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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

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Description:

Reporting that the stamps ordered on June 1 are ready for delivery. This is the first printing of the 1847 Issue, which was picked-up personally by John Marron, Third Assistant Postmaster General, at the contractor's office in New York City on July 1, 1847. He delivered 60,000 5-cent stamps and 20,000 10-cent stamps to the New York City post office that same day. Consequently, this is the only post office from which a first day cover might some day be found.

Date:
June 26, 1847
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Other: 25.1 x 20cm (9 7/8 x 7 7/8in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.7
Place of Origin:
New York, New York

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