Lot 13015-Point Star, unusually clear strike ties 10¢ brown (150), rich color, on blue 1871 folded letter to Langnau, Switzerland, red "New York Paid All Oct 31" exchange cds, carried as endorsed on Hapag Line Holsatia that arrived at Plymouth on Nov. 10th 1871, reverse with Bern (11.13), Basel (11.13) and partial Langnau arrival, Very Fine, Illustrated in Weiss NYFM on page 148, ex-Weiss; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Weiss No. ST-5P1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1302Eight-Point Star Geometric, beautiful sharp strike cancels 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Hamburg, Germany, red "New York Aug 29" exchange cds, Hamburg (2.9.1874) arrival cds, this card was underpaid 1¢ for the 2¢ postal card rate to Germany but was perhaps accepted as printed matter even with a neatly handwritten message, an unusual use, Extremely Fine and superb strike.
Weiss No. ST-8P4 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1303Star Geometric, two bold strikes tie two 3¢ green (158) singles on 3¢ entire (U160) entire to Paris, France at the 9¢ treaty rate, red "New York Paid Feb 20" exchange cds, blue Brest (3.4.75) entry cds and small red "PD" framed handstamp; opened at top with partial flap, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Weiss, Richards.
Weiss No. ST-8P5 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1304Star Geometric, bold strike ties 3¢ green (158) pair, bright color, on 1875 cover to London, England at the 6¢ treaty rate, endorsed "Per Str 'Adriatic' ", partial red "New York P.O. Jan 8" exchange cds, red London (1.18.75) arrival cds, Very Fine, ex-Barwis, Richards.
Weiss No. ST-8P6 Estimate $150 - 200.
Carried as endorsed on White Star Line "Adriatic" that departed New York on January 9 and arrived at Queenstown on January 17, 1875.
Lot 1305Intricate Star Geometric with outer ring, two clear strikes tie 3¢ green (158), pair and single, on 1875 cover to Pont d'Ain, France, red "New York 'Paid' Jan 13" exchange cds, blue "Etats Unis, Paq. Fr. Brest" (1.26.75) French packet cds and small red "PD" framed handstamp ties single, Pont D'Ain (1.27) arrival backstamp; stamps barely affected from placement near top edge of cover, a Very Fine and scarce use, ex-Stafford, Weiss, Andromeda.
Weiss No. ST-8P7 Estimate $300 - 400.
THE EARLIEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED ST-8P7 COVERS.
The routing instruction of per "Algeria" was not followed, cover actually carried on French Line "St. Laurent" that arrived at Harve, France on January 25, 1875.
Lot 1306Star in Circle, two clear strikes tie 3¢ green (158) horizontal pair on green cover to Kent, England, red "New York Jun 14" exchange cds, London K.W. (6.25.73) arrival backstamp, F.-V.F.
Weiss No. ST-8P11 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1307Multi-Point Star within Star, fine strike ties 3¢ green (158), horizontal pair, on buff cover to Punahou, Hawaii at the 6¢ treaty rate, red "New York May 15" exchange cds; edge faults and small stain, Fine, One of only five recorded NYFM covers to the Hawaiian Islands.
Weiss No. ST-MP3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1308Multi-Point Star within Star, brilliant bold strike ties 3¢ green (158), deep rich color, on clean 3¢ green (U82) entire to Jena, Germany, red "New York Jul 4" exchange cds, Jena (7.19.74) arrival backstamp; extra red ink at bottom right, Very Fine and choice.
Weiss No. ST-MP3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Saturday mails were shared between Inman Line and White Star Line. On Saturday, July 4, 1874 it was reported that the New York Foreign Mail department delivered transatlantic mail to the Inman Line "City of Paris". This steamer arrived at Queenstown on July 13, 1874. This is a very late use of ST-MP3.