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The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels continued...

Western Expresses - Wells, Fargo & Co.: P-Y Towns & Whiting continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1041       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Diego, Cal. Black on orange label, affixed on legal-size cover to San Francisco Cal., purple crayon "Paid 25" express rating, pencil "2"; couple cover tears, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1042       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco (Valencia Sta.), Cal. Black on red label, torn prior to use, affixed 3¢ pink (U59) entire with Wells Fargo frank to Monitor, Cal., also struck with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Nov 19" oval, backflap with blue 1870 San Francisco merchant's oval, 1870 docketing at left; some edge wear, Very Fine and extremely rare Wells Fargo label.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1043       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco. Black on white label, light gum staining from affixing on buff courthouse cover to Sacramento, Cal., manuscript "Collect" and pencil "$100"; file docketing, reduced slightly at ends, Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1044       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, S.C. (Seasonal Contract). Black on white label affixed on legal-size yellow cover with preprinted address to Pilot Peak Lodge No. 91, Gibsonville Cal., red intaglio "Wells Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Jun 14 1897" rectangular handstamp; stain at top left and small edge tears, refolded at left, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Wells Fargo had a contract with the stage company operating in the summer and fall to towns on the Gibsonville Ridge at about 8000 feet elevation - Area was inaccessible in the winter months.

Seasonal Contract labels not recorded by Mosher.
(Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1045       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, From "Shasta". Black on yellow illustrated label with trains and manuscript town designation on light buff paste-up cover to Lexington Washington Terr., bold strike of blue "COLLECT 50CTS" oval handstamp, forwarded to Florence W.T., Lewiston and apparently returned to Shasta Cal., reverse with unaddressed 3¢ pink (U34) entire cancelled by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Shasta, Jul 20" oval datestamp, printed black Wells Fargo paid frank; minor edge flaws and wear, Very Fine and rare label use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1046       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Ship Money and Goods. Large black on vermilion Chinese character express label, Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1047       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Stockton. Black on yellow label affixed on legal-size buff cover to Sacramento, Cal., endorsed "Valuable" at lower left, pencil "Collect 50¢" at bottom, some docketing and magenta "Canceled, Patent Issued" at top left; some toning, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1048       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Taylor, Nevada. Black on vermilion express label, used on cover to Gold Hill, Nevada, manuscript "Value $25.00, Paid" money letter endorsement; repaired including bottom right corner, some ink stains affect label, Fine appearance, a scarce Nevada express label use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1049       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Truckee. Black on orange label, affixed on legal-size yellow cover to Nevada City, Cal., reverse with paste-up of two Wells Fargo Truckee advertising envelopes for Elle Ellen lumber dealer; reduced slightly at left, small edge tears, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The paste-up envelopes pay double the 3¢ government letter postage, carried by Wells Fargo by stage to Nevada City Cal.

References: Illustrated by James Milgram's article on paste-ups in Western Express. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1050       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Truckee, Cal. Black on orange express label, affixed on orange Wells Fargo & Co. Banking Department cover with preprinted address to San Francisco; lower left corner mend and reduced slightly at left, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded example of this Wells Fargo label, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1051       imageWells, Fargo y Cia. Express, Vera Cruz, Mexo. Black on red label, tied by gum and filing holes on buff cover with preprinted address to Order of Railway Conductors, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, light strike of purple "Money Package, Forwarded by American Express Company, from Kansas City, Mo." six-line handstamp, endorsed "$500 Paid"; some soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1052       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Virginia, Nev. Black on red express label, affixed along with black on yellow "C.O.D." label on large-size Storey County Clerk, Virginia City, Nevada corner card cover to Corning, Cal., manuscript "C.O.D. $.50 & chgs." at top, docketed "Citizenship Papers" at left; reduced at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1053       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Winfield, Kan. Large black on orange label affixed to portion of wrapper with "M. Hahn & Co., Winfield, Kansas" return address handstamp at top, bearing 1¢, 5¢ and $1 Bureau issue tied by cork cancels; vertical crease and soiling, Fine appearance, a unique Bureau issue label use, ex-Kramer.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1054       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, "Winnemucca" (Nev.). Black on orange label with manuscript town designation, affixed on orange cover to Carson City, Nevada; top edge tear, label slightly oxidized, F.-V.F., a scarce Nevada Wells Fargo use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1055       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, "Yreka". Black on yellow label with manuscript town designation, affixed on cover with two 3¢ dull red (26) singles tied by "Wells Fargo & Co. Express, Yreka" oval handstamp to Victoria, British Columbia, manuscript "Collect 63c" express rating at top left; faults including lower right corner, soiling, Fine and rare cross border label use, ex-Hackett.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

San Francisco lithographer, probably Britton & Rey, used standard "printing blocks" of a train and a steamship to design these labels. Early labels were printed by Town & Bacon on unsurfaced papers of various colors - later they used glazed papers.
(Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1056       imageForwarded by Whiting & Co.'s Express, Oroville, Cal. Black on orange label with handstamp town designation, on orange buff cover to Crescent Mills, manuscript "Adv $2.10" and "Coll $3" notations; cover soiling and reduced roughly at left, Fine and rare.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

THE ONLY RECORDED WHITING & CO. EXPRESS LABEL USE.

The San Francisco printing firm of Town & Bacon is thought to have printed most of the known western express company labels. This is one of few labels recorded with their printer's imprint.

Fenton Whiting began an express in Plumas and Butte County California in 1857 and continued until 1868. He used several types of printed franks and handstamps.
(Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
Eastern Expresses - Adams & Co.'s
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1057       imageAmerican Express Company's Special Express Train, From New York. Large illustrated multicolored label showing nighttime locomotive scene, on oversized cover from the National Bank of the Republic in New York to the First National Bank in Helena, Montana, endorsed "Cancelled Vouchers" on front with additional black on vermilion "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, From St. Paul, Minn." express label, blue crayon 1885 year docketing on front; cover wear and some light soiling on front, F.-V.F., a rare illustrated special train express label usage (Mosher AMEX-L276).
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1058       imageAdams's Express Company. Black on blue-green express label, Very Fine and rare label.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1059       imageAdams & Co's Express, 9 Court St., Boston. Black on blue-green label, used on Feb. 21st 1846 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City, street address added in blue, red manuscript "Ex 13" express rating, label affixed over manuscript "Adams Express" endorsement, Very Fine, ex-Bartels (German Sale), Hahn.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1060       imageAdams Express Co., Cincinnati, O. Two different black on yellow typeset labels, first black on mustard yellow label used on 3¢ pink (U58) entire with manuscript "Pd 2/- Ch" prepaid express rating for 25¢ to New York City street address; second black on bright yellow label used on light buff envelope with manuscript "Ex 2/-" collect 25¢ express rating to Paris, Kentucky, "$30" money letter notation, portion of large train black on orange label on reverse, a Very Fine pair.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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