Details For Cover ID# 29173

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Cover Type: USA outbound stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 18, 21
Edited on:Sep 18, 21
 
Postmark: May 12, 1865
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Destination: Reims, FRANCE
 
Description:

Stampless letter datelined "Boston May 9th 1865" to Reims, France. "Boston 9, 12 May" foreign exchange office cds, indicating 9c credit to France (3c U.S. inland postage and 6c sea postage), red "Etats Unis Serv. AM Calais 25 May 65" arrival making indicating U.S. service packet. "8" handstamp applied in Paris indicating 8 decimes due.

Carried by Inman Line steamer "City of London", departed NY 13 May 1865, arrived Queenstown 23 May, arrived Liverpool 24 May. Carried in closed bags by Inman across the Atlantic to Calais, which explains the lack of British transit markings.
Backstamps: Paris transit marking 25 May 65, Paris to Givet travelling RR marking 25 May 65, Reims was a stop on the way. Reims 26 May 65 arrival marking.

Louis Roederer is a producer of champagne based in Reims, France.  Founded in 1776, the business was inherited and renamed by Louis Roederer in 1833.   It remains as one of the few independent and family-run maisons de champagne (champagne houses).

Owner's ID: 2515
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes