Details For Cover ID# 26506

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image Back Image

Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: bill duffney
Added on:Nov 15, 17
Edited on:Nov 15, 17
Postmark: Oct 15, 1847 (Transatlantic ~ Irish Famine Related)
Origin: New York,, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Dublin, IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM

15 October 1847 — datelined New York from the office of the GRC to the Central Relief Committee in Dublin. The letter is endorsed ‘Consignees’ and ‘Packet Ship Cambridge.’ A duplicate of this letter was sent via the steamer Hibernia.

11 November 1847 — arrived at Liverpool where a black Type S16 truncated box 11 NO 1847/LIVERPOOL/SHIP handstamp was applied to the reverse. The scarce/rare LIVERPOOL/EXEMPT SHIP (Tabeart Type EXSL 1, in use 1840-1864) marking was struck on the front. Along with it is the equally as scarce/rare large script 3 postage due handstamp, which represents the rate of 2d for the Master’s gratuity plus 1d for postage from Liverpool to Dublin. Under 3/4 Victoria C96 para 35, consignees letters paid no Ship Letter rate, and no Inland Rate if addressed to the port of entry. The Post Office was allowed to recover the cost of the master’s gratuity and could charge Inland Postage at the prepaid rate if addressed elsewhere.

12 November 1847 — crossed the Irish Sea via smaller vessel to Dublin where an orange-red 27mm 8/NO 12/1847/C arrival backstamp was added.

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes