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Pony Express Patriotic

Scott Catalogue USA: U32, 143L1
Description:

Single of the Wells Fargo & Company 2-dollar red stamp, tied by blue "Pony Express San Francisco June 12." Running Pony oval cancel on a 10-cent stamped envelope (USA Scott U33). Cover is cancelled by green "St. Joseph, Mo. Jun 24" circular date stamp.

The envelope was carried from San Francisco, California, to A.W. Canfield in New York, New York, in twelve days during June 1861.

Date:
1861
Markings:
The Union must and shall be / preserved [Cachet] US Flag and cannon [Cachet, figurative] Pony Express / Jun 12 / San Francisco [Cancel] St. Joseph / Jun / 24 / Mo. [Cancel]
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive / embossed; handstamped
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (8.2 x 14 cm)
Museum ID:
0.299379.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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