W.O. Sleeper - Cover to Fretz & Ralston 1853 [169256]

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W.O. Sleeper - Cover to Fretz & Ralston  1853  [169256]
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Cover addressed to San Francisco bankers Fretz & Ralston from W.O. Sleeper in Columbia, CA, dated March 13, 1853 ñ Has stamp of W.O. Sleeper. Ralston would later establish the Bank of California. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Columbia, blue oval handstamp (Leutzinger type 3-3) and matching blue straight line date handstamp at upper left on 1853, 3-cent Nesbitt entire without company printed frank, ìW.O. Sleeper & Co. Bankers, Columbia, Calî black hand stamped corner card resembling a miniature Wells Fargo town marking at lower left, Fretz and Ralston correspondence to San Francisco. Very Fine. Size: 5.325 x 3.25 inches. Columbia California