United States Commemorative Postage Stamp, 125th Anniversary of the Granting of a Charter to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company by the Maryland Legislature,
Issued February 28, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland,
First Day of Issue Cover, Staehle Cachet, Unaddressed,
The background design of the stamp portrays the charter granted by the Maryland Legislature in 1827.
Superimposed thereon are three stages in the development of rail transportation.
The first figure is the "Pioneer Car", the original method used for passenger service. Then "Tom Thumb", the first steam locomotive placed in service by the railroad is shown, and lastly the modern(1952) streamlined Diesel Locomotive.
Cover in Removable Transparent Poly Sleeve and Mailed With Protection,
Made in the USA
Genuine First Day of Stamp Issued Cover Cancelled on the First Day of Issue Date by the U.S. Postal Service,