Sale 1119 — The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim Period

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
726
c
Sale 1119, Lot 726, Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim PeriodNew York to Cognac, France. "New York Br. Transit Feb. 19" circular datestamp on back of 1870 folded letter to Cognac, France, carried by NGL Line steamer Donau, arriving Southampton Mar. 1, two strikes of G.B./Art. 38" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Calais and Bordeaux transit datestamps and charged "10" decimes due for double-weight, Bordeaux and Cognac backstamps, Very Fine, the "G.B/Art. 38" marking was used only from January to March 1870 and is very rare with fewer than five examples known, ex Noel

E. 1,000-1,500
0
727
c
Sale 1119, Lot 727, Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim PeriodNew Orleans to Marseilles, France. "New Orleans La. Jun. 6 2 PM" circular datestamp, "New York Br. Transit 4 Jun. 11" debit datestamp on 1874 folded letter to Marseilles, France, wines and brandies dealer's blue datestamp, "GB/2F" triangle-topped accountancy handstamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "12" decimes due for double-weight (only a single rate debited by U.S. due to non-parallel weight progressions), Extremely Fine unpaid cover to France via British Open Mail with all markings unusually well-struck

E. 200-300
200
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728
c
Sale 1119, Lot 728, Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim PeriodSan Francisco to Toulon, France. "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 2" circular datestamp, "New York Aug. 11" circular datestamp on 1874 cover to Toulon, France, blue Cherbourg arrival datestamp with "75c" due for 50 centimes rate plus 50% unpaid penalty, Very Fine, carried on Eagle Line steamer Lessing, arriving Cherbourg Aug. 22

E. 200-300
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729
c
Sale 1119, Lot 729, Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim PeriodUnited States and France Transatlantic Mails, Study Group. 33 covers sent in both directions, most are stampless with a few franked with U.S. or French stamps, wide range of uses, rates and markings from throughout the period of study including pre-1857 treaty, treaty period and post-treaty period, a number of better markings including "COLONIES/&c ART.", depreciated currency, wide range of French entry and origin datestamps, steamer lines including Cunard, Inman, HAPAG, Allan, Ocean, Liverpool Southern Steamship Co., these are generally $100 to $200 covers but a few are worth more, overall a Very Fine and fascinating group, the postal history interest in this group along with Mr. Walske's detailed notes on rates and sailings compelled us to write up each cover as though an individual auction lot, those descriptions along with a full scan of the group are available here

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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730
c
Sale 1119, Lot 730, Postal Markings and Rates: 1871-74 Interim PeriodBank Note Issues on United States and France Transatlantic Mails. 25 covers from 1870's-80's going in both directions, mix of U.S. and French stamps including one mixed franking (French Postage Due stamp with 2c and 5c Bank Notes), more than 10 others with U.S. Bank Note stamps including mixed color frankings, a couple postal cards and a couple stampless, range markings and some attractive cancels, some pre-UPU period included, mixed condition generally Fine-Very Fine, we described eight of the best covers as though each were an individual auction lot, those descriptions and a scan of the entire group available here

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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