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Six day Auction, September 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4, 2015.
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Four Arizona Postal History Covers3000 - Four Arizona Postal History Covers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Globe, 1885 with three dimensional star killer. Round cancel with straight line date and post master name: W. E. Spence. William Spence was postmas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Official Oakland Postal Guide (1892)3001 - Official Oakland Postal Guide (1892)
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Very rare! Softcover with string binding. 12 pages. List office hours, arrival and departure of mails for various locations, carrier limits and delive
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to d******0 for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Railroad Postal Date Stamp3002 - Railroad Postal Date Stamp
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Early post cancel device. Wood handle and rusted steel stamp with changeable date. The date on this stamp May 3. City: Railroad Flat State: Californ
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i********-.. for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
 
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Tuck, Chong & Co. Importers Cover3003 - Tuck, Chong & Co. Importers Cover
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Well Fargo & Co's express cover. Return address in English and Chinese. Importers of China and Japan merchandise. City: San Francisco State...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (190.00 + 43.70) x 1 = 233.70
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Express Covers3004 - Wells Fargo & Co. Express Covers
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14 covers, one with a letter, two discernable postmarks: 1885, 1889. All covers but 1 cover are to addresses in California, the other one is Vermont.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 9*****F for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Provisional Government Cover (Hawaii)3005 - Provisional Government Cover (Hawaii)
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Beautiful cover with 1884 2 cent/ 2 Keneta stamp titled "Provisional Government 1893." This comes under the rule of the "Monarchy.&qu...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****F for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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12 Hawaii First Flight Covers3006 - 12 Hawaii First Flight Covers
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Covers are dated 1934-47. Nice Vignettes, include "First Flight" stamps. (Prag Collection) City: State: Hawaii Date: HWAC#: : 29806
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Hawaii Clipper Covers3007 - Hawaii Clipper Covers
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Five covers prior to WWII; Hawaii to USA. (Prag Collection) City: State: Hawaii Date: HWAC#: : 31636
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Hawaii First Flight Covers3008 - Hawaii First Flight Covers
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Three First Flight and one First Day of Issue cover. (Prag Collection) City: State: Hawaii Date: HWAC#: : 31637
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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19 Hawaii Military Covers3009 - 19 Hawaii Military Covers
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This group of covers dates from 1928-1942, most are 1935-36. Many have pictorials or text on the front. The Hawaiian island of Oahu held a position of
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Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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23 Hawaiian Covers3010 - 23 Hawaiian Covers
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Cover dates range from 1937 to 1976. Included are some from the Hawaiian Centennial Philatelic Exhibition; Independence Day, 1960; vignettes of Americ
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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5 Hawaii Long Stamp Air Mail Covers3011 - 5 Hawaii Long Stamp Air Mail Covers
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These are dated 1934-41. In 1926 the Post Office Department issued the first in a series of airmail stamps that no longer featured the square shape of
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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5 Hawaii Military Flight / Fleet Covers3012 - 5 Hawaii Military Flight / Fleet Covers
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Dates 1934-1940. One from the U. S. S. Seagull Minesweeper, includes a stamp featuring a photo of the ship. Very nice vignettes. These are dated 1934-
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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7 Hawaii Covers with "China Clipper" Stamps3013 - 7 Hawaii Covers with "China Clipper" Stamps
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The 25c denomination US airmail stamp (blue) was issued on November 22, 1935 for the Inauguration of Trans-Pacific Airmail Service between San Francis
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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9 Hawaii First Flight / Airmail Covers3014 - 9 Hawaii First Flight / Airmail Covers
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Covers dated 1934-42. Nice Vignettes and stamps. (Prag Collection) City: State: Hawaii Date: HWAC#: : 29802
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Hawaii Cover Collection3015 - Hawaii Cover Collection
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Lot of 35 covers, most illustrated and first day. Some duplication. Vast majority were mailed. Earliest cancel is 1916 (Honolulu). Latest is 1979 (als
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Hawaii First Flight Covers3016 - Hawaii First Flight Covers
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Lot of eleven covers. Includes: Trans-Pacific Route with real photo cachet and embossed gilt map; four different Honolulu to Suva; National Air Mail W
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Short-lived Amesville, Beaverhead, Montana Cover3017 - Short-lived Amesville, Beaverhead, Montana Cover
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No Amesville covers reported in Shellen & Dunn! Incredible, double circle, purple, strong strike. Oval grid cancel. Post office opened from 1884...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******c for (425.00 + 97.75) x 1 = 522.75
 
