Lot 10005

Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail to and from America
Estimation: 150 EUR
Date de vente: Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: November 2016 Auction Series (EUR)
Catalogue: Russian Ship Mail in Europe, Levant and the F
Vendu pour EUR 100
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.