VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS FIRST ROYAL PACKET MARKING WITH THE "CAPT. CORNICK" INSCRIPTION. AN IMPORTANT ARTIFACT OF 18TH CENTURY TRANSATLANTIC MAILS.
Two types of markings are known on mail carried by the French Royal Ship Agency's Le Courier de l'Europe on separate trips from New York to L'Orient: the marking offered here with "capt:CORnick", and a similar marking that reads "Le Courier de l'EUROPE/New York*16 Juin 1785". This is the only recorded example of the "Capt. Cornick" version.
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "LE COURIER LA MARTINIQUE" FRENCH ROYAL PACKET MARKING, WHICH WAS APPLIED IN NEW YORK ON MAIL CARRIED DURING ONE TRIP BY THE COURIER LA MARTINIQUE. AN IMPORTANT EARLY TRANSATLANTIC COVER.
The Courier La Martinique made two round trips between New York and L'Orient in 1784 and 1785. This is the only recorded cover with the "La Martinique" marking.