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auldstampguy
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05 Oct 2014
03:39:27pm
This is an interest cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY that has what seems to be a postage due stamp for 7 cents. Am I reading this correctly? Can anyone tell me what the correct postage should have been from Hastings MN to Aurora NY in 1873?

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I'm fairly sure that this was cancelled in 1873 (or perhaps 1874) because Miss Florence LeDuc only attended Wells College in 1873 and 1874. She was called home in 1874 due financial problems that her father had.

Regards ... Tim.

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Stampme
05 Oct 2014
04:11:07pm
re: 1873 Cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY with Postage Due

Hi Tim,
Looks like an upside down Due 3.
Bruce

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auldstampguy
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05 Oct 2014
04:22:30pm
re: 1873 Cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY with Postage Due

So the correct postage would have been 6 cents? I thought that 3 cents would get a letter anywhere in the country.

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05 Oct 2014
04:31:12pm
re: 1873 Cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY with Postage Due

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"So the correct postage would have been 6 cents? I thought that 3 cents would get a letter anywhere in the country."



Yes, for the first 1/2 ounce. By the looks of the letter, it was overweight -- 3c per 1/2 oz. for a total of 6c.

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auldstampguy
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05 Oct 2014
05:48:25pm
re: 1873 Cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY with Postage Due

Yes, it looks even now that it was packed pretty full. I'd say a long letter from her Mom.

Thanks Roy.

Tim.

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06 Oct 2014
09:11:18am
re: 1873 Cover from Hastings MN to Aurora NY with Postage Due

Tim,

I see why you read that 3 as a 7; it looks like the European (hence Australian) style 7, never in use in the states.

and yes, double-weight cover. that 3c only moved the first half ounce.

David

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