Details For Cover ID# 26907

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 9, 18
Edited on:Feb 9, 18
Postmark: Sep 6, 1865
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Hamburg, GERMANY

1864 2c black on orange die 3 postal entire (#U52) with fancy geometric cancel probably applied in New York, addressed to Hamburg, Germany at the 2c printed matter rate, unsealed rear flap for postal inspection.  Endorsed "pr. Persia", red crayon "2" rating. The 2c U.S. postage only paid to the port-of-entry.  "Et-Unis Serv. Br. A.C. C 17 Sept. 65" French entry datestamp indicating it traveled on a British packet and was carried on the Ambulatory Calais ("A.C.") and was processed by postal brigade "C". "17 Sept. 65 Amb. Calais" transit postmark indicating it traveled on the Calais to Paris railway post office.

The Cunard packet "Persia" departed New York on 6 Sept. 1865, and arrived at Queenstown on 15 Sept. 1865.  The addressee, Ross, Vidal & Company, was a shipping company based in Hamburg, and owned a fleet of steamships. The company's steamer routes included passenger service from Bremerhaven  to Melbourne, Victoria (Australia).  One of the principals of the company, Edgar D. Ross, was on the Council of Administration of the International Bank of Hamburg.

Owner's ID: 1885
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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