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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship Letters

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
629
c
Sale 1119, Lot 629, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersCayenne, French Guiana, to Bordeaux, France via Boston. Mar. 17, 1742 datelined folded letter from Cayenne to Bordeaux, France, manuscript "par Boston", "ANGLETERRE" (England) straightline handstamp, "17" sols due including 10 sols transit to GB and 7 sols internal rate from Paris to Bordeaux, Jul. 21 receipt docketing, some internal erosion affects corner of letter but front and back are intact, one side flap torn slightly into front at bottom, still Very Fine

E. 500-750
0
630
c
Sale 1119, Lot 630, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersBordeaux, France to Philadelphia, Falmouth Packet. Folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., docketed Bordeaux Aug. 1, 1799, manuscript received Oct. 16 and forwarded in London by H. Combould & Co., red "Paid OC 17, 1799" double-circle datestamp struck in London, "3/-" shillings for triple packet rate, carried on Falmouth packet Princess Charlotte, arriving New York Dec. 25, docketing receipt in Philadelphia on Dec. 27, manuscript "25" cents U.S. due for double 91-150 miles rate, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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631
c
Sale 1119, Lot 631, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersNew York to Bordeaux, France. Folded letter datelined New York Feb. 10, 1831, addressed to Bordeaux, France, clear strike of two-line "Par Chas. Carroll/12 Feb. 1831" name-of-ship two-line datestamp, partly clear strike of "Pays d'outremer par Le Havre" (overseas countries by Le Havre), manuscript "15" decimes due, Very Fine and scarce

E. 750-1,000
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632
c
Sale 1119, Lot 632, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersRichmond to Tonnerre, France. Red "Richmond Va. Sep. 16" circular datestamp on 1839 folded letter to Tonnerre, France, "18-3/4" U.S. postage to New York, red "Paid" and "Steam" straightlines with "25" cents freight money charge, red New York "Sep. 21" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Per Great Western", "Bristol/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp, English and French manuscript debit and due markings, transit and receiving datestamps, Very Fine, a colorful private ship freight money cover

E. 300-400
250
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633
c
Sale 1119, Lot 633, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersNew Orleans to Bordeaux, France. "New Orleans La. Jun. 7" circular datestamp on 1841 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, manuscript "25" for over 400 miles rate to New York, additional "25" for freight money charge, "Paid" straightline, carried on the Great Western, arriving Bristol Jul. 3, red "Bristol/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp and London transit backstamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "32" decimes due, Very Fine and colorful

E. 300-400
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634
c
Sale 1119, Lot 634, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish, 20c Dark Blue on Bluish, Ty. I (14, 15A; Yvert 13A, 14Aa). Both with ample to large margins, tied by diamond of dots cancels on Jul. 13, 1856 folded letter from France to New Orleans, red Havre double-circle datestamp and boxed "P.P." handstamp, New Orleans Sep. 5 circular datestamp with matching "Ship 6" due handstamp, fresh and Very Fine private ship letter direct to New Orleans

E. 200-300
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635
c
Sale 1119, Lot 635, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish, 20c Blue on Bluish, Ty. I (14, 15; Yvert 13A, 14A). Margins touching or slightly in, tied by diamond of dots cancels on Jul. 21, 1857 folded letter from France to New Orleans, red Havre double-circle datestamp and boxed "P.P." handstamp, New Orleans Sep. 25 circular datestamp with matching "Ship 6 Cents" due handstamp, also "N.O.U.S. City Post Sep. 26" New Orleans City Post carrier department circular datestamp, some tape-mended edgewear, file fold, Fine private ship letter direct to New Orleans with carrier delivery

E. 400-500
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636
c
Sale 1119, Lot 636, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1853, 20c Dark Blue on Bluish, Ty. I, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (15a, 18; Yvert 14Aa, 16). 40c three huge margins to clear at bottom, tied by diamond of dots cancel on 1856 folded cover from Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, red Feb. 16 Bordeaux double-circle datestamp, bold "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 9" circular datestamp with "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp, light file fold passes thru 40c stamp, fresh and Very Fine private ship letter to San Francisco, carried on the Tourny from Le Havre via Cape Horn (a trip of nearly eight months), ex Polland

E. 400-500
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637
c
Sale 1119, Lot 637, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish, 20c Blue on Bluish, Ty. I (14, 15; Yvert 13A, 14A). Both with large margins to slightly in on one side, rich colors, tied by diamond of dots cancels on 1855 folded tissue-paper ledger from Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, red Sep. 3 Bordeaux double-circle datestamp, bold "San Francisco Cal. 26 Feb." (1856) circular datestamp with "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp ties 20c stamp, sealed tear across address panel, Very Fine appearing private ship letter to San Francisco, carried on the Oregon via Cape Horn (a trip of nearly six months)

E. 300-400
180
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638
c
Sale 1119, Lot 638, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1853, 10c Bister on Yellowish, 20c Blue on Bluish, Ty. I (14, 15; Yvert 13A, 14A). Neatly affixed slightly overlapping, rich colors, tied by light strikes of diamond of dots cancels on 1860 folded ledger from Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, red Mar. 23 Bordeaux double-circle datestamp, "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 5, 1860" circular datestamp ties French stamps, "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp, manuscript "p. Mozart Capt. Herow," a colorful and beautiful private ship letter to San Francisco prepaid for the 30 centimes in-port French ship rate and due on arrival for the 6c U.S. ship rate, carried on the Mozart via Cape Horn (a trip of more than five months)

E. 750-1,000
950
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639
c
Sale 1119, Lot 639, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersFrance, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31). Tied by diamond of dots cancel on 1870 blue tissue-paper folded cover from La Rochelle, France to San Francisco, Bordeaux Apr. 26 double-circle datestamp with red boxed "P.P." handstamp, "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 16" circular datestamp and "Ship 4" due straightline, Very Fine carried on the Gustave around Cape Horn (a trip of nearly seven months)

E. 200-300
600
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640
c
Sale 1119, Lot 640, Postal Markings and Rates: Private Ship LettersUnited States to France, Private Ship Letters. 12 stampless folded letters to France, including freight money letters carried on the Great Western, range of markings with "Bristol/Ship Letter", "Liverpool/Ship Letter", "Gilpin's Exchange Reading Room" ovals, range of originations including New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans, some better name sailings including President of British & American Steam Navigation (only two sailings), also one Retaliatory Rate cover, Very Fine group, several are ex Noel, accompanied by write-ups from Steven Walske, scan of entire group available here

E. 1,500-2,000
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641
c
Private Ship Letters between the U.S. and France. 20 stampless folded letters or covers traveling in both directions (plus one stamped), many from 1840's with a few 1830's or later, wide range of markings, several "Pays D'outremer Par Le Havre" in both red and black, "red Colonies Par Le Havre," incoming U.S. markings including Buffalo N.Y., New Orleans and New York, Very Fine group, many ex Arnell or Noel, full scan available here

E. 1,500-2,000
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