Lot 347Greenhood & Newbauer Express (1857-1867). Eight covers, two 1853 3¢ Nesbitt entires with printed frank, five 1861 or 1864 3¢ pink entires with printed frank, and one 1853 3¢ Nesbitt entire with Wells Fargo frank exchanged at Marysville, earlier uses have company handstamps from Weaverville, two with manuscript date cancels, two later uses have Weaverville postmarks, mixed condition, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 348Gregory's Express (1850-1853). Seven stampless folded letters or covers with two originating in Glasgow, Scotland, and forwarded from New York to San Francisco by Gregory's, two eastbound uses from San Francisco, and three California uses, various company handstamps, two "Paid" uses and three "Not Paid" uses, mixed condition, Fine overall.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 349Langton's Pioneer Express (1855-1865). 28 covers including one plain envelope with 1851 3¢ plus two 1853 3¢ Nesbitt entires all without franks, 15 1853 3c or 10c Nesbitt entires with ovate printed frank, eight 1861 3¢ pink or 10¢ green entires with ovate printed frank with larger letters, and two 1864 3¢ pink entires with later printed frank, all California origins and destinations or eastbound uses (except one cover with Downieville printed corner card to Carson City), one conjunctive use with Pacific and a number of conjunctive uses with Wells Fargo, company handstamps from Columbia Hill, Downieville, Forest City, Marysville, Moore's Flat, Orleans Flat, and San Juan, earlier eastbound uses mailed at Downieville or Marysville and later ones mailed by Wells Fargo in New York City, lot also includes two freight receipts for money packages (signed "A. T. Langton" in 1863 and 1864), mixed condition, Fine overall.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 350Pacific Express Co. (1855-1857). 46 covers from this successor to Adams & Co.'s Express beginning with nine stampless covers (one folded company business letter and one cover with extraneous stamp copy affixed), two with "Paid" handstamps and two with pony and rider printed franks (one blue), then five covers (two legal size) with 1851 3¢ (one uncancelled, one with crossed lines precancel, one with conjunctive Wells Fargo handstamp as cancel; one cover with stamp peeled off), two with "Paid" handstamps, then 15 1853 3¢ or 6¢ Nesbitt entires, four with "Paid" handstamps or handstamped franks, two eastbound uses, and finally 17 1853 3¢ Nesbitt entires with pony and rider printed franks (one blue and three black with "LR" manuscript initials), one is an underpaid eastbound use, company handstamps from Columbia, Grass Valley, Jackson, Mokulumne Hill, Murphy's, New York, Placerville, Rough & Ready, San Jose, Shasta, Sonora, Watsonville, and others, minor duplication and mixed condition, Fine overall.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 351Pacific Union Express Co. (1868-1869). 37 covers, all 1864 3¢ pink entires with red printed frank except one company business envelope, all California origins and destinations, franked covers include five with shaded ads, one with red printed corner card, one intact paste-up, one double rate with 1869 3¢, one with "Too Late" oval handstamp, and one addressed to San Louis Ranch with "Send by driver Visalia Stage" endorsement, company handstamps include Batavia, Cacheville, Grass Valley, Los Angeles, Napa Messenger, Nevada City, Oroville, Petaluma Messenger, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Shasta, and others, a few covers without company handstamps or mailed (one with You Bet manuscript postmark), minor duplication and mixed condition, Fine overall.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 352Truman & Co.'s Express. 18 covers comprised of three "J. C. Truman's Express" train printed franks on 1861 3¢ pink entires (all uncancelled as usual), two "Truman & Chapman's Express" train printed franks on 1861 3¢ pink entires (one uncancelled the other with 1864 manuscript date), seven "Truman & Co.'s Express" train printed franks (two blue) on 1864 3¢ pink entires (three uncancelled and the other four with 1865 manuscript dates), and six "Truman & Co.'s Express" later printed franks (three with additional line of text at the bottom) on 1864 3¢ pink entires (one uncancelled, one with a Santa Clara postmark, two with manuscript dates, and two with oval datestamps with including one cover illustrated in Nathan's Franks of Western Expresses), one with Gilroy return address, some duplication and mixed condition, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $400 - 600.