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Sale 1127 — The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail, Pt2

Sale Date — Sunday, 29 May, 2016

Category — 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
158
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 158, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Tied by "723" in grid British cancel with "Southampton France MB (Mobile Box) SP 8, 1866" octagonal datestamp on folded letter to New York, "N. York Am. Pkt. 21 Sep. 26" circular datestamp, London transit backstamp, Very Fine and rare with the stamp canceled by a British marking and the Southampton Mobile Box, carried on NGL Hansa from Southampton, arriving New York Sep. 26, also an unusual cover directed via open mail during the French-U.S. Treaty and due 21c for American Packet service (arrived in London as a loose ship letter), this was a more expensive routing and therefore seldom used.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
159
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 159, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose on Pinkish (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose on Pinkish (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose on Pinkish (28; Yvert 24). Tied by "723" British numeral grid cancel with "Southampton France MB (Mobile Box) OC 23 1866" octagonal datestamp on folded letter to New York, London backstamp, "New York Ship Letter 4 Nov. 6" due circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine private ship letter with rare markings, posted aboard the steamer en route to Southampton and then carried on NGL Hansa, arriving New York Nov. 16

E. 500-750
800
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160
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 160, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Cancelled by British "723" in grid and tied by "Southampton France MB (Mobile Box) MY 5, 1866" octagonal handstamp on cover to New York, red "London Ship Letter Paid MY 5, '66" circular datestamp, New York May 16 circular datestamp with integral "5" cents due, stamp with two small tears at top, Very Fine appearance and rare markings, prepaid 80-centimes under the French-U.S. treaty and posted on a Havre-Southampton steamer but rated as a loose ship letter in London and sent via British Open Mail, therefore due 5c in New York, very little mail was directed via this more expensive option during the treaty period

E. 500-750
1,700
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161
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 161, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Horizontal strip of seven and single, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre May 26, 1864 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New York, carried on Cunarder China, arriving Boston June 7, manuscript "24" cents credit, red boxed "P.D."handstamp, "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Jun. 7" circular datestamp, Very Fine, a striking eight-times treaty rate cover to New York

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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162
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 162, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Horizontal pair and single, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre May 9, 1864 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New York, London transit datestamp, "New York Am. Pkt. 42 May 25" due circular datestamp, Very Fine double-rate consignee letter sent by open mail, unusual as this was more expensive than the French-U.S. treaty fully prepaid rate, accompanied by a similar use with two singles 40c Orange on Yellowish (18), on cover front only to Manchester Conn., one tied by bold "21" cents due for American Packet, Very Fine and unusual treaty period front sent instead by open mail

E. 400-500
550
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163
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 163, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Tied by "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. Nov. 16" circular datestamp, "Le Havre 23 Oct. '63" origination double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, London transit datestamp, carried by Inman Line's Edinburgh, arriving New York Nov. 15, "21" cents due handstamp, Very Fine and unusual, prepaid 80-centimes for French-U.S. treaty but sent via open mail and due 21c in the U.S.

E. 300-400
1,100
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164
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 164, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Four singles, two slightly overlapping, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre Feb. 27, 1865 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, red boxed "P.P." (part paid), carried on NGL Hansa, "New York Ship Letter Mar. 13" circular datestamp with "8" due handstamp struck overlapping, file fold creases third stamp, fourth stamp also with light crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce usage prepaid as a quadruple-rate 1857 Treaty letter in France and rated as a double-rate ship letter in the U.S.

E. 200-300
300
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165°
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 165, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Pale Rose, Tête-Bêche Pair (28c; Yvert 24b), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Pale Rose, Tête-Bêche Pair (28c; Yvert 24b)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Pale Rose, Tête-Bêche Pair (28c; Yvert 24b). Tied by six-point star of dots cancel and by red "6" credit handstamp, Paris Oct. 14, 1864 double-circle datestamp on small cover to New York City address, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 30" circular datestamp

VERY FINE. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING USE OF A TÊTE-BÊCHE PAIR OF THE 1862 80-CENTIMES NAPOLEON III LAUREATE ISSUE ON A DOUBLE-RATE COVER TO NEW YORK.

