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Posted 01/17/2021   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

sent to veron, rerouted to newark

2 #26 (i believe) of different color paying 2 times the circular rate. not an 3 cent expert but I think the marking of it being 25 is wrong

love the fingerprints on the back...never seen that before. anyone any idea ?



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Posted 01/17/2021   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First class letter in the era before free forwarding.
The first stamp Cincinnati to Mt Vernon, Ohio.
Then the second 3 cent stamp added to get it from Mt Vernon to Newark, Ohio
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Posted 01/18/2021   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thank you john, you are a real rate wizzard to me ;-)

is the era before free forwarding long? I have seen many forwarded but not many with postage paid for forwarding...is it me or are they scarce
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Posted 01/18/2021   1:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Free forwarding does not begin until July 1, 1866 - and yes, some are pre-paid and some are collect, depending on individual circumstances.

Good sources for rates and forwarding are:
Tony Wawrukiewicz's "The Forwarding of Mail by the U.S. Post Office Department, 1792-2001",
the Wawrukiewicz/Beecher U.S. and foreign rate books,
and the intro section to the "American Stampless Cover Catalog".
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