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Eastern Expresses - American to American Merchants Union

Lots 1066-1075 Lots 1076-1085 Lot 1086

Lot 1066    

Forwarded by the American Express Co., Albion, black on violet express label with train vignette, used on legal-size buff cover to Albany N.Y., pencil "2/" rating for 25¢ express rate, manuscript "$50-" money letter endorsement; reduced at left, Very Fine and rare label.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1067    

American Express Co., Buffalo, Cincinnati, St. Louis & Chicago., Livingston, Fargo & Co. Proprietors, black on vermilion label, used on 1854 blue folded letter datelined "Beardstown May 25/54" to Chicago Ill., money letter "$75-" endorsement; some bleach spotting and label staining, Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

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Lot 1068    

(Canada) Money Package by the American Express Co. From Caledonia, C.W., black on vermilion express label, used on buff cover to Buffalo, N.Y., manuscript "Money $20.00" money letter endorsement; partial flap, Very Fine and scarce cross-border express label use, ex-Willcocks, Sanderson.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $290

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Lot 1069    

Money Package, Forwarded By American Express Company, Chicago., black on vermilion express label, affixed on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Winona, Minnesota, "$198.30 Enclosed" endorsement, reverse with Nov. 13, 1868 docketing, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Express statutes did not require government postage on Money Package so use of embossed envelope was unnecessary.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1070    

Money Package by the American Express Co. From Cleveland, O., black on orange express label, used on Sept. 24, 1860 large-size cover to Auburn, N.Y., pencil "60¢" express rating, manuscript "100 15/100 $" money letter endorsement; reduced at left and file fold, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

American Express Co. - Formed in March 1850 by combining Wells, Butterfield & Co. and Livingston, Fargo & Co. It became the dominant package express in the East.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1071    

(Canada) Money Package by the American Express Co. From Hamilton, C.W, black on vermilion express label, used on January 7, 1858 buff cover from Napanee, Canada West to Rochester N.Y., "$22.00" money letter endorsement, docketing at top; minor corner mend and wear, file crease at right, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Robertson.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1072    

Money Package, Forwarded By American Exp. Co., Hillsboro, Ills., black on orange label, used on 3¢ pink (U58) entire canceled by blue partial "Hillsboro, 1868, Jul 2" double-circle datestamp to St. Louis Mo., manuscript "$8.60 With order for goods per Am Ex Co" money letter endorsed at top, Very Fine and scarce money letter use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1073    

The American Express Co., Macomb, Illinois, large black on orange label, used in conjunction with green "United States Express Co., Dayton, O." and yellow "Adams Express Co., Cincinnati, O." express labels on orange buff courthouse cover to New Lexington, Ohio, pencil "Paid to Cin" and additional "Paid", Nov. 30, 1861 filing docketing; reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1074    

American Express Company's Special Express Train, From New York, large illustrated multicolor label showing nighttime locomotive scene, split over edge, used in conjunction with "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, St. Paul, Minn." black on vermilion express label on 1880s oversized buff cover from the National Bank of the Republic of New York to First National Bank, Helena, Montana, bank wax seals, endorsed "Cancelled Vouchers" at lower left, blue crayon docketing, staining and soiling, Fine and rare conjunctive express use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1075    

American Express Company's Special Express Train, From New York, large illustrated black on yellow label (Mosher AMEX-L280) showing nighttime locomotive scene, unnoticeable tear, on 1888 oversized cover from the Chase National Bank of New York to the Shelbyville, Missouri, includes original bank drafts with seals of "Chase National Bank of New York, Cancelled Vouchers", Very Fine, a rare illustrated special train express label usage.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lots 1066-1075 Lots 1076-1085 Lot 1086

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