Lot 3346Hastings' Express, black pony express rider frank on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Portland, Oregon Terr., endorsed "$40" at lower left, Very Fine and choice, WC2472, ex Dale-Lichtenstein.
Thomas No. HAS-002 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS HASTINGS' EXPRESS FRANK, ONE OF WHICH IS CONTAINED IN THE WILTSEE COLLECTION AND ANOTHER WITH THE STAMP REPLACED.
E.L. Hasting operated an express service for about a year in Oregon and up the Columbia River. It has been reported that he also operated throughout the Willamette Valley. He connected with Wells Fargo. Seymour Express purchased Hasting Express in the summer of 1859.