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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-25
The Benjamin Franklin Bailar Collection: A Study of the First PMG
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Sale Number 1105, Lot Number 2624, 1869 Pictorial and 1870-90 Bank Note IssuesBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1). Spelling error "San Fransisco", large margins, cancelled by two bars, tied by pink "Received/Jul. 12, 1894" datestamp, used with 1c Blue (219), both stamps tied by "Fresno Cal. Jul. 16 4:30 PM 1894" duplex circular datestamp and oval grid cancel on 1c Blue entire with Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, used to Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 16, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, reduced slightly at left, slight bend and small hole at upper right

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER CARRIED BY THE BICYCLE MAIL ROUTE POST OF CALIFORNIA.

This inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta. Service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended. Only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation.

Ex Golden.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 636, Local Posts: Barker (Libby) thru Bicycle Mail RouteBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1). Spelling error "San Fransisco", large margins, tied by "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15, 1894" duplex datestamp on E.S. Clark M.D. corner card 2c Columbian entire (U349) to under sheriff of Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 15, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, purple Overman Wheel Co. four-line handstamp on front, file fold lightly creases stamp which has some edge toning and a pinhole, Very Fine appearance, this inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta; service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended, only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation

2,750
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-11-15
The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1289, BeesleyBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1). Spelling error "San Fransisco", large margins, small piece of right corner severed and reattached (well clear of design), used with 2c Carmine (220), both stamps tied on Overman Wheel Co. cover to Oakland from Fresno, carried to San Francisco by bicycle messenger and returned from Oakland to Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 8, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, San Francisco Jul. 11 machine cancel ties stamps, Oakland Jul. 18 cds and Fresno Jul. 18 receiving backstamp, small tear at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS CALIFORNIA "EMERGENCY" POST.

This inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta. Service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended. This cover was returned from Oakland to Fresno on July 17 (arriving July 18), before the strike ended. A very unusual usage -- only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 817, Lot Number 488, Bicycle Mail Route (CA)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1). Spelling error "San Fransisco", large margins, cancelled by two bars, tied by pink "Received/Jul. 12, 1894" datestamp, used with 1c Blue (219), both stamps tied by "Fresno Cal. Jul. 16 4:30 PM 1894" duplex circular datestamp and oval grid on 1c Blue entire with Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, used to Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 16, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, reduced slightly at left, slight bend and small hole at upper right. This inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta. Service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended. Only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation.

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1996-03-26
U.S. Independent Mails
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Sale Number 773, Lot Number 153, Local Posts and Inter-City Independent Mails thru Chicago Penny PostBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Green (12L1). Spelling error "San Fransisco", large margins, small piece of right corner severed and reattached (well clear of design), used with 2c Carmine (220), both stamps tied on Overman Wheel Co. cover to Oakland from Fresno, carried to San Francisco by bicycle messenger and returned from Oakland to Fresno, backstamped with Jul. 8, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office ds with bicycle illustration, San Francisco Jul. 11 machine cancel ties stamps, Oakland Jul. 18 cds and Fresno Jul. 18 receiving backstamp, small tear at right. This inter-city service was established during the railroad union strike in 1894 by the Fresno agent for Victor bicycles, Arthur C. Banta. Service commenced on July 6 and was discontinued on July 18 when the strike ended. This cover was returned from Oakland to Fresno on July 17 (arriving July 18), before the strike ended. A very unusual usage - only 380 letters were carried during the brief period of operation. With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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