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The Daniel R. Seigle Collection of Transportation Covers

Express Covers

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Lot 50
Wells Fargo & Co's. Express, Complimentary Package Transport Pass, issued to "W.H. Jones, Supt., Arizona & New Mexico R.R." for the year 1884; about 4" x 2½" with a matching, beautifully illustrated envelope, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 51

Wells, Fargo & Co's. San Jose (Cal.) Depot., a superb violet oval (type 20-3), Feb 28, 1894, cancels a 3¢ green on amber entire (U312) with a printed Wells Fargo frank, to San Francisco with a light San Francisco Wells Fargo receiving oval at "12 AM" the same day; light file fold at left through the San Francisco oval, still Very Fine and rare. This is believed to be the finest strike of the rare San Jose Depot oval.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 52
1838 Letter Documenting a Journey From Maryland to Wilmington, N.C., red Wilmington c.d.s., Dec 6 (1838) on a folded letter to "Near Port Deposit", Md. with a manuscript "25" rate; contents an interesting letter relating the events of a stagecoach journey from Maryland to Wilmington, suffering through an overturned stage, various repairs, and muddy roads, before arriving at the railroad station in time to witness a collision between two trains; includes a partial transcript of the easily read text; minor internal splitting of folds, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 53
1848 Letter Detailing Cross-Country Journey by Stagecoach, partial blue Apr 2 Philadelphia "10cts" c.d.s. on a three-page folded letter to Delaware, O.; letter is a marvelous account of a trip from Ohio to Philadelphia by Stagecoach with plenty of detail, ranging from muddy road condition, causing the Stage to get stuck "up to its axelature", to a collision with the Mail Coach on the way down a mountain, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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