VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE FARLEY'S EXPRESS MARKING. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED IN THE THOMAS BOOK.
According to Nathan, Farley's Express was a small one-man operation serving mining camps in the Howland Flat area. Farley would bring outgoing mail to the Camptonville post office. Nathan reports Farley quitting in 1857; the Thomas book reports he then turned to his training as a doctor. The sender was treasurer of the Berry Gold, Silver and Quartz Mining Co. with offices at La Porte Ridge and Gibsonville Ridge.
We have offered only two examples of this markings since keeping computerized records -- one in a 1994 auction, and one in 2006, with the marking altered with manuscript "Indian's Creek".