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Lot 1126

State Penalty Envelope, blue linen-lined, legal size mourning envelope for President McKinley with "Washington, D.C. Sep 21, 1901" machine cancel to Chicago, Ill., handstamped Department of State penalty imprint, printed Dept. of State corner card, Sep 22 Chicago machine receiver on reverse, black State Dept wax seal; small faults include filing fold at left and edge wear, slight overall toning, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

President William McKinley died on September 14, 1901 from two gunshot wounds sustained at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition. The mourning cover was mailed just seven days later.

Realized $240

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