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U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Goins continued...

California and Western Mails continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
8434 c ImageGreenhood & Newbauer. Northern Express. Printed frank with "baner" error (Thomas GRH-002) on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to San Francisco, clear strike of blue "Greenhood & Newbauer's Express, Weaverville, Cal." double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "Feb. 19" date, fresh and Extremely Fine and scarcer with the spelling error, ex Lyons, Herman Greenhood and Joseph Newbauer started their express in 1856 from Weatherville Cal., consolidation and acquisitions gave them control over the express business in Trinity County and support from Wells, Fargo & Co., a separate banking operation at Weatherville failed in 1867, taking the express with it, the operation between Shasta and Marysville was taken over by Grant I. Taggert's stage, with the blessing of Wells, Fargo & Co. (Thomas p. 357) (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8435 c ImageGregory's Express Marysville. Bold three-line handstamp (Thomas GRE-116a) on blue Jan. 7, 1852 folded letter from Marysville to San Francisco, sending $100.00 to be placed on credit, receipt docketing (1851 in error), filed folds including one thru handstamp, Very Fine and scarce, ex Lyons, only approximately five of this style handstamp are recorded (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8436 c ImageGregory's Atlantic and Pacific Express. General Office, 280 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Four-line handstamp in red (Thomas GRE-119) on brown cover to New York City street address, manuscript "S. Shuster Smith" ship designation and "Paid", backflap tear and some minor corner wear, Very Fine appearance, ex Lyons (Image)

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E. $ 150-200


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8437 c ImageGregory's Atlantic and Pacific Express, Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock, 149 Pearl St., N.Y. Mostly clear strike of four-line handstamp without "N.Y." (Thomas GRE-122) on folded letter to San Francisco from Scotland, Gibbs correspondence, datelined "Glasgow 16 April 1852", manuscript receipt in New York of May 1 and "No. 17 P. Gregory's Express", additional receipt docketing in San Francisco below dateline "Rec'd pr. Gregory's Express, pr Pacific June 27/52", Very Fine, ex Lyons (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8438 c ImageGregory’s Atlantic & Pacific Express, Central Office, Cor. Montgomery & Mercer Sts., San Francisco, California. Clear strike of five-line handstamp with NOT PAID” in oval on buff cover to Carson’s Creek Cal., manuscript 150” ($1.50) due marking, some slight wear, Very Fine, routed by steamboat to Stockton, probably on an Aspinwall boat running Route 5062, then overland along the Calaveras Valley to Angel Camp and south to Carson’s Creek, ex Feldman (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8439 c ImageGregory's Atlantic and Pacific Express, Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock, 149 Pearl St., N.Y. Full clear strike of four-line handstamp (Thomas GRE-124) on back of folded letter to San Francisco from Scotland, Gibbs correspondence, datelined "Glasgow 12 September 1851", manuscript receipt "from Glasgow, rec'd pr Africa, 24 Sept" and "Orig. No. 78 pr. Gregory's Express", additional receipt docketing in San Francisco below dateline "Rec'd Gregory's Express, pr Panama, November 5/51", Very Fine, an outstanding strike of this Gregory's New York office handstamp, ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Lyons (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8440 c ImageHall & Allen's Express Dutch Flat. Clear strike of oval datestamp (Thomas HAL-100) on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, addressed to San Francisco, overall dampstaining, repaired and silked, otherwise Fine, ex Lyons, a very rare handstamp with only approximately five recorded, Hall & Allen were bankers and gold assayers at Dutch Flat, their express lasted only a short period of time in 1864, they worked closely with or were agents for Wells, Fargo & Co. (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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8441 c ImageThe Holladay Overland Mail and Express Company. Spectacular printed frank (Thomas HLY-001) with "Wells, Fargo & Co. Salt Lake City U.T. Mar. 31" Utah Territory (ca. 1867) oval datestamp on 3c Pink on White entire (U58) to San Francisco, small sealed tear at upper right, still Very Fine, the only frank with "Stagecoach King" Ben Holladay's name, used after he sold his entire business to Wells, Fargo & Co. in November 1866, examples of this frank are scarce (and typically used after Nov. 1866), but covers originating at Salt Lake City in Utah Territory are rare, this is the only example recorded by Lyons (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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8442 c ImageLangton's Pioneer Express Paid. Ornate printed frank (Thomas LAN-008) on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to San Francisco, blue Langton's "Moore's Flat" oval handstamp, conjunctive use with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Nevada." oval and "May 17, 1853" straightline, manuscript "1853" at top, Very Fine, a rare conjunctive cover combining several better markings, ex Lyons, with 1983 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 150-200


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8443 c ImageLatta's Mountain Express Paid. Printed frank in blue with ornaments at sides (Thomas LAT-002) on 3c Pink on White entire (U58), paste-up conjunctive use with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Nevada Jan. 3" oval datestamp and docketing "Thos. Legg", paste-up remnants on back, pristine and Extremely Fine, a very scarce frank from this express that operated along English's old route from Nevada City to Eureka and through Aloha, Omega and Washington Cal., connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co., only six of Latta's franks (combining this style and the style with stagecoaches at sides) are recorded in Thomas, ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Lyons (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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8444 c ImagePacific Express Co. Martinez. Mostly clear strike of large red oval handstamp with blank middle (Thomas PAC-103i) on oatmeal cover to San Francisco, enclosure no longer accompanies but noted an origination in Angels Camp, Dec. 30, 1856, Very Fine and rare, the Thomas book records only two examples (this is a third example), ex Lyons, with 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 150-200


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