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Eastern Expresses - Adams & Co.'s

Lots 1057-1065

Lot 1057    

American Express Company's Special Express Train, From New York, large illustrated multicolored label showing nighttime locomotive scene, on oversized cover from the National Bank of the Republic in New York to the First National Bank in Helena, Montana, endorsed "Cancelled Vouchers" on front with additional black on vermilion "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, From St. Paul, Minn." express label, blue crayon 1885 year docketing on front; cover wear and some light soiling on front, F.-V.F., a rare illustrated special train express label usage (Mosher AMEX-L276).
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1058    

Adams's Express Company, black on blue-green express label, Very Fine and rare label.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1059    

Adams & Co's Express, 9 Court St., Boston, black on blue-green label, used on Feb. 21st 1846 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City, street address added in blue, red manuscript "Ex 13" express rating, label affixed over manuscript "Adams Express" endorsement, Very Fine, ex-Bartels (German Sale), Hahn.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1060    

Adams Express Co., Cincinnati, O., two different black on yellow typeset labels, first black on mustard yellow label used on 3¢ pink (U58) entire with manuscript "Pd 2/- Ch" prepaid express rating for 25¢ to New York City street address; second black on bright yellow label used on light buff envelope with manuscript "Ex 2/-" collect 25¢ express rating to Paris, Kentucky, "$30" money letter notation, portion of large train black on orange label on reverse, a Very Fine pair.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1061    

Adams & Co's Express, From Danbury, W. F. Stevens, black on green express label, used on Oct. 11th 1852 folded letter from Danbury Conn. to New York City street address, manuscript "Order $10 Enclosed" contents notation, sender's routing "By Adams & Co. Express", Very Fine and rare label.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1062    

Adams & Co.'s Express, Indianapolis Ind. and New Albany Ind., two labels, first black on light buff express label on cover to Philadelphia, ms. "Pd 4/" four-bit (50¢) express rating; faulty, second with black on yellow express label used on yellow cover to Youngsville Pa., pencil "Ex 3/-" and "Ex 4/-" express ratings, original Jan. 23rd 1863 letter, reduced at right, Fine and scarce pair of Indiana express label uses.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1063    

Adams Express Co., New Orleans, Louisiana, orange "Internal Revenue Paid" express label (Mosher ADX-L230), affixed with some staining at bottom left of 1862 cover to Groton Mass., March 4, 1862 original enclosure accompanies; cover tear and reduced at right and reduced at right, F.-V.F. and rare New Orleans express label use; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1064    

Forwarded by Adams & Co's Express, From Newark, black on buff label used on cover to Philadelphia Pa. street address, bold manuscript "Very important to be Delivered today", manuscript "2/-" express rating (two bits, or 25¢), sender's directive "Adams Express" at lower left, Very Fine and extremely scarce Adams label from Newark N.J., ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1065    

Forwarded By Adams & Mason's Medfield & Medway Express, black on vermilion express label, used on light buff Massachusetts State seal cover to Dover, Mass., endorsed "Politeness of G.E. Mason (Stageman)" at bottom left and "P.M." at top right, Very Fine and rare express label.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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