Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Virginia City Pony Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2095
c
Sale 1191, Lot 2095, Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Ample to large margins including right sheet margin, tied by blue "Wells Fargo & Co. Sac. Messenger Jan. 25" (1865) oval datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with black printed frank and lithographed Gould and Curry Silver Mining Company advertisement, addressed to Carson City, Nevada, with original January 25, 1865 enclosure on Gould Co. printed letterhead, couple inconsequential tiny edge tears not mentioned on accompanying certificate, letter is pristine

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL WELLS, FARGO & CO. FRANKED ADVERTISING COVER WITH THE 25-CENT RED VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS ISSUE.

Although the Crittenden correspondence added at least 18 25c Red Virginia City Pony Express covers to the available supply, none had any form of advertisement. This handsome lithographed cover from San Francisco to Carson City is an exceptional and scarce use of the Horse & Rider issue. Wells Fargo sold franked overall advertising envelopes for an extra penny, or 11c each.

Ex Walske. With 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
8,500