Details For Cover ID# 27276

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 13, 18
Edited on:Jul 13, 18
Postmark: Sep 3, 1861
Origin: Rutland, Vermont, UNITED STATES
Destination: Newburyport, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

1861 3c bright rose shade (#65) tied by blue Newburyport Vt. Sep 3" (1861) 26.5mm circular datestamp on orange cover to Newburyport, Mass. Docketed on front: "Sep 2, 1861."

The shield type hotel corner card reads "Bardwell House by E. Foster Cooke, Near the R.R. Station, Rutland, Vt."
The Bardwell House was built by Otis Bardwell and E. Foster Cooke, and opened in 1852.  Jay Gould made his home here when he obtained his first railroad holdings, and it was at this hotel that he made the acquantance of Jim Fish, with whom he was afterward to clinch in those struggles that made history.
Source: "Historical Rutland: An Illustrated History of Rutland, Vermont, from the granting of the charter in 1761 to 1911" by Rev. F.E. Davison, Vt.: P.H. Brehmer, 1911, page 18.

With 1983 APEX certificate which identifies the stamp as #65, "Bright rose shade". The previous collector had submitted this cover for expertizing in the hope that it was a #64 pink, which evidently it is not.

Owner's ID: 2008
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]