Lot 715(Maryland) BALTIMORE, JUNE. 9, choice straightline postmark with manuscript "2.16" rating on 1788 folded letter to New York City; fold toning and spot, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 716(Maryland) Pleasant Grove, Maryland, Allegany County, beautiful red printed combined town marking and advertising Zevely corner card for the "Wood Type, Proof Presses for Stamps etc.", with woodcut whale and ribbons, on cover with "Free, E.S. Zevely, PM" free frank and ms. "Nov. 23" dating to family member Sophia Zevely in Salem, N.C.; flap torn, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE USE OF THE ZEVELY PRINTED COMBINED TOWNMARKING AND ADVERTISING CORNER CARD CACHET.
Lot 717Nebraska City, N.T. Dec 2, bold cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on immaculate Wm. E. Pardee, Attorney at Law corner card orange cover to Pacific City Iowa, original 1858 datelined letter with interesting content reading "…if you can get Russell to pay out of them notes let him do so and send me the other with his (Russell) objections so that I can collect it from J.H. Russell when he returns from the Pikes Peak Gold mines…", Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 718(Nebraska Territory) "Fort Kearney, July 23", manuscript postmark misspelled with an "e" before the "y", matching ms. "10" rating on circa 1854 orange cover to Providence, R.I.; reverse with pencil notation letter "dated July 6, 1854" but no contents; minor cover wear, Very Fine and early territorial use.
Estimate $300 - 400.