Lot 2019Scrantonia, Pa., four lines in cross-section of railroad track frame clearly struck in red with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on folded letter to Wilkes Barre, Pa., Extremely Fine choice example of this rare pictorial postmark.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
The Scrantonia post office was established on February 12, 1850. The town name was changed to Scranton on Jan 23, 1851. This unusual postmark design is in the shape of the cross section of a railroad iron rail which where produced at the Lackawanna Iron Works.