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The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels continued...

Eastern Expresses - American to American Merchants Union continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1081       imageForwarded by American Express Co., Vienna, Wells, Butterfield & Co. Black on blue-green express label with train vignette, tied by light file fold crease on 1854 folded letter datelined "Phelps April 5/54" to New York City street address, manuscript "Paid II" and endorsed "$100. per Express" money letter at bottom left; paper loss at top, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1082       imageForwarded By The American Express Company., Livingston, Fargo & Co., Proprietors, Wilton, Minn. Black on vermilion express label with eagle vignette, used on American Express money package envelope with $30 to Washington D.C., manuscript "Paid 2.25" express rating, edge wear and flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1083       imageMoney Package by the American Express Co. From Xenia, O. Black on vermilion express label with girl and safe vignette, used in conjunction with "Adams Express Co., Cincinnati, Ohio" black on yellow express label on buff cover to Chillicothe, Ohio endorsed "By Express, $60 from H. Sharp Jameston O", pencil "Ex 2/-" rating for 25¢ express fee; top left corner nick and opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1084       imageAmerican Express Co., Xenia, Ohio. Black on vermilion express label with dog on safe vignette, used on legal-size orange cover to Newcastle, Indiana, manuscript "Filed December 4th 1862" docketing ties 1¢ Express (R1c) revenue stamp; cover edge faults and reduced at right, label creased, Fine and rare label combination use with revenue stamp.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1085       imageAmerican Merchants Union Express Co., Hudson, N.Y. Black on vermilion express label with guard dog resting on locked trunk, used on legal-size cover to New York City street address; 1871 docketing at left, reduced at top with mended top edge nick, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Formed upon the 1868 merger of American Express and Merchants Union Express, the American Merchants Union Express name lasted until 1873 when name was changed back to American Express.
(Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1086       imageMoney Package, Forwarded By The American Merchants Union Express Co., Omaha, Neb. Black on orange express label, used on July 14, 1870 legal-size Central Pacific R.R. Sacramento Cal. corner card cover to Buffalo, N.Y., endorsed "Valuable Papers via Wells Fargo & Co." money letter endorsement; bit of flap missing, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Carried by Well Fargo on the Central Pacific Railroad to Omaha where turned over to American Merchants Union Express for delivery to Buffalo. American Merchant Union operated in the 1868-1873 time period.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
Eastern Expresses - Bigelow's to Carr's Bangor
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1087       imageBigelow's Express. Black on yellow glazed label with train vignette, used on gray March 29, 1851 folded letter from Orange N.J. to Boston Mass., endorsed "$331.00, By Bigelow Ex" and manuscript "50" cent express rating, letter from Samuel Bigelow; file fold and light stain, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This was previously listed by Scott as a Local issue #13L3.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1088       imageBigelow's Express. Black on purple label with train vignette, used on legal-size buff cover to Boston Mass., endorsed "Rail Road Service, Bigelows Express" at top left; some light cover creases, partial flap, Very Fine and scarce, with 1949 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
1089       imageBigelow's Express. Black on green label with train vignette, used on blue folded letter datelined "Boston July 2d 1850" to Charlestown, Mass., fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1090       imageBoston & Bangor Express Co., Boston. Large black on green express label used on 1¢ postal card (UX7) canceled by "Rockland Me. Mar 25, 1882" duplex to Boston Mass., datelined "Green's Landing, May 24. '82" requesting order "Please send by B & B Express", Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1091       imageBradford & Co.'s Boston & Plymouth Express. Black on green label, affixed on illustrated Pilgrim Plantation cover used as package label to Chelsea, Mass., endorsed "China Ware" and "Handle with great care", right side with part of leather mounting still affixed by label; cover faults and torn, mounting holes, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1092       imageBrittin's Express. Large black on blue label, tied by manuscript ink and light file fold crease on back flap of blue folded cover to New York City, label reads "Brittin's Express, Twice a day between Newark & New-York…", docketed as containing "$95.00" note, Very Fine and rare, The only recorded use of this blue Brittin's Express label.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

Est. $400-600
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1093       imageForwarded by Bryant & Co's Package Express. Black on vermilion express label with steamboat vignette, used on back flap of blue folded letter datelined "Sedgwick Aug 6 1849" to Boston Mass., endorsed "Pr T.F. Secor & Kennebec, Bryant Express", file folds and small address spindle hole, Very Fine, ex-Knapp.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1094       imageBryant & Spear's Penobscot Express. Black on green label, used on blue August 29, 1850 folded letter to Boston Mass.; erased pencil "$28.00" money letter endorsement at top left; central file fold, Very Fine, ex-Hazelton.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1095       imageBuck's Express, Newark N.J. Black on dark blue express label, used on orange buff cover to New York City street address, Very Fine and rare New Jersey express, ex-Steven Rich.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1096       imageForwarded By Burbank & Fawcette's North-Western Money and Package Express. Black on yellow express label, corner torn, used on reverse of buff cover with red "Adams & Co., Express, San Francisco" shield cameo corner card to Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A RARE CONJUNCTIVE WESTERN AND EASTERN EXPRESS USE FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO ILLINOIS.

Cover was sent via Adams Express by ship via Panama to New York, then by railroad to Chicago by Adams Eastern Express, George Smith & Co., Adams' Chicago agent turned over to Burbank & Fawcette for railroad and stagecoach service to Mt. Carroll, Illinois.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1097       imageForwarded By The Canadian Express Co. From Portland. Black on vermilion label folded over bottom edge of light buff cover with "Eastern Express Co." wax flap seal to Locks Mills, Me., pencil "Paid 25" express rating at top right, "$10.00" money letter endorsement top left; opened at right, Very Fine and scarce cross-border express label use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1098       imageCanney & Co's Express, Boston. Black on violet express label, tied by docketing from Milton Mills N.H. to Boston Mass., endorsed "DH Ex." at bottom left and "Order" top left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1099       imageCarpenter & Co., Kennebec Express., Rail Road Exchange, Court Square, Boston. Black on purple die cut circular label, affixed on blue folded letter docketed "Bath, Nov 17 - 1851" to Boston, Mass., endorsed "Paid" enclosing order for goods, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Carpenter & Co. and Hodgeman & Co. would merge to form Eastern Express in May 1857.
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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1100       imageCarpenter & Co., Kennebec Express., Rail Road Exchange, Court Square, Boston. Red on white die cut circular label, affixed on blue March 31, 1851 folded letter to Boston, Mass., manuscript "Carpenter & Cos. Express. paid 87½ cts" at top and "$625" money letter endorsement; file folds, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction

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