3� rose tied by 34 mm MAY 24 c.d.s. to Philadelphia, PA; the second type of c.d.s. from Los Angeles with period of use from 28 Sept 1856 to 9 Sept 1864; the 3� first class letter rate went into effect July 1, 1863, indicating this cover was mailed on May 25, 1864; roughly opened at right, Fine overall. Scott #65, rarity rating "4" - very scarce See Williams, John H. "California Town Postmarks 1849-1935" Vol I; the population of Los Angeles in the 1870 Census was only 5,278!.

101386 [California] Los Angeles


    GOOA Store