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The John Drew Collection of Arizona Postal History continued...

Arizona Expresses - Wells, Fargo & Co.: P-W Towns continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
701       imageWells, Fargo y Cia. Express, Nogales, A.T. Black on orange label, affixed over "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express" frank on 2¢ red brown entire to San Francisco Cal., manuscript "W.B. Chgs Collect" endorsement, return address "F.H. Goodwin, Nogales, A.T." at left; small label scuff, entire repaired at right, Very Fine appearance, an unusual Nogales A.T. label in Spanish.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
702       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Williams, A.T. Black on orange express label affixed on reverse of legal-size cover from Williams, Arizona Terr. to Prescott, Ariz., red manuscript "Pd 25¢" express rating, purple "Clerk of Board of Supervisors, Jan 19, 1885, Yavapai Co., Arizona" receipt cds, docketed as "Bond not approved" for F.H. Mac. Comber as Constable of Williams due to not qualifying in time; some repair label and cover flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Arizona Balance Lots
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
703       imageArizona Territory Express Collection, 1870s-1900s. Balance of collection including covers, receipts and other collateral, note "Kerens & Griffith, S.P. Stage Line, Wm. M. Griffith" calling card, 1901 Wells Fargo & Co. commission envelope from Globe Arizona office, "Arizona & New Mexico Express Co." fabricated use with original frank, cds and indicia pasted on envelope, United States Telegraph Signal Service envelope to Phoenix Ariz., 1870s Yuma, Ariz. cds use of Wells Fargo franked entire, 1881 Wells Fargo franked 3¢ entire picked up enroute to Vulture A.T., 1883 Phoenix Ariz. cds Wells Fargo franked use, two repaired Florence Ariz. cds Wells Fargo cds use, Tucson A.T. purple Wells Fargo oval use, 1870s Winslow Ariz. docketed 6¢ Wells Fargo franked entire to Lawrence Kans., Pittsburg-Arizona Gold & Cooper Co. Stock Certificate (1905 Cochise County), some faults and repairs.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
704       imageWells Fargo & Co's Express Arizona Territory Labels. Group of 6 different black on orange labels comprising Congress Junction, Hot Springs Jct. (one handstamped, second overinked h.s. with ms. name restatement), Mayer, Tucson affixed on reduced C.O.D. cover but probably not original, and large "Yuma [So. P.R.R.] Rte." label with train illustration; some faults, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction

United States Postal History

State Postmarks - Arkansas to Nebraska
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
705       imageFort Arbuckle, Arkansas, 1867-68. Correspondence group with letters from Fort Arbuckle enclosed in faulty #65 covers with "Fort Gibson, Ark." town cds, note one datelined "Fort Arbuckle C.N., Dec. 22" 1867" talking about hunting and "…I should not be surprised if I leave the service soon as there is very little money out here & expenses are enormous…Our Mail has been robbed several times lately…We are thinking of taking another big bear hunt…A Texan was shot here day before yesterday…"; "Ft Arbuckle Feb 24/68" reading "…I am going out on an expedition…I am going to the Wichita Mountains, the … tribes + also the Comanches…I suppose we shall make quite a trip into New Mexico…I can hunt Buffalo on him better…; etc., covers mostly faulty but some interesting content.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
706       image"Auraria K.T., July 12th 59". Manuscript postmark with "59" canceling 3¢ dull red (26) on orange cover to Delaware Oh., upper right cover stain affects 3¢; reduced slightly at left, Fine and rare.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED AURARIA, KANSAS TERRITORY MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK USES.

On October 3, 1858, a group of prospectors arrived from Georgia led by. Green Russell. They soon established the town site of Auraria located on the south bank of Cherry Creek. Henry Allen surveyed the Auraria town site and was elected the first president. Just one month later a group arrived from Kansas led by William Larimer established Denver City located on higher ground above the river, and became the trading center of the area later merging with Auraria.
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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
707       imageAuraria K.T., Aug 23, 1859. Two-line postmark ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow cover to Dekalb Center, Ill., accompanied by original letter with page one missing, Mr. S. N. Earl writes to his wife how life is on the frontier near the Gold Fields "I have been to Golden City there is about one thousand inhabatants, both places have some very good Buildings Denver has rather the best building of the three places althou I think Auraria will make the larger place of the three. We are now on our way to the headwaters of Cherry Creek to look up a location for winter…"; some edge wear and reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, ex-Risvold, Walske.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE AURARIA, KANSAS TERRITORY TWO-LINE POSTMARK.

