Details For Cover ID# 26063

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 6, 17
Edited on:Nov 24, 17
 
Postmark: Dec 29, 1858
Origin: Carson City, Nevada, UNITED STATES
Destination: Cincinnati, Ohio, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[Central Route + Butterfield Route Conjuctive Use] "Via California & Southern Overland" directive on entire to Ohio, conveniance use of Langton's Pioneer Express franked 10c Green Nesbitt entire, manuscript "Carson City Dec 29th" postmark (Utah Territory at this date), cover edges cleaned and pressed crease, ex Kramer

This cover was carried westbound from Carson City on the Central Route (Third Chorpenning Contract) via Placerville to San Francisco and then on Butterfield Southern Overland Route. Most covers carried west from Carson Valley in this period (those from Pardon Brown correspondence) were carried from San Francisco via Panama. This is the only example I can recall seeing that was clearly carried on both overland contract routes.

Sacramento newspaper shown shows that the westbound Central Overland Route mail arrived at Genoa on 1 January 1860 which is consistent with a prior departure from Carson City on 29 December 1859.

Owner's ID: 3262
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, for US$ 7500.   Interested in this cover? Contact frajola.
Stampless? No
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