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U5 (No Lines) Philly To Canada West

 
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Posted 04/22/2022   09:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
U5 without lines has a light 6 PAID marking across the address. I can't make it out, but looks to say 6 PAID. Would it cost 16 cents to send a letter to Milton On. in 1855? Any help would be appreciated.

U5 Cover

6 cent PAID

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Posted 04/22/2022   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The marking is a US Exchange Office marking and reads Paid 6d - the treaty rate to Canada at the time was 10 US or 6d Canadian. The marking is just indicating to the Canadian Post Office that the letter was fully paid to destination.
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Posted 04/22/2022   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! Thanks SPQR!
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Posted 04/22/2022   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recognize that "Laidlaw" correspondence.
I have seen quite a few covers addressed to him - usually if not always in Milton.
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Posted 04/22/2022   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
TAO in there
OTTAWA?
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Edited by Just_fella - 04/22/2022 11:53 am
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Posted 04/22/2022   2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The arc of the red marking reads: UD STATES (with the D as a superscript).

As mentioned already, it is a US exchange marking, possibly applied in Buffalo (according to Boggs).

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Posted 04/22/2022   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This could be the same James Laidlaw who was a prominent early settler in the Milton area from Scotland - so many Scots settled an area north of the town that it was called "Scotch Block".
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