WHITNEY & CO'S EXPRESS USED COVER TO SAN FRANCISCO CA BLUE 1874 TOWN CANCEL W CERT
Whitney & Co's. Express printed frank (Haller FW13) on 3c Green entire (U82) to San Francisco, blue "Somersville Cal. July 7, 1874" double-circle datestamp, docketed on back, reduced at left and small stain spots, still Fine and very scarce used example.
*** This cover was originally purchased in 2006 from Siegel Auctions, and since then has been expertly repaired and PF Certified. Source: Siegel Auctions, Sale 908 Lot 4398
Whitney took over Bamber's Contra Costa route and issued franks in the same style (in 1874, not 1875 as noted in references), ex Edwards.