Lot# 95 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 95 Western Express Covers

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    Copley & Co.'s Miners Express (Thomas COP-100), red express marking at upper left of 10c Green on white entire (Scott U17) additionally franked with 1855 10c Green type III (Scott 15) tied by blue Marysville grid of squares cancel, addressed to "John Chandler, Sempronius NY," matching blue "Marysville Cal May 4 Paid By Stamp" origination postmark at lower left of the entire which has light creasing, faint cover toning along the top edge, and small repairs at the bottom including replacement of small portions of the Marysville town marking, Very Fine appearance

    Provenance: Louis Grunin (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1988)

    This express operated from Marysville to the Slate Creek Basin mining camps between 1855 and 1856. Thomas estimates that there are only 20 covers extant that were handled by this express company, some of which are held in a family correspondence. Of that number he records 7 examples as having a Marysville marking (six of which are from this same correspondence).

    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300 USD