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US Stamp Covers92 of 106stamp cover envelopesNavajo Rug (whirling logs) with Original Tag (1905)
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Posted 7 years ago


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Pony Express, St. Joseph, Jun 3 (1860), 3c Red entire (#U9) to Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, endorsed “Per Pony Express” and with light blue pencil “$5.00” express rate, cover with small repaired hole, extremely fine strike; a lovely westbound usage from the first period, of which only twelve examples are recorded, scarcer use to an intermediate point on the route; illustrated in A Postal History According to “Official Army Records” captain Parmenas T. Turnley, to whom this cover is addressed, was in the Army from 1842 to 1863 and served in the Mexican War. He was Chief Quartermaster of the forces operating in Utah Territory from 1858 to 1860 and was then on leave from 1860 to 1861.

Perfectly struck running pony handstamp. Listed in "The Pony Express, A Postal History" by Frajola, Kramer & Walske as census #W6. Ex Risvold and Frajola


  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Beasted again.
  2. raymondmonaco, 7 years ago
    Would you consider selling this?
  3. Richard Frajola, 7 years ago
    Raymond - I paid $47,500 (plus buyer's premium) for the cover at the Risvold sale in January. I was bidding on behalf of a client. If you want to purchase a trans-continental Pony Express cover, email me as I am very active in that market.

    Richard Frajola (author - "The Pony Express, A Postal History")

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