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Sale 980 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 December, 2009

Category — Eastern Expresses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3048
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3048, Eastern ExpressesAmerican Express, Madison Wis, American Express, Madison WisAmerican Express, Madison Wis. Orange label used with "Thompson & Co's American Express. 11 & 12 Exchange, Albany" green label on yellow cover to Boston, ms. "$40.00 from conductor M & M R.R.", slightly reduced at left, some wear, both labels with flaws, still Fine

E. 300-400
170
3049
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3049, Eastern ExpressesAndrews' Portland Express Office, 121 Washington Street Boston, Andrews' Portland Express Office, 121 Washington Street BostonAndrews' Portland Express Office, 121 Washington Street Boston. Black on cream colored label with trolley car design used on folded letter from South Berwick, Maine to Boston, ms. "$1.00" Money" notation at bottom, tiny erosion spot in address and small piece of letter sheet missing from opening, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce example of this express label

E. 400-500
750
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3050
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3050, Eastern ExpressesBigelow's Express, Bigelow's ExpressBigelow's Express. Black on red label with train vignette, tied by filing crease on August 9, 1850 folded letter from Royalston to Worcester, Mass, ms. "$30.37 Paid Return a Receipt" in pencil, contents refer to the $30.37 payment enclosed in the letter, file fold, Very Fine, ex Foote

E. 400-500
225
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3051
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3051, Eastern ExpressesBigelow's Express, Bigelow's ExpressBigelow's Express. Black on red label with train vignette, tied at corner by filing crease on May 19, 1851 folded letter from Burlington to Boston, file folds, Very Fine

E. 400-500
180
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3052
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3052, Eastern ExpressesBigelow's Express, Bigelow's ExpressBigelow's Express. Black on yellow label with train vignette, used on insurance agent corner card from Worcester to Greenfield, Mass, original contents refer to settlement of an insurance policy and a request to send $61 by express, Very Fine, particularly attractive on the insurance agent corner card

E. 400-500
425
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3053
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3053, Eastern ExpressesBigelow's Express, Bigelow's ExpressBigelow's Express. Black on yellow label with train vignette, used on June 28, 1850 folded letter from Bellows Falls Vt. to Fall River, Mass, ms. "25c Ex" express rate notation and "$70.00", contents refer to the $70.00 being sent "today by Bigelows Express", Very Fine and scarce, ex Needman

E. 400-500
325
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3054
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3054, Eastern ExpressesFiske & Rice's Express, Fiske & Rice's ExpressFiske & Rice's Express. Two items, first is small Black on Orange Glazed label used on Nov 9, 1852 cover from Montreal to New York City, with "Pullen, Virgil & Co Express 16 Wall St." double-circle datestamp, stamp tied by heavy filing crease, other is single Black on Yellow Glazed label, Fine pair -- formerly listed in Scott as a stamp, but now classified as an express label, according to Stimson 's History of the Express Companies, Fiske & Rice bought Bigelow's contract for express service on the Boston and Fitchburg Mass and Worcester and Nashua Railroads

E. 400-500
400
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3055
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3055, Eastern ExpressesGay, Kinsley & Co's, Gay, Kinsley & Co'sGay, Kinsley & Co's. Group of 5 folded letters and one piece representing Gay & Co. and the Gay, Kinsley & Co's. partnership: Gay & Co. examples incl. two covers and one piece showing pink and green labels (New York and Boston offices); Gay, Kinsley & Co's. incl. three covers with three different labels (one with conjunctive "Forwarded by Jerome & Co's Boston and Bangor Express"); some faults to be expected, still a Fine and scarce group

E. 750-1,000
900
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3056
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 3056, Eastern ExpressesHarnden's Express from No. 8 Court St. Boston, Harnden & Co's Express from Union Buildings, Providence, R.I, Harnden's Express from No. 8 Court St. Boston, Harnden & Co's Express from Union Buildings, Providence, R.IHarnden's Express from No. 8 Court St. Boston, Harnden & Co's Express from Union Buildings, Providence, R.I. One of each, first is Black on green label with locomotive illustration on Aug. 15, 1851 folded letter from New York City to Boston, label with some light staining, second is Black on blue label with freight car vignette on 1845 folded letter from New York to Providence, light overall cover toning, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and attractive pair of Harnden labels with train design

E. 400-500
425
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3057
c
Express Company Labels on Covers. Approximately 24 covers, nice range of companies and labels, incl. Gilman's Express (Boston and Bangor), Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy, Jerome & Co's (Boston, Portland and Bangor), Winslow's Portland Express, Pullen, Virgil & Co's Northern Express, Northwestern Express Co. (conjunctive use with American Express, La Crosse, Wis.), Wells, Fargo & Co's, American Express (showing a wide variety of offices and label styles), somewhat mixed condition, but many Fine and desirable items, several are scarcer types, worth close examination

E. 750-1,000
2,500
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