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California Postal History - Los Angeles County

Lots 138-147 Lots 148-154

Lot 138    

(Los Angeles) Azusa, Cal., Jun 6, 1889, straightline two-line date stamp (LOS-630) tying 1887, 5¢ indigo, two singles (s.e.'s at right) on cover to Kingstown, Ireland, New York transit and receiving backstamp, accompanied by second cover from correspondence dated April 2, 1889 bearing second type cds (LOS-610), with interesting docketing regarding transit times, a Very Fine duo.
Scott No. 216    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 139    

(Los Angeles) Centro, Cal., Nov 21, 1887, cds and fancy star within star duplex (LOS-1480, R5) canceling on 1884, 2¢ brown entire to Philadelphia, Pa., with second similar bolder March 25 strike use to Long Beach (small corner repair), Very Fine, rare with known usages between February and November of 1887.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $290

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Lot 140    

(Los Angeles) Cerritos, Cal., bold cds (LOS-1490) on two 1902 hand illustrated covers to Holyhead, England; one showing Resting Lion and other showing Pair of Swallows, both franked with 1¢ + 4¢ Bureau issues tied by target handstamp, one with blue address deficiency cachet handstamp, Very Fine and choice, a lovely duo sent from this short-lived post office.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Complete Images.

Realized: $160

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Lot 141    

(Los Angeles) Daices, Cal., Los Angeles Co., Apr 21, 1897, manuscript postmark (LOS-2140) on multicolored "La Fiesta de Los Angeles" lettersheet to Los Angeles, Very Fine, very rare with only a few examples known.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 142    

(Los Angeles) Elk's Parade R.P.O., Los Angeles, Cal. Jul 16 1909 Tr. 99, purple cds duplexed with scarab cancel ties 1¢ Franklin on multicolor "Making Hogs of Themselves" post card to Moody Texas; some wear and creases, Very Fine, this is The Discovery Example of This Parade RPO.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

On July 16, 1909, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held a parade in Los Angeles Cal. As a part of the parade, an R.P.O. car was loaned by the U.S. Post Office and staffed by members of the local Railway Post Office Clerk's Association. See Joseph Horn's article "A Special Event - A Very Special R.P.O. Postmark" in The Transit Postmark Collector (Jul.-Aug. 1999) pages 84-85.

Realized: $325

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Lot 143    

(Los Angeles) "Los Angeles Cal., Oct 17th 1851", manuscript postmark (LOS-5660, R7) with matching ms. "10" rating on buff cover to St. Louis Mo., Very Fine and choice early manuscript postmark use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $350

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Lot 144    

(Los Angeles) Los Angeles, Cal., Oct 24, clear cds (LOS-5670, R5) with matching "Paid" in oval handstamp on 1857 cover to Marseilles, France, red "New York 'Paid 12' Dec 1" credit exchange cds, French (12.15) entry cds and matching "P.D." framed handstamp, reverse with Paris (12.16) transit and Marseilles (12.16) arrival cds, Very Fine rare foreign destination usage from Los Angeles.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 145    

(Los Angeles) Los Angeles, Cal. Dec 17, cds ties 30¢ orange (71) on 1862 yellow cover to Villers-Farlay, France at two-times the 15¢ French mail treaty rate, endorsed "Via Panama" at bottom left, "New York 'Paid 6' Jan 24" exchange cds corrected with "Paid 12" cds, carried by Inman Line City of Baltimore departing New York Jan. 24th to Queenstown arriving Feb. 3rd, red "P.D." framed handstamp and matching Calais (2.5.63) entry cds, Paris (2.5) and Mo chard (2.6) transit backstamps; light fold at far left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A SCARCE 1863 TRANSATLANTIC USE FROM LOS ANGELES CAL. TO FRANCE.

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Lot 146    

(Los Angeles) Los Angeles Cal. Mar 25, cds ties 12¢ black (69) and 30¢ orange (71), on orange 1864 cover to Bergamo, Italy at the 42¢ French mail rate, red "New York 'Paid 24; Apr 30" credit exchange cds, red Calais (5.12.64) transit cds and matching red "P.D." framed handstamp, reverse with Milano (5.14) and Bergamo (5.14) arrival backstamp; bit of flap missing, 30¢ corner flaw, Very Fine and scarce California use.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 147    

(Los Angeles) Petroliopolis, Cal., Apr 30, 1870, manuscript postmark (Williams unlisted) canceling on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to the Navy Yard at Mare Island, with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank at top; slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the only known postmark from Petroliopolis with no postmarks recorded in Williams.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Name coined from "petroleum" and "metropolis" when oil was discovered in the Newhall Pass area.

Realized: $260

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