Details For Cover ID# 28572

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Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: winstonw
Added on:May 13, 20
Edited on:May 14, 20
Postmark: Oct 14, 1838
Origin: Augusta, Georgia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Greenock, UNITED KINGDOM

1838 Entire letter from Augusta Ga Express Mail to UK carried by 2nd return voyage of steamer Royal William.

Dated Augusta 11 Oct 1838, Augusta Ga 14 Oct CDS, express rated 75. Manuscript annotations include “To Liverpool pr “Royal William””, “Express to New York pd No 34” with initials AJ (writer A Johnston) and “New york 20th October 1838 Recd & forwarded by Wood, Johnston & Burritt”.

The Royal William sailed from New York 20 October and arrived Liverpool 5 November where red Liverpool Ship Letter applied and also black Scottish additional mail tax ½ type IIIB (H&S 171, LL259). Rated 1/8 (8d ship letter and 1/- for the 230-300 mile rate Liverpool to Greenock). Annotated as received 6 Nov 1838.

Same sailing as Cover ID# 1134, same addressee as Cover ID# 20549. Dr. James Milgram’s presentation of Express Mail in the Exhibits section has two covers from the same correspondence (page 126).

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes