Lot 3345 *Buchanan & Co.'s Express, over our Dalles & Canyon City Route., green frank on 3¢ pink (U58) entire cancelled by partial blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Jun 8" oval datestamp to Idaho City, Idaho Terr., Very Fine, WC1502, ex Dale-Lichtenstein.
Thomas No. BUC-002 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS BUCHANAN & CO'S EXPRESS FRANK, ONE OF WHICH IS CONTAINED IN THE WILTSEE COLLECTION.
In 1866, Wells Fargo withdrew from the John Day Mine area by canceling their The Dalles to Canyon City express run. Their agent at The Dalles, A.J. Buchanan purchased the rights from Wells Fargo. He ran his express over the same route for about a year and cased operation in late 1867.