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Lot #1
United States Stampless covers
1774-1799 three FLs, one from Hamburg ("5 No" and charged "4") to Providence, R.I, another from Boston (straight line "Boston") to Newport, last one from New York ("N York May 5") to Philadelphia, each with interesting markings and text, fine-v.f.
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$160.00

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Lot #2
United States Stampless covers
1823 (Montreal, Canada, to Michilimackmac, Michigan Territory) April 3, 1823 dateline on folded letter from William M. Matthews in Montreal to Michilimackmac, Michigan Territory, "Paid" straightline with manuscript "6" pence rate and "Via Albany" directive, "Paid" crossed out and rated "18-1/2" cents (should have been 25c for over 400 miles), v.f. A nice fur trade letter with interesting content (Matthews was agent of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company), ex Risvold
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$160.00

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Lot #3
United States Stampless covers
1848 (17 March) FL from Lansing, Michigan to Rochester New York, with "March 22 Michigan, Mic." and "X" in circle, signed James Seymor alongside, fine (in 1844, residents of nearby North Settlement built a dam and mill in what is now North Lansing, Michigan. Their employer, James Seymour, was a land speculator from New York. Recognizing an opportunity, Seymour proposed that the Michigan legislature, which was deadlocked over the site of a new capital, accept his water-power site in the yet-to-be developed wilderness)
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$230.00

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Lot #4
United States Stampless covers
1850 San Francisco, Cal 10 Dec, red cds and matching "12 1/2" cent rating handstamp, FL with integral address leaf to Hangtown, California (contents letter mentions "The steamers "Gen. Warren", "Columbus" and mail steamer "Carolina" arrived here from Panama bringing two-week late intelligence from the states - There are no news of any importance, Dr. Grays Uncle (A. Eastin) has sold out his gambling saloon and is going home on the steamer Isthmus. I called on Gen. the editor of the "Pacific News" and he has given me a permanent situation"), fine cover, ex-Risvold (Hangtown was established as Old Dry Diggin's in 1848. Because of the influx of riffraff and criminals, who committed robberies and murders, the irate citizens took matters into their own hands and flogged or hanged the perpetrators and by 1849 the place was being called Hangtown. On April 9, 1850 the Post Office was established as Placerville, but it was not until 13 May, 1854 that the town was incorporated under that name)
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$180.00

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Lot #5
United States Stampless covers
1850 illustrated Anti-Slavery cover published in London, charged "due 3", used from Austinburg, O. to Meadville, Pa., some backflap flaws, otherwise fine
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$180.00

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Lot #6
United States Stampless covers
1851 (Cherokee Nation) Tahlequah, C.N. Neat double circle postmark with manuscript date on forwarded cover to Massachusetts with manuscript "10" rate, cover forwarded to New Hampshire with red "South Hadley, Mass." cds & bold "5" rate handstamp, fine, with penciled description on back
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$180.00

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Lot #7
United States Stampless covers
1851 (10 Feb) FL with red "Apalachicola F. Ty" postmark, corresponding "20" at right, addressed to New Orleans, fine letter from Florida Territory, with 1957 bill of sale from Stanley Ashbrook
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$140.00

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Lot #8
United States Stampless covers
1854 (27 Feb) FL datelined James Bluff and sent to Mobile, Alabama, with oval "Steam 5" at upper right, fine
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