Sale 731

Lot 638

[Circus] Columbus OH, Sells Brothers Enormous United Shows, 2¢ tied by 1896 Columbus OH duplex to multicolored illustrated circus ad cover, addressed to Chicago IL, with multicolored illustrated lettersheet; lettersheet is hinged at folds, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750

Started in 1872 as Paul Silverburgh Circus by four Sells brothers of Columbus OH and called Sells Brothers Circus in 1875. In 1878 the wagon show was retitled and a new railroad show was assembled under the Sells name. In 1896 the Sells equipment was renamed Forepaugh-Sells Circus.

Realized $500

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