Broome County, New York Postal History

Binghamton: May 29, 1830 - Present

The "X" Handstamp Varieties

Striped Red 24mm - 1847

BINGHAMTON/SEP/27/N.Y. 31mm Red CDS; "B" close to "N"; Striped red 24mm "X".  This is a 
                       previously unreported type of "X" stampless marking from Binghamton.
                       This is also the earliest reported usage of any type of "X" marking from
                       Binghamton, preceding the 25mm hollow "X" (seen below) by more than ten months.
                       Rate for over 300 miles, per Act of March 3, 1845.

Hollow Red 25mm - 1848

BINGHAMTON/SEP/14/N.Y. 31mm Red CDS; "B" close to "N"; Hollow red 25mm "X".  This is a 
                       latest reported use of this type of "X" stampless marking from
                       Binghamton.  The earliest reported usage of this type of "X"
                       marking from Binghamton is August 11, 1848 as noted by Wilcox.
                       Rate for over 300 miles, per Act of March 3, 1845.

Solid Red 18mm - 1850's

BINGHAMTON/26/SEP/N.Y. 31mm Red CDS; "B" close to "N"; Red 18mm solid X.
                       Single rate for over 300 miles, per Act of March 3, 1845.
                       Earliest reported by Wilcox for this variety of solid X.
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