Lot# 42 - Erivan Sale 2

  • Lot# : 42 Wells Fargo & Co. Express

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    143L3, Wells, Fargo and Co. Pony Express, 1861 $1 Red, tied on 1860-61 10c Green on buff envelope with red Wells, Fargo Paid printed frank (U33) by strong strike of blue "Pony Express San Francisco Sep 11" (1861) Running Pony oval date stamp, indicial cancelled by "Atchison Kan Sep 23" double circle date stamp, addressed to "Henry Wetherbee" in Saratoga Springs NY and forwarded to NY City, well-struck "Saratoga Springs N.Y. Oct 4" date stamp and nice "Forwarded 3" handstamp (3c due for forwarding), docketing on back indicates letter received "Oct 5th/ 61", stamp clear to full margins top and right, margins to in the other sides, Very Fine and quite unusual with the auxiliary due marking (Scott $12,500)

    The FKW census records only 25 covers sent through Atchison. The transcontinental railroad reached Atchison by September 1861 and from that point on it became the post office entry point for Pony Express mail. This cover was carried on the first trip utilizing the Atchison office as a transfer point for eastbound mail. FKW Census E159. Trip ET-134.

    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 8,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 47,500.00 USD