The Example below shows usage as a prepaid frank that was used some time after payment of express charges unlike most know examples that were paid for and used at the time of purchase.

 

 

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Updated Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express handstamp used as prepaid frank

29 July 1859 Denver City, Kansas Territory to Springfield, Illnois

Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express handstamp

8 August 1859 entered U.S. mails with Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory postmark

Backstamp on cover above


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