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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: French Service Direct

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
681
c
Sale 1119, Lot 681, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectBoston to Paris, France, French Packet Direct. Red "Boston 5cts. 14 Aug." (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline on folded cover to Paris, France, clear strike of blue framed "Paq. Reg." entry handstamp, Paris backstamp, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from the short-lived Herout & Handel Line, carried on maiden voyage of the Philadelphie from New York on Aug. 15, arriving Cherbourg Sep. 1, this was the second of only nine sailings of this line and the only sailing to use the "Paq. Reg" handstamp

E. 500-750
550
682
c
Sale 1119, Lot 682, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew York to Paris, France, French Packet Direct. Folded letter datelined at New York on Aug. 31, 1847 to Paris, France, hand carried to Herout & Handel Line's Missouri which sailed on Aug. 31 and arrived Cherbourg Sep. 15, red "Le Havre 2 Paq. Reg. 2 17 Sept. 47" double-circle datestamp, "15" decimes due, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the third of only nine sailings and the maiden voyage of the Missouri, which also carried the outstanding 5c 1847 cover offered in lot 512

E. 500-750
325
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683
c
Sale 1119, Lot 683, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew York to Paris, France, French Packet Direct. Folded letter datelined at New York on Oct. 25, 1847 to Paris, France, hand carried to Herout & Handel Line's Missouri which sailed on Oct. 25. and arrived Le Havre Nov. 11, red "Le Havre 1 Paq. Reg. 1 11 Nov. 47" double-circle datestamp, "30" decimes due, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the sixth of only nine sailings, only four of the sailings employed this arrival datestamp

E. 500-750
425
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684
c
Sale 1119, Lot 684, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew York to Paris, France, French Packet Direct. Red "New-York Sep. 14" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Paris, France, 5c U.S. postage paid but not indicated, carried on Herout & Handel Line's New York which sailed on Sep. 15 and arrived Oct. 3, red "Le Havre 2 Paq. Reg. 2 5 Oct. 47" double-circle datestamp, "23" decimes due, (15 decimes French Packet plus 8 decimes inland), Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the fourth of only nine sailings and the first voyage of the New York

E. 500-750
425
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685
c
Sale 1119, Lot 685, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew Orleans to Bordeaux, France, French Packet Direct. Blue "New Orleans La. Oct. 17" circular datestamp with matching large "10" handstamp and "Paid" straightline on 1847 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, carried from New York on Herout & Handel Line's Philadelphie which sailed on Nov. 28 and arrived Le Havre Nov. 28, blue "Le Havre 2 Paq. Reg. 2 28 Nov. 47" double-circle datestamp, "19" decimes due, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the seventh of only nine sailings, ex Noel

E. 500-750
450
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686
c
Sale 1119, Lot 686, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew York to Cognac, France, French Packet Direct. Folded letter datelined at New York on Sep. 30, 1847 to Cognac, France, hand carried to Herout & Handel Line's Union which sailed on Sep. 30 and arrived Cherbourg Oct. 18, red "Le Havre 2 Paq. Reg. 2 20 Oct. 47" double-circle datestamp, "18" decimes due, receiving backstamp, beautifully fresh, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the fifth of only nine sailings

E. 500-750
275
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687
c
Sale 1119, Lot 687, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew York to Paris, France, French Packet Direct. Folded letter datelined at New York on Feb. 3, 1848 to Paris, France, hand carried to Herout & Handel Line's Missouri which sailed on Feb. 6 and arrived Le Havre Feb. 23, blue "Le Havre 1 Paq. Reg. 1 23 Fevr. 48" double-circle datestamp, "23" decimes due, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the last of only nine sailings, only three of the nine sailings employed this blue arrival datestamp

E. 500-750
275
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688
c
Sale 1119, Lot 688, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectNew Orleans to Marseilles, France, French Packet Direct. "New Orleans La. Nov. 14" circular datestamp with matching large "10" handstamp and "Paid" straightline on 1847 folded letter to Marseilles, France, carried from New York on Herout & Handel Line's New York which sailed on Nov. 25 and arrived Le Havre Dec. 12, blue "Le Havre 1 Paq. Reg. 1 12 Dec. 47" double-circle datestamp, "21" decimes due, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine example of French Packet Direct mail from this short-lived line, carried on the eighth of only nine sailings, ex Noel

E. 500-750
275
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689
c
Sale 1119, Lot 689, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectRouen, France to New Orleans, French Packet Direct. Jul. 27, 1847 westbound folded letter from Rouen, France to New Orleans, prepaid "13" decimes on flap for 10-decimes French Packet Direct plus inland, Rouen and Le Havre double-circle datestamps, carried on the maiden voyage of the Herout & Handel Line steamer Missouri, left Cherbourg Jul. 31 and arrived New York Aug. 21, red New York ship circular datestamp with integral "12" cents due for 10c over-300 miles plus 2c ship fee, some ink slight erosion, still Very Fine and scarce, no distinguishing postal marks appear on westbound mail sent via French Packet Direct during this period

E. 500-750
600
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690
c
Sale 1119, Lot 690, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectParis, France to New York, French Packet Direct. "Post & Dose Havre 12/16 '47" forwarder's oval on flap of westbound folded cover from Paris, France to New York, red Le Havre Dec. 23 double-circle datestamp, carried on Herout & Handel Line steamer Missouri, arrived New York Jan. 18, red "6" cents due handstamp in New York for in-port ship fee, light file fold, Very Fine and scarce, carried on the last westbound sailing of this short-lived line and one of only nine total westbound voyages

E. 500-750
800
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691
c
Sale 1119, Lot 691, Postal Markings and Rates: French Service DirectParis, France to Philadelphia Pa., French Packet Direct. Mourning bordered westbound Oct. 23, 1847 folded letter from Paris, France to Philadelphia, manuscript "15" decimes prepayment on flap, Paris double-circle datestamp, carried on Herout & Handel Line steamer New York, arrived Nov. 13 with red "New-York 7cts. Ship Nov. 13" circular datestamp (5c under-300 miles rate plus 2c ship fee), Very Fine and scarce, carried on the eighth of nine westbound sailings of this short-lived line

E. 500-750
1,200
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