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

San Francisco and Straightlines
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
44 c imageSAN FRANCISCO. Clearly-struck straightline handstamp (Williams SAF 230) with magenta ms. "July 2" and "40" rate on folded letter datelined "Stockton California June 28th 1849" to Waterbury Conn. in "U.S. of America", ms. "1849" year date, some edgewear and minor strengthening along folds with tape

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE COVER WITH THE FIRST HANDSTAMPED POSTMARK USED AT SAN FRANCISCO.

This San Francisco marking is recorded on covers dated from June 20 to August 1, 1849. Although written from California, the sender addressed the letter to the "U.S. of America". (Image)

E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
45 c imageSACRAMENTO/OCT. 21 1849/PAID/40. Two-line handstamp with attached rate (Williams SAC-2470) clearly struck on blue folded letter to Elk Grove Ill., ms. "40" at top right, some wear incl. edge flaws and some splitting reinforced by hinges

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE CLEAREST OF THE FIVE OR SO KNOWN STRIKES OF THIS RARE SACRAMENTO YEAR-DATED STRAIGHTLINE WITH 40-CENT RATE.

This is the earliest of the five or so reported examples of the Sacramento straightline, which is known used from October 21 thru November 10, 1849. (Image)

E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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