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Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Dec 22, 17
Edited on:Dec 25, 17
 
Postmark: Jul 31, 1844
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Tours, FRANCE
 
Description:

The Sun Newspaper and Foreign Letter Office, New York, United States, black on orange adhesive stamp tied on folded letter (pencil docket at top left of address panel indicates a 31 July 1844 date) from New York to France, letter missed the 1 August departure of the Cunard steamer from Boston and was carried on the 1 September 1844 Cunard steamer Acadia, red Le Havre entry postmark, manuscript "10" due on reverse, Tours arrival backstamp and letter re-directed to Paris with further 7 decimes due, PF certificate

The Sun Newspaperoperated an under-appreciated 1844 Independent Mail letter mail service operation from New York City to Boston in 1844. The proprietor at this date was Moses Y. Beach. Letters were handled to catch the Cunard steamers departing Boston. Unlike Hales Foreign Letter Office and similar private mails services, the Sun Newspaper used adhesive stamps. The earliest use of one of their adhesives is January 1844 and predates the other 1844 Independent Mail company stamps. I have record of four uses - all from 1844 and on different colored paper, on orange, green (described as blue in one source, Stamp Specialist), magenta and yellow.

Owner's ID: 3399
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, price not specified.   Interested in this cover? Contact frajola.
Stampless? No
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