Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

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Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc.

Closed Auction
Oct 13, 2017 America/Los_Angeles

Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Friday Oct 13, 2017 10:00 to Sunday Oct 15, 2017 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
Last date for bids: 
Friday Oct 13, 2017 10:00 Europe/London

Live Auction to be held at the SESCAL Exhibition Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764
Presale Viewing: October 6 in our offices (10:00AM to 5:00 PM).
Presale Viewing: October 12-14 at the Sescal Exhibition (10:00AM to 6:00 PM).

Sale Sessions:

First Session: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Second Session: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Third Session: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM 

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Lot 1 - united states postal history The Wolf Hess Large Gold Medal Collection of the American Natives -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #1 - united states postal history The Wolf Hess Large Gold Medal Collection of the American Natives

The Life and Fate of the American Natives. Intact eight-frame exhibit covering major topics: Theories of Origin; Population, existence and culture due to habitat; Native American activities; Contact and arising conflicts with the "White Man"; Increase of Driving Out; Isolation by "Civilization"; and "Heritage" of the American Natives; wide variety of philatelic elements present including essays, proofs, mint and used stamps, specimens...

Lot 2 - united states postal history The Wolf Hess Large Gold Medal Collection of the American Natives -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #2 - united states postal history The Wolf Hess Large Gold Medal Collection of the American Natives

Balance of Indian Related Exhibit, 1841-1900s. Group of over 16 items including 1841 Onondaga N.Y. cds on folded letter, 1856 Mishawauka Ind. to Wurttemberg at prepaid 30¢ PCM rate, 1887 "Childer's Station Ind. Terr. to Tahlequah with receiver (ex-Bleuler), 1907 U.S. Indian Service receipt at Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency Okl., Office of Indian Affairs free frank use, etc.; some flaws, Fine and scarce group.
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Lot 3 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #3 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Alameda) "Oakland, Cal / March 4". Manuscript postmark (ALA-3170) with matching manuscript canceling 10¢ green, type III (33), small flaws, on cover to Canaan 4 Corners N.Y., Very Fine and early use, Catalog $250 on cover.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 4 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #4 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(El Dorado) "Cedarville Cala, Decr 16 1859". Manuscript postmark on light yellow cover to Madisonville, E. Tenn. bearing 3¢ dull red (26) block of four, each cancelled by matching manuscript. strokes; faults from placement over edge, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE CALIFORNIA TOWN.

Cedarville post office was open from Nov. 22nd 1853 to Nov....

Lot 5 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #5 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(El Dorado) Georgetown Cal., Jul 2, 1861. Bold strike of cds (Williams ELD-1420) ties 10¢ green (35) on light buff cover to Denver, Colorado Terr. partial strike of framed Advertised and "Aug" handstamps; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 6 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #6 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(El Dorado) Greenwood Cal. Dec 19. Clear strike of blue cds (ELD-1710) cancels 10¢ green (U18) buff entire to Germany, magenta "10" rating, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 'Paid 7' Jan 27" credit exchange cds, red "Aachen, Franco, 13/2" framed transit, German (2.15) arrival backstamp; light bend at right, Very Fine, Unusual use sent at the Prussian Closed Mail rate even though only 10¢ prepaid., ex-Pearce.
Scott No. U18;...

Lot 7 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #7 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(El Dorado) Placerville, Cal. Cds (Williams ELD-2980) just tying manuscript cancelled 10¢ green type III (33), scissor cut perfs at bottom, on cover to Washington, D.C., manuscript endorsement "Via Salt Lake" at bottom left, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A SCARCE COVER CARRIED ON THE CHORPENNING ROUTE.

Lot 8 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #8 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Monterey) "Monterey Sept. 22nd 1828". Dateline on letter from John B.R. Cooper to Father Dana concerning trade reading in part, "…Dear Dana…have no hopes of getting any thing or assistance from you and such a number also of these fellows owing me that set me almost mad bu the days for trusting is past and gone a trade may be kept up between you and me advantageous too us both I will procur for you what spare and timber of any...

Lot 9 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #9 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Monterey) 1850 (Mar. 2) Monterey Cal., Recorded Deed for Land Parcel. 4 pg. land document headed "Municipality of Monterey, State of California" with intaglio "Alcaldis Office, Monterey" circular handstamp, signed by "Philip A. Roach" Alcalde of Monterey, Very Fine and rare handstamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Lot 10 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #10 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) "Rough & Ready, Cala. Feb 25-". Manuscript postmark at left with matching "40" rating on buff cover to Reynoldsburg Oh., enclosed letter datelined "Feby 22d 1851" from miner to his parents with some interesting mining content: "…Men run wild with excitement in this country there are always some large stories afloat some newly discovered & very rich diggings 150 or 200 miles away & men are continually running...

Lot 11 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #11 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) "Rough and Ready. Apl. 23rd. 1851". Dateline on great early miner's letter recapping trip from Sacramento to Rough & Ready reading in part "…we ae now at Rough and Ready on Deer creek a tributary of the Yuba, about 45 miles from Marysville and about 9 miles from Nevada City… March 14th Took a pretty early start, had a very pleasant ride, passed by Sutters fort, it is quite a sizeable fort built of adobies, though somewhat...

