Lot 3247Buckley's Express, blue rectangular handstamp frank and conjunctive printed Wells Fargo & Co. frank on 3¢ green (U163) entire cancelled by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, May 19" oval datestamp to San Francisco Cal., ex Dale-Lichtenstein; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Thomas No. BUK-100 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
This was a stage company operated by William Buckley that provided some type of letter service between Bakersfield and Lone Pine. It provided service to the mines and claims along the Kern River, the Coso mining area in Owens Valley and the mines at Panamint.
Lot 3248Mead & Davis Letter Express, blue double-oval handstamp on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire cancelled by blue "Wells Fargo & Co., Express, Visalia" oval handstamp to San Francisco Cal.; some edge restoration and flap replaced, Very Fine appearance, a scarce conjunctive use, Thomas WC2049, ex Dale-Lichtenstein.
Thomas No. MED-100 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MEAD & DAVIS LETTER EXPRESS HANDSTAMP.
Mead & Davis operated out of Visalia in an area between Visalia and Havilah. They connected with Wells Fargo at Visalia.