Lot 572Whiting & Co.'s Feather River Express, Paid., printed boxed frank (WHI-002) on 1855, 10¢ Nesbitt entire (U16) to Franklin, Ill., canceled by "Meadow Falls Cala. Jul 13" cds (Plumas, Williams unlisted); reduced at right a bit into indicia, F.-V.F., a scarce express usage and very rare postmark unlisted in Williams.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 573Wood & Co.'s Express! fancy illustrated miner frank (WOO-001) at left on unused 1864, 3¢ pink entire, fresh and Very Fine (photo on web site).
Scott No. U59 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 574Wells Fargo & Co. Express Cover Balance, collection of approximately 330 covers, with a wide array towns and handstamp types throughout including many scarce items; better townmarks includes New Almaden, Kennett, Coles, Crystal Creek, Sisson, Fort Jones, superb Vaca-Station, Cordelia, Elmira, Hills Ferry, Tipton, Madison, a Virginia City Pony Express use (pony stamp replaced), Yountville, nice Iowa Hill express handstamp use, Needles, Calico, Julian, Lathop, Irvington, Newark, Lancha Plana, Port Costa, Oakwood, Orland, Lemoore, and many more, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 575Wells, Fargo & Co., Utah Usages, Wells, Fargo & Co., Utah Usages, 25 items including a few fronts, all with black company franks, various Wells, Fargo & Co. town handstamps, including many Salt Lake Cty U.T., several Silver City, also Ogden, Ophir, Corinne, etc; a few with town postmarks like Ogden City, includes Ogden forwarding label; many to San Francisco but also other destinations like Santa Cruz, Carson City, N.T., Sanphilipa, Folsom; Virginia City, Montana; Leavenworth City, Kansas; New York City, etc.; condition varied, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 576Western Express Cover Balance, of 42 covers and a few fronts; with scarcer items including 1859 Whiting & Co. docketed from Indian Valley, Wells & Co.'s Moore's Flat and Eureka Express frank entire to Knights Landing with W.F. & Co. Nevada date stamp, 1866 Hopkinson's Express, Cram Rogers & Co. Shasta on incoming ladies cover (missing stamps), Everts, Davis & Co. frank with St. Louis handstamp, Truman & Co. frank with manuscript 1866 Petaluma canceling, Eureka Express Co., others with various usages including Freeman, Pacific Union, Pacific Express, Adams, Langton's, Bamber and more, generally Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.