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Railroad Covers with Helena1050 - Railroad Covers with Helena
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Total of ten. Three R-3's include Helena & Spok and St. Paul & Helena. City: Helena State: Montana Date: 1900s-1930s ID: 36554
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to J***M for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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Two Interesting Helena Territorial Covers1051 - Two Interesting Helena Territorial Covers
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1) November 7, 1865 cancel cut off at top. One of earliest known Helena cancels - the earliest is November 4. Handwritten day and month. 2) 1885 cover
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
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Very Early Helena, Lewis & Clark Territorial Cover with Letter1052 - Very Early Helena, Lewis & Clark Territorial Cover with Letter
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Mailed within first year of post office operation. Straightline 'Feb 8' month and day within inner circle. Long letter. "...make a fort...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t****y for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Very Interesting Helena, Montano Territorial Corner Cover from US Marshall Neil Howie1053 - Very Interesting Helena, Montano Territorial Corner Cover from US Marshall Neil Howie
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This cover has a lot going to it. From the US Marshall. Documenting bankruptcy notice for Parsons(?). Originally sent to Jefferson Bridge (post office
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to t****y for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Remainder of the Helena, Lewis and Clark Territorial Covers1054 - Remainder of the Helena, Lewis and Clark Territorial Covers
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Lot of twenty-one. All have notes on back. About half are hand written with information. One is from the Territorial Auditor announcing that he will s
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Estimates : 210.00 - 400.00
Sold to d******c for (50.00 + 11.50) x 1 = 61.50
 
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Helmville, Powell, Manuscript Territorial Cover1055 - Helmville, Powell, Manuscript Territorial Cover
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October 15, 1879. Reduced at right. Only seven total in Shellen & Dunn census. City: Helmville State: Montana Date: 1879 ID: 36759
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********3 for (40.00 + 9.20) x 1 = 49.20
 
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Home Park Territorial Manuscript Cover1056 - Home Park Territorial Manuscript Cover
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Only one Home Park listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is earlier. City: Home Park State: Montana Date: 1889 ID: 37133
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Home Park, Madison Territorial Manuscript Cover1057 - Home Park, Madison Territorial Manuscript Cover
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Only one total listed in Shellen & Dunn. City: Home Park State: Montana Date: 1889 ID: 37209
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Rare Home Park Territorial Cover1058 - Rare Home Park Territorial Cover
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Manuscript 9/4/89 cancel. Only one total in Shellen & Dunn census. City: Home Park State: Montana Date: 1889 ID: 36771
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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Rare Howard, Rosebud Territorial Cover1059 - Rare Howard, Rosebud Territorial Cover
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Only one listed in the Shellen & Dunn census. This is a December 20, 1885 double circle, double ring with a Maltese cross killer. On a postal ca...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*********3 for (140.00 + 32.20) x 1 = 172.20
 
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Hunters Hot Springs, Park Territorial Cover1060 - Hunters Hot Springs, Park Territorial Cover
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Type 2 (two listed in Shellen & Dunn / three total in Shellen & Dunn). Nice strong octagon. To Mrs. J. M. McKay of Fort Ellis. Fort Ellis ha...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Hunters Hot Springs, Park Territorial Postal Card1061 - Hunters Hot Springs, Park Territorial Postal Card
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#2 Octagon with bar grid killer to Canada. Only two recorded examples in Shellen & Dunn of this type. Only three total listed in Shellen & D...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (35.00 + 8.05) x 1 = 43.05
 
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Very Early Java, Richland Cover1062 - Very Early Java, Richland Cover
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Post office was only open for 3 months when this cover was sent. Post office open from 1907 to 1913. From Mrs. Gary S. Berry. Nice strike with a four
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Jefferson Island Territorial Cover1063 - Jefferson Island Territorial Cover
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1885 with a target killer. This is a new type! Three total in Shellen & Dunn census. To Bufort of Pony, M. T. City: Jefferson Island State: Mo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Junction, Yellowstone Territorial Postal Card1064 - Junction, Yellowstone Territorial Postal Card
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#2 in Shellen & Dunn. Four in census (9 total). Light strike. To TC Powers of Fort Benton. Fort Benton cancel on back. From Paul McCormick &...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Rare Kenneth, Valley Cover1065 - Rare Kenneth, Valley Cover
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Post office opened on September 21, 1902 and closed on February 3, 1904 when mail was sent to Bainville according to the United States Post Office rec
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Kibbey, Judith Basin Postal Card1066 - Kibbey, Judith Basin Postal Card
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Four total listed in Shellen & Dunn. To TC Powers of Fort Benton. Fort Benton cancel on back. From Henry Johnstone. Overinked. City: Kibbey S...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Very Early Kipp, Glacier Cover1067 - Very Early Kipp, Glacier Cover
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Post office open from 1892 to 1905. From H. J. Johnson. Has prestamped 1892 Columbus Exposition two cent. City: Kipp State: Montana Date: 1893 ID
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********3 for (45.00 + 10.35) x 1 = 55.35
 
