This isn't just any old envelope! Offering a broad range of appeal, first day covers are valued for the subject matter of the stamp adhered and postmarks. Proposed as a cost-saving measure, the 13¢ stamp affixed to this first day cover is the smallest postage stamp ever output by the USPS. Featuring the key-date 1877 Indian Head cent, the diminutive experimental stamp was roughly one third the size of a traditional stamp. The pilot stamp proved to be unpopular in the five cities where it was tested and the new dimensions were abandoned. Cancelled by post offices in Hartford, Connecticut; Richmond, Virginia; Portland, Oregon; Memphis, Tennessee; and Kansas City, Missouri. Handwriting may or may not be present. Envelope design may vary.