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LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
981     15L17 imageBlood & Co., 1848 (1¢) bronze on black. Tied by grid cancel on gray January 27th 1849 folded letter to local street address, flap with black on pink Bloods label reading "Notices of Meetings are sent to members through Blood's Despatch by Societies of all kinds.", Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 15L17; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
982     15L18 imageBlood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black. Two full margins, others clear, canceled by red "1" in frame cancel, "Blood's Penny Post, Mar 9, 1859" double-circle on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by partial "Philadelphia Pa., Mar 9, 1859" octagon datestamp to Baltimore Md., Very Fine, ex-Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L18; $350; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Scott $350
Est. $150-200

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
983     15L18 imageBlood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black. Large margins to clear at left, tied by red "Blood's Penny Post, Philada. Nov 22, 1858" double-circle, additional strike at right on small cover to local street address; small repaired hole, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 15L18; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
984     15LU5c imageBlood & Co., envelope, 1848-60, red. Impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U1). Used on U.S. 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire addressed to Elbert Kochersperger, Blood's Dispatch, Philadelphia canceled by illegible town Nov. 14th town cds, pencil "Nov. 14, 1856" dating, Very Fine and scarce inbound use to Blood's, ex-Caspary, Golden, Lyons.
Scott Nos. 15LU5c; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
985 /o    20LU18//20LUX9 imageBoyd's Envelopes & Bank Notices. Group of three three stamped envelopes and four bank notices; includes used 20LU18 & 20LU38 and unused 20LU44, and used 20LUX1, 20LUX3 & 20LUX7 and unused 20LUX9, also includes faulty 20LUX2 and a 20LU1 reprint (not counted), Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 20LU18//20LUX9; $1,230; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Scott $1,230
Est. $400-600

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
986       imageForwarded Through, Hale's, Foreign Letter Office, New York. Red four line handstamp on reverse of 1842 folded letter datelined from New Orleans, La. to New York, partial blue "New Orleans, La., Apr 6" cds and manuscript "1¼oz" weight and "1.25" rating, forwarded to London, England with manuscript "2/8" rate and reverse with "Liverpool Ship, 1842, My 9" date stamp, F.-V.F., a very scarce foreign letter office handstamp and multiple rate forwarding usage.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
987       imageForwarded from Hale's For. Let. Office, Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New York. Red four line handstamp on reverse of 1839 folded letter to London, England, manuscript "pr Gt Western" ship endorsement and boxed "Bristol, Ship Letter" handstamp, manuscript "1/3" rating, Very Fine, a scarce Hale's foreign letter office usage.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
988       imageHatch, Gray & Co's Express (By). Blue oval handstamp on cover to Amos Bates (private independent carrier, Bates & Co.) in New Bedford, Mass., manuscript "Order $15 Enclosed" endorsement at top, reverse with additional handstamp strike (partial bottom flap), also includes a 1844 folded letter to New Bedford endorsed "pr Hatch's Express" at top, both Very Fine, one of two known examples of this handstamp with manuscript usage probably unique.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
989       imagePage & Keyes Letter Delivery, 2 Cents, Railroad Exchange Court Sq. Red circular handstamp on locally addressed fancy embossed ladies cover, Very Fine, one of three known examples of this Boston Letter Delivery marking.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

S. Allan Taylor learned the existence of this post and prepared fantasy stamps in this company's name.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
990     143LP10 imageWells, Fargo & Co., 1876, Blue "Publishers' Stamp". Four margins, tied by light red "Wells Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal. Oct 27, 2 PM" oval on 1¢ Jefferson postal card (UX12) to Asylum Cal., printed San Francisco Chronicle subscription Nov. 15, 1894 notice on reverse; light card creasing, Very Fine and rare, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 143LP10; $1,750 on wrapper.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THE WELLS FARGO PUBLISHERS' STAMP USE ON A POSTAL CARD FROM A PUBLISHER. (Image1)

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Scott $1,750 on wrapper

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels

Western Expresses - Bamber to Greenhood & Newbauer
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
991       imageBamber & Co.'s Express, "Brooklyn, Alameda County, Cal." . Black on orange label with manuscript town designation affixed on legal-size cover to Port Wine Cal., manuscript "Advc 2/" (advanced 25 cents) and "Collect 100" for express fee collected by Well Fargo; small faults, partial flap and right end folded over, F.-V.F. and scarce Bamber label.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

John Bamber operated an express in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties beginning in 1858, using various printed franks and handstamps. Wells Fargo did not compete over Bamber's routes and connected with Bamber. This cover was turned over to Wells Fargo for delivery to Port Wine.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
992       imageBerford & Co.'s California Express. Black on white label affixed on back flap of blue folded letter datelined "New York May 15th 1852" to San Francisco, red "Berford & Co., Letter & Package Express, California" shield handstamp and matching "Collect" straightline handstamp, carried by U.S. Mail Steamship Co. Illinois from New York to Aspinwall, across the Isthmus by canoe and mule to Panama City, then PMSS California to San Francisco, business letter mentions "…this I send by private Express mail per Steamer "United States." She sails Today to connect with the Winfield Scott at Panama.", some splitting at the folds, bleach spots and edge wear at upper right, F.-V.F. and rare early transcontinental westbound express cover.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED USES OF THE BERFORD & CO.'S ADVERTISING LABEL.