This was carried under the French-U.S. Treaty on the Cunarder Canada from Liverpool on Oct. 15, 1864, arriving in Boston Oct. 29. Scott value for tête-bêche pair on cover is $20,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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166
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 166, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish (34; Yvert 30), FRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish (34; Yvert 30)FRANCE, 1867, 30c Brown on Yellowish (34; Yvert 30). Used with 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31), tied by six-point star of dots cancels and 30c by red transit datestamp on Feb. 28, 1870 cover from Paris to Pawtucket R.I., Paris double-circle datestamp, red "VOIE d'ANGLETERRE" straightline struck by Bowles & Co. forwarder, London and New York circular datestamps, "2 Cents" credit handstamp, fresh and Very Fine 70-centimes post-treaty prepaid rate via British mail (replaced 80c Treaty rate), carried on Inman Line's City of Washington from Liverpool on Mar. 14

E. 300-400
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167
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 167, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31), FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31)FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31). Tied by "723" British numeral grid, with "Southampton France MB (Mobile Box) JY 5 1870" octagonal handstamp on cover to Clinton N.J., "PAID-ONLY/TO ENGLAND" two-line handstamp, "2c" and "5c" (due) in U.S. (2c GB plus 3c U.S. inland), corner nicked and some minor staining, otherwise Fine post-Treaty cover with the rare Southampton Mobile Box datestamp, mailed aboard the NGL Weser II on its second-to-last voyage before the interruption of the Franco-Prussian War

E. 300-400
1,100
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168
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 168, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31), FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31)FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31). Tied by diamond of dots and manuscript receipt docketing of Jul. 5, 1872, Vezelay June 3, 1872 circular datestamp on cover to San Francisco, underpaid for the 12-decimes rate so struck with "*FR/2F" domed handstamp (10c debit to GB), red London backstamp and manuscript "14" cents debit from GB to US, carried on Cunarder Parthia, "San Francisco Cal. Jun 23" circular datestamp with "17" cents depreciated currency due marking, backstamped with "Return Address Cannot be Found Jun. 24", Very Fine

E. 500-750
375
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169
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 169, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31), FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31)FRANCE, 1863, 40c Pale Orange on Yellowish (35; Yvert 31). Used with 1867, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A), tied by diamond of dots cancels and by Le Havre May 7, 1870 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, "N.Y. Steamship 10 May 20" due circular datestamp, 40c stamp with couple small internal creases, Very Fine post-treaty use by American packet, carried on the HAPAG Allemania from Le Havre on May 7, arriving New York May 20

E. 400-500
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170
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 170, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33), FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33)FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33). Horizontal pair, used with two 80c and single 40c (36, 59; Yvert 32, 38), tied by diamond of dots cancels on oversized cover to Philadelphia Pa., Bordeaux Jan. 26, 1872 double-circle datestamp, Paris backstamps, red London transit datestamp, refolded at right, all stamps and cover with faults from heavy contents and handling, otherwise Fine, a rare 12-franc 10-times rate to the United States, our estimate factors in condition, but this is a desirable franking

E. 300-400
350
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171°
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 171, 1862-69 Napoleon III Laureate IssueFRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33), FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33)FRANCE, 1869, 5fr Napoleon III Laureate (37; Yvert 33). Used with four 1871-73 Issue denominations including two 10c, singles of 15c and 25c, two 80c (55, 58, 61, 63), tied by six-point star of dots cancels or by manuscript, Paris Jul. 20, 1874 double-circle datestamp on registered cover to New York, red registry oval and octagonal table backstamp, various crayon rates and credits between France and Great Britain, red New York Registry Division double-circle datestamp of Aug. 1, some stamp flaws from placement or wrapping around edges of cover which has some wear, wax seals on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FIVE-COLOR FRANKING WITH THE 1869 5-FRANC NAPOLEON III LAUREATE ISSUE ON A REGISTERED COVER TO NEW YORK. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

This cover was prepaid for the triple 12-decimes rate plus 36-decimes registration. It was carried on the Cunarder Java from Queenstown, arriving New York Jul. 31, 1874

E. 7,500-10,000
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