Lot 89(Colorado) Fort Garland, "Denver City, Kan, Apr 8, 1861" double circle postmark and 1857, 3¢ dull red, two singles with grid cancels on cover to Bristol, Rhode Island, "Charles H. Alden, Fort Garland, March 25th 1861" docket at left so evidently carried by military courier from Fort Garland to Denver City a year before the Fort Garland Post Office was established, Extremely Fine, a late use of this postmark type after Colorado Territory was created.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $150 - 200.
Fort Garland was 200 miles south of Denver City. The sender of this cover, Captain Charles Alden, was an army surgeon.
Current Opening Bid: $170
Lot 90(Colorado) Fort Sedgwick, Col, Jun 12, cds with manuscript date and cork canceled 1861, 3¢ rose on cover to Newton, Mass., indistinct name and "Co B 4th U.S. Infantry" pencil docket at left, postmark dated 1867 in pencil; sideflap replaced and minor corner wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $150 - 200.
The Fort Sedgwick Post Office operated from 1866 to 1869 only.
Current Opening Bid: $70
Lot 91(Dakota Territory) Fort Abercrombie, D T, May 25, cds and 1861, 3¢ rose with target cancel on triangular cover to Fiskeville, R.I., Very Fine and unusual.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $90
Lot 92(Dakota Territory) Fort Laramie, Daka., Nov 30, 67, intensely bold cds and 1861, 3¢ rose tied by equally bold target killer on cover to New York City, originally legal size and reduced on three sides (3½x6¼" actual size), Very Fine appearance, a desirable fort postmark with year date from the year before Wyoming Territory was created.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $100 - 150.
The Fort Laramie Post Office was transferred from the original Idaho Territory to a revised Dakota Territory when Montana Territory was created in 1864.
Current Opening Bid: $80