Details For Cover ID# 29484

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 11, 22
Edited on:Jun 11, 22
 
Postmark: Jun 13, 1891
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: London, UNITED KINGDOM
 
Description:

1890 90c orange Small Bank Note (229) tied by New York registry ovals, "New York N.Y. Reg'y. Div. 6-13 1891" double-oval datestamp on blue linen-lined oversize cover to William Waldorf Astor in London, England, New York registry label, London registry datestamp at right, 15c indigo (227), which does not originate affixed next to 90c. Endorsed "per S.S. Etruria", a Cunard liner built in 1884.

 A rare example of the 90-cent 1890 issue on a complete envelope, sent to the only child of John Jacob Astor III shortly after he moved to England. 

 The Siegel census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces (see Cover ID 29479), for a total of 18 items.

William Waldorf Astor was the only child of John Jacob Astor III. His father passed away in 1890, and he moved to England shortly after inheriting his fortune. He is also known for starting the hotel that bears his name, across the street from his aunt with whom he was feuding. With 2012 P.F. certificate. Ex-Johnson.

Owner's ID: 2729
 
Certificate? Yes
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 67] SNS# 67 [1890 15¢ Indigo - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]
[SNS 69] SNS# 69 [1890 90¢ Orange - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]