Details For Cover ID# 27982

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jan 6, 19
Edited on:Jan 6, 19
 
Postmark: Oct 21, 1869
Origin: Virginia City, Montana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Helena, Montana, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Virginia City Montano Oct 21" cds and matching cork cancel on 3c pink on buff postal entire (#U59) to "Wm. Lamb, Laborer", Helena, Montana Territory.  Returned to sender, as indicated on docketing on back - "Returned and Entered Nov 6/ 69 L.S. Peck, Clk (clerk) per Alden Dep" (deposition).

The Act of July 27, 1868, Section 15, stated that uncalled for letters would be returned without additional postage to the writer if they were endorsed on the outside with a name and address, which applied in this case.

This cover is from the same day's mailing as Cover ID 27981, from same sender, but to a different laborer, who also failed to pick up this cover at the post office within ten days, and hence returned to sender.

Owner's ID: 2080a
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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