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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter

Description:

This letter shows how many post offices were supplied with stamps when the Post Office Department failed to send them. The Evansville postmaster says that he had previously purchased stamps from the postmaster at Louisville, Kentucky. Now that the Post Office Department is sending supplies directly to him, he will give notice that "this office has been selected for the general sale and distribution of postage stamps, so that post masters in this vicinity may be supplied."

Date:
November 18,1847
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 24.8 x 20cm (9 3/4 x 7 7/8in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.17
Place of Origin:
Evansville, Indiana

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