Lot 1037Adams & Co., San Francisco Sep 18, blue double-circle datestamp ties 1851 3¢ dull red (11A) with crossed pen lines precancel on orange cover to Sacramento City Cal., Very Fine, Illustrated in Letters of Gold on page 229., ex-Polland.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE ADAMS & CO. PRECANCEL USE WITH THE STAMP TIED BY THE DATESTAMP, WHICH BY NATURE ARE USUALLY LEFT UNCANCELLED.
Lot 1038The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 18, oval company handstamp on yellow cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26), corner fault, tied by two strikes of bold "Paid" handstamps, matching "Pacific City Ioa Dec 13" cds to C. Nuckolls at Mountain City, Kansas Territory, endorsed "Care C.O.C. & P.P. Express, St. Joseph" at lower left; accompanied by C. Nuckolls return letter datelined "Mountain City (Sunday) Dec 23 /60" talking about closing his affairs and heading back home, Very Fine, ex-Grunin.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1039Wells Fargo Co., Stockton, Mar 4, blue oval postmark on 10¢ green (U17) entire paste-up with scarce red Wells Fargo & Co. frank bearing three 3¢ dull red (26) singles on front and seven singles on reverse, all tied by separate strikes of "New-York Mar 26" cds, addressed to Caledonia N.Y.; some faults to pasteback, F.-V.F., a scarce Wells Fargo use franked at four-times the 10¢ rate.
Estimate $300 - 400.