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# : 57
Date: January 17, 2023

Western Expresses

ultramarine oval handstamp on 1861 folded letter from St. Leonard, Maryland to San Francisco, black "Pony Express, The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, Aug 18, St. Joseph, Mo." oval-inside-circle handstamp, two 1860 5c Brown (30A) singles tied by black "St. Joseph Mo. Aug 16" datestamp, right stamp with pulled perforation nick at bottom (mentioned on certificate although we feel strongly that it does not detract from this extraordinary cover), very fine and attractive, the only known Pony Express cover with the 5c Jefferson issue, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate, Frajola-Walske-Kramer census #W49

Scott 30A
Starting Price: $7,500
Hammer Price: $45,000