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

Sale Date — Sunday, 29 May, 2016

Category — Stampless Markings and Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
226
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 226, Stampless Markings and Group LotsCayenne, French Guiana, to Bordeaux, France via Boston, Cayenne, French Guiana, to Bordeaux, France via BostonCayenne, French Guiana, to Bordeaux, France via Boston. Mar. 17, 1742 datelined folded letter from Cayenne to Bordeaux, France, manuscript "par Boston", "ANGLETERRE" (England) straightline handstamp, "17" sols due including 10 sols transit to GB and 7 sols internal rate from Paris to Bordeaux, Jul. 21 receipt docketing, some internal erosion affects corner of letter but front and back are intact, one side flap torn slightly into front at bottom, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
227
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 227, Stampless Markings and Group LotsNew Orleans to Bordeaux, New Orleans to BordeauxNew Orleans to Bordeaux. "New Orleans 1st November, 1815" dateline on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, clear strike of "Colonies Par La Flotte" serrated oval handstamp with fleurons, manuscript "21" due, some minor soiling, still Very Fine, this ship marking was used from 1765-1830 and is normally poorly struck and often illegible, ex Noel

E. 300-400
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228
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 228, Stampless Markings and Group LotsRome to Washington D.C, Rome to Washington D.CRome to Washington D.C. via Paris Clear strike of "Corps Expeditionnaire d' Italie 1st Division 20 Oct. '53" double-circle datestamp on folded letter from Rome to the Minister for France in Washington D.C., fancy oval "Rebuts" (dead letter) handstamp and part strike of script backstamp which translates to "General Direction of the Posts, Opened for Information" (arguably a form of censorship), after a two-month delay letter was re-mailed with manuscript "26" paid (double-rate) on back, red boxed "PD" handstamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. 5 Jan. 25" due circular datestamp, Very Fine and fascinating usage, the French Expeditionary Force was in Rome protecting the Pope

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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229
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 229, Stampless Markings and Group LotsParis to Narragansett Mass, Paris to Narragansett MassParis to Narragansett Mass. Red Paris Mar. 28, 1857 double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Narragansett Mass., free-franked with two line red script "Ministere des Finances Directeur General des Postes" handstamp, "N. York Am. Pkt. 20 Apr. 21" due circular datestamp, Very Fine, carried on N.Y. & Havre Line's Fulton

E. 100-150
60
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230
c
Sale Number 1127, Lot Number 230, Stampless Markings and Group LotsNew York to Cognac, France, New York to Cognac, FranceNew York to Cognac, France. "New York Br. Transit Feb. 19" circular datestamp on back of 1870 folded letter to Cognac, France, carried by NGL Line steamer Donau, arriving Southampton Mar. 1, two strikes of "G.B./Art. 38" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Calais and Bordeaux transit datestamps and charged "10"-decimes due for double-rate, Bordeaux and Cognac backstamps, Very Fine, the "G.B/Art. 38" marking was used only from January to March 1870 and is very rare with fewer than five examples known, ex Noel

E. 500-750
275
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231
c
France-United States, Stampless Private Ship Letters. 21 stampless folded letters or covers traveling in both directions, many from 1840's with a few 1830's or later, wide range of markings, one carried on Great Western with U.S. freight money charge, another carried on first sailing of the New York & Havre Line's Humboldt, other name-of-ship designations, several "Pays D'outremer Par Le Havre" in both red and black, "red Colonies Par Le Havre," incoming U.S. markings including Buffalo N.Y., New Orleans and New York, Very Fine group, many ex Arnell or Noel, full scan available here

E. 500-750
275
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232
c
France-United States, Stamped Private Ship Letters. 10 covers, franked with 1852-63 Issues, 10c, 20c, 25c 40c and 80c stamps, nice range of markings incl. red diamond of dots cancels and Le Havre "Maritime" datestamp on one, various "Ship" handstamps, one with "Insufficient Postage" and strip of 20c 1852 Issue (staining), forwarder's handstamps, range of steamer lines represented, some other minor flaws but overall a Very Fine and interesting group, copies of exhibit pages with Steven Walske's notes accompanies

E. 500-750
275
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233
c
France-United States Stampless Packet Mail. Seven covers between France and the United States in both directions, range of markings and uses, including exchanges under 1836 GB-France Treaty, red "Colonies/&c Art. 12", Three Months period use by American Packet, others, each interesting, Very Fine group, compete descriptions for each cover and scans available here

E. 400-500
225
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234
c
France-United States 1857 Treaty Rate Covers. 12 covers from the 1857 French-U.S. Treaty period sent in both directions, both stamped and stampless, including U.S. 1857 Issue 5c Brown, Ty. I (29) strip of three on cover to Menton, group of four carried on CGT Ligne H steamers including maiden voyage of Lafayette, four with 80c stamps paying the single Treaty rate, a couple other stampless, some minor flaws but overall a Very Fine and interesting group, compete descriptions for each cover and scans available here

E. 500-750
900
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