#3316 – 1999 33c California Gold Rush

Condition
Price
Qty
camera Mystic First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.95
camera Classic First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.25
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.20
camera Silk First Day Cover
Ships in 1 business day. i
$2.75
camera Fleetwood First Day Cover (Plate Block)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.75
Grading Guide

U.S. #3316
33¢ California Gold Rush
150th Anniversary
Issue Date: June 18, 1999
City: Sacramento, CA
Quantity: 89,270,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11.25
Color: Multicolored
James Marshall discovered gold in California’s American River in 1848 while building a sawmill for John Sutter, a pioneer trader. At first, the discovery was kept a secret, because Sutter feared the area would become overrun by treasure hunters. But word soon spread, and people flocked to the area. They came to be known as “Forty-Niners,” after the year of their arrival. By late 1849, less than two years later, California’s population had increased from 15,000 to 100,000 people.
 
For many would-be miners, traveling to California wasn’t an easy trip. Those departing from America’s east coast sailed around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America, then north to San Francisco. The treacherous voyage took six months to complete. Despite the deplorable conditions of the ships, more than 43,000 passengers arrived in San Francisco from April 1849 to February 1850. Others sailed through the swampy Isthmus of Panama. Part of this trail had to be traveled on foot. About 50,000 gold rushers journeyed to the west coast by overland route in covered wagons.
 
Free-spending Forty-Niners made such communities as Sacramento and San Francisco into flourishing towns. Those who were not so lucky in the gold fields became ranchers and farmers in the central valley region.
Read More - Click Here

  • Get Mystic's exclusive Historic Postage Stamps of the United States album U.S. Stamp Starter Kit – #M11986

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps – #M8104 3-Volume American Heirloom Album – #M8104

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album – #M11954

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3316
33¢ California Gold Rush
150th Anniversary
Issue Date: June 18, 1999
City: Sacramento, CA
Quantity: 89,270,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11.25
Color: Multicolored
James Marshall discovered gold in California’s American River in 1848 while building a sawmill for John Sutter, a pioneer trader. At first, the discovery was kept a secret, because Sutter feared the area would become overrun by treasure hunters. But word soon spread, and people flocked to the area. They came to be known as “Forty-Niners,” after the year of their arrival. By late 1849, less than two years later, California’s population had increased from 15,000 to 100,000 people.
 
For many would-be miners, traveling to California wasn’t an easy trip. Those departing from America’s east coast sailed around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America, then north to San Francisco. The treacherous voyage took six months to complete. Despite the deplorable conditions of the ships, more than 43,000 passengers arrived in San Francisco from April 1849 to February 1850. Others sailed through the swampy Isthmus of Panama. Part of this trail had to be traveled on foot. About 50,000 gold rushers journeyed to the west coast by overland route in covered wagons.
 
Free-spending Forty-Niners made such communities as Sacramento and San Francisco into flourishing towns. Those who were not so lucky in the gold fields became ranchers and farmers in the central valley region.