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John Drew Collection of Coloma - Express Markings

Lots 598-606

Lot 598    

(Coloma) Adams & Co., Coloma, Nov 6., red express oval on orange cover bearing pen precanceled 3¢ dull red (11A) to San Francisco Cal., money letter "$54.00" endorsement, Very Fine, ex-Lichtenstein.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $550

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Lot 599    

(Coloma) Adams & Cos. Express, Coloma, blue express double-oval on 1852 folded cover to Mormon Island Cal. with black bold double oval handstamp of "Adams & Cos. Express, Mormon Island"; some water staining affecting Coloma marking, Fine and scarce use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $350

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Lot 600    

(Coloma) Hunter & Co's Express, Coloma., blue oval frank handstamp on 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Berford & Co. Express, San Francisco Cal., original Oct. 16th 1851 letter from Hunter & Co. concerning the forwarding the Incorporation Papers for the Placerville Canal Co. to the Sec. of State and return by Gregory's Express; sealed tears at top and back flap replaced, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $575

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Lot 601    

(Coloma) Forwarded by Hunter & Cos Express, Coloma, blue shield handstamp with matching "Not Paid" oval handstamp and manuscript "50c" express fee rating on blue April 18th 1852 folded letter from Coloma to Mormon Island Cal.; file folds, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $425

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Lot 602    

(Coloma) Pacific Express Co., Coloma "Dec 14", large red double-oval with manuscript date on 3¢ red Nesbitt entire with "Pacific Express Co. Paid" frank showing riding expressman to San Francisco Cal.; repaired flaws and vertical fold, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $350

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Lot 603    

(Coloma) Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Colomo., clear strike of blue oval on dark buff cover to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine and choice, a rare cover showing the "Colomo" mis-spelling of the site of where gold was discovered in California.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $130

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Lot 604    

(Coloma) Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, Coloma, two black oval uses, first struck on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire to San Francisco, and second partial strike on orange cover with preprinted Wells, Fargo & Co. Exchange Department ribbon address to San Francisco; faults, Fine, latter ex-Lichenstein, Tatham.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 605    

(Coloma) Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Receipt for Treasure, black on gray illustrated receipt showing Indian Maiden vignette, datelined "Coloma Oct 8, 1856" as receipt of $5055 in two packages, signed by Wells Fargo Agent George Searle, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lot 606    

(Coloma) Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Treasure, black on blue receipt, datelined "Coloma May 31, 1857" as receipt of $75 package to be delivered to Dry Town Cal., signed by Wells Fargo Agent George Searle, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $90

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Lots 598-606

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