Western Express Covers

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 2171 Western Express Covers

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    Bamber & Co. Express, two 3c entires, ea. with different printed company frank: 3c (U58) used as "paste-up", red Bamber & Co. Express 4/12 double circle company handstamps; 3c (U82) addressed to San Francisco, blue double circle company handstamps, Fine covers.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 2172 Western Express Covers

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    "Paid Barnard's British Columbia & Victoria Express, Barkerville", printed (vertically at left) on 10c entire (U40) "paste-up" with additional printed frank for Wells Fargo & Co. (Type E), Wells Fargo Victoria blue company oval, typical light soiling, back problems usual for use, Fine cover.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 2173 Western Express Covers

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    "J.F. Bennett& Co.'s S.O.M. & Ex. Line...Principle Office, Las Cruces N.M.," unused legal sized lemon envelopes with ornate corner card, one with Wells Fargo printed frank (rare combination), Very Fine; the Southern Overland Mail & Express Line was in existance for only three years
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 2174 Western Express Covers

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    "Paid, Dietz & Nelson's British Columbia & Victoria Express" two entires (U35 reduced at right, U58 unused), each with additional Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank (Type E), U58 with printed "Paid-Barnard's Express Columbia River via Yale, B.C." frank, U35 addressed to Washington Territory, blue Wells Fargo & Co, Victoria oval , overall Fine group.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 2175 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U58
    "Elko & Mountain City Pony Express, M.P. Freeman & Co., Prop's, Paid One Dollar," two unused entires (U58-59) with Elko & Mountain City Pony Express printed frank (Type FE2), additionally franked with Wells Fargo printed frank (Type E), both Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 2176 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U82
    Elko & Mountain City Pony Express, M.P. Freeman & Co., Prop's Paid One Dollar," three unused entires: U82 (2), U83, all with Elko & Mountain Pony Express printed franks (Type FE 2), additionally franked with Wells Fargo printed franks (Type E), two with Wells Fargo printed vertically, one over 3c embossing (unusual), Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 2177 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U59
    M. Ferttis's Oro Fino Express-Paid, printed frank, vertically at left on printed frank, vertically at left on entire (U59), used as 'paste-up", additional Wells Fargo printed frank (Type E), light ageing, otherwise Fine, scarce combination.
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2178 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U34
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    Grays Express Paid, printed frank, vertically at left, additional Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank (Type E), on 3c entire to San Francisco, blue Wells Fargo, Sacramento dcds, Very Fine cover, scarce combination. 2011 P.F. certificate.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2179 Western Express Covers

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    Greenhood & Newbauer Northern Express, three 3c entires (U9, U58, U59), all used from Weaverville, Ca., ea, franked with Greenhood & Newbauer printed franks (misspelled "Newbaner" on U9), U9 with attractive company oval handstamp, others with Weaverville cds's, Very Fine group.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2180 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U42
    Lamping & Co. Express, three mint entires (U42) with Lamping & Co. printed frank (Type FL 1), each additional Wells Fargo printed frank (Type E), all F-VF, very scarce (Scott $1,425 as entires only)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2181 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U42
    Lampton & Co. Express Printed Franks, printed vertically at left on three legal sized entires, includes U42 (light toning), U62 (2, one with folds), otherwise Fine (Scott $795 as entires only)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2182 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U59
    "Langton's Express Paid," ornate printed frank on 3c (U59) entire to San Francisco, bold Langton's Pioneer Express, Downieville company oval, additional blue Wells Fargo & Co. Marysville double oval, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 2183 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U27
    "Langton's Pioneer Express Paid" indistinct ornate printed frank on 3c entire (U27) to Sacramento, blue Wells Fargo & Co., Nevada City double oval cancel, horizontal fold across bottom, otherwise Fine.
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2184 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U58
    Loon Creek Express, four entires (U58-59) with type FS 5 frank, U82-83 with type FT 2 frank, each additionally with Wells Fargo & Co printed frank (Type E), all Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 2185 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Express Paid illustrated horse and rider cc on 1854 3c Red on buff (U10) addressed to Red Bluffs, Cal., lightly struck red "Pacific Express Co/ Shasta/ Feb 19" oval cancel, cover some light edge wear and soiling, Fine; 2008 PF certificate
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 2186 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Union Express Co. (Haller Type P4), red printed frank on 3c (U58) to Jonestown, California, San Francisco December 9 cds and segmented cork cancels, attractive red illustrated advertising at left (Pacific Pump Manfufacturing Co.), Very Fine and rare illustrated advertising cover
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2187 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Union Express Co., seven overall advertising entires (U58-59), ea. with red printed frank (Type P4), one entire unused, others mostly cancelled with various blue double circle company cancels, some cover flaws/faults, still mostly Fine and presentable.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 2188 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U83
    "Paid Thomes & Skadan's Express Susansville & Reno, connecting with Wells Fargo & Co." printed frank on 3c (U83), additional Wells Fargo printed frank (Type F), Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 2189 Western Express Covers

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    "Truman & Chapman's Express, S.F. & S.J. Rail Road" illustrated printed frank (Type FT 12 ) on 3c entire (U34) to San Jose, light ms. cancel, tiny corner edge tears at upper left and right, minor backflap restoration, otherwise Very Fine, lovely illustrated frank.
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 2190 Western Express Covers

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    "Truman & Chapman's Express S.F. & S.J. Rail Road," illustrated printed frank (Type FT 12) on 3c (U35) unused entire to San Jose, couple toned spots, otherwise Fine.
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 2191 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U83
    "Paid Wells & Herring's Moore's Flat & Eureka Express," printed frank with additional Wells Fargo printed frank (Type E), Very Fine and extremely scarce combination
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2192 Western Express Covers

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    Wheeler, Rutherford & Co, Express, printed frank on 3c (U58) addressed to San Francisco, indistinct blue Wells Fargo company oval cancel, Very Fine; 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 275.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 2193 Western Express Covers

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    Western Express Cover Balance, 12 entires + one "United States Express, Wintersett, Iowa" green label on printed cover front, balance mostly Wells Fargo & Co. printed franks on 3c entires (Types A, E, H), note Bamber & Co. Express printed frank (2, different), "Franked Denver and Rio Grande Express" printed frank on unused 2c (U311), Pacific Union Express (2, one with additional Wells Fargo frank), note: Hussey's local Post (87L49) on cover (not originating, per 1996 P.F. certificate), red "Gay & Co. Express, From 1 Wall Street, New York" red oval handstamp on fls to Philadelphia, etc, expect usual small flaws on some, mostly F-VF.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 2194 Western Express Covers

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    Catalog# : U58
    U58//U63, 1864 3c-6c Entires, seven unused entires, all with multiple Express Co. printed franks, includes: U59-60, U63-64 with red Union Pacific printed frank superimposed over Wells Fargo and Co. printed franks (Type E); U63-64 legal sized with La Porte Express and Wells Fargo printed franks; U64 with Lamping & Co. Express printed frank and Wells Fargo printed frank, all Very Fine. (Scott $565 as entires only)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD
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