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Sale 94: The Fall Sale

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California Fairs - 1895-97 La Fiesta to 1898-1902 Tournament of Roses

Lots 14-23 Lots 24-26

Lot 14    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles, Carnival Season 1895, multicolored design showing Horse Drawn Angelic Float Scene and Natick House ad, on cover franked with 2¢ Bureau tied by 1895 Los Angeles, Cal. duplex postmark, Extremely Fine, a choice early carnival cover.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 15    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles, Carnival Season 1895, multicolored design showing Parade Procession, on cover franked with 2¢ Bureau tied by duplex postmark; small scuff in address panel, otherwise Very Fine, a rare design and arguably the most beautiful design of the series.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $200

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Lot 16    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles, April 22 to 25, 1896, group of three different designs, each franked with 2¢ Bureau and tied by 1896 Los Angeles duplex postmark; designs include Ethic Diverse Group Among Ribbon and Floral Motifs with multicolored lettering, multicolored Angel With Scepter Holding Drapery, and Clown Motif design in yellow, each in choice hand-picked condition, Extremely Fine, a tough trio so nice.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Realized: $190

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Lot 17    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles, Carnival Season April 22nd to 25th, 1896, multicolored Angel, Knight and Flags allover type design on cover franked with 2¢ Bureau tied by Pasadena duplex postmark, with original enclosure on matching design letterhead, Very Fine and choice, a rare matching cover and letterhead combination.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 18    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles, April 20th to 24th, 1897, group of six different designs, each franked with 2¢ Bureau and most tied by 1897 Los Angeles machine postmark (one with duplex); designs include Troubadour with Mask on Horse, Queen on Throne with Cherubs Playing Musical Instruments, Girl in Holiday Dress and Banners, Horseback Cowboy with Lasso, 1897 Shield and Poppies, and Decorative Women in Mask Floral Motif, each in choice hand-picked condition, Extremely Fine, a wonderful 1897 La Fiesta group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $325

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Lot 19    

La Fiesta De Los Angeles Carnival Covers, group of 27 covers and 6 post cards, 1895-1906; 1895 covers including the oversized multicolored design showing Parade Procession design with matching enclosure, additional program guide of 1895, thee different 1896 designs including color and corner card variety, one with matching enclosure, six different 1897 designs with variety, 1901 design with McKinley portrait "Our Guest", etc., post cards including two different carnival promotion designs, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $1,800

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Lot 20 /o   

Portola and Admission Day Festival Covers and Cards, group of 10 items; includes 1909 Portola label tied on reverse of cover and 1910 Admission Day label on reverse of cover, 1911 cover to Germany with multicolored ornate addressing and female portrait of 1909 Portola label incorporated with snake on reverse, others Portola Festival post cards including two real photo, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 21    

Sacramento Illustrated Fair & Carnival Covers, group of 21 covers and post card, mostly multicolored illustrations; includes California State Fair with early 1892 allover view, 1899 and 1910 (two different, one showing Glen Curtis Aeroplane), Electric Carnival for 1895 and 1903 (three, two with similar designs in different colors), 1910 Fiesta of the Dawn of Gold showing Bucking Horse & Cowboy on cover and a postcard, Sacramento Street Fair for 1900, 1901 (three similar with different corner cards) and two 1902 designs (three similar with different corner cards) and the N.S.G.W. Carnival for 1904 and two 1905 designs (two similar with different corner cards); few small flaws, generally F.-V.F. with most better, a nice group with many scarce.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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Realized: $600

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Lot 22    

San Francisco Fair & Exposition Covers, 1898-1904, group of six covers; includes 1898 Golden Jubilee Mining Fair, 1898 Celtic Union's Irish Fair, 1899 I.O.O.F. Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1900 Semi-Centennial Admission Day Celebration, 1901 California Fifth International Convention of the Epworth League, 1904 San Francisco Pure Food and Industrial Exposition; some flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Realized: $200

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Lot 23    

San Jose Illustrated Fair & Carnival Covers, group of 14 mostly multicolored illustrated covers; includes the N.S.G.W. Celebrations for 1907 & 1909, two 1899 Inauguration Day designs with different corner cards, 4th of July Celebrations for 1907, 1909 and 1914, Carnival of Roses for 1896 (three different designs) and 1910 (two different), and the 1916 California Round-Up; few with flaws, generally F.-V.F. or better, a nice group with many scarce.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $325

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