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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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United States Postal History

Lot 724    

Sacramento, Cal., Mar 12, oval postmark with manuscript "40" rate marking in red pencil or possibly ink on folded letter to Cleves (town), Ohio, letter (3 pages) is from a miner to a friend back home and datelined "March the 1, 1850, North Fork of the American River California", letter notes "the steamers is so irregular that there is no telling whether letters comes or goes 'tho they are getting better", the body of the letter describes the sender's overland journey to California and the vagaries of placer mining in the diggings, but the handwriting is difficult to read and the paper has been cleaned leaving several bleach spots including one affecting the rate marking, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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