12c Green (117).
Well-centered, faint pre-use crease at bottom ending in tiny margin tear at right, tied by circle of wedges cancel on 3c Pink entire (U59) to Trieste, Austria, with Wells Fargo & Co. "PAID OVER OUR MEXICAN COAST AND CALIFORNIA EXPRESS 25 CTS. printed frank,
bold "Franco * En Mazatlan * Oct. 4, 1869" double-circle datestamp, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Oct. 23" and red Verviers-Cologne transit datestamps, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Mazatlan Mex. Oct. 14" oval datestamp on back
A VERY FINE AND OUTSTANDING WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS USAGE FROM MEXICO TO EUROPE. BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE WITH THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND ALSO THE EARLIEST RECORDED WELLS FARGO COVER FROM MAZATLAN.
Use of the 1869 Pictorial Issue on Wells, Fargo & Co. express mail is very rare; this transatlantic usage from Mexico is thought to be unique.
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