Details For Cover ID# 29481

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 4, 22
Edited on:Jun 4, 22
 
Postmark: Jan 10, 1893
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
Destination: Husi, ROMANIA
 
Description:

1890 4c dark brown Small Bank Note pair (222) tied by Philadelphia ovals on registered cover to Husi, Romania, purple "Philadelphia, Pa. Registered Jan. 10, 1893", New York registry label, and other transit backstamps, Husi postal label affixed and tied by blue datestamp at top right corner where a third stamp was removed. The pair of 4c stamps paid the new 8c registry fee effective Jan. 1, 1893, reduced from 10c. Note that 8c stamps were not issued until March 21, 1893. Ex-Johnson.

Manuscript directive "R.R. D" indicating Return Receipt Desired, with purple "A.R." (Acknowledgement of Receipt) handstamp.

The sender, the Blitzstein Bank of Philadelphia, was established in 1891 by Marcus (Moishe) and Anna (Hannah) Blitzstein, immigrants from Odessa in the Russian Empire, to serve Russian Jewish immigrants. The bank had two main functions: first, to sell steamship tickets to immigrants so that they could bring relatives and friends to the United States, and second, to serve as an intermediary in the transfer of dollar remittances to relatives in Russia. Source: "An Immigrant Bank in Philadelphia Serving Russian Jews: The Blitzstein Bank (1891-1930)" by William Velvel Moskoff and Carol Gayle, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2014, published by The Pennsylvania Historical Association.

Owner's ID: 2727
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 62] SNS# 62 [1890 4¢ Dark Brown - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]