Lot# 40 - Erivan Sale 2

  • Lot# : 40 Wells Fargo & Co. Express

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    35, 1857 10c Green, Type V, single franking tied on envelope by bold strike of "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 4" oval and "St. Joseph Aug 17 1860" date stamps, ms "To be forwarded by Pony Express", addressed to "Capt. James Coffin/ Warren R.I.", back side with nice strike of the carmine "Pony Express, St. Joseph, Aug 16" (1860) Running Pony oval receiving date stamp on back, stamp some perf tip toning, envelope sliced open through backflap, Fine and attractive eastbound Pony cover

    Carried on the eastbound trip that left San Francisco on August 4 and arrived at St. Joseph on August 17, FKW Census E12, Trip ET-19. Only 10 covers graced with the distinctive carmine "Running Pony" marking.

    Capt. James Coffin (1788-1869) spent his life as a sea captain and ship owner based out of Rhode Island and retired from business life to Warren where he became involved in the Masons and philanthropic activities.

    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 16,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 37,500.00 USD