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State Postmarks - Washington Expresses

Lots 852-857

Lot 852    

Martin's Spokane Falls & Wardner Stage & Express Line., red printed frank on 2¢ red brown (U281) fawn entire postmarked by "Spokane Falls, Wash. Sep 2, 1886" duplex to Portland, Oregon, reverse with bold strike of blue "D.L. Harley, Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, Wardner, Idaho" oval and "Helena & Port. R.P.O. W.D. Sep 4" railroad transit, Very Fine and scarce Washington Territory Express.
Thomas No. MAR-400    Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS MARTIN'S SPOKANE FALLS & WARDNER STAGE & EXPRESS FRANK.

This was a stage service that operated between Spokane Falls, Washington and Wardner, Idaho. It is not clear if Martin's was an express in the true sense of the word, as their printed envelopes do not indicate "paid" for any letter carriage.

Realized: $700

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Lot 853    

Washington Territory Advertising or Corner Card Uses, group of 20 covers and fronts, few illustrated including 1893 Tacoma Hotel Fife registered with 10¢ #209 and matching illustrated enclosure; 1889 Tacoma Hotel Gandolfo "Headquarters for Traveling Men" showing building with 2¢ #213; 1888 Department of Interior #209 registered use; mixed condition, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $260

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Lot 854    

Washington Territory Ephemera, group of 10 items including four multicolor trade cards, Walla Walla registry receipt card, H.E. Holmes Druggist prescription, old Wash. Terr. unused envelope and stationery; Western Dry Goods Ribbon Dept. with 22 samples, and 1888 Seattle Lodge I.O.O.F. constitution and bylaws book with membership seal, etc., F.-V.F. group and scarce group (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 855    

Washington Territory inbound uses with Post Office Seals, 1883-89, three covers comprising 1883 Brecksville O. 2¢ #210 use to Walla Walla with tied OX2 affixed; 1887 St. Paul Minn. use of 2¢ U277 entire to Spokane Falls with OX2 affixed; and 1889 Naperville Ill. #210 use to Walla Walla with OX5 tied by Ill. duplex, Very Fine and unusual trio.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $180

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Lot 856    

Washington Territory Postal History, 1860s-1889, group of 35 covers including some fronts, note some better like Steilacoom blue cds use on UX5 with #156 to Belbium, 1889 Hoquiam purple oval use with #213; 1883 Prescott, Wash. blue straightline use; 1888 Garfield purple cds ties #213, 1880s Chehalis; 1880 Port Gamble with star cancel on #184; 1887 New Dungeness purple cds on 2¢ entire with #209 to NYC; 1888 Mount Vernon wheel-of-fortune fancy cancel #213 use (gem strike), one inbound #114 use; etc., F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $625

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Lot 857    

Washington Territory Wheel of Fortune Cancels, group of 11 covers comprising Ellensburg, Elma (2 in black and violet), Farmington in violet, Freeport in violet, Mount Vernon (2 in black and purple), Kelso, Snohomish and Sumner; some better strikes, mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $375

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