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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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State Postmarks - Indian Territory to Ohio

Lot 1098    

(Louisiana) N Orleans * May 20 (Orleans Territory - Pre-Territorial Period), straightline postmark on docketed 1804 folded cover to Fort Adams Miss., endorsed "mail" at lower left, Fine and rare.
ASCC $2,000    Estimate $500 - 750.

The interim period between Dec. 20th 1803 when William Charles Coles Claiborne and General James Wiklinson took possession of Louisiana at New Orleans for the United States and Oct. 1st 1804 when the District of Louisiana at New Orleans (to the North) and the Territory of Orleans (in the South) were established officially is known as the "Pre-Territorial Period".

Realized: $500

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