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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. Hawaii

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1108
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1108, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Paid, Honolulu, H.I, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Paid, Honolulu, H.IWells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Paid, Honolulu, H.I. Red oval handstamp on cover to San Jose, with Hawaii 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) tied by matching oval with Aug. 10, 1883 date, which is repeated on back, cover slightly reduced at left (bit irregular at bottom left), red ink slightly oxidized

FINE. A RARE PRECURSOR OF THE WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY PRINTED FRANK FOR THEIR HAWAIIAN EXPRESS ROUTE.

This form of Wells, Fargo & Co. cover was used shortly after agent George Ashley reopened an office in Honolulu on August 3, 1883. This cover went with the first group of mail prepared by Ashley, on the Hankow, which departed August 15. This may be the earliest known cover from the second period.

Ex Ishikawa and Honolulu Advertiser

E. 5,000-7,500
0
1109
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1109, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu, H.I., Dec. 21, 1885, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu, H.I., Dec. 21, 1885Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu, H.I., Dec. 21, 1885. Bold oval datestamp in purple ties Hawaii 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) on envelope (blue inside) as part of paste-up, with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in brown, datestamp repeated at left over frank, stamp with gum toning, some stains

FINE. A RARE EARLY WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY HAWAIIAN EXPRESS ROUTE COVER.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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1110
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1110, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused legal-size envelope, Hawaii 1882 10c Black (40) tied by red "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu, H.I." oval handstamp, vertical crease at left, otherwise Fine, scarce with adhesive franking (even as an unused entire), ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1111
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1111, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused 5c Brown entire (U222), small flap faults, Fine and scarce, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 300-400
225
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1112
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1112, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in deep brown (Haller WF-HA) on 5c Brown entire (U222), unused, minor toning at edges, Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 300-400
225
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1113
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1113, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in deep brown (Haller WF-HA) on 5c Brown on Amber entire (U223), unused, few minor edge toned spots, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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1114
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1114, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on 5c Brown entire (U222) to Honolulu, reddish purple "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Mar. 1, 188(7?)" oval datestamp, Very Fine, extremely scarce Wells, Fargo & Co. franked entire for Hawaiian express service, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1115
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1115, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on 5c Brown entire (U222), unaddressed paste-up with some scuffs on back from removal, "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Feb. 2, 1885" blue oval datestamp struck twice, Very Fine, extremely scarce Wells, Fargo & Co. franked entire for Hawaiian express service, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1116
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1116, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused legal-size 10c Chocolate entire (U189), return address imprint at left, Extremely Fine, this is a very rare franked entire, an unused example in Sale 896 realized $1,900 hammer

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1117
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1117, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused legal-size 10c Chocolate on Amber entire (U190), Extremely Fine, this is a very rare franked entire, an unused example (U189) in Sale 896 realized $1,900 hammer

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1118
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1118, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused Hawaii 1884 5c Blue entire (U4), Very Fine, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 400-500
425
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1119
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1119, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on Hawaii 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to London, England, purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu H.I. Nov. 22, 1887" oval datestamp struck twice, paste-up entire on back, 1882 5c Yellow Brown (205) tied by cork cancels and "Ogden & San Fran. R.P.O." circular datestamp

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED HAWAIIAN EXPRESS COVER WITH UNITED STATES MIXED FRANKING.

The additional 5c stamp was required for the UPU rate to England.

Ex Aall

E. 10,000-15,000
10,500
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1120
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1120, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on Hawaii 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to London, England, purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu H.I. Jan. 10, 1887" oval datestamp, New York and London transit datestamps both on face, back with some thinning and flap faults indicating this was part of a paste-up, minor toned spots and light soiling, still Fine, rare usage, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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1121
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1121, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on double-rate Hawaii 1884 5c Blue entire (U4) to Bremen, Germany, with Hawaii 1882 5c Ultramarine (39) tied by target, clear "Honolulu H.I. Jul. 29, 1887" circular datestamp, ms. "pr S.S. Zealandia", back with San Francisco "Stm. Ship" and "Recd" circular datestamps, small flap faults, stamp with faint gum toning

FINE. RARE USE OF WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY'S HAWAIIAN FRANK ENTIRE TO GERMANY WITH ADHESIVE FRANKING.

This probably entered the mails without Wells, Fargo & Co.'s involvement.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1122
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1122, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused Hawaii 1884 5c Blue, Blue Inside entire (U8), small thins in backflap

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY HAWAIIAN EXPRESS ENTIRES.

Fewer than 15 examples of this Wells, Fargo & Co. franked No. U8 entire are known.

Ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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1123
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1123, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA), purple "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Honolulu H.I. Aug. 1, 1886" oval datestamp on Hawaii 1884 5c Blue, Blue Inside entire (U8) to San Francisco, attorney's oval handstamp in red on front and back, endorsed "Immediate", small bit of bottom left corner folded up to show inside

VERY FINE. A MARVELOUS USED EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY HAWAIIAN EXPRESS ENTIRES.

Fewer than 15 examples of this Wells, Fargo & Co. franked No. U8 entire are known.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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1124
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1124, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on legal-size Hawaii 1884 10c Black entire (U5), originally part of paste-up, purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu H.I." oval handstamp struck over 10c and repeated on frank, tiny toned spots, Fine and scarce, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1125
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1125, Wells, Fargo & Co. HawaiiWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in brown (Haller WF-HA) on legal-size Hawaii 1884 10c Black entire (U5) to Bremen, Germany, clear "Honolulu H.I. Aug. 1, 1887" circular datestamp and target, endorsed "p S.S. Zealandia'", San Francisco and Bremen datestamps on back, light edgewear and few tiny toned spots, Fine, this probably entered the mails without Wells, Fargo & Co.'s involvement, ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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