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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Western Express Covers - Bamber to Wells, Fargo & Co.

Lots 400-409 Lots 410-412

Lot 400    

Bamber & Co's Express, printed frank at left of legal-size 12¢ red & brown on buff mint entire, Very Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. U42    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 401    

Barlow, Sanderson & Co. The Great Southern Overland Mail & Express Co., letter datelined "Kansas City May 11 1866" from T.J. Barnum, a partner of the firm regarding its creation to his brother reading in part: "…Who ever heard of an old stager to quit untill he had to. I am in to for four years more when I hope to give up this wild life and stay at Home…I shall be in New Mexico Arrizona & Probably California as we have got the Great Southern Overland Mail & Express from the Missouri River to San Diego - the largest but one in the United States. The firm is Barlow Sanderson & Co. Your humble servant myself is the Co. thats where the joke comes in but I am the youngest Partner & the name is long enough so it won't do to cover the Stage all over with letters…", accompanied by original cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by circle of wedges duplexed with "Kansas City Mo. May 12" cds to his brother at Middlefield Centre N.Y., Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 402    

Freeman & Co.'s Express, Oct 20, red cds on circa 1853 orange cover to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine, One of only eight known usages of the Freeman cds., ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 403    

Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ red, clear to mostly large margins, on 1861, 3¢ pink on buff entire to San Francisco, both canceled by clear strikes of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Virginia Cty, N.T., Jan 13" oval date stamp, black company frank at top and manuscript "Pony" endorsed alongside indicia, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 143L9+U35; $8,000    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A WONDERFUL 25¢ RED VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS COVER WITH THE WELLS FARGO VIRGINIA CITY DATESTAMP.

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Lot 404    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Albany, blue oval handstamp on 3¢ pink entire to San Francisco with black company frank at top, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 405    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Jun. 3, Jacksonville, O., blue oval handstamp on 3¢ pink entire to Roseburg with black company frank at top, docketed "Jun. 7 '69", original enclosure asks for quote on 10,000 pounds of bacon! Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 406    

Wells Fargo & Co. Express, Marysville, early type double oval in blue on buff cover to Connecticut with matching blue "Paid" in oval, minor cover wrinkles, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 407    

Wells Fargo & Co's Express Messenger, bluish violet oval handstamp on 3¢ green entire to Port Discovery Mills, W.T., Very Fine, Wells, Fargo & Co. handstamp applied onboard steamship and delivered to Port Discovery, a rare Wells Fargo Washington territory use.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 408    

Wells Fargo & Co, No. San Juan, Cal., Jul 10, blue oval datestamp as origin indication on Wells, Fargo & Co's Express black on orange illustrated train label, affixed on yellow Shattuck correspondence cover to Placerville Cal.; label with couple small scuffs, Very Fine and rare Wells Fargo label use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 409    

Wells Fargo & Co. Cancellations on Revenue Stamps, 1863-67, collection mounted on two pages containing a variety of handstamped cancellations on a wide variety of revenue stamps including 2¢ and 5¢ revenues, 2¢ and 10¢ Nevada State Tax, California State Tax, Wells Fargo blue oval handstamps include Auburn, Columbia and Carson City, small oval datestamps, and double-circle datestamps from Carson, Sacramento, Virginia Nev., Virginia City, San Francisco, Stockton, and small "W.F. & Co." month and year ovals in red, blue and black, F.-V.F. and interesting collection.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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