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Posted 12/16/2016   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Looks like Larue County. But I can't make out the town.

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Posted 12/16/2016   5:05 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like Louisville KY to me,

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Posted 12/16/2016   5:06 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nolin Ky is in Hardin County?
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Posted 12/16/2016   5:13 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hardin and Larue Counties are right next to one another. Could the sender have been mistaken?

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Nolin...! Certainly looks like Nolin. I was only looking in Larue Co.

The stamp, I believe is in the "Claret" family of color. Although, it's a little brighter than Brown Claret, and lacks the sharpness of image for Deep Claret. So I'm not sure. (Some might say...clueless).
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Doesn't resemble the claret we had with our venison steaks yesterday. Corked claret, perhaps?
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HaGeoff, speaking of "cork", oh never mind.
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Posted 12/16/2016   6:24 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably not a claret or an 1857 usage. A better image is always good but it looks like an orange red on an early '56 cover.
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Posted 12/16/2016   6:26 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And I'm not even going to soak you for fifty bucks.
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Winston, If I was charged for all the help I've received here, I'd have to sell all my stamps to pay the bill.


I have an Orange Red identified from plate 2 or 3. It seems much brighter and lighter than this one here.
I keep saying I shouldn't try identifying color using my scanner. Yet....here we are. Sorry.
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Posted 12/16/2016   7:23 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is probably an orange red but honestly I can't rule out brownish claret from the image. The impression looks pretty grainy, a common condition with the orange reds. Hopefully Gary will chime-in with what he thinks.
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LaRue County was created from sectioning off the southeastern part of Hardin County back around 1843 so Nolin would have been in LaRue county at the time this letter was mailed. I am not sure about the details of how the county lines have changed over time but today Nolin is an unincorporated area within Hardin County so this unincorporated area must have been moved back into its original county jurisdiction.
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