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3c Pony Express Stamps - Pack of 10

3c Pony Express Stamps - Pack of 10

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Ten 3c Pony Express Stamps
Issued: April 3, 1940
Scott Catalog #894

10 Mint, unused postage stamps with original gum as issued by the Post Office. These stamps are genuine and valid to use as postage for current mailing. Be sure to use enough total postage to meet the current postal rate for the item you are mailing.

Great for special mailings like weddings, birthdays, valentines, and events. Also good to use for scrapbooking or displaying in a small picture frame. It's a miniature work of art.

About this stamp:
Spectacular, but brief, is perhaps the best way to describe the Pony Express of 1860-1861. The express firm of Russell, Majors, and Waddell wanted to win a government contract and promised to carry letters the nearly 3,200 miles between St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA, in 10 days. This was half the time taken by the Overland Mail Company, which followed a longer route through the Southwest. Some 190 way stations, 10 to 15 miles apart, were built along a route through Nebraska, Wyoming, and Nevada.

Riders traveled 75 miles each in a relay system. Mail was carried at five dollars an ounce, delivering even through the winter months. The experiment was logically sound, but a financial failure. The firm went bankrupt, and Pony Express service ended after 18 months in October 1861, when overland telegraph connections were completed.


1 inch by 1-9/16 inches

How To Apply

Water Activated Gum: Apply a small amount of water to the back of the stamp and then place on the desired surface.

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