Lot 369Don Pedro's Bar, Cal., April 18th (Tuolumne), manuscript postmark (TUO-620, R4) on embossed ladies cover to Wareham, Mass., franked with manuscript canceled 1855, 10¢ green, type I; cover tear at upper left corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 370Nevada City Cal., Mar 31, 1858, perfectly struck cds ties 10¢ green, type II (32) on cover to New York City, N.Y.; light corner stain, Very Fine and exceptional strike.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 371Oakland, Cal., Mar 23 (Alameda), cds and 1861 3¢ rose (s.e. at right) with pen cancel on cover to a man in care of the Independent newspaper in Stockton, the man was evidently unknown so advertised in Stockton with "Advertised" straightline handstamp and "Mar 24" and "Apr 9" date handstamps, reduced at right, Fine and scarce (no photo).
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 372Petaluma, Cal., Dec 3 (Sonoma), cds tying 1857, 10¢ green, type III on cover artistically addressed in red to Conyersville, W. Tenn., with pointing hand at left of address and a facsimile drawing of a Petaluma postmark at upper left; stamp flaws at cover edge, otherwise Very Fine, very unusual.
Scott No. 33 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 373Placerville, Cal., Jul 15, 1861 (Sutter), clear cds tying 1857, 10¢ green, type V, horizontal pair on cover to Wellsville, O., original enclosure with content referring to the Civil War, Jefferson Davis, privateer's, traitors and the Overland Mail service, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 374Quartsburg, Cal. "Mar 14" (Mariposa), cds (MAR-1980) with manuscript date and and matching manuscript cancels on 3¢ dull red (11) strip of four, pos. 1-4R4, mostly large margins, on buff cover to Clinton N.Y.; some minor creasing affects couple stamps, fresh and Very Fine, a striking use.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 375(Rough & Ready) 1859 (Dec. 23) Sweetland, Cal. (Nevada), datelined receipt for mining claim reading in part, "…for a certain parcel of mining ground situated on Manzarita Hill and known as the claims of Bicknell & Co. and bounded by the Claims of Curtis the Rough & Ready and Joint Stock Claims, Sweetland Dec 23rd 1859…" and signed "Henry A. Brigham", Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.