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

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Western Express - Idaho

Lot 3359    

M. Fettis's Oro Fino Express -- Paid., printed frank on unused 6¢ pink (U63) entire, 1870 file docketing; edge flaws and flap creased, Fine and rare, this frank is not known used. Thomas No. MFE-001.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Matthew Fettis operated an express service between Lewiston, Oro Fino and Pierre City, Idaho. He took over this express from E.E. Davidson. By 1872, he was the proprietor of the Lewiston and Walla Walla Stage Line that was carrying the U.S. mails and express articles for Wells Fargo.

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