Lot# 41 - Erivan Sale 2

  • Lot# : 41 Wells Fargo & Co. Express

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    36, 1857 12c Black, Plate 1, single tied by nice strike of blue "Pony Express, San Francisco, Nov. 10" Running Pony oval datestamp with an adjacent "Saint Joseph Nov 24" double circle arrival date stamp, addressed to "G.W. Schenkberg, Esq." on Broad St in NY City, ms "Pr Pony" at upper left, backstamped with a well struck black "Pony Express, St Joseph, Nov 23" Running Pony oval date stamp, lightweight envelope opened at top with couple of inconsequential edge breaks, Very Fine in every respect, one of just three Pony Express covers franked with the 1857/59 12c Black issue; 1966 Philatelic Foundation certificate

    Carried on the eastbound trip that left San Francisco on November 10 and arrived at St. Joseph on November 23. FKW Census E39, Trip ET47.

    Provenance: Judge Robert S. Emerson (Daniel F. Kelleher Sale 396, 1938)

    Marc Haas (Private Transaction)

    Louis Grunin (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1988)

    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 35,000.00 USD