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Lady McLeod cover

1847-10-23

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The captain of Lady McLeod, a paddle steamer that carried mail around Trinidad, issued this stamp privately. A later collector painted in details where the corner of the stamp was torn off to cancel it. Only about 40 of these stamps are known to exist on their original covers.

Museum ID: 0.059959.1

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  • Title: Lady McLeod cover
  • Date Created: 1847-10-23
  • Physical Dimensions: 8.3 x 15.9 cm
  • Subject Keywords: stamp, cover, Trinidad
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper; ink

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