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Internal Downieville, California Wells Fargo cover2000 - Internal Downieville, California Wells Fargo cover
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Internal envelope, so no stamp or cancel was needed. Handwritten note on left says, (?) W. Box Nevada. City: Downieville State: Califor
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 5*****r for (25.00 + 5.63) x 1 = 30.63
 
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Rare Pictorial Wells Fargo Commission Envelope for Junction City2001 - Rare Pictorial Wells Fargo Commission Envelope for Junction City
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First one seen by us! Junction City was a Gold Rush mining camp located on the Trinity River. Wells, Fargo & Co's Express. Commission to be ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to s*****b for (170.00 + 38.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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Wells Fargo Cover2002 - Wells Fargo Cover
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Chinese used cover addressed to San Francisco from La Grange, home to one of the most famous Hydraulic mines in California. City: La Grange
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T********1 for (275.00 + 61.88) x 1 = 336.88
 
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Wells Fargo Cover & Letter (Los Angeles)2003 - Wells Fargo Cover & Letter (Los Angeles)
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Letter datelined Los Angeles, Jan. 20, 1876. Addressed to J.C. Meussdorffer & Bro. in San Francisco. D. Desmond is ordering RR silk caps. 7.75&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9*****H for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Two Wells Fargo handbills2004 - Two Wells Fargo handbills
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These letter sized handbills are about the merger of the Nevada National Bank of San Francisco and the Wells Fargo & Co. Bank of San Francisco. ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Bank Ephemera2005 - Wells Fargo & Co. Bank Ephemera
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Checks and receipts from Wells Fargo dated from 1873-1903, one with embedded revenue stamp and a receipt with adhesive revenue stamp City: San
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t******2 for (40.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 49.00
 
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Wells Fargo Advertising Cover2006 - Wells Fargo Advertising Cover
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Unused advertising cover with vignettes of the Wells Fargo Express Office and Bank in San Francisco. Green text and vignette. Few creases. Overall ver
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 9*****H for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Wells Fargo Covers2007 - Wells Fargo Covers
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Four Wells Fargo franked covers from Cordelia, Red Bluff, San Francisco and New York all sent to San Francisco. City: San Francisco State:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****H for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Wells Fargo Covers2008 - Wells Fargo Covers
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10 total. Six Wells Fargo covers from San Francisco plus four different Wells Fargo covers outside of San Francisco. Covers to San Jose (1864), Indian
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Estimates : 170.00 - 300.00
Sold to G*****N for (120.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 147.00
 
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Wells Fargo First of Exchange, 1869, to Adams Express2009 - Wells Fargo First of Exchange, 1869, to Adams Express
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First of Exchange, stamped "In Currency", also a red round stamp, Nov. 8, 1869. Two adhesive revenue stamps. Check made out to Arthur Devl...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Wells Fargo Way Bills (4)2010 - Wells Fargo Way Bills (4)
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Two SLOW Way Bills (both 1864) for freight on cases from New York. Each measures 3.25" x 7.5." Also two other way bills (1863 and 1864) th...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t******2 for (40.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 49.00
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express Adhesive Label for Honolulu Route2011 - Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express Adhesive Label for Honolulu Route
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Very rare Wells Fargo label. Vignette of locomotive. Measures 3.25" x 4.5." Very good condition. From the G.M. Hackett Collection. City: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*****l for (375.00 + 84.38) x 1 = 459.38
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Check2012 - Wells Fargo & Co. Check
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Wells Fargo & Co. check # 140 issued to Charles Balceoni for $500.00 City: Silver City State: Idaho, Date: 1871 FHWAC#:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 120.00
Sold to i*****l for (85.00 + 19.13) x 1 = 104.13
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Stock Certificate2013 - Wells Fargo & Co. Stock Certificate
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Stock no. 135 issued William H. Hutchinson for 100 shares on February 9, 1870. Hutchinson is a name that is fairly well-known in the bottle collecting
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Estimates : 1,125.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to j****3 for (600.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 735.00
 
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Virginia City Wells Fargo Check Collection2014 - Virginia City Wells Fargo Check Collection
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This lot of six includes a very early check (1861) and a Mackay signature. 1) Purple/blue. Issued Sept. 21st, 1861 (Nevada Territory created that Marc
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*****l for (80.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 98.00
 
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Wells Fargo & Co. Cover2015 - Wells Fargo & Co. Cover
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Wells Fargo franked cover and letter addressed to Meusdorffer & Bro in San Francisco December 13, 1869. City: Virginia City State: Neva
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****H for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Wells Fargo in Nevada Check Collection (w/ autographs)2016 - Wells Fargo in Nevada Check Collection (w/ autographs)
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Lot of 13, including many early Comstock pieces. From Virginia City: very early 1861 check signed by Charles Strong (Gould & Curry); 1864 check ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (120.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 147.00
 
