Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Ship Mail and Transatlantic Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
36
c
Sale 933, Lot 36, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailMackinac Sep. 5. Clearly struck circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, red "Ship" handstamp with ms. "27" rating (25c plus 2c), vertical file fold clear of markings, Very Fine territorial usage

E. 200-300
675
37
c
Sale 933, Lot 37, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailPhiladelphia Full-Rigged Ship. Clear strike of this pictorial handstamp in red, matching bold "Phila. 23 Nov." octagonal double-line frame on incoming folded ship cover to New York, datelined "Malaga 25 Sept. 1834", ms. "27" rate (25c plus 2c), light vertical file folds, Very Fine strikes

E. 500-750
800
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38
c
Sale 933, Lot 38, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailPaid at Quebec. Clear strike of red crowned circle handstamp, "Quebec L.C. Aug. 24, 1847" datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, ms. "11-1/2" Canadian postage crossed out and rated "10" due in blue, crowned circle marking also crossed out, light vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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39
c
Sale 933, Lot 39, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailBoston to Honolulu. 1852 folded letter with red "Boston 6cts. Jun. 8" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp with red crayon "5" indicating payment of Hawaiian postage, light file folds, Very Fine, ex Harris and Van Dyke

E. 200-300
375
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40
c
Sale 933, Lot 40, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailNew York 2. Perfectly struck circular rate handstamp on folded cover from Genoa, Italy, to Salem Mass., red "Genova 5 Mao 55" double-circle datestamp, red "Dopo La/Partenza" (Too Late) two-line handstamp and "P.D.", "Bureau Maritime Le Havre 10 Mai 55" backstamp, sender's greenish blue "Open Printed Price Current" handstamp, file fold, Very Fine

E. 150-200
400
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41
c
Sale 933, Lot 41, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailForwarded by Crosby & Co., Ship Chandlers and Ship Agents, Calao, Peru. Clear strike of oval handstamp on blue 1857 folded letter to Newburyport Mass., neat "Paid-To/Panama" two-line handstamp and "Steamship 10" in circle handstamp, central stain, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
200
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42
c
Sale 933, Lot 42, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailSteamship. Two blue folded covers, first with "Steam/Ship" two-line handstamp with blue "60" ms. rating to Philadelphia, second with "Steamship 20" in circle on cover to San Francisco with red "New Orleans La. Jan. 7" circular datestamp, second with docketing indicating Havana origin, Very Fine

E. 150-200
275
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43
c
Sale 933, Lot 43, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailN. York Steamship. Well-struck handstamp with "U. States" and "15" handstamp on yellow cover to Lindsay, Canada West, endorsed "per Steamer 'Columbia'", 1862 Canadian backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, possibly originating in Cuba

E. 150-200
225
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44
c
Sale 933, Lot 44, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailSteam Panama. Clear strike of oval handstamp on blue folded cover to San Francisco, docketing indicates Rio de Janeiro origin in June 1869, "San Francisco Cal. 10 Jun. 23" circular datestamp, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 150-200
275
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45
c
Sale 933, Lot 45, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailWay. Large oval handstamp with matching "10" rating on blue folded cover docketed "Havana 7 Mar. 1857", horizontal file fold away from markings, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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46
c
Sale 933, Lot 46, Ship Mail and Transatlantic Mail149 in U.S. Notes. Bold strike of large handstamp on blue 1864 folded printed prices current from Liverpool, England to Boston, also with "96" rate handstamp and ms. "76" debit, Liverpool and Boston backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
850
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47
c
Sale 933, Lot 47, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailDepreciated Currency Markings. Four folded letters, two from 1864, one from 1867 and one from 1868, three to Lanman & Kemp in New York, markings incl. U.S. Notes 29 (2), 41 and 52, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 200-300
300
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48
c
Sale 933, Lot 48, Ship Mail and Transatlantic MailForwarders' Handstamps. Three stampless covers to New York, incl. one forwarded by both Ramon Leon Sand? of Cartagena and also Geo. W. Fletcher of Aspinwall, other two forwarded by E. & H. Abrahams of Colon, first with "Steam 20" handstamp, last two with "Steam 10" handstamps, few small flaws, Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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49
c
Incoming Ship Letters and Transatlantic Packet Mail. 60 covers, mostly 1830's, 40's and 50's with various port-of-entry handstamps incl. Baltimore, Boston, Mobile, Nantucket, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia and Portland, some unusual origins incl. Balize, Smyrna and Cadiz (1807 with straightline handstamp), many with name-of-ship endorsements incl. "Great Western" and "Queen of the West", several scarcer markings and rates incl. Charleston "12-1/2" integral rate, New York "12-1/2" in circle, New Orleans "ADV.1", forwarders' ovals, generally Very Fine, a fascinating lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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50
c
Transatlantic Mails. Approximately 100 covers, mostly to/from England and France, a few to Germany and from South America, mostly stampless (a few with G.B. 1sh stamps), nice range of markings incl. many depreciated currency datestamps, one beautiful lithographed ad cover to France, generally Very Fine, a very desirable group, almost all acquired individually from postal history sales in the 1970's and 80's, very high acquisition cost

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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51
c
Incoming Ship Letter Covers. 44 covers, mostly 1860's and 70's from the Lanman & Kemp correspondence originating in Central and South America with various U.S. port-of-entry rating handstamps incl. "Steamship 10", "Steamship 20", "N.Y. Ship Letter 5", "New York Ship Letter 4", "Ship 6", "U.S. Currency" etc., several also have originating post office datestamps and many have senders' handstamps, generally Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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