Sale 5092


 
Lot 9246



Jamaica, 1856 (Mar. 6), scarce folded letter entire sent from Jamaica to Canada, via Bermuda, from Savannah-la-Mar, Jamaica, to Charles Woodley, Commissariat, Montreal; carried by the RMSP Derwent to St. Thomas and the HMS Medea to Bermuda; held there until May 1, forwarded by Cunard Merlin to Halifax and thence overland; rated "4" (Bermuda to Halifax) and "6" Sterling crossed and replaced by "7½Cy" handstamp to Montreal; reverse with despatch, Kingston, St. Thomas, St. George (PM 5, the latest recorded date of use in red), Quebec and May 16 Montreal handstamps, Very Fine, Bermuda-to-Canada mail from this period is rare, and this cover is unusual with the use of a Bermuda backstamp, .
Suggested Bid $400


The delay in Bermuda was caused by the loss of the Cunard steamer HMS
Curlew, wrecked on the reefs near St. George's on March 18 on her southbound voyage from Halifax to St. Thomas. See the wreck cover from the Curlew elsewhere in this sale.

 
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