Details For Cover ID# 25215

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image Back Image

Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: robfaux
Added on:Mar 9, 17
Edited on:Mar 9, 17
 
Postmark: Mar 31, 1849 (Internal Letter Rate Balt & Ohio Route Agent)
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Destination: Martinsburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Internal Letter Rate
5 cents per ½ oz up to 300 miles  : Jul 1, 1845 - Jun 30, 1851
Railroad Route Agent

Bill dated Mar 31, 1849
Letter dated Apr 4 - Baltimore
Balt & Ohio Raid Rd Apr 4
  blue 5 in circle

distance to Martinsburg, Va approx 90 miles

Route 1903 was served by a single route agent, James M Watt, between June 4, 1845 and June 20, 1849, thus this route agent stamp was applied by him.  In 1838, all rail lines were designated as ??post roads? and by 1848, this single line between Cumberland and Baltimore contracted for a daily mail serves at over $42,000.

Owner's ID: usstampless-1
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps: