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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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Western Routes

Lot 804    

(Mail Routes) Jackass Route, light buff cover with manuscript "Sand Hill, Mo, Dc 12" postmark and matching pen strokes cancelling 3¢ dull red (26) imprint capture at left, to Stockton, California, endorsed "By the Over-land mail via Fort Yuma" sender's endorsement, partial strike of "Due 7" handstamp to make up the 10¢ transcontinental rate; tiny internal tear, Very Fine and rare use.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Carried on the Southern Overland Route (from San Antonio to San Diego on the "Jackass" route under the Birch contract if 1858, which is most likely given the reference to Fort Yuma, and from Saint Louis via Los Angeles to San Francisco on the "Oxbow" route under the Butterfield contract if 1860). We offered a similar cover from the same correspondence in Sale 41 lot 454, realizing $1,150.

Realized: $1,250

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