The Jim Petersen Postal Cover Collection.

My good buddy, fellow Iowa historian, and postal cover collector – Jim Petersen is president of the Iowa Postal History Society (IPHS). He grew up in the Waterloo & Cedar Falls area, is a 1976 graduate from the UI School of Pharmacy, and is a retired pharmacist – now living in Santa Fe, NM. Jim has a large collection of postal covers from across Iowa, and he has graciously agreed to share a few that have historical significance to Iowa City and Johnson County. Below – you will find those covers that we have included on our pages of Our Iowa Heritage. Thanks Jim!

(JP-001) 1853 stamp-less cover – Iowa City to Lancaster (Keokuk County), IARead more here.
(JP-002) U.S. #26  Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: September 14, 1857 – postmarked May 1, 1861 – Read more here.
(JP-003) U.S. #26  Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: September 14, 1857 – Postmarked May 13, 1861Read more here.
(JP-004) U.S. #26  Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: September 14, 1857 – Postmarked July 27, 1861Read more here.
(JP-005) U.S. #63  Series of 1861-62 1¢ Franklin  Earliest Known Use: August 17, 1861 Postmarked Feb 15 1860? – yet the stamp wasn’t released until 1861?Read more here.
(JP-006) U.S. #68 Series of 1861-62 10¢ Washington – Earliest Known Use: August 20, 1861 – Postmarked August 28, 1861. Read more here.

(JP-007) U.S. #213  – Series of 1887  2¢ Washington  First Day of Issue: September 10, 1887 Postmarked –  April 8, 1889 in Iowa City. (JP-008) U.S. #212  Series of 1887  1¢ Franklin.  Issued: June, 1887  Postmarked May 24, 1890 in Iowa City. Read more here.

(JP-008) U.S. #65  Series of 1861-62 3¢ WashingtonEarliest Known Use: August 18, 1861 Postmarked November 2, between 1868-1870 – when President Black was in office – in Iowa City, Iowa. Read more here.
(JP-009) U.S. #26  Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: September 14, 1857 – Postmarked November 5, 1860’sRead more here.
(JP-010) U.S. #65  Series of 1861-62 3¢ Washington Earliest Known Use: May 20, 1861 Postmarked January 21, 1865 in Iowa City, Iowa. Read more here.

(JP-011a-d) U.S. #26  Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: September 14, 1857 – Postmarked June/July 1861 in Iowa City & Johnson County, IowaRead more here.

(JP-012a-c) U.S. #65  Series of 1861-62 3¢ Washington Earliest Known Use: August 18, 1861 Postmarked May/Sept 1861 in Iowa City, Iowa. Read more here.

(JP-012d-i) More Civil War covers postmarked 1862/1863 in Iowa City, Iowa. Read more here.

(JP-013a-013b) Two rare CDV cards – circa 1865 – that come from the studios of Iowa City photographers Isaac Wetherby and John (J.T.) Calkin, and include U.S. Revenue stamps – U.S. #R5 and U.S. #R15 – issued during the 1860’s to help raise funds for the Civil War. Read more here.

(JP-014) 1884 Postal Cover  U.S. #U231  Embossed Envelope 2¢ Washington  Postmarked July 30, 1884 in Iowa City. Read more here.

(JP-015) 1900 Postal Cover & Letter U.S. #267  1895 2¢ Washington Type III  Earliest Known Use: May, 1895. Postmarked November 12, 1900 in Iowa City. Read more here.

(JP-016) 1843 stamp-less cover & letter – Iowa City to Salisbury (Merrimack County), NH Read more here.
(JP-017) 1923 Postal Cover  U.S. #U429  Embossed Envelope 2¢ Washington  Postmarked August 2, 1923 in Iowa City. Read more here.
(JP-018) 1846 stamp-less cover & letter – Iowa City to Parkhurst – Scott County – Iowa Read more here.