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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter written to Nathan Kelsey Hall

Description:

Since no further use can be made of them, the engraving firm suggests the destruction of the dies and plates of the 5-cent and 10-cent stamps.

As of July 1, 1851, the Issue of 1851 had superseded the 1847 Issue. The new stamps were engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Company of Philadelphia.

Date:
November 15, 1851
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
26.7 x 20.3 cm (10 1/2 x 8 in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.42
Place:
New York

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