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

Sale Date — Sunday, 29 May, 2016

Category — French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
172°
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 172, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueUNITED STATES, 1847, 5c Dark Red Brown (1), UNITED STATES, 1847, 5c Dark Red Brown (1)UNITED STATES, 1847, 5c Dark Red Brown (1). Large margins to barely touching frameline at top left, gorgeous early impression and dark shade, neat manuscript cancel and tied by two strikes of blue framed "Paid" handstamps with "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Aug. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Cognac, France, addressed to Hennessey & Co., ship-name directive "Missouri" at bottom left and carried on that Herout & Handel Line steamer from New York on August 31, arriving Cherbourg on September 15, clear strike of "Le Havre 2 Paq. Reg. 17 Sept. '47" double-circle datestamp, "38"-decimes due for 10-15 grams weight including 20-decimes sea postage and 16-decimes inland (should have been "36"), Cognac receiving backstamp, two file folds do not affect stamp

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVER TO FRANCE AND THE ONLY HEROUT & HANDEL LINE COVER FRANKED WITH A STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY OF THE 1847 ISSUE AND OF UNITED STATES-FRANCE TRANSATLANTIC MAILS.

In Chronicle 234, Steven Walske analyzed the comprehensive census of 1847 Issue covers to France, including the five routes that were available at some point during the four years the stamps were in use (British Packet via England, American Packet via England, American Packet Direct, French Packet Direct and by private ship). The option of French Packet Direct was available only from June 22, 1847, to February 6, 1848, via one of nine trips of the Herout & Handel line. This is the only recorded 1847 Issue cover from one of those trips and therefore the only Herout & Handel Line cover franked with a stamp. As the United States and France had no postal treaty, this cover had to be prepaid for U.S. under-300 miles postage to New York and then collect from the recipient for French Packet and inland service. The addressee, Hennessey & Co. has been producing cognac for 250 years and is today the largest producer in the world.

Illustrated in Chronicle 234 on p. 112

E. 15,000-20,000
0
173
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 173, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueHerout & Handel Line, New York to Cognac, France, First French Packet Direct, Herout & Handel Line, New York to Cognac, France, First French Packet DirectHerout & Handel Line, New York to Cognac, France, First French Packet Direct. July 15, 1847 datelined folded letter from New York to Cognac, France, ship-name directive "Steamer Union" at top, hand-carried to docks (no U.S. postage paid) and sent via that Herout & Handel Line steamer on its first eastbound voyage on July 24, arrived Le Havre Aug. 7 where mail offloaded, red "Outre-Mer Le Havre 8 Aout '47" double-circle datestamp used only on this first sailing, red manuscript "10"-decimes for French Packet service and "18"-decimes due for combined packet and inland postage to Cognac, transit and receiving backstamps, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is the only recorded letter to France from this first packet sailing of the Union

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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174
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 174, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Horizontal pair, partly separated at top and overlapping, tied by diamond of dots cancels, "Bordeaux 14 Juin '64" double-circle datestamp on blue folded cover to San Francisco, red "6" cents credit handstamp, "New York Paid 30 Jun. 28" circular datestamp (in error, should be Jun. 29) and "Fr. Service" octagonal handstamp, Jul. 19 receipt docketing, right stamp perfs affected from placement over edge, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, carried on the maiden voyage of the Washington and the first sailing of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique Line, departed Le Havre Jun. 15, 1864 and arrived New York Jun. 29, this is the only surviving cover from the first CGT sailing, ex Winter, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 175

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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175°
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 175, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Six stamps that are mostly separated but likely were intact strips before application, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre Jul. 27, 1864 double-circle datestamp with "Washington Paq. Fr. 27 Juil. '64" octagonal name-of-ship datestamp struck on flap of folded cover, addressed to New York where "Fr. Service" octagonal handstamp struck in blue, manuscript "18" cents credit to U.S. (six-times rate), file fold affects two stamps

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "WASHINGTON PAQ. FR." NAME-OF-SHIP EMBARKATION DATESTAMP. AN OUTSTANDING COVER BY FRENCH PACKET DIRECT.

This was carried on the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique steamer Washington (second sailing of the line) from Le Havre on Jul. 27, 1864, arriving New York Aug. 9. In addition to the only recorded example of the "Washington Paq. Fr." marking, the "Fr. Service" handstamp is also rare (struck in blue to signify direct service).

Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 177

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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176
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 176, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Horizontal pair, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre May 3, 1865 double-circle datestamp with "Europe Paq. Fr. 3 Mai '65" octagonal name-of-ship datestamp struck on flap of folded cover addressed to New York, red boxed "PD" and small manuscript "6" cents credit for double rate, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 1863 May 15" circular datestamp (struck in error, as this was a French packet)

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "EUROPE PAQ. FR." NAME-OF-SHIP EMBARKATION DATESTAMP.

