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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — California Mails

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 570, California MailsNew-York 6cts. 11 Jul. (1851), New-York 6cts. 11 Jul. (1851)New-York 6cts. 11 Jul. (1851). Red integral-rate circular datestamp with attached "PAID" below circle clearly struck on cover with lengthy contents to San Francisco, carried on the USMC Georgia on the first trip under the new 6c rate on July 11, 1851, arriving Chagres July 24, then by PMSC Panama on Aug. 1, arriving San Francisco Aug. 19, minor edge toning at top, Very Fine, scarce prepaid transcontinental rate use to California with New York attached "Paid" datestamp, the 40c rate was reduced to 6c on June 30, 1851, (see following lot for an example paid at the 40c rate), ex Walske

E. 300-400
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 571, California MailsNew-York 40cts. 28 Sep. Paid (1850), New-York 40cts. 28 Sep. Paid (1850)New-York 40cts. 28 Sep. Paid (1850). Red 40c integral-rate circular datestamp with attached "PAID" below circle on blue part-printed folded letter to San Francisco, sender's directive "p. Steamer Philadelphia" and carried on that ship on Sep. 28, 1850, arriving Chagres Oct. 7, then by PMSC steamer Tennessee on Oct. 17, arriving San Francisco Nov. 7, Very Fine and scarce westbound cover sent in the U.S. mail from New York to San Francisco at the 40c transcontinental rate (in effect until June 30, 1851, see previous lot for the rate change after June 30), ex Jessup, Pearce and Walske

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 572, California MailsGregory’s Atlantic and Pacific/Express./Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock,/149 Pearl St., N.Y, Gregory’s Atlantic and Pacific/Express./Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock,/149 Pearl St., N.YGregory’s Atlantic and Pacific/Express./Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock,/149 Pearl St., N.Y. Clear strike of four-line handstamp on Oct. 29, 1851 folded letter to Frank Rumrill in San Francisco from his fiance Henrietta, letter is datelined "Franklin" and a blind partial impression of a Franklin circular datestamp is present at left (carried to New York under cover), sailed on USMSC steamer Cherokee from New York on Nov. 6, 1851, arriving Chagres Nov. 17, then from Panama by PMSC Columbus on Nov. 26, arriving San Francisco Dec. 12, Very Fine, Rumrill was Gregory's agent in Marysville and subsequently an independent express operator, illustrated in Mails of the Westward Expansion (p. 118), ex Lichtenstein, Vogel and Walske, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 573, California MailsPacific Express Co. Paid, Pacific Express Co. PaidPacific Express Co. Paid. Printed frank depicting horse and rider (Thomas PAC-001) on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to San Francisco, blue "Pacific Express Co., Stockton, Jan. 19" oval datestamp, merchandise dealer's oval backstamp, minor wear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 574, California MailsClipper Ship Cards, Clipper Ship CardsClipper Ship Cards. Four, including Coleman's California line's Comet (Dec. 1861), Dispatch line's Empress of the Sea (Feb. 1856) D'Israeli (Feb. 1861) and Star of Hope (Feb. 1856), some wear and soiling, otherwise a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group of clipper ship cards

E. 750-1,000
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