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Wells Fargo Messenger2017 - Wells Fargo Messenger
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A magazine (12.25" x 9.5") published by Wells Fargo & Co. that contains articles: "San Diego's Exposition"; "Wells ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold to 3***6 for (25.00 + 5.63) x 1 = 30.63
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Check Signed by First President2018 - Wells, Fargo & Co. Check Signed by First President
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Rare check signed by Edwin B. Morgan, who served as the first president (1852-53) of Wells Fargo after founding the United States Express Company (the
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s*****b for (120.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 147.00
 
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Wells Fargo Cover & Letter (Portland)2019 - Wells Fargo Cover & Letter (Portland)
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Letter from a brother to his brothers who are merchants in San Francisco. Dateline Portland, Dec. 1st, 1876. Mentions many drafts and receipts. Perhap
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to F****e for (30.00 + 6.75) x 1 = 36.75
 
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Wells Fargo Covers, Mexican Collection2020 - Wells Fargo Covers, Mexican Collection
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Album containing 26 Franked Wells Fargo covers of Mexican origin. 24 of the covers are used, with cancellations from such places as Puebla, Orizaba, G
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to i*****l for (375.00 + 84.38) x 1 = 459.38
 
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Well Fargo Sign2021 - Well Fargo Sign
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Heavy board two-sided sign: Wells Fargo & Co Express. City: State: , Date: FHWAC#: 27653
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to F****e for (325.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 398.13
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Counter Scale2022 - Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Counter Scale
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60 pound capacity Triner. Last model of this scale used by the company, c.1910-1918. Beam balance is below the platform. Gilt lettering on two sides:
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Lantern2023 - Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Lantern
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Rare! Top has "W.F. & Co. EXP" along rim. The Adams & Westlake Co., "Adlake," New York, Chicago, Phil. Last patent date ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to s*****b for (500.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 612.50
 
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Four Unissued Adams & Co. Express 3rd of Exchange2024 - Four Unissued Adams & Co. Express 3rd of Exchange
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Four identical Adams & Co. Express and Banking Office 3rd of Exchanges. All have two vignettes: great mining sluicing scene and three allegorica...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (60.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 73.50
 
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Rare Adams & Co's New-York and California Package Express Receipt2025 - Rare Adams & Co's New-York and California Package Express Receipt
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New York to California during the Gold Rush! Dateline New York, Oct. 25th, 1850. For goods transported from New York to San Francisco. Also signed by
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (100.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 122.50
 
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Bamber & Co.'s Express Cover2026 - Bamber & Co.'s Express Cover
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Bamber Express cover with blue double circle date stamp Dec 9. Mailed to John Warren, Editor of "California Farmer" in San Francisco. Th...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 9*****H for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Cabinet Card of Stagecoach and Express Office by Photographer Poley2027 - Cabinet Card of Stagecoach and Express Office by Photographer Poley
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Fabulous Western view of Colorado Springs showing two stagecoaches (incl. one for travel between Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs) with passengers a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to s*****b for (275.00 + 61.88) x 1 = 336.88
 
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Great Lakes Area Express Receipts2028 - Great Lakes Area Express Receipts
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Lot of 6. Four Adams Express Co. receipts from Madison, Indiana (1859-1860), one double-sided American Express Co. receipt from Detroit, Michigan (186
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (30.00 + 6.75) x 1 = 36.75
 
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Express Company Document Group2029 - Express Company Document Group
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Lot of 5. 1) Southern Express Company, Express Forwarders. Dec. 3, 1869. Payment for freight charges from Selma. Measures 5.5" x 8.5" Fold...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to a********e.. for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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New York Express Receipts2030 - New York Express Receipts
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Lot of 6. 1) Two 1857 American Express Co. receipts, Fort Plain, N.Y., for transport of money from the Ostego County Bank in Cooperstown. 3.25"...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********e.. for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Leather Way Pocket2031 - Leather Way Pocket
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Nicely tooled mail pouch. Imprinted on front: Way. Pocket, B. S. (Barlow & Sanderson) Stage Co., No. 4. stamped on back: by Sullivan and Goss Le...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 1**9 for (1,700.00 + 382.50) x 1 = 2,082.50
 
