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The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection: Classic United States and Hawaii continued...

1860-61 Transcontinental Pony Express, cont.
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
168 ngbl ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins to clear including sheet margin at bottom, bright color, Very Fine, ex Chapin, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 1,500.00

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
169   ImageWells Fargo & Co., Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Position 6, clear margins to just in at bottom right corner, rich color, light strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, faint horizontal crease at upper left, Fine appearance, the $2.00 Green Second Issue is extremely scarce in used condition, only two covers are recorded (one offered in our recent sale of the Kramer collection), and we have seen only approximately ten or fewer genuinely cancelled stamps off cover, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
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170   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Clear margins to touched at right, strongly struck blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp slightly indents stamp, manuscript offset on back from cover including Pony”, Fine and rare, only two covers are recorded (one offered in our recent sale of the Kramer collection), and we have seen only approximately ten or fewer genuinely cancelled stamps off cover (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
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171   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Ample margins to touched at left and top right, neat blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, completely sound, Fine and rare, only two covers are recorded (one offered in our recent sale of the Kramer collection), and we have seen only approximately ten or fewer genuinely cancelled stamps off cover, with 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
172   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Ample margins to touched or slightly in at bottom left, light strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, small faults including tiny tear, crease and slight soiling, otherwise Fine, only two covers are recorded (one offered in our recent sale of the Kramer collection), and we have seen only approximately ten or fewer genuinely cancelled stamps off cover, this is an affordable example, with 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 6,000.00

SOLD for $600.00
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173   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Black (143L5). Position 9, full margins all around, cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, faint manuscript offset on back, tiny negligible scrape at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE $4.00 BLACK PONY EXPRESS STAMP. THIS IS THE RAREST PONY EXPRESS STAMP IN GENUINELY USED CONDITION.

Only two covers with the $4.00 Black (Second Issue) are recorded, including one offered in our recent sale of the George J. Kramer collection (Sale 1207, lot 23). This is one of only five off-cover used examples recorded.

Ex Caspary, Golden Oak” and New Helvetia”. With 2005 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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$ 7,500.00

SOLD for $16,500.00
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174 Pbl ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter, Plate Proof on Card (143L6). Positions 12-13/17-18 and 14-15/19-20 in two blocks of four with part of manuscript Sample” applied to original proof sheet, large margins, left block has creases

A VERY FINE AND UNIQUE ENSEMBLE OF BLOCKS FROM THE WELLS FARGO & CO. $1.00 GARTER PROOF SHEET WITH THE SAMPLE OVERPRINT.

The iconic Horse & Rider stamps were never used on westbound Pony Express mail. In Rate Period 3, Wells Fargo & Co. introduced a special franked envelope for westbound mail, but its use was extremely limited. On July 1, 1861, the new contract rate went into effect. On August 12, 1861, Wells Fargo & Co. announced in the New York papers that Pony Express Envelopes” were Now ready and for sale at our office.” Although this announcement refers only to envelopes,” in fact both the franked entires and $1 Garter adhesive stamps were put on sale in August 1861.

The small belt-shaped Garter stamp looks nothing like the Horse & Rider issues and omits the words Pony Express.” The Garter was printed from a lithographic stone of 20 subjects, arranged 5 across and 4 high, based on the known corner margin strip of three and the three blocks printed on card with the word Sample” written across them. The contiguous blocks offered here represent two of the three recorded plate proof blocks. A digital reconstruction of the sheet layout is shown below.

Left block ex Schwartz and Kuphal. Right block ex Golden and with 1983 P.F. certificate. Both blocks together ex Twigg-Smith. (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
175 ng ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Unused, (no gum), large margins to full at top, Very Fine, a fresh and choice unused example of the Pony Express $1.00 Garter stamp, also very rare, despite the Scott Catalogue assigning a higher value to used examples unused are just as elusive, signed Sloane in pencil (Image)

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$ 800.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
176 ng ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Unused, (no gum), large margins to barely touching at bottom, we described a tiny thin spot when we last sold this stamp in 2011, but the P.F. did not agree and issued a sound opinion, Very Fine and also very rare, despite the Scott Catalogue assigning a higher value to used examples unused are just as elusive, with 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 800.00

SOLD for $900.00
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177   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Huge margins, cancelled by single wavy-line pen stroke, small faint thin at top and two tiny pinholes

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE PONY EXPRESS GARTER STAMP. PROBABLY THE FINEST KNOWN OFF-COVER USED GARTER STAMP.

Any example of the $1.00 Garter stamp is rare, either unused or used. In comparing the used examples (without a red line across the face, which are listed as a footnote in Scott), our records do not contain a single sound example. This stamp, with large margins, a neat pen cancel and non-obvious faults, is easily one of, if not the finest, off-cover used example extant.

Ex Hall, Twigg-Smith and Golden Oak”. With 2009 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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E. $ 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
178   ImageWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Large margins all around, bold strike of New York Aug. 24” (1861) circular datestamp, small corner creases and faint thinning

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE PONY EXPRESS GARTER STAMP WITH A BOLD NEW YORK CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL.

Any example of the $1.00 Garter stamp is rare, either unused or used. In comparing the used examples (without a red line across the face, which are listed as a footnote in Scott), our records do not contain a single sound example. This is the only stamp we have offered with a clear New York circular datestamp cancel.

Ex Knapp. With 2003 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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