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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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United States Postal History

Lots 611-618

Lot 611    

Douglas, Alaska, Jun 19, 1890, sharp strike of cds with matching shaded star fancy cancels on 5¢ Indigo (216) and 10¢ brown (209) on registered 2¢ green entire to Bremen, Germany, reverse with additional 3¢ purple (221) tied by "New York, N.Y., Reg'y. Div., 7-4, 1890" double-oval transit, "New York, N.Y." registry exchange label (FX-NY1a) affixed, Bremen (7.15) arrival backstamp; some edge wear, 5¢ trivial tiny tear, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

A STRIKING MIXED-BANK NOTE ISSUE REGISTERED ALASKA TERRITORY USE TO GERMANY.

Cover is prepaid 20¢ for two-times the 5¢ UPU rate plus 10¢ registry fee.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 612 ()   

Saint Michaels, Alaska, Sep 23, 1898, partial cds with matching target cancels on two 1¢ Trans-Mississippi (285) singles 2¢ Bureau block of four on photograph mailer front to Birmingham, England, endorsed "Photographs Only" at top left and "From St. Michaels Island, Alaska" at bottom left; some faults, Fine and rare third-class use from Alaska Territory to England.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 613    

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., A.T., Jul 18, 1882, purple cds cancels 3¢ green entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank to San Francisco Cal.; bit of flap missing and small top right edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THE CASA GRANDE TOWN CANCEL.

John C. Loss was the Wells agent (1882-1891) and postmaster for Casa Grande, Pinal County.

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Lot 614    

Hackberry, Arizona, Sep 4, 188, duplex cancels 3¢ green entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank to Whitewater N.M., endorsed "Via Deming" at bottom left; roughly reduced at left and restored, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Hackberry is a mining town that takes its name from the Hackberry Mine which was named for a hackberry tree in a nearby spring. Prospector Jim Music helped develop the Hackberry Silver Mine in 1875. Wells Fargo carried this cover to Hackberry and posted it to New Mexico via Deming. T.D. McQuigg was the Wells Fargo Station Agent on the A.T. & S.F line.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 615    

Holbrook, Ariz. Jan 17, 1883, double-circle datestamp with matching four-ring target cancel on 3¢ green entire to San Francisco Cal., small top edge tear, partial arrival backstamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

J.A. Field was the Wells Fargo agent (1883) of Holbrook, Novato County.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 616    

(Incoming Mail) Santa Cruz, Cal, 28 Mar, sharp cds on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), two strikes of leaf cancel, on cover addressed to William H. Russell at Hardyville, Arizona Territory over mail route 17201 via San Bernardino, forwarded back to Los Angeles via San Bernardino, pencil "1864" at left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 617    

Prescott, Ariz., Apr 9, 1883, cds with cork cancel on 3¢ green (U163) entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine, Only 6 Known.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 618    

Tubac (Arizona Territory), straight line postmark (Meyers type 2) on 1¢ postal card to Tucson, A.T., reverse with interesting 1882 message "Please call at P.A. & Co. stage office and receive $4.00." referring to the Pedro Aguirre & Co. stage and express office, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE TUBAC, ARIZONA TERRITORY STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK.

Pedro Aguirre & Co. operated stages and mail service from their headquarters in Tucson, Arizona to points south in Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, as early as 1870.

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Lots 611-618

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