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American Railway Express Co. Receipts2032 - American Railway Express Co. Receipts
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Lot of 134 receipts from the American Railway Express Company out of Buhl, Idaho. Receipts measure 3.5" x 8.5." Toning, chipping and punch...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a********e.. for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Railway Express Coin Bags, Group 12033 - Railway Express Coin Bags, Group 1
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Five gold coin bags; 2 large, 3 small. "Property of RY. EX. AGY." City: State: , Date: FHWAC#: 27676
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to F****e for (100.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 122.50
 
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Railway Express Coin Bags, Group 22034 - Railway Express Coin Bags, Group 2
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Nine gold coin bags, various sizes. All are printed: 'Property of RY. EX. AGY." City: State: , Date: FHWAC#: 27675
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to h*******2 for (120.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 147.00
 
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Railway Express  Agency Coin Bag Sealer2035 - Railway Express Agency Coin Bag Sealer
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Number 8936. Porter Safety Seal Company. Patented 6/10/02 and 5/9/16. "SACRAMENTO, CAL." "RY.EX.AGY." City: Sacramento State: ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Railway Express Labels, Etc.2036 - Railway Express Labels, Etc.
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Two boxes containing several hundred labels and more, including: equipment specifications, American Express Livestock contracts and shipping logs (19
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t******2 for (200.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 245.00
 
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Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag2037 - Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag
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Canvas with wide leather bottom. Different than the other three Railway Express mail bags we're offering. This one is marked "RY EX AGY&quo...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to C*****4 for (150.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 183.75
 
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Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag (w/ lock and key)2038 - Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag (w/ lock and key)
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Similar style to other three, though this one has a lock and key (may not be original) and Railway Express tags for agency in Kansas City, Missouri. S
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to F****e for (170.00 + 38.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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Pair of Railway Express Carrier's Mail Bags2039 - Pair of Railway Express Carrier's Mail Bags
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Canvas. Non-locking. Both stamped "Property of Railway Express Agency" Stains on canvas. Heavily used. 15" x 23" with a 6" ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****4 for (200.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 245.00
 
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Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag2040 - Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag
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Non-locking. Canvas with leather top and wide bottom. Canvas stamped: "RY. EX. AGY." 13" x 15" Stains to canvas. (Ex-Parker Lyo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to C*****4 for (100.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 122.50
 
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Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag (no bottom)2041 - Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag (no bottom)
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Canvas. Non-locking. Leather top and strap. Canvas stamped: "RY EX AGY" Bottom of the bag has been removed. Has Railway Express Agency bad...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag 22042 - Railway Express Agency Carrier's Bag 2
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Non- locking. Leather maker is Jos. Kantor in Chicago. Canvas stamped: "PROPERTY OF RY. EX. AGY." (RY. EXP AGY. crossed out). 15" x 1...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to C*****4 for (140.00 + 31.50) x 1 = 171.50
 
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Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag (Narrow Bottom)2043 - Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bag (Narrow Bottom)
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Canvas with leather top and bottom. This one is similar to the other Railway Express mail bags, but it does not have a wide bottom. Canvas stamped: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 183.75
 
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Two Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bags2044 - Two Railway Express Agency Locking Mail Bags
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Canvas with wide leather bottoms. Stamped: "Railway Express Agency" (crossed out). One bag is numbered 101 and the other 26. 20" x 13...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F****e for (170.00 + 38.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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Adams Express Co. Carrier's Mail Bag2045 - Adams Express Co. Carrier's Mail Bag
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Non-locking. Canvas. Stamped: "Adams Express Company." 12.5' x 12.5" Heavily used: leather ripped and brittle, stain to canvas. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*******2 for (90.00 + 20.25) x 1 = 110.25
 
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Early Registered Mail Carrier's Bag2046 - Early Registered Mail Carrier's Bag
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Locking. Leather. Unmarked, but likely used on railway or stagecoach. The lightweight handle at the top would indicate that this was to carry relative
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to s*****b for (275.00 + 61.88) x 1 = 336.88
 
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U.S. Mail Carrier's Bag2047 - U.S. Mail Carrier's Bag
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Leather bag with strap and brass latch. In faint white lettering: "U.S. MAIL" Leather starting to chip and finish wearing off. 12" x ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to C*****4 for (150.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 183.75
 
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Mail Bag (Locking) (Top & Bottom Handles)2048 - Mail Bag (Locking) (Top & Bottom Handles)
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This leather bag has a different locking device (top center) and has handles at the top and bottom. While the bag is original, the labels "Well...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (500.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 612.50
 
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The New Arizona booklet2049 - The New Arizona booklet
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Booklet by A. J. Wells titled "The New Arizona (Homes and Wealth for Out-Of-Doors Folks)" published by Southern Pacific Railroad Company. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******0 for (25.00 + 5.63) x 1 = 30.63
 
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