Western Express Covers

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    Leav'h City & Pike's Peak Express Co. May 11 handstamp without year date as used at Leavenworth City office, on 1859 incoming cover with 1857 3c Dull red tied by "Afton N.Y. May 2" datestamp, addressed to "Auraria, Mouth Cherry Creek, Nebraska Territory", just reduced at right, very fine, only eight recorded westbound uses, ex-Haas, Jarrett
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 2 Western Express Covers

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    Leav'h City & Pike's Peak Express Co. Jul 2 1859 year-dated handstamp as used at Denver City office on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, entered the mails with "Leavenworth City K.T. Jul 8 1859" postmark, corner tear top right touches indicia, very fine, nine examples reported of eastbound use
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 3 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike Peak Express Co. Denver City Aug 17 1859 datestamp while Kansas Territory on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Mexico, Missouri, entered the mails with "Leavenworth City K.T. Aug 20 1859" datestamp, manuscript "Due 3", light edge wear, fine to very fine strikes, ex-Barkhausen
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 4 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express Co. Denver City Oct 20 1859 datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire addressed to Algona, Iowa, entered the mails with Leavenworth City K.T. Oct 28 1859 datestamp, original enclosure datelined "Rockey Mountain City" discusses a saw mill and local mining operations, small repairs at top, very fine and attractive, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 USD

    Lot# : 5 Western Express Covers

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    Jones & Russell's Pike Peak Express Co. Denver City Apr 12 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory on cover to Valley Grove, Virginia, entered the mails with 1857 3c Dull red (partial imprint) tied by "Leavenworth City K.T. Apr 19 1860" datestamp, very fine and attractive use, ex-Toaspern
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 6 Western Express Covers

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    Denver Central Over'd Cal & Pikes Peak Express five-line woodblock handstamp on cover to Manchester, New Hampshire, used in conjunction with Jones & Russell's Pikes Peak Express Co. Denver City Apr 26 1860 datestamp with additional strike of same handstamp dated May 19, entered the mails with two strikes of blue Saint Joseph Mo. May 27 1860 datestamp, missing 1857 3c Dull red, otherwise extremely fine and attractive, one of just three recorded examples of this eye-catching marking, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 7 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. Jan oval frank with manuscript "Jno Walker" agent's signature on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, their "Feb 14" oval datestamp on front, entered the mails with green "Saint Joseph Mo Feb 22" postmark, pencil "Due 3", corner fault just touches indicia, repaired edge tear, fine use of a pre-purchased franked entire, ex-Barkhausen
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 8 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. oval frank with mansucript "JW" agent's initials (Jno. Walker) on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, their "Denver City K.T. Mar 6" oval datestamp on front, entered the mails with green "Saint Joseph Mo Apr 2" postmark, small repairs, very fine use of a pre-purchased franked entire
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 9 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express, Denver City K.T. Oct oval frank on reverse of 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York City, their Denver "Nov 8" and St. Joseph "Nov 14" datestamps on front, entered the mails with black "Saint Joseph Mo Nov 15 1860" postmark, very fine and attractive use of a pre-purchased franked entire
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 10 Western Express Covers

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    Mountain City, Kansas Terrty, incoming 1860 cover with "Glenwood, Iowa Nov 28" manuscript postmark and 1857 3c Dull red, endorsed "Care COC and P.P Express St. Joseph Mo" and with their "St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 1" oval datestamp, original enclosure, just reduced at right, fine, much scarcer entering Kansas Territory than the opposite direction
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 11 Western Express Covers

