United States - Regular Issue Seals


Catalog: Scott #OX7

Date issued: 1889

Printing: Dark brown on thick to extremely thick white paper

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "Post Office Department. / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / United States of America" with Liberty head in central vignette and "lace" scrollwork background design within frame

Control Number: none

Description: Two 1889 issue seals affixed over top left corner of badly damaged forwarded registered 1896 cover from Calcutta, India to Albany, NY bearing magenta "Received in Bad Condition" and "Have contents examined on delivery." handstamps at lower left corner. Outer frameline of seal at top and left is thick and heavy.



Catalog: Scott #OX11

Date issued: 1900

Printing: Red brown on white paper

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "Post Office Department. / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / United States of America" with Liberty head in central vignette and "lace" scrollwork background design within frame

Control Number: none

Description: Four horizontal halves of the 1900 issue seal used to repair front and back of 1903 local cover from Newton, MA that was "Damaged by Cancelling Machine". Outer frameline of seal at top and left is thin.

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