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Sale 99: The December Sale

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State Postmarks - Arizona to Massachusetts

Lots 172-181 Lots 182-191 Lots 192-198

Lot 172    

(Arizona) "Hardyville A.T., No 12" 1866", manuscript postmark and matching pen stroke cancels on 3¢ pink (U58) to Los Angeles Cal., pencil docketing "54th Cavalry to protect mines" at center, Very Fine, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Birkinbine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

As per Birkinbine, this was mailed by Charles Strong, Superintendent of Moss Gold Mines, the letter (no longer present) discussed the 5th Cavalry and protection of the mine against Indian attacks.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 173    

Akron, Colorado, Oct 22, 1883 (Washington), exceptional strike of blue cds with matching fancy wheel-of-fortune duplex canceling 2¢ vermilion (nibbed perfs at right) on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., receiving backstamp, an Extremely Fine strike, the earliest known postmark from Akron.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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Lot 174    

Beulah, Colo., 8-15-82, manuscript postmark on cover to Allegan, Mich., franked with manuscript canceled 3¢ Banknote, with original enclosure; light cover and stamp staining, F.-V.F., a scarce postmark from this very small town.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 175    

Booneville, Col., Apr 27 (Pueblo), clear strike of cds on circa 1869 cover to Easton, Pa., franked with defective 3¢ rose, E. grill canceled by target handstamp, Fine, still the finest example of this Booneville handstamp postmark, this being one of two known on full cover.
Scott No. 88    Estimate $300 - 400.

Booneville was settled by Col. A.G. Boone, great grandson of Daniel Boone.

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Lot 176    

Buena Vista, Colo., Jul 28, 1880 (Chaffee), perfect strike of violet cds on cover to Ohio, franked with two 1¢ Banknotes canceled by matching fancy wheel-of-fortune handstamps, another 1¢ fell off in transit with "Due 3 Cents" handstamp applied upon arrival and 3¢ Postage Due (J3) canceled by manuscript, with original enclosure dateline from Garfield; small stamp flaws and some cover edge wear, an Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 177    

Canon City, Col., Jul 10, octagonal postmark probably 1873 or 1874, well struck on 1¢ first issue postal card to New York, Very Fine and rare, the Only Recorded Example of This Territorial Handstamp, ex-Persson & Pacetti.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

At the entrance to the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas, Canon City became a transportation and supply center for the surrounding territory. This office was established in Kansas Territory December 13, 1860 and transferred to Colorado Territory in 1861.

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Lot 178    

Colorado City, C.T., Apr 15, cds with target duplex tying 1861, 3¢ rose on fresh cover to Monrovia, Ind., Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 179    

Dawkins 10/18 (Pueblo), manuscript postmark tying 1883, 2¢ brown on cover to Paloduro, Texas, with 1886 enclosure datelined from Pueblo; cover roughly reduced at right into stamp, F.-V.F., a rare and possibly unique early manuscript postmark.
Scott No. 210    Estimate $200 - 300.

The Dawkins post office opened on Feb. 5, 1885 and was discontinued in 1907 and moved to Pinon. Dawkins was a railroad station on the D. & R.G.R.R.

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Lot 180    

Edgerton, Col., Feb 25 (El Paso), manuscript postmark tying manuscript canceled 3¢ Banknote pair on cover to Dover, England, red New York exchange and London entry on reverse, 1873 year docketing at left, with original enclosure; stamp edge flaws at top, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce foreign destination usage from Colorado territory.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Edgerton was the first station north of Colorado Springs on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Only manuscript territorial postmarks are known.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 181    

Edgerton, Col., Aug 20, 73 (El Paso), violet manuscript postmark with "73" canceling 3¢ Banknote (s.e. at right) on cover to Providence, R.I., with lengthy original enclosure datelined from "Berrtville" (possibly Berryville), F.-V.F., very scarce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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