Lot# 100 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 100 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Edgar's Canyon City Express Paid, Printed frank with small black loops at right and bottom, "Paid" crossed out (Thomas JON-002), on 3c Pink on white entire (Scott U34) addressed to McGregors Landing, Iowa and forwarded on to Era, Pennsylvania, partially struck "The Dalles Mar. 23 OR" postmark at lower left and manuscript "Due 3" to the left of the indicia, Very Fine and rare, Thomas records only two examples of this frank (this cover becoming the third known)

    Horatio Jones and Addison Edgar ran their express company from Canyon City and the John Day Mines in central Oregon to The Dalles on the Columbia River, where they connected with Wells, Fargo & Co. In 1864 Jones became an agent for Wells, Fargo while Edgar followed suit just a year later. After the discovery of gold in Canyon Creek in 1862 upwards of 10,000 miners flocked to the region, which led to the establishment of this short-lived express company.

    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150 USD