Details For Cover ID# 28315

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Jul 2, 19
Edited on:Jul 9, 19
 
Postmark: Aug 31, 1861
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Destination: Hartford, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[ca. 1860, Breech Loading Rifle Advertising] all over design, breech-loading carbine illustrated, advertising cover of Merrill, Thomas & Co. Company manufacturers and agents for Colt Fire Arms (in December 1861 the Secretary of War ordered 5,000 of these carbines), cover is addressed to Loren Ballou in Hartford, CT, Ballou was chief engineer for Colt Fire Arms plants in Hartford, 3c dull red (#26) tied by blue "Aug 31 Baltimore Md." postmark, slightest discoloration at right edge of cover, a very attractive and rare design
 

Owner's ID: 0816
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 9] SNS# 9 [1857 3¢ Dull Red - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]