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Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Wagon Banner Califoria 1852

Wells Fargo & Co. "Santa Barbara Mission"

Wagon Banner Lithograph, 1917.

This beautiful banner was the work of the famous artist, Adolph Treidler (1886-1981), who produced many WWI posters to support the war effort. He is especially known for his Bermuda travel-posters. Some of his posters can be viewed on Wikipedia.

Wagon Banners like this were pasted on Wells Fargo Day Wagons, much like pasting bills on billboards. These banners were replaced virtually every month, and few have ever survived. This lithograph was produced by Seiter & Kappes Litho Co., New York. (1904-1925). Contact us for links to other Adolph Treidler works.

ONLY TWO of these "Santa Barbara Mission" posters have ever surfaced. The other hangs in the Wells Fargo Bank History Museum in Los Angeles.

This one is in near-mint condition, and has been mounted and framed professionally in acid-free mats and UV-resistant plexi-glass.

The Wagon Banner alone measures about 55-inches wide by 35-inches high!

The frame is 64-inches wide by 44-inches high. No other Wells Fargo Wagon Banner is currently available to collectors. This one should be in your collection!

$10,500 plus shipping.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Saturn Money Order Poster, c1888 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Saturn Money Order Poster, c1888 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Saturn Money Order Poster, c1888




Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Saturn Money Order Poster, c1880.

Few collectors have a Wells Fargo advertising poster in their collections, because so few posters have ever survived.

These posters are seldom offered for sale in the market-place. They are real ARTWORKS from a bygone era -- valuable artworks, which were DESTROYED as the newer versions replaced them. To our knowledge, this is the ONLY ONE (c1880) that has ever surfaced.

This poster was the company’s attempt to gain the confidence and business of the CHINESE community in San Francisco. To the Chinese people in and around San Francisco in 1880, SATURN denoted GOOD WILL, GOOD BUSINESS, and PROSPERITY.

This poster is similar to the one on page 19 in “Company Property . . .”. However, this poster is much OLDER, more ORNATE, and PRECISE in its lettering and presentation of the planet. A SIGNED HARD-COVER COPY of this book is INCLUDED with your purchase!

It offers Money Orders in various denominations that are "payable at over thirty thousand places," (not only at company offices, but at banks, stores, and railroad stations).

This poster is in pristine condition -- it is mounted and framed with acid-free mats and museum-quality UV protective glass. The colors are vibrant.

The poster itself measures about 11" x 14", and the frame measures 18" x 21".

This is a part of Western History that is rapidly vanishing. You will probably never see another like it. It demands and captures your attention. It makes a stunning addition to any Wells Fargo & Co's Express display.

$7,000.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Golden Gate Poster, c1892

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Golden Gate Poster, c1892 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express Golden Gate Poster, c1892 WWells Fargo & Co.'s Express Golden Gate Poster, c1892








Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express "Golden Gate" Poster, c1892.

This colorful poster announced the sale of the company's new Series E Money Orders. It pictures the sailing ships and steamers passing thru the Golden Gate, while a smoking steam engine rolls down the track.

ONLY TWO of these posters have ever surfaced, and this one is the better of the two. It has been professionally mounted and framed in acid-free mats and museum-quality glass. A near-unique Wells Fargo advertising poster for your collection! The poster measures 10-1/2" by 14-1/2". The frame measures 18" x 21".

$8,000.


Alternate view:
Stereograph: Golden Gate & Telegraph Hill, c1909
Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express $300 Standing Reward Poster, 1912 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express $300 Standing Reward Poster, 1912 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express $300 Standing Reward Poster, 1912 Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express $300 Standing Reward Poster, 1912






Wells Fargo & Co. Express
$300 Standing Reward Poster
Issued December 1, 1912.



As early as March 1, 1877, the company offered a "Standing Reward" of $300 for the conviction of each highway robber.

Three hundred dollars in 1877 were worth about $6,000 in today's currency.

Standing Rewards drastically reduced the need to print Reward Posters for each individual highwaymen.

This poster was issued in this ORIGINAL FRAME and WOOD BACKING! It was displayed in an office for six years, and then discarded when the company was consolidated into the American Railway Express. How and why it survived is still a mystery.

The frame measures 14-1/4" x 18-1/4". The Foxing (stains) in the right and lower-right margins attest to its age.

This IS the poster that is pictured in “Company Property . . .” at top left, on page 107. A SIGNED COPY of this book will be INCLUDED with your purchase.

This part of Western History is rapidly vanishing, and this is the LAST ONE of these that you will see. Enjoy this beautiful poster in your collection for years to come!

$750.


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