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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: Second Retaliatory Rate, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 1853

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
660
c
Sale 1119, Lot 660, Postal Markings and Rates: Second Retaliatory Rate, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 1853New York to Reims, France, Second Retaliatory Rate. Red "New-York Br. Pkt. Feb. 1" circular datestamp on 1853 blue folded letter to Reims, France, pencil "21" U.S. postage charge for Retaliatory Rate via British mails, red London transit backstamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "13" decimes due, carried on Cunarder Europa, arriving Liverpool Feb. 13, Very Fine and rare, the U.S. Post Office Department, unaware that the continued discriminatory rates charged on American Packet mail to France after the 1848 treaty were rescinded in Sep. 1851, briefly charged retaliatory packet postage of 16c (plus the normal 5c) on mail to France via British Packets, this lasted only from Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, 1853, only three eastbound British steamers sailed during the brief 17-day period (this went on the second sailing), see Winter article in Chronicle 152 for a summary and a list, albeit incomplete, of covers

E. 400-500
400
661
c
Sale 1119, Lot 661, Postal Markings and Rates: Second Retaliatory Rate, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 1853New York to Reims, France, Second Retaliatory Rate. Red "New-York Br. Pkt. Feb. 9" circular datestamp on 1853 blue folded letter to Reims, France, pencil "21" U.S. postage charge for Retaliatory Rate via British mails, red London transit backstamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "26" decimes due for double-weight, carried on Cunarder Africa, arriving Liverpool Feb. 23, Very Fine and rare, the U.S. Post Office Department, unaware that the continued discriminatory rates charged on American Packet mail to France after the 1848 treaty were rescinded in Sep. 1851, briefly charged retaliatory packet postage of 16c (plus the normal 5c) on mail to France via British Packets, this lasted only from Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, 1853, only three eastbound British steamers sailed during the brief 17-day period (this went on the third sailing), see Winter article in Chronicle 152 for a summary and a list, albeit incomplete, of covers

E. 400-500
225
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662
c
Sale 1119, Lot 662, Postal Markings and Rates: Second Retaliatory Rate, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 1853New Orleans to La Rochelle, France, Second Retaliatory Rate. Jan. 22, 1853 datelined folded letter from New Orleans to La Rochelle, France, red "Paid" straightline and pencil "21" U.S. postage charge for Retaliatory Rate via British mails, red London transit backstamp, Calais arrival datestamp and "13" decimes due, carried on Cunarder Europa, arriving Liverpool Feb. 13, Very Fine and rare, the U.S. Post Office Department, unaware that the continued discriminatory rates charged on American Packet mail to France after the 1848 treaty were rescinded in Sep. 1851, briefly charged retaliatory packet postage of 16c (plus the normal 5c) on mail to France via British Packets, this lasted only from Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, 1853, only three eastbound British steamers sailed during the brief 17-day period (this went on the second sailing), see Winter article in Chronicle 152 for a summary and a list, albeit incomplete, of covers

E. 400-500
375
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663
c
Sale 1119, Lot 663, Postal Markings and Rates: Second Retaliatory Rate, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 1853Bordeaux, France to New Orleans, Second Retaliatory Rate. Dec. 30, 1852 datelined folded letter from Bordeaux, France to New Orleans, manuscript 52 decimes prepayment on back (quadruple-rate), red Bordeaux Jan. 6 double-circle datestamp, carried on Cunarder Africa,, bold "New-York Jan. 31" circular datestamp and "84" handstamp for quadruple Retaliatory Rate, Very Fine, the U.S. Post Office Department, unaware that the continued discriminatory rates charged on American Packet mail to France after the 1848 treaty were rescinded in Sep. 1851, briefly charged retaliatory packet postage of 16c (plus the normal 5c) on mail to France via British Packets, this lasted only from Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, 1853

E. 300-400
1,400
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