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Blake & Co’s Express,
Oval Frank and Notes

Blake & Co’s Express, Oval Frank and Notes

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