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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

Western Expresses
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
65 c imageAdams & Co. Express Agency, Panama. Clear red oval handstamp on orange-buff cover to "Purser of S.S. Winfield Scott, Panama N.G." with ms. "Free A. & Co." with ms. "x" denoting no fee to be charged, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is the rarest of the Adams & Co. handstamps used by its Panama office in 1852 and 1853, the Pacific Mail Steam Ship Co.'s Winfield Scott was a 1,291-ton steamer built in New York City in 1851, which was put into service along the Pacific Coast route in 1852, on December 2, 1853, she was stranded off Anacapa Island in the Santa Barbara Channel and lost, but the mails, passengers and cargo were saved, illustrated in DeVoss Panama book, ex Clifford, DeVoss and Jarrett (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 c imageForwarded by Adams & Cos. Express, J.M. Fenneah Agt., Panama. Serrated oval handstamp on side flap of buff cover to Mattapoisett Mass., well-struck New York "Steam/Ship" and "40" due handstamps, 1854 docketing at top, side flap opened for display, Very Fine, scarce usage of this Panama forwarder's handstamp on a cover sent thru U.S. mails (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
67 c imageAdams & Co. Express Southern Coast. Large blue circular handstamp boldly struck on folded cover to editor of the California Farmer, Very Fine and extremely rare, reported to be the finer of two known (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 c imageBerford & Cos. Californian Express. Blue oval handstamp with red "B & Co./Collect" handstamp on buff cover to San Francisco, fresh and Very Fine, ex Knapp, reported to be only one of three three recorded examples of this Berford's "Californian Express" marking (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
69 c imageCram Rogers & Cos. Express Yreka. Red oval handstamp with ms. "Union" written over "Yreka", used in conjunction with blue "Adams & Co. Express, Shasta" and red "Adams & Co. Marysville, July 22" oval datestamps at top of The Mountain Herald newspaper published at Yreka Cal., dated July 16, 1853, folds and slight wear as is to be expected

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE WESTERN EXPRESS USAGE WITH CONJUNCTIVE SERVICE BY CRAM ROGERS & COMPANY AND ADAMS & COMPANY WITH MARKINGS OF THREE DIFFERENT OFFICES.

This newspaper, published in Yreka, was carried by Cram Rogers & Co. to Shasta, then by Adams & Co. to Marysville. (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 c imageThe Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Denver City K.T. Dec. 1. Bold strike of oval datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Milwaukee Wis., oval St. Joseph office's Dec. 10 receiving datestamp, second strike of Denver City oval on back but without date, 3c embossed stamp cancelled by well-struck grid and "Saint Joseph Mo. Dec. 11" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
71 c imageLeland & McCombe's Express, San Francisco. Clear strike of oval handstamp on cover to Trinidad (on the coast near Oregon border), some slight wear incl. expert repair at top, Very Fine strike, an extremely rare express usage, in 1853 George Leland and John McCombe started their express business, carrying mail by water between San Francisco and Crescent City, Port Orford and other towns in Humboldt Bay, their partnership was dissolved in June 1854, and Leland formed a new partnership with David McComb (without the "e"), serving the same area and expanding in August 1854 with a South Coast express to Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 c image3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, tied by well-struck New Orleans "Steamship" in circle handstamp, corresponding red "New Orleans La. Apr. 15" port-of-entry datestamp on cover to New Orleans, back of cover with "J. Hawes & Cos. Express S.F. & N.Y." double-circle handstamp, endorsed "Via Nicaragua", fresh and Very Fine, attractive and unusual usage, carried by Hawes to San Francisco and placed on board a ship bound for San Juan del Sur and onward to New Orleans (Image) E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 c imageWells, Fargo & Co. Express, Steamboat. Fancy framed handstamp in blue on 3c Red Nesbitt entire addressed to Noisy Carrier's in San Francisco, cancelled by red "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Nevada" oval handstamp, "Paid" in oval handstamp, small filing holes and trivial wear, Very Fine, extremely rare combination of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Nevada Cal. office oval and "Steamboat" handstamp (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
74 c imageWells, Fargo & Co. Express, Steamboat. Blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with Wells, Fargo printed frank to San Francisco, fresh and Very Fine, choice strike of this scarce Wells, Fargo & Co. marking (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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