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Sale 896 — 2005 Rarities of the World, Part 2

Sale Date — Saturday, 4 June, 2005

Category — California Local Posts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
596
c
Sale Number 896, Lot Number 596, California Local PostsCalifornia Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU11B), California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU11B)California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Black on 3c Red on Buff Entire (34LU11B). Instructions for mailing and list of towns on back, bold "San Francisco Cal. 2 Oct." (1855) circular datestamp, to local San Francisco street address, light cover creases, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, the 7c plus 3c rated entires were intended to prepay Penny Post Co. service to the mails in one city (2c), regular government mail service between cities (3c U.S. stamp) and delivery by the Penny Post in the destination city (5c) -- in this case, the San Francisco postmark indicates that something unusual occured, but the absence of any evidence of origin leaves us grasping for an answer

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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