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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — 1857-60 Issue

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2278
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2278, 1857-60 Issue5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Positions 68-70R2, horizontal strip of three with part of captured imprint at upper right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1, 1861" circular datestamps on cover to Dordogne, France, endorsed "By overland mail" at upper right, red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 23" credit datestamp, appropriate transits, stamps also tied by red boxed "P.D." handstamp, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER SENT BY THE CENTRAL ROUTE VIA SALT LAKE CITY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW DAILY OVERLAND MAIL SERVICE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THIS FRANKING, THE IMPRINT AND THE FOREIGN DESTINATION.

On March 12, 1861, service on the Southern Overland Mail Route (the Butterfield route) was ordered discontinued due to disruptions caused by the Civil War. The first daily stages on the new central route left St. Joseph and Placerville on July 1, 1861 (the same day the government contract for the Pony Express commenced). Both coaches reached their destinations on July 18, a savings of approximately eight days over the old route.

E. 2,000-3,000
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