Sale 468 — 1975 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 March, 1975

Category — Carriers and Locals, Western Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
214
og
1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Complete Sheet of 100, o. g., two stamps damaged and six have thins including some in margins; balance Very Fine, Attractive Pane

1,250
700
215
c
Sale 468, Lot 215, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversD. O. Blood & Co., (3c) Red on Bluish (15L1). Fine Impression, cut octagonally (as nearly always) clear of design, on 1843 folded letter to Burlington (N. J.) ms. "6" rate, under 30 miles, Red "Philadelphia, Pa." pmk., Very Fine & Fresh, A Magnificent example of this important Rarity

1,500
1,600
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216
c
Sale 468, Lot 216, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversVia Nicaragua, Ahead of the Mails, Blue Truncate Octagon & Bold Two Line "Steam Ship" tie 12c Black, Diagonal Bisect (17a) on small cover to New York, treated as unpaid with large "New York Ship, 7 cts". Endorsed "per Vanderbilt Line" & back has clear Blue oval "Supplied From J. W. Sullivan Newspaper Office" with local S.F. address. Cover has small faults & is toned, mostly on back. A dazzling Rarity, one of the Greatest Western covers known

E. 5,000-10,000
2,600
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217
c
Sale 468, Lot 217, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversPony Express, Paid $2.50, Neat ms. endorsement across top of 10c Green on Buff, Star Die Entire (U33) to Illinois. Clear Green "St Joseph, Mo. Apr. 26", A Rare cover under the $2.50 rate in effect Aug. 1860-Apr. 1861; one of the last covers carried at the $2.50 rate. Trifle reduced extreme left, nevertheless Very Fine

E. 1,000-2,000
1,100
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218
c
Sale 468, Lot 218, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversWells, Fargo & Co. S. Fco. Bold Blue Double Circle ties 10c Green, Ty. V (35) to Pink over-all illustrated official Wells, Fargo envelope to New York. Bold "Collect" in oval & light, legible McIntire's Post, 3 Wall St. for local delivery. Fresh" Immaculate, one of the most beautiful & rare Wells, Fargo covers in existence

E. 1,000-2,000
1,700
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219
c
Sale 468, Lot 219, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversJones & Russell's Pikes Peak Express Co., Denver City, Perfect Bold undated circle used as frank on 3c Red Entire (U10) to Illinois. Similar dated circle, Jul. 29, 1859 struck on back as cancel.; The envelope stamp with "Leavenworth City, K. T., Aug. 8, 1859" pmk. Very Fine, A Spectacular Rarity used in 2nd month of their short-lived existence

E. 1,000-2,000
1,500
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220
c
Sale 468, Lot 220, Carriers and Locals, Western CoversSpargur's Honey Lake Express, Bold Printed Frank, fancy border, on 3c Red Entire (U10) to Penn'a., ms. "Paid 7" added as surcharge to make 10c rate. Light legible "Quincy, CaI." pmk. over frank. One side flap missing, small sealed tear, immaterial as it is unique of record and of Very Fine appearance

E. 1,000-2,000
2,800
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