Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red

USA – 1861, Wells, Fargo & Co. Pony Express, $1.00 Red – worth US.$.550,000

Position R8, large to ample margins, clear at right, rich color, tied by blue “Pony Express, San Francisco, Sep. 7” (1861) Running Pony oval datestamp, used with two 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) and two 10c Green, Ty. V (35), 3c stamps tied by blue Running Pony oval, all stamps cancelled or tied by red grid cancels applied at New York City foreign-mail office on 10c Green on White Nesbitt entire (U15) to Pietro Martinelli of Maggia (Ticino), Switzerland, red “New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 25” datestamp on back and magenta manuscript “12” credit applied at New York City foreign-mail office, red “Aachen 8 10/Franco” framed handstamp applied in transit, manuscript “f2” (silbergroschen) in magenta ink, “6” (kreuzer) in red crayon, backstamped with Swiss transit datestamps of Basel (Oct. 9), Lucerne (Oct. 10) and Locarno (Oct. 10?), some stains around the address have been expertly removed. Sold on 2009-12-05

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