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  • Lot# : 57 Western Express Covers

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    Wells Fargo & Co./ Idaho City, I.T. lightly struck blue oval date stamp on 1864,3c Pink entire to addressed to Yreka, Cala "in haste", printed company frank at top; light central vertical rubber band mark, opened and slightly reduced at right and partially at top and bottom right corners, affixed on piece of black paper, Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 58 Western Express Covers

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    J.F. Forman's Gallatin Express printed frank in black, red and blue (FOM-001) on 3c Pink envelope (U59), "Leaves Virginia/ Weekly For/ Sterling, Gallatin City/ and/ Bozeman" at left with the "If not delivered..." instruction crossed out in ink, cancelled by black target with an accompanying Doniphan Kas Sep 28 double circle date stamp, addressed to "J.M. Knight, Esq./ Virginia City Montana", Very Fine in every respect and quite rare with just three recorded examples (only two used; this cover not being listed) of this Montana Territory express frank.
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 59 Western Express Covers

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    Kennedy & Co.'s Half Moon Bay & Pescadero Express blue printed frank (KEN-001) on 3c Pink envelope (U58), "If not delivered..." imprint vertically at left, uncancelled but with ms "No. 221" partially over frank, addressed to "Mrs HG Livermore/ Cosmopolitan Hotel/ San Francisco", Very Fine and choice; just five used examples recorded in Thomas with this cover not being included in the census
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 60 Western Express Covers

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    Langton's Pioneer Express/ Paid printed frank in black (LAN-002) on 10c Nesbitt cancelled by black target with a Carson City U.T. Aug 15 cds, ms. "Via Steamer", addressed to Galway NY, envelope with some light wrinkling (slightly affecting indicia) and some paper adherence on backside, Fine west-to-east use
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 240.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 61 Western Express Covers

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    Langton's Pioneer Express/ Paid printed frank in red (LAN-004) on 10c Yellow green envelope (U41) cancelled by New York 26 Mar 1863 duplex, addressed to Galway, NY, ms. "per Steamer", bit irregularly opened at left with a tiny sealed break top left corner, some paper adherence on backside, Fine and scarce use of the red frank
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 62 Western Express Covers

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    Langton's Pioneer Express, 3c entire addressed to Cherokee Flat, California, with black printed "Langton's Paid Pioneer Express" frank (LAN-002) and yellow Langton's Pioneer Express label with blue handstamp indicating Virginia City origin, notation on reverse "Opened by me & find it is not intended for me," cover with light wear and torn backflap, still Very Fine, "Hackett" backstamp and 2020 Philatelic Foundation certificate declining an opinion as to whether or not the label originated
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 USD

    Lot# : 63 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Express Co/ Big Oak Flat/ Paid handstamp in black (PAC-108aa) on 3c Nesbitt envelope with an ms "paid" and "pr. Pacific Express Co." and addressed to a watchmaker in San Francisco, envelope open three sides with some small edge breaks, torn backflap and an aging spot just affecting the handstamp, VG-Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 64 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Express Co/ Georgetown Nov 15 red oval date stamp with accompanying "Paid" on 3c Nesbitt, addressed to a boarding house in San Francisco, envelope small faults, Fine use
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 65 Western Express Covers

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    Pacific Express Co/ San Francisco Paid bold oval handstamp (PAC-108ah) on 3c Nesbitt envelope with indicia just cancelled by a Pacific Express/ San Francisco Jun 19 double circle date stamp, addressed to Sac (ramento) City, envelope open three sides and about half way along the bottom, tiny nick at bottom and small piece out of backflap, VG-Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD
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