Red Etats Unis-British Service Closed - Mail entry stamp in Calais
Philadelphia due "3" cancel
Red "115" French Franc Rate
Front: Not yet written
Reverse: Transit Cancels
Notes: A nice example of a Trans-Atlantic Ship cover from
Philadelphia through New York, then on the British Cunard Packet
"Persia", then Cross Channel to Calias, then on the train to
Aarau-Winterhur and off to Wetzikon and finally delievered to Russikon
in the Canton of Zurich. Although why it went past Russikon to Wetzikon
is still a puzzle.
Condition: Very Fine with usual file folds.
Contents: Extensive Legible German: Dateline Philadelphia,
27 July 1861. Mr. Werner Itschner writes to Herren Guyer Wettstein & Co.
of Russikon, Switzerland. A lengthy three page letter.
Reverse of Cover
Offered by Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd.