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Sale 79: The George J. Kramer Collection of Western Trails and Routes

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Western Express - California - San Francisco Based (Palmer to Truman)

Lot 3293    

Truman & Co's Express, two examples of the steam locomotive train illustrated frank in blue and black on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entires, blue cancelled with manuscript "January 13th 1865" to San Jose and other addressed to Col. Warren editor California Farmer, San Francisco, a Very Fine pair.
Thomas No. TRE-001, TRE-001a    Estimate $300 - 400.

James Christopher Truman carried on the express operation as Truman & Co. after Chapman withdrew in early 1865. Truman & Co's Express operated over the same route between San Jose and San Francisco. By 1869, Wells Fargo had gained control over all of the express business of this route.

Realized: $450

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