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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: American Service Direct

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1119, Lot 676, Postal Markings and Rates: American Service DirectSan Francisco to Bordeaux, France, American Packet Direct. Red "San Francisco Cal. May 15" (1851) circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline and "56" rate handstamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, France, carried from New York on the New York & Havre Line steamer Humboldt on June 28, arriving Le Havre Jul. 10, red "Outre-Mer Le Havre 10 Jul. '51" arrival datestamp, "6" decimes due, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and scarce first American Packet Direct service cover, only seven eastbound sailings during this period and very little mail is known, ex Noel

E. 1,000-1,500
Sale 1119, Lot 677, Postal Markings and Rates: American Service DirectChicago to Bouzonville, France. Red "Chicago Ill. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on small 1851 folded letter to Bouzonville, France, red "Paid" straightline and "10" cents in serrated circle, carried on first sailing of Humboldt on New York & Havre Line, arriving Le Havre May 19, red French arrival datestamp and "6" decimes due, May 29 arrival backstamp, slight soiling, still Fine, treated as a private ship letter in France, ex Arnell

E. 400-500
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