Sale 908 — Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails

Sale Date — Friday, 17 March, 2006

Category — Express Companies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4559
c
Sale 908, Lot 4559, Express Companies1c Blue (63). Horizontal strip of three, tied by "N.Y. & Boston R.P.O." handstamp on "Adams Express Co., Meriden Conn." corner card cover to Bridgeport Conn., barely reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
4560
c
Sale 908, Lot 4560, Express CompaniesAmerican Express Syracuse N.Y. Clear strike of blue handstamp on cover to Lockport N.Y., endorsed "$268.63" and also "Free Fargo", fresh and Very Fine, scarce marking

E. 500-750
375
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4561
c
Sale 908, Lot 4561, Express CompaniesMoney Package Forwarded by American Express Company from Dubuque, Iowa. Orange label affixed over top edge of cover to Cambria Mills Mich., green "Forwarded by the U.S. Express Co. from Chicago Ill." label, ms. "$40", ms. "Counted and resealed at Chicago" on back, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear, Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage

E. 100-150
125
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4562
c
Sale 908, Lot 4562, Express CompaniesCarpenter & Co.'s Kennebec & Boston Express. Black on orange label and pencil "25" rate on Jul. 17, 1848 folded letter from Bath Me. to Boston, accompanied by two folded letters to Salem Mass. with Hale & Co. New York ovals (one "Paid", other "Collect"), Very Fine

E. 150-200
575
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4563
c
Sale 908, Lot 4563, Express Companies2c Green (213). Toned perfs, tied by "Dallas Tex. 4 Mar. 5 PM 89" duplex datestamp and oval grid on Texas Express Company imprint cover to Washington College Tenn., Very Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
105
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4564
c
Massachusetts Express Company Covers, Labels and Receipts. Important collection comprising 24 express covers and 118 express receipts (incl. some on printed stationery), most have adhesive labels, some handstamps and a prepaid express fee stamp, diverse group of companies serving Massachusetts (with emphasis on Essex County), includes small group of 1844-45 Independent Mails (American Letter Mail Co., Crofoot and Hale & Co.), 1843 ms. "Pettibone", 1858 ms. "Winchester & Co. Express" (two), 1859 ms. "Favor's Express" from St. John N.B., covers with company labels incl. American Express, Currier, George & Co.'s Lawrence Express (rare, ex Knapp), Hill & Co. (with 3c 1861), Sargent, Savory & Co., Winchester & Co., receipts and bills of lading with labels of Ayer, B. H. & E. R.R., Bradford & Co., Cape Cod Express Co., Chapman & Co., Cooper, Fears & Bray, Flavell, Frye & Co., Giullett & Co., Hatch, Jackson & Co., Longley & Co., Marshall & Moulton, Page & Co., Page & Saville, Paine, Presson, Shaw, Putney, Trask and Weston, also a Merchant's 5c Parcel Delivery stamp on receipt, minor faults and folds, still Very Fine, the publication of Bruce Mosher's catalogue of express labels has increased the demand for covers and receipts, this lifetime study collection formed by Arthur White is filled with $50-75 items and many are now worth $300 to $400 each, we strongly recommend careful viewing of this significant holding

E. 10,000-15,000
9,000
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