Lot 3111Alpha, Nevada, Aug 28, blue cds duplexed with Maltese cross cancel on 6¢ red (U182) amber entire to Italy, partial New York (1.4.79) backstamp; soiling and creasing, F.-V.F.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3112Carson City, Nev. Apr 28, clear strike of cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 24¢ Interior (O22), well centered with vibrant color, on U.S. Land Office, Carson City, Nevada official imprint to Virginia City, Nev., 1874 docketing, with original U.S. Land Office letterhead 1874 enclosure; reduced slightly at left, ex-Starnes.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF EIGHT RECORDED 24¢ INTERIOR DEPARTMENT COVERS IN THE CAMPBELL CENSUS, THE ONLY ONE USED FROM NEVADA.
This is number 9 in the Campbell census of high-value official stamps on cover by Alan C. Campbell (Chronicle No. 188, November 2000, pp. 287-299). The use of a 24¢ stamp on a small non-registered cover is enigmatic, but perhaps confusion of the stamp value resulted from all values of a department having the same color.
Lot 3113Carson City, Nev. T., Nov 17, 1862, blue double-circle datestamp ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Santa Rosa, Cal.; reduced slightly at ends; accompanied by exhibit page, F.-V.F.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 3114Esmeralda, N.T., 20 Jun, bold strike of cds on buff cover to Mukwonago Wisc. with matching segmented cork cancels on ten 1¢ blue (63), beautiful deep rich color, 10 examples in two pairs and six singles, small flaws with one faulty, some cover wear and reduced slightly at right, Fine and rare Nevada Territory use.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
This cover was used just prior to the 10¢ transcontinental rate reduced to 3¢ effective June 30, 1863.
Lot 3115Esmeralda, Nev. Nov 7 '64, cds duplexed with four-ring target cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Yreka Cal., docketed from "C.F. Collins, M.D., Recd Nov. 12. 1864" at left.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3116Virginia City, N.T., 31 Jan 1863, sharp strike of cds with matching bold circle of wedges ties 10¢ green (68), well centered, on orange buff cover to Tiffin Oh.; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 3117Nevada, Town and Express Balance, 1860s, group of 6 covers comprising Pacific Union Express use from Virginia City Nev., Austin Nev. use of #65 to Newark NJ, 1864 Ophir Nev. manuscript postmark with #65, Wells Fargo "Virginia Cty" blue oval datestamp ties 3¢ #65 with printed "From Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City, N.T." corner card, "Wells Fargo Co., Virginia Cty N.T." blue oval datestamp on 3¢ #U35 entire with printed frank, and "Wells Fargo Co., Hamilton Nev." blue oval datestamp on 3¢ #U59 entire with printed frank; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.