Details For Cover ID# 28817

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 24, 20
Edited on:Sep 24, 20
 
Postmark: Mar 30, 1886
Origin: Savannah, Georgia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

2c vermilion (#178) tied by "Savannah, Ga. Mar 30, 3:30 PM 86" duplex postamrk on cover to Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Apr 1 arrival backstamp.  Corner card of "Ocean Steamship Co., New York, New Pier 35 N.R."

The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, generally known as the Savannah Line, was founded in 1872 to assume the operation of the Empire Line of steamships from William R. Garrison to operate passenger and cargo steamships between Savannah and New York. The newly founded company took over six steamers from the Empire Line to start the service. The company was to provide a major travel link over the next 70 years moving passengers, agricultural products, principally cotton and fruit from Georgia and Alabama to New York and Boston.

Owner's ID: 2359
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 47] SNS# 47 [1875 2¢ Vermillion - USA Stamps 1870-1880 Issues]