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The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels continued...

Western Expresses - Wells, Fargo & Co.: A-O Towns continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1021       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Coyote, Cal. Black on dark red label, affixed on reverse of buff Wells Fargo envelope to San Jose Cal., cover expense noted "$3 77/100"; extra glue around label, two filing holes, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1022       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, El Paso, Tex. Black on orange express label, creases, affixed along with black on yellow "C.O.D." label on legal-size courthouse cover to Santa Barbara Cal., 1874 docketing at left; some edge wear and reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1023       imageWells, Fargo & Co. Express, El Paso, Texas, Valuable Package. Black on orange label, affixed on corner card envelope to New York City, endorsed "Paid" and blue crayon docketing ties label, original Feb. 16th 1910 Hotel Sheldon letterhead enclosure indicating $30 draft sent; top edge tears, Very Fine and scarce Texas express label use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1024       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Elko, Nev. Black on orange label affixed along with large black on yellow "C.O.D." label on legal-size County Recorder's Office, Elko, Nevada corner card cover to San Francisco Cal., manuscript "C.O.D. $5.00" notation; reduced slightly at right and partial flap, slight label oxidizing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1025       imageWells Fargo & Co., "Fresno Flats". Black on vermilion express label with manuscript town designation, used on 3¢ green (U163) entire with printed Wells Fargo & Co. frank canceled by "Wells, Fargo & Co., Fresno Flats" oval datestamp (Leutzinger type 12-1) to San Francisco Cal., manuscript "Value 21.00" money letter endorsement and "Chgs Pd" notation, docketed July 26, 1881 on reverse; top left corner repaired, otherwise Very Fine and very rare use from Fresno Flats, The only recorded label use from Fresno Flats.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1026       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Honolulu Rte. Large-size express label showing train vignette, Extremely Fine and rare Hawaii Express label.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1027       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Junction City, Kas. Black on orange label, affixed on yellow cover to Prescott, Arizona Territory in care of Ehrenburg; reduced slightly at left, minor label abrasion, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Wells Fargo could not deliver to a post office box, but apparently got this money letter to the Chinese addressee.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1028       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, "Martinez". Black on orange label with manuscript town designation, affixed on legal-size cover to San Francisco Cal.; small edge tears at top, refolded at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1029       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Marysville. Black on yellow label affixed and manuscript "Paid 4/-" rating on prepaid 1858 legal-size courthouse cover to Sacramento Cal., endorsed "By Wells Fargo & Co's Express"; some docketing at top right and and 1858 file docketing on reverse; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
1030       imageWells, Fargo y Cia. Express, Minas Prietas, Mexo. Black on red label, tied by purple "Money Package, Forwarded by American Express Company, from Kansas City, Mo." six-line handstamp on gray cover to Detroit, Michigan, Mexico 5c blue tied by blue Minas Prietas Dec. 19th oval, endorsed "Value $16000" and manuscript "Pd 175" express rating at top right; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and scarce incoming use from Mexico.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1031       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Nevada, Cal. Black on orange label, affixed on 1883 yellow cover with part-printed "Agent Wells, Fargo & Co's Express" address to Downieville, manuscript "Expense $4.95" endorsement at top, dated Nov. 9th 1883, original Nov. 4th 1883 Wells Fargo letterhead enclosure stating "I have sent by a team a black & white (bitch) dog" with instructions for feeding and watering, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1032       imageWells, Fargo & Co., To be dropped in the New York Post Office. Black on pink label affixed on 5¢ Garfield (U223) entire with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Santa Cruz, Cal., Mar 19, 1892" oval and canceled by "New-York, Mar 28, 92" to Germany, Dresden (4.9); light stain, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS WELLS FARGO "TO BE DROPPED IN THE NEW YORK POST OFFICE". (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1033       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Ogden, Utah. Black on blue label, two different types, first affixed to American Merchants Union Express Company collection envelope dated Aug. 13th 1870 Chicago Ill. by train to Ogden where turned over to Wells Fargo, transcontinental railroad to San Francisco; second black on dark blue label, creased and slightly cut in, affixed on faulty Official Wells Fargo part-printed envelope to Oroville Cal., sent by Transcontinental Railroad to Sacramento, then railroad to Oroville; top edge mend, F.-V.F. pair with two different label typesets.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1034       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, "Oroville, Cal." . Black on yellow label with blue town handstamp, affixed on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt entire to Sacramento Cal., manuscript "Valuable" and "Paid" endorsements; tear at top eft, top flap refolded as label originally placed over edge causing crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

"Valuable" money letter could be sent without government postage.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western Expresses - Wells, Fargo & Co.: P-Y Towns & Whiting
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1035       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Pioche, Nev. Black on orange label tied by indistinct blue Wells, Fargo & Co. oval handstamp on orange buff cover to Cathey's Valley, Cal.; some minor scuffs on label, Very Fine and rare tied by Wells Fargo label.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Pioche, now a virtual ghost town, was situated about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas at an elevation of over 6000 feet. It was known for its gunfights and lawlessness. This cover was carried by Wells Fargo stage across the Sierras to Cathey's Valley, Cal.
(Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1036       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Placerville, Cal. Black on orange label on 1868 oversized yellow courthouse cover to Sacramento, with additional black on yellow C.O. D. label folded over bottom of cover, pencil "$7.00" indicating collection from clerk, 1868 docketing and filing notes; reduced at left, usual edge wear, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Large format yellow C.O.D. labels were used from the late 1850s in conjunction with town labels. Their large size meant they were sometimes wrapped around the envelope so as not to obscure address.
(Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1037       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Plymouth, Cal. Black on orange label, affixed on cover to Placerville, Cal., purple crayon "Pd" indicating prepaid; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1038       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Portland, Or. Red on orange label, corner missing, affixed on 1881 legal-size cover with pencil "Paid 2/-" express rating to Roseburg, Oregon, endorsed "Valuable" at top left, pencil Sept. 7th 1881 docketing at left; some erosion mostly at corners and small opening nick, F.-V.F. and scarce Oregon express label use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1039       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Prescott, A.T. Black on orange express label, oxidized, affixed along with black on yellow "C.O.D." label on legal-size cover to Evanston Ill., manuscript "COD 1050 and all chgs" along top; 1888 docketing; cover faults including edge tear, Fine and scarce Arizona Territory express label.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1040       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Salinas, Cal. Black on orange express label, small flaws, affixed along with black on yellow "C.O.D." label on legal-size cover to North San Juan, Cal., manuscript "C.O.D. 2.25" at left; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction

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