By May 1852, Berford's 3 Broad Street office in New York City had been closed, so the label shows the address crossed out.

References: Illustration example of BER-400 in Thomas express book. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
993       imageBerford & Co.'s California Express. Black on white rectangular label affixed at upper left partially over red oval "Berford & Co.'s Express, San Francisco, Cal." double oval (BER-101d) and matching "Collect" handstamp with pencil "10" rating on blue Oct. 31st 1851 San Francisco folded letter from a husband to his wife in care of the Chatham Square Post Office in New York City; cover with edge splitting and minor short tear at top center, lightly creased thru label effectively tying it, and some bleached spots, Fine and rare early transcontinental eastbound express cover, with Oct. 1942 Konwiser article on this cover.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED USES OF THE BERFORD & CO.'S ADVERTISING LABEL.

Full text of label reads: "Office Berford & Co.'s California Express,/2 Vesey St., Astor House,/3 Broad St., cor. Wall St.}New-York./Cor. Clay & Kearny Sts., San Francisco./Brought by Berford & Co.'s Express./Enclose answer in an envelope, directed to Berford & Co., POST-PAID. Messengers leave New-York and San Francisco by every steamer, with letters, parcels, and packages. Freight, 40 cents per lb. Gold Dust, 4 1-2 per cent, on sums over $1000; 5 per cent. on sums under $1000 - including insurance and all other charges."
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
994       imageCarnes & Co., City Package Express, 15¢ and 25¢. Mint labels (Mosher CRNX-S1, S2), Very Fine pair.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
995       imageDavis & Co. City Post Delivery. Black on gray label affixed and pencil "12½ cts" on gray April 12th 1854 San Francisco local letter with address deleted and readdressed in pencil "Messrs Haight, Wells & Gary over the Post Office", Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE DAVIS & CO. CITY POST DELIVERY LABEL.

LeCount & Strong's 1854 San Francisco Directory lists George H. Davis and Davis & Co. City Agency, at 73 Commercial Street and at the City Intelligence Office at 73 Long Wharf, next door to Charles Kimball, the "Noisy Carrier". Davis ran an early San Francisco local post, delivering letters to street addresses. The government post office had no San Francisco street delivery at this date.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
996       imageDodge & Co.'s California Express. Green on white shield label, affixed and tied by light file fold crease on blue folded letter datelined "New York, June 28/1851" to San Francisco Cal., faded red "Collect" handstamp and ms. "25¢" rating at top right, carried by USMSC Crescent City from New York to Chagres, by canoe and mule across Isthmus to Panama City, then by Constitution to San Francisco arriving Aug. 9th, a Very Fine westbound express use.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED DODGE & CO. SHIELD LABEL USES, THIS BEING THE ONLY GREEN EXAMPLE.

Dodge & Co. began transcontinental service in late 1850 and were in business for about nine months. Labels are embossed on white paper known recorded in blue and green. No significance to color of the label has been found.
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
997 ()      imageDodge & Co.'s California Express. Blue on white shield label, small tear, affixed on light blue folded cover with top flap only docketed from San Francisco Dec. 17, 1850 to New York City, manuscript "50" rating at top right, docketed as received Jan. 21st 1851, carried by PMSS California from San Francisco Dec. 15th to Panama City arriving Jan. 3rd, overland by canoe and mule across Isthmus, then by steamer to New York, Jan. 21st arrival docketing; small flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED DODGE & CO. SHIELD LABEL USES, THIS BEING ONE OF TWO BLUE EXAMPLES. (Image1)

Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
998       imageW.T. Ellis, Forwarding Merchant, Marysville. Black on blue label affixed on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire canceled by grid cancel and "Marysville Cal., Apr 6" cds to Downieville Cal.; some number calculations, partial flap with top edge mend, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE W.T. ELLIS LABEL.

W. T. Ellis, a Marysville merchant, operated a forwarder service for goods and mail. Bruce Mosher's article "W.T. Ellis, Forwarding & Commission Merchant", in the Sep 2005 issue of Western Express illustrated two Ellis label covers. Below envelope is the third example seen.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
999       imageForwarded By Freeman & Co.'s California, Atlantic States and European Express, Atlantic States and European Express, San Francisco. Black on blue label affixed over remaindered Langton's Express printed frank on 10¢ green (U17) entire canceled by mostly complete "New-York, Feb 28" cds to Bridgeport Conn., Very Fine and choice, ex-Jarrett.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

John Freeman operated both a regional west-coast express and a transcontinental express. At this period he connected with Langton's Express at Marysville.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1000       imageGreenhood & Newbauer Northern Express. Large black on orange label (Mosher G&NX-L1) label folded over edge on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire with black company frank to San Francisco, Very Fine and rare, ex-Hackett.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED GREENHOOD & NEWBAUER NORTHERN EXPRESS LABEL USE.

Greenhood & Newbauer operated a bank and an express company centered in Weaverville from 1856 to 1867. They were Weaverville agents for Wells Fargo from 1859.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction

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