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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 8, 21
Edited on:Oct 8, 21
Postmark: Nov 1858
Origin: Rattlesnake Bar, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Folsom City, California, UNITED STATES

"Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Rattlesnake" (Leutzinger type 6-1) clear strike of blue oval handstamp on 3c red on buff Nesbitt postal entire (U10), printed company frank, rare marking with only about six examples known. Wells Fargo office in Rattlesnake was first listed in company directory in 1855. Original letter datelined at Dicks Hill, Nov. 1858 no longer accompanies.

Rattlesnake Bar is in northwestern El Dorado County and southern Placer County. The placer mines here along the American River were highly productive during the gold rush. The town was established in 1849 and became prosperous until 1864, when it was destroyed by fire.

Owner's ID: 2536
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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