Montana "Big Sky 2" Auction

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Montana Tokens, Good For Mirrors, Postal History, Mining Stock Certificates, Photographs, Ephemera, and Checks.
St. P. Aberd. & M. Cy. R. P. O.1000St. P. Aberd. & M. Cy. R. P. O.
Unlisted in Towle & McDonald. Miles City and Aberdeen, Montana. City: Aberdeen State: Montana Date: 1934 ID: 36551
Estimates : 40.00 - 70.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
Two Adobetown, Madison Territorial Covers1001Two Adobetown, Madison Territorial Covers
1) Manuscript. No manuscripts reported in Shellen & Dunn. 2) #2. Only one reported in Shellen & Dunn. Weak, but readable strike. Tough town ...
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
Anaconda, Red Lodge Cover Collection1002Anaconda, Red Lodge Cover Collection
Thirteen total and five territorial (two different). Strikes are poor to excellent. Corner covers include LJ Baker of Rumsey, County Clerk, Anaconda C
Estimates : 80.00 - 130.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
Highway Post Office: Baker, Fallon1003Highway Post Office: Baker, Fallon
Aberdeen, S. D. & Baker, Mont. H. P. O. cancel on First Trip of the Highway Post Office. Trip 1 Blue and Trip 2 Red varieties. Different! City:...
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
Belknap, Choteau Territorial Cover1004Belknap, Choteau Territorial Cover
This is cancel #1 in Shellen & Dunn. It is interesting in that the date on the cancel is April 6, 1884. It is mailed to AC Stoddart of San Franc...
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (65.00 + 14.95) x 1 = 79.95
Railroad Covers with Billings1005Railroad Covers with Billings
Lot of forty-four. Includes: R-5: Billings & Kirby. R-4: BIllings and Helena (weak). R-3's include BIllings & Red Lodge, Billings & ...
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
Boulder Valley Cancel Collection1006Boulder Valley Cancel Collection
Six total, five territorial, three different. 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, and 1894. City: Boulder Valley State: Montana Date: 1883-1894 ID: 3700
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.90) x 1 = 36.90
Bozeman Advertising Cover Collection1007Bozeman Advertising Cover Collection
Lot of thirty-one. Includes Laclede Hotel, Fannie Freeland Grand Chief of Honor, Pease & Setffens Elgin Watches, 1932 Montanan, Hotel Baxter, Ga...
Estimates : 120.00 - 300.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
Bozeman, Gallatin Postal History Collection1008Bozeman, Gallatin Postal History Collection
Lot of 15. 1) #2 in Shellen & Dunn. Corner Advertising cover from the First National Bank. 2-4) #4. One has remnants of a red wax seal. Another ...
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Bridger, Carbon Postcard Collection1009Bridger, Carbon Postcard Collection
All with Bridger cancels. Three RPC's, one unusual 'mask' PC and two color postcards of Montana. City: Bridger State: Montana Date: ...
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Hard-to-Find Butler, Lewis & Clark Cover1010Hard-to-Find Butler, Lewis & Clark Cover
Post office was only open ten years: 1891 to 1901. Strong 1893 strike. City: Butler State: Montana Date: 1893 ID: 36713
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
Railroad Covers with Butte1011Railroad Covers with Butte
R-3 includes Marmath & Butte and Butte & Anaconda. R-2's include Butte & Salt Lake City, Butte Trans. Clerk, Butte & Seattle, Bu...
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
22 Different Butte City Territorial Advertising Covers101222 Different Butte City Territorial Advertising Covers
Fabulous historical and postal collection of territorial covers from Butte City. Advertisers include: Baker & Harper engineers, Barret & Jac...
Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
Butte City Territorial Advertising Cover Collection1013Butte City Territorial Advertising Cover Collection
Lot of sixteen. Four territorials. 1) Unlisted pinwheel c 1870's cancel. CC for CB Houser, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, & Tobacco. 2-4) Territori...
