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