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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter written to Nathan Kelsey Hall

Description:

This letter was written in anticipation of the passage of the Act of March 3, 1851, that again lowered postage rates. The contractor has engraved and encloses proofs of a steel die for a new 3-cent stamp, saying, "Being already engraved, it could be prepared for immediate use, if required." The firm also recommends they be printed in blue ink.

Date:
January 17, 1851
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 26 x 20.3cm (10 1/4 x 8in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.36
Place:
New York

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