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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Ocean and Waterway Mail, Expositions

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4048, Ocean and Waterway Mail, ExpositionsCape of Good Hope to New London Conn. via St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope to New London Conn. via St. HelenaCape of Good Hope to New London Conn. via St. Helena. Folded letter datelined "At Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, April 23rd 1855" to New London Conn., addressed "Care of G.W. Kimball Esq., U.S. Consul St. Helena", red "St. Helena MY 11 1855" backstamp, with "Forwarded from St. Helena by George W. Kimball, Commercial Agent" oval handstamp, endorsed "per Maidstone" at top, "Sag Harbor N.Y. Jul. 3" circular datestamp, manuscript rate overstruck by "SHIP" and "5" handstamps, some soiling, toning and edgewear, still Fine, a rare whaling letter

E. 300-400
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4049, Ocean and Waterway Mail, ExpositionsVictoria, Vancouver Island to London, England, Victoria, Vancouver Island to London, EnglandVictoria, Vancouver Island to London, England. Blue cover with "Victoria Post Office" oval handstamp with matching "Paid" in oval, to London, England, red "58" crayon for two times the 29c rate, endorsed "England via New York", red "San Francisco Cal. Paid Apr. 13, 1860" transit, carried overland on the Butterfield Route, then on the Cunarder Africa, which departed New York May 9, 1860 and arrived Queenstown May 19, red "19" credit indicates was sent at single rate, London receiving datestamp, missing part of top flap, Very Fine and very unusual use, ex Kutz and Walske

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4050, Ocean and Waterway Mail, ExpositionsPortland Me. Paid 15 Jun. 25 (1864), Portland Me. Paid 15 Jun. 25 (1864)Portland Me. Paid 15 Jun. 25 (1864). Clear strike of red circular datestamp applied at Portland Me. exchange office on folded cover to New Orleans, Roman States 1852, 8b Black (9), two pairs tied by diamond grid cancels, Roma double-circle datestamp, red boxed "Br. Service" and Marseilles transit datestamp, "3" handstamp, Very Fine, a scarce example of the Portland exchange office datestamp, 34c rate via French mail (equivalant to 32b)

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4051, Ocean and Waterway Mail, ExpositionsSteamboat Piota, Steamboat PiotaSteamboat Piota. Clear strike of blue oval handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire to Buchannon, Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, Very Fine strike, accompanied by second cover with strike of red "Packet Swamp Fox" in double oval, blank at top, on 3c Nesbitt entire to New Orleans with "Way" straightline, Nesbitt seal on flap, Fine strike

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4052, Ocean and Waterway Mail, ExpositionsSteamer Pewabic, Detroit, Nov. 10, 1864, Steamer Pewabic, Detroit, Nov. 10, 1864Steamer Pewabic, Detroit, Nov. 10, 1864. Clear strike of blue circular datestamp on orange cover to Eagle Harbor Mich., with 5c Playing Cards, Perforated (R28c), defective and either uncancelled or cleaned, pencil "Due 4c", slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and unusual of this scarce steamer marking, in 1865 she collided with another vessel off of Alpena with the total loss of about 100 lives, ex Polland

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4053, Ocean and Waterway Mail, Expositions1899 National Export Exposition, Philadelphia (Bomar P99-01), 1899 National Export Exposition, Philadelphia (Bomar P99-01)1899 National Export Exposition, Philadelphia (Bomar P99-01). 2c Red stationery with "Phila, Pa. Exposition Sta. Oct. 28, 1899" duplex datestamp and "1" oval grid with an additional strike below, addressed locally, arrival markings on reverse, Fine, a rare exposition marking, of which only two are recorded in Bomar, but we know of at least one other

E. 200-300
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Expositions and Fairs Collection. Approximately 200 covers, to or from the fair or exposition with receiving or originating markings, as well as material surrounding it, such as advertising covers and corner cards, official postal cards and more, begins in the 1870s onwards through the 1930s, some are identified by Bomar (a few scarce types noticed), others still on original auction lot cards from the 1980s, four books included such as two Official Catalogue of World's Columbian Expo, Rand, McNally & Co.'s Handbook and Souvenir from Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo, much with original retail values of $20 to $150, mostly Fine-Very Fine, an incredible group for the Expo and Fair collector, viewing is strongly advised

E. 3,000-4,000
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