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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Transatlantic and Foreign Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
705
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 705, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsEngland-U.S. 1806 Partial Non-Interference Act, England-U.S. 1806 Partial Non-Interference ActEngland-U.S. 1806 Partial Non-Interference Act. Two items, first is stampless folded letter with two separate messages datelined "Liverpool 8th and 12th Sept. 1806" to Boston, red ms. endorsement "Recd Nov. 25th 1806 and forwarded by your humble servants Trott & Blake" where it received a "Boston Ms. Nov. 26" circular datestamp and was mailed to Pembroke, second is printed certificate with ms. 15 July 1806 date from the Marblehead Mass. postmaster, to Capt. Widger of the Brig Increase as a receipt for letters to the U.S. that he carried outside of the mail from the Isle of May with ms. "July 15, 1806 I solemnly swear that the within certificate contains the whole number of letters delivered to me on board the Brig Increase at the Isle of May for citizens of U. States -- Wm. Widger" on reverse, Very Fine, the act prohibited British imports (incl. mail) to the U.S. from April 18th 1806 until it was repealed Dec. 19th 1806 -- these are excellent examples of how the act was circumvented.

E. 400-500
400
706
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 706, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsBoston Ms. Ship Aug. 14 (1848), Boston Ms. Ship Aug. 14 (1848)Boston Ms. Ship Aug. 14 (1848). Red circular datestamp on July 18, 1848 folded letter, retaliatory rate usage from Germany to Petersburg Va., "S.T.P.A. Bremen 18/7" double-circle datestamp, "Franco" handstamp, two London JY 22 transits and ms. "1/6" rate, carried on Cunarder Canadia July 22 from Liverpool to Boston, horizontal file fold, folded letter with faults at top hidden when folded, Very Fine, scarce retaliatory rate usage from Germany

E. 200-300
375
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707
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 707, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsNew-York Ship 34cts. Jul. 9 (1848), New-York Ship 34cts. Jul. 9 (1848)New-York Ship 34cts. Jul. 9 (1848). Red integral-rate circular datestamp on Aug. 1, 1848 folded letter, retaliatory rate usage from Liverpool to Petersburg Va. via New York, red framed "Paid at Liverpool JU 24, 1848" handstamp and ms. "1/-" rate, datelined June 24, 1848, carried on Cunarder Caledonia June 24 from Liverpool to New York, the first voyage to the U.S. on which the retaliatory rate was applied, horizontal file fold and small stain at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
525
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708
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 708, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsNew York Ship Feb. 24 (1849) 12, Restored Rate, New York Ship Feb. 24 (1849) 12, Restored RateNew York Ship Feb. 24 (1849) 12, Restored Rate. Red integral-rate circular datestamp on Jan. 26, 1849 folded letter from London to Petersburg Va., via Liverpool and New York, red "Paid 9 Fe 9 1849" circular datestamp, carried on Cunarder Europa on the last voyage to U.S. during restored rate period, accompanied by second restored rate cover from London to Petersburg Va. via Liverpool and Boston (same correspondence) with "Boston Ms. Ship Feb. 12" rimless circular datestamp and "12" handstamp, red "Paid 26 Ja. 26 1849" circular datestamp, carried on Cunarder Nicaragua, both with ms. "1/-" rate and "Fenchurch St." straightline handstamp, both with horizontal file fold, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
550
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709
c
Retaliatory Rates. Eight folded letters from London or Liverpool to Petersburg Va. via New York or Boston, each different in some way, seven 34c rates and one 68c double rate, each with red "Paid" origin datestamp and shilling mark, five with "Fenchurch St." straightline handstamp, identified by sailing, Very Fine group

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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710
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 710, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsGermany to California, Germany to CaliforniaGermany to California. Cover with "Ham & Horn" boxed origination handstamp to San Francisco, blue oval "Hamburg 10/3/66" datestamp, "Aachen 11/3 5cts" transit, "N.Y. 30 Am. Pkt. 46 Notes" due datestamp, some toning and overall wear, still Fine

E. 150-200
325
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711
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 711, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsBremen to San Francisco, Bremen to San FranciscoBremen to San Francisco. Hannover 1gr entire with blue three-line Hanover datestamp, blue "Hamburg Aug. 18" transit, New York Notes debit datestamp, 1866 origination backstamp, some edgewear and few minor toned spots, still Fine

E. 200-300
100
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712
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 712, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsSwitzerland to California, Switzerland to CaliforniaSwitzerland to California. Cover bearing horizontal strip of four of 50fr and single 20fr to San Francisco Cal., tied by "Geneve 19 Aout 1867" datestamps, red "Paid 10" in oval, various transit backstamps, some edgewear, Very Fine, prepaid at the double-weight rate via France, the cover was actually sent via Bremen and thus was overpaid by 15c for the route traveled

E. 500-750
260
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713
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 713, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsStraits Settlements to U.S, Straits Settlements to U.SStraits Settlements to U.S. 1857 stampless cover with large Singapore circular datestamp on back (Proud D3) and ms. "Per Singapore, Overland via Marseilles" routing instructions, to Haverhill Mass., missent to Haverhill, England with red ms. "Not known at Haverhill Suffolk England. Try United States.", blue "Haverhill (England) AU 17 1857" rimless circular datestamp, large "New York A.Pckt. Sep. 7 24" due circular datestamp, two different red British transit backstamps, few toned specks on face, half of top backflap missing, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
475
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714
c
19th Century Incoming Covers to the U.S. 1842-97, 24 comprising 5 stampless and 19 franked with stamps, most to New York City, better points of origin incl. Chile, China, Cuba, Holland, Ireland (franked with Great Britain No. 5 cut to shape), Martinique, Peru, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, British towns incl. Newcastle on Tyne, London (to Phoenix), many interesting markings and frankings, mostly Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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715
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 715, Transatlantic and Foreign MailsTransatlantic Usages from London and Manchester, England to Auburn N.Y, Transatlantic Usages from London and Manchester, England to Auburn N.YTransatlantic Usages from London and Manchester, England to Auburn N.Y. Six covers with better frankings incl. Great Britain Nos. 39 (pair with wing margin), 42, 42a, 48 (three incl. one with pair), 1863-66 usages, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail for stamps on covers without transatlantic premium over $1,000.00

E. 400-500
0
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716
c
Cross-Border Usages to Canada. Thirteen covers from 1851-61 Issues, mostly with single 1c and three 3c, range of destinations and markings, one with advertising corner card, one with single 3c and marked 5c due to recipient, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
375
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