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    The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company, Denver City, K.T. Dec 15 (1860) oval datestamp on cover to Manchester, New Hampshire, magenta COC&PP label with "The Only Through Express, Direct your Letters Care COC& PP Express, St. Joseph, Mo. or Leavenworth, K.T." inscription, additional "The Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company St. Joseph, Mo. Dec 17" receiving oval on reverse, entered mails with 1857 3c Dull red (torn) tied by "Saint Joseph Mo Dec 18" postmark, label with horizontal crease, cover just reduced at right, very fine, fewer than five examples of this label recorded on magenta
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 12 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City May 31 1860 datestamp on cover to White Pigeon, Michigan, turned over to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak in Denver with their "Denver City K.T. May 31" oval handstamp, entered the mails with blue Saint Joseph Mo. Jun 7 1860" datestamp on 1857 3c Dull red, very fine combination express cover, the earliest recorded Hinckley's datestamp, ex-Haas, Frajola
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 13 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jun 27 1860 datestamp on cover to Denver City, turned over in Denver to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak with their "June 28 Denver City K.T." oval handstamp, missing backflap, very fine use entirely outside of the U.S. mails (probably from the mines to the city), ex-Frajola
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    Lot# : 14 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jul 4 1860 datestamp on cover to "Denver City, Jefferson Ty", entered the mails with "Animosa Ioa. Jun 9" datestamp tying 1857 3c Dull red (faults from placement), two-page original letter included detailing the hardships of frontier life, few small tears/repairs, fine and rare
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 15 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Jul 12 1860 datestamp on cover to Fulton, Illinois, turned over in Denver to Central Overland California & Pikes Peak with their "Jul 12 Denver City K.T." oval handstamp, entered the mails with 1857 3c Dull red (defective) and blue "Saint Joseph Mo. Jul 19 1860" datestamp, minor edge faults, very fine strikes, 1978 Philatelic Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 16 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Aug 28 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with scarce "Saint Joseph, Missouri." type printed scroll frank at left, addressed to Superior, Wisconsin, entered the mails with "Saint Joseph, Mo. Sep 4 1860" datestamp, reduced at left into frank, fine strikes
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 17 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Aug 28 1860 datestamp ties 1857 3c Dull red to cover to Afton, New York, entered the mails with Saint Joseph Mo Sep 4 1860 datestamp, reduced at left, very fine and choice, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 18 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Nov 5 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with printed scroll frank at left, no imprint, addressed to Smithville, Georgia, entered the mails with "Saint Joseph Mo Nov 15 1860" datestamp, missing backflap, light wear and sealed edge breaks along top, fine
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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    Lot# : 19 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Nov 26 1860 datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire, first-type printed scroll frank ("Hinckley & Co.'s Express Mail, Fast Run via Denver, Paid Through."), addressed to Sterling, Illinois, entered the mails with Saint Joseph Mo. Dec 6 double-circle datestamp, light wear and bottom left corner replaced, very fine, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 20 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 10 1860 datestamp on cover to Central City, Colorado, original enclosure datelined "Denver City K.T, Nov 6th 1860", light edge wear, fine use carried entirely outside the U.S. mails, ex-Knapp
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 21 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 17 1860 datestamp while Kansas Territory, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire with printed scroll frank at left with pointed hand and "Enclose Letter in Gov't Stamped Envelopes, and direct, Care Hinckley & Co.'s Express, St. Joe, Mo." imprint above, addressed to Somersville, Ohio, entered the mails with Saint Joseph, Missouri datestamp, missing backflap, very fine
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 22 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Dec 17 1860 datestamp on incoming cover to Golden City, J.T. (Jefferson Territory), 1857 3c Dull red with grid and "Philadelphia Pa Nov 28 1860" postmark alongside, manuscript "Col 10" for express fee from Denver to Golden, very fine use
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 23 Western Express Covers

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    Hinckley & Co.'s Express Denver City Apr 29 1861 datestamp at lower left of cover originating in Rockford, Illinois and franked with 1857 3c Dull red (corner fault), addressed to "Central City, Jefferson County, Care of Hinckley and Co.'s Express, St. Joseph, Missouri" then forwarded to "Breckenridge, U.T.", "Mountain City C.T. Paid 3c 3 May" manuscript postmark applied when forwarded, very fine and eye-catching, ex-Persson
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 24 Western Express Covers

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    Colorado Express Company Balance, eight covers including Central Overland and California Pikes Peak Express: July 19 datestamp on cover to Maine, corner torn off and part of cancel drawn in; Hinckley & Co.'s Express: August 14, 1860 incoming cover from Illinois to Denver, August 20, 1860 incoming cover from Iowa to Denver, December 24, 1860 eastbound cover to Illinois with scroll frank, and February 4, 1861 incoming cover from Philadelphia, endorsed "col 10" collect to Golden; Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express: January 5, 1860 eastbound cover to Wisconsin and June 7, 1860 eastbound cover to Iowa; and Denver and Rio Grande Express frank on 2c Green entire to Ouray, Colorado, some mixed condition but most strikes at least fine, an attractive and interesting group
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 550 Western Express Covers

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    Carson's Stage and Express Line, illustrated red and black cornercard cover depicting four-horse stagecoach, 2c Brown Banknote tied by February 18, 1884 Leadville datestamp, addressed to San Francisco, slightly reduced at right into stamp and few minor toned spots, still fine and attractive, the only recorded example of this express company design
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 551 Western Express Covers

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    Denver and Santa Fe Stage Line Jun 15 1870 blue double-oval datestamp struck twice on 3c Pink entire addressed to Trinidad, Colorado, stained at left, very fine, the only recorded example of this private express marking, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 552 Western Express Covers

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    Overland Mail & Express Co., illustrated cornercard of six-horse stage reads "Barlow & Sanderson, Proprietors, H. Sanderson, Gen'l Sup't, Principal Office, Peublo, Colorado, H.C. Griffin, Cashier", cover franked with 1c Ultramarine, 2c Vermilion, and 3c Green Banknotes and addressed to Nasby, Missouri, "Villa Grove Col. Sep 19" datestamp, light wear and a tiny bit reduced at left, very fine and attractive
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 553 Western Express Covers

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    The Mears Transportation Co., Silverton, Colo., freight wagon illustrated advertising cover, 2c Green Banknote tied by "Denver, Colo. Sep 21 1 PM 1888" datestamp, very fine and fresh, a wonderful cover promoting the services of the "Pathfinder of the San Juans", Otto Mears
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 555 Western Express Covers

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    Wells, Fargo & Co. Denver City Col. Sep 25, 1867 blue double-oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire to Laporte, Colorado, scarce "Through Our California and Atlantic Express" frank, roughly opened at right, very fine and rare, only three recorded examples of this marking, ex-Persson, illustrated in Jarrett
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 556 Western Express Covers

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    Norrie, Colo. straightline agent handstamp on 2c Brown entire to Aspen, Colorado, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express frank at top, entered the mail with 1888 Aspen datestamp, enclosure not original to the envelope but from the same correspondence, slightly reduced at right into indicia, very fine and rare Wells, Fargo & Co. use from Norrie
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD
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