Lot 3164(Express) Adams Express Company, S. Western Division, Augusta, Ga., blue illustrated shaded ad showing Street View of Office, on cover to Albion, N.Y. franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (s.e. at left) tied by "Augusta, Ga., Apr 11, 1859" cds, with original enclosure on Adams letterhead with interesting content regarding slavery…I have not seen enough of the "Institution" to form an opinion yet, but my impression so far is that as a whole the nigs have decidedly the best of the bargain, also mentions his improvements to the telegraph, Very Fine.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3165(Express) Harnden's Express, Boston, blue illustrated shaded ad showing Striding Messenger, on cover to Granite, Mass., franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (pulled perf) tied by boxed "Paid" handstamp, red "Boston, Mass., Sep 25" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3166(Express) Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, light brown illustrated shaded ad showing Wells, Fargo & Co. Financial Buildings, on cover to Shanghai, China, franked with 5¢ Trans-Miss (s.e. at right) tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Apr 20, 99" machine postmark, company delivery dept. date stamp and reverse with "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Rec'd, May 17, 99" cds, Extremely Fine, a magnificent Wells, Fargo & Co. illustrated ad cover to Shanghai, China.
Scott No. 288 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 3167(Fair & Carnival) Grand Free Carnival and Mardi Gras, Wheeling, W.Va., red and blue allover illustrated design showing Jester Portrait, on cover franked with 2¢ red tied by 1901 Wheeling W. Va. machine postmark; light stain at upper left, F.-V.F.
Estimate $50 - 75.
Lot 3168(Fair & Carnival) La Fiesta De Los Angeles, Carnival Season 1895, Los Angeles, Cal., multicolored design showing Parade Procession, on cover franked with 2¢ Bureau tied by "San Francisco, Cal, Apr 20, 95" duplex postmark; small repaired cover nick at top, otherwise Very Fine, a rare design and arguably the most beautiful design of the series.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3169(Fair & Carnival) Priests of Pallas, Kansas City Pageant and Parade, red illustrated design showing Man Riding Elephant, on corner card cover to Germany franked with 1887, 2¢ green, pair and single tied by "Kansas City, Mo., Mar 9, 1888" duplex postmarks, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a wonderful parade design.
Scott No. 213 Estimate $150 - 200.