EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A HUDSON RIVER MAIL COVER. A PHENOMENAL CLASSIC IMPERFORATE COVER IN EVERY RESPECT.
Ex Dale-Lichtenstein and with note on back "Bought in Montreal-1937-$145" and ex Boker
VERY FINE. A RARE 1847 ISSUE COVER TO CANADA WITH THE HUDSON RIVER MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING AND THE RECTANGULAR 15-BAR GRID, OF WHICH TWO EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED.
Stanley B. Ashbrook's notes on back read, "This stamp is cancelled by a rare wide bar grid which is different from the well-known wavy line grid..." Ex Emerson
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON AN UNUSUAL TURNED COVER FROM SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK CITY, THEN FORWARDED TO MONTREAL, CANADA -- ADDING TO THE MIX IS THE PRESENCE OF THE "6" IN CIRCLE SHIP-LETTER RATE MARKING USED AS A CANCELLATION.
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL TYPE DATESTAMP ON THE 1847 ISSUE. THE USE OF THIS MARKIING ON MAIL TO CANADA IS EVEN MORE UNUSUAL.
Stanley B. Ashbrook theorized that the first New York City Ocean Mail cancel was fashioned from the older "New York/Ship" postmark with the word "Ship" removed. It is known on a handful of March 1850 covers bearing stamps of the 1847 Issue. Creighton C. Hart described the five 1847 covers that were known to him, dated in March 1850 and "occasionally thereafter." (Chronicle 97). The Polland collection contained a 5c 1847 cover with this cancel dated Oct. 9 (presumably 1850). After July 1851, the cancel was used in black on domestic letters traveling via ocean routes. Please see lot 168 of this sale for an example used on domestic mail.
Ex Rust and Boker
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR ON A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER TO NEW BRUNSWICK, BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Ex Rust and Boker
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING 1847 ISSUE COVER CARRIED BY CUNARD PACKET TO NOVA SCOTIA.
The 10c 1847 stamp paid the U.S. over-300 miles rate from Baltimore to Boston, and the letter was then carried by the Cunarder America, which departed Boston on June 28. This was the last eastbound Cunard sailing before the Retaliatory Period. The British packet rate of one shilling was collected from the addressee (no inland postage was assessed). The one-shilling charge was levied until September 20, 1849, at which point it was reduced to 4 pence (4-1/2 pence in local currency).
Ex Hart and Boker.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND VERY SCARCE 10-CENT 1847 COVER TO NOVA SCOTIA.
This was exchanged between Robbinston, Maine, and St. Andrews on the Canadian side of the Bay of Fundy.
Ex Boker. With 1984 Alcuri and 1985 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE. A RARE AND UNUSUAL 1847 ISSUE COVER FROM NOVA SCOTIA TO CANADA VIA NEW YORK WITH TWO 5-CENT STAMPS PAYING THE UNITED STATES PORTION OF THE FORWARDING POSTAGE TO CANADA .
The accompanying certificate states states that this letter originated in England, "probably via the Cambria." At this time the Cunard steamers were still stopping at Halifax when bound from Liverpool to the United States (North Atlantic Mail Sailings, p. 28, footnote 35). The Cambria carried this letter, but it probably was added to the mail at Halifax, based on the absence of a one-shilling packet postage marking and the presence of the "4" pence rate. The blue manuscript "10c" is characteristic of New York City's post office. The notation was probably applied by a clerk who read the Montreal address, but the letter was delivered to Laurie & Co. and re-mailed with the two 5c 1847 stamps prepaying the postage to Canada.
Ex Matthies, Peyton, Garrett and Boker. With 1978 P.F. certificate.
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE ON A LETTER SENT FROM ONE PART OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA TO ANOTHER VIA THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A COVER TO CANADA MARKED FOR THE 3-PENCE FERRIAGE RATE. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH THE 5-CENT UNDER-300 MILES RATE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
The 3-pence rate was charged on mail to Kingston, because there was no need to assess Canadian postage. The 3 pence paid the ferriage fee for the short trip from Cape Vincent N.Y. to Kingston in Canada. Very few are known, especially with the 5c 1847 Issue and the 5c under-300 miles rate.
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A COVER TO CANADA MARKED FOR THE 3-PENCE FERRIAGE RATE.
The 3-pence rate was charged on mail to Kingston, because there was no need to assess Canadian postage. The 3 pence paid the ferriage fee for the short trip from Cape Vincent N.Y. to Kingston in Canada. Very few are known.