Arago: Soldier's Due Covers

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Soldier's Due Covers

Soldiers' covers are full of human interest. Early in the war, a resolution was passed allowing soldiers to send their letters "due" since it was difficult to obtain stamps in the field. The recipient paid the postage at the receiving end. Soldiers were required to identify such covers with their name, rank, and company, which delights today's collector-researcher. Often these soldiers' covers had traveled to and from historic military addresses in care of now-famous generals.


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