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Posted 11/19/2019   03:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Laurie 02 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi I've had this for a while and I thought I would share it with my USA peers and colleagues.
The stamp is useless but the cover is a work of art....literally!

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Posted 11/19/2019   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Presumably, the sketch is of the addressee. Very interesting cover, must be of of a kind. Thanks for posting it.


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Posted 11/19/2019   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely cover.
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Posted 11/19/2019   08:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The stamp is useless


No! It's the ultra-rare quadrisect (on cover!) as an example of the seldom-utilised one-and-one-half cent rate from KC to Chicago.

Edit: The sender is the artist.
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Posted 11/19/2019   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Maybe?
Unable to find an image of Hattie Nevada.
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Posted 11/19/2019   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For a photo of Hattie Nevada and some more info-go to altamarkings.blogspot.com and type her name into that sites search bar. Sorry I'm not web savy enough to give you a hyperlink.
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Posted 11/19/2019   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By George I think it is!



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Posted 11/19/2019   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Nice!
...and if that Vignette of the Postman, is by P.S.McCarty..then we are entirely on topic
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Posted 11/19/2019   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Rod I was looking on the illustration for a signature!
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Posted 11/19/2019   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just noted the PSM on the illustration, as advised by a prev post.
I find the addressing of the envelope bizarre, is that the delivery address bottom left?
Who'd be a postman?

Letter Edged in Black = Mourning Cover.
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Posted 11/19/2019   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So my cover is a bit noteworthy! I'll have to print out all the stuff here and the notes I have found to go with the cover. No inclusions in the envelope I'm afraid!
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Posted 11/19/2019   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd ask our American friends, what type of Machine cancel as well.

5935 Indiana Avenue, looks up market, would this be from 1902?
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Posted 11/20/2019   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One question I have is the portrait printed or is it drawn on the cover? How could I tell?
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Posted 11/20/2019   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry not here.
I would favour drawn, it appears the signature and address is printed,
but I would question why he/she would print the woman's image on all their envelopes.
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Posted 11/21/2019   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would guess printed. The lines look slightly too fine for direct ink work, I would think, especially the signature under the artwork. Examine it under magnification. If you see slightly darker areas in the darkest parts and sometimes at the ends of lines, where ink pooled, it's real drawing. If uniform and the same black as the return address, it's printed.

5935 Indiana Ave.: Looks period or somewhat older. The great Fire of Chicago (1871) led to a lot of brick and stone construction for many years after. Anybody want to run down there and knock on the door?
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Posted 11/21/2019   3:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've gone over it with X20 magnification and it seems to be an illustration, not printed, I've Google searched the image also and it seems to be unique also.
Thanks everyone for your excellent detective work!
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