Lot 12 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #12 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) Rough and Ready, Cal., 6¢ Rates. Group of 6 with manuscript postmarks from 1852 to 1855 comprising three manuscript "Paid 6" rated stampless uses, 1854 use on 6¢ green #U13 entire, 1854 use on 6¢ green #U14 entire, and 1855 use with #11A vertical pair to Mich.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F. and rare group.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Lot 13 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #13 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) Rough and Ready, Cal., 3¢ Rates. Two covers, first with manuscript "Rough & Ready Cal, 26 Feb 52" postmark and matching "Paid 3" rating on yellow cover to Marysville, second with manuscript "Rough & Ready Cal, 2 Novr 1854" postmark and cross-hatch cancels 3¢ dull red (11A) on light buff cover to San Francisco Cal., F.-V.F. pair.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 14 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #14 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) Rough and Ready, Cal., 10¢ Manuscript Rates. Group of 6 comprising 1854 unpaid "10" to Rochester, N.H. with additional "Adv 2" advertised rating totalled to "12", 1853 unpaid "10" to Bath, Me.; 1854 unpaid "10" to Morgan Oh.; 1855 "Paid 10" to Bath, Me.; 1856 circa use on 10¢ #U17 entire to Stanton Del., 1856 circa use on 10¢ #U18 entire to Woodstown, N.J.; some faults, F.-V.F. and rare group.
Estimate; $...

Lot 15 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #15 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) Rough & Ready, Cal. 11 Oct 1854. Manuscript postmark (Williams NEV-2000) with matching "5" rating on orange buff cover to Gold Hills Cal., blue "Well, Fargo & Co. * Express * Ophir" oval with matching "Free" double-oval handstamp; corner mend bottom right, Very Fine and choice use.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Lot 16 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #16 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) "Rough & Ready, Cal. 27 June 1854". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 1" rating on buff wrapper to Danbury Conn., Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

UNDOUBTEDLY A UNIQUE USAGE OF THIS RARE TRANSCONTINENTAL CIRCULAR RATE FROM CALIFORNIA.

Lot 17 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #17 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) "Rough & Ready, Cal. Novr. 8th 1856". Dateline on miner's letter with great content concerning prices of provisions and political content reading in part: "…the Democrats has a large majority the state so far as I can learn has elected Deomcratic persons and old Buck. & Baack has a majority of 10,000 the Know Nothing Party will beat the Republican party as you see the Nigger worshippers is defeeted in Cal. do not...

Lot 18 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #18 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) Rough and Ready, Cal. - Wells Fargo & Co. Express Exchange Note. 9" x 4.375", from "Rough & Ready, Cal. Jan. 2- 1856" paid to the order of "E.B. Comstock, Agent" at the office of the American Express Company in Pontiac, Mich - One Hundred & fifty"; some creasing, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Lot 19 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #19 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Nevada) (Rough & Ready) 1859 (Dec. 23) Sweetland, Cal. Datelined receipt for mining claim reading in part, "…for a certain parcel of mining ground situated on Manzarita Hill and known as the claims of Bicknell & Co. and bounded by the Claims of Curtis the Rough & Ready and Joint Stock Claims, Sweetland Dec 23rd 1859…" and signed "Henry A. Brigham", Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lot 20 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #20 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(San Francisco) San Francisco R.P.O. Collection, 1896-1905. Of well over 100 covers and cards in slips; includes 4 examples of the 1897-98 "Mission Street R.P.O." flag cancel including double strike use, 1¢ Columbian entire and a couple ad covers, 30 examples of the 1900-05 "Mission St. San Fran., R.P.O." duplex including 1903 usage on multicolored Ostrich Farm cover franked with 2¢ Philippines overprint issue, "Market St., San Fran...

Lot 21 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #21 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Yuba) Camptonville Cal, 8 May 1864. Clear strike of cds (YUB-280) with matching grid cancel on 10¢ yellow green (U41) buff entire to Pittsford, Vt., double-strike of "OVERLAND" straightline; small flaws, reduced a bit at top and right, Fine and rare "Overland" use, signed "Genuine" by Frajola on reverse.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

THE IS THE LATEST RECORDED USE OF THE "OVERLAND" HANDSTAMP.

Lot 22 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #22 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Illustrated Letter Sheet) The Celebration in San Francisco, in Commemoration of the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable. (Baird 23) Sterett & Butler, Printer, Engravers and Publishers, 145 Clay Street, San Francisco, approximately 16¼x10½'', wood engraving around periphery 35 small illustrations: four stars in the corner, thirty small seals of the States, and one unidentified portrait at the top, body of the sheet...

Lot 23 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #23 - united states postal history California Postal History & Illustrated Letter Sheets

(Illustrated Letter Sheet) Commandments To California Wives. (Baird 42) illustrated lettersheet showing dual home scene vignettes subtitled "Commandments Are Given To Make A Happy Home", with "Mercantile Job Print, 130 Sansome St., S.F." imprint, table of commandments below framed by a outdoor family scene, used with two page miner's letter datelined "Klammath River, September 30th, 1855" mentioning ill prospects after travelling up...

Lot 24 - united states postal history California Penny Post Co. -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #24 - united states postal history California Penny Post Co.

California Penny Post Co., 1855-59, 7¢ Black. Impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U10). On fresh 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire with San Francisco pre-printed address and letter directive alongside showing error in "Daguerreotypes" variety, canceled by "Sacramento City, Cal., Apr 4" cds, Extremely Fine, ex-Lichtenstein and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate (as a 34LU15A).
Scott No. 34LU16; Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

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Lot 25 - united states postal history California Penny Post Co. -  Schuyler J. Rumsey Auctions, Inc. Auction # 75 - The Sescal Sale

Lot #25 - united states postal history California Penny Post Co.

California Penny Post Co., 1855-59, 7¢ Black on Buff. Printed frank on buff cover with uncancelled 1851 3¢ dull red (trivial wrinkle), origin unknown but to San Francisco "Cor[ner] Wash + East, on board Store Ship", "Pacific Express Co./San Francisco Jun 30" blue-green double circle handstamp at left so evidently delivered by Pacific, Very Fine.
Scott No. 34LU11; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

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