Attached Rate Cancels from

Bennington, Vermont

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The following information is from the American Stampless Cover Catalog

Volume 1, 1997

Post Office

Rate

Color

Year(s) Recorded

BENNINGTON VT.

6

red

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT.

6

black

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT. (image)

10

black

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT.

10

red

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT.

12 1/2

red

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT. (image)

12 1/2

black

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT.

18 3/4

red

1831-34

BENNINGTON VT.

18 3/4

black

1831-34

"Bennington used this device with the more common rates between 1831 and 1836. During the first half of its use the town and state abbreviation filled about three-fourths of the circle, while during the latter part of its use the lettering was condensed into little more than half the circle. The year date always appeared in large figures at the bottom of the circle. Priot to 1834 only black ink was used, but there after red ink is predominate. The month and day (on one line inside the circle), and the attached rate, were apparently but loosely connected and the placement varied in refernce to the town name, and with each other. On occasion this postmark appeared with no rate shown." (p. 73, The Postal History of Vermont, Slawson, Bingham, & Drenan, 1969).

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