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

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Western Towns - Nebraska

Lots 3105-3110

Lot 3105    

Bellevue N.T., Jun 28, intense bold strike of balloon-style cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on orange buff cover with navy H.T. Clarke & Bro. Grocers, Forwarding & Commission Merchants & General Steamboat & Collecting Agents illustrated cameo corner card showing steamboat, addressed to Newville Pa., docketed "Ans July 20 /58"; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, ex-Gabriel.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE NEBRASKA TERRITORY CAMEO CORNER CARD COVER SHOWING A MISSOURI RIVER STEAMBOAT.

Nebraska Territory was established May 30, 1854, and Bellevue in 1855 as one of only fourteen post offices in the territory. Bellevue was the oldest and most important Nebraska city of the time. It is well located, just north of the Platte River on the Missouri River. The steamboat vignette is quite appropriate for the time and history of the area.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 3106    

Cottonwood Springs, Neb., Apr 19, double-circle datestamp with matching target cancel just ties 3¢ rose (65), faulty at top, on cover to Jacksonville Ills.; some doodling; reduced at left, Fine and scarce town.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 3107    

Fort Laramie N.T., June 21, clear strike of cds with matching circular grid cancels tie 3¢ rose (65), trimmed at left, on yellow cover to Douglas, Iowa, manuscript "June, 18, '62" docketing; reduced at left and small tears, Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 3108    

Omaha City, Neb., two covers, "Omaha City Neb., Aug 11, 1860" cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to Delaware Oh.; and "Omaha City, Neb., Sep 7, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover with 3¢ rose (65) to New Lisbon Oh.; accompanied by exhibit pages, F.-V.F. pair.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 3109    

Rock Bluffs N.T., Dec 28, clear strike of balloon-style cds on orange cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by circular grid cancel to Woodsboro Md.; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 3110    

"Table Rock N.T. Dec 31", manuscript postmark with matching "3" canceling 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Pleasant Mount Pa., Very Fine, Only seven Table Rock covers are recorded.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

200 families established homes here by 1857; however, in 1858, flood waters inundated the town site. Elder Charles Giddings recorded: "So greatly discouraged were the settlers, that by the end of the year only 15 families remained - and they were too poor to leave." In 1860, the Table Rock post office recorded receipts of $26.90.

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Lots 3105-3110

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