Auction # 73 - March Sale

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Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc.

Closed Auction
Mar 21, 2017 America/Los_Angeles

Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - March Sale

Tuesday Mar 21, 2017 15:00 to Friday Mar 24, 2017 10:00 America/Los_Angeles
Last date for bids: 
Tuesday Mar 21, 2017 13:00 Europe/London

Welcome to our March 21-24, 2017 General Sale with 2,184 lots. This auction features properties from over 100 consignors including United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history and collections.  The sale features the Erwin Engert Collection of Colorado Postal History, Gun Advertising Covers, Part II of the Nicholas M. Kirke off-cover N.Y. Foreign Mail Cancels, Specialized Foreign and Transatlantic Mails, the Stephen Pacetti 1c 1861-68 Blue including fancy cancels, Errors Freaks and Oddities, and specialized Mexico. The sale ends with a great range of large lots and collections. Browse the entire sale at www.rumseyauctions.com. A limited number of printed catalogs are available.

 

Please note this sale takes place at the Schuyler Rumsey office at 47 Kearny St Suite 500, San Francisco CA on March 21-24, 2017 in four sessions.

 

Presale Viewing is scheduled in our offices March 17-20, 2017 (10am-5pm).

 

Sale Sessions:

 

Sale 72 Lots 1-500 : Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00AM

Sale 73 Lots 1001-1215 : Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:00PM

Sale 73 Lots 1216-1958 : Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00AM

Sale 73 Lots 1959-2684 : Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00AM

Sale 73 Lots 2685-3184: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00AM

Showing 1 - 25 of 2184
Lot 1001 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1001 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

A. Fenkhausen & Co., Wines & Liquors, San Francisco. Allover shaded ad on 3¢ green entire to Nevada, Cal. canceled by San Francisco duplex postmark, with additional illustrated agent ad for Spears Bourbon Whiskey showing Grizzly Bear; missing backflap and slight edge tone, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Lot 1002 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1002 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Commercial Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. Black and blue allover illustrated ad design showing Alaska Map, franked with 2¢ Bureau (flaws) tied by 1898 San Francisco machine postmark, reverse with photograph image of "Group of Yukon Miners who arrived on Steamer Excelsior, Sept. 15th, 1897", Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1003 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1003 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

"Escaped, $500 Reward" Postal Card, 1879. Issued by the San Francisco Chief of Police, with affixed real-photo of Matthew Nunan wanted for forged notes, on uprated 1¢ postal card to sheriff of San Rafael; two 1¢ Banknotes stained and reaffixed, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Lot 1004 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1004 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Good Hope Gold and Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate. Alpine Mining District, Alpine County, Cal., 1864 certificate for 5 shares, with manuscript canceled Revenue 25¢ Power of Atty.; folds and some small edge nicks, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1005 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1005 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Lick House, San Francisco. Blue illustrated Hotel View scene on cover to Ohio, franked with 3¢ Banknote (natural s.e.) tied by San Francisco duplex postmark, reverse with large blue Lick House handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Lot 1006 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1006 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Metropolitan Hotel, San Francisco. Illustrated building scene corner card on cover to Washington, D.C., franked with 1857, 10¢ green, type V tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Mar 1, 1861" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35; Estimate $200 - 300.

Lot 1007 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1007 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Nevada Stage Co., Yosemite and Big Trees, San Francisco. Illustrated corner card showing "Yosemite" Stage, on cover to Sacramento, franked with 2¢ Banknote, two singles tied by San Francisco, Cal., reverse with blue "Nevada Stage Co., T.T. Walton, Ticket Agent, Jul 10, 1884" date stamp; cover reduced at right into one stamp, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Lot 1008 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1008 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Norcross & Co., San Francisco, Cal., Manufacturers of Knights Templar, …Uniforms. Illustrated corner card showing Gentleman in Masonic Uniform, on cover to Roseburg, Oregon, franked with 3¢ Banknote tied by San Francisco duplex postmark, with original 1874 enclosures, Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Lot 1009 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1009 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Office Chief of Police, San Francisco. Blue star cameo corner card on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to Greenville, Me., canceled by "San Francisco, Cal., Nov 18" cds and quartered cork duplex, 1867 pencil docketing at left; couple small cover tears, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1010 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1010 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Tillman & Bendel, San Francisco. Brown illustrated Train and Map with "Progress" Spike design on 1887, 2¢ green entire addressed locally, "San Francisco, Cal., Jul 15, 95" duplex, with green illustrated corner card on reverse, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1011 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1011 - united states postal history California Documents and Illustrated Covers

Woodward Gardens, San Francisco. Three 1870-80's ad covers; two with different illustrated views of Woodward Garden, one franked with 3¢ Banknote and other with 1¢ Banknote (local drop), also a third cover with corner card for "Exotic Gardens & Conservatories" on "Mission St., opp. Woodward's Gardens"; one cover with edge nick, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1012 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1012 - united states postal history California Postal History

Belmont, Cala. Aug 12, 1859 (San Mateo). Manuscript forwarding postmark (SAM-50) on "missent" cover to Belmont, Mass., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Aug 11, 1859" origin postmark, crayon and handstamp "Due 7" markings; some cover tone spots, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $150 - 200.

