Details For Cover ID# 29011

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 27, 20
Edited on:Dec 27, 20
 
Postmark: Jan 26, 1891
Origin: Arcadia, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1890 2c carmine with cork cancel and "Arcadia Calif. Jan 26 1891" 34mm double rimmed circular datestamp on advertising cover to New York City. New York 2-1-91 Station E backstamp.

Over-all pale green adverisement of "E.J. Baldwin, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Cal." showing "Birdseye View of Arcadia, and Santa Anita Tract., San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, California".  The Arcadia post office was established in 1888.

Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin purchased 8,000 acres of Rancho Santa Anita for $200,000. Upon seeing the area, he gasped "By Gads! This is paradise!" Upon buying the land, Baldwin chose to make the area his home and immediately started erecting buildings and cultivating the land for farming, orchards, and ranches. In 1885, the main line of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad, in which Baldwin was a stockholder, was opened through the ranch, making subdivision of part of the land into a town site practical.

Owner's ID: 2410
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 60] SNS# 60 [1890 2¢ Red - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]