Sale 1100 — United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Monday, 22 June, 2015
Category — Transcontinental and Virginia City Pony Express
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.
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.