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Arizona Expresses - Wells, Fargo & Co.: P-W Towns

Lots 677-686 Lots 687-696 Lots 697-702

Lot 677    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Pantano, A.T., black on orange express label affixed on 2¢ Columbian (U349) entire with blue printed 1892 Wells Fargo Columbian frank and pencil "$10.- Pd" express rating to Salt Lake City, Utah, hint of water stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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Lot 678    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Phenix, A.T., slightly indistinct oval cancels 2¢ red brown entire with printed "Wells Fargo & Co's Express" frank to Benson, A.T.; repaired paper loss at left, Fine appearance, The only recorded Wells Fargo use with the "Phenix" town misspelling.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Lyman Jilson was the Wells Fargo agent of Phoenix, Maricopa County 1880-84.

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Lot 679    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Phoenix, A.T., black on vermilion express label and color photocopy "C.O.D." replacement label used on legal-size cover to Chicago, Illinois, endorsed "C.O.D. $9.00" at top, purple "Filed, Nov 23, 1888, Clerk" three-line handstamp; reduced at edges with faults, Fine and scarce express label use from Phoenix.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 680    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Phoenix, A.T., Jul 15, 1890, violet oval datestamp cancels 2¢ green entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express" frank to San Francisco, magenta "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, Jul 18, 1890" oval arrival datestamp, manuscript "Mark Foster, Casa Grande, A.T." return address at left, fresh and Very Fine, Only 6 Recorded Examples of this Wells Datestamp.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Charles W. Greenleaf was the Wells Fargo agent of Phoenix, Maricopa County 1889-95.

Realized: $450

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Lot 681    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Phoenix, A.T., Jun 12, 1895, blue oval datestamp on 2¢ Columbian (U349) entire with blue printed 1892 Wells Fargo Columbian frank to to Phoenix; light overall toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $300

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Lot 682    

Wells, Fargo & Co., Phoenix. A.T., violet oval on 3¢ green on amber entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank with pretty purple ink address to San Francisco Cal., fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Lyman Jilson was the Wells Fargo agent of Phoenix, Maricopa County 1880-84.

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Lot 683    

Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Pinal, A.T., bold oval cancels 3¢ green on amber entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank to San Francisco, Cal.; tiny top edge tear and bit of flap missing, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Ascott Venton was the Wells Fargo agent of Pinal, Pinal County from 1881 to 1888.

Realized: $325

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Lot 684    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Pinal City, Ariz., black on red express label with town straightline, used on 2¢ Columbian entire with blue Wells Fargo & Co. 1892 Columbian Issue frank to San Francisco Cal., two strikes of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co's, San Francisco, Cal. Mar 30, A.M." oval, pencil "C.O.D." at top left; tear into indicia, otherwise Very Fine and scarce Arizona Territory label use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 685    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Simon, A.T., Mar 31, 1894", turquoise oval cancels 2¢ Columbian (U349) entire with blue printed 1892 Wells Fargo Columbian frank to San Francisco Cal., bold purple "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal. Apr 2" oval arrival datestamp; minor stain, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $150

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Lot 686    

Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Sentinel, A.T., two sharp strikes of purple oval on 2¢ Columbian entire with blue Wells Fargo & Co. 1892 Columbian Issue frank to San Francisco Cal., violet "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal., Sep 7, 7 AM" oval; light central fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $3,000

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