Lot 3141 *Salt Lake City, Utah T., Nov 1, three strikes of blue 1855 cds cancel 6¢ green (U14) buff entire addressed to Orson K. Whitney at Honolulu, Hawaii care of Silas Smith, initialed "JKSW" at bottom left, pencil "John Whitney, Rec Jan 14/56" receipt docketing on reverse; some edge wear and small opening tear at left, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TERRITORY USE VIA THE CHORPENNING MAIL ROUTE VIA LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO.
This letter was postmarked in Salt Lake City for the November 1st 1855 departure of the Chorpenning mail to Los Angeles, and prepaid double the 3¢ letter rate for under 3,000 miles to California. Chorpenning's mail carrier arrived at Los Angeles on November 28th 1855. Then sent via San Pedro via Independent Line steamship to San Francisco. Then carried by carried by American Schooner Minna from San Francisco Dec. 19th to Honolulu arriving Jan. 14th, and received by John Whitney on the same day.