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Date
Lot#/
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2022, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT", (Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT"(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT". Readable strike of two-line handstamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, France, receipt docketing indicates origin at Philadelphia on May 25, 1784, original ship routing crossed out and re-routed "P the Polacre Le Caprice", manuscript "18" sols due marking, J. J. Berard's endorsement on back dated at L'Orient on July 23, 1784, received July 29, Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
200
United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2100, French Royal PacketsMarseilles, France, to New York, 1785, "PAQ.L'ORIENT, Marseilles, France, to New York, 1785, "PAQ.L'ORIENTMarseilles, France, to New York, 1785, "PAQ.L'ORIENT." Incredibly bold strike of straightline handstamp, faint strike of "P.P.P.P." (upside down at top) and "P.PAYE" handstamps on folded letter datelined "Marseille 1st Augst. 1785" and addressed to New York, carried on the fourth voyage of the French Royal Ship Agency's Courier de New York, departing from L'Orient on September 30, and arriving in New York on November 13, 1785 (45 days), manuscript "40" sols prepaid rate marking on back, manuscript "2d" due, Very Fine, a magnificent strike of the "PAQ.L'ORIENT" straightline during the Premiere Regie, initially no U.S. postage was due on French Royal Packet mail when the destination was the port of arrival, sometime between Nov. 1784 and Nov. 1785, the post office began assessing 2 pence due on mail addressed to New York, ex Martin

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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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 434, Colonial and 18th Century(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT", (Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT"(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT". Readable strike of two-line handstamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, France, receipt docketing indicates origin at Philadelphia on May 25, 1784, original ship routing crossed out and re-routed "P the Polacre Le Caprice", manuscript "18" sols due marking, J. J. Berard's endorsement on back dated at L'Orient on July 23, 1784, received July 29, Very Fine and rare

E. 400-500
0
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1043, Post-Revolutionary War PeriodPAQ. L'ORIENT, PAQ. L'ORIENTPAQ. L'ORIENT. Clearly struck straightline handstamp, faint strikes of "B" (Bordeaux) and "P.P. Bordeaux" (Port Paye) circular handstamps on folded letter datelined "Bordeaux 29 Janvier 1785" and addressed to Philadelphia, sender's endorsement "franco L'orient", manuscript "12 Double" and "24" on back, carried on the fourth voyage of the French Royal Ship Agency's Courier de l'Europe, departing from L'Orient on March 23 and arriving in New York on April 29, 1785 (37 days), manuscript "6" (dwt) due, re-rated "2/8" due in local currency (6dwt=18p x 1.67 inflation factor=30p plus 2p carrier fee, or 2sh8p), April 30 receipt docketing, Very Fine, rare combination of markings on this westbound French Royal Packet cover

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1044, Post-Revolutionary War PeriodPAQ.L'ORIENT, PAQ.L'ORIENTPAQ.L'ORIENT. Clearly struck straightline and "Port Paye De L'Orient" fancy framed handstamp on folded letter datelined "Bordeaux 22 Mars 1785" and addressed to Philadelphia, sender's endorsement "franco L'orient", manuscript "38" sols on back, carried on the second voyage of the French Royal Ship Agency's Courier La Martinique, departing from L'Orient on May 1 and arriving in New York on May 28, 1785 (27 days, the fastest crossing of the French Royal Packets), manuscript "6" (dwt) due, re-rated "2/8" due in local currency (6dwt=18p x 1.67 inflation factor=30p plus 2p carrier fee, or 2sh8p), May 31 receipt docketing, slightly toned file fold, still Very Fine, rare and clearly struck combination of markings on this westbound French Royal Packet cover

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 2, French Packet Service, 1783-1788 P. Le Courier de l'Europe./capt:CORnickNew-York, P. Le Courier de l'Europe./capt:CORnickNew-YorkP. Le Courier de l'Europe./capt:CORnickNew-York. Clear strike of two-line handstamp on folded letter datelined "Philadelphie le 13 Dece. 1784" and addressed to Epernay, France, carried on Le Courier de l'Europe from New York on December 31, 1784, arriving at L'Orient on January 17, 1785, forwarded to Paris (internal notation dated at Paris, February 7, 1785), manuscript "26" sols due marking crossed out and re-rated "36", manuscript "Deb. d'Epernay" on back, small piece out of flap (clear of marking), short sealed tear just into "New"

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.

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
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U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 3, French Packet Service, 1783-1788 Le Courier La Martinique/New-York.15 Jan.1785, Le Courier La Martinique/New-York.15 Jan.1785Le Courier La Martinique/New-York.15 Jan.1785. Two-line handstamp clearly struck on back of folded double-sheet letter datelined "Philadelphie Le 12 Janvier 1785" and addressed to Messrs. Roux Brothers in Marseille, France, "PAID" straightline handstamp applied in Philadelphia, manuscript "2" (dwt) rate to New York, carried on the first return trip of the Courier La Martinique from New York to L'Orient on January 15, 1785, manuscript "50" sols double-rate due marking

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.

E. 7,500-10,000
15,000
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United States
U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 4, French Packet Service, 1783-1788 COL*PAR/L'ORIENT, COL*PAR/L'ORIENTCOL*PAR/L'ORIENT. Readable strike of two-line handstamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, France, receipt docketing indicates origin at Philadelphia on May 25, 1784, original ship routing crossed out and re-routed "P the Polacre Le Caprice", manuscript "18" sols due marking, J. J. Berard's endorsement on back dated at L'Orient on July 23, 1784, received July 29, Very Fine, an extremely rare eastbound Royal French Packet cover

E. 400-500
700
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U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 6, French Packet Service, 1783-1788 PAQ. L'ORIENT, PAQ. L'ORIENTPAQ. L'ORIENT. Lightly-inked but readable strike of straightline handstamp with "Port-Paye De L'Orient" fancy framed prepayment handstamp on greenish folded letter datelined "L'Orient 20 Novr 1784" to Philadelphia, carried by the French Royal Ship Agency's Courier de l'Amerique on its third voyage, departing from L'Orient on December 1, 1784, and arriving in New York on January 18, 1785 (49 days), manuscript "20" sols prepaid rate marking on back, receipt docketing dated January 20, 1785, Very Fine, a rare westbound French Royal Packet cover with the fancy "Port Paye De "L'Orient" marking

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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U.S. Postal History
Subject
Transoceanic Mails
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 989, Lot Number 7, French Packet Service, 1783-1788 PAQ. L'ORIENT, PAQ. L'ORIENTPAQ. L'ORIENT. Clearly struck straightline handstamp, faint strikes of "B" (Bordeaux) and "P.P. Bordeaux" (Port Paye) circular handstamps on folded letter datelined Bordeaux 29 Janvier 1785" and addressed to Philadelphia, sender's endorsement "franco L'orient", manuscript "12 Double" and "24" on back, carried on the fourth voyage of the French Royal Ship Agency's Courier de l'Europe, departing from L'Orient on March 23 and arriving in New York on April 29, 1785 (37 days), manuscript "6" (dwt) due, re-rated "2/8" due in local currency (6dwt=18p x 1.67 inflation factor=30p plus 2p carrier fee, or 2sh8p), April 30 receipt docketing, Very Fine, rare combination of markings on this westbound French Royal Packet cover

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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