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Placerville (and area) Postal History

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Placerville (and area) Postal History
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The premier piece in this lot is the Placerville 1866 legal sized envelope. Dated August 10, 1866 (date is derived from note). Inside was a deed from R. E. Brown for property in Pilot Hill, El Dorado, California. There was gold here, but not much else. A plate of four 1 cent stamps is tied to the cover. 2) Cut USPOD Registered Package. 1902 Georgetown. 3) February 16, 1894 Garden Valley on a USPOD Registered Package. Garden Valley was originally called Johntown in honor of the sailor who discovered gold at this site. The name was changed to Garden Valley in recognition that marketing vegetables was more lucrative than gold. (Potter Collection) Date: 1866 Location: Placerville, California HWAC# 571529