Lot 2756California Express & Related Collection, substantial group of 33 covers in a cover binder, various Wells Fargo, Adams Express, Pacific Express, Pacific Union Express, Everts, Wilson & Companies Daily Express, Langton's Pioneer Express, Bamber & Company, cancellations including Jacksonville, Sonora, Mokelumne Hill, Colfax, Dutch Flat, Susanville, Red Bluff, Rio Vista, Los Angeles, Quincy, Nevada City etc.; condition varies, careful inspection highly recommended, nice assortment, better throughout.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2757 /oMexico Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Cover Group, of 16 entires and six fronts; includes four unused entires, with usages from Guaymas, La Paz and incoming usages from El Paso, Texas; useful group.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2758Western Express Cover Balance, of approximately 70 covers; mostly Wells, Fargo & Co usages including eight red frank usages, a blue frank use and two woodblock franks, couple allover shaded ads, nice range of handstamps including Shermantown, Salt Lake Cty, U.T., Visalia, Austin, N.T., Steamboat, Santa Clara, Suisun, Coloma, etc. many transcontinental usages including Union Pacific R.R. usages, some additional later turn of century corner card covers and a couple package labels, other expresses including Alta Express, Pacific Union Express, Freeman & Co. and Bamber; condition varies, worth review.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2759Western Express Cover Balance, of 41 covers plus a few non-express items; includes Pacific Express with early Sonora handstamp, Freeman & Co. with Stockton date stamp and commercial corner card and another with Suisun City handstamp, Pacific Union Ex. Co., S.F. agent cover to Hollister, some scarce unused entires with Thomes & Skadan's Express, Pacific Express (2 different entires) and Holiday Overland Mail, Wells, Fargo & Co. with allover ads, 6¢ legal entire from Santa Clara, also an extremely rare California Letter Express front in green paste-up (defective).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2760Western Express Cover Balance, of 26 covers mostly later usage Wells, Fargo & Co. entires; includes early "Pacific Express, Diamond Springs" large oval handstamp (PAC-108, 2 known), and "Pacific Express, San Francisco" cds with handstamp "Paid" in oval franking (PAC-100, less than 10 known), early Wells, Fargo & Co. usages with Oroville and Todd's Valley "Express" ovals, and late 1880-90's with many rare townmarks including Claremont (unique), Pasadena (less than five known), Pomona (4 known), Fenner (two known), Goffs (3 known), and a group of scarce 1894 Pullman Railway Strike covers including two pre-strike, seven strike usages and three post-strike items.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.