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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA with US stamp(s)
Entered by: rporter314
Added on:Jul 9, 18
Edited on:Jul 9, 18
 
Postmark: 1894 (Sunda Straights, Java)
Origin: DUTCH EAST INDIES
Destination: Tennants Harbor, Maine, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Letter written on board a ship, posted at Anjer, Java on 5 Dec 1893. Arrived in NYC 16 Jan 1894. Letter talks of passage from Cape Horn of 35 days. Local Javanese clerks correctly rated letter at 50 centimes. The NYC exchange office incorrectly rated the letter at 25 centimes, doubled for penalty UPU rate. The correct rating should have been 50 centimes doubled (100 centimes) and thus 20 cents due.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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