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The Manwood Collection of Express Company Labels continued...

Civil War Expresses continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1221       image(Civil War) American Letter Express Co. Black on white label reading "Due the AMERICAN LETTER EXPRESS CO. 1F 60 cent(imes) (for postage advanced) on this letter. Send the amount in money to the Company at Louisville, Ky.", affixed at upper left (over another express label requesting 60 cents) on cover front with part of one flap from Baton Rouge, La. to Mielan, France, trace of Baton Rouge La. origin cds on flap, carried by express to Nashville, then transferred to Louisville where blue "Louisville Ky. Aug 15, 1861" cds struck, then on to New York with red "New York '24' Aug 24" credit datestamp, carried on Cunard Line Europa from Boston Aug. 21st to Queenstown arriving Aug. 31st, red Calais (8.31) entry cds and matching boxed "P.D." handstamp; flap with railroad transit and Mielan (9.5) arrival cds, ex-Walske.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE AMERICAN LETTER EXPRESS POSTAGE DUE LABEL. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE USED TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION.

The American Letter Express Company advertised its across-the-lines mail service with a basic rate of 15c. Their instructions stated: "Enclosing 15 cents in money. This prepays all expenses to its destination. The rates here given are for letters not exceeding half ounce in weight… Do not use U.S. stamps or stamped envelopes, they are valueless when coming from the Confederate States."

Evidently some letters were received without the requisite prepayment, and these were delivered to the recipient postage due. The 1 franc 60 centimes requested on this label covers the postage costs only and equates to 30 cents -- double the 15c treaty rate and reflected in the 24c credit to France in the New York exchange office datestamp. The express fee was paid by the sender.

Only two examples of the postage due label prepared by American Letter Express are recorded in the Special Routes book -- this cover front to France and one with a U.S. 3c 1857 Issue stamp to New York. They were both postmarked at Louisville on August 15. It is possible that the label was only used on one batch of mail forwarded from Nashville and was thereafter discontinued as impractical.

References: Special Routes Census No. N-AX-10. This label illustrated in Special Routes book on p.51. (Image1)

Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1222     B image(Civil War) E. H. Cushing Express. Black on white newsprint label, Dietz Type II, affixed to reverse of brown homemade cover originating west of the Mississippi River to Averysboro N.C., label tied together with CSA 10¢ blue (11), large margins, by "Mobile Ala. Mar 12" cds where Cushing's eastern office was maintained; 10¢ small shallow scuff and creasing from placement over edge of cover, label with small tear at right, Very Fine, ex-Knapp, MacBride and Everett.
C.S.A. Catalog Nos. B; Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CUSHING TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS LABEL TIED BY A POSTAL MARKING.

E. H. Cushing, editor of the Houston Daily Telegraph newspaper, commenced his express service after New Orleans fell to the Federals in April 1862 as an effort to improve communications between Texan regiments in the East and secure safe lines for news transmission. The 500-mile express ran between Houston and Mobile, or Selma, with pony riders and other means of conveyance necessary to cross Federal lines. The labels were typeset at his newspaper and several types are recorded. They were affixed by Cushing's agents on the reverse of covers carried by the express to advertise the service.

The Type B Cushing label on white paper was used on eastbound mail in 1863 and early 1864.
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Est. $7,500-10,000
SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1223     D image(Civil War) E. H. Cushing Express. Black on gray newsprint label, affixed on reverse of small lady's cover originating somewhere west of the Mississippi and carried by Cushing's express, entered mails with 10¢ dark blue (11b), three large margins, touched at top, tied by "Selma Ala. Nov 5" cds to Gainesville Ala.; opened for display, small mend at lower left, Very Fine appearance, ex-Walske.
C.S.A. Catalog Nos. D; Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

A CHOICE CUSHING TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS LABEL COVER BEARING THE LAST TYPE ANNOUNCING THE END OF THE SERVICE.

The Type D Cushing label on grayish paper was used on eastbound mail in September 1864. It was dated September 12, 1864 and announced the end of the Cushing private mail service reading "The P.O. Department has notified us to discontinue these private expresses, as they interfere with its revenues. We shall accordingly send no more at present". The Post Office had set up a Trans-Mississippi Express Mail that was in direct competition with the Cushing service.

References: Illustrated in Shenfield book (p. 70) and Special Routes (p. 118). (Image1)

