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|From City:||New York|
|To City:||St. Catharines|
|Addressee:||Thomas R. Merritt|
|Qty of #1:||0.0|
|Qty of #2:||1|
The Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
used; position 80L. The stamp prepaid a single rate for a cover that traveled more than 300 miles, from New York City to Queenston, U.C., a Canadian exchange office on the Canadian-U.S. border. It entered the mails at New York City on June 4, 1848.
The stamp exhibits a large sheet margin at right. The sender wrote the ms "paid to the Lines".
At Queenston, the ms "4 ½" was applied to indicate a collect charge to the addressee for the Canadian postage from the border to St. Catharines.
June 4, 1848
c-NEW-YORK/JUN/4 (red) [townmark] red c-10 used as a cancel [rate mark] r-c- QUEENSTON/JUN/ 6/1848/U.C. (red) [exchange office townmark] ms "4 ½" [Canadian rate]
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Alexander listed as 6/4/48
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