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NV - Gold Hill,Storey County - 1865 - Early Gold

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NV - Gold Hill,Storey County - 1865 - Early Gold

Lot 1192 Details

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A cover with a red, A 25, three-cent cancelled postal stamp from Gold Hill.  The stamp is partially tied.  There was also 6 cents of postage due on this letter.  The accompanying letter is from John McKay (her affectionate brother) to his sister Mary in Wisconsin.  McKay was telling his sister how his "blood boiled" when he "thought of how horrible" prisoners were treated.  Apparently, his brother was a prisoner of war in the Civil War.  He continued to write "If I ever see him again I shall look on him as one raised from the dead." He was uncertain about staying in the west.  He could not make up his mind.  He wanted to settle down and get married but the problem was, as he explained it, there was only one girl in Gold Hill he could even consider marrying but she was a Roman Catholic, which also seemed to be a barrier to marriage. He was doing well enough at mining and had some property in California as well.  A highly interesting look at a miner's life during the time of the Civil War.  Good condition.
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NV - Gold Hill,Storey County - 1865 - Early Gold

Estimate $150 - $250
Jun 29, 2011
Starting Price $75
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Holabird-Kagin Americana

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1192: NV - Gold Hill,Storey County - 1865 - Early Gold

Sold for $225
17 Bids
Est. $150 - $250Starting Price $75
Mining, Minerals & Mayhem Auction ~ Session B
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 17.5%

Lot 1192 Details

Description
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A cover with a red, A 25, three-cent cancelled postal stamp from Gold Hill.  The stamp is partially tied.  There was also 6 cents of postage due on this letter.  The accompanying letter is from John McKay (her affectionate brother) to his sister Mary in Wisconsin.  McKay was telling his sister how his "blood boiled" when he "thought of how horrible" prisoners were treated.  Apparently, his brother was a prisoner of war in the Civil War.  He continued to write "If I ever see him again I shall look on him as one raised from the dead." He was uncertain about staying in the west.  He could not make up his mind.  He wanted to settle down and get married but the problem was, as he explained it, there was only one girl in Gold Hill he could even consider marrying but she was a Roman Catholic, which also seemed to be a barrier to marriage. He was doing well enough at mining and had some property in California as well.  A highly interesting look at a miner's life during the time of the Civil War.  Good condition.

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