Second Period Westbound: July 31, 1860 - March 31, 1861
Carmine St. Joseph "Running Pony" Marking

“Pd $5.00” double-weight $2.50 Express fee paid - sent under cover in U.S. mails from the east to St. Joseph
Pony departed on September 6 - carmine “Running Pony” only used mid-August to mid-September 1860
3¢ U.S. postage paid for less than 3,000 miles from St. Joseph to California


Only four westbound letters with carmine "Running Pony" markings are known

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Richard Frajola, May 2006