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

Sale Date — Sunday, 29 May, 2016

Category — 1870-75 Bordeaux Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
211
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 211, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 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, identified as Positions 3, 1, 4 and 2, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Bellegarde Oct. 9, 1872 scalloped datestamp on small cover to New York, red London transit, "2 Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried on Inman Line's City of Brooklyn from Liverpool, arriving New York Oct. 21 where struck with red circular datestamp which ties stamps, several transit datestamps front and back, Very Fine, a choice use of the 30-centimes Bordeaux Issue on cover to the United States, paying the 12-decimes rate, ex Blanc

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
212
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 212, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 30c Pale Brown on Yellowish (46 var; Yvert 47a), FRANCE, 1870, 30c Pale Brown on Yellowish (46 var; Yvert 47a)FRANCE, 1870, 30c Pale Brown on Yellowish (46 var; Yvert 47a). Horizontal pair, used with 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish (47; Yvert 48), tied by diamond of dots cancels and by Cette Nov. 11, 1871 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, boxed "P.P." handstamp (part paid), red "Insufficient Postage" handstamp struck in error (correct 1fr prepayment for double-rate under Jul. 1, 1871 reduced postage rates for direct service), carried on HAPAG Westphalia from Le Havre on Nov. 18, "N. York Steamship 10 Nov. 30" due handstamp, repeated with scarce New Orleans "Steamship 10" handstamp, Very Fine, an outstanding cover with the Bordeaux Issue stamps and this New Orleans marking

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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213
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 213, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange (47; Yvert 48), FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange (47; Yvert 48)FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange (47; Yvert 48). Positions 8-10, horizontal strip of three, bright color and large margins, left margin light crease from placement over edge, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Tours Aug. 28, 1871 double-circle datestamp on small cover to New Orleans, red London transit and "2 Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried on Inman Line's City of Brussels, departing Liverpool Aug. 31 and arriving New York Sep. 10 where struck with "Paid All" circular datestamp of Sep. 11, opened at bottom, Very Fine, ex Blanc

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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214
 
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 214, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 40c "Rouge-Sang" (Pale Blood-Red, 47g var; Yvert 48d var), FRANCE, 1870, 40c "Rouge-Sang" (Pale Blood-Red, 47g var; Yvert 48d var)FRANCE, 1870, 40c "Rouge-Sang" (Pale Blood-Red, 47g var; Yvert 48d var). Three singles, mostly large margins, brilliant colors, plated on back as Positions 14, 14 and 11, used with 1867, 20c Blue on Bluish (33; Yvert 29A), all tied by diamond of dots cancels, partly clear strike of Villefranche-S-Mer May 6, 1871 circular datestamp on cover front only to Burlington Vt., red London transit and "2 cents" credit handstamp to U.S., red New York circular datestamp, Very Fine and scarce use of 40c Bordeaux Issue on a double-rate post-treaty cover fully prepaid via British mails, carried on Inman Line's City of Brussels, arriving New York May 21, with 1990 Behr certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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215
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 215, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49), FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49)FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49). Horizontal pair, used with four additional 1867-72 denominations including 5c pair, 15c, 25c and 30c (34, 53, 56, 58), tied by diamond of dots cancels, clear strike of Marseilles Aug. 26, 1872 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, red London transit, "2 Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried on Guion steamer Idaho from Queenstown, arriving New York Sep. 9, red "New York Paid All Sep. 10" circular datestamp, a couple stamps with very light creasing from file folds, 25c stamp with rounded corner, still Very Fine, a desirable five-color double-rate use to New York including the 80c Bordeaux Issue

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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216
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 216, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49), FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49)FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49). Used with 1870 Siege Issue, 20c Dull Blue (57; Yvert 37), tied by light strikes of diamond of dots cancel, Bordeaux Aug. 28, 1871 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, underpaid and struck with red boxed insufficient postage handstamp and "*FR/2F" domed handstamp (10c debit to GB), "14" cents debit handstamp from Great Britain to U.S., carried on Inman Line's City of Baltimore from Queenstown, New York Sep. 11 18c due handstamp in depreciated currency (16c in coin), 20c stamp with some gum toning along perfs, still Very Fine underpaid cover to New Orleans which was treated as completely unpaid, with 1993 Robineau certificate

