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Sale 1193 — The Alfredo Frohlich Collection: The Evolution of Postal Systems in Panama 1777-1881

Sale Date — Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

Category — Via Panama - Oceania

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1636
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1636, Via Panama - OceaniaVIA PANAMA, (Australia) New South Wales, 1852-55, 3p Green (17; SG 66), VIA PANAMA, (Australia) New South Wales, 1852-55, 3p Green (17; SG 66)VIA PANAMA, (Australia) New South Wales, 1852-55, 3p Green (17; SG 66). Margins to just touching, tied by barred oval cancel on 1854 folded letter to London, England, sent from Sydney with bold "Sydney, New S. Wales MY 10 1854" crowned datestamp on reverse, manuscript "per Golden Age via Panama" endorsement along top, "2/-" rating, London Jul. 18 arrival backstamp, few splits along folds

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST TRANS-PACIFIC STEAMSHIP ABOARD THE S.S. GOLDEN AGE.

The S.S. Golden Age departed Melbourne on May 5 and Sydney on May 11. After calling in Tahiti, she arrived in Panama on Jun. 6. The route was considered a financial disaster due to the high price of coal and was not repeated again until 1866. The Golden Age was eventually sold to the Pacific Mail Steamship company.

With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
1637
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1637, Via Panama - OceaniaVIA PANAMA, Hawaii, 1856 "Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Jan 31", VIA PANAMA, Hawaii, 1856 "Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Jan 31"VIA PANAMA, Hawaii, 1856 "Honolulu * U.S. Postage Paid * Jan 31". Perfect strike in red on 1856 cover to Mary E. Hastings in South Hadley Mass., U.S. 1851 12c Black (17) with full margins to just touching outer frameline, Position 73L1 showing double recut, tied by bold "San Francisco Cal. 20 Feb." circular datestamp, cover with couple expertly sealed edge tears at bottom and lightly cleaned

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A HANDSOME COVER WITH THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE USED FROM HAWAII, PAYING THE 10-CENT POSTAGE AND 2-CENT SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.

Carried on the American schooner L.P. Foster, which departed Honolulu February 2 and arrived in San Francisco on February 19. Then carried on the Sonora for Panama, arriving March 4 and crossed the isthmus before sailing on the George Law, arriving in New York on March 15.

Ex Knapp, Eno, Haas and Grunin. Signed Ashbrook. With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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1638
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1638, Via Panama - OceaniaVIA PANAMA, New Zealand, 1864-71, 6p Red Brown (36; SG 122), VIA PANAMA, New Zealand, 1864-71, 6p Red Brown (36; SG 122)VIA PANAMA, New Zealand, 1864-71, 6p Red Brown (36; SG 122). Two covers, first with Dunedin Jan. 4, 1867 circular datestamp on blue cover to Farnborough, England, cover with light bleach spots, second with Nelson Apr. 6, 1868 circular datestamp on cover to London, cover with some toned spots, both with "via Panama" endorsement and London circular datestamps, Fine pair

E. 400-500
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1639
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1639, Via Panama - OceaniaVIA PANAMA, Tahiti, 1861 Cover from Papeete to France, VIA PANAMA, Tahiti, 1861 Cover from Papeete to FranceVIA PANAMA, Tahiti, 1861 Cover from Papeete to France. Bold strike of "Papeiti, Taiti 17 Aout 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Rochefort, France, boxed "PD" handstamp and Panama Oct. 22 three-line datestamp applied in transit, boxed "GB 2f87 5c/10" accountancy marking, London, Calais and Paris transit backstamps, rated "12" decimes due, Very Fine and rare route via Panama, this is one of the earliest examples of the 2nd Papeete circular datestamp, ex Eastgate, with 2017 Moorhouse certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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