US Sea Post Service New York & Buenos Aires

The sea mail between New York and Buenos Aires started on 17 July 1926 with four ships of the "Munson Line". The postmark "BA1" was used only by the Munson Line until 1938, when they ceased operations on this line.
  • Nr. 1 - S.S. American Legion
  • Nr. 2 - S.S. Southern Cross
  • Nr. 3 - S.S. Pan America
  • Nr. 4 - S.S. Western World

This service was taken over by the "American Republic Line" with three ships, the "Argentina", "Brazil" and the "Uruguay". On these ships, the "BA2" type stamp was used. The service ended in October 1941, before the USA entered the Second World War.

On the way to Buenos Aires, the ships called at Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Montevideo. On the way back to New York, also Port of Spain.


Accoding to Hosking, "Seaposts of the USA"

Source reference:

Cockrill, Booklett No 54 und No 55
Hosking, Seaposts of the USA

Postage paid collector's cover postmarked BA1 to Hosking with the number 1 in the killer. Postmarked aboard the ship "American Legion" on 23 July 1934. Addressed to New Jersey.
Postage paid collector's cover postmarked BA1 to Hosking with the number 2 in the killer. Postmarked aboard the ship "Southern Cross" on 18 Feb. 1933. Addressed to Syracuse, N.Y.
Postage paid commercial cover as diplomatic mail from the American Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Postmarked type BA1 to Hosking with the number 1 in the killer aboard the ship "American Legion" on 18. November 1935. Addressed to New York, N.Y.
Postage paid collector's cover postmarked BA1 to Hosking with the number 4 in the killer. Postmarked aboard the ship "Western World" on 18. June 1935. Addressed to East Mc Keesport, PA.
Postage paid collector's cover with postmark BA2 to Hosking. Postmarked on board the ship "Argentina" on 28 June 1939. Addressed to Wilmerding, Penna.
Postage due commercial postcard with postmark BA2 to Hosking. Postmarked on board the ship "Brazil" on 23 May 1939. Addressed to New York State.
Postage paid collector's cover with postmark BA2 to Hosking. Postmarked on board the ship "Uruguay" on 10 Jan 1940. Addressed to Toronto, Canada.


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