Details For Cover ID# 24141

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: frajola
Added on:May 29, 16
Edited on:Aug 9, 18
Postmark: Nov 23, 1853
Origin: Mokelumne Hill, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Ellisburgh, New York, UNITED STATES

Steamer Winfield Scott red two line purser handstamp on cover to Ellisburgh, New York, originated with Mokelumne Hill Cal November 28 (1853) postmark and "Paid 6" rate handstamp, recovered from wreck of the steamship without usual water soaking, the finest reported example, Illustrated in Letters of Gold, ex Jarrett, Walske, Schaefer and "New Helvetia"

This carried on second, and last, trip of steamer Winfield Scott after sale to PMSS that departed on San Francisco on December 1, 1853 for Panama. She was wrecked the following day and much of her mail was recovered.

Owner's ID: 3129
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes