1855 San Francisco California Penny Post
Co., 5 cent blue, un-cancelled, tied by addressing on buff cover to Fitchburg Mass., San Francisco Cal. 30 Jun cds originally tying a 10 cent 1855 Issue that is now missing, this postage stamp did not Originate, cover top edge tear and stain at lower edge, An exceptionally rare on-cover tied example of the California Penny Post Co. 5 cent blue stamp, ex-Knapp; signed Sloane as genuine at back. Cover addressed to Mrs. Sarah Haskell ( Haskel) relative to Penny Post messenger.
Scott No. 34L4
1883 Milton Stage Line Trip San Francisco to Barnards Yosemite Falls Hotel Oliver Lettersheets
3 letterheads (2 paper colors) Illustrated artist by H. Oliver S.F. View titled Yosemite Falls hotel, J.K. Barnard,Proprietor. 6 sides of manuscript letter signed by E.M. Beatty, date lined letter at San Francisco. Letter starts out Just arrived back at head quarters last knight about 7 oclock We left here for Yosemite last Monday,We did not go the Madera Route as talked,Took Milton Route. Cross bay to Oakland took the train to Stockton changed cars went to Milton then took stage 90 miles to Yosemite Valley. A Stop at a old mining camp Copperopolis,after passed many old Mines and camps ,some still running. 6:30 pm station called Priests Hotel elevation of 6000ft,road cut into side of mountain. Great descriptions of Yosemite etc. Original envelope faulty with stamp removed,another stamp hinged or not original to cover.