Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Another solo usage of the 14¢ American Indian stamp

As you’re probably aware if you’ve been reading my thoughts for any period of time, covers showing solo usages of the 14¢ American Indian stamps are, as they say in the South where I grew up, scarcer than hens’ teeth. That’s why I was very happy to be the high bidder on a cover sent to New Jersey stamp dealer and researcher Elliott Perry in 1924.

Front of cover bearing 14-cent American Indian stamp
14¢ American Indian cover mailed to Elliott Perry

The 14¢ stamp on this cover paid for two ounces of postage as 2¢ per ounce plus the 10¢ registration fee that was in effect until 1925.

Some might argue that being addressed to a known philatelist reduces the significance of the cover, but I see no reason not to consider it a legitimate commercial solo usage of the stamp, and I’m more than happy to include it in my collection.

Published 2020-11-15

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