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

Virginia City Pony Express continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
199 c ImageWells Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Position A4, full to large margins all around, rich color, tied by blue Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Jul. 12” (1864) oval datestamp on 3c Pink on White entire (U34) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to Clara C. Crittenden in San Francisco, 1864 letter enclosed, small gum smear

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE STAMP AND BEAUTIFUL VIRGINIA CITY PONY COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CRITTENDEN CORRESPONDENCE. THE RED 25-CENT VIRGINIA CITY PONY STAMP IS MUCH SCARCER ON COVER THAN THE BLUE.

This cover was sent to Clara C. Crittenden by her husband, Alexander Parker Crittenden, a prominent West Coast attorney, while he was residing in Virginia City. The move to Nevada became necessary after California passed a law prohibiting the practice of law by anyone who would not take the loyalty oath. Parker” Crittenden was a pro-Southerner who chose to relocate to Virginia City, rather than swear allegiance to the federal government. His wife stayed in San Francisco for some time, and the two corresponded frequently while he was away. A few years later he was shot dead by his mistress in front of his wife and son.

Ex D.K.” Collection and Twigg-Smith. With 1981 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000


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200 c ImageWells Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Ample to large margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, affixed upside down and tied by bold blue Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Jun. 9” (1864) oval datestamp, second strike cancels indicia on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to San Francisco, edge of stamp with slight gum soak, missing part of backflap

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 25-CENT RED VIRGINIA CITY PONY COVER WITH TWO BOLD STRIKES OF THE WELLS FARGO VIRGINIA CITY DATESTAMP.

Most of the 25c Red covers originate from the famous Crittenden correspondence. This cover, from the Shattuck correspondence, was off the market for more than 60 years before emerging in our 2013 Rarities sale.

With 2013 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000


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