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State Postmarks - Pennsylvania to Washington & Balances

Lots 518-527 Lots 528-537 Lots 538-540

Lot 528    

Nashville, T. July 11, straight line handstamp with manuscript day on 1802 folded letter to "Mississippi Territory near the mouth of Coles Creek in Jefferson county", manuscript 25 rating, Extremely Fine, an exceptional strike of Nashville's first handstamp.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 529    

(Texas) 1840-42 Correspondence to A.H. Phillips at Lamar, Texas Republic, group of 5 letters comprising "Houston May 11th 1842" datelined letter carried privately to Lamar, 1840 New York red cds with manuscript. "Ship" and "25" ratings and partial "Wm. Bryan, Agent of the Texian Post Office Dt., New Orleans" oval backstamp; 1840 New York via black "Galveston Texas" oval and "Ship" handstamp; 1841 New York to Lamar with red "Galveston Texas" oval and "Ship handstamp, 1841 New York via "Wm. Bryan, Agent of the Texian Post Office Dt., New Orleans" oval backstamp and red Galveston oval and "Ship" handstamp; some toning and aging, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

These letters were subject of an article by Labron Harris in the ASDA Magazine, July 2019 pp. 66-67.

Realized: $725

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Lot 530    

(Texas) El Paso, Tex. Jul 7, clear strike of cds with matching "PAID" handstamp without rating on yellow orange cover to Drytown Cal., original letter datelined "July 2nd 1865", some interesting post-war content "…You say you have Ritten me 4 Letter Cince I was Discharged I have Recived Onley this one I can not account for it only thare is 2 townes named Franklin in this state When you Rite again Direct it to franklin texas Elpaso Co via Denver City…Do no Send Mee the money But iff it is not mutch Trouble triad the gold as well as you can for greenbacks and for them get and send Mee a check payable at New YorkI then can draw it here…"; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce early post-war use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $325

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Lot 531    

(Texas) Galveston, Texas, Nov 17, bold strike of red oval with matching sharp "SHIP" handstamp and magenta "1.50" rating on Oct. 18th 1841 letter from New York to A.H. Phillips at Lamar, Texas, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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Lot 532    

(Texas) "Prairieville P.O. Texas. Oct. 14/ 57.", manuscript postmark (Kaufman Co. crossed out) and matching "paid 24 cents" rating on blue lined cover to London, England, red "19" cent credit to G.B. handstamp, red London Paid (11.23) arrival cds; some edge wear and soiling, Fine and scarce Texas transatlantic use (no photo).
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $280

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Lot 533    

(Vermont) Bennington "Centre, Vt.", Feb 10, black cds with manuscript "Centre Vt" provisional manuscript and matching "X" in serrated circle on buff cover to Sacramento City Cal.; edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce provisional cds use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The postmaster at Bennington Center Vt., H. Kellogg, first used the borrowed cds of "Bennington Vt." with a provisional manuscript designation of "Center". This was discarded and as offered here, the borrowed cds of "East Bennington Vt." was used by removing the "East" and "Vt" so that he could provisionally add "Center Vt." in the outer rim.

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Lot 534    

(Vermont) "Montpelier, Vermont" 1815 War Rates, correspondence pair to famous lawyer and politician Norman Williams of Woodstock, each with scarce dotted oval postmark, first with red manuscript "March 17" dating and "15" cent rating, second with manuscript "April 7" dating and "15" cent rating, Very Fine pair with War Surcharge rates.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Norman Williams graduated from the University of Vermont and served in the War of 1812. He also served as Secretary of State and was Secretary of the Vermont Senate.

Complete Images.

Realized: $260

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Lot 535    

(Virginia) Charlotte Ch * July 18, straightline postmark with manuscript "Way 13½" rating (12½¢ postage plus 1¢ way fee) on folded letter datelined "Charlotte County July 16th. 1814" to Richmond Va., endorsed "pr. Mail", Very Fine and rare way use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 536    

(Washington) Freeport, W.T., Dec. 3, /74, manuscript postmark on 3¢ green entire to Columbia City, Oregon with manuscript cancel, Very Fine, office opened in Cowlitz County in 1867 and closed in 1893 - rated rarity 6.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

Realized: $180

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Lot 537    

(Washington) Seabeck, W.T., Dec. 23, 1867, small double circle on 3¢ pink entire to Maine, Very Fine, ex-Jarrett.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $80

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