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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 498, ForwardersFORWARDED BY/HARNDEN & CO./No.20 WATER ST/LIVERPOOL, FORWARDED BY/HARNDEN & CO./No.20 WATER ST/LIVERPOOLFORWARDED BY/HARNDEN & CO./No.20 WATER ST/LIVERPOOL. Bold strike in blue of large oval with steamship illustration on folded cover to New York, sender's directive "Pr Halifax Steamer of the 4th April 1844" with 25c rate, Harnden's label "Postage Paid to Boston..." at top right, some overall wear, Fine, an extremely rare example of the Liverpool office handstamp in blue and the Harnden label

E. 500-750
500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 499, ForwardersHarnden & Co., Boston, Harnden & Co., BostonHarnden & Co., Boston. Red oval handstamp used in conjunction with clearly struck Willmer & Smith's Liverpool office handstamp on Dec. 1842 folded letter to Rome, Italy, transits of Liverpool, Calais and Rome, addressed in care of Freeborn Jones & Co. with note on back regarding postage charges claimed by them, Very Fine use with conjunctive forwarders' markings

E. 200-300
425
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 500, ForwardersHarnden & Co, Harnden & CoHarnden & Co. 30 covers or fronts with various Harnden's markings, including 1845 "Paid to Boston by Harnden & Co. Liverpool" in shield, few oval Liverpool forwarder's markings with steamship illustration, several other interesting markings or uses, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and fascinating group

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 189, Harnden & CompanyHarnden & Co's Express from No. 43 South Third St., Philada, Harnden & Co's Express from No. 43 South Third St., PhiladaHarnden & Co's Express from No. 43 South Third St., Philada. Black on pink label with steamship illustration used on folded cover from Philadelphia to New York City, J. & J. Stuart correspondence, manuscript "Paid P", docketed with Jul. 15, 1844 origin date, file fold ties label, few minor edge faults, still Fine, Hahn recorded three examples of this Harnden Philadelphia office label but we believe a few more exist, a rare example of Harnden's short-lived foray into carrying domestic intercity mail (he did not participate extensively in the 1844-45 Independent Mail service), ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
650
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Forwarders
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Hale and Harnden Transatlantic Mail. 8 folded letters or covers, variety of markings and uses incl. two with Hale's 4-line Foreign Letter Office backstamp and six with Harnden markings, the three best items are red Albany office oval on Feb. 1843 cover to Paris and two with blue Boston office oval incl. Nov. 1840 to Liverpool endorsed "pr the President" (blurry strike of oval) and Nov. 1840 to London, forwarded to Paris (clear strike), Very Fine group

E. 500-750
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
c
Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1687, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in CSA and HandstampedSavannah Ga. Mar. 20, 1861, Savannah Ga. Mar. 20, 1861Savannah Ga. Mar. 20, 1861. Circular datestamp with duplex grid cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on buff Harnden's Express imprint cover to Dems Corners N.Y., trivial wrinkles and reduction, still Very Fine C.S.A. use of U.S. stamp, ex Hall

E. 150-200
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 198, Stampless CoversHarnden & Co.'s Express, New York, Harnden & Co.'s Express, New YorkHarnden & Co.'s Express, New York. Clear strike of red oval handstamp on 1842 folded cover addressed to Richard P. Waters, the United States Consul in Zanzibar, sent "Care of Jahangheir Nesservangir Wady Esqr., Merchant, Bombay", red "Paid 5 MY 5 1842" British P.O. datestamp, boxed "Returned for Postage" and "Detained for Postage" handstamps applied at British P.O., manuscript "4/6" 4sh6p rate marking, blue manuscript "Rec'd at Zanzibar, July 27th 1842 pr. Sch. 'Turlem' from Bombay", trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF TWO RECORDED HARNDEN'S EXPRESS COVERS TO ZANZIBAR.

Richard P. Waters, of Salem, Massachusetts, was the first United States Consul to the Omani-controlled island of Zanzibar, serving from 1837 to 1845. The development of U.S. and Oman relations is attributable to the personal relationship that developed in Zanzibar between Waters and Said bin Sultan, the sultan of Oman.

This cover to Consul Waters was carried by Harnden's Express to Boston, where it made a Cunard sailing to Liverpool. Harnden was contract mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office Department at this time.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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Autographs and Ephemera
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-
General Ephemera
2011-11-15
Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign
 
MONEY REMITTED TO EUROPE THROUGH HARNDEN & CO. Black on blue design with fancy border, 11 x 9-1/4 in., text lists countries, ALSO, STEERAGE PASSAGE PROCURED, normal folds, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
80
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2011-11-15
Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1273, Independent Mails: Harnden thru Overton"Harnden's Express", "Harnden's Express""Harnden's Express". Sender's routing in pencil on Dec. 9, 1839 folded letter from Salem Mass. to New York City street address, ms. "Please deliver immediately", file folds, Very Fine early Harnden use, ex Schwartz

E. 100-150
190
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United States
U.S. Possessions
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Hawaii
2011-06-18
2011 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 185, Hawaii, including MissionariesHarnden & Co, Harnden & CoHarnden & Co. Clear strike of circle handstamp in black, "Harnden & Co./of Liverpool/Have Paid Postage/TO LIVERPOOL/TRANS-ATLANTIC/TO BE COLLECTED/by HARNDEN & Co. of U.S." with manuscript charges, on folded letter datelined "Honolulu July 24, 1848," sender's route directive inside and at lower left "via China", from S.H. Williams who writes "The recent discovery of a Gold Mine in California, which promises extraordinary results, has induced a brisk demand for iron, clothing, shoes and we think provisions of all kinds will soon follow from the immense concentration of population in consequence of the discovery, and the neglect of crops... We think the Island will derive much advantage from this mania for Gold Digging, by taking from us a certain kind of population of no very reputable character as well as creating a demand for our surplus stock of mdze. The whaling fleet will congregate here from fear of desertion of their crews on the coast, and the impossibility of recruiting there while the excitement lasts." etc., sent via China, this letter was charged 2 shillings for the Hawaii to Liverpool postage, and 2 shillings for the transatlantic transit, with 4 shillings collected in Boston, docketing on back indicates received on Dec. 15, 1848

VERY FINE. A RARE USE FROM HAWAII TO BOSTON, SENT VIA CHINA AND ENGLAND RATHER THAN VIA SAN FRANCISCO OR MEXICO. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH A CONTEMPORARY REFERENCE TO THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.

According to Fred Gregory's unpublished manuscript, letters from Hawaii were sometimes sent to the United States on ships traveling to Asia, and from there to England and across the Atlantic to the East Coast. This route via China and England was a shorter distance than the sailing route around Cape Horn. The British P & O Line started running service to China in September 1845, further decreasing transit times. The letter offered here was likely carried to China on the American schooner Indiana, which cleared Honolulu on July 25, 1848.

News of the gold discovered at John Sutter's sawmill on February 24, 1848, spread slowly. It was Mormon Elder Sam Brannan, a shrewd San Francisco businessman, who set off the rush for gold on May 12, 1848, when he was heard shouting in public, "Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!", after having spent weeks quietly buying up large quantities of any merchandise miners would need.

Ex Ishikawa and Honolulu Advertiser. With 1996 P.F. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
15,500
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