Paquebots

by Jay L. Rogers

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Paquebots are covers posted on merchant ships while on the high seas.   Universal Postal Union mail is accepted with franking from the ship's Flag of Registry, port of origin, port of call, or any combination of the three.   One result is that a cover franked with an American stamp can be properly cancelled from most any port on earth.




O-1

Paquebot     1950 Boy Scout stamp


05/30/51

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

S.S. African Moon   Farrell Lines

Arlington, VA address




O-2

Paquebot     1950 Boy Scout stamp


03/29/51

Port de France, Martinique

S.S. Fort Amherst  Furness Red Cross Line

Arlington, VA address




O-3

Paquebot     1950 Boy Scout stamp


08/03/51

Paquebot Sydney, Australia

Steamer Sonoma No. 245016

Arlington, VA address




O-4

Paquebot     1950 Boy Scout stamp


10/04/51

Kristiansands, Norway

M/S Oslofjord

Arlington, VA address





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