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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 12, 18
Edited on:Feb 12, 18
 
Postmark: circa 1866
Origin: UNITED STATES
Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"New Orleans, Alexandria, Natchitoches & Grand Ecore/ Weekly Packet/ St. Nicholas./ J.C. Dowty, Master./ Leaves New Orleans/ Every Saturday at 5 PM" fancy blue shield handstamp 50 x 28mm (Milgram no. 1320) on 3c pink on buff postal entire (#U59) to New Orleans. Joseph Hoy & Co. correspondence.

According to Milgram, the steamer St. Nicholas was built in 1864 and ran between New Orleans and Cincinnati until 1866 when it ran from New Orleans to the Red River. Captain John C. Dowty was master on the Red River trade.

Owner's ID: 1889
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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