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Sale 1054 — The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
682
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 682, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors and proof-like impressions, centered to top right with perfs slightly in, used with vertical pair of 2c Red Brown (146), cancelled by cork on 1872 cover to Barcelona, Spain, "New Orleans La. May 2" circular datestamp, red "New York 24 May 8" credit datestamp, red London Paid transit and "PD" in oval, large red "2" handstamp, receiving backstamp, 24c light corner crease from placement near edge of cover, minor edgewear

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A COLORFUL MIXED-ISSUE 1869 FRANKING FOR THE 28-CENT RATE TO SPAIN -- ONE OF FOUR RECORDED WITH THIS FRANKING.

Ten 24c 1869 covers to Spain are recorded in the 1869 PRA census, but one of these (with 1c and 3c stamps, ex Ishikawa) has been declared a forgery, leaving nine genuine covers. Four covers are prepaid with a combination of the 24c and two 2c Bank Note stamps.

Ex Hart and Lafayette. With 1968 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
21,000
683
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 683, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117), 10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117)10c Yellow, 12c Green (116, 117). Rich colors, tied by circle of V's cancels, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Dec. 29" backstamp on 1869 quadrille-lined folded letter to Lisbon, Portugal, sender's blue oval handstamp and manuscript directive "Portugal via England", red "12" U.S. credit to Great Britain, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jan. 8, 1870), red "PD" in oval handstamp, neat "Franca" in oval handstamp indicating "Paid" and probably applied in Lisbon (according to Laurence, the recipient paid 40 reis to receive this letter), Lisbon receiving backstamp (Jan. 13, 1870), faint horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, 12c small part of top right corner torn off (probably by sender)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND SPECTACULAR. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 ISSUE ON COVER TO PORTUGAL AND THE ONLY AVAILABLE 10-CENT 1869 COVER TO PORTUGAL. A MAGNIFICENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVER AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DR. HEIMBURGER COLLECTION.

The Convention rates effective from Jan. 1, 1868, to Dec. 31, 1870, followed a progression of 10c U.S. per -1/2 oz. and 12c credit to G.B. per 7.5 grams (-1/4 oz.). Therefore, this letter must have weighed no more than a quarter-ounce and was prepaid with 22c postage (12c U.S. credit to G.B.). Unlike mail to Spain with identical rates, mail to Portugal was prepaid only to the Portugese border. Therefore, there are no British credit markings on covers to Portugal, and the recipients had to pay internal Portugese postage (in this case, 40 reis).

This letter was carried on the Cunarder Russia, which departed New York on December 29, 1869, and arrived at Queenstown on Jan. 6, 1870. This was the last Cunard sailing before service was suspended for five months due to Cunard's refusal to carry mail at the reduced sea postage rate effective January 1, 1870.

Illustrated and described in Laurence 10c 1869 book (p. 130), where the other 10c 1869 cover to Portugal is shown (16c rate with a 6c 1869; located in the Hirzel collection at the Swiss PTT Museum)

E. 10,000-15,000
27,000
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684
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 684, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Vertical strip of three and single (latter with minor repaired tear), used with 1c Buff (112) torn along right edge before use, all cancelled by matching cork cancels, "Marietta O. Sep. 15" circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Lisbon, Portugal, addressed in purple to naval officer aboard U.S.S. Plymouth but returned to B. F. Stevens in London with his red Oct. 28, 1870 double-oval receiving datestamp on back, red New York and London transits, bold "Franca" oval handstamp and Lisbon receiving backstamp, slightly soiled but a Fine and very unusual use, only two covers with the 6c to Portugal are recorded and the other is in the Swiss PTT Museum, ex Rose, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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685
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 685, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair and strip of three, tied by circle of wedges cancels in bright red with matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 20" (1869) circular datestamp on buff cover to Paris, France, red New York and blue Cherbourg transits, Very Fine, an attractive and colorful combination of stamp and red cancel, unusual franking for 15c treaty rate, ex Kuphal

E. 500-750
450
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686
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 686, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Rich color, used with 3c Red F Grill (94) and 10c Green F Grill (96), tied by quartered cork cancels and "St. Paul Minn. May 2?" circular datestamp on buff 1869 cover to Monthuel, France, red "New York Paid 3 Jun. 1" credit datestamp, blue Cherbourg transit, red boxed "PD" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Fine, colorful and scarce franking for the 15c rate, carried on the HAPAG Allemannia

E. 300-400
200
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687
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 687, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by small quartered cork cancels, "Buffalo N.Y. Nov. 14" (1869) circular datestamp, red "New York Paid 3 Nov. 16" credit datestamp on cover to Paris, France from the Shepard correspondence, blue Cherbourg transit datestamp, Very Fine, ex Foote with his backstamp

