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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2020, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail(Falmouth-New York Packet, 1757, 1758, 1759) "NEW/YORK", (Falmouth-New York Packet, 1757, 1758, 1759) "NEW/YORK"(Falmouth-New York Packet, 1757, 1758, 1759) "NEW/YORK". Three covers with two-line handstamp, first with red manuscript "6 dwt" double rate on folded cover to John Reynell in Philadelphia, forwarder's notation "Falmouth August 17th 1757", no packet rate (possibly carried by private ship), small piece out of flap touches notation, part of back panels (with docketing) removed, slightly toned along folds, still Fine and rare Quaker forwarding notation, second with red manuscript "P1N" prepaid 1sh packet rate, manuscript "3 dwt" rate (N.Y. to Phila.) on folded cover to John Reynell in Philadelphia, Very Fine, third manuscript rate "3dwt:16g" with "16g" crossed out on folded cover to Israel Pemberton in Philadelphia, soiled along folds, still Fine, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 400-500
225
2021
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2021, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailNEW/YORK, NEW/YORKNEW/YORK. Brown two-line handstamp struck twice on back of folded letter dated Jan. 20, 1764 to "Samuel Bard Esq., Student of Physick at the University of Edenburgh", letter from recipient's father, John Bard, "23 IA" (Jan. 23) Franklin mark, manuscript "1N" shilling Falmouth-New York Packet rate crossed out, re-rated "Sh 1N6", some dampstains, Fine, the recipient established the medical school at Columbia College and was George Washington's personal physician, the sender was first president of the New York Medical Society

E. 200-300
225
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2022
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2022, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT", (Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT"(Philadelphia to France, 1784) "COL*PAR/L'ORIENT". Readable strike of two-line handstamp on folded cover to Bordeaux, France, receipt docketing indicates origin at Philadelphia on May 25, 1784, original ship routing crossed out and re-routed "P the Polacre Le Caprice", manuscript "18" sols due marking, J. J. Berard's endorsement on back dated at L'Orient on July 23, 1784, received July 29, Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
200
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2023
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2023, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail, Pioneer Steamers Great Western and Great Britain. Three stampless covers, two carried on the Great Britain on the third westbound and third eastbound crossings, third cover carried on the Great Western on on its fifth eastbound crossing, each with manuscript ship designations, nice range of markings including "GEESTENDORF" straightline origin postmark, one with some edgewear, Fine-Very Fine trio

E. 500-750
200
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2024
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Captain Oliver Correspondence. 26 stampless letters relating to Captain Paul Oliver, the captain of the Tiber, from 1831-48, range of origins such as London, Bremerhaven, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Vera Cruz, destinations include Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Boston and St. Petersburg, Russia, a few better or unusual postal markings, also includes several bills of lading or other papers relating the the Tiber, overall Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group, the newly discovered Northern Liberties News Room cover offered in our Rarities sale came from this correspondence

E. 750-1,000
500
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2025
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2025, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailSyracuse N.Y. to St. Petersburg, Russia, Syracuse N.Y. to St. Petersburg, RussiaSyracuse N.Y. to St. Petersburg, Russia. Red "Syracuse N.Y. May 29" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Imperial Botanist at St. Petersburg, Russia, several different rates and credits, London transit and "Hamburg 19 Juni" two-line backstamp, sender's directive per steamer Britannia (Cunard Line), Very Fine

E. 200-300
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2026
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2026, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailNew-York Paid 3cts. Nov. 14, New-York Paid 3cts. Nov. 14New-York Paid 3cts. Nov. 14. Red circular datestamp on buff cover with "Map of the Routes of the American Express Co." illustrated design to Albany N.Y., minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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2027
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2027, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in, tied by "New-York Feb. 3" circular datestamp on cover with "Map of the Routes of the American Express Co." illustrated design to Palmyra N.Y., missing top flap, minor edgewear, Very Fine, illustrated in Brookman on p. 144

E. 300-400
160
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2028
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2028, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa." circular datestamp on buff cover with map of Pennsylvania Rail Road to Pottsville Pa., with tobacco commission merchant's shield on top flap, minor edgewear barely affects stamp, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
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2029
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2029, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Crisp impression, large margins to barely touched at bottom, tied by neat "Ogdensburgh N.Y. Jan. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Crawford & Co. Propeller Line Office, Rail Road Depot, Ogdensburgh, N.Y." cameo corner card, minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive

E. 400-500
3,250
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2030
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2030, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at left, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Camden & Amboy Rail Road Co. cameo corner card to Round Brook N.J., horizontal file fold well away from stamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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2031
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Railroad Covers. 13 from the 1850s, including three with railroad corner cards with one illustrated for Ohio & Mississippi R.R., few with railroad postmarks, few were likely carried by railroad, eight with No. 11A, few with No. 26, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
160
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2032
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2032, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 12L5L, large margins to clear, rich color, showing characteristic rust spot at bottom right, tied by blue "St. Ls. & Kk Steamers Dec. 4" circular datestamp on blue 1856 folded letter to Macomb Ill., endorsed "Keokuk" at bottom left, Very Fine, a rare postal marking, with Ashbrook notes and signed Ashbrook on back, illustrated in Ashbrook Vol. II on p. 229

E. 300-400
200
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2033
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2033, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at top right, rich color, faint pre-use vertical crease at left, tied by "Louisville Ky. Dec. 9" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Cincinnati, red "Packet Eclipse" oval handstamp, bold "STEAM" handstamp, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
250
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2034
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2034, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailRail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer Imperial, Rail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer ImperialRail-Road Line, Saint Louis, Cairo & New Orleans, Express Mail and Passenger Steamer Imperial. Green cameo corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, neat "Steam 6" in circle handstamp, usual small filing holes, small cover tear at top barely affects corner card, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 400-500
750
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2035
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2035, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailSteamer Paul Jones, Steamer Paul JonesSteamer Paul Jones. Clear strike of shield-style handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Bethany Va., "New Orleans La. Dec. 14, 1857" circular datestamp, "STEAM" handstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
500
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2036
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2036, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Horizontal strip of three, perfs scissors-separated with some trimmed, tied by "U.S. Mail Saturday Evening Packet, Str. Natchez Route 8165 Nov. 6" circular datestamps on 1858 folded printed Prices Current with additional letter, to St. Joseph La., side stamps with few small faults at bottom, still Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
425
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2037
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2037, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailFrom Steamer St. Nicholas, Chas. Barger, Master, From Steamer St. Nicholas, Chas. Barger, MasterFrom Steamer St. Nicholas, Chas. Barger, Master. Red oval handstamp at bottom left of 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to St. Louis, embossed stamp cancelled by "STEAM" handstamp, minor wear, Very Fine strike, accompanied by blue folded enclosure datelined aboard the steamer Aleck Scott to the same recipient

E. 200-300
500
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2038
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2038, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailSteamer Aleck Scott of St. Louis, Steamer Aleck Scott of St. LouisSteamer Aleck Scott of St. Louis. Bold strike of red negative handstamp at top left of blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans December 31st 1850" to Keokuk Ill., red "STEAM 10" handstamp of St. Louis, some wear including edge tears at top and bottom, Very Fine strike of this rare marking, ex Meroni

E. 400-500
550
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2039
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2039, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to just in, tied by bold grid, "Vicksburgh Miss. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on cover with "Louisville & N. Orleans Packet Steamer A.L. Shotwell" corner card to St. Louis, missing top flap, some overall soiling and edgewear, still Very Fine, scarce, this is reportedly the discovery example of this steamer cover

E. 200-300
600
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2040
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2040, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "STEAM" handstamp, "St. Louis, Cairo & New Orleans Railroad Line Passenger Steamer J. C. Swon" oval handstamp, second strike at right, on buff cover with printed address to St. Louis, minor edgewear, cover crease at top left causes crease with small tear in stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
600
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2041
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2041, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by light strike of Sep. 21 Vicksburg circular datestamp on cover with Steamer Uncle Sam illustrated corner card to West Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vermont, some age spots and minor edgewear, stamp with corner crease at top right, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
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2042
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2042, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailPassenger Packet Vicksburg, Passenger Packet VicksburgPassenger Packet Vicksburg. Blue ornate handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Carroll Hoy in New Orleans, light fold away from marking, usual small filing holes, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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2043
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Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2043, Transatlantic, Railroad, Steamboat MailSt. Louis, Cairo & N. Orleans Railroad Line Steamer John Walsh, Mar. 17, St. Louis, Cairo & N. Orleans Railroad Line Steamer John Walsh, Mar. 17St. Louis, Cairo & N. Orleans Railroad Line Steamer John Walsh, Mar. 17. Large blue octagonal datestamp struck on back of 1859 part-printed illustrated bill of lading from Cairo Ill. to New Orleans, bold "DROP 1" handstamp at top, "New Orleans La. Mar. 15, 1859" circular datestamp, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine example of this rare marking, ex Knapp

E. 200-300
250
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2044
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Steamboat Covers. 14, stampless thru 1850s period, including name-of-boat markings such as "Sultana" "Steamer Crystal Palace", "Steamboat Southern Belle", "Steamer City of Memphis", "Steamer Pennsylvania", "Steamer Gladiator", "Steamer Paul Jones", few with manuscript notations, one with corner card, range of markings, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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