Details For Cover ID# 28468

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: sinclair2010
Added on:Jan 2, 20
Edited on:Jan 2, 20
 
Postmark: circa 1856
Origin: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Destination: Chillicothe, Ohio, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1c 1851, Type II, Perf 12.5 Chicago Perf on Lake View Water Cure circular. The existence of this cover was first published in Stanley Ashbrook's The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1857, Volume II, pg. 26. For some 80 years a black and white photo image of the stamp and a description of the circular was all that collectors and students had to document the existence of the cover. Hulme recorded the cover in his census of 1c Chicago Perfs and the cover was mentioned many times in auction lot descriptions. Not until the appearance of this cover on ebay in 2019, was anybody sure if it still existed. Well, it does! An outstanding rarity. One of only five covers.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, price not specified.   Interested in this cover? Contact sinclair2010.
Stampless? No
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