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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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State Postmarks - Texas Statehood to West Virginia

Lots 187-196 Lots 197-206 Lots 207-210

Lot 187    

Dallas, Tex., Aug. 21, 1946, machine cancel tying 3¢ Prexie pair on 3¢ legal entire with multicolor design and addressed to President Truman inviting him to the 1946 State Fair, cover signed by artist, Very Fine, an attractive and decorative item.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $80

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Lot 188    

"Eagle Pass Texas, Nov. 9./54", manuscript postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt buff entire to Annapolis Md., docketed "Received November 28th 1854" at bottom left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 189    

Eagle Pass, Texas, Aug 23, clear strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to County Court, Bexar County, Texas; reduced at left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

This cover would have been carried on the Jackass Mail Route from the Texas-Mexico border inland to San Antonio.

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Realized: $140

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Lot 190    

(Eagle Pass) "Paso de Aguila 11 Junio 1853", dateline on blue folded letter with "Piedras Negras, Junio 11" postmark and matching "2 ans" rating to Santa Rosa, Mexico, letter in Spanish from Jn. B. Rich, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Eagle Pass was a successor mercantile town located just north of Fort Duncan founded by John Twohig of San Antonio. In 1850, a military garrison was also established on the opposite bank of the Rio Grande River. On the Mexican side, river settlers migrated near it and the new town was Piedras Negras (Black Rocks).

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Lot 191    

El Paso, Tex, Dec 1, cds on orange cover bearing 6¢ ultramarine (115) tied by fancy outlined star cancel to New York City; reduced at left and bottom, Very Fine and scarce fancy cancel.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $180

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Lot 192    

(El Paso, Texas) "Paid by deposit, P.O. San Antio", manuscript endorsement on gray cover with red "Naples N.Y. Jul 3" cds and matching "10" rating on cover to "Samuel H. Stiles, care of Major Van Horn, U.S.A. Ell Passo, by way of Sanantono, Texas"; aging and wear, Fine and early use to El Paso.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Interesting use to the remote settlement of El Paso at this point in time when travel and routes were still being explored and organized. From San Antonio to El Paso in the summer of 1850, or 1851, involved a long and dangerous journey, probably over recently established southern or lower route explored by Lt. Smith and Lt. Whiting.

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Realized: $290

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Lot 193    

"Ft Belknap Tx., Oct 21st/58", manuscript postmark on 3¢ red Nesbitt buff entire to Port Byron N.Y.; wear and soiling, Fine and rare Fort on the Butterfield route, Helbock R-8.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Fort Belknap was the northern anchor of a chain of forts founded to protect the Texas frontier from the Red River o the Rio Grande…From it troops pursued raiding band of Indians, and on occasion mounted expeditions from the fort carried the war to the enemy on the plains as far north as Kansas. Fort Belknap became the hub of a network of roads stretching in every direction, the most notable being the Butterfield Overland Mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco.

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Realized: $150

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Lot 194    

Fort Clark, Tex, Jun 6, partial cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) pair, rich color, on orange cover from the Lt. Z.R. Bliss correspondence to Johnston R.I.; cover repaired top left, Very Fine use carried on the Jackass Mail Route to San Antonio.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Fort Clark was the historic U.S. Army fort established at the head of Los Moras Creek near Brackettville in Kinney County. It opened in June 1852 and was evacuated in March 1861.

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Realized: $120

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Lot 195    

Fort Worth Tex. Oct 3, bold strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Hodgenville Ky.; backflap tears with small paper loss, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, This is the only recorded example of the town's first cds.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 196    

La Grange Txs. 12 Apr., clear green cds with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "3" rating on 1852 gray folded letter to Switzerland, red "60" handstamp, French transits and Geneva (5.23) arrival backstamp, presumably sent by Bremen mail but there are no exchange markings and no indication of postage due; some wear and bit soiled, Fine and unique use, unlisted green Texas town cds, ex-Camina.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $190

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