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United States Postal History continued...

Western Express Covers - Wells Fargo & Wood continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
721       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Castroville, Jan 7. Bold greenish blue oval date stamp on 1870, 3¢ green entire to San Francisco, company frank at top; reduced at left, an Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
722       imageWells, Fargo & Co's Express, Castroville, Cal. Large rimless three-line date stamp (Leutzinger 17-11) on two 1887, 2¢ entires with black company franks; one in bright blue dated "Jun 7, 1890" to Loma Preita and other in bold purple dated "Mar 21, 1893" to San Francisco with receiving date stamp; some reductions at right, both Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
723       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Colton, Cal., Jan 23, 1894. Purple oval date stamp canceling on 1887, 3¢ green entire to Los Angeles, company frank at top, Wells, Fargo & Co. receiving cds on reverse; reduced at left, Very Fine, extremely rare and believed to be unique.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Colton was a small railroad station located south of the town of San Bernardino on the Union Pacific Railroad line. Two different types of hands stamps are known from this location. Both are unlisted in Leutzinger and both are considered unique.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
724       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Coronado, Cal. Purple oval express handstamp with "G.W. McKenzie" agent marking on 1887, 2¢ green entire from Mokelumne Hill to San Diego Cal., purple "F.E. Blaisdell, M.D., Mokelumne Hill" return address handstamp, printed black Wells Fargo paid frank, reverse with "Charges Accounted For In" handstamp; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
725       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Kernville, Jun 14. Blue oval date stamp on 1874, 3¢ green entire to Oakland, black company frank misaligned; portion of backflap missing, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
726       imageWells, Fargo & Co. Express, Monterey, Cal., Dec. 17, 1892. Purple cds and duplex grid (Leutzinger 17-9) on 2¢ green on amber entire to San Francisco, black printed Wells Fargo paid frank, San Francisco (12.17) receiving duplex ties 2¢ carmine (220), reverse with additional San Francisco Rec'd cds; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and rare marking.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
727       imageWells, Fargo & Co., San Ardo, Cal. Purple oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 10-1) on 1887, 2¢ green entire to Colusa, Cal., black Haller type J printed frank; few vertical file folds and minor edge wear, F.-V.F., very rare, this being the only on cover strike known, ex-Leutzinger.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
728     U66 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Tucson, A.T., Mar 17. Partial violet oval datestamp cancels 9¢ lemon on buff (U66) legal size entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank to San Francisco Cal., purple "The First National Bank of Tucson" return address handstamp at left, pink "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco. Mar 20" arrival backstamp; entire professionally restored, rare and Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. U66; $1,500; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Scott $1,500
Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
729     U71 imageWells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City, Apr 10. Indistinct purple oval datestamp on 24¢ blue on buff (U71) legal size entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, entire with preprinted address to The Bank of California, San Francisco Cal. and "From Gold Hill Agency"; reduce slightly at left and small edge tears, some bends, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. U71; $1,000; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Scott $1,000
Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
730       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Walla Walla W.T., Aug 2, 1883. Oval date stamp on 2¢ brown corner card entire to San Francisco, Very Fine, a very scarce express marking.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
731       imageWells, Fargo & Co., Watsonville, Cal. Violet oval express handstamp on fresh 2¢ Columbian frank entire, purple San Francisco receiving date stamp, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
732     WOO-100 unlisted image"Wood & Co. Express". Manuscript frank on 3¢ pink (U59) entire addressed to Oroville, Cal.; roughly opened at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare unlisted manuscript frank.
Thomas No. WOO-100 unlisted; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
Eastern Express Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
733       imageAmerican Express Company's Special Express Train, From New York. Large illustrated black on yellow label showing nighttime locomotive scene, on ca. 1888 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; cover wear and some light toning on front, F.-V.F., a rare illustrated special train express label usage (Mosher AMEX-L280).
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
734       imageCarr's Bangor Express, J.L. Libbey, Agent, 10 Court Square, Boston. Black on green glazed label, cut to shape, affixed on cover initially addressed to street address in Boston, forwarded to Bangor, Me., Very Fine, a very rare Carr's agent type express label.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
735       imageHarnden & Co. Express. Group of 16 covers or fronts with various Harnden's markings, includes a few oval Liverpool forwarder's markings with steamship illustration, mostly transatlantics including 1841 Harnden's New York red oval to Paris, France with red "Packet Letter" handstamp, 1841 Harnden's New York red oval to London, 1842 "Harnden & Co.'s Express, New York" red small oval to-the-mails with red "New-York, APL 30" cds on cover to London via Cunard Line "Britannia", 1844 Harnden's Boston red oval and Liverpool Ship oval to Paris, 1847 Palermo Italy to Boston with Liverpool Harnden circular handstamp, etc., some faults, F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
736       imageHarnden Express, Washington. Printed return address envelope bearing 3¢ rose (65), center guideline s.e. at right, tied by "Washington, D.C., Nov 27" double-circle datestamp to Philadelphia Pa.; reduced at right and some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
737       imageHodgman & Co's Boston & Bangor Express. Black on orange label, affixed on blue 1848 folded letter from Bucksport Me. to Boston Mass., endorsed "Hodgman & Co, freight to be returnd by Boat", Very Fine and scarce label.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
738       imageSavory & Co's, Salem & Boston Express. Black on vermilion label affixed on cover to Boston, manuscript "Paid" notation and "Oct/64" docketing; small spindle hole and small part of backflap missing, still Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)
Est. $250-350
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
739     26 imageThompson & Co.'s Express. Blue illustrated Mercury & locomotive scene corner card on cover to the American Express Office in New York, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by grid handstamp, matching "Springfield, Ms., Nov 23" cds, Very Fine and choice, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
740       imageU.S. Express Mail, Mar 10. Blue cds and pencil "10" cent rating on 1846 folded letter to Union, Wisc. Territory, long letter with some interesting content "…Your letter was received with the greatest pleasure…arrived safe - for I was afraid the journey would almost, or quite kill you - furthermore we expected you would be home sick…Benedict is also Dead, He died in shocking death, he cut his own throat…", Very Fine and scarce express mail use to Wisconsin Territory.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction

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