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Eastern Expresses - Hodgman & Co. to Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy's

Lots 1145-1154 Lots 1155-1164 Lots 1165-1166

Lot 1145    

Hodgman & Co., Bangor Express., Rail Road Exchange, Court Square, Boston, gold on black die-cut label, affixed on blue Aug. 29th 1850 Messrs. Jones & Farley correspondence folded cover from Frankfort Me. to Boston, Mass., endorsed "Order" signifying package express, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1146    

Hodgman & Co., Bangor Express., Rail Road Exchange, Court Square, Boston, red on white die-cut label, affixed on blue Aug. 25th 1851 Messrs. Jones & Farley correspondence folded cover from Frankfort Me. to Boston, Mass., manuscript "25$" money letter endorsement, bold "25" cent express rating (2 bits), Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Red on white paper was the second of three different paper and ink combinations used in the printing of die-cut labels of this style.

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Lot 1147    

Hodgman & Co., Bangor Express., Rail Road Exchange, Court Square, Boston, black on magenta die-cut label, small spindle hole, affixed on blue folded letter datelined "Bangor March 8th 1853" to Boston, Mass., two strikes of magenta "Return by / Hodgman & Co." two-line handstamp, left strike with ms. "Rail Road Exchange" below, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1148    

Hope's Express, black on vermilion express label, used on buff cover to New York City, endorsed "Pr Hopes Express" at bottom left and "Order" at top right; label tiny hole, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1149    

Hope's Express, black on vermilion label, used on blue Nov. 23rd 1853 folded letter from Somerville N.J. to New York City street address, endorsed "by Hopes Express" at bottom, light horizontal fold away from fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $180

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Lot 1150    

Forwarded by Hope's Express from Allentown Pa., A. Wint, Agent., black on vermilion label, some oxidizing, used with black on green "Hope's N.J. & PA. Express, Leaves 74 Broadway, at 3½ P.M. Daily" label on buff cover to New York City street address, part of backflap removed, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Steinmetz, Hahn.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 1151    

Hope's N.J. & PA. Express, black on vermilion express label, used with additional faulty "Forwarded by Hope's Express, Easton Pa." black on orange express label as flap seal on folded letter datelined "Easton, March 4. 1855" to New York City street address, manuscript "Express" and "$10" money letter endorsement, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1152    

Howe & Co's Express, Boston, black on vermilion label, used on message-side of 1¢ postal card (UX9) datelined "Natick July 13, 1887" to Boston Mass., order request to be sent by express; filing hole, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1153    

Jenkins' Lynn and Boston Railroad Express, black on yellow label, used on cover to Boston Mass., endorsed "Paid" and "By Jenkins' Exp", Very Fine, This is the only recorded example of this label..
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1154    

Forwarded By Jerome & Co's Express, black on yellow express label with steamboat and train vignettes, used on folded cover to Boston Mass., pencil "$150" money letter endorsement has been erased along with street address, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The addressee William Morton was a merchant in Boston with a street address of No. 3 Central Wharf.

Realized: $260

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