Details For Cover ID# 24149

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:May 30, 16
Edited on:Jan 11, 19
Postmark: Jun 1850
Origin: Red River, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Stratford, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

Steamer Hecla red double lined oval packet handstamp on cover that entered the mails at New Orleans with pair 5c Red Brown (#1, full margins) and tied by their bright red grid cancels, matching "Way 11 cents" handstamp (double 10c rate plus 1c way fee) and manuscript  "Due 11" for clarity, upon arrival at Stratford, Connecticut, the amount of postage due was paid and the cover remailed to New Haven as a single rate with manuscript Stratford Ct June 25" postmark and "Paid 5" rate, the address additions and postmark additionally tie the pair of stamps, cover edge stain at foot, an extraordinary use and a surprisingly rare example of 1847 stamps used on a cover with packet handstamp (there are a couple additional examples known from this correspondence)

Owner's ID: 3110
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 1] SNS# 1 [1847 5¢ Brown - USA Stamps 1847 Issue]