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Click for larger image Loss Of The Golden Gate By Fire July 27 1862 Lettersheet By A. Rosenfield 7 X 8 7/8 inch with crease folds and wrinkles laid down on paper. Steamer Sailing Ship The Golden Gate Built and launched for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company on January 21, 1851, she entered the San Francisco to Panama City service in November 1851. She stayed in this service until, beached and burned at sea near Manzanillo, Mexico on July 27 1862 with the loss of 223 lives.
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Click for larger image April 17 1912 Long Beach Cal Flag Cancel Photo Post Card Cal Rodgers Vin Fiz Pioneer Crash Pilot Calbraith Rodgers and Crashed Plane several months after his attempt to his famed Transcontinental flight in 1911. Rodgers was competing for a $50,000. prize offered by publisher Randolph Hearst to the first person to complete the trip within 30 days. Vin Fiz (Soda Drink) was advertised or sponsored for his Rodgers flight , know as The Vin Fiz Flight . Cal. Rodgers died April 3 1912 the wrecked aero plane and pilot pictured on this post card and sent 14 days after the crash.
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Click for larger image 1850s Steam Ship Via Nicaragua to New York Pair 3 Cent Burr Mattoon Grocer San Francisco Ad Cover printed Cameo style advertising CC sent to Mr. J. Mattoon Care of Allcock and Allen Broadway New York. Light small stains, wear at lower corners.
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Click for larger image 1903 Stockton San Joaquin The Del Monte Color Illustrated to land Office Visalia Johnson CC Cover Jan.21 1903 canceled dated cover, Visalia received at back.
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Click for larger image 1888 Bank of San Padro California Ships In Bay Illustrated CC Advertising Bank Note Cover March 25 1888, 22 months earlier than recorded for Cancel type (LOS-13050). Great condition.
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Click for larger image Chico Oroville Photographer E.A. Kusel Pixley Sisters Broadside Horses Photo CDV photo by E.A Kusel Photographer Oroville & Chico printed at back. A readable broadside at side of building Pixley Sisters.. I was told from a local in the Chico area that this image was called Chico station a Stage Stop , but have no confirmation. Men showing off their prize Horses.
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Click for larger image 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.
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