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Sale 101: The Westpex Sale

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United States Postal History

Lot 713    

Leav'h City & Pikes Peak Express Co., Jun 1, 1859, express company cds on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire canceled by "Leavenworth City, K.T., Jun 12, 1859" to Wadsworth Ohio; reduced at right with slight mend lower right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Walske.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE LEAVENWORTH CITY & PIKES PEAK EXPRESS CO. EXPRESS USE.

The Leavenworth City & Pikes Peak Express Co. was formed in February of 1850 by William Russell and John Jones. This was the first express service between Denver City and Leavenworth City, initially charging 25¢ per letter. This marking is known used only from April to July, 1859 as Amos Streck arrived at Denver City on July 19, 1859 with the "Jones & Russells Pike's Peak Express Company" date stamp that saw use thereafter.

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