E. 200-300
475
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688
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 688, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Tied by well-struck rosette cancel and red "New York Paid 6 Jun. 22" credit datestamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, blue Calais transit, stamp with small piece out at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the HAPAG Cimbria

E. 200-300
425
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689
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 689, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Tied by rosette cancel, red "New York Paid 12 May 15" credit datestamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, red octagonal French Line H No. 2 datestamp, red boxed "PD" handstamp, faint vertical file fold affects stamp, Fine appearance, carried on the French steamer Lafayette, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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690
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 690, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Rich colors, tied by large geometric cancel (Weiss TR-W13C), red "New York Paid 3 Jun. 15" credit datestamp on blue 1869 folded letter to Libourne, France, blue Cherbourg transit circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, light file folds away from stamp, Fine, carried on the HAPAG Germania

E. 300-400
450
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691
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 691, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by cork cancel, purple "Philadelphia 12 Paid Dec. 10" (1869) credit datestamp on small cover to Paris, France and forwarded to Alexandria, Egypt, addressed in care of Drexel, Harjes & Co. in Paris, blue "Forwarded by Drexel Harjes & Co., Paris" oval handstamp, blue Cherbourg transit also ties stamp, red boxed "PD" handstamp, red manuscript "Alexandria" at upper left, some slight edgewear

VERY FINE. A SCARCE USE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A COVER TO PARIS AND FORWARDED TO EGYPT.

The 1869 PRA census lists only two covers with denominations higher than 12c to Egypt. The other is also a 15c Type II, ex Coulter (Siegel Sale 911, lot 222) and from the same correspondence.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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692
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 692, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by "Burlington N.J. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, and forwarded to Milan, Italy red New York and French transits, red boxed "PD" handstamp, blue "Forwarded by Drexel Harjes & Co. Paris" oval handstamp, lightened stain at center, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce use, carried on the French Pe'eriere

E. 300-400
700
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693
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 693, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, choice centering, tied by cork cancel, "Marksville La. Oct. 16" circular datestamp on orange 1869 cover to Gironde, France, red "New York Paid 3 Oct. 26" credit datestamp, blue Cherbourg transit, transit and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, carried on the HAPAG Holsatia

E. 300-400
475
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694
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 694, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by circle of V's cancel, red "New York Paid 6 Dec. ?" credit datestamp with month slug inverted on 1869 tissue paper cover to Paris, France, red boxed "PD" handstamp and blue Calais transit, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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695
 
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 695, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, tied by quartered cork cancels, red "New York Paid 12 Oct. 14" credit datestamp on 1869 cover front only to St. Etienne, France, blue Calais transit, red boxed "PD" handstamp, vertical file fold well away from stamps, part of address cut out and replaced, otherwise Fine double-rate use, carried on the Cunarder Tarifa

E. 200-300
350
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696
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 696, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "New York Paid 6 Jul. 21" credit datestamp on 1869 tissue paper cover to Paris, France and forwarded to Interlaken, Switzerland, manuscript "Pr Scotia" and carried on that Cunarder, red boxed "PD" handstamp, France 30c Brown on Yellowish (34) affixed for forwarding postage and tied by 6-point Star of Dots cancel, neat "Monroe & Co. Paris" forwarder's backstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, few mended edge flaws, still Very Fine and attractive use

E. 750-1,000
450
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697
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 697, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Tied by bold strike of crossroads cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15" (1869) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Cognac, France, sender's Dec. 14 datestamp, red "New York Paid 12 Dec. 25" credit datestamp, red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H No. 3 25 Dec. 69" octagonal datestamp, red boxed "PD" handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, faint horizontal file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A DOUBLE-RATE FRENCH DIRECT PACKET COVER FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO FRANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY COVER BEARING THE 30-CENT USED FROM SAN FRANCISCO.

This cover was carried on the French CGT Ligne H Ville de Paris and therefore was subject to the 12c per quarter-ounce credit to France. The 30c pays the double treaty rate for a letter weighing more than a quarter but less than a half-ounce. The New York 12c credit would have applied to a letter weighing no more than a quarter ounce. Perhaps the sender in San Francisco did not want to risk having all of the postage disregarded if underpaid and applied the 30c stamp.

The PRA 1869 census lists a cover front only used from San Francisco to France. This cover is not listed in the census, and it is the only intact 30c 1869 cover originating in San Francisco (The 30c "Miro" cover passed through San Francisco in transit from the Far East).

