Eastern Express Co. Mails

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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    "pr Bigelow's Express," ms at upper left of folded letter datelined "Boston 31st October 1850" and with additional ms "Rail Road Service" at upper right, addressed to Charlestown, New Hampshire, couple vertical file folds at sides through the ms notations, docketing on back indicates Oct 31 "1851", Very Fine, the letter travelled on the Fitchburg RR to Fitchburg, then on the Cheshire RR to Bellow's Falls Vt and finally on the Sullivan RR to its final destination; letters handled by this express service are quite scarcernBeginning about 1846 and until early 1851 when it was acquired by Fiske & Rice, Bigelow's Express operated from Boston to points west and north and received valuable letters and possibly small parcels from its office at the Railroad Exchange.
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 2196 Eastern Express Co. Mails

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    "Rail Road Exchange, Carpenter & Co. Kennebec Express., Court Square, Boston," black on magenta circular label (Mosher CPNX-L2) affixed on folded letter addressed to Boston datelined "Augusta Sep 10 1852" (Maine) with an order for various commodities, light toning along couple vertical file folds, one of which goes through the label, the central fold ending in a small break/ tiny piece out at top, still Fine and scarce, and ms "$92" at the upper left is the amount "tendered" noted in the letter's contents for payment of the order
    Start Price : 180.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 2197 Eastern Express Co. Mails

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    Thompson & Co.'s Express American & Foreign, blue illustrated cameo oval on cover to Worcester, Massachusetts, 3c (11A), tied by Northampton cds, missing backflap, still impressive and Very Fine,2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : Bid
    Current Opening : 70.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 2198 Eastern Express Co. Mails

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    Wells' Amesbury & Salisbury Express, three covers, c.1865, with different colored express label (blue, green, yellow), cover with yellow label with ms "$100 Enclosed" and red waxed seal "Contents Unknown," couple small cover flaws/ faults, one with contents (sorry, not the $100 bill), F-VF and scarce
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD
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