Attached Rate Cancels from

Newbury, Vermont

 

The following information is from the American Stampless Cover Catalog

Volume 1, 1997

Post Office

Rate

Color

Year(s) Recorded

NEWBURY VT. (image)

6

black

1831-42

NEWBURY VT.

6

red

1831-42

NEWBURY. VT. (image)

6

green

1835 (unlisted)

NEWBURY VT. (image)

10

black

1831-42

NEWBURY. VT. (image)

10 PAID

black

1834

NEWBURY VT.

10

red

1831-42

NEWBURY. VT. (image)

12 1/2

black

1831-42

NEWBURY VT. (image)

12 1/2

green

1831-42

NEWBURY VT. (image)

18 3/4

black

1831-42

NEWBURY VT.

25

green

1831-42

NEWBURY VT.

37 1/2

black

1831-42

"Newbury was most liberal in its use of this device. Except on very early usages there is a period after the town name, and at the bottom of the circle the VT. abbreviation is always widely spaced. The year date is not included. During the years 1831 to about 1836 the inks used were black or green, while thereafter a third color, red, made an occasional appearance. Newbury continued to use the device until about 1841. On occasion the rate marking was applied elsewhere on the letter, sometimes far removed from the postmark. Apparently the rate wheel had a tendancy to become detached, and the postmaster applied the rate marking as a separate operation until time permitted the reassembling of the contrivance. " (p. 74-75, The Postal History of Vermont, Slawson, Bingham, & Drenan, 1969).

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