Here's a little cover I've been researching. Pretty plain looking until you look at all the cancellations on the back. It sports two 1903 2¢ Washingtons (SC#301) With a Rochester WI dial and cork cancel. Second stamp has a black smudge. The cover has been redirected.
Originally sent from Rochester to Chicago ILL, a distance of a little over 80 miles, it first stopped in Burlington WI, just to the south of Rochester, where it was stamped with a transit cancel on August 19 at 10am. It was then received in Chicago the same day, August 19, at 3pm as indicated by the International Machine cancel. But the recipient, Mr. Weed, must not have been at his building because the cover is sent back to Waterford WIS, and is marked with a Chicago straight line machine cancel at Midnight on August 20.
An aside, does anyone know what kind of machine cancel this straight line is? It has seven lines and has a 9 indicia, and an aperture for another .
The cover was received again in Richmond WI as shown by a REC'D cancel on the back, then on it's way to Waterford where it got yet another REC'D cancel. All this in the space of one day!
Interesting to note it's final destination Waterford is just a couple of miles north of it's original departure point of Rochester. Here's a map to show the locations.
Probably could have walked it there in less time. Interesting to note the lower Washington stamp on the front can be seen to overlap the cork cancel, indicating it was applied later, possibly in Chicago for the return trip? With no return address, I guess the post office would eat the cost. Wonder why is wasn't received Postage Due?