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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 12, 17
Edited on:Nov 12, 17
 
Postmark: Sep 6, 1917
Origin: Western Front, FRANCE
Destination: Warren, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

WW1 Soldier's Mail. "U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE SEP 6 1917" (type A1001) on censored cover to Warren, Pa. Purple 3-line handstamp "Soldier's Letter/ On United States Service/ On United States Service". Blue censor marking A.15 (type C-1).
Original letter datelined "Somewhere in France Aug. 7, 1917."

This is an example of the first postal marking used on mail from U.S. troops in France in the July-December 1917 period, with the original "low" APO numbers 1-8. Condition of this marking is often fair to poor, and all are scarce to rare. These are among the items most sought after by AEF postal history specialists. For more information on the regimental history see the accompaning album page write-up.
Source: "The Postal History of the AEF, 1917-1923", edited by Theo. Van Dam, compiled by the World War I AEF Study Group of the War Cover Club, published by the American Philatelic Society, 1980.

Owner's ID: 1707
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes