Lot 462Adam's Express Co., Mobile, Ala., Aug 15, 1865. Circular date stamp on 1864 3¢ entire to Columbus, Ga., manuscript "2/- Paid" express fee in pencil, cover expertly restored at left, otherwise Fine, a scarce postwar express usage.
Scott No. U58 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 463If Regt has left, P.M. will please return to the Am. Xps. Co. Louisville. Sender's notation on cover to Munfordsville, Ky., franked with 1861 3¢ rose tied by "Louisville, Ky, Dec 28, 1862" duplex cancel, wax seal on reverse with American Express Company imprint, Very Fine.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 464Baldwin South La. Express. Sharp strike of blue handstamp tying 1861 3¢ rose on 1866 cover to Rochester, N.Y., partial New Orleans postmark at top, with original enclosure, cover spot and slight reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, a choice strike of this rare reconstruction period express.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 465Baldwins South La. Express. Circular date stamp tying 1861 3¢ rose on cover to to Brashear, La., docketeed "May 1st, 1866, L.Y.S." at top, cover edge wear and reduced at left, Fine.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 466Eastern Express Covers. Lot of 16 covers from various Express companies or with Express endorsements, companies include Adams Express (4, two with embossed cameo corner card, one in red & one in blue with matching printed Adams receipt with Revenue Express Stamps affixed), American Express, Earle & Prew's Express, Elkins Express, Harnden's Express, Hill & Co's Express, Union Express, etc., mixed condition worth careful inspection.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 467Harden's Army and Soldier Package Express. Red 1864 freight receipt with running man logo, with 2¢ Express revenue, Very Fine (no photo).
Estimate $50 - 75.
Lot 468Southern Express Co., New Orleans. Light strike of double circle handstamp on 1867 cover franked with 1861 3¢ (small faults) tied by small N.O.O. & G.W.R.R. CO./N.O. (New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad) double circle postmark with additional strike alongside, manuscript endorsement "Per Opelousas Rail Road" at bottom left, cover reduced at right with some soiling & wear, Fine, a rare postwar express and railroad usage (the railroad marking is unlisted in Remele).
Scott No. 65 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 469Mail Route. Red arched handstamp on 1828 folded letter to Danbury, Conn., letter datelined New Orleans, endorsed "Ship Russell" at bottom left, red New York cds and manuscript "18¾" rate, some toning, F.-V.F (no photo).
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 470Steamboat. Blue straight line handstamp with matching "Due 2cts." on 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Curtis Bridge, Va., blue "Baltimore, Md., Apr 27, 1860" cds, light edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. U10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 471Way covers. 1850 folded letter from Mobile, Ala. with "Way 11" in circle handstamp and 3¢ Nesbitt entire cancelled "Way" with red New Orleans, La. receiving handstamp, Very Fine (no photo).
Estimate $75 - 100.