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Lot 10005
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail to and from America
Price realised
100 EUR
Estimate
150 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:
1834 Folded letter addressed to a firm in Boston USA datelined “Cronstadt July 27 1834”, sent by sailing ship “CALUMET”, circular NEW YORK Sep 21 and straight line SHIP both in red. MS ’20c’ indicates American “ship fee” levied at New York Mail Office for transatlantic letter. Handed over as “Calumet” was “hauling out of docks”, thereby avoiding the obligatory payment of postage for ship’s letter at Kronstadt.