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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: rkmatta
Added on:Sep 5, 21
Edited on:Sep 5, 21
Postmark: Jul 1, 1898
Origin: Key West, Florida, UNITED STATES
Destination: New Haven, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

“Ship’s letter” – mailed on board the USS Oregon, with Key West duplex cancel dated July 1, 1898. The Oregon at the time was assigned to the North Atlantic Fleet and traveled from San Francisco to Florida in 68 days – a record at the time – arriving May 24. The ship was in action around Cuba on July 1, having left Key West June 1 and not returning until mid-July, so it is unclear if this letter was dropped off before it left port or was carried back to Key West by another ship.

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No