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California Postal History - San Diego & San Francisco County

Lots 233-242 Lots 243-248

Lot 233    

(San Diego) Fruitland, Cal., Jan 13, 1884, cds (Williams no postmarks recorded) on 1883, 2¢ red entire to Leavenworth, Kans., cork canceled and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, most likely the only known postmark from Fruitland, a short-lived P.O. (March 23 1882 to June 16, 1885) (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 234    

(San Diego) Moosa, Cal., Jul 29, cds (SAN-3260, R4) on ca. 1886 cover to Stockton, franked with 2¢ Banknote canceled by partial target handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps with "1" advertising rate handstamp, Very Fine, the only recorded example of Mossa's first postmark (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $190

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Lot 235    

(San Diego) Mount Fair View, Cal., Sep 25th, manuscript postmark (SAN-3290, R4) on manuscript canceled 1870, 3¢ green entire to Los Angeles, 1873 docketing at left; reduced at right just touching indicia, otherwise Very Fine, very rare (photo on web site).
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $50

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Lot 236    

(San Diego) Pala, Cal., 12-21-91, manuscript postmark (Williams unlisted) on registered cover to San Diego, franked with manuscript canceled 1890, 2¢ carmine pair (s.e. at right) + 10¢ dark green, San Diego receiving postmark tying 2¢ pair, Extremely Fine, the only known manuscript postmark from Pala (photo on web site).
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $70

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Lot 237    

(San Diego) Pujol, Cal, 2-4, manuscript postmark (SAN-4630, R5) on cover to Los Angeles, franked with manuscript canceled 3¢ Banknote, reverse with 1881 straight line receiving postmark; cover slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine, one of two known postmarks from Pujol, this being the earliest.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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Lot 238    

(San Diego) "San Diego, Cal, Oct, 4th", manuscript postmark (Williams SAN-4830) on 1849 folded letter datelined "Fort Riley, September 25th/1849" to Baltimore Md., "40" in circle due handstamp, some interesting content; minor edge toning, Very Fine and choice, ex-Pearce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

A RARE EARLY 40¢ TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE USAGE FROM SAN DIEGO.

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Realized: $3,500

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Lot 239    

(San Diego) Siempreviva, Cal., May 22, 1891, clear cds (SAN-6210, R4) on card notice to San Diego, franked with canceled 1890, 2¢ carmine, receiving postmark; light card crease affecting postmark, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare, known used from May 22 to August 11 of 1891 (photo on web site).
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $90

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Lot 240    

(San Diego) Stratton, Cal., Jan 24, 1888, exceptional strike of of cds (SAN-6340, R5) on target canceled 1887, 2¢ green entire to Philadelphia, Pa., Extremely Fine, the unique and only known townmark from the short-lived Stratton post office, ex-Tatham.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 241    

(San Diego) Tia Juana, 2-27-1880, manuscript postmark (Williams unlisted, new SAN-6545) on manuscript canceled 1876, 3¢ green entire to Brockton, Mass.; small tear at top affecting postmark, still Very Fine, the unique manuscript postmark from Tia Juana and the earliest known usage from this town.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 242    

(San Diego) Vineyard, Cal., Apr 29, 87, unusual purple cds (SAN-6700, R4) on cover to Illinois, franked with 2¢ Banknote tied by target handstamp, Very Fine, a choice strike (photo on web site).
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $190

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