ALMY & OAKLAND & S.F. EXPRESS
This is a advertisement in the San Fran. Daily, Placer Times and Transcript, Feb.11,1854.
“Daily line,via steamer “Katie Hayes” to and from San Francisco,Oaklan,Clinton,Alameda,Union City,San Jose,SanPablo and Martinez. Letters,packages,etc. promptly forwarded. Express matter for above places from San Francisco left with Adams & Co. will be promptly forwarded.”
The above express company sold out to Swart & Co. May 25, 1854.
Reported as having used a Handstamp.
Note: H. B Phillips states “This concern was one of the early California letter carrying Expresses and was (???) Known as
First Almy & Co’s May 25, 1854
Second Swart & Co’s Express May 25, 1854
Third Swift & Co’s Express Dec. 23, 1854
1853 – 3¢ red on buff