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United States Postal History continued...

Western Express Covers - Wells, Fargo Express in British Columbia
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1281       imageWells, Fargo & Co. Black printed frank on unused 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (U10), with blue "Victoria V.I., Paid" frank handstamp at left, Very Fine and choice, a very rare early unused entire with this Victoria frank handstamp.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1282       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Paid. red company frank on U.S. 1861, 10¢ green unaddressed part paste-up entire to London, England, canceled by grid handstamps with bold blue "Paid" in oval express handstamp, blue "Post Office, Victoria "oval coat of arms frank and red "London, Jy, 30, 63" entry postmark; central tear at top into frank, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce red frank usage.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1283       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Paid. Black company frank at left of U.S. 1863, 3¢ pink entire addressed to San Francisco, with grayish brown "J.P. Davies & Co., Auctioneers and Commission Merchants…Victoria, V.I." allover shaded ad, light Victoria and Portland, O. postmarks; light cover soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1284     9 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Paid. Black company frank on incoming U.S. 1863, 3¢ pink entire to Victoria, V.I., additionally franked with 1869, 5¢ on 3¢ bright red tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Oct 1" oval date stamps, matching "Paid" in oval handstamp; nick and opening tears at top affecting frank, F.-V.F., After running out of Vancouver Island stamps, Wells Fargo bought a supply of 5¢ surcharge stamps to pay arrival charges, uses on cover are unusual.
Scott No. 9; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1285       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Printed Frank Covers. Group of seven franked entires; including san-serif "Victoria, Vancouver Island." frank (WFE-220) in black and two in blue (shades), two serif italic "Victoria, Vancouver Island." franks (WFE-220a), one with 1865 3d franking, and two "Victoria and British Columbia" franks (WFE-221) on white and orange yellow envelopes, Very Fine, a lovely collection of entires.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1286       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria V.I., Express. Blue oval handstamp canceling on U.S. 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Sacramento, black company frank and oval "Victoria, Post Office" frank handstamp at upper left; upper right corner restored including large portion of indicia, F.-V.F. appearance, an extremely rare usage of the "Victoria, Post Office" frank handstamp prepaying on a Wells Fargo entire, with only three or four examples known, ex-Jessup.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1287       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria. Blue oval date stamp cancelling on U.S. 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to San Francisco, uprated with U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by second strike of handstamp, black company frank and "Post Office, Victoria" oval coat of arms frank handstamp; cover corner wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1288       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria. Partial strikes of blue oval date stamp canceling on U.S. 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to San Francisco, black company frank and blue "Victoria, V.I., Paid" frank handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1289     9 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Feb 20. Blue oval date stamp on U.S. 1861, 10¢ green part paste-up entire, with "J.P. Davies & Co., Auction & Commission Merchants…Victoria, V.I." advertising corner card, additionally franked with 1869, 5¢ on 3¢ bright red tied by blue "35" barred oval of Victoria, entire canceled by circle of wedges handstamp, Very Fine, this is the only Victoria merchant who used advertising on Wells Fargo envelopes.
Scott No. 9; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1290     Canada 39 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Sep 9. Two strikes of bold blue oval date stamp on part paste-up cover to San Francisco, one tying Canada 1872, 6¢ yellow brown for double rate, black Victoria company frank at top; small stamp flaws and part backflaps, F.-V.F., an unusual usage of a Canada 6¢ Large Queen issue.
Scott No. Canada 39; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
1291       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, V.I., Express. Blue oval handstamp tying Canada 1872, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair on cover to San Francisco, black Victoria company frank at top, 1872 docketing; cover slightly reduced at right, F.-V.F., a scarce usage of the Wells, Fargo & Co. Gothic "Express" handstamp.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1292       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria. Blue oval handstamp (without date) tying Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red on cover to San Francisco, company Victoria printed frank at top; slight cover soiling, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1293     Canada 37 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria. Three strikes of blue oval handstamp (without date) tying Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red, vertical strip of five on oversized paste-up cover to San Francisco, reverse with company Victoria frank cover additionally franked with Canada 3¢ tied by handstamp; 3¢ single with pre-use nick at upper right and oversized cover reduced, F.-V.F.
Scott No. Canada 37; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1294       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, B.C., Express, Dec 10, 1885. Two strikes of purple handstamp tying Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red, two singles on cover to Portland, Ore., with General Office of the "British Columbia Express Co., Frank S. Barnard, Manager." corner card; cover reduced at left into corner card and some toning at bottom, F.-V.F., Frank Barnard was the eldest son of Francis Barnard.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1295     Canada 41 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, B.C., Express, Apr 19, 1890. Purple oval date stamp tying Canada 1888, 3¢ bright vermilion on cover to San Francisco, violet "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, May 2, 1890" oval date stamp additionally tying stamp, company Victoria printed frank at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. Canada 41; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Alaska & Colorado
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1296       imageAlaska Picture Post Cards. Group of 57 cards with a nice showing of real-photo; includes various early views including Wrangle and Juneau, Trident Volcano, Norris and Taku Glacier, "Russian Flyers Land At Safety" Nome, many used from various towns; condition a little mixed with many scarce items.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1297       imageColorado City C.T, Jun 29. Clear strike of cds and matching target cancels 3¢ pink (U34) entire to Charles City Iowa, sharp strike of "Charles City Ioa, Jul 11" arrival cds with ms. "1862" written in; minor staining, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

Colorado City was founded on May 22nd 1859 by Colorado Town Company, a group of pioneers from Denver and Auraria. They claimed land near Ute Pass leading to the gold discoveries at Fair Play and Hamilton in South Park. The post office opened May 24th 1860 in Kansas Territory.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1298       image"Currant Creek, Colo May 24th / 71". Manuscript postmark with matching manuscript strokes cancel 3¢ green (147), flaws, on yellow cover to Marion Oh.; with interesting original enclosure and two additional enclosures from correspondence; slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and scarce cover from a very small office, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1299     26 imageDenver City K.T., Mar 28, 1861. Clear strike of serifed "Tombstone" postmark (third type) on cover to Anamosa, Iowa, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red just tied by grid handstamp, Very Fine, a nice example of this early fancy territorial postmark.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1300       imageDenver City C.T., Dec 31. Type 1 cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on "Cassidy & Collier, Rocky Mountain Law, Collecting & Real Estate Agency" corner card cover to Finleys Lake N.Y., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $60.00
Will close during Public Auction

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