Details For Cover ID# 26918

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 13, 18
Edited on:Feb 13, 18
 
Postmark: Jan 9, 1860
Origin: UNITED STATES
Destination: Natchez, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"U.S. Mail Saturday Evening Packet. Str. Natchez. Route 8165. Jan 9" (1860) 35mm circular datestamp (Milgram no. 961) on 3c red on buff Nesbitt postal entire (#U10) to Natchez, Miss. 1860 docketing.

According to Milgram this circular marking is actually a route agent's postmark rather than a typical vessel-named advertising marking. Note the "Route 8165" below the name of the vessel. This is the sixth "Natchez", a steamer built at Cincinnati in 1854, owned by T.P. Leathers. Leathers received his first mail contract for this boat together with two of his other boats. This "Natchez" was made into a wharf boat at Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1860.

Owner's ID: 1893
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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