10¢ Green, Type V (35), vertical pair, interpane margin with centerline at left, used with two 1¢ Blue, Type II (20), Plate 12, tied by bold 5-bar rectangular grid cancel on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Lima, Peru, Davis correspondence, "Portchester N.Y. Jul. 10" (1861) circular datestamp, red "12" credit handstamp, "Panama JY22 1861 A" transit datestamp, small disturbance in area of Portchester datestamp (a few letters touched up), Very Fine and colorful, a rare use of a Civil War Patriotic cover to South America, mailed during the beginning of the Civil War with the soon-to-be-demonetized 1857 Issue paying the 22¢ American-British Packet rate, ex Matthies and Ishikawa, with 1981 P.F. certificate
10¢ Green, Type V (35), rich color, centered to bottom right, tied by blurry strike of "Jacksonville Cal." circular datestamp with unclear date on buff cover to Lowell, Massachusetts, with large "Overland" illustrated four-horse stagecoach design, Boyd imprint, a wonderful design with banners including the names of San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis and New York, Very Fine, a rare and attractive example of this stagecoach design, ex West and Dr. Polland, with 1992 P.F. certificate
10¢ Green, Type V (35), three wide margins, cancelled by segmented grid, "Timbuctoo Cal. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Almont, Michigan, with "Via Panama" illustrated sidewheel steamship design, Randal & Co. of Marysville imprint, barely reduced at left, couple tiny trivial edge tears, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare woodcut "Via Panama" design, ex Dr. Polland, with 1995 P.F. certificate
10¢ Green, Type V (35), rich color, centered to bottom, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Saint Joseph Mo. Dec. 12" (1860) double-circle datestamp on November 26, 1860, blue folded letter (in German) to New York City, blue "Pony Express San Francisco Nov. 28" Running Pony oval handstamp struck at left, second part strike at right also ties stamp, black "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Dec. 11" oval datestamp
Very Fine. A beautiful cover with clear strikes of each marking. This is one of the finest Pony Express covers with a 10¢ 1857 stamp.
This cover was carried on the Pony trip departing San Francisco on Saturday, November 28, 1860, and arriving at St. Joseph 13 days later on December 11. The Pony Express rate at this time was $2.50 per quarter ounce, which was paid in cash. The 10¢ stamp paid the transcontinental U.S. postage.
Ex Edward S. Knapp, Louis Grunin and "Sevenoaks." Frajola-Kramer-Walske census E23. Illustrated in Letters of Gold (p. 256). With 1988 P.F. certificate.