Lot 41Cherokee Express, Paid, partial blue oval handstamp ties 3¢ rose (65), s.e. at left, on cover to Oroville Cal.; reduced at left, F.-V.F.
Thomas No. CHE-100 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 42Everts, Snell & Co.'s Express, Feather River, partial strike of oval on reverse of buff cover with blue Prospecting Miners illustrated cameo showing Panning for Gold Scene, entered mails with blue "Marysville Cal '10' Sep 30" integral-rate cds to Terre Haute, Indiana, pencil "6¼" rating at left; cover tears into cameo at left, missing back flap and some stains, still Fine appearance and scarce California Mining cameo design.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 43Greenwood & Newbauer Express, Weaverville, Cal., sharp strike of blue double-oval on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire to San Francisco Cal., printed "Greenhood & Newbauer" frank (GRH-001), manuscript "May 13" dating; flap tears, Very Fine.
Thomas No. GRH-100 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 44Hoag & Co.'s Contra Costa Express, Oakland, red oval with matching framed "PAID" handstamp on 3¢ Nesbitt buff entire to San Francisco Cal.; repaired cover faults, Fine appearance, Only 3 Recorded Examples.
Thomas No. HOA-101 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 45Forwarded by Hunter & Co.'s Express, Mud Springs, Cala., shield handstamp on buff cover to San Francisco Cal.; few letters of handstamp enhanced, Very Fine appearance.
Thomas No. HUN-111 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 46Langton's & Bro.'s Express, French Corral, blue ornately framed handstamp struck on reverse of orange buff cover to Freeport Ill., entered mails with blue "Marysville Cal '10' Aug 15" integral-rate cds; large cover tear and corner faults with some toning, Fine and rare Langton's use from French Corral.
Estimate $500 - 750.
This is an extremely rare Langton's marking, the town of French Corral was founded in 1849 and named for a Frenchman who built a corral for his mules, gold was later discovered there. Nathan noted that this was one of the scarcest of all the Langton handstamps with only four known.
Lot 47Langton's Pioneer Express, Downieville, black oval handstamp on 3¢ pink (U58) entire with Langton printed ornate frank from the Antonio Daneri correspondence to San Francisco, exchanged with blue "Wells Fargo, Marysville" double-oval handstamp, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 48Newell & Co.'s Express, orange buff cover endorsed "By Newell & Co Express" at bottom left and "Paid" at top to the Registered of Mariposa County, blue "Forwarded by Reynolds Todd & Co. Express, Stockton" oval and blue "Collect" handstamps obliterating the Newell endorsement and additional "Paid" handstamps at top right over-striking a "Collect", additional "Please Delivery Immediately" endorsement; some edge wear, top edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.