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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — Express Companies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1277
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1277, Express CompaniesForwarded by American Merchants Union Express Co. from Ogdensbnrg [sic] N.Y, Forwarded by American Merchants Union Express Co. from Ogdensbnrg [sic] N.YForwarded by American Merchants Union Express Co. from Ogdensbnrg [sic] N.Y. "U" of Ogdensburg inverted, black on vermilion label on 2c Black Jack entire to Millport N.Y., slightly creased and soiled, otherwise Fine, rare, ex Knapp

E. 300-400
425
1278
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1278, Express CompaniesForwarded by Durfee's Express, Forwarded by Durfee's ExpressForwarded by Durfee's Express. Black on dull green label on cover to Chicago Ill., 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), ample margins to slightly in, tied by "Great Falls N-H Jul. 7" circular datestamp, remnants of paste-up on back and rectangular portion of flaps cut out (possibly where another label was located), otherwise Very Fine, unusual combined use of express and post office

E. 200-300
250
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1279
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1279, Express CompaniesForwarded by Harnden's Express, Forwarded by Harnden's ExpressForwarded by Harnden's Express. Orange label on blue folded letter datelined "Boston Nov. 8, 1849" to New York, endorsed "Harnden & Co. with a small bag" at lower left, label with some soiling, Fine

E. 200-300
225
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1280
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1280, Express CompaniesForwarded by Harnden's Express, 74 Broadway, New York, Forwarded by Harnden's Express, 74 Broadway, New YorkForwarded by Harnden's Express, 74 Broadway, New York. Black on white label affixed to cover with embossed corner card of Mohawk N.Y. merchant, addressed to Washington D.C., sender's instructions "You will find him at the releif lunch at Depot", minor staining, Fine and very scarce label used during the Civil War

E. 200-250
190
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1281
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1281, Express CompaniesHope's Express, Leaves 74 Broadway Daily, at 3-1/2 P.M, Hope's Express, Leaves 74 Broadway Daily, at 3-1/2 P.MHope's Express, Leaves 74 Broadway Daily, at 3-1/2 P.M. Orange label on folded cover to Easton Penn., endorsed "Hope's Express, left at Easton Bank, to be forwarded by first opportunity", minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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1282
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1282, Express CompaniesSouthern Express Company from Sparta, Ga. Macon & Augusta Railroad, Southern Express Company from Sparta, Ga. Macon & Augusta RailroadSouthern Express Company from Sparta, Ga. Macon & Augusta Railroad. Orange label at bottom left of 3c Green on Amber entire (U83) to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., small tear at right, tear at top from opening, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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1283
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1283, Express CompaniesWells' Amesbury & Boston Express, Wells' Amesbury & Boston ExpressWells' Amesbury & Boston Express. Yellow label on cover to Boston, with original enclosure datelined "Amesbury Jany. 16, 1868", barely reduced at left, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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1284
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1284, Express CompaniesWells, Fargo & Co's Express from Dutch Flat, Wells, Fargo & Co's Express from Dutch FlatWells, Fargo & Co's Express from Dutch Flat. Illustrated orange with "Dutch Flat" in ms. on 3c Pink entire with Wells, Fargo printed frank to San Francisco, blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Dutch Flat" oval handstamp, label with few pre-use creases, minor edgewear, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
400
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1285
c
Express Company Labels. Approximately 45 labels, mostly on covers, tremendous range of companies incl. various American Express, Frye, Hodgman & Co., Eastern Express Co., U.S. Express Co., Weston's, many others, usual condition, many Fine-Very Fine, a very worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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