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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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Trans Continental Railroad Covers

Lot 127    

Cent. Pacific R.R., Aug "4th", strong strike of cds with manuscript day on 3¢ pink (U58) entire with red "Paid, Pacific Union Express Co." printed ribbon frank to La Crosse Wisc.; reduced at right, Fine and scarce railroad use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

As the Union Pacific Railroad was building track from Omaha City westwards, the Central Pacific Railroad was building track eastwards from Sacramento. The Pacific Union Express Co. had a close working relationship with the Central Pacific Railroad. Apparently, this letter was carried by Pacific Union Express to the Central Pacific Railroad, which carried it to the eastern railhead, and subsequently placed in the mails to Wisconsin.

Realized: $270

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