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California Balance Collections

Lots 686-692

Lot 686    

California Better Townmark Balance, of 47 covers, with many very rare to unique items throughout; includes eight Amador county usages including 1862 Ione Valley manuscript (AMA-510, 3 recorded in the short second period), unlisted 1860's Ione (Valley) cds (probably unique), 1855 Jackson cds (CAL-1280, unlisted for Amador) to Switzerland, 1870's manuscript Plymouth (AMA-1110, R5), two 1850's Sutter Creek manuscript (AMA-1330, R5), Butte county with 1860's Magalia manuscript (BUT-2510, only known first period postmark), Calaveras county with 1850's Ione Valley (CAL-1250, only known example and unique Calaveras county usage) and other rarity 5 postmarks including two different Jackson date stamps, El Dorado county with rare Yeomet manuscript (ELD-4120, R5), Fresno county with unlisted Kingston manuscript, Monterey with unlisted 1898 Spreckels fancy serrated cds (likely unique), Riverside with possibly the only Radec postmark (Williams "no postmarks recorded"), other townmarks from San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, etc., also includes 70 Shasta County postal money order advices from 1897-1924, Very Fine (photo on web site).
Scott No. 11    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 687    

Kern County Balance, of approximately 50 covers and a few cards; includes a nice section of various Bakersfield postmarks and includes illustrated ads, Tejon Ranch corner card, registered, etc., couple Caliente manuscripts and first handstamp postmark (KER-810, R4), scarce Jewetta cds, Mohave straight line (KER-2740, R4), rare Tehachipa manuscript (KER-4120, two known), etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $250

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Lot 688    

Los Angeles County Balance, well in excess of 300 covers and cards arranged in 7 cover albums; with highlights including two Arcadia first type cds (LOS-300, R4) including one on illustrated hotel cover, two Compton manuscripts (LOS-1800, R4), Daices cds (LOS-2130, R4), 1880 Downey T&C (LOS-2240, R4), 1890 Elizabeth Lake (LOS-2670, R4), El Modena manuscript postmark (LOS-2750, R5), 1877 El Monte box date stamp (LOS-2760, R4), Fulton Wells first type cds (LOS-3240, R4), Lamanda Park cds and star duplex (LOS-4650, R4) in red, purple and black, Lancaster cds and Maltese cross duplex (LOS-4720, R4), Mason cds and star duplex (LOS-9530, R4), McPherson T&C oval (LOS-9590), 1876 Pasadena manuscript (LOS-11030, R4), Pomona manuscript (LOS-11700, R4) and later straight line (LOS-11730, R4), 1875 San Gabriel manuscript (LOS-12830, R4), two San Pedro first type cds (LOS-13010, R6), Santa Monica manuscript (LOS-13540, R4), Sierra Madre T&C oval (LOS-14120, R4), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 689    

Los Angeles Town Balance, of over 260 19th century covers and cards; with highlights including two 1850's manuscript postmark usages (LOS-5660, R7) faulty but rare, first type cds in black and blue (LOS-5670, R5) including stampless usages with various rates and tying 1851 10¢ issues on cover, an array of second type balloon cds (LOS-5680) usages including 1857 & 1861 1¢+3¢ combinations, 1857 & 1861 10¢ usages, 1863 5¢ multiple usages including to Canada, later usages including 12¢ solo usage to England, stationary entire usages, nice array of Banknote era usages including to Italy, registered, auxiliary marking including "Advertised/Unclaimed", and a host of 1890's usages with various registered, few La Fiesta carnival covers, Mid-Winter Expo, Spanish-American War patriotics, etc.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Realized: $3,500

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Lot 690    

Los Angeles, Cal. Incoming Covers, group of 35 covers and 27 cards (mostly post cards), mostly 1900-10's; covers including usages from Romania (registered), British Guiana & Uruguay (with U.S. dues), Portugal (registered), New Zealand registered, Orange River Colony, Trassvaal & Gold Coast registered, A.E.F. Siberia cover, etc., cards with many other exotic usages, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $325

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Lot 691 /o   

San Francisco Post Card Collection, of over 200 cards; nice array of views including 19 better real-photo cards with "Crissy Field - Presidio of San Francisco", "Post Office 7th and Mission Sts", "Market St. - Before the Fire", "Masonic Temple", Parapet, "Sutro Heights", "Along the Docks", "Latham in his flight over San Francisco", etc., other cards including Portola Festival, view of Golden Gate Ave. showing Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Pan-Pac Expo., etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 692    

Tulare County Balance, of approximately 300 covers and cards; nice array of towns and townmarks, with better including choice 1887 Churchhill cds (TUL-370, R4), unrecorded 1886 Cramer manuscript on registered cover, short-lived 1886 Cramer cds (TUL-390), 1872 Portersville manuscript (TUL-2200, R4), 1877 Joneso manuscript (TUL-1390, R4), 1887 Popular first type cds and fancy star in star duplex (TUL-2160, R4), blue 1880's Grangeville T&C cds (TUL-1200, R4), unusual 1888 Grand View T&C cds (TUL-1180, R4) as the name changed to Traver in 1884 (provisional use?), unlisted 1877 Hunsaker manuscript (one of two known), 1886 Travler T&C cds (TUL-3020, R4), 1882 Three Rivers cds (TUL-2830, R4) which is the only recorded, 1889 Woodville cds and star duplex (TUL-3720, R4), choice Hanford first type cds (TUL-1260, R4), 1876 Tulare first type cds (TUL-3110, R4) possible earliest usage, with many nice rarity 3 townmarks, etc., generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $425

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