Lot 1242Wells Fargo & Co., Sac. City, Mar 4, double oval date stamp (Leutzinger type 11-5) on 1853 3¢ Nesbitt entire to San Francisco, with Blue Company Printed Frank at top, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. U10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Controversy still exists over the significance of the "Blue Franks". Many believe that it was a steamship frank, as they came into existence when the steamship cancels disappeared in 1854, while others have conjectured that they may have denoted a special service.