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Nine Anaconda, Montana Corner Covers3018 - Nine Anaconda, Montana Corner Covers
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Central Meat Company, WL Beal, County Treasurer, The Montana Hotel, JL Hamilton, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Novelty Repair Shop, and CM Sawyer. A
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Rare Ashley, Missoula, Montana Cover3019 - Rare Ashley, Missoula, Montana Cover
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Only one manuscript reported in Shellen & Dunn. Strong strike. Post office open from 1884-1891. City: Ashley State: Montana Date: 1887 HWAC#: :...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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19 Beaverhead County Covers3020 - 19 Beaverhead County Covers
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Includes Allerdice & Allendale toothed cancels, two different Glendale double outer circles, one Dillon double outer circle, Amstead with Chines...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****F for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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7 Beaverhead County Corner Advertising Covers3021 - 7 Beaverhead County Corner Advertising Covers
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1) Glendale purple cancel, 1880, Avery House. 2) Glendale red cancel, 1880, light strike, Pond & Uelin. 3) Bannack City, 1889, FL Graves. 4) Ban...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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11 Different Billings Corner Advertising Covers3022 - 11 Different Billings Corner Advertising Covers
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Includes Hotel Northern, the Cottage Inn, Russell Miller Mining Company WL Linton, Cothron & Todd, Grand Hotel, Donovan & Spear, Fourth Judi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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15 Corner Advertising Covers from Billings, Montana3023 - 15 Corner Advertising Covers from Billings, Montana
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cc's include Northern Hotel, Grand Hotel, International Harvester, Al Bedoo Temple, PJ Brophy, Hines Motor Supply, Yellowstone County Treasurer,...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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VERY Early Blackfoot City, Deer Lodge, Montana Cover3024 - VERY Early Blackfoot City, Deer Lodge, Montana Cover
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Mostly legible DCDS double circle with a grid cancel. In blue. Shellen & Dunn Type 1. City: Blackfoot City State: Montana Date: c1870 HWAC#: : ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Blakeley and Blakely, Montana Covers3025 - Blakeley and Blakely, Montana Covers
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Only 3 listed in Shellen & Dunn territorial postmark book. Both spellings are represented. One is from George L. Meeker. The post office was onl...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****M for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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40 Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana Territorial Covers3026 - 40 Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana Territorial Covers
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Quite a selection of cancels, killers, envelopes and addresses. Includes a Northern Pacific Hotel corner advertising with a pink cancel, letter addres
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****F for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Earliest Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana Cover3027 - Earliest Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana Cover
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According to Shellen & Dunn, this is earlier than any cove found in their census. Manuscript. City: Bozeman State: Montana Date: 1869 HWAC#: : ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Manuscript Buell Montana Territorial Cover3028 - Manuscript Buell Montana Territorial Cover
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Post office only open from 1879 to 1880. Shellen & Dunn report none in their census. City: Buell State: Montana Date: 1880 HWAC#: : 31045
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (300.00 + 69.00) x 1 = 369.00
 
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12 different Butte City covers3029 - 12 different Butte City covers
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Beautiful double outside circle 1880 Montana Copper Company corner advertising, shaved corner rectangle 1884 pink, 1884 star in gride, Wheel of Fortun
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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65 Butte City, Silver Bow, Montana Territorial Covers3030 - 65 Butte City, Silver Bow, Montana Territorial Covers
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A myriad of different cancels: the oldest being an 1880 cc large double ring outer circle with a bold strike. Also star in oval killer, blue star kill
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Estimates : 300.00 - 650.00
Sold to 9*****F for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Unlisted Cable City, Deer Lodge County, Montana Cover3031 - Unlisted Cable City, Deer Lodge County, Montana Cover
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Only one Cable City territorial listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is an unlisted circle cancel. Cover is addressed to R. S. Kelley in Deer Lodge, M...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Camp Baker & Wolsey, Meagher, Montana Cover3032 - Camp Baker & Wolsey, Meagher, Montana Cover
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1) Camp Baker post office open from 1872 to 1879. On postal card. Bleeding of ink prevalent through 'Camp Ba.' From Augustus Bockey(?). 2) F...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****M for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Two Unlisted Color Canton, Meagher, Montana Covers3033 - Two Unlisted Color Canton, Meagher, Montana Covers
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Both of these are type number 2 as listed in Shellen and Dunn. There was only 1 found in their census and only 2 total! 1) 1885 purple. 2) c1885 pink.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
 
