Details For Cover ID# 28410

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 2, 19
Edited on:Nov 2, 19
Postmark: May 24, 1887
Origin: Lundy, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: New Bedford, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

2c red brown (210) with target cancel, "Lundy Cal. May 24 1887" 29mm circular datestamp, on cover to New Bedford, Mass. "Bennettville, Mono County, Cal. Tioga Mining District" double-rimmed circular marking at upper left, without date, formerly used as a postmark. See Cover ID 28409 for more information. Docketing indicates it was sent by J.L. Redlingshafer, who might have been the former postmaster of Bennettsville. New Bedford backstamp.

The Lundy, Mono County, California post office operated from 1880 to 1914. Helbock gives Lundy a scarcity index of 5.

Lundy (formerly Mill Creek) is a former settlement located on Mill Creek in Lundy Canyon near the west end of Lundy Lake, at an elevation of 7,858 feet. It was named after W.J. Lundy who operated a sawmill near Lundy Lake. The sawmill was a major timber producer for the nearby town of Bodie, California. Lundy also had a mining camp that was established in 1879. The mines and town eventually were abandoned. The building of a dam raised Lundy Lake, and part of the site where the community once stood is now submerged. The underwater site of Lundy is now a popular fishing resort.

One section of Lundy Lake is called Stagecoach Corner as a stagecoach missed the sharp turn and ended up plummeting into the lake. Scuba divers have confirmed the story by finding the submerged stagecoach, preserved by the icy cold waters of the lake, lying on its side.

Owner's ID: 2214
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 50] SNS# 50 [1883 2¢ Red Brown - USA Stamps 1881-1888 Issues]