Lot 2371California - Contra Costa County Balance, of approximately 135 covers and cards mounted on pages; nice array of towns and townmarks plus some express mail, with better including 1873 "Alamo" manuscript; 1874 Antioch (COC-140) blue cds; Wells Fargo "Antioch" oval; 1884 Black Diamond (COC-400) cds; 1879 Concord (CPC-920) violet octagon; 1886 Lafayette (COC-1710) purple oval; 1851 "Martinez" (COC-1780, ex-Tatham) ms. postmark; 1855c. Martinez (COC-1790) cds with "Paid 6" rating; Martinez (COC-1800) red cds on 10¢ #U18a Nesbitt entire; four Martinez Wells Fargo uses including paste-up (ex-Tatham); 1859 Pacheco (COC-2190) cds on #35 cover to Vermont; three Pacheco Wells Fargo uses, Pacheco cds on Pacific Union Express entire; "San Pablo, Cal." (COC-2790) use on #65 cover; and Somersville cds used on Bambers & Co. Express franked entire; etc.; some mixed condition.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2372California Postal History, better collection of 54 mounted on pages, better includes Auburn cds on #11 pair to Michigan; Benicia cds on 10¢ #U18a entire to Mass.; Downieville cds and fancy star cancel on 10¢ #U16 entire to Romulus NY; Forest City cds on 10¢ #U18a entire to Newark NJ; Gilroy (SCL-860) cds on #65 cover; Lincoln Cal. (PLA-2180) cds on #65 cover; Grass Valley cds on 10¢ #U16 to Wests' Mills Me.; Marysville (YUB-890) blue cds with matching fancy shaded star on 3¢ #U10 entire; Mission San Jose (ALA-2760) cds with fancy geometric cancel on 3¢ #U58 entire; Monterey Cal. (MOT-1620) with large "12½" rating h.s.; "Mormon Island, Cala." oval; "Oakland Cal, Mar 4th 1857" ms. postmark to Candor N.Y.; "Oakland Cal" ms. postmark on #35 cover; "Red Bluff" cds on 10¢ #U16 entire; 1849 "Sacramento Ca. '40' 10 July" with matching arc "Paid" with ms. "40" to Bristol Ill.; a couple more Sacramento 40¢ rate covers; "Saint Helena, Mar 30" blue cds on #114 cover; "San Bernadino Cal" cds (SBE-930) on 3¢ #U35 entire forwarded with "San Diego, Cal." cds (SAN-4850); "San Diego Cal." with "Paid 10" on #U2 to West Amesbury Mass.; 1851 San Francisco "Paid 12½" to Sacramento Cal.; Sacramento and San Francisco 3¢ star die uses (U26, U27); 1849 San Jose red cds on 10¢ #U17 entire to Philadelphia; 1855 "Strawberry Valley" red cds on 10¢ #U18 entire; "Susanville, June 4" ms. postmark on #68 cover; "Tehama Cal." blue balloon cds on 3¢ #U10 entire, "Weaverville, Cal." oval (TRI-2020) with "Paid 6" handstamp to Maine; couple Wells Fargo uses, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F. collection with plenty of value.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2373California Postal History, about 200 covers and cards, from the 1880's through the 1930's and a few current for padding, lots of DPO's, small towns, 4-bars, APO's, naval, illustrated advertising, first days, and more; most are sleeved.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2374California Postal History Balance, of state postmark and express items; mostly includes legal/oversized covers and entires including Wells, Fargo & Co. express from Los Angeles including label usage, couple early Los Angeles 40 & 80 rate covers. some San Francisco with Admission Day and Portola Festival covers, regular size items including two Overland stagecoach designs with one a front and other to Victoria, B.C. with stamps replaced, Adams & Freeman express usages from Los Angeles, also a book with hundreds of California postmark cuts from the 1910's.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2375California Rural Free Delivery Covers, comprehensive collection of over 430 covers and cards with various R.F.D. postmarks including manuscript types and delivery addresses to R.F.D. routes, various frankings including 1903 Issue, Wash.-Franklins, postage dues, commemoratives, etc.; note towns of Chico, Chino, Edenvale, El Monte, Escondido, Fresno, Fullerton, Galt, Guinda, Haywards, Healdsburg, Lathrop, Lodi, Madera, Mountain View, Merced, Oleander, Orange, Pomona, Palms with duplex flag cancel, Redlands, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Ana, Saratoga, Santa Rose, Suisun City; many auxiliary markings including "Not For" route handstamps; mixed condition including some missing or partial stamps, F.-V.F., a remarkable collection formed over a lifetime.