Details For Cover ID# 29081

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 15, 21
Edited on:May 15, 21
Postmark: Jul 8, 1852
Origin: Urbana, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Destination: Sandusky, Ohio, UNITED STATES

1851 3c brownish carmine Type II (11A), brilliant color, tied by blue "Mad Riv. & Lake Erie R.R. Jul. 8" (1852) 33mm circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Sandusky, Ohio, letter datelined "Urbana July 9 1852". Excerpt from letter: "Please write us or Telegraph immediately . . ."

This Remele type M1-b route agent's marking is quite scarce. The Mad River & Lake Erie R.R. was chartered January 5, 1832 and was the only one of twelve railroads chartered at that session of the Ohio legislature that was ever actually built. The railroad's station list published in 1851 included Urbana, Illinois and Sandusky, Ohio. The postal route between Springfield and Sandusky, Ohio was 134 miles long. From 1848 to 1855 the train ran 6 trips per week on the route.

Owner's ID: 2445
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
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