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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 12LU1 or 12LU2, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8475, California and Western MailsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green entire (U311) to Fresno Cal., Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15 4:30PM 1894" datestamp and duplex oval grid cancel, backstamped with purple Jul. 15, 1894 "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, accompanying certificate notes light toning and a light central file fold, both of which are utterly inconsequential, Extremely Fine and very rare, neither of the two Bicycle Mail Route entires are frequently seen, a review using Power Search located only one other example of both Scott 12LU1 and 12LU2 (on amber entire) outside of this sale, ex Geisler, with 2009 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 750-1,000
950
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8476, California and Western MailsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2). On 2c Green on Amber entire (U312) to San Francisco, Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "Gilroy Cal. Jul 14 1894" circular datestamp and cork cancel over indicia, backstamped with purple Jul. 11, 1894 "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, cover with tear at bottom right corner tear, still Very Fine and extremely rare, neither of the two Bicycle Mail Route entires are frequently seen, a review using Power Search located only one other example of both Scott 12LU1 and 12LU2 (on amber entire) outside of this sale, Scott Retail $1,750.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8477, California and Western MailsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2). On 2c Green on Amber entire (U312), cancelled by parallel bars, 2c embossed stamp cancelled by grid, "Fresno Cal. Jul. 20 8:30 AM 1894" circular datestamp to local address, purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" illustrated backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1866, Western Mails cont: California Private PostsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green entire (U311) to Fresno Cal., Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15 4:30PM 1894" datestamp and duplex oval grid cancel, backstamped with purple Jul. 15, 1894 "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, vertical fold, otherwise Extremely Fine, immaculate condition, ex Geisler, Scott Retail $1,750.00

E. 750-1,000
900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1867, Western Mails cont: California Private PostsBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2). On 2c Green on Amber entire (U312), cancelled by parallel bars, 2c embossed stamp cancelled by grid, "Fresno Cal. Jul. 20 8:30 AM 1894" circular datestamp to local address, purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" illustrated backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail $1,750.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2668, Steven R. Belasco`s History of Stamp Collectors and Dealers, Cont.Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green (U311) entire addressed to W. Sellschopp & Co. (stamp dealers) in San Francisco, Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 19 10:30AM" machine cancel, backstamped with Jul. 17, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, Extremely Fine, immaculate condition, 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
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2008-12-03
The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals
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Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1082, Local and Private Posts (Bicycle Mail Route thru Blood)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green (U311) entire to Fresno Cal., Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "Fresno Cal. Jul. 15 4:30PM 1894" datestamp and duplex oval grid cancel, backstamped with purple Jul. 15, 1894 "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, vertical fold, otherwise Extremely Fine, immaculate condition, Scott Retail $1,850.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-12-20
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1505, Back-of-Book IssuesBicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU2). On 2c Green on Amber (12LU2) to San Francisco, cancelled by parallel bars, 2c embossed stamp cancelled by cork, clear "Gilroy Cal. Jul 14 1894" circular datestamp, bottom right cover corner tear, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,350
2,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-11-13
The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses
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Sale Number 830, Lot Number 425, Bicycle Mail Route (CA)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1), Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1)Bicycle Mail Route, Cal., 25c Brown Entire (12LU1). On 2c Green (U311) entire addressed to W. Sellschopp & Co. (stamp dealers) in San Francisco, Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 19 10:30AM" machine cancel, backstamped with Jul. 17, 1894 purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service." Fresno office datestamp with bicycle illustration, Extremely Fine, immaculate condition, 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
1,800
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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 12LU1 or 12LU2, Symbol IN ("COVER")

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