United States, 1850 Letter

Culloma, Alta Cal., Dec 12 (El Dorado). Bold postmark (Williams ELD-410) on blue 1850 folded letter from Virginia with manuscript “Harpers Mills, Va.” manuscript postmark & matching “10” rate, incorrectly rated & bold “40” rate in circle applied in New York, upon arrival the cover was forwarded to San Jose with magenta manuscript “Fwd 12 1/2” & totalled for 52 1/2c due, light aging at edges & faint trace of owner’s handstamp at bottom left, Very Fine, a wonderful exhibition item and a very rare Culloma postmark in black, Pictured in Coburn’s Letters of Gold. Estimate; $750 – 1,000.

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