1880 Envelope, Fort Fetterman, W.t. Postmark
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Philately: Postal History: Cancellations: Pre 1900: item # 349242
Please refer to our stock # FP.1136 when inquiring.
HD ENTERPRISES, INC.
PO Box 22082
Denver, CO 80222
|This 6” x 3” stamped envelope (FP1136) is addressed to “Mrs. John S. Titcomb, Platte Canon, Jefferson Co., Colorado”. The two-cent US stamp was hand cancelled on August 15, 1880 with the Fort Fetterman, Wyo. Ter. postal mark, only 14 years after the ill-fated Fetterman Massacre occurred farther north on the Bozeman Trail and on the east side foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. Fetterman, with some 80 troops and civilians from Ft. Phil Kearney raced into the waiting arms of 2000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, and not a man from Fetterman’s troop survived that ill-fated charge…but his name lived on for years at the fort, abandoned in 1882, that is now a state historical monument. The envelope, letter long since removed, was cut open along its left end. In overall good condition with some expected yellowing and light smudging, the envelope comes is a protective plastic slip.|