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Steamer Oregon Lettersheet Cover

Currency:USD Category:Stamps / United States - Covers Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 150.00 USD
Steamer Oregon Lettersheet Cover
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This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 18 @ 15:56UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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This letter sheet is addressed to Edward D Sohier of Boston. It is sent from Whitward(?). Oval stamp "STEAMER / 5 / OREGON" with a straight line "PAID." Note written in pencil says that this came from New York to Boston via the Long Island Sound. The owner of the steamer was George Law. It was the fastest on the Sound as it beat the C. Vanderbilt - twice! Wikipedia adds that the Oregon was the first vessel built by Law. It was commissioned in 1846. Law would organize the U. S. Mail Steamship Company and assumed contract to carry the U. S. Mails to California. "Impressed by the returns from the short amount of line of William Henry Aspinwall's Panama Railway, he acquired a large interest in the project in 1852. He went to the isthmus to examine the route, and located the terminus at Aspinwall, where he began to build the railroad depot next to the steamship wharf. Aspinwall soon became the destination of the Panama steamships once the railroad was finished." (Potter Collection) Date: 1846 Location: New York, New York HWAC# 59427