Rare cover recovered
Known as the "Ice House Cover" because its address reads, "Ice House, Calcutta, E. Indies," it was stolen in 1967 from a collector in Indianapolis according to both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times.
Sent from Boston to Calcutta in 1873, the envelope has a 1869, 90-cent Lincoln along with two others (see photo above). Apparently the envelope, which may be worth close to $1 million, is only one known to have a genuine 90-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp affixed.
Chicago police have turned the stamp over to the Indianapolis office of the FBI, which is investigating its theft.
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