Details For Cover ID# 26064

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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA with foreign stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Aug 6, 17
Edited on:Aug 8, 17
 
Postmark: May 5, 1859
Origin: London, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
 
Description:

Great Britain 1sh embossed tied with 1d red and 2d blue to folded letter from London, via San Francisco, to Governor James Douglas at Victoria, British Columbia by London May 5, 1859 duplex postmarks, San Francisco Paid Jun 18 1859 transit, overpaid 1sh 2 1/2d rate, stamp faults, ex Forster and Kramer

Formal post office operations began in BC & VI with the November 24, 1858 Victoria Postal Notice.  Cover departed Liverpool om 7 May 1859 on Cunard steamer Canada and arrived 20 May, then cover was carried via Panama on 20 May 1859 from New York by USMSC steamer Star of the West and from Panama to San Francisco by PMSS steamer Golden Gate that arvvied San Francisco on Jun 13th . Mail was carried gratis from San Francisco by PMSS steamships when they stopped at VI. This was carried by PMSS setamer Northerner from San Francisco to Victoria.

Owner's ID: 3269
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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