Details For Cover ID# 27948

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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 1855
Origin: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Cook's Bar, Sacramento County, California, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Wells, Fargo & Co. Black Wood Cut printed frank on 3c red on white Nesbitt entire (#U9) with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Express San Francisco" oval marking to Cook's Bar, Cal.

The Black Wood Cut printed frank is the earliest type used by Wells Fargo; recorded used from mid-August 1855 to early 1856. Thomas type WFE-002.

Cook's Bar was a Cosumnes River gold mining camp in Sacramento County. The camp was founded by Dennis Cook two miles below Michigan Bar, and became a prominent town in the early 1850s. But by 1860 it had ceased to exist.
Source: "Historic Spots in California", Fifth Edition, by Hoover, Rensch, and Abeloe. Revised by Douglas E. Kyle, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2002. See page 306.

Owner's ID: 2070
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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