C-0284) Below is the earliest stampless cover in our collection. From Dubuque/Delaware County pioneer, G. D. Dillon, writing to his wife, Mary, in Dubuque. The letter was written June 17, 1840. Click here for more.
The following two stampless covers are associated with Dates: Gilman Folsom of Iowa City. November 1841 and July 1844.
(C-0260) Stamp-less postal letter, dated Sunday, November 28 – th, 1841 From Winthop Folsom of Dorchester New Hampshire (mailed in West Romney, NH), addressed to Gilman Folsom, Esqr, Iowa City, Iowa Territory.
(C-0023) Stamp-less postal letter, dated July 7 – th, 1844 From Winthop Folsom of Dorchester New Hampshire (mailed in West Rumney, NH), addressed to Gilman Folsom, Esqr, Iowa City, Iowa Territory.
(C-0259) Stamp-less postal letter, dated June 13 – th, 1844 From John H. Lines, Clerk of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, addressed to The Secretary of Iowa Territory (Samuel J. Burr), Iowa City, Iowa Territory.
(C-0259) Line’s letter was received in Iowa City, then returned by Barr (SB) to Lines in Lee County (for correction?), and apparently re-mailed by Lines (with 2nd marking of 12.5 cents) to Iowa City, with the date of arrival (. postmarked August 30, 1844) in Iowa City
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