Details For Cover ID# 29083

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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA with foreign stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 15, 21
Edited on:May 16, 21
 
Postmark: Sep 5, 1851
Origin: Dublin, Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 1848 2c Black on Green (20L7).  used with 3c Orange Brown, Type II (10A) tied together with local by "New York Sep. 19" (1851) circular datestamp (with four bars under month). Both stamps used as forwarding postage on blue cover originating in Dublin, Ireland, sent to New York and forwarded to Hyde Park, Duchess County, N.Y., originating postage paid by Great Britain, 1847, 1 shilling Pale Green, Embossed (Scott 5; SG 54), tied by "186" numeral grid cancel. Diamond-shaped cancels such as this were used in Ireland, and the number "186" is the city code for Dublin. In addition, there is a faint "Clare St." receiving house marking at top, applied in Dublin.

The red curved "Paid" marking was applied in New York, orange-red "5 Cents" marking applied in Liverpool to show that the U.S. was credited 5c. Red "7 Paid Se 5, 1851" Dublin circular datestamp and octagonal boxed "L Sp 6, A" marking of Liverpool on back.

This cover was mailed from Dublin, Ireland with the 1 shilling embossed stamp and carried on the Cunarder Europa, departing Liverpool Sep. 6, 1851, and arriving Boston Sep. 17. On arrival in New York City it was remailed to Hyde Park with 3c postage and the Boyd's stamp for delivery to the post office. This is a rare use of the Boyd's local post stamp on a forwarded cover originating in Ireland. Ex Kuphal with 1977 P.F. certificate.

Owner's ID: 2447
 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 4] SNS# 4 [1851 3¢ Orange Brown - USA Stamps 1851-1856 Issue]