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
Two Different Comet, Jefferson Territorial Postal Cards1014Two Different Comet, Jefferson Territorial Postal Cards
1) Type 1 in Shellen & Dunn. Manuscript. Only one listed. 2) Type 2. Six listed. Very strong strike. Blue-grey. Two great examples! City: Comet...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold for (45.00 + 10.35) x 1 = 55.35
Corvallis, Ravalli Postal Covers1015Corvallis, Ravalli Postal Covers
Both examples in Shellen & Dunn and both nice strikes. City: Corvallis State: Montana Date: 187-, 1886 ID: 36706
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
Corwin Hot Springs Real Photo Postcard (RPC)1016Corwin Hot Springs Real Photo Postcard (RPC)
Stage in front of the Corwin Hot Springs building. Identified by sign on left. Stage says (?) Park Transportation Company. Strong contrast allow these
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
Two Different Colored Crow Agency, Big Horn Territorial Covers1017Two Different Colored Crow Agency, Big Horn Territorial Covers
Type 1. Both pink and black. Both are strong types. Both sent to the same address. City: Crow Agency State: Montana Date: 1885 ID: 36570
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 20.70) x 1 = 110.70
Two Early Second Period Dearborn Territorial Postal Cards1018Two Early Second Period Dearborn Territorial Postal Cards
Both manuscript. One written Dearborn and the other just has a pen cancel. Both are from Wheeler & Brown, addressed to Indian agent JH McKnight ...
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Dillon Advertising Cover Collection1019Dillon Advertising Cover Collection
Many territorial. Deputy & Staudaher butcher pictorial, Montana Mercantile, Dillon Implement, The Melten, LC Fyhrie with letterhead, Western Uni...
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Four Distinctive Dillon, Beaverhead Colored Cancels1020Four Distinctive Dillon, Beaverhead Colored Cancels
Great collection with four different colored cancels!!! City: Dillon State: Montana Date: 1881-83 ID: 37047
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
Two Nice Madison County Territorial Manuscript Covers1021Two Nice Madison County Territorial Manuscript Covers
1) Fish Creek. Four manuscripts in Shellen & Dunn census. 2) Harrison. Three manuscripts in Shellen & Dunn census. City: Fish Creek / Harr...
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (75.00 + 17.25) x 1 = 92.25
Earliest Forsyth, Rosebud Territorial Cover1022Earliest Forsyth, Rosebud Territorial Cover
Manuscript date of March 15, 1885 pre-dates earliest manuscript example in Shellen & Dunn. They only list one manuscript for this town. Post off...
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
Forsyth, Rosbud Territorial Collection1023Forsyth, Rosbud Territorial Collection
Lot of three. 1) Straightline, type 3, circa 1885. 2) Double ring #4. 1886. 3) Double ring, double Circle type 2. 1885. Three interesting cancels from
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
Forsyth, Rosebud Straight Line, Manuscript Cancel1024Forsyth, Rosebud Straight Line, Manuscript Cancel
#3. Four of this type in Shellen & Dunn. Handwritten '7/23.' Cancel is the straight line Forsyth, M. T. City: Forsyth State: Montana ...
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 20.70) x 1 = 110.70
Two Forsyth, Rosebud Territorial Covers: One with Contents1025Two Forsyth, Rosebud Territorial Covers: One with Contents
1) #2 in Shellen & Dunn. At December 30, 1884 this would be the earliest Forsyth cancel. Seems to be a new variety. Star killer. Strike is very ...
Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 11026Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 1
#1 in Shellen & Dunn. First year of operation. FABULOUS STRIKE! City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: 1879 ID: 36571
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 21027Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 2
#2. Very fine strike. City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: 1882 ID: 37141
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 31028Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 3
#3. Three listed in Shellen & Dunn census. Mispelled Fort Assinbone. Nice strike. City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: 1884 ID: 37139
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 41029Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 4
New variety. Similar to #2, but has a star in circle cancel. Wobbly strike. From J. Kline. City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: 1884 ID: 37
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 51030Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 5
Another new variety. This is a double ring with a target killer. Dated January 18, 1887. Cancel is over writing, but very nice. Most unusual and inter
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 61031Fort Assinaboine, Hill Territorial Cover: Number 6
#5. Only one listed in Shellen & Dunn and this is it! Nice strike. City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: 1888 ID: 37136
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
Fort Assinaboine Postal History Collection1032Fort Assinaboine Postal History Collection
Lot of eleven. Two territorial including a c1884 to Robert S. Ford of Sun River. Mostly 1890's. City: Fort Assinaboine State: Montana Date: ...
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
Fort Keough Territorial Cover Trio1033Fort Keough Territorial Cover Trio
1) #2 in Shellen & Dunn. Four listed in their census. Nice strike. 1882. 2-3) #3. Four listed in Shellen & Dunn. 1880 (earliest) and 1883. O...
