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California County Postmark Collections

Lots 654-663 Lots 664-673 Lots 674-683 Lots 684-685

Lot 654    

Alameda County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 244 covers and post cards evenly distributed in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 12 real-photo post cards including "Riverside Hotel, Alvarado, Cal.", "First St. Livermore, California" and "Looking South on Main Street - Mission San Jose, Cal.", covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including Mission San Jose illegal (and accepted) use of revenue as postage, multicolored Alameda The "Isle City" allover illustrated cover, many registered and some foreign destinations, use to Hawaiian Islands, Berkeley with Portal Festival label on card, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $700

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Lot 655    

Bay Area Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, consisting of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo & Solano counties; of approximately 326 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 46 real-photo post cards with views including Angel Island, Benicia, Cement, Dixon, "Camp Fairmount, La Honda, Cal.", Lagunitas, Mill Valley, Novato, Presidio, "Water Front, Redwood, Cal.", Ross, Sausalito, Vacaville, various Vallejo, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including a few registered, ads including South San Francisco map ad, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $1,450

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Lot 656    

Butte & Plumas County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 172 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 50 real-photo post cards including views of Biggs, Hotel Blairston scene, Chester, Genesee, Greenville, Gridley, Hammonton, an array of Oroville views, Orloff, Paradise, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period, ads with Gridley multicolored fruit ad, similar Oroville, Chico multicolor July 4th Celebration, generally Very Fine, Plumas county was created in 1854 from Butte county area.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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Realized: $1,300

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Lot 657    

Calaveras & Amador County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 96 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 28 real-photo post cards including views of Amador City, Big Trees, Jackson, Jenny Lind, Mammoth, Pine Grove, Plymouth, San Andreas showing post office, Sutter Creek, Valley Springs, Volcano, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1902 Dorrington manuscript, ads with 1902 Calaveras Fair, etc., generally Very Fine, Amador county was created in 1854 from the Calaveras county area.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $500

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Lot 658    

California Cover & Post Card Balance, 1900-1910's, consisting of Del Norte, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Modoc, Mono, Sacramento, Sutter, Sierra, Tehama and Yolo counties; of approximately 386 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 87 real-photo post cards with views including Adin, Alleghany, Armon, Big Pine, Bieber, Bishop, Bodie, Bridgeport, Chowchilla, Corcoran, Crescent City, Downieville, Fort Bidwell, Galt, Isleton, Janesville, "Klamath Hot Springs", Lemoore, Live Oak, Loyalton, Madera, Milford, Sequa, Sierra City, Smith River, Sutter, Susanville, Yuba City, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with 1901 Klamath registered, ads including many illustrated including multicolored with Sacramento Street Fair and Northern California Citrus Fair, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $2,200

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Lot 659    

Colusa & Glenn County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 84 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 27 real-photo post cards including views of Arbuckle, Colusa, Elk Creek, Germantown, Maxwell, Norman, Orland, Wilbur Springs, Williams, Willow, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with Arbuckle straight line on card, few nice ads from Colusa, etc., generally Very Fine, Glen county was created in 1891 from the Colusa county area.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $900

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Lot 660    

Contra Costa County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 102 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 15 real-photo post cards including views of Alamo, "Harbor Scene, Antioch", "Street Scene, Byron, Cal.", Lafayette, "Street Scene, Pittsburgh, Cal.", various Martinez views, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with Crockett #F1 use, few illustrated ads and registered, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $475

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Lot 661    

El Dorado County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 114 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 19 real-photo post cards including "Fallen Leaf & Mt. Tallac", "View of Greenwood", "Stmr. "Tahoe" on Lake Tahoe, Cal.", "Storm at Tallac", various Placerville views, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including Placerville registered, illustrated ad including 1908 Diamond Springs July 4 Celebration, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 662    

Fresno County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 146 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 34 real-photo post cards including views of Clovis, Coalinga, Fresno with earthquake damage, "Hume Lake", "Huntington Lake", Kerman, Kingburg, Laton, Reedley, Sanger, Trimmer, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period with Huntington Lake straight line, Fresno registered, few ads, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 663    

Kern County Cover & Post Card Collection, 1900-1910's, of approximately 132 covers and post cards arranged in stockbooks; post cards with an array of views and scenes from various towns, the best being a least 47 real-photo post cards including the Aqueduct post office, 1910 Bakersfield "Fighting a Fire in the Oil Field", and host of birds eye and street views from Caliente, Delano, Fellows, Kernville, Randsburg, Selma, etc., covers includes an array of postmarks of the period including Bakersfield branch and registered postmarks, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $1,450

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