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
 
Description:

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]