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Lake Shore Limited cachet, 2005.

Standard paper envelope with printed cachet, stamps and cancellation marks. This piece was created in 2005 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lake Shore Limited (Boston/New York-Chicago).

<i>Lake Shore Limited</i> cachet, 2005.

This standard business envelope includes a cachet on the cover with an image of an Amtrak P-42 locomotive in the Phase III paint scheme. The decorative cachet, along with the leftmost stamp, were made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the modern Lake Shore Limited, which began operation on October 31, 1975 (note that the cancellation stamp is for October 31, 2005). The stamp labeled “Ohio for Passenger Rail” is an example of what stamp collectors call a “Cinderella stamp,” meaning that it has no postal use and is merely decorative and educational.

Donated to the Amtrak Archives in May 2014 by Bill Gill.