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Bamber Express, Notes On Oval Hand Stamps
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Bamber Express, Notes On Oval Hand Stamps
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TYPE II.




Black



Black
Single lined oval, 50 x 29 m. Inscription in four line; J. BAMBER & CO.S; CONTRA-COSTA: EXPRESS; SAN FRANCISCO;
Color, black. red and black





Red also Black First used on ordinary buff envelopes. with or without "Paid"
On 1853 - 3c. red - buff - 3 - Die 5 (E) 15c with W.F.& Co. #10
        Type 5 15j also 15e
           
On 1853 - 3c. red - white - 3 - Die 5a (E2) 20s with COLLECT
                    12½ CTS
       "      " white     " "5a E2" 20n with FREEMAN & CO. Red
                                                    #9
       "      " buff - 3 - 5a_E2_ 21g with W.F.&Co. Type 5
On 1860 - 3c. red - - 3 - white - Die 9 - 75f, e, c, with W.F.& Co.
       "      "    " buff -    9 - 76h with W.F.&Co Type 5
1861 3c. pink 3 buff - 15 - 101a k9


TYPE III. Same as Type I, but in place of CONTRA COSTA EXPRESS it reads SAN FRANCISCO EXPRESS
Color black.




On ordinary buff envelope
TYPE IV.







Also
Single lined oval, 52 x 20 m. Five line inscription:
J. BAMBER & CO.S A. K. BACON'S: PAID: OAKLAND OFFICE:
CONTRA COSTA EXPRESS.
Color red.



Red on 1853 - 3c. red - buff Die 5a (E2) 211 with W.F.& Co. Type 5.
    "    "   1861   3¢ pink buff - 3 - 15 - 93D    




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