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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1934
c
Wells & Co's Buffalo, Albany & New York Express, Office, 159 Main St. Buffalo. Black on yellow label with illustrations of train and steamboat, used on Feb. 8, 1849 folded cover to New York City, file folds, some toned spots, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
1935
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1935, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Denver City K.T. Nov. 8, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Denver City K.T. Nov. 8The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Denver City K.T. Nov. 8. Oval datestamp, second strike with Oct. 25 date on backflap of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, part strike of Nov. 14 St. Joseph office oval, "Saint Joseph Mo. Nov. 15, 1860" double-circle datestamp and grid, Very Fine, scarce

E. 750-1,000
500
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1936
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1936, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, San Francisco, Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, San FranciscoWells, Fargo & Co. Express, San Francisco. Blue oval handstamp on folded cover to Sacramento Cal., sender's routing "By Wells Fargo & Cos. Express, Collect 25 cts", Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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1937
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1937, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co. "Boise Mines--Paid 50 Cts, Wells, Fargo & Co. "Boise Mines--Paid 50 CtsWells, Fargo & Co. "Boise Mines--Paid 50 Cts." Red frank with additional Boise Mines imprint below on 3c Pink entire to Dalles Ore., blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Centerville I.T." (Idaho Territory), accompanied by a second unused entire with same frank, Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 400-500
750
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1938
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1938, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co. "Paid 25 Cts, Wells, Fargo & Co. "Paid 25 CtsWells, Fargo & Co. "Paid 25 Cts." Black frank with surcharge below on 3c Pink entire to San Francisco, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Carson City, Dec. 12" oval datestamp, minor nick at bottom and slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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1939
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1939, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Express. Six covers, each with printed frank, one has blue "Post Office Victoria" crown oval, another with advetising, also an unusual paste-up franking, faults but a scarce group

E. 500-750
300
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1940
ngbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red (143L3). Block of four, unused (no gum), large to huge margins, Extremely Fine

475
350
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1941
P
Wells, Fargo & Co., Die Proof for 1897 Reprint. Black impression of 10c without vignette and $1.00 with vignette, additional numerals at sides, Very Fine and rare proof, described by W. S. Boggs as "The last state of the original die retouched for the reprints showing the denomination figures separately. This shows that the $1.00 and the 10c were the last made." -- ex Hollowbush

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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1942
P
Wells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on Wove. Complete sheet with defaced $4.00 column at left, vertical crease thru one row, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
500
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1943
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Red pen line, large margins, Extremely Fine

300
325
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1944
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Blue line across shield has been partly erased, large margins, mounted on card, Extremely Fine

300
250
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1945
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Red pen line, also has original gum, h.r. and paper adherence, ample to large margins, small thin in top margin, Very Fine appearance

300
170
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1946
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Red pen line across shield, large margins, nicked at top right, otherwise Very Fine

300
90
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1947
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Blue, Garter (143L6). Red pen line, small margins clear of design, Fine

300
110
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1948
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Three large margins, clear at left, tied by blue Wells, Fargo & Co. oval datestamp on piece, Very Fine

E. 150-200
200
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1949
ng
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1949, Local Posts (Wells, Fargo & Co.)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1), Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Unused (no gum), large margins except clear at bottom left, trivial faint crease and tiny thin, Extremely Fine appearance, very rare -- this stamp was modeled on the "Dropped" stamp issued by Freeman & Co. (acquired by Wells Fargo in late 1859)

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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1950
c
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Black, "To Be Dropped in New York Post Office" (143LP1). Large margins all around, uncancelled, affixed to a Wells, Fargo & Co. corner card cover to Hotchkissville Conn., probably did not originate, still Very Fine and rare -- although listed in Scott under "Newspaper Stamps" in the Wells, Fargo & Co. section, 143LP1's real purpose was to pay the express fee on letters carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. over their steamship route and "dropped in New York Post Office" as the stamp states -- ex Middendorf

