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Bamber Express, Notes On Oval Hand Stamp
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Baird Brothers Express, Frank
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Hand Stamps:
TYPE I. A Single lined oval,52 x 30 m. Three line inscription in heavy type:
J. BAMBER & CO.S; PAID,with line above and below; CONTRA COSTA EXPRESS.
                         Color - Red - Blue - Black.




Used first on plain, buff envelopes - Color Blue or Black: This type exists also with the additional Surcharge "PAID" and also with 1853, 3¢ red adhesive.
Red on 1861 3¢ pink white 3 15 92 e
Blue on 1861 3¢ pink white 3 15 92 b, i, p, o
  " " buff 3 15 93 g, i, p
Black on 1853 3¢ red buff 3 5-E 15 c, j
  " " white 3 5a-E2 20 l, n
  " " buff 3 5a-E2 21 b, g, i, j, k, l ,m, n, r
  1860 3¢ red white 3 9 75 f
    " buff 3 9 76 e, f, g, h
  1861 3¢ pink white 3 15 92 g, h
    " buff 3 15 93 h
    " white 3 15 100 a




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