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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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United States Stamps and Covers

Lots 147-151

Lot 147    

Frey's Valentine Express, printed corner card cover, "With Compliments of St. Valentine" pre-address and "New England Valentine Company of Mass., Wm. A. Frey, Gen'l Agent, 404 Kearny St., S.F." circular corner card, locally addressed with blue "Paid" handstamp, mounting residue on reverse indicating a possible paste-up usage of cover to an oversized Valentine, Extremely Fine, only four examples of the Frey's Valentine Express imprint cover are recorded, with this design being unique; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.

A UNIQUE FREY'S VALENTINE EXPRESS SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL IMPRINT COVER.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,750

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Lot 148    

Hunter & Co.'s Express, blue oval handstamp (HUN-100) on small incoming cover addressed to Sacramento City, Cal., blue "Troy, N.Y., Jun 24" origin cds and manuscript "40" rate, red "Adv'd" handstamp applied in Sacramento before handing over to Hunter & Co. for delivery, cover missing most of backflap, Extremely Fine and rare, with only six known usages of this early oval type handstamp.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 149    

"Meteor" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card, black and blue ad design on enamel card stock (164x112mm) with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship under Nighttime Starry Sky showing Meteor, promoting the A 1 Extreme "Meteor" clipper ship is now rapidly loading at Pier 15 in New York, excellent condition with a few mount marks on reverse as usual, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "METEOR" COLEMAN'S CALIFORNIA LINE CLIPPER CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 150    

San Francisco Letter Express, ornate boxed handstamp on locally addressed cover to the California Farmer, with original 1861 invitation to event at the Tuckers Academy of Music, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 151    

San Francisco, Cal, Mar 11, 1863 postmark with "Steam Panama", 1863 (Feb. 2) Concepcion, Chile to San Francisco, Cal., blue 1863 folded letter with partial British Valparaiso (2.2) backstamp and red manuscript "1/-" rating, Panama (2.23) transit datestamp and red "Paid-To / Panama" two-line handstamp, entered U.S. mails with "Steam Panama" type 1 oval handstamp, matching "San Francisco, Cal, Mar 11, 1863" cds (Williams SAF-600) and bold "10" rating, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex-Patrick Campbell.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A CHOICE "STEAM PANAMA" USE FROM CHILE TO SAN FRANCISCO CAL.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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