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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 12, 17
Edited on:Oct 12, 17
Postmark: May 3, 1874
Origin: Oakland, Oregon, UNITED STATES
Destination: Roseburg, Oregon, UNITED STATES

1870 Reay issue 1c blue postal entire (#U74) upgraded with 1873 2c brown Continental Banknote (#157) tied by cork cancel, with "Oakland Ore. May 3" circular datestamp, to Roseburg, Douglas County, Ogn., written in purple ink, with original letter datelined "Oakland May the 2 1874".

This is part of the famous Marks correspondence of Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon. Like some of the Marks correspondence covers in my collection, it was docketed with the sender's name and the date of the enclosed letter. In this case "John Barker Oakland May 2/ 74".

The three Marks brothers, Asher, Samuel and Saul, of Roseburg, Oregon emigrated to the U.S. from Poland. The Marks brothers were granted a license to do business in 1853 in Roseburg, Oregon. Their business consisted of a general mercantile store that stocked and sold food, clothing, and hardware. One of the Marks' invoices list a corset, flannel, muslin, slippers, nutmeg, allspice, coffee and a white shirt. Another invoice lists bacon, 300 bushels of barley and a boy's hat. Drugs and chemicals were also sold, and payment was required in U.S. gold coin.

Owner's ID: 1660
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 37] SNS# 37 [1870 2¢ Red Brown - USA Stamps 1870-1880 Issues]