Lot Details

January 2023

January 17-18, 2023 in New York City

Our January 2023 sales include the "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Postal History Part VIII, as well as a general sale of United States and worldwide stamps, covers, and collections.

LOT# : 59
Date: January 17, 2023

Western Expresses

strip of five plus single on legal-sized cover addressed to "D.M. Hanson, Esq., Clerk of the U.S. District Court of the First Judicial District, Storey County, Nevada Territory, Virginia City", all tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos Express S. Frco. 25 Feb" double circle datestamps, reverse with 3c Pink paste-up bearing 1861 3c Rose block of four and single (65) and printed Wells Fargo frank, 1863 docketing, exploded for display, strip with small faults as expected for such a large and well-traveled cover, very fine, a spectacular piece which is the largest known multiple of the 25c Virginia City Pony on cover

Provenance: "Edwards" Collection (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1991)

Scott 143L8
Starting Price: $1,000
Hammer Price: $10,000