Details For Cover ID# 28346

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Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: winstonw
Added on:Aug 5, 19
Edited on:Aug 5, 19
Postmark: Aug 14, 1851 (Entire letter correctly rated 52 (cents) to France)
Origin: San Jose, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, FRANCE

Entire with a faint orange-red SAN JOSE Cal. AUG 14 datestamp (Williams SCL-2680) & PAID to France from California rated 52 (cents).

52 cents was the correct double rate for over ½ ounce that applied from 1 July 1851. Weight is because it had another letter enclosed as well as a sample of gold, neither now present.

With red Outre-Mer Le Havre of 2 Oct 51. Third-step rated 18 (décimes). On reverse three French town datestamps of early Oct 51 including Paris 3 Oct 51.

Endorsed France par Panama, the ocean routing was:

Trip Depart Steamer Arrive

1851 E16 Aug 15 (SFC) PMSS California Sep 3 (PAN)

Sep 9 (CHA) USMSC Illinois Sep 20 (NYC)

Sep 20 (NYC) Havre Line Franklin Oct 2 (Havre)

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes