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United States Postal History continued...

INDIAN TERRITORY (Seminole Nation) continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1201 c Indian Territory-Seminole Nation mounted postal history collection of about a dozen covers, this being the smallest of the Five Civilized Tribes, it starts with an 1852 stampless military cover with "Jacksonville/Flor." c.d.s. to the Governor in Tallahassee relating difficulties in removing Indians to the Indian Territory a process that was still going on at this time, several Bank Note covers including two with Wewoka ovals and one from Sasakawa, rest are later with several smaller towns of this small reservation including short-lived post offices of Heliswa and Konawa, mostly fine-very fine; a well written up collection of this small Indian Nation; ex-Bleuler. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
INDIAN TERRITORY LARGE LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1202 c Indian Territory postal history collection of the smaller agencies and tribes, a beautifully written-up collection in two deluxe padded albums with dust cases, collection of over 60 covers plus enclosures, cards and other types of collateral, mostly from the early to late Bank Note period, these consist of covers from tribes that were not part of the Five Civilized Tribes, often these consisted of smaller tribes that were given small portions of land that had only one or two major towns, eleven different reservations are represented in this collection, plus the three areas known as the "Cherokee Outlet", "Neutral Strip", which is the panhandle of Oklahoma, and unassigned lands known as "Old Oklahoma", some of the larger of these tribal units are the Cheyenne and Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache, plus Sac and Fax Agency, Pottawatomie and others, includes a number of different types of c.d.s. pmks. plus even some unusual straight line handstamps, the write ups tell about the tribe and their postal history, also includes some Department of Indian Affairs covers as early as pre-1850, overall fine-very fine and a very interesting collection of the lesser known tribes in the Indian Territory; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1203 c Indian Territory cover accumulation of the smaller tribes and agencies, includes over 125 covers and cards, most of the picture post cards are used from within the territory and include a number of very interesting candid actual photographs of Indian life, especially of the Osage Nation, about half of the covers are prior to 1890 with some of the earliest being from outside of Indian Territory such as two 1860's covers from the Omaha Agency in Nebraska, only about ten covers are from other states including the Crow Agency in Montana, Kalamath Agency in Oregon, plus forts such as Fort Bayard, New Mexico and Fort Lewis, Colorado, etc., the Seminole Nation is the only one of the Five Civilized Tribes present including a nice range of different types of postmarks of Wewoka, other scarce items include Pond in Cherokee Outlet, and Marshall, Britton and Seward in Old Oklahoma plus much more, condition overall is quite clean for the most part with most fine-very fine; an interesting accumulation of the lesser known tribes in the Indian Territory that are decidedly in the minority; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1204 c Indian Territory Railroad postal history collection, contained in large stuffed album with over 50 covers with various railway postal markings, mostly R.P.O.'s, all of these are into or out of the Indian Territory (we note a couple from unassigned Oklahoma Territory lands and Greer county), there are too many to list all the railroads and different railway markings, but there is an excellent range of different items present, because many of the lines were going across Indian Territory to get to Texas from the north and the east many of these are Texas related covers as well, in addition there are covers with printed maps on the reverse and post cards, many of the railroad covers have enclosures including some that are railroad related, also maps of rail lines, ticket stubs and other collateral, fine-very fine; a desirable collection to the Indian Territory, Texas and railroad enthusiast alike; examination will prove very worthwhile; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1205 c Indian Territory Schools postal history collection mounted and written up in a large album, contains over 20 covers plus four post cards showing pictures of schools (mostly used), starts with two interesting and rare historical letters, one from Fort Coffee Academy in 1844, posted from Fort Smith, Arkansas, a post office close by with red Fort Smith, Ark. c.d.s., the other is an 1848 letter from Friends Shawnee School, Indian Territory, the Shawnees being located in what is today Missouri and Kansas, the cover was posted from Westport, Mo., the exceptionally interesting enclosure relates the deplorable condition of the Shawnees and the prevalence of cholera, it also gives a vivid description of the gold rush emigrants travelling through at this time period that had left the area stripped of available stocks, further depriving the Indians, other covers are from 1884 to 1907 statehood, most with corner cards including some with illustrations, includes some from small towns and various school districts plus college level institutions, in addition to the covers the collection includes numerous enclosures and brochures from the schools and other collateral; overall fine-very fine; an interesting documentation of the importance of education in the Indian community; ex-Bleuler. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1206 c Indian Territory in the Civil War postal history collection, a written-up collection on pages with 20 covers and letters from this period, largely centering around the Choctaw Nation which was closest to Texas and the most active for the Confederacy, though the other nations had their involvement too, many are letters and covers that were carried by hand or military being carried by courier, the letters frequently have interesting content related to the war, includes two Union soldier's letters from Fort Gibson (Fort Blunt) just after Union occupation, an 1861 cover with #26 with "Doaksville CN/May 9 1861" ms. pmk. with letter that notes the "...mails have seceded", other military letters from Boggy Depot, Shoal Creek and Fort Arbuckle, the latter two in the Chickasaw Nation, eight covers to Gen. Stand Watie, the only Indian in the Confederate Army to be given the rank of general, most are courier carried but one posted from Lampasas, Texas and another from Bonham, Texas, also one posted to him on April 8, 1865, the day after surrender at Appomattox, free franked by Congressman Sydney Clark and marked "Very Important", Watie did not surrender until June 23, 1865, the last general to surrender, also a cover to Watie signed by E. C. Boudinot, brother of Stand Watie, includes other interesting items including a couple of pieces of merchant's Confederate currency of Alexander and Allen, condition varies but a number of fine-very fine interesting items of this scarce material are present; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1207 c Indian Territory cover collection of 65 covers in three albums, largely advertising covers of various types, includes a section on cattle brands and various theft protection measures within the Territory with a dozen covers showing brands or cattle with brands on them, some interesting enclosures plus booklets on brands and theft prevention societies and a couple of reward cards for the return of stolen cattle, also includes various hotel covers of establishments that came about because of settlers moving into the western areas and the discovery of oil in the northeast, one particularly nice type of advertising cover are known as boomtown covers with multiple illustrations on the front of sights within the town, a place for a merchant's corner card and on the reverse a description of the town and its attributes, the collection includes a half dozen or more of these, one album is devoted to introducing and celebrating the Indian Territories with lots of pictures and collateral, condition varies but many fine-very fine items are present; a collection well worth examining; ex-Bleuler. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1208 c Indian Territory balance, consisting of dozens of covers, letters and all manner of collateral, the condition of the covers is quite mixed and includes a number of legal size covers, plus official covers of federal government as well as the Indian Nations, includes items from as early as an 1827 cover and enclosure from the Dept. of War, Office of Indian Affairs to St Augustine, Florida, also includes inbound covers, numerous letters and documents including some signed by Principle Chiefs and Governors of the Nations, a handful of checks from the Indian Territories, stock certificates, land deeds, pictures, maps, published contemporaneous booklets concerning Indian affairs and much more, while condition is quite varied there is much useful material for anyone collecting or studying the Indian Territories; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1209 imageIndian original photograph collection, eight original 19th century photographs including six cabinet cards including an impressive and famous photograph of the renown Indian Chief Quannah Parker, plus other chiefs and scenes including Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull, also two CDV's (Carte-De-Visite) of well known Indians including Taopi (Wounded Man), a Sioux, who was commended for his part of protecting women and children in the 1862 Dakota Indian war, mostly fine-very fine and scarce early photographs; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
OKLAHOMA TERRITORY LARGE LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1210 c Oklahoma Territory mounted postal history collection in two large albums containing over 50 covers plus a number of items of collateral, largely checks, from the territory, extensively written up explaining how in 1889 Oklahoma Territory started with "Old Oklahoma" lands that had not been assigned to Indians and how gradually some Indian tribes ceded their lands and the Cherokee Outlet, the Public Land Strip and Greer County were all added to form Oklahoma, Territory, the covers here include those towns as a territory though there are a few 19th century covers of Old Oklahoma and Greer County when it was claimed by Texas, some territorial towns only existed a short time before statehood such as Foraker in the Osage country and Clement from the Kiowa, Commanche and Apache reservation, condition varies but many are fine-very fine and an interesting collection; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1211 c Oklahoma Territory immense postal history accumulation of over 1,100 posted covers and cards plus another 200 unused picture post cards, the Oklahoma Territory existed from 1889 to November of 1907 when it became a state, our estimate is that 70% of the posted items here are from that eighteen year period, the other covers are from the early statehood period with most from 1907 to 1915, for the most part the Oklahoma designation was used in the territorial period for those towns that were actually in Oklahoma Territory, the many towns in the east that were in the Indian Nations did not become part of the Oklahoma Territory and did not give up their Indian Territory designation until they were incorporated with rest of Oklahoma Territory into the state of Oklahoma in 1907, a very few Indian Territory covers may be included, the number of different towns and markings in this accumulation is enormous but obviously there is duplication, especially in the major towns, while there are lots of covers including registered usages, illustrated advertising covers, railroad postings with R.P.O. markings, etc., there is also a large number of postal cards and particularly picture postcards that have their own charm as the subjects for these pictures are most frequently Indians, but also cowboys and cattle, plus oil wells and related, all of which illustrate the allure of the land of Oklahoma, especially nice are the many actual photographs of these subjects, condition varies as would be expected in a hoard of this scope, but our observation is that overall it is remarkably clean with a great many being fine-very fine or better; examination is going to be required to discover the elusive an rare items that reside here, but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the collector of Oklahoma postal history; ex-Bleuler. Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
TEXAS POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1212 imageAnson Jones, last President of the Republic of Texas, his signature on a December 3, 1845 land grant to George W. Duncan, with the embossed seal of the Republic of Texas and added seal of the Republic of Texas Land Office, slightly faded but very legible, very fine and scarce signature as President; Jones was President of the Republic for a little over a year taking office in December of 1844 and leaving office in February 1846 upon annexation of Texas to the United States; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1213 c Republic of Texas collection, in large album, most being collateral with beautiful engravings of Sam Houston, General Hood and David Crockett, as well as scenes of El Paso and San Antonio, along with maps and much more, of greatest significance are three notes or letters from the Spanish period of Texas and two from the Republic, Spanish period includes 1833 note to Col. James J. Ross from William Barton on the Colorado River, an 1828 note for $8.00 with 50% interest datelined Mouth of the Brazos to Asa Mitchel, and an 1834 bill of sale for three town lots for the sum of $17.00 in Matagorda to James Norton from Ira Ingram, all well known early pioneers of Texas, fine-very fine and a handsome collection; ex-Bleuler. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1214 Republic of Texas document accumulation of over 50 documents from this interesting period of Texas history, most are deeds, receipts, probate and security documents, etc., we note an 1837 enlistment form of an Irishaman, William Grey, into the army of the Republic of Texas, signed by James C. Allen, prominent pioneer Texan, and an 1839 land grant certificate in Shelby County, documents are normally signed and prominent Texans are probably among them, fine-very fine for these early documents; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1215 c 1846-48 Mexican War correspondence, an interesting collection of three posted folded covers and entire letters, plus eighteen military letters and orders mostly from the Headquarters of the Army of Occupation at Monterey, one very interesting 1847 letter is posted to the President of the United States with "Brazos/Jany 18" two-line pmk. requesting release of a prisoner and assignment to the U.S. Army which was done, another 1846 official entire letter from a paymaster at Matamoros to