Terms of SaleBid IncrementsGradingLinksContact

Sale 101: The Westpex Sale

Previous ChapterTable of ContentsNext Chapter

Local Issues

Lots 958-967 Lots 968-977 Lots 978-987 Lots 988-990

Lot 988    

Hatch, Gray & Co's Express (By), blue oval handstamp on cover to Amos Bates (private independent carrier, Bates & Co.) in New Bedford, Mass., manuscript "Order $15 Enclosed" endorsement at top, reverse with additional handstamp strike (partial bottom flap), also includes a 1844 folded letter to New Bedford endorsed "pr Hatch's Express" at top, both Very Fine, one of two known examples of this handstamp with manuscript usage probably unique.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $270

email this lot to a friend

Lot 989    

Page & Keyes Letter Delivery, 2 Cents, Railroad Exchange Court Sq., red circular handstamp on locally addressed fancy embossed ladies cover, Very Fine, one of three known examples of this Boston Letter Delivery marking.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

S. Allan Taylor learned the existence of this post and prepared fantasy stamps in this company's name.

Realized: $350

email this lot to a friend

Lot 990    

Wells, Fargo & Co., 1876, Blue "Publishers' Stamp", four margins, tied by light red "Wells Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal. Oct 27, 2 PM" oval on 1¢ Jefferson postal card (UX12) to Asylum Cal., printed San Francisco Chronicle subscription Nov. 15, 1894 notice on reverse; light card creasing, Very Fine and rare; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 143LP10    $1,750 on wrapper.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THE WELLS FARGO PUBLISHERS' STAMP USE ON A POSTAL CARD FROM A PUBLISHER.

Reverse.

Realized: $600

email this lot to a friend

Lots 958-967 Lots 968-977 Lots 978-987 Lots 988-990

Previous ChapterTable of ContentsNext Chapter