Details For Cover ID# 26635

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 19, 17
Edited on:Dec 19, 17
Postmark: Sep 1860
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Destination: Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

1c blue type V (#24) position 85-86L8, horizontal pair, right stamp showing curl in head variety, tied by two strikes of blue "Balto. Paid" double circle handstamp, on folded outer wrapper of circular to Amsterdam, red French transit datestamp (8 Oct. 1860), manuscript "12-1/2" Dutch cents postage due and triangular "1-1/2 c. Amsterdam" handstamp, representing a fiscal tax on all printed matter from foreign countries. Ex Neinken and Wagshal.

The red 21mm French transit datestamp reads "Et. Unis. Serv. Br. A. C. H 8 Oct. 60" which indicates that the circular originated in the United States, was carried by British service to the United Kingdom, and entered France on the Ambulant or railroad car from Calais. According to Hargest the use of the double-circle marking, as this case, signifies night service. The letter at the base of this marking (in this case "H") identifies the mail crew (brigade) that processed the mail on board the train at Calais.

Despite being endorsed the packet Canada, it more likely traveled on the Cunard packet Asia which departed New York on 26 Sept. 1860, and arrived at Queenstown on 6 Oct. 1860.

Owner's ID: 1790
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
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