 2¢ red brown (210) strip of five on registered 2¢ carmine entire to New York N.Y., Nov. 28th arrival backstamp, Very Fine, This is the earliest known use of this town., ex-Willard on his exhibit page with hand-drawn map.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 3093    

Fort Missoula, Mont. Jul 19, 1889, clear strike of cds with matching target cancel on 2¢ green (213) on cover to Portland Me., original enclosure accompanies, Very Fine.
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 3094    

(Montana) "Way Packet", two covers, first with manuscript "Way Packet" postmark and matching pen strokes cancel 2¢ red brown (210) on cover to Virginia City Mont., original City Treasurer's Office letterhead enclosure datelined "Bozeman, Mont. April 16th 1887", second use with manuscript "W.P." (Way Packet) postmark on 3¢ green entire to same addressee in Virginia City Mont., pencil "Red Bluff" origin docketing; faulty pair, Fine.
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 3095    

"Pony, Mont. 1/16/81", manuscript postmark on 3¢ green entire to Virginia City Mont., Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Current Opening Bid: $30

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Lot 3096    

Sheridan Mont., Sep 10, 1886, cds duplexed with four-ring cancel ties 2¢ red brown (210) on cover with illustrated Elling & Hyndman, Dealers in Roller Flour, Middling" ad showing machine, addressed to Virginia City Mont.; reduced at right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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Lot 3097    

Skalkaho, Mont., May 21, 1887, bold strike of cds with matching target cancels tying 2¢ red brown (210) and 10¢ brown (209) on registered cover to Boston Mass.; slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine, ex-Willard on his exhibit page with hand-drawn map.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 3098    

"Stillwater Mont, 2/7 - 79", manuscript postmark with matching pen strokes cancelling 3¢ green (158) on cover with printed "A.R. Keller, U.S. Indian Agent, Crow Agency, Mont." corner card to Aiken S.C.; small flaws, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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