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The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels continued...

Eastern Expresses - Pullen & Co. to Tuck & Co. continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1201       imageThompson & Co's. Express, Twice Daily Greenfield. Black on yellow-orange express label, used on light yellow cover to Huntington Mass., endorsed "By Express" and "Paid" at top, pencil "Paid 12" express rating; faulty with cover tear, Fine and rare.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1202       imageThompson & Co's. Express, Twice Daily For All New England States. Black on blue express label, affixed on reverse of folded letter datelined "Boston April 4. 1853" to Ludlow Mass., endorsed "375.00 from Moses Clark, Boston" at top and manuscript and "Contents $375.00/Freight Paid" at right; some staining, Fine and scarce label.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
1203       imageForwarded by Thompson & Cos. Express from Springfield. Black on blue express label, used along with red "Forwarded by Thompson & Co's Express from Springfield" circular handstamp on legal-size buff cover to Wells River Vt., money content notation and "1.00 to Pay" express charge; light horizontal fold clear of label and markings, minor edgewear, Very Fine and rare, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1204       imageTuck & Co's Lowell & Boston Express. Black on orange express label, used on cover from Boston to Lowell, pencil "C." collect rating; some wear and flaws, Fine and scarce, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
Eastern Expresses - Union Line to Winslow's
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1205       imageUnion Line Express, Cleveland Ohio. Black on yellow label, used in conjunction with black on orange "Money Package by the American Express, Zanesville, O." label on yellow cover to Middleburg, Ohio, pencil "Ex 2/-" rating for 25¢ express fee, "$23.00" money letter endorsement; no flap, soiling and wear, small edge tear, F.-V.F. and scarce conjunctive use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1206       imageUnion Line Express from Cleveland. Black on dark orange label, used in conjunction with red on yellow "Money Package, Cleveland & Toledo Route, Per U.S. Exp. Co." label on light yellow cover to Hudson, Ohio, pencil "4/-" rating for 50¢ express rate, "$211.11" money letter endorsement; wear and soiling, F.-V.F. and scarce conjunctive express label use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1207       imageUnion Line Express, Oneida, Ohio. Black on yellow-orange label (Mosher ULNX-L12) affixed on orange cover to Ravenna Oh., manuscript "$215" money letter endorsement, "15¢ Paid" express rating; some docketing, label corner nick, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1208       imageUnited States & Canada Express, Fiske & Co., Brattleboro, Vt. Large black on orange express label, some oxidizing, usd on orange buff legal-size cover with "Paid B" rating to Boston, Mass.; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and scarce Vermont express label use.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Company was established by a circa 1855 merger of Fiske & Co. and Cheney & Co. Apparently it operated two divisions, one with Fiske & Co., proprietors, the other with Cheney, Fiske & Co., proprietors. Exact sequence of mergers for this tree of expresses is presently unknown because of lack of documentation and scarcity of 1840s covers.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1209       imageUnited States & Canada Express From Keene, N.H. Black on orange express label, used on "United States and Canada Express, Keene, N.H." corner card envelope to Fitzwilliam, N.H., Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1210       imageUnited States & Canada Express From Potsdam Junction., Cheney, Fiske & Co., Proprietors. Large black on green express label used on reverse of buff legal-size July 21, 1863 United States and Canada Express money envelope containing $164.00 from Potsdam Junction, N.Y. sent by railroad to Keeseville N.Y.; reduced slightly at right and corner nick, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1211       imageUnited States Express Co. Via New York and Erie Rail Road., Hillsdale, Mich. Black on green express label, some abrasion, used in conjunction with "American Express Co., Cleveland, Obio" black on orange express label ("Obio" error for Ohio) on buff cover to Westfield N.Y., "$20-" money letter endorsement; slight toning, F.-V.F. and scarce conjuctive use from Michigan.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Unites States Express Co. was established in the 1850s and expanded to serve much of the mid-west.

