Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage Currency

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2079
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2079, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage Currency"MAIL ROUTE" (Philadelphia). Clear strike of straightline handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on folded 1828 cover to Philadelphia (docketed in Charleston, 1828), sender's notation "Langdon Chevy", Very Fine, an extremely scarce and interesting ship mail marking, "Mail Route" was applied for a brief period from 1827 to 1830 on private ship letters which were not classified as "ship letters" through the use of the "impliedly under contract" ruling of the Post Office Department (this discriminatory practice was abandoned in 1830), the Philadelphia "Mail Route" handstamp is scarcer than the arc types used at New York City or Providence R.I. (see ASCC p. 88)

E. 500-750
800
2080
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2080, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage Currency"Troy & New York/Steam Boat". Two folded covers dated 1848 and 1850, each with blue boxed handstamp with "7 cts." in double-circle and addressed to Troy, one with file fold thru handstamp, one with 2011 P.F. certificate, also incl. another with "Steam" handstamp which was ultimately crossed-out, Very Fine strikes

E. 400-500
350
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2081
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2081, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencySteamer Isabel. Perfect strike of blue octagonal handstamp with floral detail on blue folded letter datelined "Saint Louis March 4th 1851" to Liberty Mo., light horizontal file fold at top, fascinating contents from Robert Campbell to Maj. John Dougherty discusses rumor that forts Kearny and Laramie will be closed due to reduced appropriations (they weren't), Extremely Fine, ex Risvold

E. 400-500
1,200
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2082
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2082, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencySteamboat Covers. Six covers, either 3c entires or stampless, several better incl. bold strike of "Steamer Cote Joyeuse" handstamp on folded letter (P.S.E. certificate), "U.S. Mail Packet, Steamer Lizzie Simmons, Geo. H. Kirk Capt., Maurice Langhorn Clerk" handstamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire, "Steamer Stacy." red handstamp with black "Steam 5" handstamp, "CREOLE" straightline handstamp on 3c entire, "Red River Packet St. Charles" red handstamp on 3c entire, "U.S. Mail Packet Natchez" blue handstamp with matching "Route 7309" handstamp on 3c entire, finally "Regular New Orleans, Ouachita River and Bayou Bartholmew Packet, Trenton" pre-printed at top of yellow stampless cover with contents, few flaws but overall Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

E. 500-750
1,000
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2083
c
Ship Letters. Three-ring binder with approximately 13 items, incl. No. 71 on cover to France, No. 65 used from Philadelphia and addressed to the Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1846 folded letter from U.S.S. Columbia at Rio De Janeiro to Philadelphia with interesting contents, No. 205 on cover to England with B.F. Stevens handstamp, few other interesting inbound letters from military vessels, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
500
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2084
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2084, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyNew York to Shanghai, China. Dec. 8, 1851 folded letter from New York City to Augustine Heard & Co. in Shanghai, China, care of Baring Bros. in London, sender's endorsement "per Asia", "New York 10 Dec. 6" debit datestamp (inverted date), red London receiving backstamp (Dec. 21), ms. "2/" due marking crossed out and re-rated "4/1" paid with red "London Paid" (Dec. 24) circular datestamp, red "VIA MARSEILLES" route handstamp applied by Baring Bros., Hong Kong receiving backstamp (Feb. 12, 1852), Very Fine, scarce double-rate letter to China via Marseilles, this cover and the next make a perfect pair

E. 400-500
300
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2085
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2085, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyNew York to Shanghai, China. Jul. 9, 1852 (per docketing) folded cover from New York City to Augustine Heard & Co. in Shanghai, China, care of Baring Bros. in London, sender's endorsement "pr. Pacific" crossed out, "New York 42 Jul. 10" debit datestamp, red London receiving backstamp (Jul. 21), ms. "2/" due marking crossed out and re-rated "4/" paid with red "London Paid" (Jul. 21) circular datestamp, red "VIA MARSEILLES" route handstamp applied by Baring Bros., Hong Kong receiving backstamp (Sep. 3), Very Fine, scarce double-rate letter to China via Marseilles

E. 400-500
300
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2086
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2086, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyNew York to Canton, China. Oct. 28, 1856 folded letter from New York City to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, red "New York Br. Pkt. Oct. 29" circular datestamp, sender's routing "Per Persia, Via Marseilles", pencil "53" rate, magenta ms. "48" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Nov. 8), Hong Kong receiving backstamp (Dec. 24), Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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2087
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2087, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyForwarded by Zachrisson & Co. New York. Red boxed handstamp on folded letter datelined "New York 1st June 1843 at Bunker's", addressed to a midshipman on the U.S. Frigate United States in the Pacific Squadron, endorsed "Via Panama" and with "Forwarded by Ernest Zachrisson, Panama" handstamp, light vertical file folds, Very Fine, unusual use

E. 300-400
375
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2088
 
Sale 1090, Lot 2088, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyGeo. S. Walker, "Payable at my Counter", Salem Mass., 2c-3c Fractional Postage Currency. Pair of signed bills, 2c 77 x 52mm, 3c larger margins and 85 x 56mm, both with advertising "Gents' Furnishing Goods, Under Garments, Hosiery, Scarfs, Ties, Umbrellas, &c.", 2c minor corner nick, slight wrinkling, Very Fine pair and rare, ex Ford

E. 400-500
0
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2089
 
Sale 1090, Lot 2089, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyNew-Lebanon Change Association (Pa.), 12-1/2c Fractional Postage Currency. 87 x 52mm, typeset design with ornate frame, dated Jan. 2, 1815, denomination in each frame and numbered "21", signed on front and countersigned on back, small stain, nick and pinhole at left, Very Fine appearance and rare, ex Ford

E. 400-500
0
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2090
 
Sale 1090, Lot 2090, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage CurrencyS. W. Chubbuck, Utica N.Y., 2c-3c Fractional Postage Currency. Two bills, approximately 84 x 46mm, typeset design, "Will pay the bearer, ONE (TWO) CENTS, in Postage Currency, at this store." and dated "Utica, April 1, 1864," large Roman numeral encircled by large "C" at left, both crisp uncirculated, Very Fine and rare, ex Ford

E. 400-500
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2091
 
Sale 1090, Lot 2091, Waterways & Transatlantic Mails, Postage Currency1862-76, Stamp Dealers' Tokens. Six tokens, incl. copper "Jas. Brennan U.S. Postage Stamps 37 Nassau St. Foreign", eagle and "Union For Ever" on obverse, two other Brennans with Gen. George B. McClellan on obverse, one copper and one brass, also brass "Mason & Co. 1870 Coin & Stamp Dealers. No. 139 9th St. Phila." with Washington on obverse (see lot 2633 for Mason & Co. covers), finally two J. W. Scott & Co. centennial tokens depicting Liberty Bell and Minuteman, small chain holes at top of last two, overall Very Fine, a scarce and fascinating group of stamp dealer tokens, James Brennan was one of the first New York stamp dealers, after working for George Hussey's local delivery service he opened an office on the famed Nassau St. in 1861 -- perhaps the first to do so

E. 400-500
300
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