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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 27, 20
Edited on:Sep 27, 20
Postmark: circa Jul 3, 1855
Origin: Scott, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Whitestone, Long Island, New York, UNITED STATES

Glenn Haven Daily Mail, Glen Haven N.Y. 1c black on green glazed surface paper (71L3) type III, tied by "Scott N.Y. Jul. 3" circular datestamp, on 3c red on white Nesbitt entire, note size (U9) addressed to "Whitestone L.I." (Long Island, NY).  Ex-Stephen Brown, Erivan Haub.

The Glenn Haven Daily Mail differs from most local posts in that it served an area in which there was no post office by bringing mail to neighboring post offices. Beginning in the late 1840s, Glen Haven became a popular health resort and location of water-cure sanitariums. In 1848 Glen Haven also became the site of woman's dress reform, led by Amelia Jenks Bloomer, for whom a particular type of ladies' undergarments were nicknamed. A post office was established in Glen Haven in 1859, which ended the Daily Mail operation. Source: Patton book, pp. 320-322.

Beginning round 1854, typeset stamps were used on letters from Glen Haven, always in conjunction with U.S. postage. The one cent supplemental fee paid for a letter to be brought to the post office at Scott, about three miles away, or, if the roads were favorable, to Homer, about ten miles from Glenn Haven. The stamps remained in use until very early in 1859, probably stopping at the time that the post office was established.

Owner's ID: 2363
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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