Details For Cover ID# 28741

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 31, 20
Edited on:Jul 31, 20
 
Postmark: circa Apr 12, 1877
Origin: Portland, Maine, UNITED STATES
Destination: Portland, Maine, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Portland Me. Apr. 12 6PM" circular datestamp and negative "A" in circle cancel on 1874 2c vermilion Plimpton issue postal entire (U142) to local street address. "Unclaimed" handstamp, manuscript "Not Known" with initial, "Works for P. Water Co." notation. Aditional "Portland Me. Apr. 25 7AM" circular datestamp when second attempt made for carrier delivery.

The purpose of this 2c envelope was for local delivery in towns that had carrier delivery, such as this example. This is borne out by the Carrier datestamps on back; the first carrier delivery was attempted Apr. 13, evidently crossed out when unsuccessful. Second carrier delivery datestamp was applied Apr 25.

Owner's ID: 2321
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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