Lot 1604Alta Express Co., Sacramento, red oval handstamp on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco with fancy company frank showing steamboat, used as a paste-up with large blue envelope affixed on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1605Bamber & Co.'s, Contra Costa Express, Paid., oval handstamp (BAM-101) on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, with boxed "Answer By…" pointing hand handstamp; small opening tear at top, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1606Beekman's Express, Jacksonville O.T., wonderful clear strike in red on 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Roseburg, Ogn., docketed "June 8, '60" at left, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1607California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 5¢ Black on 3¢ Red on Buff entire, bold strike of blue "Penny Post Co. Sacramento" circular handstamp socked-on-the-nose of the indicia, addressed to Charles Hinckley in San Francisco, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Knapp, Dale-Lichtenstein & Walske.
Scott Nos. 34LU3a Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONLY THREE OF THE SEVEN LISTED IN THE FRAJOLA CENSUS BEAR THE SACRAMENTO CIRCULAR HANDSTAMP AND THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST OF THE THREE.
Lot 1608California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7¢ Vermilion on 3¢ Red on Buff entire, instructions and list of eight offices at left, indicia uncancelled and with "Penny Post Sacramento" handstamp at left, addressed to San Francisco, some flap tear, Very Fine, ex-Mason, Ackerman and Hall.
Scott Nos. 34LU7 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE ELEVEN EXAMPLES OF THIS FRANK.
Lot 1609California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7¢ Black on 3¢ Red on Buff entire, impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U10), instructions for mailing and list of towns on back, postmarked "Benicia, Cal. May 2" cds and addressed to San Francisco, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 34LU11B Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE USAGE WITH MANUSCRIPT "DUE" ALONGSIDE THE PENNY POST FRANK, "PENNY POST PAID 7".
Lot 1610Freeman & Co.'s Express, Benicia, blue oval handstamp canceling on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, Cal., red ribbon frank at top, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1611Freeman & Co., Stockton, Sep 1, blue oval date stamp on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, Cal., red ribbon frank at top and Bisagno Brothers corner card at lower left, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1612Hinckley & Co.'s Express Mail, scroll frank on 3¢ buff Nesbitt entire (U10) cancelled by grid cancel and "Philadelphia Pa., Nov 19, 1863" octagon datestamp addressed to Golden City, J.T. (Jefferson Territory), Very Fine, ex-Kramer.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $400 - 600.
A CHOICE HINCKLEY & CO.'S EXPRESS USE INBOUND TO GOLDEN CITY, JEFFERSON TERRITORY.
An unofficial Jefferson Territory was established locally in October 1859, but it was never recognized by Congress. No postal markings of Jefferson Territory are known, although covers are known addressed to Jefferson Territory. The area was larger than what would be Colorado Territory. The sender was probably a regular correspondent and had a supply of prepaid Hinckley & Co. entires in Philadelphia.
Lot 1613Hinckley & Co.'s Express Mail, printed frank in scroll (Haller FH7, Ty. 1) on 3¢ Red Nesbitt entire with "Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Oct. 22, 1860" circular datestamp to Uniontown, Ga., postmarked "Saint Joseph Mo. Oct. 31" double-circle datestamp and grid where it entered the mails, repaired edge faults, otherwise Fine and scarce.
Scott Nos. U9 Estimate $400 - 600.