Lot 627Millerton, Cal. Sep 8, bold blue double-circle postmark (FRE-3850) with target cancels on on 3¢ rose (65), pair and two singles, on 3¢ pink (U58) entire front only to Palmyra, Missouri, pencil 1866 note, two other 1863, 1865 Millerton cover fronts from same correspondence with double-circle and ms. postmarks and 3¢#65 frankings; faulty group, Fine cover front group.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Millerton was a Butterfield stage stop with the office operating from 1853 to 1874.
Lot 628Stockton Cal. Dec 12, clear strike of cds on yellow cover bearing 10¢ green, type V (24) strip of three, tied by manuscript, red "N.York 'Paid 24' Brem. Pk. Jan 19" credit exchange cds, bold blue three-line "America/über Bremen/Franco" handstamp; bottom flap mostly missing, Very Fine and colorful use at double the 15¢ Bremen-Hamburg rate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 629(California) Swift & Co. Express, Paid, fancy printed shield frank on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire to San Francisco Cal.; some light soiling and toning, F.-V.F., ex-Erivan. Thomas No. SWI-001.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 630(California) Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Coloma, two black oval uses, first struck on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire to San Francisco, and second partial strike on orange cover with preprinted Wells, Fargo & Co. Exchange Department ribbon address to San Francisco; faults, Fine, latter ex-Lichenstein, Tatham.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 631"Gold Dirt CT Oct 28 1865", manuscript postmark with matching ms. stroke canceling 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Hebron, Maine; reduced at left, Very Fine, Illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Persson.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED TERRITORIAL USES FROM GOLD DIRT.
Only manuscript postmarks are known from this important but short-lived stamping mill town. Gold Dirt was located in Gilpin County south and west of Rollinsville. In its early days, Gold Dirt produced two million dollars worth of gold. The ex-Bauer faulty example of this manuscript postmark realized $1,380 in our Sale 88.
Lot 632"Fair Play Col Try, March 27th 1865", clear manuscript postmark with matching ms. "CWL, 3 #" cancel on 3¢ rose (65), couple of blunt perfs, on neat orange cover to New York, stamp interestingly canceled with sender's initials, even though he was not the postmaster, Very Fine and attractive, one of the finest manuscript uses, ex-Persson.
Estimate $500 - 750.
In 1859 when prospectors flocked to Tarryall in South Park, they found a most unhospitable welcome. What's more it seemed as if all the best mining sites had been staked out. Therefore a number left and settled a community they called Fair Play to contrast the reception they had found at Tarryall.
Lot 633Trinidad, Col., Mar 11, 1870, bold double-circle datestamp duplexed with single-ring cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange buff cover to Taos, New Mexico; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and striking.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 634"Hickman Col Dec 7 1867", manuscript postmark and matching ms. cancel on 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Trinidad, Colorado; 3¢ pulled perf and trimmed perfs at right due to minor cover reduction, Very Fine and rare, Illustrated in Jarrett's Colorado book., ex-Persson.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN COVERS FROM THIS SMALL FREMONT COUNTY TOWN.
Lot 635"Spring Valley Col Feb 21", manuscript postmark with matching ms. cross-hatch on 3¢ rose (65) on 1867 orange cover to East Barnard, Vermont; minor staining affecting stamp and cover, reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce use, a very small office which no handstamped markings are known, ex-Persson.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Until 1870 the residents of this and other nearby communities lived in constant danger of Indian raids. For protection, a fort called Lincoln Fort was built, commanded and garrisoned by local pioneers.
Lot 636"Greenhorn Col Oct 17-71., manuscript postmark with matching ms. cancel on 3¢ green (147) on 1871 cover to Williamstown N.J., Very Fine, ex-Persson.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Only manuscript markings are known from this small community during the territorial period.