Second  Period Eastbound: August 15, 1860 - April 14, 1861

San Francisco "Running Pony" Postmark


Blue “Running Pony” mark indicates $2.50 Express fee paid and date of San Francisco departure
Arrived October 10 in St. Joseph per COCPP marking - sent in U.S. mail from there to New York

Red “Running Pony” mark replaced blue mark in March-April 1861 - only five examples known
Red San Francisco COCPP marking shows April 13 departure - posted 13 days later in St. Joseph
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Richard Frajola, May 2006