|Stamps - Postal History - Pre 1900|
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions / The Westpex Sale - 25/04/2019 / State Postmarks - Alaska to Kansas / Lot 961
Valmont, April 2nd, circa 1866 manuscript postmark and matching ms. strokes cancel 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Mount Holly N.J., F.-V.F., ex-Bauer . Estimate $400 - 600. THE ONLY RECORDED TERRITORIAL USAGE OF A MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK FROM VALMONT. Valmont was a small station along the Denver Road rail line east of Boulder. The post office was opened September 15, 1865 and continued service until 1901. A manuscript postmark was in use again on August 11, 1882.