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Sale 99: The December Sale

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California Postal History & Western Express Covers

Lots 165-171

Lot 165    

Los Angeles County Postmark Balance, group of 15 better postmarks on cover; includes 1885 Alhambra manuscript (Williams unrecorded, earliest postmark), 1882 Amargo serrated oval (LOS-250, R6, only recorded), Ea(st) Pasadena, Cal., Nov 21/87, manuscript postmark (Williams unrecorded), 1888 El Modena manuscript (LOS-2720, R5, two known), El Modena straight line (LOS-2730, R5, two known), 1897 Glendale (LOS-3420, only recorded straight line), 1888 Palmenthal (LOS-10830, two known), 1880 Pomona straight line (LOS-11730, two known), 1874 San Fernando manuscript (LOS-12630, unique 1st period), 1887 Sunland, manuscript (LOS-14500, unique), 1888 Villa Park, Cal., 6-14-88, manuscript postmark (LOS-15400, R5, unique for L.A. period), 1912 Vineland manuscript (LOS-15420, unique manuscript), Wilmington cds (LOS-15810, R5), etc., generally F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $525

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Lot 166    

(Sacramento) Sacramento, Cal., Feb 17, 1866, cds with matching fancy Stars in Shield cancelling 1861, 3¢ rose on U.S. Internal Revenue corner card cover to Russ House in San Francisco, with original enclosure regarding grading for the railroad; small cover tear at to and missing backflap, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Knapp.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $60

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Lot 167    

(San Diego) Perris, San Diego Co., Cal., 7/1, purple straight line postmark (SAN-4300) on ca. 1886 cover to Madera, franked with manuscript canceled 1883, 2¢ red brown; cover slightly reduced at right and light stain at top affecting postmark, F.-V.F., this is the only recorded strike of Perris's first postmark.
Scott No. 210    Estimate $75 - 100.

Named for Fred T. Perris, chief engineer of the California Southern Railroad.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 168    

San Diego, Cal., Dec 18 (San Diego), clear strike of cds and manuscript "12½" cent rating on 1850 folded cover addressed to the Governor of the State of California, San Jose Cal., inside 1850 docketing; file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

A very early intrastate letter from the tiny village of San Diego, population of 600, to the Governor Peter Hardeman Burnett at the State Capital in San Jose. Examples of the 12½¢ rate within California are quite scarce especially only 90 days after statehood.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 169    

San Francisco View & Poppy Illustrated Covers, 1903-05, matching set of three covers with different views; views including "City Hall", "Golden Gate" and "Mission Dolores", one with matching enclosure showing an additional three views; each frank with 2¢ two with machine cancel and one with R.P.O. duplex, Very Fine, a lovely trio.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 170    

Pacific Union Express Co., San Francisco office commission envelope from Hollister to San Jose, enclosure; repaired corner nick and light stain at bottom, F.-V.F (photo on web site).
Estimate    $50 - 75.

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Current Opening Bid: $30

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Lot 171    

Wells Fargo & Co., Dayton, N.T., oval date stamp on two entires; in blue on 1861, 3¢ entire and other in black on 1864, 3¢ entire, both to San Francisco with black frank; slight soiling, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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