Details For Cover ID# 26051

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 6, 17
Edited on:Aug 7, 17
 
Postmark: circa 1858
Origin: Pacific Railroad, Missouri, UNITED STATES
Destination: UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[Pacific Railroad] two covers, first with manuscript “California/Feby 14” Missouri postmark on buff cover to Boston with blue train illustrated corner card of the Pacific Railroad Co. franked by 3c Dull red (#11), second with bold “Pacific Railroad/Jul 20” route agent’s postmark tying 3c Dull red (#26) to orange cover to Franklin Mills, Ohio, also includes an 1861 Pacific  railroad pass, first with flap missing and sealed tears at top, latter slightly reduced at left, ex Risvold and Kramer

On September 16, 1858, the first westbound mail was carried from Saint Louis to Tipton, Missouri by the newly constructed Pacific Railroad, a distance of one hundred and sixty miles. On arrival at Tipton at 6 PM the same day, the mail was transferred to the first westbound stage for its long journey of two thousand, seven hundred and thirty miles - the longest continuous stage line in history. The first westbound stage arrived in San
Francisco on Sunday morning October 10th in the all over time of 23 days, and 231/2 hours. California is the first station east of Tipton.

Owner's ID: 3275
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 4] SNS# 4 [1851 3¢ Orange Brown - USA Stamps 1851-1856 Issue]
[SNS 9] SNS# 9 [1857 3¢ Dull Red - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]