Friday, 26 May 2017

United States of America - Idaho

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 Idaho, lying in the northwestern region of the United States. It was the 43rd state, admitted in 1890.

The stamps were affixed by me and come from the Flags of our nations and Greetings series, a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of statehood and the Idaho stamp from the 1981 State Bird & Flower series. I sent the envelope to the post office in the capital Boise to be postmarked. The envelope arrived back with one postmark on the bird stamp and a faint Boise machine cancellation. One stamp was left without a postmark. This was the second US state envelope in a row to have not all stamps cancelled.

Date sent: 26 April 2017
Date postmark: 8 May 2017
Date received: 16 May 2017
Number of days: 20
Envelope in collection: 46

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