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Poplar Creek Agency, Roosevelt Territorial Cancel1100 - Poplar Creek Agency, Roosevelt Territorial Cancel
Holabird Western Americana Collections
April 23, 1885, type 2 cancel. Three of this type of early cancel listed in Shellen & Dunn (7 total). Light, but very good strike. City: Popla...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Puller Springs, Madison Territorial Cover1101 - Puller Springs, Madison Territorial Cover
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Octagon cancel with Maltese cross killer. Smudged, but strong. Post office open from 1879 to 1906. Only one manuscript territorial for this city liste
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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New Radersburg, Broadwater Territorial Cancel1102 - New Radersburg, Broadwater Territorial Cancel
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Seems to be a unique variety. The cork killer helps to confirm this. Corner advertising cover stamp of Frank Wells, General Merchandise, Radersburg, M
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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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Radersburg, Broadwater Territorial Postal Card Collection1103 - Radersburg, Broadwater Territorial Postal Card Collection
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1) Very early 1876 type 1. 2-3) Type 3 octagons. One black and one purple. All are very strong strikes. City: Radersburg State: Montana Date: 1876
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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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Hard-to-Find Rancher, Treasure Cover1104 - Hard-to-Find Rancher, Treasure Cover
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Sent to Holland. Nice strike. City: Rancher State: Montana Date: 1902 ID: 37056
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********e.. for (55.00 + 12.65) x 1 = 67.65
 
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Green Large Oval Red Bluff, Madison1105 - Green Large Oval Red Bluff, Madison
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Signed by A. H. Peck, postmaster. City: Red Bluff State: Montana Date: 1891 ID: 36760
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to J***M for (10.00 + 2.30) x 1 = 12.30
 
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Red Bluff, Madison Territorial Collection1106 - Red Bluff, Madison Territorial Collection
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Lot of five, all different. Every example in Shellen & Dunn (includes manuscript and postmaster cancel) and a statehood large oval on Peck corne...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Red Lodge, Carbon Territorial Postal Card1107 - Red Lodge, Carbon Territorial Postal Card
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Type 2. Six total listed in the Shellen & Dunn census. Light strike. From J. H. Conrad & Co., Bankers. City: Red Lodge State: Montana Da...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********e.. for (10.00 + 2.30) x 1 = 12.30
 
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Two Red Lodge, Carbon Territorial Postal Cards1108 - Two Red Lodge, Carbon Territorial Postal Cards
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1) Type 2. 2) Also a Type 2? One had the year on top of the date and the other has the date on top of the year. Nice strikes! Both from J. H. Conrad...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*********3 for (80.00 + 18.40) x 1 = 98.40
 
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Salisbury, Madison Territorial Postal Card1109 - Salisbury, Madison Territorial Postal Card
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Light strike. Blue double circle, February 15, 1882. From Amos Pordern(?). Six total in Shellen & Dunn. City: Salisbury State: Montana Date: ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*****6 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Short-lived Salsbury, Madison Territorial Cover1110 - Short-lived Salsbury, Madison Territorial Cover
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Post office opened from 1875 to 1883. This is the pictorial example used in Shellen & Dunn. Only five total in Shellen & Dunn census. City:...
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Sold to p*********3 for (85.00 + 19.55) x 1 = 104.55
 
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Very Early Shambow, Madison Cancel1111 - Very Early Shambow, Madison Cancel
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This post office was only open from June 19, 1889 to October 12, 1892. None are listed in Shellen & Dunn. Although the cancel is used as the kil...
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Sold to p*********3 for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Sheridan Full Color Territorial Cover with Letter1112 - Sheridan Full Color Territorial Cover with Letter
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Beautiful green cover with "Return to" corner cover. Includes letter from James Hartman. Very light octagonal cancel. Trimmed at right. C...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (25.00 + 5.75) x 1 = 30.75
 
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Sheridan Territorial Postal Cover Collection1113 - Sheridan Territorial Postal Cover Collection
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Lot of seven. Two #3 octagons: 1877 and 1878. Perhaps two earliest Sheridan stamped cancels. 1880 Octagon on corner cover for Hyndman & Jobb, (?...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Sheridan Territorial Corner Advertising Collection1114 - Sheridan Territorial Corner Advertising Collection
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Lot of eight. 1) Pictorial Elling & Hyndman. This is a striking piece. Also R. F. Bateman general merchandise, Galbrait & Burleigh attorneys...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to G**********r for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Three Strong Sheridan Territorial Postal Cards1115 - Three Strong Sheridan Territorial Postal Cards
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1) Type 7. To General Land Agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Form Timothy Riordan. 2) Type 8. From Baker & Gilberton. 3) Hand killed, but ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********e.. for (15.00 + 3.45) x 1 = 18.45
 
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Sifton, Judith Basin Territorial Cancel1116 - Sifton, Judith Basin Territorial Cancel
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Post office was open from 1888 to 1890. Strong 1889 strike with the year upside down. There were no reported Sifton cancels in Shellen & Dunn. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to h*******c for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Very Early, Unique Silver Star, Ravalli Territorial Manuscript Cancel1117 - Very Early, Unique Silver Star, Ravalli Territorial Manuscript Cancel
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Post office opened in 1869. The date is difficult to tell (1870 or 1876), but by 1870 Silver Star was using a stamp. The earliest date in Shellen &a...
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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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Skalkaho, Deer Lodge Territorial Cover Collection1118 - Skalkaho, Deer Lodge Territorial Cover Collection
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Lot of two. 1) 1882 manuscript cancel. Eighteen listed in Shellen & Dunn. 2) #2 cancel with target killer. Two in Shellen & Dunn census. Sto...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Traditional South Butte, Silver Bow Territorial Cover1119 - Traditional South Butte, Silver Bow Territorial Cover
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Traditional 1889, Type 3 cancel. Shellen & Dunn list 2. They list a total of 6 total. Nice strike! City: South Butte State: Montana Date: 188...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b********c.. for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Unusual South Butte Territorial Cover1120 - Unusual South Butte Territorial Cover
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This is unusual in two ways. The cancel for South Butte is a received cancel and is an unlisted type in Shellen & Dunn. The killer is a negative...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to J***M for (10.00 + 2.30) x 1 = 12.30
 
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Stanford, Judith Basin Territorial Postal Cards1121 - Stanford, Judith Basin Territorial Postal Cards
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Lot of two. 1) 1885 #2. One listed in Shellen & Dunn. Weak strike. 2) 1889 #3. "Please turn my money for Wittness Fun to F. E. Wright for m...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Sterling, Madison Manuscript Territorial Cover1122 - Sterling, Madison Manuscript Territorial Cover
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Post office only open from 1867 to 1883. City: Stering State: Montana Date: c1877 ID: 36567
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to R*****6 for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Stillwater Octagonal Indian Agent Territorial Cover1123 - Stillwater Octagonal Indian Agent Territorial Cover
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Early (post office opened in 1877 and closed in 1893) cancel. Purple octagon. Strong strike. Great corner advertising for A. R. Keller, United States
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****6 for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Three Great Territorial Examples from Stillwater1124 - Three Great Territorial Examples from Stillwater
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1) Type one manuscript. Large corner cover for A. R. Keller, U. S. Indian Agent, Crow Agency, Mont. 2) Type 2 magenta octagon. 1881. 3) Type 3. c 1887
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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Rare Storrs, Gallatin with Advertising Cover1125 - Rare Storrs, Gallatin with Advertising Cover
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Post office open from 1904 to 1908. Very nice strike. Has a Washoe Copper Company corner advertisement. And if that weren't enough, back is stam...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Stuart, Deer Lodge Territorial Cover1126 - Stuart, Deer Lodge Territorial Cover
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#1 in Shellen & Dunn. Three in census (five total). City: Stuart State: Montana Date: 1885 ID: 36718
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*********3 for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Very Nice Stuart, Deer Lodge Double Ring Cancel1127 - Very Nice Stuart, Deer Lodge Double Ring Cancel
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On a General Land Agent, Northern Pacific Railroad postal card. For Johnathon W Hammer and Evan Evans. Post office was open from 1882 to 1916. Three d
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to r********e.. for (65.00 + 14.95) x 1 = 79.95
 
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Sun River Territorial Collection1128 - Sun River Territorial Collection
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Lot of five. 1) #3 in Shellen & Dunn. Three listed in their census. Contains a letter identifying the date as April 1, 1877. This is the earlies...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******c for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Sun River, Cascade Territorial Collection1129 - Sun River, Cascade Territorial Collection
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Lot of four. 1) Type #4. Black. Star in Circle. 2) #4, Purple. 3) #7. Maltese Cross. 4) #10 Target. All are postal cards. City: Sun River State: Mon
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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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Sunset, Missoula Territorial Postal Card1130 - Sunset, Missoula Territorial Postal Card
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Manuscript. Datelined on back 'Clearwater.' From Henry Blanchard, "...the Big Black Foot River has been so high that we could not safel...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******c for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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Four Territorial Terminus Postal Cards1131 - Four Territorial Terminus Postal Cards
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Two 1880 blue and one 1881 magenta double ring, target cancel. Nice strikes. One 1883 Northern Pacific Railroad identified by note on back. "We...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Terminus, Beaverhead Territorial Corner Advertising Collection1132 - Terminus, Beaverhead Territorial Corner Advertising Collection
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Lot of three. Advertising covers include B. F. White, Forwarding & Commission merchant, Terminus U. & N. R, W'y. The Utah & Northern...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Terry, Prairie Territorial Cover1133 - Terry, Prairie Territorial Cover
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Four total listed in Shellen & Dunn. With a date of July 15, 1884 this is the earliest! Nice, clean strike. Note on back says Frank is working 6...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to G**********r for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Thompson, Sanders Territorial Advertising Collection1134 - Thompson, Sanders Territorial Advertising Collection
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Lot of three. 1) Allen's Hotel in Thompson Falls. Weak strike. 2-3) Montana Fire & Pottery Clay Company. One cover has damage. City: Thomp...
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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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Three Forks, Gallatin Territorial Collection1135 - Three Forks, Gallatin Territorial Collection
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Lot of three. 1) #1 in Shellen & Dunn. manuscript. Four in census. 2) #2 in Shellen & Dunn. Five in census. Double Circle. Corner advertisin...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Toston, Broadwater Territorial Cover and Letter1136 - Toston, Broadwater Territorial Cover and Letter
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Letter is about what is going on and datelined Cottonwood. Names names! Ten total listed in Shellen & Dunn. City: Toston State: Montana Date:...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l*******c for (45.00 + 10.35) x 1 = 55.35
 
