Lot 2386 oClipperton Island, 1895, 1(¢)-$1 issue complete, full set of 10 different denominations, each with socked-on-the-nose strike of purple "W. Frese & Co., Agents for O.P. Co., San Francisco" circular cancels, 5¢ value with corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce complete set of these fascinating private company issues, with only 200 sets that are possible to exist.
Estimate $500 - 750.
The Clipperton Island stamps where produced in March 1895 in San Francisco by the local agents of the Oceanic Phosphate Co. that was operating a guano recovery operation on Clipperton Island, an atoll in the Eastern Pacific Ocean about 1,800 miles from San Francisco. They where intend for employee mail from the island.
Lot 2387 oFloyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) blue, neat circular sunburst cancel, large to huge margins, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 68L1 $125.
Lot 2388 /Prince's Letter Dispatch, 1861, black, block of 12 with left sheet margin, large margins except just touched at top left, o.g. light hinged at top, small gum crease at right, Very Fine and scarce block.
Scott No. 122L1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2389 oWells Fargo & Co., 1861, $2 green, blue oval cancel, margins ample to just shaving frameline at lower left, small flaws, Fine appearance, still a very scarce used Pony Express issue; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143L4 $2,000.
Lot 2390 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1861, $4 black, without gum, full well balanced margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 143L5 $190.
Lot 2391 oWells Fargo & Co., 1861, $1 blue, New York town cancel, ample to large margins, small corner creases and faint thinning, Very Fine appearance, a rare used Pony Express "Garter" issue; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143L6 $1,250.
Lot 2392 PWestern Union Telegraph Co., 1902, blue, Clowry signature, on India sunk on card (44x40mm), fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine, a very rare and possibly unique large die proof, unlisted in Scott catalog.
Scott No. 16T33P1 Estimate $200 - 300.