Sale 1072 — The New Helvetia Collection of Western Expresses
Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 June, 2014
Category — Western Expresses: Thompson & Co. thru Wine & Co.
Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express Benicia. Full strike of double-line oval handstamp and bold "FREE" in double-line oval handstamp on small cover neatly addressed to T. Evershed in San Francisco with free frank "Hubert, Assembly" by California State Assemblyman Henry Hubert, directed "Per Wells, Fargo & Cos. Express" and "At the Surveyor General's office on Kearney Street near Washington", small piece of backflap missing, still Very Fine, scarce example of mail carried free by Wells, Fargo & Co. as a courtesy to a local politician