Sale 1119 — The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail

Sale Date — Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Category — Postal Markings and Rates: American Service via England

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1119, Lot 664, Postal Markings and Rates: American Service via EnglandNew York to Cognac, France via American Packet. Sep. 23, 1847 datelined folded letter from New York to Cognac, France, prepaid 24c American Packet postage with red "Paid" arc handstamp and carried on the second sailing of the Ocean Line's Washington, arrived Southampton Oct. 9 and taken directly from steamship to Le Havre with red Oct. 11 arrival datestamp, manuscript "9" decimes due for one-decime ship fee plus inland postage, Very Fine, the mail from the second thru sixth American Packet sailings was carried privately to Le Havre, thereby bypassing the 10-decimes British discriminatory sea postage charge

E. 500-750