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Click for larger image January 1 1861 San Francisco California to Catlin Care of Dr. Shaw San Jose Santa Clara Cover January 1, 1861 year date canceled San Francisco cover ( No Letter) good condition...Looking back on this date in San Francisco history John Schwandau, a German, killed by being run over by a railroad car, which cut off both legs. Accident took place on the Mission road, near the junction. . . .Steamer Golden Age sailed with $1,255,029. . . .Samuel T. Newell, a printer, mortally stabbed by Horace Smith, in Sacramento street, opposite What Cheer House. Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City in Mexico.
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Click for larger image 1850s Santa Clara California #26 3c to Iowa Hill Charles Towle Cover Nov. 29 (185-) Williams cancel type SCL-3350,cover reduced at right edge. partial panel missing at back.
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Click for larger image 1857 San Francisco 3 Wagons Routes To Build Telegraph To Europe Sacramento Railroad Letter May 29 (1855) San Francisco canceled and ties each stamp in 3 corners. Folded letter sent to Mr. William Heeser Napa City California.Very good newsy letter about the happenings in California, 3 page letter with mention of congress has granted some money to make three wagon routes to Cal. 2 is going to contract for a semi-Weekly overland mail route & stage route over the southern route from Marshall Texas. Speculation has been involved in Sacramento Bridge Bill, they intend to run a railroad to Benicia. Submarine Telegraph between Europe & America now being laid.
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Click for larger image 1850s Columbia California 6c Rate 3+3c to Wm Hunter at Hamilton Print Works Lowell Mass Cover Jan 26 Canceled pair scott #11 3c Washington imperf Pair,pays 6c rate. Clean looking back flap repair.
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