“Tubac, N.M. Aug. 4” (1859) Manuscript Postmark--Lathrop’s Buckboard Mail to Tucson, and from Tucson to St. Louis by Butterfield Overland Mail.
3¢ Rose, Ty. I (25) with pen strokes cancel on yellow cover to Thomas F. Jones in Columbus, Ohio, pencil docketing “From Theodore Jones, Received the 23 August 1859 No. 46”
, cover has edge nicks at bottom and staining on back
VERY FINE. EXTREMELY RARE TUBAC MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ON A COVER CARRIED BY LATHROP’S BUCKBOARD CONTRACT MAIL TO TUCSON AND FROM THERE BY BUTTERFIELD.
The manuscript Tubac postmark was applied by Postmaster D. F. Hulseman, who contracted with S. H. Lathrop, treasurer of the Sonora Exploration and Mining Co., to carry mail on weekly buckboard trips between the two towns (see page 40).
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