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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: wrapperdude
Added on:Jun 3, 18
Edited on:Mar 5, 19
Postmark: Apr 30, 1862
Origin: Off South West Pass, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Salem, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

United States Steam Ship Colorado, Gulf Blockading Squadron, April 30, 1862, Off South West Pass (Lower Mississippi River Delta), going to Mrs. Wm. M. Small, 12 and 1/2 Hathorne St., Salem, Massachusetts. On the 7th of November, 1861 the Union overpowered the garrison at Port Royal in South Carolina and then used it as a repair and provisioning base for the Atlantic Blockade Squadron. This envelope of April 30, 1862 would have been landed at Port Royal and put onto one of the supply ships sailing north. It probably went on to Fortress Monroe in a closed bag on its way to Baltimore. It was in Baltimore that the postage due 3 marking was applied. The postage due would have been paid by the recipient at Salem, Massachusetts. No letter enclosed. There is an indication of a phantom stamp perforation on the reverse. Not known if a stamp was removed or some other occurrence.

Owner's ID: 0001
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes