Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
537
c
Sale 933, Lot 537, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Per Str. Columbus. Red-orange straightline handstamp with matching large "San Francisco 40 17 June" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Sterling Mass., 1850 docketing, expertly repaired at left and along edges, otherwise Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
325
538
c
Sale 933, Lot 538, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Defective, tied by grid, "Salt Lake City U.T. Jul. 27" circular datestamp on Sammy's Pacific Mule Railroad corner card cover to Lyons Mich., song verse on back, cover with wear and edge tears, otherwise Fine, very rare, ex Foote

E. 750-1,000
650
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539
c
Sale 933, Lot 539, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)"Berford & Co. Express, Collect $1.00". Ms. at top of 1850 folded letter to San Jose, vertical and horizontal file folds, some overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
160
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540
c
Sale 933, Lot 540, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)"Berford & Co. Express Paid". Ms. at top of signed blue cover addressed to "The officer of the State, San Jose Cal.", Oct. 9, 1850 docketing on back, light vertical file fold, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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541
c
Sale 933, Lot 541, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Berford & Co's Express, San Francisco Cal. Oval handstamp on folded cover to San Jose, matching "Collect" handstamp with ms. "$1" rate, endorsed "per Berford's Express" at top, light vertical file folds, splitting along top flap, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
300
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541A
c
Sale 933, Lot 541A, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Cherokee Express Paid. Large blue oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire (U58) to Oroville Cal., cancelled by handstamp, light strike of "Oroville Cal. Sep. 5" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at left and some edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
475
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542
c
Sale 933, Lot 542, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Everts, Wilson & Co. Printed frank on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Bodega Cal., conjunctive use with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Marysville, May ?" and blue "Swift & Co's. Express, Petaluma" oval handstamps, some edge tears and wear, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage carried by three different expresses

E. 750-1,000
450
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543
c
Sale 933, Lot 543, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Everts, Wilson & Co. Daily Express. Printed frank on one of two 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entires (U10) used as a paste-up to San Francisco, top tied by "Everts, Wilson & Co.'s Express, St. Louis" handstamp, second strike at left, bottom entire cancelled by blue "Pacific Express Co., Marysville, Jan. 14" oval datestamp, some faults incl. edge nicks and tears, otherwise Fine, scarce conjunctive usage

E. 400-500
200
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544
c
Sale 933, Lot 544, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Freeman & Co. Express. Red oval handstamp on 1850 folded letter to San Francisco with red "Beloit Wis. Jan. 29" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp, ms. "40c" rate, fresh and Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 400-500
200
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545
c
Sale 933, Lot 545, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Freeman & Co. Printed frank on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to San Francisco, cancelled by "Freeman & Co.'s Express, Volcano" oval handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex Jarrett

E. 200-300
425
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546
c
Sale 933, Lot 546, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Gregory's California Express. Four-line "Gregory's California Express/Received and forwarded by/Thompson & Hitchcock/147 Pearl Street, New York" handstamp struck in red on blue 1851 folded letter to San Francisco, also with "Paid. T. & H." handstamp, some wear, Very Fine usage carried entirely outside of the U.S. mails

E. 400-500
325
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547
 
Sale 933, Lot 547, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Gregory's Express. Marysville. Two enclosures each with three-line handstamp, one in blue and one in red, former datelined at Marysville on Jan. 19, 1852, latter datelined from Marysville on Dec. 11, 1851, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
100
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548
c
Sale 933, Lot 548, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Hinckley & Co.'s Express Mail. Printed frank in scroll (Haller FH7, Ty. 1), "Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec. 24, 1860" circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Princeton Ill., bold "Saint Joseph Mo. Jan. 3" double-circle datestamp and grid, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, very scarce

E. 500-750
300
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549
c
Sale 933, Lot 549, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Pacific Express Co. Sonoma. Large blue handstamp with matching "Paid" in in octagon on blue folded letter to San Francisco, trivial edgewear, Very Fine

E. 500-750
300
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550
c
Sale 933, Lot 550, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Forwarded by Reynold's & Co. Express. Two strike of oval handstamp on 1850 folded cover to San Francisco, orange "2" in square and matching "San Francisco Cal. 22 Aug." circular datestamp, ms. "$2.00", some toned spots, otherwise Fine, rare example of miner's express letter delivered locally in San Francisco

