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Sale 931 — The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Hawaii Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

Category — Wells, Fargo & Co. Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4356
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4356, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, 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 San Francisco, lightly struck "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu H.I., Jul. 31, 1888" oval datestamp, purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, San Francisco, Aug. 7, 1888" oval datestamp applied on arrival

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY HAWAIIAN EXPRESS USAGE.

Ex Ishikawa and Pietsch. With 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
4357
c
Sale Number 931, Lot Number 4357, Wells, Fargo & Co. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express, Wells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Hawaii-U.S. Express. Printed frank in blue-black (Haller WF-HA) on Hawaii 1884 5c Blue entire (U4), unaddressed, purple "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Honolulu H.I. Feb. 15, 1884" and blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Feb. 22, 1884" oval datestamps, offered "as is", certified by P.F. in 1996 as "frank not contemporarily applied", the blue-black franked entires were previously thought to be samples sent to Postmaster Whitney in 1884, but the break in the bottom frameline indicates that these were probably among the 1890 reprints and that this is a back-dated example (the break is not found in reliably dated entires from 1884), ex Honolulu Advertiser

E. 500-750
1,500
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