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24c Washington used abroad at London on cover

Scott Catalogue USA: 37
Description:

This cover is said to be addressed in Charles Dickens' handwriting. The U. S. Stamp was apparently sent to Dickens in England to ensure a reply. He put the stamp on his reply and it was canceled upon arrival in Portland, Maine.

Date:
1861
Markings:
cancellation over stamp in top right corner; postmark "3 / CENTS" at center of cover; postmark along top edge of cover; postmark at center of cover; handwritten address (attributed to Charles Dickens) at center of cover
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 11/16 x 4 13/16 in. (6.83 x 12.22 cm)
Museum ID:
2008.2006.244
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • 24c Washington used abroad at London on cover
  • 24c Washington used abroad at London on cover
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