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Lot 0042
Heading: (California - San Francisco)
Author: Fenn, F.C.M.
Title: Solicitation from San Francisco seal engraver with sample of work and business card 1857
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Fenn, F.C.M.
Date Published: 1857

Folded single sheet small typed letter, 16x10 cm (6½x4"), with loose example of engraved notary public seal, with engraved business card for Fenn's Engraving Establishment; original envelope with "Notice" stamped on front in elaborate font; with three 1c Blue, Ty. IV (Scott 9) stamps (1 pair, 1 single) canceled.

1857 typed solicitation, noting services and prices, from San Francisco's Fenn's Engraving Establishment (94 Montgomery St.), with handsome pictorial engraved business card and sample of a yellow engraved notary public seal. Envelope addressed to Oroville Butte Co,. with 3 1c blue stamps, Ty IV, (Scott 9). Scarce and unusual San Francisco ephemera.


Light wear and toning to envelope with some tape repair and a bit of loss to flap where seal had been; Letter with original folds, else fine or nearly so; seal and business card fine.

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1857 Solicitation from San Francisco seal engraver

Estimate $600 - $900Oct 4, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA