Details For Cover ID# 27263

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 8, 18
Edited on:Jul 8, 18
 
Postmark: Jun 7, 1864
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
Destination: Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1861 3c rose (#65) with target cancel and "Phila. Pa. Jun 7 1864" 22mm circular datestamp on buff cover to Port Carbon, Schuylkill County, Pa.

Philadelphia duplex postmark is Clarke no. 105, recorded with a EKU of 4/16/1864 and a LKU of 5/14/1867.

Port Carbon is a borough of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, two miles northeast of Pottsville It is in a coal-mining area; in the past, ironworks had been a feature of the borough. Port Carbon was the site of the first lock on the Schuylkill Canal on its route for transport of anthracite coal (mined in the region) to Philadelphia. Along the tow-paths, mules pulled barges of coal from Port Carbon through the water gaps to Pottsville; locally to the port and markets of Philadelphia and some then by ship or through additional New Jersey waterways, to New York City markets.

The post office in Port Carbon, Pa. was established in 1830.

Owner's ID: 2004
 
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For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]