Details For Cover ID# 27319

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 8, 18
Edited on:Aug 29, 18
 
Postmark: Feb 7, 1859
Origin: Camp Floyd, Utah, UNITED STATES
Destination: Panama, New Grenada, PANAMA
 
Description:

[Camp Floyd to USS Decatur at Panama, 1859] manuscript Camp Floyd Utah Territory February 7 (1859) postmark tying 3c dull red (#26) to cover to USS Decatur to the care of US Consul at Panama, New Grenada, "Via California" directive, held about ten weeks due before it departed with the newly introduced rimless “Camp Floyd April 18” postmark, a unique use

(MWE Figure 7-26), ex Risvold (lot #595, brought $17,000 hammer) and Walske

Lane, Levi Cooper (1828-1902) joined the Navy in December of 1855. He was onboard the U.S.S. Decatur when the Decatur and the U.S.S. Coast Survey ship Active helped repulse the Indians in the battle of Seattle on January 26, 1856. At the time of this cover
the Decatur was off the coast of Central America and it became the temporary refuge of members of the filibustering expedition of Wm. Walker who sought to control Nicaragua. On the return of the Decatur to San Francisco in the fall of 1859, Lane resigned his commission.

Owner's ID: 4081
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 9] SNS# 9 [1857 3¢ Dull Red - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]