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Lot 1363

Adams Express Company, 3¢ rose (#65) tied by large "PHILADELPHIA Pa. JUL 28 1862" town cancel on blue-green overall illustrated ad cover addressed to Greenfield, Mass; cover very slight reduced at right, overall Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1364
Baldwin's South La. Express, 3¢ rose (#65) used, target cancel and double-circle "Thibodeaux LA JAN 23 '66" c.d.s., on rebacked cover front addressed to Houma, Louisiana; blue "M R 8154" handstamp at top left and manuscript "Jan 20 '66" docketing along the left side; front with light tape stains along bottom, left and right sides, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600

Little is known about Baldwin's Express, a rare Southern Express which operated after the Civil War. An example on a full cover sold for $675 in 1974
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Lot 1365

Express companies, 9 covers: 3¢ (#65) tied to #U34 from New York to Washington City, DC; National Express Co from New York City to Hudson, NY; Tracy & Co (?) Express Dalles from San Jose; Merchant's Union Express from Attica, NY, to New York City; Valentine's Express Freight Line from New York to Boston; Harnden Express Co from Boston to Campton Village, NH; United States Express Co. from Binghamton, NY, to Milan, OH; and two Adams Express Co. covers; mixed condition, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1366

Express and railway covers, six covers, four with manuscript instructional markings; includes one with "per Stage" at lower left addressed to "Schartzwald" Pa, two with "Care of Conductor W. M. R. R.", one with "By Express" on cover addressed to Salem Mass, and two without postal markings, one of which is addressed to "Lt. Col Adam Badean, Hd. Qu Armies of U. S. City Point Va, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1367

Langton's Pioneer Express, three printed shipping receipts, 1862 & 1864 (2) issued to Quong Wo & Co., written up as "Dust pckg Said to contain $3,000," "Dust pckg Said to contain $1,074" and one with $150 in coin, each forwarded to Marysville, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1368

Overland Trail Route, three covers: includes allover illustrated ad cover for Butterfield's Overland Despatch with two #65s, addressed to New York City; #U58 with #65 tied by indistinct c.d.s., addressed to Ruby City, ID, with manuscript "Via Overland Mail/Salt Lake City Utah", missing stamp below indicia; and #65 tied by Council Bluffs, IA, c.d.s. on 1861 cover addressed to Betheney, VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1369

OVERLAND-via-LOS ANGELES, 3¢ rose (#65) manuscript cancelled, on hand-colored "STAGE COACH and FOUR HORSES" corner card, lightly struck double-circle Benicia, Cal, postmark at left, on buff cover addressed to Bridgewater, Mass., "ans July 8, 1866" docketing at right, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

While a late usage of this corner card, it is an extremely scarce usage and very difficult to find used with the 3¢ 1861
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Lot 1370

Wells Fargo envelope used as pick-up notice, 2¢ stamped envelope (#U54) used in 1870 by Wells Fargo to notify customer of a package pick-up; San Francisco, CA, c.d.s., blue Wells Fargo handstamp and straightline "Overland"; light soiling and light crease center, Fine to Very Fine, ex-Forster, Kramer.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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