Details For Cover ID# 29005

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: ramingee
Added on:Dec 19, 20
Edited on:Dec 19, 20
 
Postmark: Jun 20, 1849
Origin: SAN FRANCISCO, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Canterbury, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Unpaid 40 cent rate to New York. Last use of the manuscript town marking which transitioned to the first San Francisco Post Office device, the straightline marking, on this date.

The maiden contract sailing by the PMSS Panama from SF, departing June 20, 1849.

Covers showing a manuscript June 20 date were placed in the mail much earlier than the departure date. Sometime in mid-June the straightline device went into service at the PO and covers placed in the mail closer to the departure date received the straightline handstamp marking.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes