Details For Cover ID# 28735

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: johnbecker
Added on:Jul 25, 20
Edited on:Feb 19, 22
 
Postmark: May 25, 1943
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Pittsburg (10) Penn" in destination address. What appears to be an extremely early use of WWII "Postal Unit Numbering System", but in 1925 Pittsburgh was the second of two cities to utilize (though very poorly) a local zone system, the first being Boston beginning in 1920. This Zone system rolled over into Zip Codes in 1963. Even today, this address on Hays Avenue in the Mount Oliver neighborhood of Pittsburgh has the Zip Code of 15210, retaining the final 10. From U.S. Army APO 860 was located in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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