Details For Cover ID# 29598

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Dec 22, 22
Edited on:Feb 6, 23
Postmark: Oct 9, 1827
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES

[MAIL ROUTE] in arc, red handstamp and magenta manuscript "18¾" rate on folded letter from New York City, dated October 5, 1827, to Providence, RI, docketed as received October 9, the earliest reported use of this marking with fewer than ten reported examples, extremely fine

Providence postmaster BH Wheeler, rated this inbound ship letter at full postage as though it had been carried overland. This was in error due to his mis-interperatation of PMG McLean's correspondence on how to rate letter received from coastal sailing vessels

Owner's ID: 834
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes