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Auction Description for Rumsey Auctions: United States Postal History #51
Viewing Notes:
31st January, 1st, 2nd & 3rd February 10am to 5pm.
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www.rumseyauctions.com

United States Postal History #51

by Rumsey Auctions


983 lots

February 5, 2013

47 Kearny Street

Suite 500

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: 00 1 415 781 5127

Fax: 00 1 415 781 5128

Email: srumsey@rumseyauctions.com

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Lot 1001: [ US Postal History ]

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Description: Cleopatra George D. Sutton's Clipper Line Card. Printed in carmine, purple and gold leaf on enamel stock by Nesbitt & Co., some minor wear and part of design painted in at bottom left, Fine and scarce.

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Lot 1002: [ US Postal History ]

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Description: E. Southard Wm. T. Coleman & Co. Clipper Line Card. Illustrated multicolor card printed by Nesbitt & Co. with illustration of elegant woman; reverse a bit messy, F.-V.F., a scarce card.

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Lot 1003: [ US Postal History ]

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Description: Robin Hood George D. Sutton's Clipper Line Card. Multicolor card printed by Nesbitt & Co. with illustration of Robin Hood as sailor, some wear, F.-V.F., a scarce card.

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Lot 1004: [ US Postal History ]

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Description: San Francisco Port Document. Early 1848 document headed "The Civil Government of California" for items sent by Colonel R.B. Mason to Robert A. Parker and signed by Capt. Joseph L. Folsom as Asst. Master and Collector of the Port of San Francisco, Very Fine.

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Lot 1005: [ US Postal History ]

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Description: 1849 Ship Xylon Passenger Ticket "For San Francisco, Cal.". Printed ticket on thick card (113x84mm), magenta "one hundred and twenty five dolls" manuscript fee, reverse with notation "Left Baltimore Feb 3rd, 1849, Landed in S.F. on Sept 14, 1849"; some creasing and faint stain at left, Fine, a very rare passenger ticket for the 7 month and 11 day trip around Cape Horn to San Francisco in 1849.

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