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Lot 202

black straightline handstamp with magenta manuscript date and matching "40" rate on 1849 folded letter to Westernville, New York, interesting letter dated July 7 describes the journey through Panama and arrival in San Francisco, light wear and aging, fine strike and cover, the Mingee census records just eight August 1 uses of the San Francisco straightline (and just 34 examples total across three sailing dates)