With 1998 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

E. 15,000-20,000
18,500
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698
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 698, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "New York Paid 24 Aug. 18" credit datestamp on 1869 folded cover to Bordeaux, France, red boxed "PD" handstamp, sender's blue oval handstamp and directive "Per Arabia", carried on that Cunarder, Calais transit datestamp, Paris and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE DOUBLE-RATE COVER FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS WITH THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The correct credit to France on a double-rate cover to France sent by British or American Packet via England was 12c (2 x 6c), but a fair number of covers show incorrect credit markings.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 0 15,000-20,000
18,000
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699
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 699, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, used with 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), cancelled by quartered corks and tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on 1869 tissue paper cover to Paris, France, red New York credit circular datestamp, blue Calais transit, small red boxed "PD" handstamp also ties stamps, some overall cover wear, 30c small corner crease at upper left

VERY FINE. ONLY TWO COMBINATION COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE 15-CENT TYPE I AND 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS EXTANT AND A HIGHLIGHT OF DR. HEIMBURGER'S COLLECTION.

This franking pays the triple 15c treaty rate to France, and the 18c credit corresponds to the triple 6c credit to France for a letter sent by British or American Packet via England. One other cover is known with a similar franking. It is also addressed to France (from New Orleans), but was carried by American Packet Direct with a corresponding 9c credit (Walske collection).

Ex Seybold and Knapp. With copy of 1996 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
32,500
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700
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 700, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Two horizontal pairs, bright color, well-centered, both with s.e. at left, one also has part of guide arrow, tied by segmented cork cancels and "Boston Jan. 18" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, "GB/40c" Aglo-French accountancy handstamp, Calais transit (Jan. 31) and "5" decimes due handstamp, red London transit and Munroe & Co.'s "Short Paid" straightline on back, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL FRANKING FOR THE 4-CENT BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE TO FRANCE.

The "Short Paid" marking was applied by Munroe & Co. in Paris to help justify charging its client the five decimes postage due. This is one of the finest of the few 1c 1869 covers franked for the 4c British Open Mail rate.

Illustrated in color in 1869 PRA Census (p. 123) and Baker's U.S. Classics. Ex Krug, Baker, Grunin and Coulter. Signed Ashbrook.

E. 5,000-7,500
25,000
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701
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 701, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Rich color, used with 1c Buff (112) and 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by quartered corks, "New Orleans La. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on 1870 tissue cover to Paris, France, 3c also tied by "GB 40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red "New York Mar. 19" circular datestamp, "5" decimes due, London transit backstamp, missing part of top flap, sealed cover tear and some wear, otherwise Fine and colorful use, carried on the Inman City of Washington, this was franked to pay the 10c rate by American or French Packet Direct, it was instead sent by British Mail via England

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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702
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 702, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal pair, tied by bold quartered cork cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 17" circular datestamp on blue 1870 folded cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New York Feb. 26" transit datestamp, neat "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "10" decimes due from recipient, few minor toned perfs, Very Fine, scarce use from the West Coast to France paying the 4c British Open Mail rate during non-treaty period, carried on the Inman City of Brooklyn

E. 200-300
275
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703
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 703, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Tied by small quartered cork cancel, “New Orleans La. Aug. 1” circular datestamp with day slug inverted, on 1870 folded printed notice to Bordeaux, France, red “New York Aug. 6” circular datestamp, neat strike of “GB/40c” Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, “5” decimes due, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, there was never a 6c rate to France, so 6c 1869 stamps used alone to France are very scarce

E. 400-500
750
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704
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 704, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, tied by quartered cork, "Philada Pa. Apr. 1?" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Paris, France, sender's directive "Via England", blue Cherbourg double-circle datestamp also ties stamp, neat "8" decimes due marking, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, carried on the HAPAG Holsatia, ex Gibson, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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705
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 705, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Two tied by grid cancels on 3c Pink on Buff entire to Paris, France, with "Winchester Repeating Fire Arms" corner card of New Haven Conn., red "New Haven Ct. Sep. 20" circular datestamp, New York and 1870 French transits, "24" decimes due marking, some edgewear, Very Fine double-rate use paid to the French border, the 3c entire did not serve any postal purpose, carried on the French Lafayette, ex Gibson, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
850
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706
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 706, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Well-centered, tied by quartered cork cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 26" circular datestamp on 1870 Phantom Rate cover to Paris, France, light strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jul. ?" backstamp, red London transit, red "PD" in circle handstamp, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap and repaired along top edge, otherwise Fine appearing example of the elusive Phantom Rate, effective July 1, 1870, the new Anglo-French postal convention reduced the rate between Great Britain and France to 3p per 10 grams, which in turn reduced the Phantom Rate from 12c to 10c (with a corresponding reduction in credit to GB from 8c to 6c), carried on the Cunarder Aleppo

