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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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William Tatham Collection of California Postal History - Stockton

Lot 765    

Stockton, Cal., Jan 4, large serifed cds in blue and purple manuscript "12½" rate marking applied in San Francisco on folded letter to Portland, Oregon, letter (1 page) is headed "Stockton Cal, Jany 1st 1851" and from a farmer "on a Rancho five miles from Stockton" to a friend, the writer seeks buckwheat seed in hopes of growing that crop along with barley, lightly soiled, Very Fine and interesting use, not rated by the Stockton postmaster presumably because he was unsure of the correct postage for a letter to Oregon.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $250

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