Details For Cover ID# 25681

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Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: nusivar
Added on:May 14, 17
Edited on:May 14, 17
Postmark: Oct 16, 1860 (1860 Salem Ma to Zanzibar Via Bombay India)
Origin: Salem, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Destination: Zanzibar, ZANZIBAR

Here is an interesting stampless cover sent from Salem Ma on October 16 1860 to Zanzibar via a Parsi merchant firm Dosabhoy Merwanjee in Bombay to Zanzibar.

Cover was sent from Salem to Boston on-land from where it was carried by the Cunard Line, “Canada” departing Boston on 17th October to England and arriving in London on October 26, 1860. Routing from London to Bombay is unclear in absence of any transit or manuscript marking, it is unclear which ship or the route this cover travelled either from London to Bombay (Travel time of 28 days?). Travel route from Bombay to Zanzibar is unclear except it most likely travelled via Aden or Muscat as there was considerable shipping traffic between Bombay to Aden or Muscat and between Muscat to Zanzibar.

Cover bears 65c US, 1sh 4d (?) rate marking in London and 14 As in Bombay. Cover was prepaid to Bombay(?) and Forwarder in Bombay paid 14as which covered postage from Bombay to Zanzibar (?)

Welcome any routing and rate information as possible.

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No