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Posted 12/19/2011   08:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
and this one from Great Britain (c. 1843) is about 2" x 5.25"

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Posted 12/19/2011   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
oh wow I really like that one most you see are pretty close to the same size for width and heighth. This one is over twice as long as it is tall. I can't believe how many small covers have been shown I love seeing them all.
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Posted 12/31/2011   08:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This cover measures 2-1/2 x 3-1/4. Since the letter was mailed to an address within the town of Ossining, NY, the address doesn't include the state, nor is there a number in the street address!
The wonderment, though, is that such a small item didn't get lost.


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Posted 09/28/2012   01:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my smallest cover. It measures a diminutive 1-3/4" x 2-7/8", giving allowance for the small sliver that was removed on the left edge, to remove the contents. The contents is the small folded up piece of newspaper below it. It's a list of birth notices.





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Posted 09/28/2012   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
spain_1850 - that one is hard to beat!
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Posted 09/28/2012   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot what the measurement on this one is, but the Stamp should be a good barometer.

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Posted 09/28/2012   08:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stalzer - That one looks like it would fit a block of 4 of those just about perfectly.
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Posted 11/22/2012   06:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paulsheaffer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the smallest (in one dimension, un-reduced) I have. Just under 2 inches (x 4.5 inches). Paying the 2 cent drop letter rate in Palmyra, New York.



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Posted 12/03/2012   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have this tiny one. It measures 3" X 2 1/4". I always wondered how they made it their destination. They could get lost anywhere.
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Posted 12/03/2012   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1840to1940 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is cheating since these two letters presumably were hand delivered. According to the dealer I purchased them from, the letters were found in a bundle of correspondence to the Leigh family at BARDON in SOMERSET, full messages inside, folded up to no more than 2½ x 1½". They date from the early QV period.

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Posted 12/03/2012   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pjsstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think these are my smallest.

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Posted 12/08/2012   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's cool. Santa Claus has box C. I wish I would have known that when I was a kid.
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Posted 12/08/2012   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pjsstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not too late, send Santa a letter.
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Posted 07/25/2017   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sent at the 1/2d printed paper rate from Sydenham to Beckenham. Contrary to regulation so it was deemed a "letter" and charged accordingly with 1d postage due.



Should add... not mine.
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Edited by scotzm - 07/25/2017 4:17 pm
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