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Laurin, Madison Pair of cc Covers1068 - Laurin, Madison Pair of cc Covers
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1) cc from J. B. Laurin. This settlement was first called Cicero, but later renamed for the Frenchman. Laurin is pronounced locally as "La-ray....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Nice Lewis, Madison Magenta Cancel1069 - Nice Lewis, Madison Magenta Cancel
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Strong strike with magenta star killer. From P. D. Haymend requesting nails be sent by return coach. City: Lewis State: Montana Date: 1880 ID: 367
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (110.00 + 25.30) x 1 = 135.30
 
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Lewistown, Fergus Territorial Covers1070 - Lewistown, Fergus Territorial Covers
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1) Possible new variety addressed to Joseph Sullivan of Fort Benton. 2) 1888 from J. O. Ming to Katherine L Ming. 3) Strong 1891 cover from L. A. Lapa
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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Lewistown World War II Refugee (?) Censored Covers1071 - Lewistown World War II Refugee (?) Censored Covers
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All addressed to Radley Searle. From different locations in England. All were opened and examined. By the North Atlantic Air Route or the North Atlant
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to i*********1 for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Lewistown, Fergus Postal History Collection1072 - Lewistown, Fergus Postal History Collection
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Twelve total. Four territorial. Includes Judith Basin Bank corner cover. The most interesting piece might be the 1888 registered letter marked #24. C
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Seventeen Lewistown Advertising Covers1073 - Seventeen Lewistown Advertising Covers
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Includes pictorial Fergus House, Neill Land and Townsite Company and Fergus County Argus. Also: George Stafford saddles and harness, Montana Elevator,
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 1**9 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lincoln, Lewis & Clark Rare Territorial Cancel1074 - Lincoln, Lewis & Clark Rare Territorial Cancel
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Earliest Lincoln according to Shellen & Dunn. Only two listed in their census. Datelined, Lincoln Gulch, M. T. Cancel is very uneven, but defini...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Fabulous Livingston, Park Advertising Cover Collection1075 - Fabulous Livingston, Park Advertising Cover Collection
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Lot of ten: pictorial Montanapolis Springs, Triangle Seven Ranch, very large dog pictorial Garneir Cigar Company, Savage & Day attorneys, Yellow...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to J***M for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Great Livingston Territorial Cover1076 - Great Livingston Territorial Cover
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#1 Double Circle. Great strike! Very early! City: Livingston State: Montana Date: 1883 ID: 36776
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Livingston, Park Territorial Cover and Letter1077 - Livingston, Park Territorial Cover and Letter
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#2 in Shellen & Dunn (four of this type in census). City: Livingston State: Montana Date: 1884 ID: 36750
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Two Territorial Livingston, Park Advertising Covers1078 - Two Territorial Livingston, Park Advertising Covers
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1) Type 2 in Shellen & Dunn. The Livingston Hotel, JP Nolan, proprietor. 2) Type 2 also. Curran & Lenihan, grocers. Nice pairing. City: Liv...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to G**********r for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Lyon, Madison Territorial Cover - New Type1079 - Lyon, Madison Territorial Cover - New Type
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This is a new type. Very much like #1, but year says '18.' Only two total listed in Shellen & Dunn. Post office opened in 1887. Ennis an...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Marysville, Lewis & Clark Territorial Covers1080 - Marysville, Lewis & Clark Territorial Covers
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Two great Type 3 cancels. Wonderful strikes. 1) 1886 ovate grid. 2) 1888 with cancel as killer. City: Marysville State: Montana Date: 1886, 1888
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Meadow Creek, Madison Territorial Cancel1081 - Meadow Creek, Madison Territorial Cancel
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Strong postmaster strike: George B. Bess. From George B. Gordon. City: Meadow Creek State: Montana Date: 1886 ID: 36813
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Meadow Creek, Madison Territorial Collection1082 - Meadow Creek, Madison Territorial Collection
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Lot of five. #1 manuscript. c1879. 2) #2 magenta double ring cancel. 1882. 3-4) Two #3 double circle postmaster cancels. One purple (1888) and one bla
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Railroad Covers with Miles City1083 - Railroad Covers with Miles City
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R-3's are Miles City & Spok WD and Miles City & Spok ED. R-2's include James & Miles City, Aberdeen & Miles City, and Miles ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to b********c.. for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Missoula Territorial Advertising Covers1084 - Missoula Territorial Advertising Covers
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Nice lot of five. 1) c1880 Wallula Hotel, HA Libby lessee. 2) Nelson Bennett & Company, Railroad Contractor.1888. 3) Missoula Foundry and Machin...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Missoula Territorial Cover Collection1085 - Missoula Territorial Cover Collection
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Ten total. All different shapes, sizes, and colors. See photos. City: Missoula State: Montana Date: c1880's ID: 37014
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Railroad Covers with Missoula1086 - Railroad Covers with Missoula
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R-4's include Missoula & Ellen and Missoula & Grant. R-3's include Missoula & Darby & Missoula & Hamil. R-2's includ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Neihart, Cascade Territorial Advertising Cover1087 - Neihart, Cascade Territorial Advertising Cover
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This cover has a lot going for it. Only 5 Neihart cancels are listed in Shellen & Dunn. This is a strong strike with the very top struck lightly...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to i*********1 for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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1866 Nevada City Straight Line Cancel1088 - 1866 Nevada City Straight Line Cancel
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Manuscript date and target killer. The 'NEVADA' is pinched off at the beginning. September 17, 1866. City: Nevada City State: Montana Da...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p*********3 for (200.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Light Nevada City Straight Line Cancel1089 - Light Nevada City Straight Line Cancel
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Very light, but easily readable. Manuscript date. Target killer. City: Nevada City State: Montana Date: c1867 ID: 36803
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Nevada City, Madison CDS c18691090 - Nevada City, Madison CDS c1869
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Weak strike on this target cancel, but unmistakably Nevada City. Only two of this type listed in Shellen & Dunn. City: Nevada City State: Mont...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Nevada City, Madison Straight Line with Hand-written Date1091 - Nevada City, Madison Straight Line with Hand-written Date
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This is the actual example used in Shellen & Dunn. Target killer. Post office was only open from 1865 to 1875. City: Nevada City State: Montan...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (600.00 + 138.00) x 1 = 738.00
 
