Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Category — Western Mails, continued
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRANSATLANTIC COVER CARRIED BY THE J. P. WHARTON EXPRESS COMPANY. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS PARTICULAR FRANK IN THE THOMAS CENSUS.
According to an article in the January 1969 Western Express, "The Quincy Union remarks that 'J. B. Wharton, who has recently purchased Ford's Express, seems to afford great satisfaction among his patrons of the old line. His principal office is at Gibsonville and his several routes extend to La Porte, Jamison City, Hopkins and Poorman's Creek and other places in this community. Jim is no stranger in this community and we wish him success.'" He operated from 1862-1864.
Illustrated in Nathan, Letters of Gold and Thomas (Vol. 2, page 873). Ex Haas and Edwards. With 1991 P.F. certificate