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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: rontrosclair
Added on:Jan 29, 18
Edited on:Jan 29, 18
 
Postmark: Oct 10, 1872 (Bisect)
Origin: St. Francisville, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Present, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

ST. FRANCISVILLE / LA. / OCT / (10, 1872) cds w/ matching cork cancel ties 1¢ red brown bisect, (Nat. Bank Note Co. 2¢ #146 used as diagonal half—Scott #146a), to decorative envelope prepaying the 1¢ drop rate. Addressed to: Miss. Rosa Hamilton / Present. ...Social Club Soiree invitation enclosed. St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana Parish), at the time, was not a small post office. The town was, for the most part, southern, affluent... the site of numerous cotillions, soirees, balls—both before and after the war. ...Now, whether-or-not bisects were illegal/permitted/not permitted...or whatever...they were used and oft times accepted as postage. So..., favor, necessity, mistake, ambivilance... There it is in 1872. ...Accepted! ...Use of 2¢ bisects continued into the early Bank Note period, but ended <> after the USPOD PL&R were amended in 1876 specifically declaring, “Fractional parts of postage stamps will not be recognized in prepayment of postage.” ...Amen?

Owner's ID: 0012
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 37] SNS# 37 [1870 2¢ Red Brown - USA Stamps 1870-1880 Issues]