VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS MINER'S ENVELOPE DESIGN RECORDED BY KUTZ.
William T. Gibbs was an expressman operating in the California mining region during this period. This cover is not only an extremely rare (possibly unique) design, the use of a miner's envelope between post offices in California is most unusual.
Ex Polland, Kutz and Jarrett. Illustrated in Gold Fever (p. 63) and Letters of Gold (p. 271)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE "NC-RR/POST" MARKING.
According to the description of the "NC-RR/POST" cover in the 1982 Kelleher catalogue of the Dr. W. Scott Polland collection (lot 193): "one of only 4 known...this mail service by steamer between San Francisco and Sacramento was operated by Charles P. Kimball in 1857-58."
Ex Lehman, Baker, Haas and Goldberg. With 1969 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COVERS WITH THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE.
The other 5c 1856 Wells Fargo franked cover was offered in our Sale 920. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein. With 2006 P.F. certificate prior to restoration