1888 Pre-Printed Postal Cover - J.B. Sheppard & Sons of Philadelphia, PA.
Mailed to Goldenberg Frost & Co. of New York - May 2, 1888.
Great example of an 1887 issue pre-printed stamped envelope with George Washington (U71) and US watermark (no. 7). Return address printed as: Return to J.B. SHEPPARD & SONS, 1008 Chestnut St., PHILADELPHIA, Pa., If not delivered within 5 days. Strong 1888 Philadelphia, PA cancellation mark. Cover was opened with a letter opener along the top. Measures appx. 6" wide by 3.5" tall. Condition Very Good, with no modern writing, no major stains, no rips, very minor bend fold (not a crease).
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