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Eastern Expresses - Bigelow's to Carr's Bangor

Lots 1087-1096 Lots 1097-1101

Lot 1087    

Bigelow's Express, black on yellow glazed label with train vignette, used on gray March 29, 1851 folded letter from Orange N.J. to Boston Mass., endorsed "$331.00, By Bigelow Ex" and manuscript "50" cent express rating, letter from Samuel Bigelow; file fold and light stain, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

This was previously listed by Scott as a Local issue #13L3.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1088    

Bigelow's Express, black on purple label with train vignette, used on legal-size buff cover to Boston Mass., endorsed "Rail Road Service, Bigelows Express" at top left; some light cover creases, partial flap, Very Fine and scarce; with 1949 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1089    

Bigelow's Express, black on green label with train vignette, used on blue folded letter datelined "Boston July 2d 1850" to Charlestown, Mass., fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1090    

Boston & Bangor Express Co., Boston, large black on green express label used on 1¢ postal card (UX7) canceled by "Rockland Me. Mar 25, 1882" duplex to Boston Mass., datelined "Green's Landing, May 24. '82" requesting order "Please send by B & B Express", Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1091    

Bradford & Co.'s Boston & Plymouth Express, black on green label, affixed on illustrated Pilgrim Plantation cover used as package label to Chelsea, Mass., endorsed "China Ware" and "Handle with great care", right side with part of leather mounting still affixed by label; cover faults and torn, mounting holes, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1092    

Brittin's Express, large black on blue label, tied by manuscript ink and light file fold crease on back flap of blue folded cover to New York City, label reads "Brittin's Express, Twice a day between Newark & New-York…", docketed as containing "$95.00" note, Very Fine and rare, The only recorded use of this blue Brittin's Express label.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1093    

Forwarded by Bryant & Co's Package Express, black on vermilion express label with steamboat vignette, used on back flap of blue folded letter datelined "Sedgwick Aug 6 1849" to Boston Mass., endorsed "Pr T.F. Secor & Kennebec, Bryant Express", file folds and small address spindle hole, Very Fine, ex-Knapp.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $280

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Lot 1094    

Bryant & Spear's Penobscot Express, black on green label, used on blue August 29, 1850 folded letter to Boston Mass.; erased pencil "$28.00" money letter endorsement at top left; central file fold, Very Fine, ex-Hazelton.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 1095    

Buck's Express, Newark N.J., black on dark blue express label, used on orange buff cover to New York City street address, Very Fine and rare New Jersey express, ex-Steven Rich.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1096    

Forwarded By Burbank & Fawcette's North-Western Money and Package Express, black on yellow express label, corner torn, used on reverse of buff cover with red "Adams & Co., Express, San Francisco" shield cameo corner card to Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A RARE CONJUNCTIVE WESTERN AND EASTERN EXPRESS USE FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO ILLINOIS.

Cover was sent via Adams Express by ship via Panama to New York, then by railroad to Chicago by Adams Eastern Express, George Smith & Co., Adams' Chicago agent turned over to Burbank & Fawcette for railroad and stagecoach service to Mt. Carroll, Illinois.

Realized: $400

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Lots 1087-1096 Lots 1097-1101

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