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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 143LP1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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 1849, Western Mails cont: Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins to just clear at top right, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco Febry. 4, 1860" to Towle & Co. in New York City, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Feb." large double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" in oval, sender's routing "p. St. Sonora", Feb. 24 receipt docketing, file fold well clear of adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP, WHICH PREPAID THE EXPRESS RATE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK.

The Scott Catalogue erroneously lists this stamp under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section. In fact, its real purpose was not to prepay newspaper charges, but to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states. In this case, the letter was addressed to a local New York City firm and was probably delivered by or picked up from Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent.

We record only this cover, one on piece offered in the Golden sale and five off-cover stamps (including a stamp added to a cover, described as such in the Middendorf collection).

From the March 1973 Robson Lowe sale. Ex Golden and Kuphal. With 1999 and 2011 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $7,500.00

E. 5,000-7,500
2,600
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1207, Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins all around, uncancelled, accompanied by a Wells, Fargo & Co. corner card cover to Hotchkissville Conn. which at one time bore a stamp of this size, this one probably did not originate, still Very Fine and rare -- although listed in Scott under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section, 143LP1's real purpose was to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states, ex Middendorf

1,250
650
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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 1273, Local and Private Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins to just clear at top right, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco Febry. 4, 1860" to Towle & Co. in New York City, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Feb." large double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" in oval, sender's routing "p. St. Sonora", Feb. 24 receipt docketing, file fold well clear of adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP, WHICH PREPAID THE EXPRESS RATE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK.

The Scott Catalogue erroneously lists this stamp under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section. In fact, its real purpose was not to prepay newspaper charges, but to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states. In this case, the letter was addressed to a local New York City firm and was probably delivered by or picked up from Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent.

We record only this cover, one on piece offered in the Golden sale and five off-cover stamps (including a stamp added to a cover, described as such in the Middendorf collection).

From the March 1973 Robson Lowe sale. Ex Golden and Kuphal. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $11,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 937, Lot Number 324, Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins to just clear at top right, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco Febry. 4, 1860" to Towle & Co. in New York City, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Feb." large double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" in oval, sender's routing "p. St. Sonora", Feb. 24 receipt docketing, file fold well clear of adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP, WHICH PREPAID THE EXPRESS RATE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK.

The Scott Catalogue erroneously lists this stamp under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section. In fact, its real purpose was not to prepay newspaper charges, but to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states. In this case, the letter was addressed to a local New York City firm and was probably delivered by or picked up from Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent.

We record only this cover, one on piece offered in the Golden sale and five off-cover stamps (including a stamp added to a cover, described as such in the Middendorf collection).

From the March 1973 Robson Lowe sale and ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1585, realized $10,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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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 1072, Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co., (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins to just clear at top right, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco Febry. 4, 1860" to Towle & Co. in New York City, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Feb." large double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" in oval, sender's routing "p. St. Sonora", Feb. 24 receipt docketing, file fold well clear of adhesive

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP, WHICH PREPAID THE EXPRESS RATE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK.

The Scott Catalogue erroneously lists this stamp under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section. In fact, its real purpose was not to prepay newspaper charges, but to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states. In this case, the letter was addressed to a local New York City firm and was probably delivered by or picked up from Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent.

We record only this cover, one on piece offered in the Golden sale and five off-cover stamps (including a stamp added to a cover, described as such in the Middendorf collection).

From the March 1973 Robson Lowe sale and ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1585, realized $10,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate

11,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-06-27
U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign
c
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins all around, uncancelled, affixed to a Wells, Fargo & Co. corner card cover to Hotchkissville Conn., probably did not originate, still Very Fine and rare -- although listed in Scott under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section, 143LP1's real purpose was to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states -- ex Middendorf

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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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 1585, Wells, Fargo & Co. (Western Express) (Part II)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins to just clear at top right, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco Febry. 4, 1860" to Towle & Co. in New York City, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Feb." large double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid" in oval, sender's routing "p. St. Sonora", Feb. 24 receipt docketing, file fold

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S "DROPPED IN NEW YORK POST OFFICE" STAMP, WHICH PREPAID THE EXPRESS RATE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK.

The Scott Catalogue erroneously lists this stamp under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section. In fact, its real purpose was not to prepay newspaper charges, but to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states. In this case, the letter was addressed to a local New York City firm and was probably delivered by or picked up from Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent. The example offered in the following lot shows the 143LP1 stamp used with U.S. postage and the "N. York Steamship" circle, which is appropriate for a letter entering the mails for a location outside New York City.

We record only this cover, the piece offered in the following lot and five off-cover stamps (including a stamp added to a cover, described as such in the Middendorf collection).

From the March 1973 Robson Lowe sale.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,000
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