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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — Western Mails, including the Pony Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
338°
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 338, Western Mails, including the Pony Express, Perfect strike of San Francisco merchant's illustrated oval on a 10¢ Nesbitt entire

10¢ Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U16), cancelled by partly clear strike of "San Francisco Cal 5 Jan." (1857) circular datestamp and addressed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beautiful bold strike of "R. E. Raimond, General Shipping and Commission Merchant. 105 Front St. Near Washington, San Francisco" oval handstamp, depicting a small full-rigged ship in center, manuscript docketing confirms origin date and January 31, 1857 receipt, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp and Barkhausen

E. 400-500
900
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