E. 500-750
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217
 
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 217, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish, "88c" Variety (48 var; Yvert 49 var), FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish, "88c" Variety (48 var; Yvert 49 var)FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish, "88c" Variety (48 var; Yvert 49 var). Position 4, large margins, "88c" at right, used with 1870, 40c Orange (47; Yvert 48), Position 5, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Cognac Oct. 5, 1871 double-circle datestamp on cover front only to New York, red London transit and "2 Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried on City of Brussels from Queenstown on Oct. 6, arriving New York Oct. 15 with red "Paid All" circular datestamp, Very Fine, an extremely rare use of the 1870 Bordeaux Issue "88c" variety, fewer than four examples on cover are recorded

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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218
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 218, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1872, 5c Yellow Green (53; Yvert 53), FRANCE, 1872, 5c Yellow Green (53; Yvert 53)FRANCE, 1872, 5c Yellow Green (53; Yvert 53). Used with 1872, 15c Bister (61; Yvert 55), tied by red crayon strokes, Paris Jun. 16, 1876 docketing on postcard to Brooklyn N.Y., Brooklyn Jun. 29 circular datestamp, red New York "Paid All" backstamp, one corner clipped and minor gum staining on 15c at right, still Very Fine and unusual use

E. 200-300
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219
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 219, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Horizontal pair, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Bordeaux Aug. 16, 1873 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, carried direct from Bordeaux on State Line steamer Minnesota, departing Aug. 19 and arriving Sep. 12, "New Orleans Sep. 12" circular datestamp ties pair, bold strike of scarce "Steamship 10" due marking, Very Fine and rarely seen routing direct to New Orleans

E. 500-750
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220
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 220, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 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. 30, 1874 double-circle datestamp on small cover to Philadelphia Pa. with original contents, blue Drexel Harjes & Co. forwarder's datestamp, "Voie d'Angleterre" straightline, carried on Inman Line's City of Baltimore, arriving New York Jan. 25, 1875 where red "Paid All" circular datestamp struck over pair, Philadelphia receiving backstamp, Very Fine, sent under the Apr. 28, 1874 U.S.-French treaty, 50-centimes fully prepaid rate

E. 200-300
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221
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 221, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A), FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A)FRANCE, 1871, 25c Blue (58; Yvert 60A). Horizontal pair and two singles affixed overlapping, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Meulan Jul. 23, 1872 double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., blue "In U.S. Notes 10" depreciated currency handstamp ties stamps, top stamps with some slight creasing and cover corner toning at top right, Very Fine appearing double-rate cover carried by HAPAG steamer Hammonia II

E. 200-300
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222
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 222, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (59; Yvert 38), FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (59; Yvert 38)FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. I (59; Yvert 38). Tied by bold strike of "723" British numeral grid cancel, Jan. 24, 1876 blue forwarder's circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, posted aboard Havre-Southampton steamer where struck with "Southampton France MB (Mobile Box) JA 25 1876" octagonal datestamp, carried on NGL Donau, arriving New York Feb. 7, New York "Paid All" backstamp, Very Fine and rare with the stamp cancelled by a British marking and the Southampton Mobile Box datestamp

E. 300-400
1,100
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223
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 223, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. II, Pair with Retouched "4" (59e; Yvert 38f), FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. II, Pair with Retouched "4" (59e; Yvert 38f)FRANCE, 1870, 40c Orange on Yellowish, Ty. II, Pair with Retouched "4" (59e; Yvert 38f). Positions 146-147, horizontal pair, both showing retouched "4", used with normal single 40c (59; Yvert 38) affixed wrapping around bottom edge of cover, tied by diamond of dots cancels and by red London transit, Biarrits Apr. 6, 1874 double-circle datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., several transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and rare, carried on Inman Line's City of Richmond, with 1972 Diena certificate, Scott Retail for pair on cover $4,100.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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224
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 224, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (62; Yvert 56), FRANCE, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (62; Yvert 56)FRANCE, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (62; Yvert 56). Horizontal pair, tied by star of dots cancels, Paris Apr. 1, 1873 double-circle datestamp on small cover to Philadelphia Pa., "In U.S. Notes 10" depreciated currency handstamp ties pair, Very Fine overpaid rate by American Packet, carried on HAPAG Frisia

E. 200-300
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225
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 225, 1870-75 Bordeaux IssuesFRANCE, 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). Vertical strip of three, tied by diamond of dots cancels, Paris Jul. 18, 1876 double-circle datestamp on registered cover to New York, red "CHARGE" straightline, octagonal table backstamp and London registry oval, various crayon and registration markings, red "New York Jul. 30" circular datestamp, wax seals on back, some cover edge faults and missing backflap, otherwise Fine and unusual use

E. 300-400
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