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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
340°
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 340, Western Mails, including the Pony Express, A beautiful hand-colored illustrated stagecoach design sent free from California

"San Luis Obispo Cal. Apr. 4", neat strike of circular datestamp with double-struck "FREE" in oval handstamp on cover from the postmaster of San Luis Obispo to the third assistant postmaster general in Washington D.C., with "Overland--via--Los Angeles" hand-colored illustrated four-horse stagecoach design, second part of imprint crossed out, Extremely Fine and fresh cover, a beautiful western overland mail use, illustrated in Ashbrook 1¢ 1851-57 book, Vol. 2 (p. 280), with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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