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2376California Town Postmark Collection, 1900-15, extensive holding of approximately 3,500 sleeved covers and cards (mostly post cards) arranged by town, nearly 1,000 different towns represented with some different townmark types for the period, also other facets including registered, special delivery stamp usages, exposition & fair related covers and postmarks, local corner cards including illustrated, etc.; with some highlights including 1911 Barrack, Cal. on rare real-photo post card showing "Camp at Pt Loma" military tent camp along waterside, 1902 Bayha on cover, 1910 Bodfish postmark on real-photo postcard of "Kern River", 1910 Brookdale cover to Austria, 1909 Broderick straight line on post card, 1906 S.F. Earthquake picture post card, 1913 Gaviota, 1906 Gibsonville registered corner card cover, 1906 Grizzly Flat cover with Sierran Mining Co. corner card, Hanford with 1903 3rd Central California Fair and 1911 Kings Kounty Karnival multicolored illustrated covers, 1912 High Grade manuscript postmark on cover, rare 1910 Clayburn postmark on cover (discovery example) 1906 Craft manuscript on post card, etc.; high degree of strong well struck postmarks throughout, generally Very Fine, an excellent collection well worth further expansion.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2377San Francisco Advertising & Illustrated Cover Collection, 1880-1910's, of approximately 1,200 covers housed in 12 cover albums, with a vast array of predominately illustrated covers and unusual or fancy corner cards; includes a nice showing of better multicolored ads including 1913 Hamburg-Amerika "Cruises around the World" showing Full Globe with matching illustrated letterhead, 1913 N.K. Fairbanks Co. showing The Gold Dust Twins, 1904 N.S.G.W. "Launching of the Cruiser California", rare 1895 "Vote For The Women Suffrage Amendment" showing American Suffrage Flag, 1899 Dixon Crucibles Co. showing Dixon No. 2 Pencil and Factory Background, 1902 Welsbach Co. showing Lamp "Yusea" Mantle Packaging, etc., other interesting ads include bicolored Capital Mills Rolled Oats and Cliff House Spices food packaging, 1904 Columbia Phonograph Co. showing Child Listening to Phonograph, various California Bear related designs, section of building views, set of three San Francisco View & Poppy illustrated tourist covers, billiards view, cigars including Tansill's Punch showing Punch Portrait, Western Fish Co. with fish illustration, political and society ads, 1897 Hartford Steam Boiler showing locomotive, and everything in between, generally Very Fine, one of the most extensive arrays of advertising and illustrated covers from San Francisco ever assembled, truly ideal for further expansion.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 2378San Francisco Station & Branch Office Covers, 1906-45, 23 covers written-up on pages in album; includes various Ferry Station slogan machine postmarks, Ferry Annex, Fremont Branch, Presidio Station, Ft. Winfield Scott Station, etc., also a small group of off stamps.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 2379San Francisco, Cal. Postmark & Postal History Balance, interesting group of approximately 180 covers and cards, includes auxiliary markings, foreign destinations and incoming, official seals, O.B.'s, due, special delivery, registry and other unusual items; including 1896-99 Battleship revenue attempted and accepted illegal usages, 1906 Private Mailing Card to Waterbury, Ct. with straight line "Obscene" handstamp, 1889 Post Office O.B. card with S.F. cds (SAF-2030) and matching Dead Letter Desk handstamp (postmark the only listed example), interesting printed matter usages, 1901 incoming with "Rec'd in bad condition San Francisco, Cal." with two OX19 (cat $250 on cover), 1884 ad cover to Mazatlan, Mexico and returned back to S.F. with Nogales and Acapulco transits, 2¢ Jackson entire uprated with additional pasted on 2¢ indicia, Grant lettersheet used to Denmark, etc.; a fascinating group, worth careful evaluation, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2380Western Express Postal History, collection of 42 with mostly Wells Fargo uses but also Freeman & Co's, Everts Wilson & Co. Daily Express Paid frank; Green & Newbauer Northern Express, Truman & Co's Express (2), Pacific Express (4); some decent Wells Fargo uses including 6¢ Nesbitt use, Marysville, Sonora, Bear Valley, Chinese Camp, Greenwood, Mok Hill, Tomales, Carson City, Pioche, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.