Lot 1486Fort Assinaboine, M.T. Aug 18, 1879, purple cds duplexed with star cancel ties 3¢ green (184), s.e. at right, on cover to Buxton Center Me.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1487Fort Keogh, Mar 30, 1881, Montana., blue rectangular postmark duplexed with Indian Head fancy cancel on 3¢ green entire to Springfield Center N.Y.; original datelined letter accompanies concerning family matters, Very Fine and rare Montana Territory use, ex-Beals.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Fort Keogh was established in 1876 after the Battle of Little Big Horn as a base of operations against the Sioux Indians. The use of an Indian Head fancy cancel is quite appropriate.
Lot 1488Fort Wingate, N.Mex., Mar 13, 1883, bold strike of fancy Dyke type 3 cds and encircled star cancel on 3¢ green entire to Cincinnati Oh.; original datelined letter accompanies reading in part "…Mr. Frank Cushing, the anthropologist came over from Zuni two days go, and I made arrangements with him to buy the collection you desire. He said fifty dollars would buy a splendid collection including two blankets in the loom, - things necessary to show their work. I will go over myself the latter part of April & take charge the articles and ship them to your address. I only returned from Ft. Seeden a few weeks ago…" and "P.S. Mr Cushing said he would esteem it a great favor to assemble this collection for you - and I know he can do much better than anyone else, and the collection will be satisfactory to you.", Very Fine and interesting letter about buying Zuni Indian blankets from Cushing, ex-Dike, Beales.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was an American anthropologist famous for his study of Zuni Indian culture. Cushing was an expert on the process of making various Native American artifacts and a pioneer in anthropological study of a culture by living among its people.
Lot 1489(Spanish American War Patriotic) 1st Rhode Island U.S. Vols., patriotic design showing Fouled Anchor with "Hope" slogan on cover from Corp Nicolas of Co. A, 1st R.I. Regiment to Providence, R.I. bearing 2¢ Trans-Miss (286) cancelled by cork cancel, matching 1st Rhode Island patriotic letterhead enclosure datelined "Camp Alger July 23 1898" from soldier describing camp life; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate $200 - 300.