Early U.S. Official Mail
By: Edward Epstein

Apr 1 , 1999

april1999page2Ed Epstein was our April speaker and he delivered a very informative talk on early U.S. Official Mail. Among the many interesting covers shown that evening were an Alexander Hamilton free frank of 1791; James Monroe’s frank as President; and John Adam’s frank as an ex-President. Ed also passed out examples of military mail, patriotic usages;april1999page1 free franks of senators and congressmen; and Confederate usages. Other items included covers with official stamps and stamped envelopes.