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United States Postal History continued...

Western Express Covers - Adams to Reynolds continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1221       imageGregory's Express "Not Paid". Straightline handstamp on blue cover addressed to J.W. Gregory, Express Office at San Francisco, Cal.; toned upper right corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1222       imageGregory's Express "Pocket Letter Book". Unused 1851 gold on black glazed letter book, Thompson & Hitchcock imprint, with original buff envelope, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1223       imageGregory's Express, Sacramento. Bold strike of blue oval handstamp and matching "Paid" oval handstamp on orange cover to San Francisco, Cal.; trivial edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1224       imageFrom Gregory's Express., San Francisco. Nicely struck blue three-line handstamp and matching "Not Paid" oval handstamp on Mar. 8th 1852 folded letter from San Francisco to Sacramento, Cal.; couple vertical file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1225       imageNorthern Pacific Express Co. Dark blue frank on 2¢ brown entire addressed to Juneau, Alaska, purple "Northern Pacific Express Co., San Francisco, Cal., Jun 3, 1887" oval date stamp, Very Fine, a rare usage to Alaska.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1226       imagePacific Express Co., San Francisco. Two different blue circular date stamp postmarks (PAC-100 & PAC-101) canceling on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entires to Sacramento City, early usages prior to the horse & rider franks; some minor edge wear on former, still Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1227       imagePacific Express Co., San Francisco. Blue circular date stamp and black oval (PAC-101 & PAC-108) on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Iowa Hill, Cal., with additional "Paid" in oval handstamp used as frank; small edge flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1228       imageReynolds & Co.'s Express, Forwarded. Clear oval handstamp showing "Fodwarded" mis-spelling, on incoming cover to San Francisco, manuscript "Mirickville, Mass., Oct 26" (Myrickville) origin postmark and matching "40" rate, manuscript "2" dollar express fee in pencil for forwarding to miner beyond San Francisco; some light edge wear, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce early usage, handstamp variety unlisted by Thomas.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1229       imageReynolds, Todd & Co.'s Express, Forwarded By. Blue oval handstamp on two covers; San Francisco handstamp (RTO-102) with matching "Not Paid" in oval to Tuttletown, and Stockton handstamp (RTO-101) with small "Paid" handstamp to Columbia, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Express Covers - Wells Fargo & Company
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1230       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Colton, Cal., January 23, 1894. Purple oval date stamp (type 16-02) on 1887, 2¢ green entire to Los Angeles, printed frank (WFE-060) at top, Wells, Fargo & Co. receiving cds on reverse; reduced at left, F.-V.F., extremely rare and believed to be unique.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Colton was a small railroad station located south of the town of San Bernardino on the Union Pacific Railroad line. Two different types of hands stamps are known from this location. Both are unlisted in Leutzinger and both are considered unique.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1231       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Coronado, Cal. Purple oval express handstamp with "G.W. McKenzie" agent marking on 1887, 2¢ green entire from Mokelumne Hill to San Diego Cal., purple "F.E. Blaisdell, M.D., Mokelumne Hill" return address handstamp, printed black Wells Fargo paid frank, reverse with "Charges Accounted For In" handstamp; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1232       imageWells Fargo & Co., Gilroy, Cal., May 23, 1890. Perfect bold strike of purple oval date stamp (Leutzinger type 10-1) on 1887 2¢ green entire to San Francisco, Cal., black Haller type J printed frank, Extremely Fine, illustrated in Leutzinger (pg. 238).
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1233       imageWells Fargo & Co., Gold Hill. Two different oval date stamp on 1864, 3¢ pink entires; one in blue with "N.T." and in red with "Nev." state designation, latter with black company frank and minor wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1234       imageWells Fargo & Co., Greenwood, Express. Red oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 1-24) on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, black company frank at top, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1235       imageWells Fargo & Co., Hanford, Cal. Dark purple oval handstamp cancels 2¢ green on amber entire to San Francisco Cal., red "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal., Aug 16, 1890" oval arrival datestamp, Very Fine and scarce, only a few examples known from Hanford.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1236       imageWells, Fargo & Co. Incoming From San Francisco, 1850-80's. Group of six entires; including one double U.S. 1864, 3¢ pink entire paste-up usage to the "Cottonwood & Richfield Wagon Road" in Cariboo, three advertising usages including shaded ad, printed (Castle Grocers) and handstamp, two with "Collect" handstamps; some edge wear on shaded ad, generally Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1237       imageWells Fargo & Co., Marysville. Full blue oval "Express" handstamp on fresh buff cover to San Francisco, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful early express handstamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1238       imageWells Fargo & Co., Oceanside, Cal. Purple oval handstamp cancels 2¢ green entire to San Diego Cal., printed black Wells Fargo paid frank; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, this handstamp is believed to be one of two known, Oceanside was a small ocean side railroad station which is located just south of Camp Pendleton.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1239       imageWells Fargo & Co., Paid 50 Cts. Black surcharge on company frank, on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, cal., canceled by blue oval "Wells, Fargo & Co., Stockton" date stamp, Very Fine, a very rare example of the "Paid 50 Cts." surcharge, apparently a few of these were printed for carriage from remote mining areas in the Sierras out of Stockton, ex-Dale-Lichtenstein.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1240       imageWells Fargo & Co., Placerville, Cal., Apr 30, 1888. Perfect strike of red oval date stamp on 1887, 2¢ green part paste-up entire, black company frank at top, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem strike.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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