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Fourteen Carbon County, Montana Covers3034 - Fourteen Carbon County, Montana Covers
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Three Ewing (1901-1905), Red Lodge (one 1901 and one Camp Sawtooth), two Bearcreek (one 1906), Belfry, Fromberg, Edgar, Dryhead, Alpine, Bowler, Elgin
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Unique Purple Cartersville, Rosebud, Montana Cover3035 - Unique Purple Cartersville, Rosebud, Montana Cover
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Lot of two. 1) Traditional black oval cancel. 2) Unlisted in Shellen & Dunn purple oval cancel. City: Cartersville State: Montana Date: 1880...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Cascade County Cover Collection3036 - Cascade County Cover Collection
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Two Fort Shaw (1873, paper and 1881 octagon), 1896 Morris double box magenta light strike, 1888 Great Falls, 1898 Logging Creek, 1903 Adel, Belt, Blac
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Unique Cavetown, Meagher, Montana Cover3037 - Unique Cavetown, Meagher, Montana Cover
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Only example listed in Shellen & Dunn. Nice purple oval, double outer circle. Opened roughly into stamp at right. Post office was only open from...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (250.00 + 57.50) x 1 = 307.50
 
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One Year Cedar Junction Post Office Cover3038 - One Year Cedar Junction Post Office Cover
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Early! Rare! Only one reported example in Shellen & Dunn! This is a great manuscript cancel with a blue steam engine. City: Cedar Junction Stat...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****M for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Unlisted Centreville, Broadwater, Montana Cover3039 - Unlisted Centreville, Broadwater, Montana Cover
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This post office was only open during the territorial period and the Shellen & Dunn census had ‘none reported.' Unique? Magenta large double...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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3 Manuscript Cancels of Chestnut, Cascade, Montana - All with Letters3040 - 3 Manuscript Cancels of Chestnut, Cascade, Montana - All with Letters
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Letters talk about haying, antelope steak, working in the cellar, blueberry time, a young colt, but mostly personal. From Mary Harris. City: Chestnu
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
 
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Chouteau County Postal History Collection3041 - Chouteau County Postal History Collection
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Lot of eleven. Two Fort Benton (1881 blue double circle and 1880 magenta octagon), 1882 Belknap, 1911 Clear Lake (post office opened in 1911 and close
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****F for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Two Different Color Clendenin, Cascade, Montana Covers3042 - Two Different Color Clendenin, Cascade, Montana Covers
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1) Blue 1885 cancel on a Clendenin Mining & Smelting Comp any corner cover. 2) Black 1884 cover. Post office was open from 1882 - 1892. City: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9*****F for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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New Cold Springs, Jefferson, Montana Cover3043 - New Cold Springs, Jefferson, Montana Cover
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No Cold Springs covers reported in Shellen & Dunn. Manuscript! On postal reply card. From Edward Russel. City: Cold Springs State: Montana Dat...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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New Cora, Cascade, Montana Cover3044 - New Cora, Cascade, Montana Cover
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This double circle is not listed in Shellen & Dunn. Date seems to be Jun 1887(?). City: Cora State: Montana Date: 1887 HWAC#: : 31053
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Custer County, Montana Cover Collection3045 - Custer County, Montana Cover Collection
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Lot of six. 1) Terminus blue double outer circle. 1880. 2) Boyle, 1900. Post office opened from 1892-1903. 3) Albright, 1885. Blue. 4) Etchetah 1891 o
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9*****M for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Unlisted Deamersville, Flathead, Montana Cover3046 - Unlisted Deamersville, Flathead, Montana Cover
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First year of operation, Very early. City: Deamersville State: Montana Date: 1890 HWAC#: : 31057
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****F for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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18 Different Deer Lodge Corner Advertising Covers3047 - 18 Different Deer Lodge Corner Advertising Covers
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Pictorial cc's: The Montana and two different McBurney House. Fancy cc's include: The City Hotel, two different McBurney House, and Cockrell...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****F for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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lot withdrawn3048 - lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Deer Lodge, Montana Manuscript Cover3049 - Deer Lodge, Montana Manuscript Cover
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Pen cancel and killer. Addressed to Theodore Muffly of Virginia City, Montana. City: Deer Lodge State: Montana Date: 1868 HWAC#: : 31946
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****M for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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