Friday, May 1, 2009
Virginia City and Red Bluff Stage Coach Way Bill #78 - My largest yet. The Way Bill is dated March 31st, 1892. It measures 11" X 17". What is a Way Bill you ask? It is a register page for the company that lists passengers on the top half, and freight on the bottom half. There were no passengers carried on this date, which meant I would be obscuring no names. I wish I'd have taken pictures of it before it was framed and put behind glass. I did the art work for this once before on the number 10 envelope pictured above - on a commission basis. The cover was made using a stamp from a sheet that was later withdrawn from sale because the USPS used the wrong Will Pickett on one of the stamps. I have another way bill similar to this one, but haven't yet decided what I'm going to put on it.