The Auraria post office was established on January 18, 1859 but the first contract mails were not carried until June 18, 1859. The United States Express Company carried the eastbound mail, however, the company failed after a short time discontinuing service on August 26, 1859.
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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
708       image"Mountain City K.T., Sept. 22, 1860". Manuscript postmark on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Kensington Conn., indicia showing second albino impression; cover with rough opening at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare Kansas Territory use, ex-Bauer.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Mountain City in Gilpin County was one of the richest mining discoveries on the site known as "Gregory Diggings". The Post Office opened on January 17, 1860 while in the Kansas Territory. The office handled thousands of letters, and in October 1869 name changed to Central City.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
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709     65 imageWard District, Col. Cds on four 1867 covers from correspondence to Buckfield, Me., two with discernible town strikes in black and blue (other two in black and blue barely to not discernible), each with original enclosure with datelines from "Columbia City" or "Columbia City Ward District", some interesting content from traveler visiting Utah, New Mexico, Lower California and finally Colorado looking for the "Gold Diggings", interesting content regarding Indians including The Indians…Robed several Coaches and Destroyed the Mail and Well speaking of the Indians being mixed up with the Gold they made us think so at the head of the little Colorado River. They gave us a hearty welcome…We got out of the way though by killing fifteen Indians and getting on man wounded., also includes two covers from Black Hawk Point and one from South Boulder from earlier correspondence (all with enclosures); cover flaws including opening tears and staining, Fine, still a very rare townmark with only two or three recorded in black and none in blue.
Scott Nos. 65; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
710       imageThe Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company Jun 14, Denver City K.T. Oval datestamp along with undated strike at top left as frank on 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire canceled by blue "Saint Joseph Mo., Jun 21, 1860" cds to Newton, Iowa; some light soiling and wear, Very Fine and scarce C.O.C. & P.P. Express oval used as frank handstamp, ex-Barkhausen, Vogel, Walske.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express owned by Russell, Majors and Waddell developed the largest freighting company in the west. The discovery of gold in the Pikes Peak Region helped to expand their freighting business over the Platte River route from their headquarters at Leavenworth city, Kansas and saint Joseph, Missouri to Denver City.
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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
711       imageThe Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Denver City K.T. Jun 28. Oval datestamp on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue "Saint Joseph, Mo. Jul 5, 1860" cds to Montville Oh.; reduced a bit at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Walske, with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This entire was sent outside the mails from Denver to St. Joseph via the Central Overland Route (Denver-Julesburg-Fort Kearney) on a COC&PP coach. From there it entered the mails to New York.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
712       imageThe Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company Jul 12, Denver City K.T. Sharp oval handstamp with "Hinckley & Co.'s Express, Denver City, Jul 13, 1860" cds alongside on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue "Saint Joseph, Mo. Jul 19, 1860" cds to White Pigeon, Michigan; right ¼ inch of cover has been added including portion of stamp, otherwise Very Fine appearance with choice strikes.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Cover was carried by COC & PP Express to Denver and turned over to Hinckley who carried to St. Joseph.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
713       imageLeav'h City & Pikes Peak Express Co., Jun 1, 1859. Express company cds on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire canceled by "Leavenworth City, K.T., Jun 12, 1859" to Wadsworth Ohio; reduced at right with slight mend lower right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Walske.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE LEAVENWORTH CITY & PIKES PEAK EXPRESS CO. EXPRESS USE.

The Leavenworth City & Pikes Peak Express Co. was formed in February of 1850 by William Russell and John Jones. This was the first express service between Denver City and Leavenworth City, initially charging 25¢ per letter. This marking is known used only from April to July, 1859 as Amos Streck arrived at Denver City on July 19, 1859 with the "Jones & Russells Pike's Peak Express Company" date stamp that saw use thereafter.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
CLOSED
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714       image(Maine) No. Vassalboro, Me., Feb 6. Bold cds on Maine Liquor Law allover propaganda text design cover to New Hampshire, two strikes of matching "Paid 3" in circle handstamps; slight soiling at right, still Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
715       image(Maryland) BALTIMORE, JUNE. 9. Choice straightline postmark with manuscript "2.16" rating on 1788 folded letter to New York City; fold toning and spot, a Very Fine strike.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)

Est. $100-150
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
716       image(Maryland) Pleasant Grove, Maryland, Allegany County. Beautiful red printed combined town marking and advertising Zevely corner card for the "Wood Type, Proof Presses for Stamps etc.", with woodcut whale and ribbons, on cover with "Free, E.S. Zevely, PM" free frank and ms. "Nov. 23" dating to family member Sophia Zevely in Salem, N.C.; flap torn, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE USE OF THE ZEVELY PRINTED COMBINED TOWNMARKING AND ADVERTISING CORNER CARD CACHET. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
717       imageNebraska City, N.T. Dec 2. Bold cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on immaculate Wm. E. Pardee, Attorney at Law corner card orange cover to Pacific City Iowa, original 1858 datelined letter with interesting content reading "…if you can get Russell to pay out of them notes let him do so and send me the other with his (Russell) objections so that I can collect it from J.H. Russell when he returns from the Pikes Peak Gold mines…", Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
718       image(Nebraska Territory) "Fort Kearney, July 23". Manuscript postmark misspelled with an "e" before the "y", matching ms. "10" rating on circa 1854 orange cover to Providence, R.I.; reverse with pencil notation letter "dated July 6, 1854" but no contents; minor cover wear, Very Fine and early territorial use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
State Postmarks - Nevada to South Carolina
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
719       imageAurora, Nevada, Jan 30, 1888. Cds and target duplex tying 2¢ green on cover to Santa Cruz, Cal., with original enclosure; cover reduced at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $75 - 100. (Image1)

Est. $75-100
SOLD for $40.00
Will close during Public Auction
720   image(Ephemera) "Keystone Silver Mining Company, at Austin, Nevada" Mining Certificate. For 500 share stocks of the company signed "New York, Mar 2nd, 1867", with Revenue 25¢ Certificate (R44c) manuscript canceled, with lovely top central illustrated mining scene; usual light folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
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