Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History
Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018
Category — Virginia City Pony Express
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