Lot 250Lamping & Co.'s Express. Black company frank at left of 1864, 3¢ pink entire to Strawberry Valley, red "Langton's Pioneer Express, Browns Valley" oval handstamp canceling; cover reduction at right into indicia restored, F.-V.F. appearance, a rare usage of the Langton's handstamp by successor Lamping & Co's.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Samuel Langton was accidently killed on August 24, 1864. Lamping & Co., who were Downieville bankers, purchased Langton's Express and used the Langton's handstamp until May 1865 when Lamping's handstamp arrived.