Sale 817 — The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
Sale Date — Monday, 15 November, 1999
Category — California Penny Post Co. (San Francisco CA) (Part I)
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PENNY POST 2-CENT FRANK AND 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
This inter-city express and local post operated for about one year in 1855 and 1856. Examples of its 2c printed envelopes, which paid the rate for delivery to the post office, are extremely rare. In this instance, 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 3c stamp was always required on inter-city Penny Post mail, and the manuscript marking was probably applied by the Penny Post agent.
Ex Chapman, Jessup, Pearce, Haas and "Edwards". Illustrated in Nathan book and Coburn's Letters of Gold.