Arago: 1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter

Description:

Clinton submits a stamped cover for an opinion as to whether the stamp is a counterfeit or whether an attempt has been made to remove a prior cancel and use it again. "I suspect that the stamp is genuine," he says, "that it has been once ink cancelled, and that the chemical process resorted to, to remove the Cancellation has produced its changed color & appearance."

Date:
August 15, 1848
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 24.8 x 19.1cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.24
Place of Origin:
Auburn, New York

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