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2019-09-25
Outstanding Pony Express Covers from the George J. Kramer Collection
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Sale Number 1207, Lot Number 19, Pony Express Covers, Complete set of Wells Fargo & Company Pony Express Horse & Rider Issues

Wells Fargo & Company Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). Unused set of all five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black Second Issue (July 1, 1861), 143L1 part original gum, others no gum, all have four margins (mostly clear to large), 143L3 and 143L4 slight creases and thin spots, others sound

FINE-VERY FINE OR SIMILAR APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE UNUSED SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half-ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status. Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce and the vast majority do not have gum or four margins.

E. 500-750
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 17, Early CaliforinaWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). All five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), all except the $1.00 with original gum (rarely found on these), h.r. and $2.00 Red large part original gum, $2.00 Green with plate variety below "O" of "Fargo", full to large margins, the two Green stamps with a tiny spot of gum toning

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status. Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce and the vast majority do not have gum or four margins

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 449, Locals, Wells, Fargo, Sanitary Fair, Newspapers, Postal StationeryWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). All five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), each stamp plated and accompanied by photocopy of the position, unused (no gum), full to large margins on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status. Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce and the vast majority are not sound with four margins as the set offered here

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2059, Fur Trade, Territorial, Western Mails & ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). Positions 16, 20, R5, 19 and 3 respectively, unused (no gum, a few h.r.), each with four margins incl. $1.00 Red with huge left margin, bright colors, $4.00 Green, $1.00 Red and $4.00 Black with tiny thin spots, Very Fine or appear so, the July 1, 1861 issue stamps (143L3-143L5) were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status

1,080
300
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2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2060, Fur Trade, Territorial, Western Mails & ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). Positions 19, 19, R4, 4 and 3 respectively, unused (no gum, a few h.r.), each with four margins incl. couple quite large, fresh colors, $4.00 Green tiny corner crease, $1.00 Red slight bends, $2.00 Green thin spot, Very Fine or appear so, the July 1, 1861 issue stamps (143L3-143L5) were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status

1,080
275
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2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2061, Fur Trade, Territorial, Western Mails & ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). Accumulation of 24 unused stamps (no gum), incl. one $2.00 Red, two $4.00 Green, 10 $1.00 Red incl. two pairs and one huge sheet margin single, six $2.00 Green incl. a pair, five $4.00 Black, mix of margins with many large and some touched, none cut in, few typical flaws incl. small thins, Fine-Very Fine with a number of attractive stamps

4,440
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United States
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2012-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 1003, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L2, 143L4-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L2, 143L4-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L2, 143L4-143L5). Unused (no gum) with $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), missing only the $1.00 Red Second Issue, full to large margins, $4.00 Green with small thin spots, otherwise bright and fresh, Very Fine set, these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status

980
800
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2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 150, Pony Express StampsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). All five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), each stamp plated, original gum (h.r.), large margins on fresh paper, also incl. perfect proof strike of the San Francisco Running Pony Handstamp (without date), on 99 x 73mm wove, few creases

EXTREMELY FINE SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS. VERY FEW SETS OF THIS HIGH QUALITY COULD BE ASSEMBLED.

The Pony Express was launched in 1860 by the overland freight express firm operated by William H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell. In an attempt to secure the lucrative government mail contract, the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company announced that it would carry letters between California and the railroad terminus at St. Joseph, Missouri, in less than ten days. The earliest advertisements appeared in January 1860, and the first pony rider left the Alta Telegraph office in San Francisco at 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 1860. The expressman and his bag of mail did not actually ride off toward St. Joseph. He first boarded the steamer New World and traveled up the Sacramento River to Sacramento. From there another horse and rider galloped off on the first leg of the journey. Several riders and horses were used along the arduous journey, and the mail reached St. Joseph ten days later, on April 13. The operation continued until October 1861.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half ounce. An additional fee was charged by Wells, Fargo & Co. to carry mail from San Francisco to the western terminus at Placerville. The contract also stipulated the mandatory U.S. postage charge of 10c per half ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status.

Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce, and the vast majority do not have four margins or original gum. This choice set would be extremely difficult to duplicate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
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Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1321, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). All five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), each stamp plated, all but No. 143L4 original gum, large margins, No. 143L2 light stain at top center, No. 143L4 tiny margin thin, overall bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE (OR APPEARING) SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS. VERY FEW SETS OF THIS HIGH QUALITY COULD BE ASSEMBLED.

The Pony Express was launched in 1860 by the overland freight express firm operated by William H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell. In an attempt to secure the lucrative government mail contract, the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company announced that it would carry letters between California and the railroad terminus at St. Joseph, Missouri, in less than ten days. The earliest advertisements appeared in January 1860, and the first pony rider left the Alta Telegraph office in San Francisco at 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 1860. The expressman and his bag of mail did not actually ride off toward St. Joseph. He first boarded the steamer New World and traveled up the Sacramento River to Sacramento. From there another horse and rider galloped off on the first leg of the journey. Several riders and horses were used along the arduous journey, and the mail reached St. Joseph ten days later, on April 13. The operation continued until October 1861.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half ounce. An additional fee was charged by Wells, Fargo & Co. to carry mail from San Francisco to the western terminus at Placerville. The contract also stipulated the mandatory U.S. postage charge of 10c per half ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status.

Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce, and the vast majority do not have four margins or original gum. This choice set would be extremely difficult to duplicate.

Each stamp with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

990
1,800
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2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 754, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00-$4.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1-143L5). All five Horse & Rider stamps including $2.00 Red and $4.00 Green, First Issue (April 1861) and $1.00 Red, $2.00 Green and $4.00 Black, Second Issue (July 1, 1861), unused (no gum), large margins, bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE SET OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HORSE & RIDER STAMPS ISSUED FOR USE ON THE LEGENDARY PONY EXPRESS. VERY FEW SETS OF THIS SUPERB QUALITY COULD BE ASSEMBLED.

The Pony Express was launched in 1860 by the overland freight express firm operated by William H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell. In an attempt to secure the lucrative government mail contract, the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company announced that it would carry letters between California and the railroad terminus at St. Joseph, Missouri, in less than ten days. The earliest advertisements appeared in January 1860, and the first pony rider left the Alta Telegraph office in San Francisco at 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 1860. The expressman and his bag of mail did not actually ride off toward St. Joseph. He first boarded the steamer New World and traveled up the Sacramento River to Sacramento. From there another horse and rider galloped off on the first leg of the journey. Several riders and horses were used along the arduous journey, and the mail reached St. Joseph ten days later, on April 13. The operation continued until October 1861.

Commencing July 1, 1861, the Pony Express was authorized by Congress to carry mail at the rate of $1.00 per half ounce. An additional fee was charged by Wells, Fargo & Co. to carry mail from San Francisco to the western terminus at Placerville. The contract also stipulated the mandatory U.S. postage charge of 10c per half ounce. Although the Scott Catalogue lists the July 1861 issue Pony Express stamps (143L3-143L6) with other private post issues, we wish to emphasize that these stamps were issued under the terms of a government mail contract; therefore, they have semi-official status.

Although some of the Horse & Rider stamps were remaindered, they are scarce, and the vast majority do not have four margins or have faults. This superb set would be extremely difficult to duplicate. Each stamp has been plated.

990
3,250
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