Overland Handstamps

 


Post Office Overland Mail Directive Handstamps

Article by Richard Frajola and Michael Perlman published in Western Cover Society Journal. PDF file of article here. PDF of Census only here.

Census with images below (click image for enlarged view)
Ref # Origin /
Franking
SF Pmk date Addressee /
Destination
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San Francisco Type 1 (small "R") Handstamped Covers
 

SFC1-1 Don Pedros Bar, CA
Oct 4, 1859

#24, #26 (3)
none Nye
Falmouth, MA
SFC1-2 Honolulu, HI
Oct 3, 1859

ms 22, US #33 (4)
Oct 24, 1859 Dana
Boston, MA
SFC1-3 Honolulu, HI
Oct 3, 1859

HI #8, US #17
Oct 24, 1859 Bartow
Brooklyn, NY
SFC1-4 Honolulu, HI
Oct 3, 1859

HI #8, US #17
Oct 24, 1859 Murdock
Brooklyn, NY
SFC1-5 Honolulu, HI
Oct 3, 1859

12 Paid in SFC cds
Oct 24, 1859 Cameron
New York, NY
SFC1-6 Honolulu, HI
Oct 3, 1859

HI #8, US #17

Oct 24, 1859 Chamberlain
Parkesburgh, PA
 
SFC1-7 Montevallo, MO
Oct 21, 1859

#U15
none Haynes
Jacksonville, OR
SFC1-8 Marietta, CA
Oct 30, 1859

ms Paid 10 cts
none Orvuly
Newbridge, GA
SFC1-9 Placerville, CA
Nov 11, 1859

#35
none Gilliland
North Henderson, IL
SFC1-10 San Francisco, CA
Dec 2, 1859

#14
Dec 2, 1859 Faunce
Duxbury, MA
 
SFC1-X1 San Francisco, CA
Dec 2 1859
Dec 2, 1859 ?
Boston, MA
SFC1-11 Todds Valley, CA
Dec 3, 1859

PAID, 20
none Hallock
Canton, CT
SFC1-12 Honolulu, HI
Nov 9, 1859

HI #8, 12 (due) in SF
Dec 9, 1859 Maxfield
N. Dartmouth, MA
 
SFC1-13 Honolulu, HI
Nov 15, 1859

HI #8, US #17
Dec 12, 1859 Wilcox
Harwinton, CT
SFC1-14 Honolulu
Nov 15, 1859

12 Paid in SF cds
Dec 12, 1859 Box 502
Newark, NJ
SFC1-15 Honolulu, HI
Nov 16, 1859
 
HI #8, US #17
Dec 12, 1859 Bartow
Brooklyn, NY
 
SFC1-16 Honolulu, HI
Nov 16, 1859

12 (due) in SF cds
Dec 12, 1859 Briggs
N. Dartmouth, MA
SFC1-17 Honolulu, HI
Nov 16, 1859

12 Paid in SF cds
Dec 12, 1859 Morrison
Perry, ME
 
SFC1-18 Honolulu, HI
Nov 16, 1859

12 Paid in SF cds
Dec 12, 1859 Bond
Boston, MA
SFC1-19 (San Francisco, CA)
Dec 6, 1859

ms Paid 15c
none Cogomble
Pau, France
SFC1-20 Red Dog, CA
Dec 12, 1859

#U18
none Heydlauff
North Plains, MI
SFC1-21 San Francisco, CA
Dec 21, 1859

#35 (2) + #26 (2) frwd.
Dec 21, 1859 Dana
Boston, MA
& Staton Is., NY
SFC1-22 San Francisco, CA
Dec 23, 1859

#U18
Dec 23, 1859 Wheeler
Philadelphia, PA
 
SFC1-23 Honolulu, HI
Dec 6, 1859

HI #8, US #17
Dec 26, 1859 Cochrane
New Bedford, MA
SFC1-24 San Francisco, CA

#26 (4), blue WFC "PAID"
Dec 30, 1859 Hamilton
Halifax, Nova Scotia
SFC1-25 Victoria, BC

Victoria P. O. frank
black boxed 15 due
Dec 30, 1859 Simpson
Ingersoll, Canada
SFC1-26 Victoria, BC

