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Posted Aug 8, 18 8:46 by Richard Frajola (frajola)

Steamer Algoma

Yesterday I purchased an 1849 trail letter from a new find. It has a "Recovered from wreck of steamer ALGOMA" label on reverse. I know of only two other covers (one I sold twice - ex Liuzzi and Walske). The letter, which mentions "address your letters to Sutter's Fort," is dated from 25 miles east of Fort Laramie.

A PDF file of "Algoma" news clippings is here. A file showing both sides of letter and a transcript is here.


Posted Aug 8, 18 7:35 by Gary Loew (garyloew)

Poisoned books

Gives new meaning to the phrase "Caveat lector"

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