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Hawaii - Wells Fargo

Lots 2086-2095 Lots 2096-2098

Lot 2086    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, printed frank at left in brown (Haller WF-HA) on unused Hawaii 10¢ black legal size entire (U5, size 10), hint of toning, Very Fine, a very scarce entire.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $475

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Lot 2087    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, paid brown company frank at top center on unused entire with blue inside, fresh and immaculate, Extremely Fine. Meyer-Harris No. 381.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $120

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Lot 2088    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, paid brown company frank at top center on unused entire with blue inside, with 5¢ ultramarine (39) affixed at upper right, fresh and immaculate, Extremely Fine. Meyer-Harris No. 381.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $300

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Lot 2089    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, brown frank on U.S. 10¢ Jefferson (U190) entire, Very Fine. Meyer-Harris No. 323.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 2090    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express., printed brown Hawaiian paid frank on legal-size paste-up cover bearing 10¢ black (40) tied by purple "Honolulu" (Gregory AUXAUX-WELLS unlisted) straightline cancellation; light stain from paste-up removal, couple tone spots at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE WELLS FARGO USE SHOWING THE PURPLE "HONOLULU" COMPANY STRAIGHTLINE CANCELLATION.

Realized: $525

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Lot 2091    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, printed frank in brown at center on unused U.S. 5¢ Garfield (U222) entire, flap with full gum; minor tiny inclusion spot, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 2092    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express., printed brown Hawaiian paid frank on cover bearing 5¢ ultramarine (39) tied by purple "Dec 1 1884" straightline cancel and additional strike cancels frank to Mr. C.A. Yarick, S.S. Wellington, care of R. Dunsmuir & Son, Pacific Wharf, San Francisco Cal.; some light soiling and edge wear, F.-V.F.; with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE EARLY 1884 WELLS FARGO HAWAII USE WITH THIS STRAIGHTLINE DATESTAMP CANCELLATION.

There is another use from this same correspondence with the straightline datestamp cancel dated "Apr 1 1885" that was offered in the Advertiser sale (lot 3440).

Realized: $650

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Lot 2093    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express., printed brown Hawaiian paid frank on U.S. 5¢ Garfield (U223) entire cancelled by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco" oval datestamp, some staining on front and adherence on back from paste-up removal, light oval toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 2094    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express., printed brown Hawaiian paid frank on paste-up blue on the inside cover bearing 5¢ ultramarine (39) tied by purple "G.W. MacFarlane & Co., Honolulu, Jun 30 1885" (Gregory AUXFWDR-MACFAR, rarity 1RRRR) double oval datestamp with additional strike cancelling the paid frank, purple "Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Jul 8, 1885" oval datestamp; some staining at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Jarrett.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE G.W. MACFARLANE & CO. OVAL HANDSTAMP AS A CANCELLATION AS AGENTS FOR WELLS FARGO & CO.

This cover was carried by the Oceanic Steamship Co. "Alameda" departing Honolulu July 1, 1885. G.W. MacFarlane & Co. was agent for Wells Fargo & Co. in the 1870s and therefore his company handstamp could be used to cancel the Hawaii stamp as agents for Wells Fargo & Co.

This cover is the basis for the Meyer-Harris listing M-H 656 on pg. 293 and illustrated in plate 4 on pg. 269.

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 2095    

Hawaii, Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express., printed brown Hawaiian paid frank on paste-up Hawaii 5¢ blue, blue on inside (U8) entire cancelled by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co's. Express, Honolulu H.I., Jun 1, 1886" oval datestamp with additional strike cancelling franking, some staining from notation lightening and reverse faults with flap tear and some adherence from paste-up removal, Fine, ex-Plass; with 1966 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE PROPERLY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ BLUE (U8) BLUE ON INSIDE ENTIRE CANCELLED BY THE WELLS FARGO HONOLULU OVAL DATESTAMP.

Realized: $1,250

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Lots 2086-2095 Lots 2096-2098

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