Lot 1303"Ft Lupton C.T., Sep 15 / 65", manuscript postmark ties 3¢ rose (65), wide margins with right s.e., on small cover to Springfield Ill.; 3¢ light pre-use crease, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F., one of only a few known postmarks from Fort Lupton, illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Jarrett.
Estimate $500 - 750.
This early fur trading post was established in 1836 on the south side of the South Platte River. It was revived as a stage stop on the road to Denver and obtained a post office in January 1861 while still part of Nebraska Territory. It became part of Colorado Territory the next month.