Details For Cover ID# 26900

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: [email protected]
Added on:Feb 6, 18
Edited on:Feb 22, 18
Postmark: circa Jan 11, 1861
Origin: New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Bridgeport, Vermont, UNITED STATES

Small, well preserved, patriotic (back embossed, with shield and with piping) cover franked with US Scott 65 to pay the domestic rate with US Scott 63, paying the carrier rate to the mails.

The carrier rate was one in a series of measures, adopted by the post office dept to eliminate the private carriers who were filling this needed service. The process was complete by 1863. (Info from Evans, the one cent stamp of 1863, published by Lynne's)

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 16] SNS# 16 [1861 1¢ Blue - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]
[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]