Forwarded by Thomas O.
Larkin (Monterey), California. Double-line oval handstamp with fleuron,
struck on back and used in conjunction with "Forwarded by Ernest
Zachrisson, Panama" framed handstamp on folded letter datelined
"Boston March 21, 1843" and addressed to "Mazatlan, Coast of
California", bold "Puerto de Mazatlan" boxed handstamp with "1" reale
due handstamp, some toning, vertical file fold
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY
RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HANDSTAMPED MARKING APPLIED BY THOMAS O. LARKIN, THE
FIRST AND ONLY UNITED STATES CONSUL TO ALTA CALIFORNIA.
Larkin arrived in California in 1832 and became the U.S. Consul to Alta
California (then part of Mexico) at Monterey in 1843. He served as a mail
forwarder, and his scarce oval marking is found on covers sent via
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction