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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: Restored Rates, Jan. 3-Feb. 14, 1849

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
652
c
Sale 1119, Lot 652, Postal Markings and Rates: Restored Rates, Jan. 3-Feb. 14, 1849Philadelphia to Paris, France, 1849 Restored Rate. Blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 Jan. 5" integral-rate circular datestamp with "Paid" in octagon on folded letter to Paris, France, carried from Boston on Cunarder Europa on first eastbound sailing under the Restored Rate period, arrived Liverpool Jan. 22, London transit backstamp and red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red Boulogne arrival datestamp and "20" decimes due including 10 decimes British sea postage, manuscript "W" (or "10") for 10-15 grams weight, fresh and Extremely Fine, the U.S.-Great Britain postal treaty was signed on Dec. 14, 1848 (effective Feb. 15, 1849), in response the U.S. dropped its Retaliatory Rate beginning on Jan. 4, only three eastbound sailings under the Restored Rates occurred before the new treaty rates went into effect

E. 750-1,000
400
653
c
Sale 1119, Lot 653, Postal Markings and Rates: Restored Rates, Jan. 3-Feb. 14, 1849Paris, France to New Orleans, 1849 Restored Rate. Paris Jan. 19, 1849 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, manuscript "15" decimes on reverse including 10 decimes British sea postage, London Jan. 15 transit, carried from Liverpool on Cunarder Niagara on Jan. 27, arrived Boston Feb. 11 with red "Boston Ms. Ship Feb. 12" circular datestamp and "12" rate handstamp for 2c ship fee plus 10c over-300 miles rate to New Orleans, backflap tear into a transit datestamp, still Very Fine, only four westbound sailings occurred during the short six-week Restored Rate period before the new treaty rates went into effect on Feb. 15

E. 300-400
600
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654
c
Sale 1119, Lot 654, Postal Markings and Rates: Restored Rates, Jan. 3-Feb. 14, 1849Marseilles, France to Salem Mass., 1849 Restored Rate. Marseilles Feb. 4, 1849 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Salem, Mass., "21" decimes on reverse including 10 decimes British sea postage, London transit datestamp, carried from Liverpool on Cunarder Europa on Feb. 10, arrived New York Feb. 24 with bold red "7" struck over London marking for 2c ship fee plus 5c under-300 miles rate to Salem, file folds, Very Fine, carried on the last of only four westbound sailings during the short six-week Restored Rate period, ex Arnell

E. 400-500
350
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