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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Wells Fargo & Company

Lots 980-989 Lots 990-992

Lot 980    

Wells Fargo & Co., red frank on 10¢ green (U33) star die entire to New York City, carried by Wells, Fargo & Co. to New York where it entered the U.S. mails with "New-York Jul 27" duplex; no flap, minor upper right corner mend, Fine and very scarce red frank usage on a 10¢ Star Die entire.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 981    

(Wells Fargo & Co.) Ibis Gun Club, Drawbridge, Bwt. Goodyear & Teal Stations N.R.R., Solano Co., Cal., unusual violet address handstamp with messenger directive…Messenger Will Please Throw This Off As Train Passes Bridge Keeper's House, on San Francisco corner card cover paste-up, reverse with 2¢ brown entire canceled by purple "Wells, Fargo & Co, San Francisco, Nov 30, 1887" cds, black company frank; slight rough cover opening, Very Fine, one of two known examples of this unusual delivery notice, with copy of article from Western Express regarding the other cover (Dec 2006, B. Chandler - Wells Fargo's Service Is Just Ducky).
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $260

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Lot 982    

Wells Fargo & Co. Express, Olympia, oval handstamp on 1864 3¢ pink entire to San Francisco, black company frank at top, Very Fine, a nice strike of this notoriously poor struck handstamp.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 983    

Wells Fargo & Co. Oregon Balance, of 17 entires; townmarks including Portland including Meussdorffer shaded ad, Dalles, Albany, Jacksonville, Salem, Roseburg including 3¢ Pictorial uprate, includes a large Aurora illustrated train express package label, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $575

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Lot 984    

Wells Fargo & Co., Express, Portland., blue oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 3-1) on 1855 10¢ Nesbitt entire (on white) with red "Atlantic Express" printed frank, to New Hampshire, entered the mails with New York cds with year date (probably 1860), minor edge fault at bottom and small piece of bottom backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, a rare Wells Fargo transcontinental red frank use from Oregon, ex-Mader.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 985    

Wells, Fargo Co., Sac. City. Jan 14, blue double-oval cancel on 10¢ green (U18) buff Nesbitt entire to Pittsburgh Pa. with red Well Fargo printed frank, circular grid cancel and "Philadelphia Pa. Feb 15" cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $80

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Lot 986    

Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Feb 3, blue double-circle datestamp on 3¢ red (U10) buff entire to Victoria, Vancouver Island, printed company frank, carried entirely by Wells Fargo to addressee, Very Fine and scarce use to British Columbia.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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Lot 987    

Wells Fargo & Co. Express., From San Francisco., black and orange label on 3¢ green entire to Carson City, Nevada, black company frank and canceled by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco" oval handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 988    

Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Oct 22, 1886, violet oval date stamp cancelling on locally addressed 2¢ brown entire, with double impression black company frank at top, additional strike of date stamp on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 989    

Wells Fargo & Co. Express., Shasta, Cal., black on orange label on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to San Francisco, printed black company frank and light oval handstamp cancelling, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $140

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