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Soldier's Mailing Kit

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Soldier's Mailing Kit
Soldier's Mailing Kit

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Soldier's Mailing Kit

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Soldier's Mailing Kit - - The Adams Express company did a large business before and during the Civil War handling packages and money sent through the mail. Shipping labels were placed on all packages sent to the soldiers. We have also seen examples of military goods sent via Adams Express to various Federal Arsenals. We also have another unique item, the money envelope. If you wanted to send money, you placed it in one of these envelopes, sealed it with sealing wax, and sent it. When the recipient got it, they were supposed to cut the envelope open along the side, preserving the seals to prove that the envelope had not been tampered with. The original envelope we looked at still had the intact seals on it. Our kit contains labels and envelopes. This kit reproduced with the kind permission of the Adams Express Company. Includes: 3 Adams Express shipping receipts, 3 Adams Express package labels, 3 Adams Exp. Money Envelopes

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I have a question I need labels for a 1859 Sharps it is a 54 caliber . I notice your labels say 52/100 caliber am I missing somthing

Hello,

The Sharps labels are copies of the labels found in Echoes of Glory, Arms and Equipment of the Union page 46. Since I print all my labels, I can put 54 on there if you wish. Just mention it in the comments when you order the labels. Thanks for asking. Bob

John,

The Sharps rifles at the time were 52 caliber. The modern reproductions are 54 to match modern made ammo.

I don’t sell a reproduction of the package, but someone made one years ago and gave it to me. I don’t know if it is an accurate reproduction or made up. If I can find it in my files I’ll send you information.