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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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Western Mail Routes

Lot 693    

(Mail Routes) 1850 Gold Rush letter to St. Louis, Mo. via Acapulco and New Orleans, folded letter written between July 31st and August 3rd aboard the steamship Northerner by William T. Reynolds to his wife, the ship departed Panama on its way to San Francisco and the letter dropped off at Acapulco to be transported back via Panama City, Chagres and New Orleans, then up the Mississippi to St. Louis, entered the U.S. mails with red "New Orleans, La., Sep 6" cds with matching "Steam" straight line handstamp and "30" in circle ratemaker, with lengthy enclosure illuminating the trip, Very Fine and rare, ex-Skinner.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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