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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8057, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Cancelled by brown target, matching "Stratham N.H. Aug. 6" (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Swatow, China, sender's routing instructions "Via California", red "New York paid All Aug. 8" circular datestamp, blurred strike of Shanghai circular datestamp, Hong Kong (Oct. 6) and Swatow (Oct. 11) backstamps, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and rare use sent by American Packet via San Francisco and Yokohama to Shanghai

E. 400-500
500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8058, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color, tied by circle of V's cancel on cover with printed address to Hong Kong, China, red "San Francisco Paid All Apr. 5" (1869) circular datestamp, May 9 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce use paying the 10c direct rate

E. 300-400
1,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8199, 1861-68 Issues5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Vivid color, used with 10c Green and 30c Orange (68, 71), tied by segmented cork cancels and red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Sep. 16" (1863) credit datestamp on blue folded letter to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, sender's route directive "via England p. Africa" and carried on that Cunarder which departed New York Sep. 16 and arrived Queenstown Sep. 25, red London transit, Nov. 10 and 14 transit and receiving backstamps, 30c with two small vertical tears at top, Very Fine, a beautiful 1861 Issue three-color franking from the Howland correspondence, with 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8455, California and Western Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by large blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express, SFrco. 11 Jan." double-circle datestamp on cover to New York, red Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, 1862 docketing on back, stamp with tear at top, minor wear, Very Fine and unusual, most printed franks were on entires, however the Star Dies had run out of stock on the West Coast and Wells Fargo needed additional red franked transcontinental envelopes, the postal convention stated that expresses had to print their franks on entires, this is a case where the rules were broken and they were printed on plain envelopes which then had 10c stamps affixed and were sold as if they were entires, making these "provisionals", only seven are recorded

E. 200-300
450
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8456, California and Western Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., S. Frco. ? Dec." double-circle datestamp, matching "Paid" oval on cover to Boston, endorsed "Via Panama", "Boston Mass. Dec. 29" receiving double-circle datestamp, reduced at right, Very Fine, carried from San Francisco to Boston outside the mails by Wells, Fargo & Co., posted there as a drop letter but correctly prepaid 10c

E. 150-200
250
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 192, Virginia City Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8), Wells Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8)Wells Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Three singles, each with clear to full margins, used with 10c Green (68), beautiful rich color, all stamps tied by four strikes of “Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City, N.T. Feb. 15” (1863-64) blue oval datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, used as a paste-up, therefore unaddressed and with adherences on back, this was undoubtedly carried to San Francisco, 10c two short perfs, left 25c faintly creased from fold (not noted on certificate), cover slightly wrinkled as usual for paste-up usage

A SPECTACULAR TRIPLE-RATE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS COVER WITH THREE 25-CENT BLUE HORSE & RIDER STAMPS USED WITH THE 10-CENT 1861 ON A WELLS FARGO & CO. 3-CENT FRANKED ENTIRE--UNLIKE THE FEW OTHER MULTIPLE-RATE COVERS, THIS IS A SMALL AND ATTRACTIVE PASTE-UP ENTIRE.

The gold and silver strikes in Utah Territory between 1859 and 1863 brought a huge influx of miners and settlers into the Carson and Washoe Valley region. At the beginning of the Civil War, the federal government moved quickly to ensure that the population of eastern California and western Utah Territory--along with its mineral wealth--remained loyal to the Union. Congress created Nevada Territory on March 2, 1861, carving out a portion of Utah Territory that included Carson City (the new capital of Nevada Territory), Genoa, Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Aurora.

Wells Fargo & Co. and other express companies had long served this region. The transcontinental Pony Express of 1860-1861 passed through Carson City and Virginia City. Therefore, when there was demand for a fast express service between San Francisco and Washoe, it was relatively easy for Wells Fargo to organize a horse-and-rider relay along their existing routes. The “Pony Express to Washoe--Through in 24 Hours” was announced by Wells Fargo to start running on Monday, August 11, 1862. The schedule provided for a 4 p.m. departure from San Francisco and arrival in Virginia City by “the next evening.” Letters sent westbound from Virginia City would leave at 6 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco the “next evening, by Sacramento Boat.”

From August 1862 through January 1863, the rate for the Virginia City Pony Express was 10c per half ounce, which was paid by the brown stamp. Sometime shortly after January 1863, the rate was increased to 25c, and a new stamp was issued in blue. The 25c rate continued through to the end of the express service, but the stamp color was changed to red around March 1864.

Multiple-rate Virginia City Pony Express covers are rare. Typically, they are large envelopes that held documents weighing a few ounces. The cover offered here is the exception to the rule. It was stamped with the necessary postage and express fee, and affixed to a larger envelope bearing the address (later removed). The three 25c Horse & Rider stamps indicate the 75c rate for a letter weighing between one and one-and-a-half ounces. The 10c stamp would have covered the triple 3c postage (1c overpaid), but the franked entire was required, so the 3c embossed stamp was wasted.

Ex Wunderlich, Ishikawa, Craveri and Gross. With 1993 P.F. certificate. Signed on back by Henry Chaloner (collector)

E. 15,000-20,000
17,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2302, 1861-68 Issues: Foreign Destinations10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Straight-edge at right, tied by cogwheel on blue cover to New York, blue "Post Office/Paid/Victoria Vancouver Island" oval handstamp, well-struck "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 10, 1867" double-circle datestamp, minor edge tears and hinge reinforcing on back, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive cover, ex Hall

E. 300-400
180
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2304, 1861-68 Issues: Foreign Destinations10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Intense shade, used with Danish West Indies, 1866, 3c Rose (2), D.W.I. stamp uncancelled at St. Thomas, "St. Thomas 13 6 1867" circular datestamp, both stamps tied on arrival by "N. York Steamship Jun. 20" circular datestamp on folded cover from Venezuela to New York City via St. Thomas, "La Guiaira" docketing and merchant's handstamp, file fold

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM VENEZUELA TO THE UNITED STATES VIA ST. THOMAS WITH THE DANISH WEST INDIES SECOND ISSUE AND 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

This is one of three recorded U.S. and Danish West Indies mixed-franking covers sent from St. Thomas on June 13, 1867. The D.W.I. stamps on these covers were not cancelled at the St. Thomas post office. The covers were carried on the USBMSC North America, which departed St. Thomas on June 14, 1867, and arrived in New York on June 20.

Ex Risvold. With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2306, 1861-68 Issues: Foreign Destinations10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 20" double-circle datestamp on cover to Guatemala, bold strike of blue "2" reales due handstamp, 1864-dated enclosure, Very Fine and attractive use from the Crosby correspondence, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
150
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1861-66 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 501, 1861-1866 Issue, Spectacular 10¢ 1861 Issue franking on quadruple-rate cover from California to France

10¢ Yellow Green (68), horizontal strip of four and two adjoining singles (separated from the same multiple), beautiful deep early shade, couple nibbed perfs, tied by grid cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 11, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to Podensac, France, sender's blue oval handstamp, red "New York Paid 24 Jan. 11" 24¢ credit datestamp ties right two stamps, red Calais arrival datestamp (January 24) and framed "PD" handstamp, Paris and Podensac receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a spectacular 10¢ 1861 Issue franking for the quadruple treaty rate to France, this was probably carried on the Inman Kangaroo, departing New York on January 12, 1861, arriving at Queenstown on January 24 (and entering French mails at Calais on the same day), ex Emerson, Dr. Graves ("Argentum") and Dr. Martin, with 1999 A.P.S. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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