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California Postal History

Lots 2748-2755

Lot 2748

California Enclosure Collection, 1850-80's, hundreds of letters of the period for all over California; includes dozens of letters from the 1850's - many miner's letters with datelines including Murphy's Camp, Union City, Eureka, Alta Express Co. letterhead letter from San Francisco, Stockton, Sac City, etc., large selection of 1860's letters from Camptonville, North Columbia, Yreka, Grizzly Valley, "U.S. Hotel, Los Angeles", lengthy 25 page letter from Folsom, Forest Hill, Spring Valley, etc.; a wonderful treasure trove for the California history enthusiast.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $5,000

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Lot 2749

California Ephemera Balance, mix of carte-de-visites, cabinet photos, stereo views, telegraphs, express receipt and news clippings, etc.; carte-de-visite including Henry Haight (Governor Elect of California), Gov. Burnett, 1893 edition of Constitution of the Society of California Volunteers with various military carte-de-visite figures, also a section of French Corral, Cal. including a number of early cabinet photos of the town and mining scenes.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 2750    

California Postal History Balance, of 11 covers; includes 1860's Oakland usage with "Advertised" handstamp, Sacramento including scarce 1849 straight line and later 40 rates, San Francisco 1850-60's ship usages, Stockton integral 40 and 80 rate cds's; condition varies, Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Complete Images.

Realized: $675

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Lot 2751    

California Postal History Balance, well over 100 covers and additional misc. items; good range of towns with many accompanying enclosures throughout, towns including Mokelumne Hill manuscript, 1868 Oregon House, Cal. manuscript (with letter regarding life in California), 1865 Todd's Valley (with enclosure), 1871 Freeport manuscript (unlisted in Williams), 1869 Tehama (enclosure), 1860 Strawberry Valley (#35 franking, with enclosure) and a 1870's fancy cds usage, scarce 1870's Black Diamond oval postmark, 1858 San Andreas to Mok Hill with straight line "Advertised" handstamp, etc.; worth careful review.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 2752    

California Postal History Collection Balance, many hundreds including county sections of good to useful San Francisco, Los Angeles and Calaveras, section of ad covers, better rarity 4 strikes include 1860's Antioch manuscript (COC-90), 1877 Santa Margarita manuscript (SAL-2340), 1850's Texas Hill cds (SAC-3380), unlisted 1919 Mount Eden straight line (Alameda), 1862 Santa Barbara manuscript (SBA-1390), 1870's Fulton manuscript (SON-2000), 1890's Kennett T&C cds (SHA-2330), etc.; inspection a must for full evaluation.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 2753    

California Postal History, 1850s-1890s, group of 49 covers including "Stmr. Sierra Nevada, Via Nicaragua, Advance of the Mails" black oval on buff cover to Brunswick Me.; #31 on San Francisco cover to N.H.; "Dispatch Line for San Francisco, Sutton & Co. Agents, 84 Wall St. N.Y." red illustrated cameo cover showing sailing ship with red New York cds; 1859 red Wells Fargo & Co. frank on 10¢ Nesbitt entire posted in Boston; 2¢ front with Denver and Rio Grande Express frank; steamship uses, transatlantics, etc.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 2754    

Monterey County Postal History Balance, of approximately 700 covers; mix of mostly more modern usages with some good early postmarks from various town including Salinas, Paraiso Springs, Apricot, etc., many post card usages including some real photo, some hand drawn items including 1914 Salinas cover with hand-drawn and colored women illustration and a 1942 Camp Roberts calligraphy cover; worth inspection.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $500

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Lot 2755    

San Francisco Postal History Group, of approximately 65 covers; with at least 10 1850-60's transatlantic covers, other 1860's usages including Canada to S.F. forwarded to Taylorsville, most material from 1860's with many enclosures, some additional items including early post office receipt.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $900

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Lots 2748-2755

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