Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Rush Cover

Calling it "The most important cover known to American philately, last month the Robert A. Siegal Auction Galleries sold the 1847 Rush cover for $1.2 million dollars.

In his Ventura County Star stamp column, John Weigle writes, "The cover is known as the Rush cover because it's addressed to Richard Rush, who was the U.S. minister to France and was in Paris when the letter was mailed in 1848. The cover was mailed from Philadelphia. It's the only known cover with a strip of four, five or six of the Scott No. 2 stamp addressed to a foreign country. "

For more on this unique cover, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM