Just want to say that the stamps and on cover are fascinating.
I have no knowledge or real interest regarding classic US stamps
but the fact that the cover is probably late 1850s to early 60s/ Civil War Era is what peeks my interest.
Anyone know what year that cover was mailed? When did they
start including the year on US cancels?daf_16
you state in your intro post that you inherited
a large collection. From a family member?
Was the cover related to any family ancestor?
The fact that you are planning on leaving it for your sons
is great to hear. A small step in insuring the survival of
Thanks again for your post.