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III TYPE II. Unframed landscape with hills and river on which is steamboat. Telegraph pole to right and left between which are strung two wires under which are the words "Alta Express Co." in Gothic type. Below in heavy black letters, "PAID" measuring 8m. Color blue and black.
 

used still in 1857


Blue on 1853 - 3¢ red - white - 3 - Die 5(E) 14l, 14f
                   "          "            buff    "      "       "    21f-q(a) (u.27) a,f,g,f
Black on 1853 - 3¢ red - buff - Die 5(E)      - 15b
Black on 1853 - 3¢ red - buff - Die 5(E2)       21 a - f - d - e - 0
             "     "          "   "      white Die 5 E2         21 a - c - d - e - f - g double Env, 210 dated 1857
                                                                              20g, Col. 20c

IV TYPE III In a single lined rectangular frame, 6070 x 1922m, a drawing similar to Type II, but only one wire is strung between the poles. In each corner of frame is is an arrow design, and in the lower righthand corner is the word BOYD in very small type. PAID in white letters, measuring 4m. Color black.
 

1858

plain
Also on ord. buff envelope with
adhesive U.S. 3¢ of 1857


Find on plain, white or buff envelopes with U.S. 3¢ adheaive of 1857
Black on 1853 - 3¢ red - White - 3 - Die 5a(E2) 20 f, n
            "      "         "    "        buff       "        "      "     21(i)d e - f - i - K - m
            "      "         "    "        "                 Die 5a(E2) (21a, b) 21(i)d c - f - g - i - K - m(date is
                                                                                                                                          Nov.16/58)
Also on
        1853    3¢    red -   buff - 3 -   Die 5(E)        - 15K. C.

                                                         E2 a, b
                1853 3¢ red - buff 3 - 21 ^ d, - e - f - g - i - K. m (date Nov. 16, 58) 21p.
                                                           210
                         21d is dated June 22, 1858







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