Details For Cover ID# 26061

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 6, 17
Edited on:Aug 7, 17
 
Postmark: Feb 28, 1861
Origin: Benecia, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Neponsett, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[Butterfield Overland Route] handpainted Four Horse Stage illustrated cover used very late over the route, 10c Green (#35) tied by Benecia Cal Feb 28" postmark, manuscript 1861 docket, believed to be the latest known use that was carried over the complete Butterfield route prior to it being moved north, the latest reported use of a stage coach illustrated cover over the route, PF certificate, ex Kramer

U.S. army forts in Texas, through which the Butterfield route passed, were surrendered on 18 February 1861 by General Twigg and on 2 March 1861 the Post Office Appropriation bill ordered the discontinuance of the Butterfield southern route overland service

Owner's ID: 3273
 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 11] SNS# 11 [1857 10¢ Green - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]