Details For Cover ID# 26496

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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 12, 17
Edited on:Nov 12, 17
Postmark: Jan 30, 1918
Origin: Western Front, FRANCE
Destination: Warren, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

WW1 Soldier's Mail. "U.S. Army Postal Service Jan 30 1918" duplex postmark (type A2011.1) APO 710, with blue 37mm circular censor marking A.15 (type C-1) and purple 2-line marking "Soldier's Letter/ On United States Service", on cover from Pvt. H.F. Burns, 43rd Co., 5th Regt., U.S. Marines, to Warren, Pa., with original letter datelined "Somewhere in France January 25, 1918". Letter was censored and signed "O.K. E.R. Mentzer 1st Lieut. Inf." written on both letter itself and on lower left corner of envelope. From same correspondence as Cover ID 26494 and 26495.

APO# 710 is listed in Theo Van Dam's book as assigned to AEF Division 2 (popular nickname "Race Horse Brigades"), Infantry Regiment 5; the Division Headquarters arrived in France on June 26, 1917.

Owner's ID: 1709
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes