Lot 1003(Incoming Mail) 1851 (Jan. 31) Sacramento Cal. to Independence Mo., sharp strike of red "Sacramento City, Cal. Jan 31" cds with matching "80" cent rating handstamp for double the 40¢ rate on blue 1851 folded letter to Independence Mo., carried by PMSS Panama from San Francisco Feb. 1st to Panama, then overland to Chagres and per Crescent City Feb. 25th to New York arriving Mar. 8th, back overland to Independence, some interesting content: "…The 11 per cent is a mere nothing as money is worth so much more here - California is still rich in gold & I predict that great discoveries will be made this season but Oh! I do long to be at home & can't stay away much longer. Farewell my beloved wife"; some edge wear, Very Fine, Very Fine and choice Sacramento "80" use.
Estimate $400 - 600.