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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 3, Pony Express Covers, Eastbound Pony Express cover with blue and carmine Running Pony ovals

Pony Express, San Francisco, Aug. 22 (1860). Blue Running Pony oval datestamp clearly struck and tying 10¢ Green, Ty. V (35) on blue cover addressed to Robert Patton in Covington, Kentucky, sender's directive "Pony Express, August 22nd 1860", bold strike of carmine "Pony Express, St. Joseph, Sep. 2" (1860) Running Pony oval receiving datestamp on back, no indication of $2.50 rate, entered the mails with "Saint Joseph Mo. Sep. 2, 1860" circular datestamp also tying 10¢ stamp, receipt docketing "George Binds, himself, Keep this carefully for me, R Patton", cover opened for display and professionally restored with some paper backing and additions, but not affecting the stamp or markings

A REMARKABLY BOLD AND COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE CARMINE RUNNING PONY OVAL OF ST. JOSEPH, APPLIED AS A RECEIVING MARK ON A COVER WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO BLUE RUNNING PONY OVAL.

The St. Joseph Running Pony handstamp was normally struck in black, but the FKW census records ten covers with this marking struck in the distinctive carmine color (listed below). They are dated from August 12 to September 13, 1860, and all but two are struck on the backs of the covers. Four have 10¢ adhesive stamps (Scott 35), all eastbound with the carmine oval struck on the back as a receiving mark.

The FKW census lists five covers with the 10¢ 1857 stamp tied by the San Francisco Running Pony oval, all eastbound: E15 (the cover offered here), E16, E38, E46 (offered as lot 8 in this sale) and E49.

This cover was sent from San Francisco on Wednesday, August 22, 1860, after the new Pony Express rate of $2.50 per quarter-ounce (half of the $5.00 per half-ounce rate) was announced at St. Joseph. News of the rate change took approximately two weeks to reach the West Coast and was implemented in San Francisco starting with the August 15 eastbound trip.

The addressee, Robert Patton, was a prominent citizen of Covington, Kentucky, and served as the town's mayor before the Civil War. At the start of the war, he enlisted in the Confederate army and held the rank of colonel. In 1862 he was among a large group of Kentucky citizens indicted for treason for joining the rebellion, but the sealed indictments were never prosecuted and only became public in 1866.

FKW Census E15. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein.

Covers with St. Joseph Carmine Running Pony handstamp
Eastbound
FKWPony OriginSt. Jo Carmine PonyAddressStamp
E12SF 8/4/18608/16/1860 (back)Coffin, Warren RI35
E13SF 8/18/18608/30/1860 (back)Lincoln, Springfield IL35
E14Plac 8/19/18608/30?/1860 (back)Robbins, Fredonia (?)U16
E15SF 8/22/18609/2/1860 (back)Patton, Covington KY35
E16SF 8/25/18609/6/1860 (back)Ross, Boston MA35
E17Ft Br 8/31/18609/6/1860 (back)Cumming, Augusta GA26 (2)
Westbound
FKWPony OriginSt. Jo Carmine PonyAddressStamp
W9NY (date?)8/12/1860 (front)Crosby & Dibblee, SFU15
W10None9/6/1860 (back)Fiske, Sacramento CAU10
W11NY (date?)9/6/1860 (back)Crosby & Dibblee, SFU27
W12NY (date?)9/13/1860 (front)Crosby & Dibblee, SFU27

E. 20,000-30,000
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U.S. Stamps
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Outstanding Pony Express Covers from the George J. Kramer Collection
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Sale Number 1207, Lot Number 8, Pony Express Covers, One of five recorded covers with the 10¢ 1857 stamp tied by the San Francisco Running Pony oval

Pony Express, San Francisco, Dec. 8 (1860). Blue Running Pony oval datestamp clearly struck and tying 10¢ Green, Ty. V (35), interpane centerline margin at right, matching "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, San Francisco, Cal." dateless oval handstamp on mostly complete blue folded cover addressed to A. A. Low & Brother in New York City, sender's directive "pr Pony Express", manuscript "1/4 oz" weight notation ($2.50 rate), carried on the Pony trip departing San Francisco on Saturday, December 8, 1860, and arriving at St. Joseph 15 days later on December 23--a longer journey due to winter weather--on arrival the "Pony Express, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Dec. 23" large oval within circle receiving datestamp was applied in green on the backflap, entered mails with "Saint Joseph Mo. Dec. 24" double-circle datestamp tying 10¢ stamp, a few small bleached spots, red wax wafer affixed to the inside shows remnants of a printed form

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE PONY EXPRESS COVER WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO RUNNING PONY OVAL TYING THE 10-CENT STAMP. ONLY FIVE SUCH COVERS ARE RECORDED.

