Details For Cover ID# 29768

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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 24, 23
Edited on:Sep 15, 23
Postmark: Aug 4, 1840
Origin: Hampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Toronto, CANADA

[Steamer Unicorn Maiden Voyage on Canada Route], July 13, 1840 folded letter from Hampton, England to Toronto, Canada, magenta "T.P. Hampton" two line handstamp, their origin dated backstamp, Hounslow datestamp and "1/-" rate, carried on the Cunard steamer  "Acadia" that departed August 4, 1840 but was off-loaded at Halifax in a sealed bag and then carried on the maiden voyage on the Cunarder the Halifax-Pictou-Quebec route  by the Unicorn, red "Quebec Aug 20" Canadian entry postmark and then onward to Toronto, manuscript "1/4" currency due, and important pioneer use,  ex Booth

The Unicorn was the first ship to sail for the Cunard line. After entering service with Cunard she departed Liverpool May 16, 1840 and arrived in Boston on June 3. She departed to June 10th to Halifax to begin Cunard  service on the Halifax-Pictou-Quebec route. This cover was carried on her first departure from Halifax on the new route.

Owner's ID: 912
Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, for US$ 2500.   Interested in this cover? Contact frajola.
Stampless? Yes