Lot 41(Butterfield Route) Overland Mail, Via Los Angeles & St. Louis, routing endorsement on legal size cover to Nathan Clifford in Washington D.C., franked with 1859, 10¢ green, type V, horizontal gutterline strip of five tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Nov 21, 1859" cds's; cover reduced at sides, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $300 - 400.
The recipient, Nathan Clifford, was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, former Attorney General and more important, the person how arranged the Treaty of Hidalgo Guadalupe, by which the U.S. acquired California from Mexico.
Lot 42(Butterfield Route) "Overland" to San Francisco, Cal., manuscript routing endorsement on whip co. corner card cover, franked with 1857, 10¢ green, type V tied by "Westfield, Ms., Mar 6, 1861" cds, reverse with pencil "Recd, Apr 3d/61" receiver docketing; cover slightly reduced at right, F.-V.F., a westbound usage carried on the last trip of the Southern Overland Mail route.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $100 - 150.
This dispatch had to arrive in San Francisco by Southern Butterfield Route as no steamer arrived during the first five days of April.
Lot 43(Chorpenning Route) Overland Via Placerville and Salt Lake, routing in illustrated Six-Horse Stagecoach design with Randal & Co. of Marysville imprint, on fresh cover addressed to Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington D.C., clear "Forbestown, Cal., Mar. 8" cds with matching "Free" handstamp and manuscript "P.O.B.", Extremely Fine, ex-Gibson, Jessup, Pearce, Haas and Jarrett.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A STUNNING STAGECOACH COVER DESIGN BEARING THE PLACERVILLE & SALT LAKE CITY CHORPENNING ROUTE DESIGNATION.