|Stamps - Postal History - Pre 1900|
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions / The Westpex Sale - 25/04/2019 / Nevada - Express Companies / Lot 845
Devil's Gate Express, Paid 25, two-line frank handstamp with unlisted larger "Paid 25" (31mm) lightly struck on 3¢ pink (U58) entire cancelled by circular grid, matching "Virginia City, Nev. Feb 17" cds to Carson City Nev.; partial flap, F.-V.F. and scarce, Only 8 recorded examples of this express are recorded. , ex-Barkhausen . Estimate $400 - 600. This Express operated from the Devil's Gate district of Nevada Territory to Virginia City and Carson City. They picked up letters alone the road and carried them for 25 cents each to the nearest post office. Cover was picked up by Devil's Gate Express and posted at Virginia City to Carson City, Nevada.