Oregon Express Companies by DALE FORSTER 1985 Stagecoach ~ Postal History ~ Postmarks ~ Philately ~ Mail ~ Wells Fargo


Title: Oregon Express Companies

Author: Dale E. Forster

Description: Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine and gilt pictorial on front cover. Limited hand-numbered edition of 500 copies [485/500]. Short streak of white paint to bottom edge of rear board, else fine. Interior clean and unmarked. Illustrated. Includes bibliography and index. vi, 231 pp. 10 x 8 inches.

Detailed survey of the private mail couriers, express companies, in Oregon up to 1870. Presents many examples of express envelopes and franks, biographical information on expressmen, and the history of the various express companies in the state.


[Part I] The Early Period: 1845-1855.
[Part II] Western Oregon Expresses: 1855-1870.
[Part III] Columbia River and Eastern Oregon Expresses to 1870.
Index of Expresses, Expressmen, and Stagecoach Companies.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [published by author]
Place: [Spokane, Washington]
Year: 1985

Keywords: postal history, history, postmarks, franking, western expresses, stagecoach, mail, philately, Wells Fargo

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