E. 400-500
250
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551
c
Sale 933, Lot 551, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)F. Rumrill & Co's. Northern Express, Connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co. Blue oval handstamp on orange cover to Marysville Cal. and forwarded to Nelson Creek, ms. "Thru from P.M., Elk River Iowa 25c" with rate crossed out and changed to $1.00, small cover edge tears, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
650
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552
c
Sale 933, Lot 552, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)W.E. Singer & Co's. Feather River Express, Connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co. Blue oval handstamp with matching "Paid" in oval on blue 1854 folded letter to Bidwell's Bar, light vertical file folds, Very Fine, ex Kutz

E. 200-300
100
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553
c
Sale 933, Lot 553, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)W.E. Singer & Co's. Feather River Express, Connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co. Blue oval handstamp on buff cover to Bidwell's Bar, ms. "with coin $737.75", Very Fine, ex Knapp

E. 150-200
90
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554
c
Sale 933, Lot 554, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Swift & Co.'s Express. Printed frank (Haller FS12, Ty. 2) on unaddressed 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) with "Swift & Co. Express, Santa Rosa" blue oval handstamp, second strike at bottom, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
600
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555
c
Sale 933, Lot 555, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Thomes & Skadan's Express. Printed frank on 3c Green entire to San Francisco, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Reno" oval datestamp, slightly reduced at right, minor edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Chaloner and Kapiloff

E. 500-750
325
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556
c
Sale 933, Lot 556, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Todd & Co. Express. Double-line shield handstamp with ms. "Paid" on blue folded cover to San Francisco, orange-red "San Francisco 2 15 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, choice strike of this scarce marking from A. H. Todd's short-lived express, rarely seen on drop-rate letters delivered to San Francisco

E. 500-750
275
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557
c
Sale 933, Lot 557, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Todd's Express. Blue "From Todd's Express Office, Sonora" octagonal handstamp on buff cover to San Francisco, Very Fine, ex Lichtenstein

E. 300-400
275
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558
c
Sale 933, Lot 558, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Todd's Express. Blue "From Todd's Express Office, Sonora" octagonal handstamp with matching "Paid" in oval on blue 1853 folded letter to San Francisco, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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559
c
Sale 933, Lot 559, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Ophir. Blue oval handstamp with matching "Free" oval handstamp on orange cover to "Gold Hill, near Ophirville Cal.", neat "Nevada City Cal. 5 Nov. 24" circular datestamp with month slug inverted, indistinct blue backstamp, with original contents, Very Fine, unusual

E. 500-750
325
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560
c
Sale 933, Lot 560, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Steamboat. Blue handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) with printed frank to San Francisco, back of cover with general merchandise dealer's handstamp from Stockton Cal., Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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561
c
Sale 933, Lot 561, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co., Stockn. Messenger Aug. 2. Blue oval datestamp cancels two 3c Red on Buff Star Die entires (UU27) with printed franks and stuck together for use as a paste-up to Mariposa Cal., additional 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue "Collect" handstamp, Very Fine, unusual and attractive usage

E. 400-500
700
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562
c
Sale 933, Lot 562, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. Nov. 8 Blue double-circle datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) with printed frank to San Jose, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), tied by clear strike of "Collect" handstamp, some wear incl. soiling, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
80
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563
c
Sale 933, Lot 563, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express S.Frco. Nov. 23. Blue double-circle datestamp ties 3c Rose (65) on cover to Boston, endorsed "Express via Panama" at left, red receiving double-circle datestamp, 1863 docketing at right, minor edgewear just affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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564
c
Sale 933, Lot 564, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Sep. 13. Two strikes of oval datestamp tie two 3c Rose (65) on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Roseburg Or., matching "Paid" in oval handstamp, slightly reduced at top, Fine

E. 200-300
100
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565
c
Sale 933, Lot 565, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco, Oct. 1. Blue oval datestamps and Wells, Fargo & Co. frank on 3c Pink entire (U58) to Victoria, British Columbia, second strike of datestamp ties British Columbia 1869 5c on 3p Bright Red (9), blue "Paid" oval at left, edge tears incl. small piece out at top, otherwise Fine outbound usage

E. 400-500
800
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566
c
Sale 933, Lot 566, Western Mails and Expresses (see also 105-126)Wells, Fargo & Co. Purple "Wells, Fargo & Co's. Ex., Los Angeles, Cal., S.A. Butler, Agent" handstamp at left of 3c Green entire (U311) used as a paste-up, cancelled by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co's. Ex. Los Angeles, Cal. Jul. 7, 1894" circular datestamp, matching "Frank" at top, also with red oval Wells, Fargo datestamp from San Francisco of July 11, Very Fine, scarce express use during railroad strike, ex Barkhausen

E. 300-400
250
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