It appears that both labels have a similar border-style and therefore were produced by same printer.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1212       imageForwarded by the United States Express Co. From Leavenworth, Kan. Black on green express label, used on 3¢ pink (U58) entire canceled by manuscript "May 2/61" date to Pittsburgh Pa., endorsed "Paid thru" at top left; wear and soiling, Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1213       imageForwarded by the United States Express Co. From Springfield, Ill. Black on green express label, tied by manuscript on orange buff cover to San Francisco, Cal., manuscript "Valuable Papers" money letter endorsement and red ms. "Paid $1.50" express rating, pencil "Mint" indicating address, Very Fine and scarce west-bound eastern express use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1214       imageUnited States Express Co., From Tiffin, Ohio. Black on green express label, used in conjunction with "Thompson & Co. Western Express, Albany" black on green label folded over edge on legal-size orange buff cover to Springfield Mass., "$500" money letter endorsement, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Thompson & Co. Western Express - Founded in 1844 by J.M. Thompson to operate between Boston and Albany via Springfield.
(Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1215       imageWells & Co's. Express, Buffalo, Albany & New York. Two black on yellow labels (Mosher WLSX-L5b) affixed on front and reverse of folded letter datelined "Buffalo May 22 1849" to New York City street address, endorsed "Paid" and "$300.00 from Parmelee & Hudley"; file folds and some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Livingston, Wells & Co. became part of Wells & Co. in about 1848, retaining the previous head office at 159 Main Street, Buffalo. Their routes included upstate and western New York. They operated on the seven railroads which became the New York Central.
(Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1216       imageWells & Co's. Express, Buffalo, Albany & New York. Black on vermilion express label with train and steamboat vignettes, used on gray folded letter datelined "Toronto 20 Novr. 1848" to Oswego N.Y., endorsed "debenture Papers & c. Steamer Chief Justice Robinson 22 Nov. 1848" at top; small label flaws, Very Fine, ex-Robertson.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The schooner was named after Sir John Beverley Robinson, who became Attorney General of Upper Canada in 1813 and became Chief Justice and Speaker of the Legislative Council in 1829.
(Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1217       imageWells & Co. Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit Express. Black on orange express label, used on Octo. 17th 1844 folded letter from Cleveland, Ohio to New York City, manuscript "Paid 4/- Through" four-bit (50¢) express rating; couple file folds, Very Fine and choice use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1218       imageL. Westergaard & Co., Ship Agents & Shipbrokers, Philadelphia. Black on white oval label used on reverse of cover with embossed "Henry Forester & Co., Brazil" sender's oval to Lanman & Kemp, New York, although endorsed "Per Merrimack", letter was refused by Brazilian post office for lack of postage (manuscript notation on reverse), received as private ship letter in Philadelphia by Westergaard, entered mails with "Philad'a Pa. Jan 17" cds and matching bold "Ship" and "Ship 12" in circle handstamps for double-rate ship letter beyond port of entry; some small opening tears, opened for display on three sides, otherwise Very Fine and unique Westergaard label use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Letter written at Pemambuco Brazil, sent privately to Philadelphia after being refused by Brazil post office for lack of postage (manuscript notation) - Received as private ship letter by Westergaard who applied SHIP AGENTS forwarder label - Philadelphia SHIP 12 in circle for double rate letter sent beyond the port of entry (private ship letter rate from 1863) - U.S. government mail to New York.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1219       imageWinslow's Original Eastern Express. Black on yellow circular label with office addresses, used on blue March 10, 1851 folded letter to Boston Mass., sender's notation "with one crate figs", Very Fine, ex-de Windt, Hahn.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Winslow operated between Boston, Portland Me. and Lewiston Me.
(Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
Civil War Expresses
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1220       image(Civil War) The Adams Express Company, S.A. Jones Agent, Louisville, KY. Black on gray express label, affixed to reverse of repaired orange cover to Orleans, N.Y., "Adams Ex. Co., Louisville, Ky., Jul 1, 1861" cds and blue "Adams Express Co., Augusta Ga., Jul 3" oval, manuscript "2/- CJP" express rating for two bits (25¢), entered U.S. mails with 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue grid duplexed with "Louisville Ky., Jul 8, 1861" cds; bottom half of cover restored with address added and bit of markings drawn in, label with sealed tears, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED COVERS BEARING AN ADAM'S EXPRESS LABEL.

Adams & Co. had organized the beginnings of an express in the south before 1850 (Stimson, page 156). In May 1861, Adams Express spun off the Southern Express as a separate division. During the Civil War, Adams had the facility to deliver "Through the Lines" mail, as evidenced by the instructive label. The Adam's Express Company began carrying letters across-the-lines between their offices in Nashville and Louisville on June 22, 1861. The sender paid the CSA and USA postage plus an express fee of 25¢ for each ½ ounce. Private express mail service was terminated by U.S. Presidential proclamation on August 26, 1861.

This cover was sent inside another envelope from an unknown location in the CSA to Louisville for transmission to the north by Adam's Express. This interior envelope was carried northbound across-the-lines by Adam's Express and placed in the U.S. mail in Louisville with U.S. postage paid. The Adam's Express S. A. Jones Agent label was affixed to the reverse provides instructions and rates for sending mail to the Confederate States.
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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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