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Alex06/04/2018 15:17:52
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Three new items which I bought yesterday for my long standing American Wild West thematic collection.

 

 

1939 postcard

An unused postcard from 1939 celebrating a century of mail service, from the time of the Pony Express rider up to the latest airplane mail service of the time.

 

T&V line

A 1950 cover commemorating the last train mail run of the Virginia and Truckee Railway (V&T Railway). Started in 1870, the V&T Railway connected the Nevada towns of Carson City and Virginia City, from where another railroad went to Reno and beyond. The cover used is a 1938 one commemorating the discovery of gold in the West and the subsequent settling of the Western States.

 

Chicago & Omaha

A 1954 cover commemorating the 90th anniversary of the RPO (Railway Post Office). This cover was carried on a mail train of the Chicago & Omaha Railway which connected Omaha in Nebraska with Sioux City in Iowa (a little short of actually reaching Chicago).

 

 

Edited By Alex on 06/04/2018 15:20:30

Carmen07/04/2018 22:22:26
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Love that top one, Alex. A beautiful illustration of the progression of the sport, as it were.

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