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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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United States Postal History

Lot 723    

Sacramento, Cal., Nov 25, oval postmark with tall "40" rate handstamp on folded letter to Dorchester, Massachusetts, letter (1 page) is from a man to his parents back home and datelined "California Gold Mines November 20th /49" and mentions the North Fork of the American River, letter reads in part "we have a log house and provisions enough to last us until next May… I have not worked in the mines yet… some are doing better than others they are making from ten to fifty dollars a day. I have been offered twelve dollars a day and board", Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $500

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