Details For Cover ID# 27145

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: pegnlen
Added on:May 2, 18
Edited on:May 2, 18
 
Postmark: Jan 29, 1898 (Scott #279 EDU)
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Williamstown, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

earlier documented use than Jan 31, 1898 use previously posted in 2009,

A copy of the 1c green Franklin ".. is affixed to a sheet of stationery of the postmaster at the New York City post office, dated January 25, 1898  that states 'To the best of my knowledge and belief this stamp attached is the first of the issue sold in this office.'"

see First Days, March/April 2015, pp. 24-28

 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 99] SNS# 99 [1898 1¢ Deep Green - USA Stamps 1894-1903 Regular Issue]