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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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United States Postal History

Lots 1-10 Lots 11-15

Lot 11

(San Jose) "Pueblo de San Jose, Saturday. Decr. 16th 1848" The First California Hanging of Americans, dateline on one page blue "Sentence" document, reading "That they shall - David A. Davis, William Campbell and Mather Freer be hung by the neck until they are dead on Monday next between the hours of 10 & 2." and signed by several and approved by "K.H. Dimmick, Alcalde", Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Accompanied by a short story "A Pioneer Reminiscence, The First Hanging of Americans in the State of California" concerning Davis, Campbell and Freer and their crime of stealing gold dust.

Realized: $4,750

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Lot 12

(San Jose) 1850 (Aug. 31) Payment to Band for Celebration of California Admittance Into the Union, gray letter of $50 payment to "Band Employed on the day of the Celebration of the admission of California into the Union" and signed "George Whitman", reverse with receipt note of $50 in San Jose; some faults, Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $500

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Lot 13    

Yreka, Cal. May 9 (Siskiyou), bold strike of Williams SIS-4100 cds ties 10¢ green (35) on cover to East Chester N.Y., matching strike of Running Bison handstamp at upper left; reduced slightly at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $350

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Lot 14    

California Cover Group, over 20 covers mostly from the 1890's; includes California Midwinter Expo illustrated use, 1895 Lewis manuscript registered, other registry from Elliot, Havalah, Campo Seco and Michigan Bluff, illustrated fairs including 1899 & 1900 Stockton Fair and multicolored Admission Day '97 of Jackson, San Francisco with stamp dealers and patriotic flag, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Complete Images.

Realized: $500

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Lot 15    

California Postal History, group of 24 covers including some express and advertising covers, better includes Wells Fargo Santa Cruz I. Baum & Co. shaded ad cover, Adams & Co. "Paid" oval with ms. "Thro by Ex" on faulty 6¢ Nesbitt entire, Empire Ranch use with #35 pair "Via Panama" to Fairfax Station Va., "Johnsons Ranch Cal" ms. postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt entire, "Foremans Ranch" ms. postmark and "Paid 10" rating, Pacific Union Express Co. printed frank with #94 strip of six on 3¢ entire, etc.; mixed condition, Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $550

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