Monday, November 1, 2010

The Fullerton List: Express Company 005, Adams Express Company

This post is part of a continuing series on Richard Fullerton's 1952 Catalog of Railroad Company, Street Railway & Express Company Printed Cancellations on the 1898 U. S. Revenues.

Examples of the cancels, when available, are posted.

Express Company 005:   Adams Express Company

This blog's first Adams Express post was here in May of 2009.  In the post a short history of the firm and several examples of handstamps used by the company are included.  I will not repeat those here.  Adams Express did not use printed cancels per se.  These cancels listed by Fullerton were made by mimeography with a typed stencil, the same way my third grade teacher in 1971 would make our worksheets.  The Joyce/Chappell lists for proprietary printed cancels also includes these mimeographed cancels. 

Type 1:  Four lines of mimeographed typewriter caps.

2ct Carmine Rose     a. Dated: Aug 12 1898  (1)  Roulette

No scan available of this type

Type 2:  Three lines of mimeographed typewriter caps.

2ct Carmine Rose     a. Dated:  Aug 12 1898   (1)  Roulette
                                b. Dated:  Oct 25  1899   (1)  Roulette
                                c. Dated:  Nov 19  1900  (1)  Roulette

EX005 Type 2 b.(1)
Richard Friedberg scan


A few 1898 Adams Express bonus items not previously posted on this website:

1899 handstamp, roulette
Dave Thompson scan

Handstamp, roulette, similar to handstamp on R163 in previous Adams' post
Hohertz scan

Handstamp, roulette, Adams EX CDS
Hohertz scan

Straight line handstamp, HH, 1901
Hohertz scan

Adams Express money order that will feature in an upcoming post
RN-X7 imprint
Bob Hohertz scan

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