The recipient firm, A. A. Low & Brother, was named for Abiel Abbot Low and his brother, Josiah Orne Low. Founded in 1840, the firm became one of the leading importers of China and Japan silks and teas, and operrated its own line of clipper ships. In 1850 Low completed the A. A. Low building at 167–171 John Street, now the offices of the South Street Seaport Museum. The firm was situated at its Burling Slip building from 1850 until after the turn of the century. One of the two April 3, 1860, first trip Pony Express covers comes from the A. A. Low & Brother correspondence. The iconic New York City landmark Low Memorial Library at Columbia University was named for Abiel Abbot Low by his son, Columbia president Seth Low.

The FKW census lists five covers with the 10¢ 1857 stamp tied by the San Francisco Running Pony oval, all eastbound: E15 (offered as lot 3 in this sale), E16, E38, E46 (the cover offered here) and E49.

FKW Census E46. Ex Matthies and Gibson (featured on the front cover of the 1984 Christie's Robson Lowe sale catalogue). With 1984 P.F. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
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Sale Number 1207, Lot Number 32, Pony Express Covers10¢ Green, Ty. V (35), 10¢ Green, Ty. V (35)10¢ Green, Ty. V (35). Uncancelled, clear strike of "CARSON CITY, U. T." straightline handstamp in blue with manuscript "July 4" (1860) date ("2" corrected to "4") on yellow cover to Cohoes, New York, slightly reduced at left, stamp has slight toning at left, Very Fine, scarce straightline from this mining town and Pony Express station in what was once western Utah Territory, it became part of Nevada Territory in March 1861, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1088
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1088, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Gorgeous color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, neat strike of New York Ocean Mail cancel, long and full perforations, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in every respect, ex Merlin, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,750.00), this is the highest grade awarded and only four others share it, we have not sold another since 2012, Scott Retail with no premium for the more desirable cancel

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1,000
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2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1089
PSE 85
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1089, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, green grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp and extremely rare with a green cancel, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $115.00), we are sure the grade does not adequately account for the rarity of the cancel -- Scott assigns a $225.00 premium for the green cancel, but we do not recall seeing another

280
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1067, Hawaii10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Four singles, tied by "Bangor Me. Jul. 17" circular datestamps on large cover to Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, sender's directive "via California", cover with trivial edge faults, Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1134, Mexico and Central America10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of four, tied by three strikes of "New Orleans La. Oct. 15, 1859" circular datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, bold "5" reales due handstamp, merchant's oval on back, Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1182, Great Britain and British Isles10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red (26), arranged in block format and tied together by red grid cancels and matching New York circular datestamp with large integral "19" credit, on Dec. 1860 folded letter to London, England, red London Paid receiving datestamp (Dec. 10), 3c stamp with small tear, still a Very Fine and colorful use

E. 500-750
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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1318, Italy10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), cancelled or tied by grids, "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 20, 1860" octagonal datestamp on blue tissue-paper cover to Sardinia, Italy, red "Philadelphia Pa. Paid 1860 Nov. 26" circular datestamp ties 10c stamps, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, sender's directive "per Cunard Steamer", tissue-paper cover with some wrinkling, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1342, Denmark10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Vertical pair and single, used with two singles 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), one 3c stamp with straddle-pane margin, all tied by three strikes of "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 21, 1860" circular datestamp on folded cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Jan. 16" (1861) circular datestamp on back, red "12" credit handstamp, carried on Cunarder Australasian on Jan. 16, arriving Queenstown Jan. 26, red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, blue manuscript rate, transit and arrival backstamps, one 3c stamp slightly overlaps the edge of the cover, affecting a couple of perfs, fresh and Extremely Fine, a lovely and scarce 1857 Issue cover to Denmark, overpaying the Prussian Closed Mail rate by 1c

E. 1,000-1,500
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