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Sale 1193 — The Alfredo Frohlich Collection: The Evolution of Postal Systems in Panama 1777-1881

Sale Date — Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

Category — Overland Route (United States)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1647
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1647, Overland Route (United States)UNITED STATES, 1859 Overland via Los Angeles, UNITED STATES, 1859 Overland via Los AngelesUNITED STATES, 1859 Overland via Los Angeles. Clear "Chico Cal. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on 1859 cover with illustrated four-horse stagecoach design and "Overland via Los Angeles U.S. Mail" imprint, addressed to Paris, France, manuscript "Paid 15 cents" at top right, New York Paid Nov. 26 credit datestamp, Paris arrival backstamp, slightly rough opening at top and missing backflap

FINE AND RARE ILLUSTRATED BUTTERFIELD STAGECOACH COVER CARRIED OVER THE SOUTHERN ROUTE TO PARIS, FRACE.

The inscription "Oct. 31, 8am" at top was likely written by a Butterfield agent as this cover departed that day from San Francisco. The 15c rate was 3c for U.S. postage, 6c U.S. ship and 6c French ship (2c British transit)

E. 4,000-5,000
0
1648
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1648, Overland Route (United States)UNITED STATES, 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), UNITED STATES, 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)UNITED STATES, 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Positions 68-70R2, horizontal strip of three with part of captured imprint at upper right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1, 1861" circular datestamps on cover to Dordogne, France, endorsed "By overland mail" at upper right, red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 23" credit datestamp, appropriate transits, stamps also tied by red boxed "P.D." handstamp, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER SENT BY THE CENTRAL ROUTE VIA SALT LAKE CITY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW DAILY OVERLAND MAIL SERVICE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THIS FRANKING, THE IMPRINT AND THE FOREIGN DESTINATION.

On March 12, 1861, service on the Southern Overland Mail Route (the Butterfield route) was ordered discontinued due to disruptions caused by the Civil War. The first daily stages on the new central route left St. Joseph and Placerville on July 1, 1861 (the same day the government contract for the Pony Express commenced). Both coaches reached their destinations on July 18, a savings of approximately eight days over the old route.

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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