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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 18, 21
Edited on:Oct 19, 21
Postmark: Nov 4, 1893
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Berlin, GERMANY

Supplementary Mail. 1893 Columbian Issue 5c chocolate postal entire (U350) with 5c chocolate Columbian stamp (234) tied by two strikes of "N.Y. Supplementary Nov. 4, 93 Paid" duplex postmark (Type F) to Berlin, Germany, ms. directive "Per S.S. Umbria", 14. II. 94 Berlin backstamp. UPU single rate of 5c, additional 5c for supplementary mail service.

RMS Umbria and RMS Etruria were the last two Cunard Line ocean liners that were fitted with auxiliary sails. RMS Umbria was built by John Elder & Co. at Glasgow, Scotland in 1884. Umbria and her running mate Etruria were record breakers. They were the largest liners then in service, and they plied the Liverpool to New York City service. Umbria had many distinguishing features that included two enormous funnels which gave the outward impression of huge power. She also had three large steel masts which when fully rigged had an extensive spread of canvas. Another innovation on Umbria was that she was equipped with refrigeration machinery, but it was the single-screw propulsion that would bring the most publicity later in her career. The ship epitomized the luxuries of Victorian style.

Owner's ID: 2540
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 74] SNS# 74 [1893 5¢ Chocolate - USA Stamps 1893 Columbian Issue]