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Posted 12/16/2011   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ramanandn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spanishmoss... perhaps that word is 'soiree' missplelt as 'sware' (meaning party)..
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Posted 12/16/2011   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent thought, ramana!

That would make sense.
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Posted 12/16/2011   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add quigngt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My smallest can hardly be called a ladies cover since it was sent to Alexander Stewart.
4.375 x 1.875 inches (111 x 47 mm)

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Posted 12/16/2011   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ratio411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 12/16/2011   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quick question: What does the "M.S." stand for on that Chicago cancel? I haven't seen one before.
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Posted 12/16/2011   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple from my pile-o-covers
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Posted 12/16/2011   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a tiny little feller weighing in at 3" X 4". The CDS and Stamps show the size pretty well

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Posted 12/17/2011   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This is the smallest envelope that I own, it 4 and a half inches x 2 and a quarter.
Regards
Horamakhet
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Posted 12/18/2011   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My smallest is this 3-5/8" X 2-7/8" (92mm X 73mm) cover sent from Tillamook, Oregon to Haverhill, Massachussetts on May 24, 1900. It contains a letter from a brand new mother writing in the voice of her firstborn child to its maternal grandparents who live some 3000 miles away.



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Posted 12/18/2011   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ratio411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1:

"MS" means "Main Station"...
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Posted 12/18/2011   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add builderr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I'm not sure that I understand where this envelope ended up...missent
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Posted 12/19/2011   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steve, Nice American Postal Supply ASM 23 Haverhill Received cancel
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Posted 12/19/2011   08:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Russ. It is unfortunate that modern machine cancels aren't up to that standard!
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Posted 12/19/2011   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Builderr:
The "Missent" handstamp was applied when the cover ended up at a post office it wasn't supposed to be at. It was used to explain a possible delay in the transport of the envelope. Generally, and in this case, there is something that shows which office applied the handstamp.

It's a little hard to tell, but it appears that your cover was sent from Portsmouth to North Edgecomb, but ended up passing through Bath(?). Bath would have applied the handstamo and the datestamp and sent it on its way.

Here's another Missent cover: http://www.cgpostal.com/12cent/slide30.jpg
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Posted 12/19/2011   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Contribution to the thread:
2.25" x 4" handmade cover

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