Friday, 6 July 2018

United States of America - Iowa

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 Iowa, lying in the Midwestern region of the United States. It was the 29th state, admitted in 1846.

The stamps were affixed by me and come from the Flags of our nations and Greetings series, a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of statehood and the Iowa stamp from the 1981 State Bird & Flower series. I sent the envelope to the post office in the capital Des Moines to be postmarked. The envelope arrived back with three nice postmarks from USPS Des Moines main post office. At the top of the envelope there is a part of a machine cancellation, but fortunately the wavy lines did not come through.

Date sent: 26 April 2017
Date postmark: 15 May 2017
Date received: 23 May 2017
Number of days: 27
Envelope in collection: 101

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