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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 24, 18
Edited on:May 24, 18
Postmark: Dec 1, 1856
Origin: Rattlesnake Bar, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Fairfield, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

"Rattlesnake Cal. Dec 1" (1856) 34mm double-rimmed circular datestamp on 10c green on buff die 8 Nesbitt postal entire (#U18) with pen cancel, to Fairfield, Connecticut. "Dec.1856" docketing. Very rare postmark; Helbock scarcity index of 8, based on a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 being the most common, and 9 being the rarest.

Rattlesnake Bar was a former settlement and mining camp in Placer County, California. It was located on the North Fork of the American River, one mile southeast of Auburn. 

The Rattlesnake Bar Post Office was established in 1854, and closed in 1869. The postmaster compensation in 1857 was $207.49, with net proceeds of $144.21. The sum of the two numbers indicates the amount of revenue taken in by that office. The postmaster was entitled to his compensation, including certain operating expenses.
Source: "California Postmaster Compensation" compiled by Alan H. Patera (1994). The listings are a compilation of information extracted from the "Official Register", which published postmaster salary in odd-numbered years from 1837 to 1911.

Owner's ID: 1979
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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