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10-cent Washington

10c Washington on Burlington, IA cover

Scott Catalogue USA: 2
Description:

This is the only 1847 10-cent cover known from Iowa. It entered the mails on December 7 of an unknown year (believed to have been 1850), prepaying the ten-cent single rate for distances traveled in excess of three hundred miles. The cover is addressed to Miss Catharine E. Snyder, Morristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Date:
c. 1850
Markings:
c-BURLINGTON/DEC/7/Iowa (red) [townmark] sl-X, struck twice in red [cancel]
Medium:
paper; ink (black) / handwritten; engraved
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 3/16 x 5 3/8 in. (8.1 x 13.6 cm)
Museum ID:
2003.2019.1
Place of Origin:
Burlington, Iowa
Place of Destination:
Morristown, Pennsylvania

Glossary

  • This is the only surviving 10¢ 1847 cover from Iowa. It was placed in the mail at Burlington for delivery to Norristown, Pennsylvania, and cost 10 cents to mail because the distance exceeded 300 miles.
  • ALBUM PAGE
  • TOWNMARK
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