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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Western Express Covers - Wells Fargo & Company

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Lot 1230    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Colton, Cal., January 23, 1894, purple oval date stamp (type 16-02) on 1887, 2¢ green entire to Los Angeles, printed frank (WFE-060) at top, Wells, Fargo & Co. receiving cds on reverse; reduced at left, F.-V.F., extremely rare and believed to be unique.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Colton was a small railroad station located south of the town of San Bernardino on the Union Pacific Railroad line. Two different types of hands stamps are known from this location. Both are unlisted in Leutzinger and both are considered unique.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1231    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Coronado, Cal., purple oval express handstamp with "G.W. McKenzie" agent marking on 1887, 2¢ green entire from Mokelumne Hill to San Diego Cal., purple "F.E. Blaisdell, M.D., Mokelumne Hill" return address handstamp, printed black Wells Fargo paid frank, reverse with "Charges Accounted For In" handstamp; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 1232    

Wells Fargo & Co., Gilroy, Cal., May 23, 1890, perfect bold strike of purple oval date stamp (Leutzinger type 10-1) on 1887 2¢ green entire to San Francisco, Cal., black Haller type J printed frank, Extremely Fine, illustrated in Leutzinger (pg. 238).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1233    

Wells Fargo & Co., Gold Hill, two different oval date stamp on 1864, 3¢ pink entires; one in blue with "N.T." and in red with "Nev." state designation, latter with black company frank and minor wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1234    

Wells Fargo & Co., Greenwood, Express, red oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 1-24) on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, black company frank at top, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1235    

Wells Fargo & Co., Hanford, Cal., dark purple oval handstamp cancels 2¢ green on amber entire to San Francisco Cal., red "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal., Aug 16, 1890" oval arrival datestamp, Very Fine and scarce, only a few examples known from Hanford.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1236    

Wells, Fargo & Co. Incoming From San Francisco, 1850-80's, group of six entires; including one double U.S. 1864, 3¢ pink entire paste-up usage to the "Cottonwood & Richfield Wagon Road" in Cariboo, three advertising usages including shaded ad, printed (Castle Grocers) and handstamp, two with "Collect" handstamps; some edge wear on shaded ad, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1237    

Wells Fargo & Co., Marysville, full blue oval "Express" handstamp on fresh buff cover to San Francisco, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful early express handstamp.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1238    

Wells Fargo & Co., Oceanside, Cal., purple oval handstamp cancels 2¢ green entire to San Diego Cal., printed black Wells Fargo paid frank; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, this handstamp is believed to be one of two known, Oceanside was a small ocean side railroad station which is located just south of Camp Pendleton.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 1239    

Wells Fargo & Co., Paid 50 Cts., black surcharge on company frank, on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, cal., canceled by blue oval "Wells, Fargo & Co., Stockton" date stamp, Very Fine, a very rare example of the "Paid 50 Cts." surcharge, apparently a few of these were printed for carriage from remote mining areas in the Sierras out of Stockton, ex-Dale-Lichtenstein.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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