Details For Cover ID# 29137

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 26, 21
Edited on:Jul 26, 21
 
Postmark: Apr 7, 1842
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Simsbury, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

(Greig's) City Despatch Post, New York, N.Y. 3c black on grayish (40L1) just tied by manuscript cancel on folded letter to Jeffrey C. Phelps, Post Master, Simsbury, Ct., red "New-York Apl. 7" circular datestamp, additional manuscript "f" for free delivery to a postmaster, letter datelined "N.York April 6th 1842".

Posted during the two-month period (April to May 1842) when mail carried by the City Despatch Post to destinations outside of New York City were cancelled in manuscript rather than the usual octagonal "Free" marking, less than six covers are known addressed outside of NYC, and only one other (ex-New Amsterdam Collection) is recorded with the postmaster's franking privilege.  Ex Erivan Haub.

Owner's ID: 2491
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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