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    Scarce 1881 Texas Express Company Tariff Rate Guide Booklet. 5.5" x 8.75". Printed by W. H. Coyle Stationer and Printer, Houston, Texas, eighteen pages with two additional update broadsides laid-in, printed wraps. The Texas Express Company was based in Houston, Texas and was competitive with Wells Fargo from 1870 until 1882. By 1885 the company had been bought by Wells Fargo. The two laid-in broadsides dated 1882 and 1883 give some advance hint that the company was cooperating with Wells Fargo. The booklet lists the company's rates for points outside the state of Texas. Delivery locations went west to San Francisco, California and Virginia City, Nevada as well as Colorado, the Dakota Territory, and New Mexico. Research has failed to turn up a past sales record for this rare booklet. Some insect damage to the edges of the wraps and the corners of the two broadsides, otherwise the booklet is sound and in very good condition.

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