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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 22, 21
Edited on:Oct 22, 21
 
Postmark: Aug 18, 1899
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Berlin, GERMANY
 
Description:

Supplementary Mail. 15c olive green (284) x2 tied by "N.Y. Supplementary Aug. 18, 99 Paid" duplex postmark (Type F) on large blue linen-lined cover to Berlin, Germany, directive "Per S.S. Umbria", 28. 8. 99 German arrival backstamp. UPU triple rate of 15c, additional 15c for supplementary mail service = 30c total postage.

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: 2552
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 105] SNS# 105 [1898 15¢ Olive Green - USA Stamps 1894-1903 Regular Issue]