Lot 1013 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1013 - united states postal history California Postal History

Big Trees, Aug 12th (Calaveras). Manuscript postmark (CAL-280) tying 1870, 6¢ Banknote on 1872 cover to Perhore, England, reverse with Chicago exchange and receiving cds's, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 1014 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1014 - united states postal history California Postal History

Gibsonville, Cal., Mar 4 (Sierra). Cds (SIE-730) on registered cover to Foxcroft, Me., franked with manuscript canceled 1859, 10¢ green, type V, manuscript "No. 13, Registered 5", with "Paid" handstamp below indicating the 5¢ registry fee being paid in cash, cover forwarded to Sebec with forwarding cds and "Due 3" in circle handstamp; cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, this is one of only four recorded...

Lot 1015 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1015 - united states postal history California Postal History

Hamlet, Cal., 5,13 (Marin). Manuscript postmark (MRN-800, R5) on 1¢ postal card to San Francisco, message with 1878 dateline; light soiling, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare and quite possibly unique postmark, the listing example in Williams.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 1016 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1016 - united states postal history California Postal History

Jackson, Cal., Apr 23 (Amador). Bold cds (CAL-1280, unlisted for Amador) on small folded letter sheet to Geneva, Switzerland, manuscript "Paid 26" rating, red "New York, Am. Packet, May 30" and Paris transit cds's with manuscript "10" decimes due rate, partial receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a rare usage of the type Jackson postmark used in Amador county in 1855.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

This first...

Lot 1017 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1017 - united states postal history California Postal History

(Los Angeles) Elk's Parade R.P.O., Los Angeles, Cal. Jul 16 1909 Tr. 99. Purple cds duplexed with scarab cancel ties 1¢ Franklin on multicolor "Making Hogs of Themselves" post card to Moody Texas; some wear and creases, Very Fine, The discovery example of this parade RPO..
Estimate; $300 - 400.

On July 16, 1909, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held a parade in Los Angeles Cal. As a part of the...

Lot 1018 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1018 - united states postal history California Postal History

Olema, Cal., Mar 7th (1860) (Marin). Manuscript postmark (MRN-1700, R5) with manuscript canceled 1857-59, 1¢ blue, type V + 3¢ dull red, type I, strip of 3 to Missouri; small piece on backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, only cover known for early period (1859-60), one of the most important Marin covers, ex-Tatham.
Scott No. 24+25; Estimate $300 - 400.

Lot 1019 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1019 - united states postal history California Postal History

Oroville Cal., Apr 17 1858. Bold sharp strike of cds ties 10¢ green, type II (32), bright color, on yellow cover to North Bucksport Me., Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 1020 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1020 - united states postal history California Postal History

Point Reyes., Jun 20 1888 (Marin). Purple straight line postmark (MRN-1870) on cover to Switzerland, franked with 5¢ Banknote tied by quartered cork handstamps, Very Fine and choice, very rare, the only example recorded in Williams, ex-Tatham.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 1021 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1021 - united states postal history California Postal History

"Sacramento Oct 12 1848" (actually 1849). Dateline on folded letter from Abner Mead to his wife at Harrison N.Y., entered mails with "San Francisco Cal. Nov 1" cds and matching "Paid" and framed "40" rating handstamp, interesting letter reads in part "I take this opportunity to inform you that I am well George is the same I have sent 62½ ounces of gold dust and it worth one thousand Dollars hear at sixteen Dollars per ounce and I want...

Lot 1022 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1022 - united states postal history California Postal History

San Francisco, Cal., 1 July (First Day of Rate). Sharp strike of black cds and matching "10" due rating handstamp on 1851 buff cover to West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., pencil docketed "From my very dear husband." and "1851." appear to be in same hand, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 1023 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1023 - united states postal history California Postal History

San Francisco, Cal., 2, Jun 29 (San Francisco). Red integral drop rate cds (SAF-400) on locally addressed cover in care of Genl. (Outlaw) Anderson of the East Tennessee Gold Mining Co.; minor corner wear, Very Fine and rare, the only listed example in Williams.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 1024 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1024 - united states postal history California Postal History

San Francisco, Cal. Incoming Covers. Group of five covers from England and France; England includes 1860 Glasgow bearing QV 1d +2d +1sh franking and receiver on face (SAF-520), 1869 Liverpool bearing QV 6d lilac pair +1d red with red receiver (SAF-680 very early usage), similar 1869 usage bearing a 6d strip of three and SAF-700 cds, France with 1871 folded letter franked with 80c Napoleon + 40c Ceres franking from Paris and...

Lot 1025 - united states postal history California Postal History -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 73 - Gems of Philately

Lot #1025 - united states postal history California Postal History

San Francisco, Cal. (San Francisco). Group of five different patriotic covers from S.F.; earliest with 1861 SAF-530 cds tying #26 on Flag and Cannon patriotic, Flying Eagle and Flag design to N.Y. franked with #35 pair tied by SAF-590 cds, embossed General McClellan and Verse design to N.Y. franked with #68, Waving Flag design to Placerville and a 1865 Lincoln Mourning Border design (Milgram...

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