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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale 1227, Lot 3817, Parcel Post, Carriers & Locals, Postal StationeryWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, Broken Leg (143L3 var). Position 9R, three clear margins, just in at right, neat strike of blue Running Pony oval handstamp, also part of black circular datestamp, crease at bottom left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 RED PONY EXPRESS STAMP WITH THE "BROKEN LEG" VARIETY.

We record only approximately ten examples of this rare variety, including three used. The October 19 date in the San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp is the penultimate eastbound trip.

6,000
650
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
 
Sale 1217, Lot 1311, Parcel Post, Carriers and LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Three clear margins, just in at right, neat strike of blue Running Pony handstamp, also part of black circular datestamp, crease at bottom left, Fine appearance and attractive, the October 19 date in the San Francisco Running Pony oval is the penultimate eastbound trip

900
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale 1216, Lot 161, 1860-61 Transcontinental Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, Broken Leg (143L3 var). Position R9, clearly showing the “Broken Leg” flaw, in which the horse’s front right leg is cut off where the background shading lines end, affixed to piece, cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, margins to slightly in, few tiny edge tears, Fine appearance and extremely rare, this is one of only two used examples of this plate variety we have encountered (approximately ten in total are known)

6,000
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale 1216, Lot 162, 1860-61 Transcontinental Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, Broken Leg (143L3 var). Position R9, clearly showing the “Broken Leg” flaw, in which the horse’s front right leg is cut off where the background shading lines end, cancelled by neat strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, margins clear to touching, stained at top left over small shallow thin spot, Fine appearance and extremely rare, this is one of only two used examples of this plate variety we have encountered (approximately ten in total are known)

6,000
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale 1216, Lot 163, 1860-61 Transcontinental Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Large margins to barely touching at top right, clear strike of blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, tiny thin spot and faint corner crease, appears Very Fine

900
400
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale 1216, Lot 164, 1860-61 Transcontinental Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Position R3, huge bottom margin and full at right, cut in at upper left and barely in at top, scissors-cut at bottom right, tied by blue “Pony Express, San Francisco, Oct. 16” (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp on large piece of 10c Green on Buff entire (U41) with Wells Fargo & Co. red frank, clear strike of “Atchison, Kan. Oct. 30” double-circle datestamp applied on arrival after

14-day trip (ET-144)

A FINE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 HORSE & RIDER STAMP WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO RUNNING PONY OVAL AND ATCHISON DATESTAMP.

Starting with the Pony Express mail that left San Francisco on September 11, 1861 (ET-134, arriving September 23), the entry point for mail became Atchison. The FKW census records 25 covers, including one with the Pony Express stamp missing. By the time this Pony mail arrived at Atchison, the Pony Express had ended.

Ex “Alyeska”.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale 1216, Lot 167, 1860-61 Transcontinental Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Position L10, ample to large margins, rich color, tied by blue “Pony Express, San Francisco, Aug. 24” (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp on expertly rebacked 10c Green on Buff Star Die entire (U33) with Wells Fargo & Co. red printed frank, to W. J. Widdleton at 17 Mercer Street in New York City, bold strike of “St. Joseph Mo. Sep. 5” circular datestamp applied on arrival after 12-day trip, small sealed nick at top and the back has been skillfully added to create a complete envelope (not noted as such on certificate)

AN EXTREMELY FINE REBACKED FRONT WITH ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF AN EASTBOUND PONY EXPRESS USE INTACT, INCLUDING THE WELLS FARGO & COMPANY $1.00 HORSE & RIDER STAMP TIED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO RUNNING PONY OVAL.

This cover was carried on the trip that departed San Francisco on Saturday, August 24, 1861, and arrived at St. Joseph on September 5. The addressee, W. J. Widdleton, was a New York City publisher. In 1861 Widdleton acquired the rights to publish the collected works of the late Edgar Allan Poe.

Congress awarded the mail contract along the Central Route to the Overland Mail Company on March 12, 1861, effective July 1. The contract paid $1,000,000 per year for mail/passenger service along the Central Route and required the company “...during the continuance of their Contract, or until completion of The Overland telegraph, to run a Pony Express semi-weekly at a Schedule time of ten days eight months of the year and twelve days four months of the year...” This period of operation is known as Phase III, which corresponds to Rate Period 4 (July 1- October 26, 1861). During this period, Wells Fargo & Co. issued new stamps and envelopes to reflect the agreed upon government contract rate of $1 per half-ounce for the Pony Express. In addition, Wells Fargo & Co. charged a fee for service in California (represented by the red frank) and U.S. postage (10c per half-ounce).

FKW Census E146. Ex “Alyeska”. With 1976 P.F. certificate as a complete cover.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
 
Sale 1182, Lot 155, Carriers & LocalsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Ample margins to touched at bottom, tied by blue "Pony Express San Francisco Jul. 13" (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp on full corner of (10c) Buff entire with about half of Wells, Fargo & Co. red printed frank, the full cover was mailed to Europe, back with strikes of two European transit datestamps including Switzerland and another (possibly Ticino region), Very Fine and desirable, only six full Pony Express covers are recorded addressed to foreign countries, this was a $500,000 cover before it was reduced to a piece

E. 750-1,000
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
 
Sale 1150, Lot 1332, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Spaulding`s thru WymanWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Large margins to clear, brilliant color, neat strike of blue San Francisco Pony Express Running Pony oval datestamp, faint corner crease at bottom right, Fine appearance

900
275
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale 1071, Lot 4388, Carriers and Locals, Cont., Sanitary Fair, Christmas SealsWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Position R9 showing the “Broken Leg” flaw, in which the horse’s front right leg is cut off where the background shading lines end, affixed to piece, cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, margins to slightly in, few tiny edge tears, Fine appearance, this is the second used example of this plate variety we have seen

E. 500-750
750
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