Lot 3292Truman & Chapman's Express. S.F. & S.J. Rail Road., illustrated train frank on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire cancelled by manuscript "June 1st/65" to San Jose Cal., Very Fine.
Thomas No. TRE-600 Estimate $400 - 600.
Although J.C. Truman had begun an express in 1861, he took in a partner, Mr. Chapman in 1864. They operated between San Francisco and San Jose, with a messenger on the San Francisco & San Jose R.R., their operation was extended down the coast to Santa Cruz and Watsonville. The partnership was dissolved in January 1865 and this use of the frank is during the Truman & Co's Express period.