E. 500-750
1,200
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707
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 707, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Used with 2c Brown (113), tied by large circle of diamonds segmented cork cancel on printed Prices Current to Vienna, Austria, bold red "PAID ALL" straightline handstamp, manuscript "Pr Russia", receiving backstamp (Sep. 28, 1869), slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare 1869 Pictorial use on printed matter to Europe, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
9,000
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708
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 708, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal strip of three, s.e. at right, tied by bold segmented cork cancels on New Orleans Cotton and Produce Circular dated April 13, 1870 to Bremen, Germany, red "Paid All" handstamp, Very Fine printed matter use to Europe

E. 300-400
2,000
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709
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 709, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, tied by segmented cork cancel, red "New York Paid All Direct Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Furth, Germany, part-printed route instructions, red "Bremen Franco" boxed datestamp, receiving backstamp, some minor cover repairs, otherwise Very Fine, franked to pay the 15c rate by North German Union Closed Mail, this was instead carried by North German Union Direct via Bremen which only required 10c postage, carried on the NGL America

E. 400-500
1,200
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710
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 710, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Cancelled by rosette and tied by red "New York Paid All Br. Transit May 25" circular datestamp on cover to Berlin, Germany, red "Verviers Coeln Franco" transit datestamp, boxed arrival marking also ties stamp, some slight overall wear, Very Fine use paying the 15c rate by North German Union Closed Mail, carried on the HAPAG Hammonia, with 1999 Holcombe certificate

E. 400-500
1,100
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711
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 711, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Rich colors, tied by cork cancel, "Marblehead Mass. Jan. 5" double-circle datestamp on 1870 buff cover to Berlin, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Jan. 6" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Via England" and carried on the Cunarder Nemesis, receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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712
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 712, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Bright colors, tied by quartered cork cancel, light strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 28" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Dresden, Germany, red "Verviers Coeln Franco" transit datestamp, small corner crease at top right, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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713
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 713, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Natural s.e. at left, used with 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by New York Foreign Mail cancels (Weiss TR-W6a), red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Nov. 3" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Leipzig, Germany, red "Verviers Coeln Franco" transit datestamp, cover tear and small hole repaired, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
800
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714
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 714, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114), 1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114)1c Buff, 3c Ultramarine (112, 114). 1c pulled top left corner perf, 3c vertical pair with wide straddle-pane margin showing large part of adjoining stamps and full arrow at right, tied by blue targets and duplex "Sandusky O. Jul. 26" (1869) double-circle datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U34) to Minden, Germany, with merchant's return address at left, red New York transit also cancels entire and ties 3c pair, red Bremen transit, German receiving backstamp, stamps with minor perf tip gum toning, Extremely Fine, very colorful combination of stamps, stationery and markings, ex Forster

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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715
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 715, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Perfs in, used with 3c Green (147) on 3c Green entire to Berlin, Germany, tied by Leaf cancels and "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 30" (1870) circular datestamp, red "New York Paid All Direct Apr. 8" and framed Bremen transits, fresh and Extremely Fine cover, a rare example of the 1869 Pictorial Issue used to pay the 7c North German Union rate via Bremen -- put into effect in July 1870, the 7c NGU rate had the misfortune of coinciding with the Franco-Prussian War when France declared war on July 19; fear of German ships being captured while at sea led the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg-American lines to keep their ships in neutral ports and to cease operations; only two sailings were made in July and not until October 1870 did the North German Lloyd deem it safe enough to resume operations, sending ships from Bremen around the north of Scotland to New York, though sailings were irregular and the wreck of the Union near Rattray Head on Nov. 28, 1870, caused them to virtually abandon this route; normal service was restored in February 1871, but the rate was reduced to 6c in October -- needless to say, covers showing the ill-fated 7c NGU rate are very rare, this is an exceedingly rare example with the 1869 Pictorial Issue, ex Kuphal

E. 1,500-2,000
5,500
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716
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 716, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Vertical pair, used with vertical pair of 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var), rich color, tied by rosette cancels and red "New York Paid All Direct Dec. 21" circular datestamp on 1869 cover to Dresden, Germany, sender's directive "German Line" at lower left and carried on the HAPAG Cimbria, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed datestamp, missing part of top flap, small tear at lower left, Fine, unusual franking to pay the 10c rate by North German Union Direct Mail, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
350
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717
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 717, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "Boston Paid All Direct Apr. 16" circular datestamp on 1870 cover to Dresden, Germany, red "Hamburg Franco" boxed datestamp struck partly off of cover at lower left, Very Fine, carried on the HAPAG Holsatia

E. 200-300
150
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718
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 718, International Mail: Spain and Portugal, France, Austria and Germany10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Horizontal pair, rich color, tied by leaf cork cancels, red "New York Paid All Direct Sep. 16" circular datestamp on 1869 cover with banker's corner card to Berlin, Germany, red boxed "Bremen Franco" datestamp, receiving backstamp, some toning also affects stamps, still Very Fine, carried on the NGL Rhein

E. 400-500
400
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