Stamp Label US Reprint American Letter Company Eagle Facsimile MNH
Stamp label us reprint american letter company eagle facsimile mnh American Letter Mail Company Reprints The AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY was started by Lysander Spooner in 1844, competing with the legal monopoly of the United States Post Office (USPO, n ... Read More
American Letter Mail Company Reprints
The AMERICAN LETTER MAIL COMPANY was started by Lysander Spooner in 1844, competing with the legal monopoly of the United States Post Office (USPO, now the USPS) in violation of the Private Express Statutes. It succeeded in delivering mail for lower prices, but the U.S. Government challenged Spooner with legal measures, eventually forcing him to cease operations
The company had offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. In February 1844, Spooner advertised rates of "Postage 6 1/4 cents for each half oz. ... Stamps, twenty for a dollar." He further stated, "The Company design also (if sustained by the public) thoroughly to agitate the question, and test the constitutional right of free competition in the business of carrying letters."
Stamps could be purchased and then attached to letters which could be sent to any of its offices. From there agents were dispatched who travelled on railroads and steamboats, and carried the letters in hand bags. Letters were transferred to messengers in the cities along the routes who then delivered the letters to the addressees.
Spooner considered government monopoly to be an immoral restriction, and an economic analysis, as he believed that five cents was sufficient to send mail throughout the country. The Company was a vehicle for legal challenge and lost. The American Letter Mail Company was able to reduce the price of its stamps significantly and even offered free local delivery, significantly undercutting the 12-cent stamp being sold by the Post Office Department. The federal government treated this as a criminal act:
Although the business was forced out of business by the U.S. Government to close shop after only a few years, it succeeded in temporarily driving down the cost of government-delivered mail.
These stamps are REPRINTS of the exact stamps used by the American Letter Company.
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Mint Never Hinged
Post Office Fresh, no marks on Gum, except the usual Gum Skip.
Hinge Remnant, Hinge Mark, excessive Gum Skips.
Mint No Gum
The gum has been removed, or as issued without the gum by the post office.
Used / U
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Note: Actual stamps depicted may vary in cancellation from photo.
"Canceled to Order" by Post Office.
Stamps without perforations.
Block of 4 Stamps.
Mixed MNH, MH MNG, or Used
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