Interesting Rates, Markings & Destinations


Mar13_65_Type3
MAR 13, 1865, Type 3.
3c rate period, to Prisoner of War at Johnson’s Island, Ohio.
The only cogwheel cover to this destination I have observed.

Mar13_65_POW
Reverse side of cover showing inspection of letter by censor.


Jan22_64_Type3
JAN 12 (1864 or later), Type 3.
3c rate period, to FORT SMITH, Arkansas.


Oct9_63_Type2
OCT 9, 1863, Type 2.
3c rate period, to Ohio.
All over Lumber Advertiser, with “Missent” in manuscript, although there is no indication of where cover was mis-routed.


Dec15_62_Type1
DEC 15, 1862, Type 1.
10c rate period to New Jersey.
Attempted use of demonetized 1857 issue.

At the start of the Civil War the 1851-57 stamp issues were demonetized in order to prevent the Confederate States from raising money by selling their current inventory of stamps.
After January 1862 these stamps were no longer valid for use from the SFPO.
This cover shows attempted use of the 1857 ten cent stamp (Scott #35) on December 15, 1862, nearly a year too late.
Rated “10” due as stamp was not accepted for payment.
I have personally seen 4 total demonetized cog wheel covers (including this one).


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