Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021

Category — Local Posts and Independent Mails: Brainard thru Eagle City Post

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1232, Lot 1763, Local Posts and Independent Mails: Brainard thru Eagle City PostCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 2c Black Entire (34LU1). Printed frank with instructions for users, 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A) with large margins including top sheet margin, cancelled in manuscript "1855 Feb. 21", but accompanying P.F. certificate states stamp did not originate, clear strike of "Penny Post Co. San Francisco" double-line circular handstamp on entire to Sacramento street address, some light soiling, Very Fine appearance, it appears that the letter was taken to Sacramento by the Penny Post outside of the regular mails, inasmuch as there is no San Francisco government postmark, the Frajola census lists only six examples of the 34LU1 entire (including this example), ex Chapman, Jessup, Pearce, Haas, "Edwards" and Golden, illustrated in Nathan book and Coburn's Letters of Gold, with 2000 P.F. certificate as described above

E. 1,000-1,500