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10c Washington pair on cover

Scott Catalogue USA: 2
Description:

used; position 59-60R. This is a double-weight letter that traveled over three hundred miles, prepaid with a horizontal pair of 10-cent stamps. It arrived at the Boston post office before the mails for New York were closed. It received the Boston townmark rather than the route agent's townmark, which was only used on mail delivered directly to the route agent after the mail was closed at the Boston post office but before the departure of the train for New York. The letter was placed in the New York locked mailbag without being handled by the route agent. It is addressed to Mess [?] Ludlow Beebee & Co.

The manuscript rate mark "20" was not an additional collect rate due from the addressee. It was a restatement of the rate paid by the stamps.

Date:
1847
Markings:
c-BOSTON/20/SEP/Mass. (red) [townmark] ms-20 (red) [rate mark] red circular grids [cancel]
Medium:
paper; ink (black)
Museum ID:
2005.6603.2.27.9
Place of Origin:
Boston, Massachusetts
Place of Destination:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Credits:
The Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

  • Miller Collection, 2
  • 10c Washington pair on cover
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