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Central Overland California Express Company Cover [145813]

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Wells Fargo & Express Co's Memorabilia Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Central Overland California Express Company Cover [145813]
SOLD
800.00USDto w**********e+ (176.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Jul 21 @ 11:49UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Dated December 7 in Denver City, K. T. and December 14 in St. Joseph December 14. A double circle Saint Joseph puts it in the U. S. Mail at this time. This company was the immediate predecessor of The Pony Express. It was organized by the firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell for the purpose of saving the partnership's freighting operations to army posts in the West. They were one of two firms that carried mail to the Pike's Peak region when the gold rush began there. COC&PPE had obtained the mail contract from St. Joseph to Salt Lake City operating over the Platte River Road. They carried the express Pike's Peak mail over this route as far as Julesburg, where it was diverted south to Denver, which had a post office, but no mail route serving the town.

Date: 1858
Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City: Denver City
Provenance: Gary Bracken Collection