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United States Postal History continued...

Stampless Covers - 1836/45 Express Mails
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2229 imageHarndens Express Co., red "Forwarded From Harnden's Package Express & Foreign Letter Office, No. 8 Court St. Boston" oval on 1843 fls to Manchester, England, datelined Providence June 16, 1843, manuscript "Pr Acardia," backstamped "America" oval and Manchester split ring June 29 receiver, Very Fine cover, ex-Knapp (lot 827) (Image 1) 60

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:31 PM
Western Express Covers
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2230 imageGreenhood & Newbauer Northern Express, printed paid frank on 3c Pink entire (U59) with scarab cancel and accompanying "Weaverville Cal. Jul 13" cds, addressed to San Francisco, neatly opened at right, couple of paper remnants on back side, Very Fine (Thomas No. GRH-001, not listed in the 2020 edition census) (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:31 PM
2231 imageF. W. Blake & Cos., Express, Weaverville, blue double-line oval handstamp cancels 3c Red entire (U10) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, addressed to San Francisco and with additional light strike of the oval Wells, Fargo Sacramento date stamp, some trivial minor edge wear, small scuff on back side, Fine example; accompanied by a newspaper ad dated Feb 1 "1658" (a misprint) advertising connection of Wilton's Express with F.W. Blake at Weaver rnrnFrancis Wheeler Blake arrived in California in 1852 and in the fall of that year found employment as the agent in Weaverville for Rhodes & Lusk. By September 1855, Rhodes & Lusk evolved into Rhodes & Co. and about this time, Blake left the firm and formed F.W. Blake & Co's Banking and Express, initially based at Shasta City. In October he switched his base to Weaverville with a terminus at Shasta. While advertising that he connected with both Wells Fargo and Pacific Express at Shasta, he was closely aligned with Wells Fargo. (Image 1) 200

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:31 PM
2232 imageLamping & Co. Express Printed Franks, printed vertically at left on three legal sized entires, includes U42 (light toning), U62 (2, one with folds), otherwise Fine (Scott $795 as entires only) (Image 1) 50

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:32 PM
2233 imageLamping & Co. Express, three mint entires (U42) with Lamping & Co. printed frank (Type FL 1), each additional Wells Fargo printed frank (Type E), all F-VF, very scarce (Scott $1,425 as entires only) (Image 1) 100

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:33 PM
Adams Express Co.
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2234 image"Adams Ex. Co/ Louisville Ky/ 1861 27 Jul" (date inverted) cds on 3c Red on buff entire (U27) addressed to Wilmington Vt, blue "PAID" and "10" handstamps of Nashville Tenn (no town marking) with the "10" partially obscured by an added 1857 3c Rose (65) which is tied by a grid and "Louisville Ky Jul 27 1861" double circle date stamp, slight bit of postal wear, the stamp with a small repair at right, still Very Fine; some owner notations on back, 2011 PF certificate; ex-Nunnelley, Schwartz (Image 1) 750

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:33 PM
Bamber & Co.s Express
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2235 imageJ. Bamber & Co., Contra-Costa Express, San Francisco, oval handstamp on 3c Red entire (U10) addressed to Oakland, additional blue "Wells Fargo & Co., Grass Valley, Jan 15" oval datestamp, printed black Wells Fargo paid frank; some light aging, sealed backflap tears, Fine use (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:34 PM
Wells Fargo & Co. Express
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2236 imageWells, Fargo & Co. California Covers, 35 stationery entires Wells, Fargo printed franks and an assortment of Wells, Fargo California town cancels, mostly addressed to San Francisco, varying quality of the cancels with some very lightly or partly struck but do notice Almaden, Big Oak Flat, Boulder Creek, Columbia, Del Monterey, East Oakland, Portland, Rattlesnake, Sacramento, Salinas City, San Francisco (8), San Jose (4 incl boxed), Santa Clara, Stockton, Sutter Creek agent cancel, Visalia Express, Wilmington, etc. plus an undecipherable cancel (struck twice) on a U69 with extensive docketing, covers very mixed condition, VG-Fine with some better (Image 1) 500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:34 PM
2237 imageWells, Fargo "Messenger" Cancels on three covers; two with the oval cancel with messenger number (23 or 46) and the third with "Messenger Express" oval, all addressed to San Francisco with a Wells, Fargo printed frank on 3c entire, some minor faults and typical postal wear/ light aging, Fine group. (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:35 PM
2238 imageWells, Fargo & Co Covers canceled outside California, 5 covers from Nevada Carson City, Hamilton, Treasure City, Washington Terr Olympia (canceled but unaddressed), Wyoming (indistinguishable town name), usual mixed condition, VG-Fine group. (Image 1) 120

