Lot 125Per Overland Mail via Placerville and Salt Lake., illustrated railroad propaganda design with "Per Overland Mail via Placerville and Salt Lake. Hurrah! But we must have the [locomotive]" slogan and Chorpenning Route designation, Hutchings and Rosenfield imprint, "Nevada City Cal., Dec 26, 1860" cds and matching double strike of "Paid 10" in circle rating handstamp to Ohio N.Y.; reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare design.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE WESTERN RAILROAD PROPAGANDA DESIGN WITH THE CHORPENNING ROUTE DESIGNATION.
Less than eight examples of this railroad propaganda design are known with the "Via Placerville and Salt Lake" Chorpenning Route designation. The same design is more common with the "Via Los Angeles" Butterfield Route designation.