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Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Express Label Balance Lots
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1224       imageAmerican Express Company. Group of 25 labels used on 16 covers and 9 fronts, including Quincy & St. Joseph Route (front), St. Louis Mo., Syracuse N.Y., Oswego N.Y., West Waterville Me., Burlington Iowa, Illinois Central Route, Woodstock, Canada, St. Paul Mich. label on North-Western Express Co. money package front, Auburn N.Y. and Rochester N.Y. patriotic shield labels on legal-size covers; etc.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1225       imageEastern Express Label Balance. Group of 96 mostly different with 46 affixed on letters, note "Shaw's Newburyport & Boston Express" on letter with R6c revenue stamp; "Boston & Nashua Despatch Express Co., Boston"; "Bradford & Co.'s Express"; "Chapman & Co's Marblehead Express"; "United States Express Co., Detroit, Mich."; "Cheney & Co's Express, Boston" die cut red on white label; "Jackson's Express Co., Boston"; "Whitten's Boston & Newburyport Express"; "Rollins' West Newbury, Groveland and South Groveland Express, Boston"; "Currier & Co's Gloucester & Boston Express, Boston"; etc., F.-V.F. group with many better labels.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1226       imageEastern Express Label Postal History Balance. Group of 30 covers including "Stait & Co."; "Eastern Express Co. Boston"; "Kinsley & Co's New York, Philadelphia & Boston Express"; "Livingston, Howard & Co's Express"; "Howard Express Co. Allentown, Pa."; "Union Line Express, Canton, Ohio"; "U.S. & Canada Express, Ogdensburg N.Y."; "Virgil & Co's Express, Burlington"; "American Merchants Union Express Co., Beaver Dam, Wis."; "Paine & Cobb's North Bridgewater and Campello Express, Boston"; "United States and Canada Express, Cheney, Fiske & Co."; couple on quit-claim deeds and letters; some faults, F.-V.F. collection.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1227       imageUnited States Express Co. Group of 16 labels used on cover or front, note Chicago & rock Island Route large-size label, Sandusky Ohio, Port Jervis, Cochecton N.Y., Attica Ind. on Merchants Union Express Co. collection envelope, Holden Mo. and St. Louis Mo. combo use on front, Holden Mo. conjunctive use with Merchants Union Express Chicago Ill. label on front; Brownville N.T. on front; and Centerville Iowa, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1228       imageWells & Co. and Related Express Labels. Group of 8 different labels including "American Express Co., from Lockport / Wells, Butterfield & Co. Prop'tors." black on vermilion label on cover to Auburn N.Y.; "American Express Co. New-York, Albany & Buffalo Express / Wells, Butterfield & Co., New-York" black on green label used on cover to Albany, "American Express Co. Rochester / Wells, Butterfield & Co." black on green label used on cover to Albion; "Wells' Amesbury & Boston Express" black on yellow label used on cover to Boston; "Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy's Express, Buffalo" black on pink label (hole) used on 1845 letter to New York City, etc. one on letter only; some faults, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction

United States Essays and Proofs

1847-60 Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1229 P    1P1c image1847, 5¢ red brown, large die proof on white laid paper. 33x39mm with cross-hatching, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 1P1c; $800. (Image1)

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Scott $800

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1230 P    12TC5a//g image1856, 5¢ Jefferson, trial color plate proof on wove. Five different in pale brown, rose brown, dark olive bistre, dark olive green & deep orange, all with full margins and rich colors, Very Fine, each with P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 12TC5a//g; $1,500. (Image1)

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Scott $1,500

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1231 P    40P4-47P4 image1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card. Deep rich colors throughout, generally Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 40P4-47P4; $425. (Image1)

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Scott $425

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1232 P    40P4-47P4, LO1P4-LO2 image1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card. Including the Franklin & eagle carrier proofs, clear to large margins, deep rich colors throughout, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 40P4-47P4, LO1P4-LO2P4; $485. (Image1)

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Scott $485

CLOSED
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1233 P    40P4-47P4 image1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card. Of all eight values, clear to large margins, rich colors and remarkably fresh, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 40P4-47P4; $595. (Image1)

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Scott $595

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1234 P    40P4-47P4 image1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card. All with full well matched margins, rich radiant colors, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 40P4-47P4; $425. (Image1)

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Scott $425

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1861-1866 Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1235 P    59P3 image1861, 12¢ black, First Design, plate proof on India. Full balanced margins, rich color on pristine paper, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 59P3; $350. (Image1)

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Scott $350

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1236 P    63TC5, 63TC6 image1861, 1¢ Franklin, trial color plate proof on wove paper, imperf & perf. Selection of 10 imperf & 9 perf'd singles and 5 imperf & 7 perf'd blocks of 4, nice range of colors with minor duplication, bright and fresh throughout, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 63TC5, 63TC6; $3,050. (Image1)

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Scott $3,050

CLOSED
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1237 P    63P2//72P2 image1861-66 Issue, "Roosevelt" small die proofs on white wove paper. Set of nine, includes 3¢ lake (66TC2) & 3¢ scarlet (74TC2), all on gray card from "Roosevelt" album, rich colors throughout, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 63P2//72P2; $2,200. (Image1)

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Scott $2,200

CLOSED
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1238 P    63P4 image1861-63, 1¢-90¢ issues, plate proofs on card. Set of 12, includes 3¢ in red brown & scarlet & 24¢ in violet and brown violet, mostly large margins; with the original P.O. envelope, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 63P4; $1,185. (Image1)

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Scott $1,185

CLOSED
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1239 P    63P4//78P4 image1861, 1¢-90¢ issues, plate proofs on card. Basic set of 10 denominations plus the scarce 24¢ red lilac (70P4) and a 3¢ scarlet (74TC4), large margins, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 63P4//78P4; $1,485. (Image1)

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Scott $1,485

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1240 E    65-E15f image1861, 3¢ Washington, N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in scarlet. Trial color plate proof on India paper (formerly No. 56TC3), block of 4, full margins, deep color and impression, Very Fine, a scarce multiple.
Scott Nos. 65-E15f; $1,400. (Image1)

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Scott $1,400

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction

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