This was carried on the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique steamer Europe on its maiden voyage. It departed Le Havre on May 3, 1865 and arrived New York May 14. This is the only recorded example of this marking.

Ex Noel. Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 178

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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177
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 177, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Four, affixed slightly overlapping, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre Feb. 8, 1865 double-circle datestamp with "Lafayette Paq. Fr. 8 Fevr. '65" octagonal name-of-ship datestamp struck on flap of folded cover addressed to New York, manuscript "12" cents credit for quadruple rate, red "New York Paid Feb 21" circular datestamp, file fold slightly affects margins of two right stamps, one with tiny edge tear

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE "LAFAYETTE PAQ. FR." NAME-OF-SHIP EMBARKATION DATESTAMP.

This was carried on the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique steamer Lafayette from Le Havre on Feb. 8, 1865, arriving New York Feb. 20. This is one of only three recorded examples of this marking.

Ex Noel. For a discussion of CGT packets see Steven Walske's two-part article in Chronicle 246-247

E. 4,000-5,000
2,100
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178
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 178, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, Cor. D. Armees Lafayette 9 Nov. '64, FRANCE, Cor. D. Armees Lafayette 9 Nov. '64FRANCE, Cor. D. Armees Lafayette 9 Nov. '64. Clear strike of name-of-steamship military postmark, large "30" handstamp for 20-centimes military concession rate plus 50% unpaid fee on small 1864 cover from a French sailor in New York Harbor to Cusset, France, transferred to the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique steamer Lafayette on Nov. 9, which was nearby the sailor's ship in New York harbor, arrived Le Havre Nov. 22, Paris Nov. 23 and Cusset Nov. 24 backstamps, missing half of backflap

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE "COR. D. ARMEES LAFAYETTE" STEAMSHIP NAME POSTMARK, APPLIED TO THIS COVER TO CONFIRM MILITARY USE.

This unique marking was unknown to Salles when he published his seminal work on French maritime mail.

With 2012 Roumet certificate. Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 179

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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179
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 179, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 20c Blue (26; Yvert 22), FRANCE, 1862, 20c Blue (26; Yvert 22)FRANCE, 1862, 20c Blue (26; Yvert 22). Tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancel, clear strike of red "Corr. D. Arm. Lig. H Paq. F, No. 4 19 Mai '66" double-circle datestamp on small cover to France, missing backflap and small nick at top of cover

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER FROM THE CAPTAIN OF THE CRUISER LAURIER IN NEW YORK HARBOR, POSTED ON BOARD THE NEARBY LIGNE H STEAMER NAPOLEON III, WITH A UNIQUE MILITARY DATESTAMP AND ANCHOR CANCEL.

This was carried from New York harbor by the Ligne H steamer Napoleon III on its maiden voyage, departing New York May 19, 1866 and arriving Le Havre. The 20-centimes stamp paid the concession rate for naval mail. The "Corr. D. Arm." military datestamp is the only recorded example from this period.

In 1871 the paddle-steamer Napoleon III was converted to a screw-propulsion steamer and renamed Ville du Havre, following Napoleon’s defeat. On November 22, 1873, the ship collided with the Scottish three-masted iron clipper, Loch Earn, and sank in minutes. 226 on board perished, and only 61 passengers and 26 crew members survived, rescued by Loch Earn and an American vessel, the Tremountain.

Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 183

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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180
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 180, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24), FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24)FRANCE, 1862, 80c Rose (28; Yvert 24). Bright color, tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancel and by "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 2 6 Juin '67" double-circle datestamp, red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr" octagonal datestamp of same date also struck (unusual -- normally seen on eastbound mail) on folded letter to Boston Mass., manuscript "3" cents credit to U.S., red boxed "PD" struck underneath blue "Fr. Service" in octagon handstamp, red "Boston Paid Jun. 18" circular datestamp, all markings beautifully clear

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND CHOICE FRENCH PACKET DIRECT COVER TO BOSTON, POSTED ON BOARD AND PROCESSED BY THE MAIL AGENT OF THE LIGNE H STEAMER PEREIRE AT LE HAVRE.

This was posted on board the Ligne H steamer Pereire (manuscript directive at top), departing Le Havre on June 6, 1867 and arriving New York June 17, then carried in a closed mail bag to Boston. Walske records fewer than ten covers with maritime postmarks and French Anchor cancels from this period. The "Fr. Service" handstamp is also rare (struck in blue to signify direct service).

Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 181

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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181
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 181, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1868, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A), FRANCE, 1868, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A)FRANCE, 1868, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A). Horizontal strip of four, right stamp small piece out, tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancels, "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 4 8 Oct. '68" double-circle datestamp on folded letter docketed "Brest, October 10th" to New York, red "3" cents handstamp credit to U.S., red "New York Paid All Oct. 21" circular datestamp, file fold thru third stamp, Very Fine appearance, a rare cover posted on board and processed by the mail agent for the Ligne H steamer Pereire at Brest (manuscript directive at top), the ship departed Le Havre on Oct. 8, 1868 and after transiting Brest to pick up this and other mail, arrived in New York Oct. 21, Walske records fewer than ten covers with maritime postmarks and French Anchor cancels from this period, ex Schatzkes, with 1986 Robineau certificate, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 181

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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182°
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 182, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A), FRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A)FRANCE, 1867, 20c Blue (33; Yvert 29A). Two vertical strips of three, tied by six neat strikes of anchor in diamond of dots cancel, blue Cazade & Crook's Feb. 18, 1870 forwarders oval datestamp, perfect strike of "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 3 19 Fevr. '70" double-circle datestamp on blue folded cover mailed on board the steamer Ville de Paris in New York Harbor and addressed to Cognac, France, red crayon "2" for double-rate, boxed "P.P." handstamp (though fully paid), Cognac arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. THIS FAMOUS COVER IS AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF AN EASTBOUND LETTER FROM THE UNITED STATES TO FRANCE PREPAID WITH FRENCH STAMPS AND POSTED ON BOARD A FRENCH STEAMER. FEWER THAN FIVE ARE RECORDED.

This cover was handed to the postal agent aboard the Ligne H steamer Ville de Paris in New York Harbor and never entered the U.S. mails. French decrees specifically allowed the posting and prepayment of such letters, treating the steamers as an extension of French soil. The single rate was 60-centimes and this was prepaid for the double rate. The mail agent struck the stamps with the "Ancre" cancels and the Ligne H double-circle datestamp -- which was used only on shipboard covers and is much rarer than the usual octagon. The Ville de Paris departed on Feb. 19 and arrived Brest on Feb. 28.

Ex Schatzkes. Illustrated and discussed in Michael Laurence's 10-Cent 1869 Covers: A Postal Historical Survey on pp. 169-170. Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 276

E. 7,500-10,000
12,000
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183
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 183, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 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), both tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancel, blue forwarders oval datestamp, "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 1 17 Juin '70" double-circle datestamp struck twice, the second on flap, dated Jun. 18th (struck in Brest), on blue folded cover mailed aboard the steamer Pereire in Le Havre Harbor and addressed to New York, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Jun. 27" due circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND RARE COVER FROM FRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES, POSTED ABOARD THE LIGNE H STEAMER PEREIRE IN LE HAVRE HARBOR. FEWER THAN FIVE ARE RECORDED FROM THIS PERIOD.

The Ligne H double-circle datestamp was used only on shipboard covers and is rarer than the usual octagon. The Pereire departed Le Havre June 17, 1870, stopped at Brest and arrived in New York on June 17.

Ex Roberts. Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 272

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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184
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 184, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish (36; Yvert 32), FRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish (36; Yvert 32)FRANCE, 1868, 80c Rose on Pinkish (36; Yvert 32). Used with 1862, 5c Yellow Green and 1871 15c Bister (23, 56; Yvert 20, 55), tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancel, forwarder's blue oval datestamp, clear strike of "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 6 Juil. '72" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter mailed aboard the steamer St. Laurent in Le Havre Harbor and addressed to New York, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, blurry strike of "N.Y. Steamship 10 Jul. 19" due circular datestamp, 15c stamp slightly affected by light fold

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE THREE-ISSUE DOUBLE-RATE FRANKING FROM FRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES, POSTED ON BOARD THE LIGNE H STEAMER ST. LAURENT IN LE HAVRE HARBOR.

The Ligne H double-circle datestamp was used only on shipboard covers and is rarer than the usual octagon. The St. Laurent departed Le Havre Jul. 4, 1872, stopped at Brest where the maritime markings were struck and arrived in New York on Jul. 19.

Ex Schatzkes. Illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 273

E. 4,000-5,000
3,500
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185
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 185, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueUNITED STATES, 1861, 30c Orange (71), UNITED STATES, 1861, 30c Orange (71)UNITED STATES, 1861, 30c Orange (71). Tied by segmented cork cancel with matching "New Orleans Oct. 27" (1866) circular datestamp, red "New York Paid 24 Nov. 3" (1866) credit datestamp on yellow cover to Rennes, France, carried on Ligne H maiden voyage of the St. Laurent with red Nov. 3 embarkation datestamp applied in New York Harbor, red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. Brest 13 Nov. '66" entry datestamp struck on flap, opened for display, some edge wear, still Fine, this Brest entry marking is extremely rare with likely fewer than three known, it was applied only to mail addressed to the region around Brest, ex Noel, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 246 on p. 185 where it is stated that this is the only known example

