BINGHAMTON/SEP/21/N.Y. 30mm Black "B" close to "N" CDS with black 20mm "PAID/1" in circle. This is only the second reported usage of this type of "PAID/1 in circle per Wilcox. The other was from July 31, 1854. The 1 cent prepaid the rate for a local (drop) letter effective June 30, 1851.
BINGHAMTON/DEC/29/N.Y. 34mm Black "B" close to "N" CDS with black "PAID/3", with Hollow 3 (Type 32). This is the latest reported usage of this type of "PAID/3" per Wilcox. This is also a new latest reported date for this type of black CDS. The previous was December 5, 1855. The 3 cents paid the 1/2 ounce letter rate for 3000 miles effective April 1, 1855.
BINGHAMTON/PAID/N.Y. 30mm Black dateless CDS with integral "PAID" on printed circular from the Office of Peoples's College. This is the only reported usage of this type CDS per Wilcox. Paid the 1 cent prepaid rate for up to 3 ounces for printed matter effective August 30, 1852. Unpaid, the rate would have been doubled to 2 cents. The circular appears below.
DROP/1 ct. 20mm Black DROP/1 ct. in circle on locally mailed printed circular regarding the Fifth Annual Pioneer and Historical Festival to be held 24th day of February, 1857. This is only the second reported usage of this type handstamp per Wilcox. Paid the 1 cent rate for local (drop) letters effective March 3, 1855. The circular appears below.
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