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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    I know it's not technically a Wells, Fargo & Co. postcard (as it advertises the Fresno, Calif. general merchandiser "Kutner & Goldstein"), but it was sent via them "Through our California And Atlantic Express."

    I've seen this green 3-cent stamp on versions labeled 1850s, but the black 'PAID' stamp on 1860s-1870s examples whilst trying to figure out when this is from.

    Paper has a partial water-mark and real pen and barely visible blue-coloured cancel. Everything works out under the loupe.

    It's funny. I had walked into an antique store, found this almost immediately, but ignored the Wells Fargo piece as I was looking at the actual advertisement. Found it in a lot of postcards. Forefront of it all. I picked it up only for an early advertising postcard sent before the 1898 standardisation. I was thinking 1880s, not knowing the stamp! LOL.

    So.... can anyone put a date-range on this for under a ten-year period?

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    Comments

    1. Meowman Meowman, 3 years ago
      fwiw, the earliest newspaper reference I find for Kutner & Goldstein is 1877
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I had a similar issue, Meowman. But, I did find an 1880s reference to some man working for them for 20 years before moving on to some other company, so the possibility remains.
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Cool Find!!I have never seen anything like this!
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Post-Card Collector. Neither had I, so I thought it was interesting enough to pick up.

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