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Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Wells, Fargo & Co. Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1076
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1076, Wells, Fargo & Co. Express3c Dull Red (11), 3c Dull Red (11)3c Dull Red (11). Large margins to just touched, tied by large "Paid" grid, red Boston circular datestamp and "Due 3 cts" on brown cover to Glendale Mass. with California Express, Wells, Fargo & Co., 39 & 40 Court Sqr., Boston" shield-framed corner card, probably business matter and not an express usage, Very Fine

E. 100-150
110
1077
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1077, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Express Steamboat, Wells, Fargo & Co. Express SteamboatWells, Fargo & Co. Express Steamboat. Blue framed handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Sacramento, ms. "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express" across top, Extremely Fine, scarce riverway usage

E. 400-500
700
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1078
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1078, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Red printed frank on 10c Green Nesbitt entire to Skowhegan Me., embossed stamp cancelled by "Steamship Cts." in circle (no rate indicated), edgewear and shortened corner at top left, still Fine, scarce usage carried outside the mails from California to East Coast

E. 150-200
150
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1079
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1079, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressJ. Bamber & Co. Contra-Costa Express, San Francisco, J. Bamber & Co. Contra-Costa Express, San FranciscoJ. Bamber & Co. Contra-Costa Express, San Francisco. Bold oval handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Oakland Cal., conjunctive use with Wells, Fargo & Co. black printed frank and blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Benicia Apr. 2" oval datestamp, slightly wrinkling and wear, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
250
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1080
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1080, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Red printed frank on 10c Green Nesbitt entire used as paste-up on legal-size cover from San Francisco to New York City, 10c Green, Ty. V (35) with straddle-pane margin at right tied by one of three strikes of "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 5 Apr." double-circle datestamp, delivered to street address with "McINTIRE'S POST 2 Maiden Lane" straightline and "Collect" oval handstamps, opened for display, repaired along top edge, Very Fine appearance, scarce conjunctive use carried entirely outside mails by Wells, Fargo & Co. express and McIntire's local post, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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1081
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1081, Wells, Fargo & Co. Express1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (24, 26), 1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (24, 26)1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (24, 26). 3c pair with toned spot and and single 1c with piece missing at lower right on 3c Red Star Die entire to San Francisco, large "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Boston" oval on back and stamps tied by ultramarine "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express New-York Jul. 11" double-circle datestamp, U.S. postage prepaid as required but carried entirely outside the mails from Boston to California by Wells, Fargo & Co., fresh and Very Fine cover despite pre-use fault in 1c stamp, this franking and westbound usage are far rarer than is generally appreciated

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1082
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1082, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Haller WF-E blue frank on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Sacramento street address, embossed stamp cancelled by "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 3, 1861" double-circle datestamp and "SHIP 5" handstamp, slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, the blue frank is extremely rare, this usage with the "Ship 5" marking is believed to be unique, the sender's origin is unknown but the ship marking indicates it entered San Francisco post office as a 3c plus 2c ship letter (possibly from Hawaii?)

E. 750-1,000
850
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1083
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1083, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 3c Pink entire to Newburgh N.Y., blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Mar. 16" oval datestamp, express agent's notation "This was in an Express Box, which was lost some time ago, in Bitter Creek, 230 m east of Salt Lake City, and but now recovered. T.F.J. Agent, Salt Lake City, July 25/68", blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Salt Lake Cty. U.T. Jul. 25" oval datestamp, "Union Pacific R.R. Jul. -" circular datestamp and target, minor edge faults and some stains, Fine and exhibitable, a fantastic piece of recovered express mail, Salt Lake City lies about 500 miles east of Virginia City, and Bitter Creek, Wyoming, another 200 miles east of Salt Lake City -- this express cover wound up returning to Salt Lake City before making the eastbound trip on the Union Pacific Railroad

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1084
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1084, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank (Haller WF-E with nail mark) on 3c Pink entire (U59) to Roseburg Ore. with 3c Rose (65), tied by one of two strikes of blue "Collect" framed handstamp, matching "Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. 6 Jul." double-circle datestamp, small piece out of backflap, Very Fine, double-rate postage paid by 3c 1861 (express fee due from addressee)

E. 200-300
275
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1085
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1085, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Haller WF-E printed frank on 3c Pink entire (U59) addressed to Boston, used as paste-up with unaddressed 3c Pink entire (U58) with large red "COLLECT" imprint, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Nov. 23" oval datestamp struck over both embossed stamps, matching "Collect" oval handstamp, entered mails in New York City with 3c Rose (65), s.e., tied by circle of wedges and "New-York Dec. ?" duplex datestamp, small "Occidental Hotel, San Francisco, Cal." label at bottom of addressed entire, some tears on back where partially separated, opened for display, Very Fine, this extremely rare "Collect" entire is unlisted in Haller but undoubtedly originated with Wells, Fargo & Co.'s San Francisco office, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
400
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1086
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1086, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co, Wells, Fargo & CoWells, Fargo & Co. Printed frank on 3c Pink entire (U35) to Welter N.Y., two strikes of "Virginia City N.T. May 14, 1863" double-circle datestamp, unusual circle of rays cancel, ms. "Due 7", slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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1087
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1087, Wells, Fargo & Co. Express2c Black, 10c Green, 30c Orange (68, 71, 73), 2c Black, 10c Green, 30c Orange (68, 71, 73)2c Black, 10c Green, 30c Orange (68, 71, 73). Tied by circle of wedges cancels on 3c Pink entire (U59) to Paris, France, with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, blue "Paid Through" straightline applied by Wells, Fargo & Co., red "New York Paid 36 Feb. 12" (1867) credit datestamp, red Bordeaux transit and boxed "P.D." handstamp, receiving backstamp, shortened right edge has been expertly restored, Very Fine appearance, an attractive multicolored franking on transatlantic Wells, Fargo & Co. express cover

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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