U. S. scott 219, picturing Benjamin Franklin, paying the 1 cent/2 ounce third-class single piece rate on an advertising cover for W. W. Houston & Co. Publishers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Theadvertising corner card say they are "PUBLISHERS OF Standard Subscription and Holiday Books". The cover, which was mailed to Jenningsville, Pennsylvania from Philadelphia, has an oval "PHILADELPHIA 16 PA" cancel. The cover has pieces missing from the back when it was roughly opened at right, has some stains, and wear at the corners.
U.S. Scott 219 on Ad Cover forW. W. Houston & Co. Publishers
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