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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
California and Western Mails

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8456
Symbol: C
Cat No: 68

image 10c Yellow Green (68). Intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., S. Frco. ? Dec." double-circle datestamp, matching "Paid" oval on cover to Boston, endorsed "Via Panama", "Boston Mass. Dec. 29" receiving double-circle datestamp, reduced at right, Very Fine, carried from San Francisco to Boston outside the mails by Wells, Fargo & Co., posted there as a drop letter but correctly prepaid 10c (Image)

E. $ 150-200

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:20:44 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8457
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wells Fargo

image "Union Pacific R.R. Dec. 17". Two strikes of circular datestamp with black printed Wells Fargo frank on 3c Pink entire (U59) to Stratford, Canada, blue "Paid" in oval handstamp applied by Wells, Fargo & Co., target cancel, 1869 docketing on back, minor wear along top edge and embossed design oxidized, otherwise Very Fine, ex Dr. Robertson (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:21:12 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8458
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wells, Fargo

image Wells, Fargo & Co. "Paid 25 Cts." Surcharge Frank. Black printed frank with separately printed surcharge rate (Thomas WFE-211a) on 3c Pink on White entire (U34) to S. Sinsheimer in San Francisco, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Mariposa" oval datestamp, "Novbr 28/63" pencil docketing at lower left, parts of blue oval strengthened, otherwise Very Fine, Gamett and Thomas record approximately 20 of these "Paid 25 Cts." surcharged entires from Nevada Territory, this is the only recorded example from Mariposa, ex Lyons (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:21:51 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8459
Symbol: C
Cat No: Wells, Fargo

image Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Oct. 12. Blue oval datestamp on 3c Pink on White entire (U58) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to Metropolitan Hotel in New York, "Boyd's City Post, 39 Fulton St., Nov. 23 1864" circular datestamp applied by Boyd's for local delivery, corner nick at top right, still Very Fine, scarce conjunctive use carried entirely outside the mails, Boyd's had a business arrangement with Wells Fargo to deliver letters in New York, ex Lyons (Image)

E. $ 150-200

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:22:17 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8460
Symbol: C
Cat No: U93

image Wells, Fargo & Co. "Mexican Coast and California Express.--$1.40" Printed surcharge frank (Haller WF-M6b) on legal-size 12c Plum entire (U93) to Chillicothe Ohio, unsealed and no markings but apparently used, Extremely Fine, this $1.40 Mexican Coast frank is extremely rare (Image)

E. $ 100-150

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:23:12 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8461
Symbol: C
Cat No: 205

image 5c Yellow Brown (205). Block of 20, natural s.e. at left and few perf separations, rich color, tied by cork cancels, "Benson Ariz. Feb. 6, 1887" circular datestamp on legal-size 20c Mexico entire with printed Wells Fargo & Co. Mexico green frank, uprated entire with 35 centavos handstamp and 25c rate crossed out, used as a paste-up (the addressed cover is no longer present but was probably addressed to the Compagnie du Boleo in Paris), purple oval "Express Wells, Fargo y Ca., Guaymas, Mexico Feb. 4 1887" datestamp, New York duplex datestamp, Very Fine, impressive and rare franking, without question one of the most outstanding 5c Garfield covers extant, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:24:02 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8462
Symbol: C
Cat No: 205

image 5c Yellow Brown (205). Blocks of four and six, rich color, cancelled or tied by cork cancels on legal-size 20c Mexico entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. Mexico green frank, purple "Express Wells, Fargo v Ca., Guaymas, Mexico Nov. 20, 1888" oval datestamp, New York transit duplex and blue Paris receiving datestamp, tied by small string to oversized envelope with "Benson Ariz. Nov. ??, 1888" circular datestamp at left and printed address to Paris, France, larger envelope a bit toned and creased, one stamp with small faults, still Fine, an impressive and rare franking used from Mexico to France via Benson Arizona (while still a Territory) and New York City, addressed to the Compagnie du Boleo in France, the largest producer of copper in Mexico, ex "Andromeda" (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:24:39 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8463
Symbol: C
Cat No: Whiting & Co.

image Whiting & Co.'s Feather River Express. Printed frank (Thomas WHI-002) on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Harrison Eastman "Designer & Engraver" at San Francisco street address (Golden Era Building), Extremely Fine, according to the UC Berkeley Library website "Harrison Eastman ranks as one of the important artists of gold rush California. He arrived in San Francisco by ship in February of 1849 and secured a position as a clerk in the post office. During 1849 he painted a portrait of James Marshall. He also worked with William Keith and the Nahl brothers. The sketchbook is open to a drawing entitled, 'Steamer Day, Calif. Post Office.'" -- ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Lyons (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:25:10 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8464
Symbol: C
Cat No: Western Express Entires

image Western Express Entires. Group of nine 3c entires (U58 or U59) with Western Express company banners, including Wells, Fargo & Co. (four), Pacific Union, Greenhood & Newbauer, Truman & Co's. to Mexico, Truman & Co's illustrated train, Bamber & Co., appropriate postal markings as well as some company handstamps, a few small flaws but overall a fresh and Very Fine group, see our website PDF for a complete scan (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:26:33 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8465
Symbol: C
Cat No: 34LU9

image California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5c Black on Buff Entire (34LU9). Unused, bright and fresh, hinge mounting remnants on back corners, Extremely Fine, Scott value $150.00 (Image)

E. $ 75-100

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 40.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:27:03 EST
Sold For 40
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8466
Symbol: C
Cat No: 34LU3a

image California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU3a). To local San Francisco street address, without any express or postal markings, original enclosure datelined "Sacramento July 25 1855" regarding an order for wagons, faint toning, Very Fine, this style of entire was used early in the Penny Post's operation, ex Ackerman and Hall, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 17:28:28 EST
Sold For 450

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