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    Pony Express Postal-Used One Dollar Stamp, 1861. Stamp has blue cancellation, "S. PO" (U. S. Post Office?) Very rare used stamp as many where not pulled off covers. Transcontinental Pony Express operated a ten-day mail route between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Service began April 3, 1860, and managed by Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company. The service started on April 1, 1861 (westbound) and April 15, 1861 (eastbound). Wells, Fargo & Company began managing the line at $2.00 per half ounce, but on July 1, 1861, they reduced the rate to $1.00. Pony Express went out of business October 26, 1861.

    Condition: Fine


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