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F. W. BLAKE & CO'S EXPRESS
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see Tracy & Co also Sheperd's Express
                                                                   44 x 24
Type I
Printed Frank    
Double lined oval (44 x 25m). Three line inscription in heavy black type. Above, F.W.BLAKE & Cos EXPRESS in large type. WEAVERVILLE. All three types of letters are different.
Color blue and red. (???) by H.B.Ph. F.F.&F. July 1895.
   
   
      F(???) used as a handstamp on ordinary buff envelope - Color blue
Blue on 1853 3¢ red, white - 3 5_E - 1AK
Blue on 1853 3¢ red, buff - 3 - Die 5 (E). 15 j,g with W.Fr Co #5 - black
                                                                                  "      "   "       "  8 -     "
                 "     3¢ red buff 3 - Die 5a (E2)             21 g , q
                 "  10¢ green buff 3 - Die 8 (B)             33 with W. F. & Co #5 black
              1860  3¢ red , buff - 3 - Die 9     -           76 e with J. Bamber & Co's
                                                                             Paid Contra Costa Exp. - black.
   
Type II Shield, 35 x 27m. On lined or shaded backround a four line inscription; Above, in heavy type PAID - F.W.BLAKE & Co - Express in Gothic letters - WEAVERVILLE
Color red Black
   
   
  Black on 1853 3¢ red - buff - 3 - Die 5 (E) 15k
                   "      "         white - 3 - Die 5a (E2) 20h, s
                   "      "            buff - 3 - Die 5a (E2) 21a, g , q
                1860  "   "       buff - 3 - 76e on W. F. # 5.
   
       Note F. W. Blake & Co were agents of the W. F. & Co at Weaverville exist on
  1853 3¢ red - buff - 3 - E 15J and 15e - W. F. Black Type 2 - 45m
   "        "            "      "    " 15a                 - "   "      "          "   2B - 49m
   "  10¢ green  "      "    "  33                     "  "     Red Type 4 - 57m





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