BINGHAMTON/N.Y./APR/4/1922/REGISTERED Magenta 30mm DCDS used as a receiving marking on a registered letter mailed from the Ukraine, Russia. The cover is franked with ten copies of the carmine 1000R hammer and anvil imperforate stamps issued in 1921 (#186). Multiple 28mm CDS's of Cherkasy with indistinct dates and a NEW YORK/REG'Y. DIV. black double oval transit cancel dated April 3, 1922.
Front of above cover bearing Russian red registry label No. 806 and a black "51635" most likely applied by the New York Registry Division on arrival there. Another CDS of Cherkasy bearing the date of III (March) 4, 1922. Addressee is a Mr. Gurevitz at 6 Sanford St, Binghamton, NY.
BINGHAMTON/N.Y. Magenta "REGISTERED / NO 14416" handstamp and pair of black oval town killers tying 15 cent gray Franklin and 1 cent green Washington to registered cover. 16 cents paid the 10 cent registration fee plus 6 cent, 3 ounce first class rate. There was no charge for Return Receipt on registered letters until March 19, 1931.
BINGHAMTON/N.Y. Magenta "REGISTERED" handstamp and pair of black oval town killers tying 10 cent ultramarine registration stamp (#F1) and 2 cent rose Washington (#499) to registered letter. The registration stamp was abolished May 28, 1913, but their use was permitted until supplies on hand were exhausted. This is a very late usage.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y./FEB/26/1923/REGISTERED Pair of magenta 29mm REGISTERED DCDS of Binghamton post office as well as magenta REGISTERED DCDS of February 27, 1923 applied at Corning, NY.
1 c. PAID/BINGHAMTON/N.Y./Permit No. 14 Permit imprint on unsealed medicine advertising mailing. Although this was evidently mailed in 1924, as evidenced by the Rec'd marking on the left edge, this mailing still used the 1905 permit style which did not incorporate the words "U.S. Postage". Postage paid the 1 cent per 2 ounce, single piece, third class rate, effective May 1, 1879. Approximately 6 months after this mailing, the rate increased to 1 1/2 cents.
BINGHAMTON/N.Y. 22mm Black CDS with no day or year; black machine cancel tying 1 1/2 cent brown coil of 1930 (#686) which paid the 2 ounce, single piece, third class rate, effective April 15, 1925.
From October 1, 1932 to February 24, 1949 to qualify for regular, bulk/quantity-discounted rates it was necessary to mail two hundred or more identical pieces or a total of twenty pounds of identical pieces in one mailing. The phrase "Sec. 562, P.L.&R." was required to be printed or handstamped either above or below the stamp. Binghamton, Type 61, Bureau pre-cancel on pair of 1/2 cent brown Hale issue of 1929 (#653) which paid the 1 cent minimum per piece rate.
BINGHAMTON/FEB 2/7 PM/1936/N.Y. 23mm Black CDS;Slogan cancel, "BUY U.S. SAVINGS/BONDS/ASK YOUR POSTMASTER" ties 2 cent orange red National Parks issue (#741) which paid the first class,local surface letter rate at a carrier post office.
BINGHAMTON/OCT 28/1030 AM/1936/N.Y. 22mm Black CDS; Slogan cancel, "BUY U.S. SAVINGS/BONDS/ASK YOUR POSTMASTER" ties 5 cent blue 4th Bureau issue (#637) which paid the first class, U.P.U. surface letter rate to Zurich, Switzerland.
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