Victoria P. O. frank
red ms 15
Dec 30, 1859 Rumsey
Toronto, Canada
SFC1-26A Victoria, BC

Victoria PO frank

blue crayon "29" unpaid

Dec 30, 1859 Rev James
London, GB
SFC1-27 Victoria, BC

Victoria P. O. frank
15 Paid in SF cds
Jan 23, 1860 Simpson
Eldora, Canada
SFC1-28 Victoria, BC

Victoria P. O. frank
red ms 38
Jan 23, 1860 London, GB  
SFC1-29 Longbar, CA
Jan 25, 1860

#35 (2 + 1 stamp missing)
none Sigoud
Matour, France
 
SFC1-30 Honolulu, HI
Jan 24, 1860

HI #8, 12 (due) in SF cds
Feb 13, 1860 Hadlock
Jamesport, NY
SFC1-31 Columbia, CA
Mar 28, 1860

PAID, circled 15
none Devarenne
Montrouge, France
 
SFC1-32 Nevada City, CA
Apr 4, 1860

Paid 15 ms
none Hoitt
Raglan, Canada
SFC1-X Downieville, CA
Jul 14, 1860 (?)

Paid 10 hs
none Bronson
Disco, Michigan
SFC1-33 Camptonville, CA
May 8, 1862

#U41
none Smith
Pittsford, VT

 

Sacramento Overland Handstamped Covers
 

SAC-1 Sacramento City, CA
Aug (24?), 1859

#33
none Leaming
Laporte, IN
SAC-2 Sacramento City, CA
Oct 10, 1859

#33
none Herrington
Meadville, PA
SAC-3 Sacramento City, CA
Nov 10, 1859

#U18
none Clay
Sandbornton Bridge, NH
SAC-4 Sacramento City, CA
Nov 11, 1859

#33
none Green (?)
Chester, PA
SAC-5 Sacramento City, CA
Dec 10, 1859

#35
none Castle
Essex, VT
 
SAC-6 Sacramento City, CA
Jan (3?), 1860

#35
none Oswego, IL  


Weaverville Overland Handstamped Covers
 

WEA-1 Weaverville, CA
Jan 7, 1860

#24, #26 (3)
none Perkins
Cornville, ME


Nevada City Overland Handstamped Covers
 

NVC-1 Nevada City, CA
Jun 15, 1860

#35
none Simpson
Norristown, PA
NVC-2 Nevada City
Nov 26, 1860

#U16
none Song
Manchester, MA


San Francisco Type 2 (dropped "LAN") Handstamped Covers
 

SFC2-1 Mokelumne Hill, CA
Sep 6, 1860

#35, (clean PFC, but two 12c replaced)
none Beretta
Santa Margheritta, Italy
SFC2-2 Don Pedro's Bar, CA
Sep 14, 1860

#35, Due 3 frwd
none Jaye
Wareham, MA
SFC2-3 San Francisco, CA
Sep 24, 1860

#27, #35 (3)
Sep 24, 1860 Giacomo
Locarno, Switzerland
SFC2-4 Victoria, BC

Victoria PO frank, #27, #35
Sep 27, 1860 Millan
Bowmanville, Canada
SFC2-5 Vancouver, W.T.
Sep 25, 1860

#35
none Harris
Philadelphia, PA
SFC2-5A Marysville, CA
Sep 25 (1860)

#71
none Berthaley
Lyon
France
(Siegel #1115)
SFC2-6 Oroville, CA
Sep 21, 1860

#35 (2)
none Smith
Long Green, MD
SFC2-6A San Francisco, CA
Sep 28, 1860

unpaid 15c

San Francisco, CA
Sep 28, 1860
Schmidt
Reims,
France
(Rumsey #62)
SFC2-7 San Francisco, CA
Oct 5, 1860

#27, #35 (3)
Oct 5, 1860 Giacomo
Locarno, Switzerland
SFC2-8 La Porte, CA
Oct 15, 1860

#30A (6)
none Bouhier
Chantonnay, France
SFC2-9 Victoria, BC

Victoria PO frank, ms 1/- due
Oct 19, 1860 Edinburgh, GB  
SFC2-10 San Francisco, CA
Oct 26, 1860

#30A (2)
Oct 26, 1860 Bartlett
Boston, MA



Richard Frajola (November 2015)