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Sale 925 — The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2006

Category — Transatlantic Mail Forwarders

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1001, Transatlantic Mail ForwardersForwarded by Harnden & Co. Express from Boston, Forwarded by Harnden & Co. Express from BostonForwarded by Harnden & Co. Express from Boston. Red circular handstamp on Jun. 25, 1840 folded letter from Boston to Baring & Brothers in London, England, forwarded to Liverpool with Great Britain 1840 1p Black (1), I-F, ample margins to slightly in at top, tied by red Maltese Cross, sender's routing "By the Great Western", "Bristol/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp, ms. ship letter rate crossed out upon forwarding with 1p stamp paying the rate from London to Liverpool, Jul. 16 and 18 backstamps, a bit worn along folds

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF GREAT BRITAIN'S PENNY BLACK ON A LETTER FORWARDED BY HARNDEN FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THE TRANSATLANTIC SAILING OF THE GREAT WESTERN.

With 1993 Jakubek certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
1002
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1002, Transatlantic Mail ForwardersForwd. from Harnden & Co. Foreign Letter Office Phila, Forwd. from Harnden & Co. Foreign Letter Office PhilaForwd. from Harnden & Co. Foreign Letter Office Phila. Red circular handstamp clearly struck on Jul. 27, 1841 folded letter from Philadelphia to Liverpool, sender's ship designation "Steam Ship Caledonia", Liverpool "America/L" oval backstamp, "1/" rate handstamp, the address and rate are crossed out, evidently forwarded in another cover, minor wear along folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1003
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1003, Transatlantic Mail ForwardersAmerican and Foreign Agency, Office, 19 Wall St., New York, Mar. 31, 1834, Forwarded by Your Most Obdt. Servt., Aaron H. Palmer, American and Foreign Agency, Office, 19 Wall St., New York, Mar. 31, 1834, Forwarded by Your Most Obdt. Servt., Aaron H. PalmerAmerican and Foreign Agency, Office, 19 Wall St., New York, Mar. 31, 1834, Forwarded by Your Most Obdt. Servt., Aaron H. Palmer. Framed handstamp in red on back of folded letter written and signed by Aaron H. Palmer regarding an investigation in Ireland, to Sandown N.H., red "New-York Mar. 31" circular datestamp and ms. "18-3/4" rate, Very Fine, this scarce marking is seldom seen in red, used here as a sender's cachet

E. 300-400
225
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