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
Fort Peck Dam MOB and FPD1034Fort Peck Dam MOB and FPD
Quite a rarity. Purple postmark on a green envelope. cc for the Post Office Department. No stamp - official business. Reduced at right. Opened in 1934
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
Two Fort Shaw, Cascade Territorial Covers with Contents1035Two Fort Shaw, Cascade Territorial Covers with Contents
Both are examples of number 3 cancels. 1) Datelined Missouri River in 1875. Five pages. 2) 1877 letter from the Missouri River by same author. Nice pa
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (130.00 + 29.90) x 1 = 159.90
Nicer Fort Territorial Postal History Collection1036Nicer Fort Territorial Postal History Collection
Eight total. Three with unread letters. Two Fort Benton: octagonal and double ring double circle. One Fort Logan octagonal. One Fort Keough double rin
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
Montana Fort Collection: Remainder Lots1037Montana Fort Collection: Remainder Lots
Lot of 33. 1) Ten Fort Custer. Six territorial. Earliest is 1884. One 1885 with contents. 2) Five Fort McGinnis. Three territorial. Earliest is 1885.
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
Gallatin Manuscript to Rare Shed's Bridge1038Gallatin Manuscript to Rare Shed's Bridge
Early Gallatin (earliest in Shellen & Dunn was 1879). But the treasure of this territorial cover is where it is addressed to. Addressed to Paul ...
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
Rare Gardiner, Park Territorial Cover with Letterhead Content1039Rare Gardiner, Park Territorial Cover with Letterhead Content
This is a great piece. Nice Gardiner strike. None are listed in Shellen & Dunn. Corner advertising for the City Restaurant, George Welcome propr...
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold for (170.00 + 39.10) x 1 = 209.10
Early Second Period Grant, Beaverhead Cover with Contents1040Early Second Period Grant, Beaverhead Cover with Contents
Manuscript cancel. From Mrs. E. Ames. City: Grant State: Montana Date: 1901 ID: 37048
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
Railroad Covers with Havre1041Railroad Covers with Havre
R-3: Havre & Anaconda. R-2's include Havre & Spokane and Havre & Butte. Also St. Paul & Havre. One R-3, sixteen R-2's, and f...
Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
Rare Hecla, Beaverhead Territorial Cover1042Rare Hecla, Beaverhead Territorial Cover
Upper 2/3's of cancel is very strong. Target killer. Only a total of two Hecla cancels listed in Shellen & Dunn. November 1, 1886. Date conf...
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
Helena (Lewis and Clark) Town Collection1043Helena (Lewis and Clark) Town Collection
14 total. 5 territorial. All somehow different. Includes 1860's Montano and Mont'o versions of misspelling. One has a First National Bank of...
Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
Helena Herald Territorial Cover1044Helena Herald Territorial Cover
Nice presentation. Repaired at back. Type 7 cover. City: Helena State: Montana Date: c1879 ID: 36801
Estimates : 50.00 - 77.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
Helena Wells Fargo Cover with a Boyd's Dispatch Stamp1045Helena Wells Fargo Cover with a Boyd's Dispatch Stamp
Nice piece. Traditional Wells Fargo round cancel. Boyd's Dispatch would deliver the letter to Eagleton at 279 Fourth Avenue in New York City. Al...
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (150.00 + 34.50) x 1 = 184.50
Helena, Lewis & Clark 1873 Cancel with Letter1046Helena, Lewis & Clark 1873 Cancel with Letter
Very nice Helena postal history. Strike is light, but very readable. Letter says, "Times are now quiet in this country then they have been for ...
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
Helena, Lewis and Clark #1 on Fancy Cover1047Helena, Lewis and Clark #1 on Fancy Cover
Number 1 cancel in Shellen & Dunn. Manuscript date Dec. 5. Fancy cover to Mary A Larabie of Omro, Wisconsin. You have to see the photograph to a...
Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montano Cover Collection1048Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montano Cover Collection
Five different cancels: pinwheel, target, two different 'X' and cork. City: Helena State: Montana Date: 1860's ID: 37063
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
Interesting Helena, Montano cover1049Interesting Helena, Montano cover
Large '3' stamped on envelope. Additional postage? Misspelled 'Montana.' Date identified in pencil on back of envelope. City: Helen...
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00