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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — Ship and Transatlantic Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2084
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2084, Ship and Transatlantic Mail"BOSTON" British Agent's Handstamp, "BOSTON" British Agent's Handstamp"BOSTON" British Agent's Handstamp. Red straightline applied by British agent T. W. Moore on large part of folded cover sent by Cunarder to Lees, England, "America/L" oval backstamp, "1/-" due handstamp, "Leeds JY30 1844 A" circular datestamp, reduced and slightly repaired around edges, still Fine

E. 150-200
80
2085
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2085, Ship and Transatlantic MailNew Orleans to France, New Orleans to FranceNew Orleans to France. Blue folded printed circular from 1851 with red "New Orleans La. Sep. 2" circular datestamp, matching red "Paid 4" handstamp with large red "2" overstruck, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
1,500
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2086
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2086, Ship and Transatlantic MailSteamship 10, Steamship 10Steamship 10. Neat handstamp on inbound blue folded cover to New Orleans, red "New Orleans La. Mar. 21" circular datestamp, red and blue origin markings at lower right, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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2087
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2087, Ship and Transatlantic MailSteamship 10, Steamship 10Steamship 10. Bold handstamp on cover to New Orleans, red "New Orleans La. ? 12" circular datestamp, also with "Minatitlan Franco" framed handstamp, some repairs around edges and some overall wear, still Fine

E. 200-300
130
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2088
c
(New York N.Y.) "Mail Route". Red arc handstamp on four 1827-28 folded letters from New Orleans to northern post offices, rated 12-1/2c, 18-3/4c and 25c, Very Fine, this marking was applied to mail received from non-contract ship captains traveling over established post office waterway mail routes, such mail was rated for the full distance from origin to destination

E. 300-400
160
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2089
c
Ship Covers. Collection of 31 covers mounted and described on pages in two volumes, about half are from Mexico and Cuba with "Steamship 10" or "Steamship 20" circles applied at New Orleans, others incl. 1821 "Ship 6" in ribbon (Boston), 1849 Mexico to Philadelphia via "English Packet", 1861 Guatemala to NYC, 1876 Cuba to Matamoros via New Orleans with "Ship" handstamp, minor faults, generally attractive and Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
750
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2090
c
Transatlantic Stampless Covers. Collection of 77 covers described and mounted on pages in five volumes, 74 are stampless, two have G.B. 1sh embossed and one has Peru 1d embossed, many to or from New Orleans, a solid representative collection of treaty-rate mail and ship letters, a few from early 1800's but most from 1840's, 50's and 60's incl. "Packet Letter" framed handstamp, Retaliatory Rate, American Packet rate to France, etc., generally Very Fine, a fascinating collection which could form the nucleus for expansion or plenty of $50 to $100 covers for the internet or mail-bid seller

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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2091
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2091, Ship and Transatlantic MailTransatlantic Mail with 1851 to Bank Note Issues, Transatlantic Mail with 1851 to Bank Note IssuesTransatlantic Mail with 1851 to Bank Note Issues. An important collection of 48 covers (incl. folded letters) described and mounted on pages, comprising the following destinations: Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland, seven, incl. pair of No. 7 on circular to Liverpool, two covers with pairs of No. 17, Nos. 69, 70a and 117 (unusual mis-perforated stamp); France, 36, incl. 1c & 3c 1851 combinations for 5c inland rate, No. 29 in strips and combinations with 10c for 15c treaty rate (and multiples thereof), No. 32/33 combination strip, 3c & 12c 1857 combinations, 1861 Issues incl. 5c & 10c, 3c & 12c combinations and 15c 1866, No. 71 (four covers), No. 116, pairs of Nos. 113 and 146 for British Open Mail rate; Austria with No. 73 pair and 78 paying PCM rate; No. 29 on cover to Spain, and one each to Germany, Italy and Canada, some faults to be expected, a few cut down or possibly fronts, nonetheless a wonderful group of transatlantic covers with classic U.S. stamps, almost all would have a retail or individual lot value of $100 to $300 each, worth careful examination and an aggressive bid

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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2092
c
Depreciated Currency Covers. Seven covers and one front only, mostly from Lanman and Kemp correspondence, various rates incl. 21c, 74c, 84c, 85c, overall fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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