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    Three Pony Express Stamps, Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 1862. This lot has three original stamps, a 10-cent brown, a 25-cent blue and a 25-cent red/brown stamp, all with the pony rider on a galloping horse with different denomination under rider and the words "Enclosed in our Franks Wells Fargo & Co."

    "Virginia City Pony" was not connected with the Majors, Waddell and Russell Pony Express. It was strictly a Wells, Fargo & Company project. They needed faster communications between Nevada and California gold rush towns. To take up the slack, Wells, Fargo & Company inaugurated a new Pony Express on August 11, 1862, running from San Francisco via Sacramento and Carson City, Nevada, to Virginia City, to carry letters at 10-cents per half-ounce (plus the government stamp). This rose-colored stamp was used during the final months of service.

    Condition: Fine, un-used


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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