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Sale 99: The December Sale

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State Postmarks - Arizona to Massachusetts

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.

Realized: $190

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