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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Western Express Covers - Wells, Fargo Express in British Columbia

Lot 1284    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Paid., black company frank on incoming U.S. 1863, 3¢ pink entire to Victoria, V.I., additionally franked with 1869, 5¢ on 3¢ bright red tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Oct 1" oval date stamps, matching "Paid" in oval handstamp; nick and opening tears at top affecting frank, F.-V.F., After running out of Vancouver Island stamps, Wells Fargo bought a supply of 5¢ surcharge stamps to pay arrival charges, uses on cover are unusual.
Scott No. 9    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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