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Wells Fargo Overprinted Freeman's Express Frank, 3c Nesbitt, Ex Whitington For Sale
Wells, Fargo & Co. frank overprinting red Freeman & Co. Express
frank on 3c red Nesbitt entire used to Folsom, additional frank vertically at
left, blue Wells, Fargo San Francisco Jun 5 (1861) double circle datestamp,
these overprints were distributed following the purchase of Freeman & Co's
Express in 1860, very scarce, minor cover edge tear at top, ex Whitington
Wells, Fargo & Co. (Jul 1852 - Apr 1895)
The famous bank and nationwide
express was formed by Henry Wells and William Fargo on March 18, 1852 when other
directors of American Express did not wish to open offices in California. Agents
of the new firm arrived in California in July 1852 and after a long series of
acquisitions, including Gregory's Express, Todd's Express, and Hunter's Express,
they had 24 branch offices in operation by January 1855. With the collapse of
Adams & Company in February 1855, and after surviving the financial panic of
that year, Wells Fargo emerged as the dominant banking force and leader in the
express business. The abandoned their domestic letter carrying activities as
announced in April 20, 1895 newspaper article
Offered by Richard Frajola.Always fine classic era postal history available.
Now selling Whitington Express and Richard Winter collection material.
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