Details For Cover ID# 28742

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 31, 20
Edited on:Aug 1, 20
 
Postmark: circa Nov 6, 1883
Origin: Lewiston, Maine, UNITED STATES
Destination: Portland, Maine, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"N. & Lewiston Agt." railroad route agent circular datestamp (Towle type 6-B-1) carried on Somerset - Maine Central RR, on 1874 2c vermilion Plimpton issue postal entire (U142) with grid cancel, corner card of Lincoln Mill, Lewiston, Maine, addressed to Portland, Maine. "Portland Me. Recd. Nov 6 1PM" backstamp.

Because this cover is not an intracity (local) use, the primary use of this entire, but rather transported between towns, it likely dates after Oct. 1, 1883 when the first class rate was lowered from 3c to 2c per half ounce.

Owner's ID: 2322
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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