The Western Branch of the Adams & Co was started in
November September of 1849.
The company discontinued in Feb’y 23, 1855.
Some of the earliest types of Adams & Co franks are –
A – A shield Preliminary Types
B – A circular seal
C – A picture of Mercury
Color Red – on plain buff envelopes. Date 1852
Color dark blue on plain buff envelope – Date Mrh 5, 1853
(see pg. 28)