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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1951
ngbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Newspaper (143LP3). Block of 40, unused (no gum), creases and tears, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
300
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1952
ng
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Newspaper (143LP3). Thick paper, horizontal pair, unused (no gum), full to large margins incl. left sheet margin, Extremely Fine, despite the $30.00 Scott value for a pair, this stamp seems to be very scarce

E. 200-300
100
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1953
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Newspaper (143LP3). Cancelled by Wells, Fargo & Co. oval, large margins, creases and deep thin, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare in used condition (unlisted in Scott)

E. 100-150
45
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1954
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Thin Paper (143LP3a). Original gum, large margins, Extremely Fine, much scarcer than the $30.00 Scott value would suggest

E. 100-150
40
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1955
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Thin Paper (143LP3a). Margins into frame, red cancel (bars and letters), faults, but presentable and the only cancelled example of this Wells, Fargo & Co. stamp we have encountered

E. 100-150
50
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1956
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue (143LP4). Original gum, ample to huge margins, fresh and Very Fine, much scarcer than $35.00 Scott value suggests

E. 100-150
50
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1957
ng
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue (143LP4). Unused (no gum), large margins, slight crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance, much scarcer than $35.00 Scott value suggests

E. 100-150
45
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1958
ng
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue (143LP4). Unused (no gum), ample to large margins, slight crease at lower left, Very Fine appearance, much scarcer than $35.00 Scott value suggests

E. 100-150
45
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1959
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue (143LP4). Original gum, ample to large margins, slight gum crease and tiny scissors cut at right, otherwise Very Fine, much scarcer than $35.00 Scott value suggests

E. 100-150
45
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1960
ogbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Rouletted, Newspaper (143LP5). Right sheet margin block of nine, original gum, some brownish hum toning, separations along roulettes and small hole in one stamp, still Fine and scarce multiple

222
100
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1961
ogbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Rouletted, Newspaper (143LP5). Block of four, original gum, faint toning, some separations, slight crease and thin spot in two stamps, still a Fine and scarce block

E. 100-150
45
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1962
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Rouletted, Newspaper (143LP5). Horizontal pair, original gum, minor h.r. and adherence, Very Fine

E. 100-150
45
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1963
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Rouletted, Newspaper (143LP5). Tied on piece by blue Wells, Fargo & Co. oval datestamp, Fine, extremely scarce in used condition (Scott value of $35.00 is completely obsolete -- the $1,500.00 on-cover value is more accurate), ex Mason and Ackerman

E. 300-400
140
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1964
og
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Rouletted, Newspaper, Tete-Beche (143LP6a). Vertical pair, original gum, Very Fine and extremely scarce

E. 400-500
325
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1965
c
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Blue, Perforated, Newspaper (143LP9). Upper left margin torn off before use, tied by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, San Francisco Cal. Jan. 25 3 P.M." oval datestamp on cover to local street address, sender's handstamped name, pencil "15", light wrinkles in cover, otherwise Fine and very rare

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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1966
c
Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, (unstated value) Blue, Newspaper (143LP9). Horizontal strip of three, tied by Wells Fargo & Co. purple oval handstamps on Geological Survey of Illinois, Springfield Ill. corner card cover to San Francisco street address, Very Fine, of uncertain status

E. 400-500
160
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1967
ngbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, Perforated, Newspaper, Vertical Pair, Imperf Between (143LP9a). Block of eight containing two imperf-between pairs, creased between pairs, slight thins in top stamps not affecting center block, Very Fine appearance

182
240
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1968
ogbl
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, For Publishers' Use, Newspaper (143LP10). Complete sheet of 50, original gum, very fresh, some creasing, holes in four stamps at right and left (rows 4 & 5), otherwise Very Fine, scarce sheet, Scott $535.00+

E. 400-500
125
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1969
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, (unstated value) Blue, For Publishers' Use, Newspaper (143LP10). Large margins, on piece and cancelled by blue Wells, Fargo & Co. oval datestamp, Extremely Fine, extremely scarce (Scott value of $22.50 is obsolete -- the $1,000.00 on-cover value is more accurate)

E. 100-150
65
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