Lot 1372Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) red, clear to mostly large margins, tied by grid handstamp on buff cover to Boston, Mass., "New York, 5 cts., Nov 8" integral rate cds and manuscript "1852" year docketing at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 136L4; $600 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1373Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) red, margins full to just shaving frameline at upper right, tied by small grid in circle handstamp on cover to Oswego, N.Y., in combination with four margin 1851, 3¢ dull red (11A) and both tied by "New York, Jul 24" cds, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 136L9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1374Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) pink, in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red (11A) on cover to Detroit, Mich., local tied by grid in circle handstamp and both tied by "New York, Jul 10" cds, 1855 docketing at right; minor tone and scuff on cover, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 136L10 $800.
Lot 1375Teese & Co. Penny Post, 1852 (1¢) blue on bluish, slight crease, acid tied on locally addressed Philadelphia cover on Spring Garden St., with ""Blood's Despatch, Jun 20"" cds at right, docketed "June 20th, 1854" at bottom, Very Fine, one of at least two known usages of the Teese & Co. adhesive accepted by Blood's.
Scott No. 137L1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1376Union Square Post Office, 1852, 1¢ black on light apple green, margins to in at top, light pencil cancel and tied by "New York, 1ct., Jan 19" cds on local cover addressed to a box at the Post Office, Very Fine, an attractive and rare local and drop rate combination, ex-Emerson & Hall.
Scott No. 141L2 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1377Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 10¢ brown, ample to large margins, on top portion of 1861, 3¢ pink entire with printed Wells Fargo frank, canceled and tied by "Wells Fargo & Co., Express, Aurora" blue oval handstamp, on reconstructed cover, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 143L7 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1378Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ blue, right margin single, ample margins to touching at upper left, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos Express, S. Frco., Feb 24" double circle date stamp on 1861, 3¢ pink entire addressed to Virginia City, N.T. with manuscript "Pony" endorsement, with black Bamber ribbon company frank at upper left; entire reduced at right into indicia and portion of address panel and a couple small edge tears, F.-V.F., an extremely rare express usage.
Scott No. 143L8 Estimate $600 - 800.
A rare conjunctive usage from Bamber, who operated in the East Bay and carried the cover to San Francisco from transmission by Pony Express to Virginia City.
Lot 1379Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ red, ample margins at just in at bottom left, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City, N.T., May 5" oval date stamp on 1861, 3¢ pink entire (U34) to San Francisco, second strike of date stamp canceling and black company frank at top; cover faults including reduction at right (enhanced) and partial backflaps, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 143L9 Estimate $400 - 600.
Sent from Virginia City to Sacramento and by boat to San Francisco.
Lot 1380Wells Fargo & Co., Newspaper Stamp, 1883-88, blue, well centered, tied by bright blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, San Diego, Cal." oval handstamp on wrapper to Poway, Cal.; some minor wrapper creases, still Very Fine, a rare usage from the Orcutt correspondence.
Scott No. 143LP9 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1381Westtown, 1853-67 (2¢) gold, clear to ample margins, affixed to cover to Philadelphia, Pa. in combination with 1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal strip of three (9), tied by indistinct Westchester, Pa. cds's; strip of light crease between right pair and center stamp with small tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 145L1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF THE WESTTOWN LOCAL ISSUE WITH A STRIP OF THE 1851 1¢ BLUE IMPERFORATE.