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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: bridgemania
Added on:Aug 27, 19
Edited on:May 16, 20
Postmark: Dec 29, 1871 (3d rate 1870 Convention paid in cash)
Origin: London, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES

Paid letter from the United Kingdom to the United States under the 1870 Convention. This folded letter with text inside originated in London on 29 December 1871, and was addressed to New York. The sender endorsed the letter "St. Russia" in the upper left corner to indicate the desired steamship to carry the letter. It was posted at the Lombard Street post office on 29 December and received a 26 mm red orange circular datestamp, indicating that the letter was fully paid. A London clerk marked a large "3" in magenta ink to indicate that 3d had been prepaid in cash, the international rate. The letter was placed in the mail sent to Liverpool to go on board the Cunard Line steamship Russia, when she called there the next day. (1) The steamer reached New York on 15 January 1872. A New York exchange office clerk marked the letter fully paid with a 25 mm red orange circular datestamp, NEW YORK/ (date)/PAID ALL. (2)

An identical letter in Richard Winter book “Understanding Transatlantic Mail Volume 1” fig.3-179 pg.142

(1) Hubbard and Winter – North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75 – p.68 (2) Hubbard and Winter – North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75 – p.366 – marking no. 235

Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, price not specified.   Interested in this cover? Contact bridgemania.
Stampless? Yes