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Postage Found In Yard Sale- Old 3 Cent US Washington 1867

 
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Posted 09/24/2021   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampcollector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Can you help me with this. I have a very interesting letter envelope with a 1867 George Washington Stamp
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Posted 09/24/2021   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What's your question? It's a relatively standard cover, I find them in dollar boxes all the time. Looks like it was cancelled in Baltimore… Anybody got anything else?
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Posted 09/24/2021   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Emily T Thayer (b.1848, d.1896), daughter of Collins Thayer, never married, buried Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk,VA. Her sister Susan A. Thayer married Charles Guild and moved to Baltimore where she died in 1899.
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Posted 09/24/2021   7:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Willwood. I love that antique script and now you have added to the story. 48 years at time of death in her 13 year when the Civil War broke out. Makes me think.
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Posted 09/24/2021   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp is a Scott #65, issued in the fall of 1861 as the workhorse letter-rate stamp of the 1860s. Absolutely huge quantities were printed. Your envelope appears from 1863 based on the faint year date written sometime later to the left of the cancel. This would also be consistent with the blue cancel which Baltimore was using then, rather than 1867 as the title line suggests.

I agree with oldboldandbrash, the monetary value is quite modest.

Yes, the script is very attractive!
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Posted 09/25/2021   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might question the 1863 date, as I am not sure who would be delivering the mail between Baltimore and Norfolk at that time.
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Posted 10/01/2021   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcollector28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the help! Awesome stuff!
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Posted 10/01/2021   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Norfolk was in Union hands by May of 1862, so mail delivery was not a problem.
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