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    Total Wreck, Arizona: Rare Postal Cancellation. Bill in Registered Package, 5" x 3," includes a rare Total Wreck postmark, dated November 6, 1883. This postmark is one of seven known to exist. Now a ghost town, Total Wreck was a mining town established in Pima County, Arizona Territory, in 1879 by John L. Dillon, the discoverer of the mine. Dillon supposedly named the mine Total Wreck because he thought the mineral formation on the claim looked like a "total wreck." A post office was founded on August 12, 1881 and its first postmaster was Nathan R. Vail. The Bill in Registered Package is mounted on blue cardboard, but otherwise it is in good condition and the postmark is legible.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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