|Stamps - Postal History - Pre 1900|
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions / The Westpex Sale - 25/04/2019 / Nevada - Wells, Fargo & Co. - Mason Valley to Wylie & Co.'s / Lot 905
Wells, Fargo & Co., Silver Park, Jun 22, blue oval handstamp on 6¢ pink (U63) legal-size entire with company frank to San Francisco, black Wells Fargo & Co. frank printed over obsolete "Pacific Union Express Co." frank, docketing on reverse indicates 1870 use; cover repaired with wear and soiling, Fine, One of only two recorded examples of the Wells Fargo Silver Park oval. . Estimate $300 - 400. Silver Park was a short-lived mining town located in Nevada's Nye County. Wells Fargo briefly maintained an office there in 1870-1871 with H. M. Barnes as agent.