SHIP LETTER LIVERPOOL Crown mark
on outbound ship letter

Detail: SHIP LETTER LIVERPOOL Crown  mark used outbound

Entire sent from Warrington via Liverpool and New York to Philadelphia, May 1841.
Postage paid in GB:
  Ship fee 8d, manuscript 'P8' in red ink
Postage due in USA:
  Ship fee 2
  Inland rate from New York to Philadelphia (80 to 150 miles) 12
  Total due 2 + 2x 12 = 27, manuscript '27'
Ship Mark: 'SHIP LETTER LIVERPOOL Crown' Tabeart type S15, in use 1838-1863.
Ship Mark: 'NEW YORK / SHIP / JUN / 20'.
The GB outbound ship fee of 8d per oz including inland postage applied from 7th January 1840 to 1st January 1858.
The US ship fee of 2 per letter applied from 1799 to 1863.
The US internal mileage charge applied from 1st April 1816 to 1st July 1845.

Reference:
Robertson Revisited, Colin Tabeart;
United Kingdom Letter Rates, Inland and Overseas, 1635 to 1900, Colin Tabeart;
Reference: United States Incoming Steamship Mail, 1847-1875, 2nd Edition, Theron J Wierenga, US Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.

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