1850s Nevada City 3c Paid Miners Coat of Arms Illustrated Cover to Rhode Island Miners Cover
1850s Miners Coat of Arms, (printed at left) Published by Barber & Baker, Sacramento. Stampless cover canceled Nevada City March 28 - 3 Paid in circle, Numeral 6 manuscript Paid at upper left corner. . Cover addressed to Miss Catharine Clark Wakefield P.Office Washington Co. Rhoade Island, at left edge reading up from lower. P Master at WakeF please Forward. Short lower left corner , 90% of back flap removed, some tears backed with flap paper.
James W Marshall Coloma Gold Discovery Site Sutters Account Gold Rush Illustrated Letter Sheet
James W Marshall Coloma Gold Discovery Site Printer Britton & Rey Letter Sheet with inside blank sheet attached (blank sheet at back has 3 inch tear. Outer sheet with printing good condition with crease folds,Pictorial letter sheet: Captain Sutters account of the discovery of gold, with portrait of James Wilson Marshall, and picture of Sutters Mill; printed in 1854. History: Letter sheet tells John Sutters version of how gold was discovered in 1848. He was at home resting, he says, when James Marshall, who had just left two days earlier to repair the sawmill Sutter owned on the American River, returned with gold samples that had been found in the stream below the mill. The two men returned to the site and discovered gold nuggets up to an ounce and half, both above and below the mill. Unhappily for Sutter and Marshall, they could not keep their find a secret. By the end of 1848, the news had flashed around the world, and the Gold Rush was in full swing.