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

Sale Date — Friday, 17 March, 2006

Category — U.S. Mails Via Panama

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4034
c
Sale 908, Lot 4034, U.S. Mails Via Panama6c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U14). Cancelled by perfect bold strike of "N.York Steamship" dateless circle, originating in California and addressed to Walpole N.H., couple tiny edge tears, still Extremely Fine, the 6c Nesbitt entire is far scarcer than its 10c counterpart

E. 400-500
325
4035
c
Sale 908, Lot 4035, U.S. Mails Via Panama3c Dull Red (11). Horizontal pair, ample margins to just in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 30 Jun." (ca. 1854) circular datestamp on 6c Green Nesbitt entire (U13) to Kellogg's Mills N.Y., lightly soiled, Very Fine, attractive example of 6c Nesbitt entire and 1851 Issue for double 6c transcontinental rate (pre-April 1855), ex Hall

E. 200-300
240
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4036
c
Sale 908, Lot 4036, U.S. Mails Via Panama1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 25-28R1L, horizontal strip of four, mostly ample to large margins, rich color, tied by segmented cork cancel, indistinct Cal. town circular datestamp on 6c Green Nesbitt entire (U14) to Johnstown N.Y., minor cover soiling and edge faults, still Very Fine, rare use of 1c 1851 on uprated 6c entire for 10c transcontinental rate, ex Seybold and Green

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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4037
c
Sale 908, Lot 4037, U.S. Mails Via Panama10c Green, Ty. V (35). Deep rich color, tied by perfect strike of "New York Oct. 5" Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid on small immaculate cover to Nevada City Cal., Extremely Fine, scarce in such choice condition

E. 200-300
240
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4038
c
Sale 908, Lot 4038, U.S. Mails Via Panama10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with wide margins, cancelled by multiple penstrokes and tied by "Paid" handstamp, "Gibsonville Cal. Dec. 19" circular datestamp on registered cover to Foxcroft Maine, ms. "No. 8 Register", few cover stains, light bend from contents barely affects stamp, still Very Fine, rare registered usage, the registry fee must have been paid in cash

E. 500-750
1,250
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