Details For Cover ID# 27383

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 8, 18
Edited on:Oct 8, 18
Postmark: circa Jul 29, 1863
Origin: Rossville, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: North Shore, New York, UNITED STATES

1861 3c rose with target cancel and "Rossville N.Y. July 29" (Staten Island) cds on Richmond County Sheriff's Office letter sheet, to North Shore, Staten Island. Contents are about a court order informing the recipient to "Please return the goods in dispute in the above action in your possession until directed otherwise by us as they are claimed by a third party . . . ". Privately-produced letter sheet with notice on back with pointing hand:
"Open here with Knife - Don't tear, Murphy, 15 Dey Street, New York."

There is also an embossed patent notice: "Murphy's Improved Letter-Envelope Patented June 2 1863". The letter sheet when unfolded measures 6.18" x 10.80".

The Rossville, N.Y. (Richmond County) 30mm cds is a use of an old postmark device reported used in 1853 on stampless letters.

Owner's ID: 2012
Certificate? No
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]