Lot 30651815 (Oct. 3) London, England to Philadelphia Pa., folded letter docketed from "Bainbridges & Brown" who were merchants in London, carried by Ship Catherine & Edward from The Downs Oct. 27th to Philadelphia arriving Dec. 18th, entered the mails with Philadelphia red circled "9" war surcharge port of entry ship rate handstamp, docketed received Dec. 18th; minor fold splitting, file fold toning, F.-V.F.; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY 8 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE PHILADELPHIA "9" CENT WAR-SURCHARGE SHIP RATING HANDSTAMP.