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$2 Wells, Fargo and Co. single

United States of America1861

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Wells Fargo managed the Pony Express from April 1, 1861, until its demise in October. During that time the company issued five “Horse and Rider” stamps of this type in different colors and denominations. These semi-official stamps were used only on eastbound mail originating in California.

Museum ID: 2001.2017.2

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Details

  • Title: $2 Wells, Fargo and Co. single
  • Creator: United States of America
  • Date Created: 1861
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Pony Express, stamp
  • External Link: The Pony Express
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive

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