Just a simple "PAQUEBOT" cover from the era. Probable one of millions of this popular collecting field.
A Norwegian Motorship M.S. Hindanger for the Inter-Ocean Line
(Not your image of a grand ocean liner of the day)
Built in 1929 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle on Tyne
Take a look at all the warships they built between 1880-1925.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth
I was not able to find exactly when the trip started, or when it arrived in Le Havre, but it appear the mail was off-loaded, and received the following back stamp.
The day before Normandie's maiden voyage on 29 May 1935https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Normandie
(Now that's an Ocean Liner!)
Left Le Havre 29 May 1935. She reached New York City after four days, three hours and two minutes, taking away the Blue Riband from the Italian liner Rex.
I like to think this cover was in a mail bag in a bottom hold somewhere, making it way back to the US. Unless it went by Air Mail (don't think so), this would be the fastest way back. (Would that put it in N.Y. on June 2ed or 3rd?.
Somehow it made it's way to the grand town of Ludlow, Calif. (pop. 10 as of 2010 census) arriving on June 7,1935. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow,_California
More that you would ever want to know about ludlow (but interesting)https://www.thedesertway.com/ludlow-ca/
It would seem Ludlow was a ghost town long before it officially DPO'ed That's Discontinued (not dead) Post Office.
A United States Post Office was founded in 1902. Originally called Stagg, in the honor of an engineer on the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad, this office was officially changed to Ludlow in 1926. The post office was discontinued in 1974.Now the closest post office in Amboy 28 miles away.
This is whats left of the post office.
This whole thing was started by D.C. Bartlet of Green Lake Station, Seattle WA. (Who would seem was a pretty big deal in the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.https://www.uscs.org/society-archiv...e-c-bartley/
The cover was addressed to Mrs. J.L. Sherraden, who I'm thinking was misspelled when the cover was originated.:
"I lived in Ludlow in the forties as a kid, and knew everyone in town. Went to school in the still standing school house that was later converted to a residence. Jack Sheridan was the bus driver who took the older kids in to Barstow to every school house. His wife, Vernie, was the postmistress."
~Mike L. McNeill
Two more fun facts:
World War II: 11 Sep 1942 the M.S.Hindanger in station #11 of convoy ON-127: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-584(Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Amherst(Royal Canadian Navy),which scuttled the ship.
S.S Normandie had been seized at the start of the war.In new York harbor while being converted to a troop ship on 9 February 1942, it caught fire, rolled on its side partially submerged.
Guess that's all for now, let me know if I missed something, I'm sure there are more strings to pull.
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