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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 18, 20
Edited on:Feb 18, 20
 
Postmark: May 19, 1876
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
Destination: Weisbaden, GERMANY
 
Description:

3c green Centennial postal entire (#U219), with "Centennial Phila'da Pa., May 19, 12 M" (1876) Exposition postmark. 2c vermilion (#178) tied by cork cancels, unidentified red U.S. transit marking on indicia, addressed to Wiesbaden, Germany. This is the earliest documented use of U219, with 2003 APEX certificate.

"Ausg. No. 2, 3/6" (3 June 1876) backstamp. "Ausg." is an abbreviation for "Ausgabe" (Received) at post office no. 2 in Weisbaden.

Wiesbaden is a city in central western Germany, and is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. A rise in construction commenced after the aristocracy followed the lead of the Hohenzollern emperors, who began annual trips to Wiesbaden. In the wake of the imperial court, numerous nobles, artists, and wealthy businessmen increasingly settled in the city. Many wealthy persons chose Wiesbaden as their retirement seat, as it offered leisure and medical treatment alike. In the latter part of the 19th century, Wiesbaden became the German city with the most number of millionaires.

Owner's ID: 2257c
 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 47] SNS# 47 [1875 2¢ Vermillion - USA Stamps 1870-1880 Issues]