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Sale 965 — The Alan Geisler Collection of Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Category — Local and Private Posts (California City Letter Express thru Cheever & Towle)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1150
c
Sale Number 965, Lot Number 1150, Local and Private Posts (California City Letter Express thru Cheever & Towle)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)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 occurred, but the absence of any evidence of origin leaves us grasping for an answer, Scott Retail $1,400.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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