Terms of SaleBid IncrementsGradingLinksContact

Sale 94: The Fall Sale

Previous ChapterTable of ContentsNext Chapter

State Postmarks - Washington: Alpha to Ewartsville

Lots 725-734 Lots 735-744 Lots 745-749

Lot 725    

"Alpha WT, 4 18, 82" (Spokane), manuscript postmark and matching pen strokes cancel 3¢ green (207) on light buff cover to Union Falls N.Y.; reduced a bit at left, F.-V.F., The earliest recorded use from this rare territorial DPO.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Alpha post office in Spokane County operated from 1881 to 1883. Only four usages are recorded: three manuscript and one 33mm crude double-circle use.

Realized: $575

email this lot to a friend

Lot 726    

Alpowa, Wash. Feb. 22 (Garfield), sharp strike of cds with bold four-ring target cancel on 2¢ red entire to Salem, Oregon; corner flaw and some minor staining, Fine, One of only four recorded Alpowa territorial usages, this example unlisted in Long-Boardman census..
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The Alpowa post office in Garfield county opened in 1874 to 1910. The three recorded usages in Long-Boardman range from only March 8th to Nov. 21st 1884.

Realized: $120

email this lot to a friend

Lot 727    

Alto, Wash. Ter. Feb 8, 1884, purple double-ring cds with matching star cancel on 2¢ red entire to Hubbard Station, Oregon, W.H. Holman return address at left; some edge wear and top right corner nick, F.-V.F., The earliest recorded use from Alto.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Long-Boardman recorded only two examples of this 27.5mm cds with the tracing incomplete lacking "Wash.", this example being unlisted.

Realized: $120

email this lot to a friend

Lot 728    

"Anatone W.T. 3-17." (Asotin), manuscript postmark on 3¢ green on amber entire to Walla Walla, Wash. Terr.; addressee updated by sender, F.-V.F., One of only three recorded manuscript postmark uses, Unlisted by Long-Boardman.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $140

email this lot to a friend

Lot 729    

Argyle, Wash. Mar 26, 1887 (San Juan), bold strike of cds and matching wheel-of-fortune fancy cancel ties 2¢ red brown (210) on cover with preprinted address to Consumers' Boot & Shoe Co., Boston Mass., Apr. 5th arrival cds's, Very Fine, The earliest of only two recorded territorial uses, this being the only example of this 33mm cds and wheel-of-fortune cancel.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The Argyle post officer opened in 1886 and operated until 1912.

Realized: $290

email this lot to a friend

Lot 730

Withdrawn.

email this lot to a friend

Lot 731    

Bay City, Wash. Nov 21, 1885 (Grays Harbor), type 2 cds duplexed with four-ring target cancel on 2¢ red brown entire to New York N.Y.; minor filing holes at left, Very Fine, One of only four recorded Bay City territorial usages, this being the earliest cds use. (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The Bay City discontinued post office in Grays Harbor County was open only 1884-1890.

Realized: $260

email this lot to a friend

Lot 732    

"Black River, June th 6" (King), manuscript postmark with "th 6" cancelling 3¢ rose (65) on orange buff cover to Olympia, Wash. Terr., "Seattle W.T., Jun 5" transit cds, "Ansd. June 9. 1867" docketing over postmark month; reduced at right, Fine and rare, The earliest of only two recorded usages, both in the first period..
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The Black River post office in King County operated 1867-68 and then again 1869-76. There are no known uses from the second period.

Realized: $210

email this lot to a friend

Lot 733    

Brookfield, Wash. Ty. Jul 23, 1889 (Wahkiacum), bold cds with matching bold cork cancels on 1¢ ultramarine (212) and 4¢ blue green (211) on Bishop Scott Academy, Portland Ore. corner card cover to Mexico, forwarded locally and returned with purple "Return to the Writer" hand handstamp; reduced at left and some wear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $240

email this lot to a friend

Lot 734    

Carbonado, Wash. Feb 10 (Pierce), clear strike of cds with matching four-ring target cancel ties 2¢ red brown (210) on Carbon Gill Coal Co. corner card cover to Placerville, Cal., Feb. 15th arrival backstamp; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F., One of only five recorded territorial usages, unrecorded by Long-Boardman..
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

email this lot to a friend

Lots 725-734 Lots 735-744 Lots 745-749

Previous ChapterTable of ContentsNext Chapter