Sale 862 — The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
104
og
Sale 862, Lot 104, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red, Front Hoof Missing (143L3 var). Position 9R, original gum, large margins, bright color and very fresh, Extremely Fine, only four examples of this remarkable variety are known to us, it must have occurred at a late stage of printing, because Position 9R exists with the front leg complete, ex Schwartz, Scott Retail of $175.00 is outdated and does not reflect the rarity of this variety

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
105
 
Sale 862, Lot 105, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $4.00 Black (143L5). Ample margins to just touched at bottom, cancelled by blue San Francisco "Running Pony" oval handstamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE $4.00 BLACK PONY EXPRESS STAMP -- ONE OF THE TWO KNOWN COVERS REALIZED $325,000 IN OUR HALL SALE.

Ex Schwartz. Scott Retail $1,100.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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106
c
Sale 862, Lot 106, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7). Huge bottom right sheet corner margins, others large, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Sep. 28" oval datestamp, repeated on 3c Pink entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank to San Francisco, 1862 docketing, sealed tear at top just affects frank

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SUPERB CORNER COPY OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 10-CENT BROWN ON COVER.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,500.00.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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107
c
Sale 862, Lot 107, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Full even margins, rich color, tied by perfect strike of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Aurora" oval handstamp, repeated on 3c Pink entire with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to Clara C. Crittenden in San Francisco, tiny sealed edge tear at right

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND REMARKABLY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 25-CENT BLUE USED ON COVER.

Ex Schwartz. Scott Retail $3,500.00.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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108
c
Sale 862, Lot 108, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Large margins to just touched at top left, intense shade, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Gold Hill U.T." oval handstamp, repeated on 3c Pink entire with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to Folsom Cal., tiny edge tear at top and reduced at left

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 25-CENT BLUE ON COVER.

With 1980 and 1982 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $4,000.00.

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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109
c
Sale 862, Lot 109, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Large margins all around, bright color, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Jan. 18" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire with printed frank, to Clara B. Crittenden in San Francisco, 1865 letter enclosed

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 25-CENT RED ON COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CRITTENDEN CORRESPONDENCE. THE RED PONY STAMP IS MUCH SCARCER ON COVER THAN THE BLUE.

With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00.

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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110
c
Sale 862, Lot 110, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Full to large margins all around, rich color, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Jul. 12" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire with printed frank, to Clara B. Crittenden in San Francisco, 1864 letter enclosed, small gum smear

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE STAMP AND BEAUTIFUL VIRGINIA CITY PONY COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CRITTENDEN CORRESPONDENCE. THE RED 25-CENT PONY STAMP IS MUCH SCARCER ON COVER THAN THE BLUE.

With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $4,000.00.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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111
 
Sale 862, Lot 111, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, 10c Blue entire (143LU2). 10c printed over black Wells, Fargo & Co. frank next to 3c Pink embossed stamp on a front only with backflaps added, evidently a paste-up usage, overall lithographed Gould & Curry Silver Mining Co. design, two strikes of blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 29 Mar." large double-circle datestamp, creases and small edge tears

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY ISSUES, WITH ONLY TWO REPORTED TO EXIST (BOTH IN SIMILAR CONDITION).

Ex Kramer

E. 3,000-4,000
8,750
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