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Sale 60: The Westpex Auction

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Western Express Covers - Adams to Gregory's

Lot 705    

Freeman & Co.'s Express, first period red oval handstamp (FRE-101) on very early January 29, 1851 folded business letter that was Freeman carried from Sacramento to San Francisco, manuscript "Paid 25¢" in pencil at top; file folds, Very Fine, part of the Hackett find.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

We now know that three like Freeman handstamps were used at three different locations. The red colored was used in Sacramento, black in San Francisco and a blue colored was used in Marysville all during the same period.

Realized: $210

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