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Sale 41: Western Postal History

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Ephemera - Early Western Photographs

Lot 62

(Photos) Sutter's Mill Woodblock & Photographs. Includes a 11x11x5¾'' block of wood with inscription written in black crayon by P.B. Bekeart "This block sawed off log from old Sutter's Mill by Phil. K. Bekeart. Half of this log is at the Marshall Monument at Coloma - the balance at the Society of California Pioneers. Recovered by Phil. B. Bekeart, Aug. & Sept. 1924"; photographs include 5x4'' photo of large hand saw with inscription "This is the saw used by Genl. John A. Sutter, in Erecting his Fort and Mill. Presented by Mrs. John H. Cooper", and 10 10x16'' photographs taken by Charles Weidner in 1919 of various early historical Coloma buildings (including one of Marshall's cabins) and river scenes with written commentary by Phil. Bekeart.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $4,750

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