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Why Would This Cover, Scott U349, From 1895, Have Postage Due?

 
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Posted 02/05/2020   11:46 am  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 3193zd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What would cause this cover to need extra payment?


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Posted 02/05/2020   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Overweight and charged for 2nd ounce.
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Posted 02/05/2020   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add postagedueguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two possibilities come to mind. First would be that it was overweight and second is that some unscrupulous person in the intervening 100+ years added the J22 to make it more saleable.
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Posted 02/05/2020   12:04 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This was business to business, a commercial cover, so quite possibly had some documents in it. The fact that it is back stamped, would that add to the credence that it was postage due cover? Or was that common back then for all covers?
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Posted 02/05/2020   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most U.S. covers of that time period bear transit and receiving cancels.
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Posted 02/05/2020   3:22 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Hal for confirming that.
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