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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter written to Nathan Kelsey Hall

Description:

Complains of postmasters who violate the regulations requiring that stamps be cancelled with printers' ink. "Yet there are many that use a red substance that easily rubs off in fact I have myself tried the experiment & found by a little rubbing on my (woolen) pants I could rub off the matter put on by the postmasters so that it could not easily be detected."

Date:
July 30, 1850
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 25.1 x 19.1cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/2in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.33
Place:
Maine

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  • 1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence
  • Letter written to Nathan Kelsey Hall
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