Details For Cover ID# 27943

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 31, 18
Edited on:Dec 31, 18
 
Postmark: circa Jul 14, 1875
Origin: Placerville, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Wells, Fargo & Co. Placerville Jul 14" oval marking (Leutzinger type 11-9) on 1874 3c green on white Plimpton issue postal entire (#U159) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, to San Francisco.

Placerville, El Dorado County, California, was a central hub for the Mother Lode region's mining operations. The Cary House Hotel in Placerville, at 300 Main Street, was the hub of the Wells Fargo stage lines. It is estimated that more than $900 million of gold and silver passed through the doors of the Cary House during the transfer between the Mother Lode and the Nevada Comstock.

Owner's ID: 2069
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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