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Eastern Expresses - Cheney & Co.'s to Fears & Bray's

Lots 1102-1111 Lots 1112-1115

Lot 1102    

Cheney & Co.'s Express, Boston, R.R. Exchange Court Square, gold and black die-cut express label (Mosher CHYX-L1), used on blue folded letter datelined "Lebanon N.H. July 15 1850" to Boston Mass., manuscript "Paid 25" express rating, endorsed "Cheney & Co Express" and "$25.00" at top, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 1103    

Cheney & Co.'s Express, Boston, R.R. Exchange Court Square, gold on black circular die cut label (Mosher CHYX-L1) on 1850 light blue cover to Boston, Mass., with manuscript "Cheney & Co. Express" at lower left and "$70.00 Enclosed" endorsements, faint "2/" bit rating for 25¢ express rate at right, pencil "Lebanon" (N.H.) origin docketing at left, reverse with "Dec 19/50" docketing, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1104    

Cheney & Co.'s Express, Boston, R.R. Exchange Court Square, red on white die-cut express label, vertical tear at left, used on blue 1851 folded letter datelined "Northfield Jany 11/51" to Boston Mass., manuscript "Valuable" and "Script…& $2000.-" money letter endorsements; owner's handstamp bottom left and red wax seal, Very Fine, ex-Ferrari, Beane; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $550

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Lot 1105    

Cheney & Co. Manchester N.H. Express, black on vermilion express label, used on orange cover to Boston Mass., pencil "Paid 15" express rating and "10.30" money letter endorsement; reduced at right, some number totals at left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Cheney & Co. merged with Fiske & Co. in 1855 to form the United States and Canada Express.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1106    

Clement's Express., Boston, Holliston, Milford, Mendon, Upton and Uxbridge, black on vermilion label with train vignette, tied by light file fold at top on blue folded letter datelined "Milford Nov. 7, 1850" to Hartland Vt., manuscript "Via Express Clements with Package $92"; some edge wear, Very Fine and rare, ex-R. Kelly, Hahn.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

James Hazen Clement was born in Haverhill September 14 1822. When eighteen years old he went to Lowell and drove a stage between that city and Salem. He afterwards purchased the line and added another stage line between Lowell and Framingham which was continued until the Stony Brook railroad was built. He then went to Milford, Massachusetts and engaged in the express business with Boston over the Albany railroad. At the same time he ran a stage line between Milford and several neighboring towns. (Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, page 853, William R. Cutter).

Realized: $500

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Lot 1107    

Currier & Atkinson's Gloucester & Boston Express, black on orange express label, creased, used on light buff cover to Townsend, Mass., endorsed "Pd" at top right; light cover creases and small edge tear, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $140

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Lot 1108    

Currier's Gloucester and Boston Express (Forwarded by), two different labels, black on green label used on yellow cover to Townsend Mass., endorsed "Paid"; black on deep yellow label used on light buff to Townsend Mass., endorsed "Pd" at top right; latter faulty at bottom, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1109    

Forwarded By Dart & Co's Marlboro and Boston Express, fancy framed black on vermilion express label, used on "Harnden's Express, Soldier's Package" legal-size cover from Washington D.C. to Marlboro, Mass., manuscript "Ex 50" express rating plus "13" totaled to "63" cents due, "$20.00" money letter endorsement; some paper loss in address and small tears at top, Fine and rare conjunctive use with Harnden's Express.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 1110    

By Davenport & Mason's Express., Office 11 State St., Boston, black on yellow circular label, tied by light file fold on blue Aug. 22, 1852 folded letter from Taunton, Mass. to Boston, Very Fine, ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1111 ()   

Eagle City Post, black on yellow label, used with red "6" rating handstamp on illustrated March 1847 front-page of Hunt's Merchant's Magazine to New York City street address; label staining, cover creased with small tears and edge flaws, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $375

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