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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Town Postmarks Arranged by State

Lots 781-790 Lots 791-800 Lot 801

Lot 781    

Alaska Commercial Company / St. George's Island, circa 1878 two-line blue company handstamp cancels 3¢ green entire with Wells Fargo Express printed frank to San Francisco Cal.; partial flap and tiny edge tears at top, Very Fine and rare early use.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

AN EXTRAORDINARY EARLY AND RARELY SEEN ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY CARRIED LETTER FROM ST. GEORGE'S ISLAND, ALASKA TO SAN FRANCISCO.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 782    

American Yukon Nav. Company, Steamer Yukon, Jun 14, 1915, bold purple boxed date stamp canceling on 1907, 2¢ carmine entire to Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, with Rampart, Alaska corner card and original 4-page enclosure datelined "Stephens Village", letter with some interesting content, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 783    

Fort Wrangel, Alaska, Aug 16, 1889, clear sharp cds on 1886, 1¢ Jefferson postal card to Hartford, Ct. forwarded to New York, reverse with interesting message including…At Juneau there was a post office, but the mail would come on this boat, as this is the last post office on the territory (and under the American flag), Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. UX9    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 784    

Fort Wrangel, Alaska, Jul 5, 1890, clear cds and star in circle duplex on 1886, 1¢ Jefferson postal card to Minneapolis, Minn., reverse with lengthy message on reverse regarding ship journey, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. UX9    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 785    

Juneau, Alaska, Jul 16, 1887, cds (Helbock 2, rarity 7) with matching target canceling on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to San Francisco, Cal. with receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a very rare early Juneau postmark, one of four recorded during the 1880's.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 786    

Juneau, Alaska, Northern Pacific Express Co., dark blue company frank on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to San Francisco, Cal., with purple "Juneau, Alaska" straight line and matching "C. Heywood, N.P. Express" agent handstamp canceling; light cover toning and wear, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce express agent handstamp.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 787    

Juneau, Alaska, Northern Pacific Express Co., dark blue frank on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to San Francisco, cal., canceled by purple "Office of, the Northern., Pacific Express, Portland, Oregon, Nov 16, 1887" date stamp with matching straight line "Juneau, Alaska" handstamp, Very Fine and choice; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. U277    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 788    

Nome, Alaska - Proprietor of the "Sour Dough Road House", incoming "Consular Service, U.S.A." legal size cover franked with China 1900, 10¢ green, two singles (116) tied by "Foochow, 18 May, 02" cds, with "Shang-Hai, Chine, 23 Mai, 02" cds along side, reverse with Yokohama, Nagasaki and Seattle, Wash. transit cds's, clear "Nome, Alaska, Rec'd, Jul 8, 1902" backstamp alongside consulate wax seal; some minor cover wear and wrinkling, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

A RARE USAGE FROM FOOCHOW, CHINA TO THE SOURDOUGH ROAD HOUSE IN ALASKA.

The recipient, Thel Wattach was one of the "Three Lucky Swedes" that discovered gold at Anvil Creek in 1898. This letter contained U.S. immigration documents
for Thel's wife's Chinese family. His roadhouse later became the Sourdough Lodge a few year later and was one of the oldest continuously operating roadhouses in Alaska.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 789    

Sitka, Alaska, Aug 1, 1902, cds on 1897, 1¢ Hamilton postal card to Basle, Switzerland, reverse with printed greetings and picture of "Native Carver", uprated with 1897, 1¢ deep green canceled by cork and Seattle, Wash. transit machine postmark, receiving cds; couple light corner creases, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce early postal card usage.
Scott No. 279+UX14    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 790    

(Connecticut) Windsor Locks, Ct., "Sep 19", second type fancy illustrated Steamboat in Lock postmark in red with manuscript dating and matching "18¾" rating on 1843 folded letter to Bath N.H.; edge tear and faults, F.-V.F., A rare example of the second type Windsor Locks fancy illustrated steamboat in lock postmark..
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Alfred Smith, president of the Enfield Falls Canal Company, proposed to change the name of Pine Meadow to Windsor Locks. The Windsor Locks Post Office was opened in 1833 and was located in a store near a grist mill owned by Charles Haskell Dexter. He eventually was appointed first postmaster.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lots 781-790 Lots 791-800 Lot 801

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