Lot 3138Salt Lake City, U. T. / Dec 1, two-line territorial postmark and matching "5" rating on 1851 blue folded letter to Kanesville Ioa. datelined "November 7, Salt Lake City U.T.", writer mentions "…I and my family are well fixed in this valley…You will do well to bring your cows…"; reinforced edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
THIS IS THE LATEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TWO-LINE SALT LAKE CITY POSTMARK.
According to the July 9th 1851 Deseret News, "Eastern and Western Mails, The Mail Leaves this office (Salt Lake City) on the first day of every month for Independence and Sacramento." No mails arrived in Salt Lake City in December or January this winter. One can assume that this express was also substantially delayed in route. This two-line postmark is recorded from July 1st to December 1st 1851.