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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186
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 186, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Two singles, left stamp faulty with piece missing, tied by anchor in diamond of dots cancel on 1872 blue folded cover to New York, posted aboard Ligne H steamer France where struck with provisional "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 2 6 Oct. '72" octagonal datestamp, ship lost a paddle wheel off Cherbourg and returned to port, then carried by Ville de Paris which departed Le Havre Oct. 5 and arrived N.Y. Oct. 16, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Oct. 16" due circular datestamp, Very Fine appearance and rare, only three examples of this this Ligne H marking are recorded, ex Martin, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 274

E. 500-750
650
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187
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 187, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 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). Vertical pair, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Bordeaux Jan. 27, 1870 double-circle datestamp, clear strike of "Ligne H Paq. Fr. No. 3 29 Janv '70" double-circle datestamp on flap of blue folded letter to New Orleans, red boxed "P.P." handstamp, Paris backstamp, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Feb. 14" due circular datestamp, Very Fine, carried on Ligne H steamer Ville de Paris, departing Brest Jan. 29 and arriving New York Feb. 13, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 271

E. 500-750
500
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188
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 188, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1870, 30c Brown on Yellowish (46; Yvert 47), FRANCE, 1870, 30c Brown on Yellowish (46; Yvert 47)FRANCE, 1870, 30c Brown on Yellowish (46; Yvert 47). Four singles, noted as Positions 2, 1, 6 and 3, used with 1871, 20c Blue on Bluish, Ty. III, Report 2 (45; Yvert 46B), Position 15, all tied by diamond of dots cancels, Le Havre May 11, 1871 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, "N.Y. Steamship 10 May 24" due circular datestamp, file fold creases two stamps, one other with minor corner crease, Very Fine appearance and rare use of the Bordeaux Issue on an overseas cover, apparently prepaid for double the 70-centimes rate via British mails but sent by French Packet direct (overpaid 20-centimes), carried on the Ligne H steamer St. Laurent on its third sailing after the Franco-Prussian War, illustrated in Chronicle 246 on p. 283

E. 500-750
500
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189
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 189, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Two singles, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Nantes Oct. 18, 1872 double-circle datestamp, flap struck with clear "Ligne H. Paq. Fr. No. 3 26 Oct. '72" double-circle transit datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, carried on Ligne H steamer St. Laurent, departing Le Havre Oct. 24, transiting Brest Oct. 26 and arriving New York Nov. 11, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Nov. 11" due circular datestamp ties stamps, Very Fine use by French Packet direct

E. 300-400
160
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190
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 190, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Two singles, tied by bold diamond of dots cancels, Bordeaux Jul. 3, 1872 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New Orleans, routed via Paris to Brest where posted aboard the Ligne H steamer St. Laurent after its arrival from Le Havre, flap struck with "Corr. d. Arm. Lig. H Paq. F. 6 Juil. '72" transit datestamp, departed Brest on Jul. 8 and arrived New York Jul. 18, "N.Y. Steamship 10 Jul. 18" circular datestamp, pencil "due 10", Very Fine, the only recorded example of this Ligne H marking, illustrated and discussed in Chronicle 247 on p. 275

E. 500-750
900
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191
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 191, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Horizontal pair, tied by six-point star of dots cancel, Paris Dec. 8, 1874 double-circle datestamp on cover to New York, Munroe & Co. forwarder's oval, carried on Ligne H steamer Pereire, red New York "Paid All" Dec. 18 backstamp, Very Fine, sent under the Apr. 28, 1874 U.S.-French treaty, 50-centimes fully prepaid rate

E. 200-300
130
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192
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 192, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueFRANCE, 1872, 80c Rose on Pinkish (63; Yvert 57), FRANCE, 1872, 80c Rose on Pinkish (63; Yvert 57)FRANCE, 1872, 80c Rose on Pinkish (63; Yvert 57). Used with vertical pair 1873, 10c Bister on Rose (55; Yvert 58), tied by six-point star of dots cancels, Paris Nov. 5, 1873 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, carried on Ligne H steamer St. Laurent, departing Le Havre Nov. 7, transiting Brest Nov. 8 and arriving New York Nov. 21, bottom 10c stamp creases from file fold, still Very Fine double-rate use by French Packet direct

E. 300-400
160
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193
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 193, French Maritime Mails and Compagnie Generale TransatlantiqueUNITED STATES, 1870, 10c Brown (150), UNITED STATES, 1870, 10c Brown (150)UNITED STATES, 1870, 10c Brown (150). Used with two 3c Green (147), affixed overlapping and tied by cork cancels with "New Orleans Jun. 23" circular datestamp, red "New York Jun. 28" circular datestamp on 1873 blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, carried on CGT Ligne H steamer Pereire, Brest arrival datestamp (Jul. 8) and "5"-decimes due, some slight perf toning, still Very Fine, overpaid by 6c for the U.S. 10c rate

E. 100-150
90
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