BINGHAMTON/FEB/20/N.Y. 27mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer ties 1 cent ultramarine banknote (#145) paying the first class local non-carrier 1/2 ounce letter rate effective March 1, 1865.
BINGHAMTON/MAR/6/N.Y. 27mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer ties 2 cent red brown banknote (#146) paying the first class local carrier 1/2 ounce letter rate effective July 1, 1863.
BINGHAMTON/JAN/18/N.Y. 26mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer ties 3 cent green banknote paying the 1/2 ounce first class surface letter rate effective July 1, 1863. "J T Blakeslee / Jan 18 73" pencil docketing on rear.
BINGHAMTON/APR/25/N.Y. 26mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer ties pair of 3 cent green banknotes paying the 6 cent per 1/2 oz letter rate to the North German Union, direct by any North German Lloyd or Hamburg-American steamers. Red Port of New York Transit marking dated April 26. S.S. Deutschland sailed this date for Bremen via Southhampton, England. Red Bremen Franco (Paid) marking showing letter arrived May 9, 1873 at Bremen, home port of the Deutschland. Letter arrived in Vienna on May 10 and was directed to Care of Anglo-Austrian Bank where it was forwarded to London c/o Morton Rose & Co., Bankers. Black WIEN/11/5/3 M./73 CDS on face indicates that the letter re-entered the mailstream at Vienna on May 11. Red London arrival backstamp indicates that the letter arrived in London via Newcastle on May 14. Manuscript marking at upper left shows 1 1/2d. due for forwarding. Routing to London via Newcastle is extremely scarce. Normal routing would be via Liverpool. The 6 cent direct mail letter rate to Germany became effective October 1, 1871 and existed until July 1, 1875 when it was replaced by the 5 cent per 15 grams (1/2 ounce) UPU rate.
BINGHAMTON/DEC/13/N.Y. 27mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer on 1 cent brown on buff postal card (#UX3) paying the first class surface postal card rate effective May 1, 1873. "Binghamton NY Dec 11 1873" docketing on rear.
BINGHAMTON/MAY/1/N.Y. 26mm Black Rimless CDS; Black cork killer ties 3 cent green banknote paying the 1/2 ounce first class surface letter rate effective July 1, 1863. 1874 May 2 pencil docketing on right edge.
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