Details For Cover ID# 29058

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Mar 3, 21
Edited on:Mar 3, 21
 
Postmark: 1876
Origin: Sidney, Nebraska, UNITED STATES
Destination: UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Clarke's Centennial Express to the Black Hills" printed frank in green, Thomas #CLA-011, on unused 1876 3c green Centennial postal entire (U219) , reverse with all over advertising text, Thomas #CLA-403. Rare entire.

Henry T. Clarke operated a freight service that offered as a sideline a letter service that would pickup letters if enclosed in their envelopes and turn them over to the first post office on the route. The letter rate was ten cents and this rate was matched by the Cheyenne and Black Hills Express. The dates of service were from July 1876 to July 1878, and the service ran from the Union Pacific Railroad at Sidney, Nebraska north to Custer City to the Black Hills and then into the Dedwood area of the Dakotas. The distance by this route was about 170 miles from Sidney to Custer City.

Owner's ID: 2429
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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