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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
872
c
Sale 817, Lot 872, California Penny Post Co. (San Francisco CA) (Part I)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 2c Black Entire (34LU1). Printed local-post frank with instructions for users, 3c Brownish Carmine (11), large margins including top sheet margin, cancelled in ms. "1855 Feb. 21", clear strike of "Penny Post Co. San Francisco" double-line circular handstamp on entire to Sacramento street address, some light soiling

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
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