Jim Forte Postal History

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Stampless

    Stampless pre-philatelic covers are done in a slightly different manner. These descriptions start with the Origin. As always, this is the transcription of the cancel. Next will come the year. After the year, describe the physical look of cancel. Then note the rate markings and routing. Note whether the cover is a Stampless Folded Letter or Stampless Cover. Note the destination. Make any necessary Beyond Postal History description. Finish with the condition notes. A particular condition note must be made on Stampless Folded Letters. These imply content.  If there is no content, then this must stated. Do not describe or elaborate about the content.

Nostaganem, Algerie 1847 serifed double ring cds with ms 11 on Stampless Folded Letter to Loire et Ohre, France.

Kremsier 1836 serifed sl with ms 8 on Stampless Folded Letter to Vienna. MONARCH SIZE

Smyrne, (Turquie) 1847 serifed cds double ring cds with ms 40 on Stampless Folded Letter to Syra, Greece.

99 Bonneville 1816 serified sl on Stampless Folded Letter to Renci.

Up Syemour St. Unpaid Penny Post 1800 serifed oval with ms 1 on Stampless Folded Letter Local use.

[London] 1822 Dateline on Stampless Folded Letter with sl Ang. Est. and ms 1/3 to Avignon, France. Inscribed Par Erlaffetts.

Please note than in some cases the origin is not on the cover, but in the dateline.

Paid at Dundee 1837 red boxed serifed sl with reverse serifed cds double split ring Liverpool and obverse blue serifed cds Paid and red New York-Ship on Stampless Folded Letter to Philadelphia, Penn.

Stettin 1836 small serifed double ring cds with red boxed sl Prusse Par Givet and ms 90 on Stampless Folded Letter to Bordeaux, France.

Schwerin 1868 Stampless Coverhwerin V M. cds on Stampless Folded Letter to Kropelin with blue sl boxed Portofreie Dienstsache. Reverse colorless embossed Cachet Friedrich Franz V. G. G. Grosherzog von Mecklenburg and Coat of Arms.

Macerata 1832 serified sl with green serified Faloniere di Macerata 65 in double ring around illustrated center with serified sl 20 Settmiere on Stampless Folded Letter to Necanati.

St. Petersburg 1802 serified sl with large double ring Foreign Office cds on Stampless Folded Letter to Leominster, England.

Washn. City 1822 serifed cds with sl Free and ms Treasury Department free T.W.T. Tucker Treasurer of the U.S. on Stampless Folded Letter to Philadelphia, Penn.

Little York, Ill. 1841 orange serifed cds with orange hs Paid and boxed 10 on Stampless Folded Letter to Springfield. No contents. LEGAL SIZE

Norfolk, Va. 1844 red serifed cds datelined Rio de Janeiro Brazil with red sl Ship and ms 20 re-rated to 39 1/2 on Stampless Folded Letter to Baltimore, Md.

Syracuse, N.Y. 1844 red serifed cds Stampless Folded Letter to Auburn, N.Y. Turned Auburn to Syracuse, Turned again Syracuse to Auburn then one last time Auburn to Syracuse. EUROPEAN SIZE

New-York, Br. Pkt. 1851 red serifed cds with hs 19 on Stampless Folded Letter via British Treaty Mails to Tarnac, France. Inscribed p. Niagara.

New Paid York, 24 1860 red serifed cds on Stampless Folded Letter via French Convention mails to Paris, France. Inscribed Per Str. 'Africa'.

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