Lot 677Albuquerque, N.Mex. Jan 20, type 6 cds with matching four-ring cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange cover to Trinidad, Colorado Terr.; light waterstain, F.-V.F. New Mexico Territory, ex-Dike.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 678Cimarron, New Mexico, Nov 24, 1869, double-circle datestamp with matching fancy geometric cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange cover to Cleveland Oh.; tiny edge tear, bit of flap missing, F.-V.F. and scarce territorial transatlantic use, Todsen R7, ex-Dike.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 679Elizabethtown, N.Mex. Feb 21, clear type 2 cds with matching strike tying 3¢ ultramarine (114), s.e. at right, on orange cover to Taos, New Mexico; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce New Mexico Territory use, The Earliest Known Type 2 cds use., ex-Dike.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 680Fort Craig, N.M. "23 Oct.", complete strike of crude cds with manuscript date and matching "Free" rating on 1861 blue folded letter to Brig. Gen. L. Thomas, Adjutant General, U.S. Army, Washington D.C. endorsed "Official Business" and letter from Capt. N.B. Ropell datelined "Fort Craig, N Mexico, October 22, 1861" reading "I write to inform you that I am at present encamped at this Post having arrived here from Albuquerque N.M. on the 20th"; file fold toning, an exceptional postmark from Fort Craig.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Fort Craig was established in 1854. It was intended to guard the north-south routes along the Rio Grand River against roving bands of Apache Indians.
Lot 681Georgetown, New Mex. Apr 22, 1884, cds duplexed with Maltese cross fancy cancel ties 1¢ gray blue (206) horizontal pair, on cover to Mattapoisett Mass; rounded corner, Very Fine and scarce New Mexico fancy cancel use.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 682Los Lunas, N. Mex., Mar 22, 72, choice strike of cds and matching four-ring target cancel tie 15¢ brown & blue (119) on 1872 registered 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire to Washington D.C., manuscript "Reg. N. 17." also just ties 15¢; tiny bottom edge tear, reduced slightly at right, a Very Fine and rare, ex-Haas, Lafayette (Walske).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE REGISTERED 1869 ISSUE USE FROM NEW MEXICO TERRITORY.
Lot 683(Santa Fe - Incoming Mail) 1866 (Feb. 2) Beuthen, Upper Schlesien to Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, incoming cover bearing Prussia 3pf red violet (14a) pair, 1s rose (17), strip of three and three singles, all tied by multiple strikes of "Beuthen, Loeberschlesien, 8 2 66" framed handstamp, endorsed "Pr Hamburg; reverse with Hamburg (2.10) transit, blue crayon "Wf 4½" rating, carried by HAPAG Borussia from Hamburg departing Feb. 17th to New York arriving Mar. 8th, red "Hamburg Packet, Paid 3" exchange credit cds for 3¢ inland postage via rail to Independence Mo. and then Santa Fe Trail to Santa Fe; reduced slightly at right, couple stamp flaws, Very Fine and rare Prussia use to New Mexico Territory.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
The Prussian rate was 6½ silbergroschen (16.6¢). Weiter Franco (futher franking) of 4½ sgr. (10.8¢) for 7¢ transatlantic packet plus 3¢ U.S. inland postage. Prussia retained 2 sbr. for Prussian inland postage.
Lot 684Santa Fe N.M., 3 Oct, slightly indistinct cds ties 12¢ black (36) on 3¢ red (U10) buff entire to France, red "New York 'Paid 12' Nov 9" credit exchange cds, Calais (11.20.59) entry cds; reduced at left and bottom, some edge wear and bottom corners improved, Very Fine appearing early New Mexico Territory use to France.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 685(Oregon Territory) "Port Orford O.T., Mar 31", manuscript postmark (Whittlesey unlisted) with matching manuscript "Paid 6" rating on orange buff cover to Lancaster S.C.; tiny edge tear at bottom, Very Fine and scarce Oregon Territorial transcontinental use.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 686(Oregon Territory) "Williammette Forks, Dc 29, OT" (Lane), manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 6" rating on orange buff cover to Locust Springs Ills., original 1853 letter with separations concerns leasing land, area claims and local prices; cover edge wear, Fine and rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED WILLIAMMETTE FORKS POSTMARK DURING THE OREGON TERRITORIAL PERIOD.