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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Western Express Covers - Wells, Fargo & Co. and Wheeler

Lots 32-41 Lots 42-48

Lot 32    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Bankers & Express Forwarders, 82 Broadway NY, partial strike of black shield handstamp cancels 10¢ green (U18) Nesbitt buff entire with printed Wells Fargo paid frank to San Francisco Cal., F.-V.F. and rare example of the Wells Fargo New York Shield handstamp., ex-Dale-Lichtenstein.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 33    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Carson City, blue oval handstamp canceling on 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to Sacramento, Cal., black company frank at top (pinhead impressions), Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $140

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Lot 34    

Wells, Fargo & Co., El Paso, Texas, Mar 2, 1894, purple oval date stamp on 2¢ green entire to San Jose, black company frank, reverse with San Jose Depot arrival handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $120

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Lot 35    

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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Realized: $110

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Lot 36    

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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Lot 37    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Marysville, Express, sharp full strike of blue oval handstamp on 1853 folded letter sheet to San Francisco; some light folds, an Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $140

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Lot 38    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Placerville, Cal., Apr 30, 1888, perfect strike of red oval date stamp on 1887, 2¢ green part paste-up entire, black company frank at top, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem strike.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $80

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Lot 39    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Red Frank, on 10¢ green (U16) buff Nesbitt entire cancelled by "New-York, Apr 27" cds to John Denver, Governor of Kansas at Lecompton, 1858 docketing at left, original enclosed letter datelined "Marysville. April 3d 1858" concerning "inter alia", the payment of which can only be termed a bribe to Denver for using his official capacity to secure title to lands in California; some edge wear, Very Fine, ex-Mader.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

The letter reads in part, "…I forwarded to you at Washington, Some very important letters requesting you to lend your aid in expediting the issuance of a "patent", The letter contains a draft for $50. designed to cover any necessary costs and authorize you if you would give the matter your attention, to draw on me for $500…Among other I sent you at Washington by Wells Fargo & Co Express. A book known as the 'Ranch Book' which is of great value to the proprietors of the Grant in as much as it contains the names of nearly all the squatters on the ranch…" it goes on to discuss protesting of land matter, etc. and ends with a post script of "For Heavens sake dont let that book be lost".

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Lot 40    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Red Frank, on 10¢ green (U18) buff entire cancelled by "N.York Steamship" circular handstamp to New York, N.Y., "Nov. 30. 1859" docketing at left; repaired upper left corner, Fine, ex-Mader.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $350

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Lot 41    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Red Frank, on 10¢ green (U16) entire cancelled by "New-York, Jun 27" cds to Lancaster, Canada West, endorsed "Via Montreal", reverse with Montreal (6.28.58) transit and Lancaster arrival cds; bit of flap missing, Very Fine and rare red frank used to Canada.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $400

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