Details For Cover ID# 29220

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 21, 21
Edited on:Oct 21, 21
 
Postmark: Oct 22, 1883
Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
Destination: Eyrarbakki, ICELAND
 
Description:

1883 2c red brown (210), deep first printing shade, tied by quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Milwaukee Wis. S.S.Sta. Oct 22, 6AM" datestamp on 3c green on blue Plimpton Issue entire (U166) to Eyrarbakka, Iceland, reverse with Copenhagen (11.5.83) transit and Reykyavik (11.23) receiving backstamp;  rare first-month use to Iceland.

Iceland is a rare destination during the Bank Note period, with covers normally addressed to Reykjavik, so the small fishing village of Eyrarbakki (present population 570) could not have received very much mail from the United States.  Ex Gallagher, Andromeda.

Owner's ID: 2548
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 50] SNS# 50 [1883 2¢ Red Brown - USA Stamps 1881-1888 Issues]