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Sale 769 — The Honolulu Advertiser Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 November, 1995

Category — Wells, Fargo and Company Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3436°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3436, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO./Express/HONOLULU. Clear blue oval handstamp on cover to San Francisco, matching "NOT PAID" in oval with ms. "25c", ms. ship endorsement at top, "pr. `Frances Palmer'". One other cover from the same correspondence, with identical markings, and same ship endorsement, is dated July 16, 1860 (Irwin Heiman, June 24, 1964); some wrinkling with light waterstains, still Fine, rare example from the first period of Wells Fargo service in Hawaii

E. 4,000-5,000
5,500
3437°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3437, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/PAID./HONOLULU, H.I. Red oval handstamp on cover to San Jose, with 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) tied by matching oval with Aug. 10, 1883 date, which is repeated on back, cover slightly reduced at left (bit irregular at bottom left), red ink slightly oxidized, still Fine, a rare handstamped precursor of the printed frank, used shortly after agent George Ashley reopened a Wells Fargo office in Honolulu, on August 3, 1883. This cover went with the first group of mail prepared by Ashley, on the Hankow, which departed August 15th. This may be the earliest known cover from the second period, ex Ishikawa

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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3438°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3438, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in blue-black on unaddressed 1884 5c Blue entire (U4), as part of paste-up, twice-struck oval datestamp "WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/FEB. 15, 1884/HONOLULU, H.I." in purple, corresponding San Francisco oval in blue dated Feb. 22

VERY FINE AND THE RAREST OF ALL WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY FRANKS

There is the possibility that one or two other examples of this entire are extant, but the Blue-Black frank is the rarest of all Wells Fargo & Co. Hawaiian franks

E. 5,000-7,500
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3439°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3439, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Two, Paid printed frank on United States 5c Brown entire (U222), one with purple "WELLS, FARGO & CO./MAR. 1, 1884/SAN FRANCISCO." and addressed to Honolulu, other with same cds, in blue, dated Feb. 2, 1885, as part of paste-up; first with sealed tear into postmark, Fine exhibit pair, very scarce

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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3440°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3440, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown, on envelope (blue inside) with 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) tied by purple straightline "APR. 1 1885", repeated at left, on frank, to the S.S. Wellington at San Francisco, reverse with blue "WELLS, FARGO & CO./APR. 9, 1885/SAN FRANCISCO" oval ds, stamp with small mended area at bottom, Fine appearance, rare example of this datestamp canceler

E. 2,500-3,500
2,300
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3441°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3441, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/DEC. 21, 1885/HONOLULU, H.I. Bold oval ds in purple ties 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) on envelope (blue inside) as part of paste-up, with Paid printed frank in brown, ds repeated at left, over frank, stamp with gum toning, some stains, still Fine, rare

E. 2,500-3,500
4,750
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3442°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3442, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S./EXPRESS/HONOLULU, H.I. Red oval ds ties 1882 10c Black (40) on large-size cover with Paid printed frank in brown, part of paste-up, folded vertically at left, well clear of frank, Fine and rare

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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3443°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3443, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/APR. 9, 1886/HONOLULU, H.I. Purple oval ds, twice struck on 1884 5c Blue, Blue Inside entire (U8), with Paid printed frank in brown, to San Francisco, reverse with corresponding San Francisco datestamp, cover very slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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3444°
 
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3444, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/DEC. 17, 1886/HONOLULU, H.I. Oval ds in purple on 1884 5c Blue, Blue Inside (U8) front only, to "Wing Chong Sing Panama", Paid printed frank in brown, indistinct transit markings in black at left, Fine appearance, very rare

E. 300-400
1,050
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3445°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3445, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/JAN. 16, 1887/HONOLULU, H.I. Purple oval ds on 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to London, England, Paid printed frank in brown, with New York and London datestamps both on face, reverse with some thinning & flap faults indicating this was part of a paste-up, minor toned spots and light soiling, still Fine, rare usage

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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3446°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3446, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown, on double-rate 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to Bremen, with 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) tied by target, clear "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 29, 1887" cds, reverse with San Francisco "Stm. Ship" and "Recd" cds, small flap faults, stamp with faint gum toning, Fine

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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3447°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3447, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown on large 1884 10c Black entire (U5) to Bremen, clear "Honolulu H.I. Aug. 1, 1887" cds and target, endorsed "p s.s. Zealandia'", reverse with San Francisco and Bremen datestamps, light edge wear and few tiny toned spots, Fine

E. 750-1,000
4,500
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3448°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3448, Wells, Fargo and Company Usages, WELLS, FARGO & CO'S./AUG. 1889/SAN FRANCISCO. Partly readable oval ds in purple, on United States 5c Brown on Amber entire (U223) to the Hawaiian News Co., Honolulu, Paid printed frank in brown, paper adherence on back - this was probably part of a paste-up; pinholes and light soiling on face, still Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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3449°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3449, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown, on United States 5c Brown entire (U222), as part of paste-up and addressed to Honolulu, light reddish Wells Fargo ds from San Francisco, small edge stain at R. and few pin holes, Fine, very scarce usage, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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3450°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3450, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown, on 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to Sydney, New South Wales, with clear "N.Z./MARINE P.O./23 JU 93" cds and Sydney backstamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
5,000
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3451°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3451, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank on 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to London, England, clear "Honolulu, H.I. Aug. 3, 1893" duplex, reverse with bold London ds, opening tears at top, into frank, Fine appearance, very scarce

E. 300-400
1,300
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3452°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3452, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells Fargo & Co's. Express, Wells Fargo & Co's. ExpressWells Fargo & Co's. Express. Paid printed frank in brown, on large 1884 10c Black entire (U5), originally part of paste-up, purple oval "WELLS, FARGO & CO'S/EXPRESS/HONOLULU, H.I." struck over 10c and repeated on frank, tiny toned spots, Fine

E. 400-500
4,250
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3453°
c
Sale Number 769, Lot Number 3453, Wells, Fargo and Company UsagesWells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Columbian Issue, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Columbian IssueWells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Columbian Issue. Paid printed frank in blue on United States 2c Violet entire (U349) to San Francisco, "Honolulu, H. Isles May 20, 1901" duplex, Fine, scarce territorial use

E. 150-200
900
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