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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: nusivar
Added on:Jan 24, 20
Edited on:Jan 24, 20
Postmark: circa Feb 10, 1856 (India to USA Via British PO Alexandria)
Origin: Calcutta, INDIA
Destination: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, UNITED STATES

Stampless FL originating from Calcutta India to Portsmouth, NH, USA via British PO in Alexandria, Egypt, London and NY or Boston! There are several unusual aspects to this FL: 1) Absence of both Indian PO cancel and local rate: My assumption is the sender handed the FL to a Ship Captain to carry it forward. Ship captain dropped the letter at British PO at Alexandria, Egypt where it received the post mark. 2) FL was treated as unpaid mail by British PO and allowed it to travel via London on USA. 3) When it arrived in New York on 21 March 1856, it received both the NY PO cancel and rate markings of 75 and 54. Does this mean, 54c was credited to British PO and 21c to USPO?

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No