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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Aug 8, 17
Edited on:Aug 8, 17
 
Postmark: circa Mar 28, 1870
Origin: Watertown, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Alfred, Maine, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1869 3c ultramarine (#114) with cork cancel and "Watertown Ny.Y. Mar 28" circular datestamp to Alfred, Maine. H.B. Shaw correspondence.

"Mr. H.B. Shaw" was actually a woman - Harriet Shaw, a pioneer in the mail order business. She sold patent medicines and notions through extensive advertisements in rural newspapers all over the nation, between 1865 to 1880.
Source: Linn's Stamp News, page 3, article by Michael Laurence, January 26, 1987.

Owner's ID: 1583
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 28] SNS# 28 [1869 3¢ Blue - USA Stamps 1869 Issue]