the Paymaster General in Washington, D.C. with straight line "Pt. Isabel Dec 19" pmk. of Texas, plus a cover with "Vera Cruz" straight line pmk., the correspondence covers a number of subjects relating to the war, in addition to this interesting correspondence there is a number of pieces of collateral including several contemporaneous booklets on the war including one about General Zachary Taylor, etc., fine-very fine and a fascinating lot for the Texas collector or military historian; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1216 c Cuero, Texas postal history collection, a small Texas town famous for its turkey roundup and parade of turkeys through town by the local turkey farmers called the "Cuero, Texas Turkey Trot" held from 1912-40, a special slogan cancel was used for about three months in 1922 showing a running Turkey which is quite scarce and well known among 20th century fancy cancel collectors, this collection contains four covers and card with this fancy cancel including a 7c Black tied to cover with a Turkey Trot cachet on the reverse that was seldom used, also includes eleven other covers of Cuero, Texas with various postal markings and eight picture post cards, four of which show the Turkey Trot including two actual photographs circa 1915, very fine and interesting collection; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
1217 c Dallas, Texas postal history collection of 90 covers with various postmarks from the early 1850's to the 1920's, includes an important 1853 stampless cover with red "Dallas/Tex./Nov 14" c.d.s., this marking is listed in black in the ASCC but not in red and Mr. Bleuler stated this was the only example he had seen, also an earlier 1851 cover with #10 and ms. "Dallas, Tex" pmk., in tracing the postal history of this city there are two CSA covers including a very scarce Sept .3, 1861 cover with Dallas c.d.s. and ms. "Pd 5" marking, the handstamp c.d.s. device was apparently lost soon after this and most provisional markings out of Dallas are in manuscript, as is the other Confederate cover with a pair of #7, the rest of the covers are from the Bank Note period into the 20th century with interesting usages and advertising covers relating to Dallas, also includes 28 picture post cards showing various scenes in turn-of-the-century Dallas, mostly fine-very fine and well worth examining; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $7,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1218 c Grayson County, Texas postal history collection written up on pages for exhibition, includes a total of 28 covers including an inbound cover from New Orleans to Preston (meaning Preston in Grayson Co. which did not yet have a post office), sent to Preston in Wharton Co. and redirected back to Woodboro which had a post office for a short time in the 1850's-60's, also two covers of about 1860 carried on the Butterfield Mail, one a 3c Red on buff (#U10) with Sherman c.d.s. to Philadelphia with ms "Via St. Louis overland mail from California", the other was sent from Mc Kean, Pa. with similar "Please Mail Direct to St. Louis overland mail route", to Jacksboro, Texas, then forwarded to Kansas and returned back to Pennsylvania, thirteen other covers with various Sherman pmks. including advertising covers with a nice Winchester cover, four covers of Denison including advertising covers, plus eight other towns of Grayson Co. including several DPO's as Pink Hill, Preston, and White Mound, mostly fine-very fine and a lovely postal history lot; ex-Bleuler. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1219 c Texas railroad cover collection written up on pages with a total of eighteen covers including thirteen different RPO markings, we note several scarcer items as 1888 "Den.(ison) & Houston/R.P.O." c.d.s. on advertising cover, another 1890 illustrated advertising cover with matching enclosure with "Bremond & Albany/R.P.O" c.d.s. and "Albuq.(uerque) & El Paso/R.P.O./1894 Apr 2" c.d.s. on 5c Brown postal envelope to South Africa, also includes three picture post cards of Texas trains including two actual photographs, fine-very fine; examine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1220 c Texas large cover accumulation consisting of several hundred covers as early as the 1850's and even including a couple partial Confederate Civil War period covers, largest portion of the value is in the post-Civil War period and into the Bank Note period with many advertising covers and excellent town markings, early 20th century is also well represented with Rural Free Delivery pmks. and advertising covers, there is also a fair amount of bulk in off-quality covers that have not been counted, plus some more modern material including Texas Centennial FDC's, etc., also includes a large correspondence (no covers) of Cecil A Lyon, Republican Party Chairman in Texas at the turn of the century, condition mixed but there is much here that is desirable, fine-very fine and well worth examining; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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