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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

California and Western Mails
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
43 c imageForwarded 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.

Thomas O. 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 Monterey. (Image)

E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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