Lot 359Thomes & Skaddens Express/Susanville Cal. Large double-circle datestamp on 3¢ green entire with Thomes & Skadden's Express. blue frank to San Francisco, conjunctive usage with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co./Reno" oval datestamp, reduced at right into indicia, still Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
A rare frank, from 1870 to 1874 Thomes & Skadden operated their express between Susanville (whose first residents thought they were in Utah, then Nevada) and Reno, connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co.