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Noxon Mills, Sanders Territorial Advertising Cover1092 - Noxon Mills, Sanders Territorial Advertising Cover
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Noxon opened as a post office in 1888. Shellen & Dunn report no territorial covers. This is a fabulous cover. On a yellow envelope with a very s...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Three Ophir, Montana Covers with Mining Content1093 - Three Ophir, Montana Covers with Mining Content
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Letters are from J. W. Allen and addressed to W. A. Mitchell, secretary of the Ophir Gold & Copper Mining Company. "Miller has worked some ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Philbrook, Judith Basin Territorial Postal Cards1094 - Philbrook, Judith Basin Territorial Postal Cards
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1) Type 2. Five in Shellen & Dunn census (six total). 2) 1890 datelines Philbrook, Fergus County, M. T. New territorial usage. City: Philbrook ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Philipsburg, Granite Postal History Collection1095 - Philipsburg, Granite Postal History Collection
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Total of nine. Five territorial. City: Philipsburg State: Montana Date: 1875-1933 ID: 37026
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Piegan, Glacier Territorial Cover with Indian Agency Letter1096 - Piegan, Glacier Territorial Cover with Indian Agency Letter
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Letter is on a letterhead from the "United States Indian Service, Blackfeet Agency." Stamp covers the advertising cover for the same agen...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t****y for (160.00 + 36.80) x 1 = 196.80
 
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Complete Pony, Madison Suite of Covers1097 - Complete Pony, Madison Suite of Covers
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Examples of all five types of cancels listed in Shellen & Dunn. Cancels range from excellent to good. City: Pony State: Montana Date: 1881-18...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Great Example of a Pony, Madison Postmaster, Corner Advertising, Territorial Cover1098 - Great Example of a Pony, Madison Postmaster, Corner Advertising, Territorial Cover
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This is similar to #4 in Shellen & Dunn, but the month and day are hand written within the double ring, double circle cancel. Has a negative sta...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 175.00
Sold to G**********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Early Statehood, Poplar Creek Agency Show Piece1099 - Early Statehood, Poplar Creek Agency Show Piece
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Roosevelt County. Post office opened in 1880. This incredibly strong purple double ring is not listed in Shellen & Dunn, so this is a very early...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********e.. for (375.00 + 86.25) x 1 = 461.25
 
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