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California County Balances - Alameda to Nevada County

Lots 417-426 Lots 427-436 Lots 437-444

Lot 417    

Alameda County Balance, of approximately 300 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including 1850's Centerville first type cds (ALA-1240, R4) tying 1851 10¢ (14), 1857 San Leandro manuscript (ALA-4500), 1871 San Lorenzo T&P oval date stamp (ALA-4650, R4) on "Way" handstamp cover, 1888 Irvington T&C oval and star duplex (ALA-2130, R4), many other nice rarity 3 strikes from Oakland, Niles, Washington Corners, West Berkeley, etc., generally F.-V.F (no photo).
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $725

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Lot 418    

Alpine & Amador County Balance, of approximately 150 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, better including Alpine with light Silver Mountain first type cds on 1868 cover to England (ALP-230) and early 1870's Monitor first type cds (ALP-180, R4), Amador with 1860's Amador manuscript (AMA-10, R4), early Drytown manuscript franked with #11 (AMA-230, R4), 1860's Fiddletown second type cds franked with 10¢ (AMA-360, R4), rare 1885 Forest Home manuscript on package receipt (AMA-380), bold 1857 Jackson (AMA-560, earliest recorded, 1850's Sutter Creek on 10¢ entire (AMA-1350, R4), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $900

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Lot 419    

Butte County Balance, of about 300 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including 1850's Bangor manuscript franked with 1857 10¢, type III (BUT-20, R4), 1870's Berry Creek (BUT-160, R4), 1881 Bidwell's Bar manuscript, 1884 Big Bend manuscript (BUT-310), 1870 Butte Valley (BUT-600, R4), gem 1883 Hurleton T&C with star duplex (BUT-2110), 1870 Moore's Station manuscript (BUT-2700, R4), 1884 Nelson registered usage (BUT-2800), 1880 Nimshew manuscript, 1859 Oroville cds on 10¢ Nesbitt (BUT-3100, R5), 1850's Pea Vine on patriotic cover (faulty), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 420    

Calaveras County Balance, of about 230 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including Mokelume Hill first type cds with "Paid" and "6" rate handstamps (CAL-1610), 1866 Rich Gulch manuscript on 10¢ entire (CAL-2310), 1852 Murphy's first type cds (CAL-1880, earliest known), 1870's Big Trees manuscript (CAL-280), Valicita second type cds on 10¢ entire (CAL-2880), 1862 Mountain Ranch manuscript (CAL-1790, earliest recorded), 1870's choice Fourth Crossing second type cds (CAL-1060), scarce Angel's first type cds (CAL-50), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $950

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Lot 421    

Colusa County Balance, of approximately 140 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including the unique 1879 Sulphur Creek first cds (COL-1750), fancy 1879 Elk Creek T&C cds and Maltese cross barred duplex (COL-710, R4), rare to unique manuscript postmarks including 1864 Jacinto (COL-980, R4), 1870's Maxwell (COL-1150) only recorded, 1883 Berlin (COL-190) only recorded, 1884 Norman (COL-1330, R4) only recorded, 1872 St. John (COL-1660, R4), 1875 Kanawah (COL-1010, R4), etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $725

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Lot 422    

Contra Costa County Balance, of approximately 200 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including 1871 Antioch (COC-110, R4), 1870's Black Diamond oval (COC-380, R4), 1899 Concord registered to Europe with N.Y. exchange etiquette, 1879 Clayton first type cds (COC-810, R4), 1860's Lafayette manuscript (COC-1690, R4) and 1886 oval (COC-1710, R4), 1877 Nortonville octagon (COC-1990, R4), 1889 Selby T&C (COC-2980, R4), rare Webb's Landing (COC-3440, R4), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 423    

Del Norte County Balance, of approximately 40 covers and cards; includes Crescent City with two first types postmarks, one to New Brunswick, 1856 postal receipt and later type cds's, Smith River including manuscript use, nice 1894 corner card use, Happy Camp T&C cds (DEL-290), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Realized: $575

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Lot 424    

El Dorado County Balance, of approximately 300 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including Greenwood manuscript (ELD-1690) and arched first type handstamp postmark forwarding on incoming 1854 cover from east coast (ELD-1700, R5), 1858 Garden Valley manuscript on 3¢ entire with Paid 10¢ rate (ELD-1280), 1880 Granite Hill manuscript on 1¢ postal card (ELD-1610, earliest recorded), rare 1870's Mendon manuscript (ELD-2460, three known), 1885 Lotus manuscript (ELD-2320), manuscript Placerville "Paid 40" (ELD-2910), Newtown first type handstamp postmark (ELD-2620), and much more, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $2,000

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Lot 425    

Fresno County Balance, of approximately 400 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including rare 1857 Millerton manuscript (FRE-3840, R5), very scarce 1894 Garfield second type cds (FRE-2430, R4), bold Bates first type cds (FRE-170, R4) with only one other recorded, 1883 Warthan manuscript (FRE-5590) only recorded in 1882, 1885 Fowler T&C cds (FRE-1540, R4), unusual 1888 O'Neals manuscript (FRE-4250, R4) with first type cds (both EKU's), etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $725

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Lot 426    

Glenn County Balance, of approximately 70 covers and cards; includes a nice array of postmarks with 1892 Jacinto registry usages, 1880 Germantown, 1902 "Willow Registered" oval, 1890 Orlando first type postmark in purple, etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $450

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