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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: First Retaliatory Rate, Jul. 1848-Jan. 1849

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
648
c
Sale 1119, Lot 648, Postal Markings and Rates: First Retaliatory Rate, Jul. 1848-Jan. 1849New Orleans to Paris, France, 1848 Retaliatory Rate. Partly clear strike of "New Orleans La. Nov. 4" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Paris, France, "Paid" straightline and "34" U.S. rating for 24c Retaliatory Rate plus 10c postage for over-300 miles to New York, carried on Cunarder Hibernia, arriving Liverpool Nov. 27, red London transit backstamp and "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red Boulogne arrival datestamp (Nov. 29), "15" decimes due including 10 decimes British sea postage, some faint staining at upper right, still Very Fine, a colorful and choice Retaliatory Rate cover to France

E. 400-500
300
649
c
Sale 1119, Lot 649, Postal Markings and Rates: First Retaliatory Rate, Jul. 1848-Jan. 1849Philadelphia to Cognac, France, 1848 Retaliatory Rate. Blue "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on 1848 folded tissue-paper letter to Cognac, France, blue framed "Paid" with matching "29" handstamp for 24c Retaliatory Rate plus 5c postage for under-300 miles to New York, also red crayon "24", carried on Cunarder Hibernia, arriving Liverpool Aug. 15, red London transit backstamp and "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, clear red Boulogne arrival datestamp (Aug. 17), "19" decimes due including 10 decimes British sea postage, small flaws from the fragile nature of the paper, still Very Fine Retaliatory Rate cover to France

E. 200-300
110
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650
c
Sale 1119, Lot 650, Postal Markings and Rates: First Retaliatory Rate, Jul. 1848-Jan. 1849Le Havre, France to New York, 1848 Retaliatory Rate. Red Le Havre Jun. 28, 1848 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New York City, prepaid 12 decimes including 10 decimes British sea postage (not indicated), Jun. 30 London transits, carried from Liverpool on Cunarder Niagara on July 1, arrived Boston July 12 where struck with red "Boston Ms. Ship Jul. 12" circular datestamp and "29" handstamp for 24c Retaliatory Rate plus 5c under-300 miles rate to New York, straightline "SHIP LETTER", fresh and Very Fine, a choice incoming Retaliatory Rate cover

E. 400-500
225
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651
c
Sale 1119, Lot 651, Postal Markings and Rates: First Retaliatory Rate, Jul. 1848-Jan. 1849Paris, France to New Orleans, 1848 Retaliatory Rate. Folded letter datelined Paris, Nov. 30, 1848 to New Orleans, carried privately to Liverpool so no French or British post office markings or charges, carried on Cunarder Niagara on Dec. 2, arrived Boston Dec. 16 where struck with red "Boston Ms. Ship Dec. 16" circular datestamp with red crayon "68" for double the 24c Retaliatory Rate plus double the 10c over-300 miles rate to New Orleans, some edgewear and minor soiling, Fine and scarce incoming double-Retaliatory Rate cover

E. 400-500
350
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