Sale 1216 — The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Category — Virginia City Pony Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
200
c
Sale 1216, Lot 200, Virginia City Pony ExpressWells Fargo & Co. Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Red (143L9). Ample to large margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, affixed upside down and tied by bold blue “Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia Cty. N.T. Jun. 9” (1864) oval datestamp, second strike cancels indicia on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U35) with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank to San Francisco, edge of stamp with slight gum soak, missing part of backflap

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 25-CENT RED VIRGINIA CITY PONY COVER WITH TWO BOLD STRIKES OF THE WELLS FARGO VIRGINIA CITY DATESTAMP.

Most of the 25c Red covers originate from the famous Crittenden correspondence. This cover, from the Shattuck correspondence, was off the market for more than 60 years before emerging in our 2013 Rarities sale.

With 2013 P.F. certificate

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