Details For Cover ID# 29877

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: markrogers
Added on:Mar 22, 24
Edited on:Mar 22, 24
Postmark: Jul 30, 1857 (EDU of 12c Stamp Perforated (#36))
Origin: Plainfield, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
Destination: Suresnes, FRANCE

12c stamp, Plate 1 (36), 2 horizontal pairs, and single, used with 3c (11), to Suresnes, France. The stamps are tied by 3 strikes of "Plainfield N.J. Jul. 30" (1857).

There is a Suresnes backstamp clearly dated "13 AOUT 57", which establishes the year date. The cover is reduced about two inches at right into the address.

The 12c stamps are arranged by Positions: 87-88R1, 77-78R1, 67R1.

July 30, 1857 is the Earliest Documented Use of the 12c stamp, perforated.

Ex-Berkun, Allen

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 12] SNS# 12 [1857 12¢ Black - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]