Sunday, 30 April 2017

United States of America - Kansas

In my World envelope collection I do not just want to have envelopes from stamp-issuing countries and territories, but also from other regions. This includes the 50 states of the United States of America. This envelope comes from the state of Kansas, lying in the midwestern region of the United States. It was the 34th state, admitted in 1861.

The stamps were affixed by me and come from the Flags of our nations and Greetings series, with a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of statehood. I sent the envelope to the central post office in the capital Topeka to be postmarked. The envelope arrived back in a plastic bag that is used for damaged mail. I could not find any damages, so I assume the Postmaster put my envelope in the bag to protect it. Seeing the smudged ink on the stamps, I guess the ink was not yet completely dry when the envelope was put in the bag. Nevertheless, the postmark is from the Postmaster himself and that is fairly unique.

Date sent: 14 April 2017
Date postmark: 20 April 2017
Date received: 26 April 2017
Number of days: 12
Envelope in collection: 17

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