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Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015

Category — Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
193
 
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 193, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3). Each cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, margins to cut in, faults incl. crease on first and small thins on second, scarce genuinely used

1,700
275
194
 
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 194, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00, $1.00 Horse & Rider Issues (143L1, 143L3). Each cancelled by blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp, $1.00 faintly, clear margins to slightly in, both with thin spots, Fine appearing and attractive genuinely used examples

1,700
550
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195
 
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 195, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4), Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4)Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $2.00 Green (143L4). Clear margins to touched at right, strongly struck blue San Francisco Running Pony oval datestamp slightly indents stamp, manuscript offset on back from cover incl "Pony", Fine and rare, we have seen fewer than 10 genuinely used stamps plus the two recorded covers

3,500
1,700
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196
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 196, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7), Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7)Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7). Large margins to just touching frameline at bottom left, stamp with trivial corner crease, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City N.T., Sep. 23" oval datestamp with an additional strike at right on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with printed frank to San Francisco, 1862 docketing at left, reduced at left, cover with opening tear at top right

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE COVER WTIH THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 10-CENT BROWN.

The Virginia City Pony Express was established by Wells, Fargo and Co. in August 1862. This particular cover was taken by a rider to Placerville where it was taken by rail to Sacramento. From there, it was taken by steam boat to San Francisco. This reduced transit times from 44 hours to the advertised 24 hours.

Ex Moody and Risvold.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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197
 
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 197, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9), Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9)Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Large margins all around incl. frameline of adjoining stamp at right, bright color, blue Wells Fargo cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1991 A.P.S. certificate

80
325
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198
c
Sale Number 1100, Lot Number 198, Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony ExpressWells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9), Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9)Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Large margins to just touching frameline at left and bottom, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City N.T., May 25" oval datestamp with an additional strike at right on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank to San Francisco, cover with some opening faults incl. small piece reattached at right

FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 25-CENT RED VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS COVER.

Most of the 25-cent Red covers originate from the famous Crittenden correspondence. This cover, on the other hand, originates from the Shattuck correspondence.

With 2008 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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