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:35 PM
2239 image"C.O.D. This Package....W., F. & Co." black on yellow label (Mosher WFCX-L194.1) affixed on envelope addressed to Eureka Nevada, address crossed out and returned to San Francisco, ms "C.O.D. $25 00/100", Fine use (Image 1) 75

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:36 PM
2240 image"Wells Fargo & Co., 34 Broadway, New York," printed frank (Type A), vertically at left on legal size cover addressed to "Agent, Downieville, Cala.," ms. "#8," intact red company wax seal on reverse, small edge tear at right, otherwise Very Fine (Image 1)

SOLD for $20.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:36 PM
Paper Americana - Autographs
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2241 imageWhittier, John Greenleaf (1807-92, American poet and abolitionist), "John G Whittier" cut-out affixed below a portrait photo, Very Fine (Image 1)

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:37 PM
2242 imageSacher-Masoch, Leopold von (1836-95, Austrian nobleman, writer and journalist; the term masochism is derived from his name), signature "Sacher Masoch" docketing on an 1869 letter to him datelined "London 24 Sept 1869", Very Fine (Image 1)

SOLD for $40.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:38 PM
2243 imageMorris, Robert H. (1808-1855, New York Supreme Court Justice, Postmaster, and Mayor), one page signed 1853 letter written in his hand while serving as a New York Supreme Court Justice; the letter is to "Philip Phelps Esq., Deputy Comptroller" and reads, "Dear Sir, Have the legislation passed a law yet by which I can get my (money)? I have not received our cut for my services for January 1st last. Send me a check payable at any of the Banks in this City. Please answer. Robert H. Morris, Supreme Court Chambers, Jan. 8th 1853"; Morris (1808-1855) had previously served as Mayor (1841-1843) and Postmaster (1845-1849) of New York City; the scarce "RHM" signatures on the 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional (Scott 9X1d) are by Morris, Very Fine, authenticated on the reverse by renowned autograph expert Charles Hamilton (Image 1) 300

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:39 PM
2244 imageHolladay, Ben (1819-1887, American stagecoach magnate), signature as president of the Oregon & California Railroad Company on a part-printed June 28th, 1870 company check to the Holladay-owned North Pacific Transportation Company for $1,000.00, nice train vignette at left and 2c Orange Revenue Stamp Paper (Scott RN-16) at center, blue "N.P.T. Co. San Francisco Jul. 1, 1870" double circular datestamp next to vignette, Holladay moved from San Francisco to Oregon in 1868 in order to get involved in the railroad business, Very Fine (Image 1) 150

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:39 PM
Paper Americana - Politically Related
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2245 imageJames A. Farley Related Ephemera, includes 1934 TLS as Postmaster General, signed "Jim" or "James A Farley" on a series Jan 1939/ Dec 1944 to Robert Gros of Palo Alto Cal as chairman of the Democratic Party or on his private stationery where he mentions the chances FDR will run for a 3rd term, various opinions of Wendell Willkie, work with Coca Cola, advice on speech-giving, mood of the country during the war, opinion on the election of 1944, a press photo with Sen Richard Russell of California, two engraved Christmas cards, Fine group for the Farley enthusiast (Image 1) 150

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:40 PM
Advertising Covers - Food and Agriculture
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2246 "Happy Thought Chewing Tobacco" Advertising Postcards, the set of ten different multicolor designs, one used in 1907 and the others unmailed, postcards with clever verse emphasizing the virtues of "Happy Thought" with an appropriate cartoon, undivided back side, generally fresh and F-VF, an elusive full set of these attractive cards 100

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:40 PM
2247 imageCoca Cola Ad Covers, group of six covers all showing the same illustration of a hand holding a bottle of Coke (some different color schemes) and with different cc of Coke bottling companies, all posted 1934/38 except one in 1953, F-VF (Image 1) 50

SOLD for $70.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:41 PM
Postcards and Trade Cards
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
2248 image"Jocular Jinks of Kornelia Kinks" Black Americana Postcards, set of six unmailed cards with different designs showing the hijinks of Kornelia on the design side and a depiction of Kornelia painting the "Jocular.." phrase on a fence, two with a message written on the address side (one of these with a two-word message on the design side), generally fresh and F-VF (Image 1) 50

SOLD for $70.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-14, 12:41 PM

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