Details For Cover ID# 29178

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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 20, 21
Edited on:Sep 22, 21
Postmark: Nov 8, 1852
Origin: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES

Folded letter datelined "Halifax, Nova Scotia 4th November 1852, per St. "Sir John Harvey" to New York, deposited into the mails at Boston, red "Boston Mass. Nov. 8" cds (Blake no. 216), "SHIP" (Blake no. 554) and "7" (Blake no. 675) handstamps.  Endorsed "P. Steamer Sir John Harvey". The "Sir John Harvey" was a wooden screw steamer built in early July 1852 in Medford, Mass., 504 gross tons, built by J.O. Curtis. The ship was used for non-contract mail sailings from Halifax to Boston and back from July to November 1852 (This cover is one of four such covers known, and the latest), and contract sailings from January to February 1853. The owners brought this steamer to Australia, arriving October 31, 1853 at Melbourne from Sydney under the command of Capt. Miller, to ply the route between Melbourne and Sydney.

Excerpt from letter: "We wish no bills about which there is the last question, and we would ask you to telegraph on receipt of this what you are able to do . . ."

Owner's ID: 2520
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes