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United States and Confederate States Postal History continued...

Western Expresses (see also lots 537-566) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
116 c imageWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 3c Pink entire (U58) to San Francisco, cancelled by blue "W.P.R.R. * Ellis * Feb. 13, 1870" double-circle datestamp, 1870 docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine, desirable with the Western Pacific Railroad cancel, ex Kramer (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
117 c imageWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 3c Pink entire (U58), cancelled by blue "C.P.R.R. Apl. 11, 1870 Newcastle" three-line handstamp to San Francisco, some oxidation as often found, Very Fine, scarce usage, ex Kramer (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
118 c imageWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 3c Pink entire (U58), Whitney & Co. Forwarding Merchant imprint at top, cancelled by blue oval "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco Apr. 3" oval datestamp to Carson City Nev., 1866 enclosure, Very Fine, scarce (Image) E. 300-400

Will close during Public Auction
119 c Western Expresses and Related. 35 covers plus some unused and peripheral items (Godey's booklet), incl. nice group of low to mid-range value express franks (Bamber, Langton, Wells, Fargo & Co.) but also incl. scarcer markings and franks such as Adams & Co. blue and red ovals and double-circle, Gregory's straightline, Pacific Express horse-and-rider frank with "LR" initials, Truman & Chapman frank, also a 10c Nesbitt cut square with tiny portion of San Francisco Running Pony oval, generally Fine, scarce group assembled in the 1940's and 50's E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
120 c Western Expresses. 19 covers, handstamped or printed franks incl. Bamber & Co., Hoag & Co. Contra-Costa Express, Wells, Fargo & Co., also unused "San Francisco Letter Express" horse-and-rider, Fine-Very Fine, useful lot E. 400-500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
121 c Frontier Letter. Folded letter datelined "St. Joseph May 8th 1849", interesting contents include "We are now on the frontier...there is now 60 waggons between us and the ferry, so that we shall not be able to cross before tomorrow night...you will have learnt by the papers of the Cholera being here", other interesting contents, with "St. Joseph Mo. May 17" circular datestamp and "X" handstamp, some wear, fascinating contents, transcript accompanies E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
122   Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 15th 1854. Dateline on contents only, to Hon. Geo. W. Jones, letter mentions "the field of my labors is by no means a pleasant one, as I am under necessity at the present time of traveling some three hundred miles through Indian country with a heavy guard, the Indians at this time are very hostile...affairs in this territory at the present time are flourishing and prosperous with the exception of Indian difficulties.", transcript accompanies E. 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
123 c Dakota Territory. Approximately 80 covers or postal cards, a comprehensive study collection of Dakota Territory, mainly Bank Note Issue frankings but also incl. 3c 1861-68's from Cheyenne (blue cancels), Fort Abercrombie, Fort Randall and Vermillion, later markings incl. ovals, forts, county and postmaster names, registered, "Grand Forks, Dak." straightline, corner cards, fancy cancels, some have minor faults, post-1870 covers generally Fine-Very Fine, this collection was assembled cover by cover during the 1970's and 80's and has a very high retail/auction acquisition cost, a tremendous opportunity for the specialist in territorials or retail cover dealer E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
124 c Territorials and Western Town Markings. 40 covers across a wide range of post offices in Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada and New Mexico territories (a few statehood period), mainly 1860's thru 1880's but includes several 3c 1851-57's, a few 3c 1869's, many better covers incl. Eaves cameo corner card for Leavenworth City K.T. real estate agent with 3c 1857, several New Mexico Territory ( incl. three 3c 1869's, ex Dike), route agent markings, minor faults in some, generally Fine-Very Fine E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
125 c California and Western Covers. 38 covers or postcards, incl. early California town markings (Sacramento and San Francisco with "40" rate, Marysville "Paid by Stamps", 1889 "Deadwood Cal." oval), a few S.F. to France, G.B. to S.F. with "Not Called For" straightline, some later usages, mixed condition, most are Fine E. 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
126 c "Overland Mail" Route Instructions. Five covers with variations of "Overland Mail" route instructions, incl. No. 26 from Yreka Cal. to St. Louis, two covers with two No. 35's on each from Maine to San Francisco with "Overland Mail via St. Louis", Nos. 24 & 26 for carrier fee plus postage from New York to Sherman Tex. with "Via St. Louis & Overland" (ex Moody), No. 35 from Canandaigua N.Y. to Marysville with "Overland", some faults or reductions, generally Fine appearance, scarce E. 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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