The Deposit Post Office was established in Broome County on August 3, 1860. Prior to that is was in Delaware County. The first postmaster of Deposit was Samuel O. Dean. The Deposit Post Office exists today with Zip Code 13754.
The Post Office and Postal Workers of Deposit
DEPOSIT/SEP/10/N.Y. Blue 33mm CDS; Blue 16mm shaded "V". Rate for under 300 miles, per Act of March 3, 1845. This cover actually mailed from Deposit when it was still in Delaware County.
DEPOSIT/MAY/9/1863/N.Y. Black 26mm DCDS; 18mm bars in circle killer ties 3 cent pale brown red (#65) which paid the 1/2 ounce letter rate for under 3000 miles per Act of March 3, 1855.
DEPOSIT/JUL/9/1863/N.Y. Black 26mm DCDS; Black July 8, 1863 DCDS and 19mm target killer of Homer, NY ties 3 cent rose (#65). Letter was forwarded to Portville from the Deposit post office where the notation "Forw'd Due 3 cts" was applied. Cover reflects the new "first class" letter designation which became effective eight days earlier (July 1, 1863).
DEPOSIT/MAY/27/1864/N.Y. Black 26mm DCDS; Black 18mm bars in circle killer ties 3 cent rose (#65)which paid the first class letter rate. The killer was obviously not duplexed, as it is in a different orientation than the 1863 killer, and is missing from the forwarded cover of 1863.
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