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Pony Express - Central Overland
California & Pikes Peak Express
Pony Express
Postal Route, Operated By Wells Fargo & Co.
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Pony Express
Wells Fargo & Co. Control
 
Wells Fargo & Co. took over control of the Pony Express on April 17, 1861 and issued stamps. The route was partially subsidized by the government until July 1, 1861 when it became a government mail contract route.
 
2 May 1861 Placerville by Pony Express, $2.00 per half ounce rate. $2 Pony Express adhesive plus red franked entire, entered mails at St. Joseph to Tuscola, Illinois.
2 May 1861 Placerville by Pony Express, $2.00 per half ounce rate. $2 Pony Express adhesive plus red franked entire, entered mails at St. Joseph to Tuscola, Illinois.
 
22 May 1861 San Francisco by Pony Express, $2.00 per half ounce rate. $2 Pony Express adhesive plus Wells Fargo oval 'Paid' handstamp, entered mails at St. Joseph to Boston.
22 May 1861 San Francisco by Pony Express, $2.00 per half ounce rate. $2 Pony Express adhesive plus Wells Fargo oval "Paid" handstamp, entered mails at St. Joseph to Boston.

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Postal Route, Operated By Wells Fargo & Co.

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