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Full Page Advertisement from Townsend, Broadwater1137 - Full Page Advertisement from Townsend, Broadwater
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Full page ad for the Clarence Hotel on the corner of Yates & Douglas. Hotel is actually in Victoria. Very weak Townsend cancel. Date can not be ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to J***M for (10.00 + 2.30) x 1 = 12.30
 
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Trout Creek, Fergus Territorial Cover1138 - Trout Creek, Fergus Territorial Cover
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Only one Trout Creek reported in Shellen & Dunn. Fancy cover addressed to Dr. Blake of Helena. City: Trout Creek State: Montana Date: ID: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******c for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Twin Bridges Territorial Lot with Two New Varieties1139 - Twin Bridges Territorial Lot with Two New Varieties
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One Type 2, 3, 4, and 5. One has a Merk & Eckstorm cc. One is used as a received on a registered letter with an additional 10c stamp. Final is a...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 450.00
Sold to p*********3 for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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Ubet, Wheatland Territorial Covers1140 - Ubet, Wheatland Territorial Covers
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Lot of three: 1885 target, 1886 cork, and 1887 (?). Eight total in Shellen & Dunn census. City: Ubet State: Montana Date: 1885-87 ID: 36727
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T********k for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Ulida, Cascade Double Ring, Double Circle Territorial Cancel1141 - Ulida, Cascade Double Ring, Double Circle Territorial Cancel
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This is the example used in Shellen & Dunn and is the earliest non-manuscript. Very strong strike. From Robert Colwin. City: Ulida State: Mon...
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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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Ulida, Cascade Octagon Territorial Cancels1142 - Ulida, Cascade Octagon Territorial Cancels
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Lot of two. One black and one magenta. Both blurry. Maltese cross killers. City: Ulida State: Montana Date: 1883 ID: 36816
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*******c for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Ulida, Cascade Territorial Cancel1143 - Ulida, Cascade Territorial Cancel
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Post office opened from 1880 to 1885. Magenta octagon ridged cancel. Nice strike. Stamp has been removed. Corner cover of George Steell, General Merch
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*******c for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Short-lived 1920's Post Office - Underdahl, Cascade1144 - Short-lived 1920's Post Office - Underdahl, Cascade
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Post office oped from 1921-1928. City: Underdahl State: Montana Date: 1923 ID: 36825
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r********e.. for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Utica, Judith Basin Pair1145 - Utica, Judith Basin Pair
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Both are type 3. City: Utica State: Montana Date: c1886 ID: 36728
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to f********f.. for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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Only Listed Utica Manuscript Cancel1146 - Only Listed Utica Manuscript Cancel
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This is the example used in Shellen & Dunn and the only manuscript listed. Earliest reported Utica cancel. There is also a light Fort Benton can...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to f********f.. for (120.00 + 27.60) x 1 = 147.60
 
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Five Intriguing Letters to S. R. Buford1147 - Five Intriguing Letters to S. R. Buford
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Lot of five. 1-2) Two letters from JF Gilchrist of Valley Garden. In one he is defending the local sheep herders from "gossip" and in the ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********f.. for (60.00 + 13.80) x 1 = 73.80
 
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14 Territorial Virginia City Covers1148 - 14 Territorial Virginia City Covers
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Each of the 14 cancels is different in some way. 1876 to 1886. One unusual postal card with slash killer, but no cancel. Back identifies it as Virgini
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Estimates : 280.00 - 650.00
Sold to f********f.. for (100.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 123.00
 
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Corner Advertising Territorial Covers for Virginia City, Madison County1149 - Corner Advertising Territorial Covers for Virginia City, Madison County
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Advertisements from Elling, Buford and the Reverend E. G. Prout. City: Virginia City State: Montana Date: 1885-1888 ID: 36742
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f********f.. for (20.00 + 4.60) x 1 = 24.60
 
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