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

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Western Express - Colorado & Kansas

Lot 3387    

"Care Hinckley's & Co., Express, St Joseph Mo.", manuscript endorsement on cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by partial "Philadelphia Pa, May 12, 1861" octagon datestamp on buff cover "to Mountain City, J.T." (Jefferson Territory), F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Early advertisements proudly proclaiming "Hinckley's Express Company of Jefferson Territory" gave evidence of commercial backing of the group favoring the name, Jefferson, over Colorado for the new territory. Hinckley's promotional effort certainly had some effect since covers to a number of mining camps are known with "J.T." addresses.

Realized: $140

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