Details For Cover ID# 28898

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: markrogers
Added on:Nov 9, 20
Edited on:Nov 10, 20
 
Postmark: Apr 18, 1850
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Destination: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

5c red brown, #1, paying the rate for a letter not exceeding 1/2 oz, nor exceeding 300 miles.

Early "registered" letter from Baltimore to Philadelphia.
This was prior to the adoption of the official US government registered mail system which started in 1855.

Registration number of 95.

The blue "R" applied in Philadelphia, on inbound Registered Mail.

This is from the well-known Schaffer correspondence.
Refer to the article in Chronicle 249, by James Milgram.

Illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service.

Ex Krug, Boker, Gross

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 1] SNS# 1 [1847 5¢ Brown - USA Stamps 1847 Issue]