Lot 51New York, N.Y., 1845 5¢ black on bluish, double transfer, position 2, large margins except cut in at right, small margin tear at bottom right, tied by pen cancel on blue printed prices current and letter datelined "Apalachicola, 14th April 1846" to Greenock, Scotland, sent privately to New York where "Forwarded by Collomb & Iselin. New York" backstamp applied, entered mails with 5¢ prepaying the 5¢ inland postage to Boston for under 300 miles, partial red "New-York '5 Paid' Apr 29" cds and matching "Paid" arc handstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Caledonia that departed Boston May 1st to Liverpool arriving Apr. 14th, "Liverpool, America" (5.14) and matching "1/-" shilling due rating handstamp for transatlantic packet fee, green "Greenock, DE 17, 1841" framed arrival backstamp, a Very Fine usage, ex-Pope.
Scott No. 9X1 var. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE TRANSATLANTIC USE OF THE NEW YORK 5¢ PROVISIONAL FROM FLORIDA TO SCOTLAND VIA A NEW YORK FORWARDER.
There are only three recorded examples of this use from Florida via New York with the New York 5¢ provisional prepaying postage to Boston. They are both from the same correspondence to Alexander R. Johnston Esqr. at Greenock, Scotland. The other is dated New York Nov. 29th 1846. Florida had only recently become a state on March 3, 1845.
Lot 52New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair, positions 39-40, ample to huge margins with bottom right sheet margins, neat blue pen cancels and tied by "New York, 10cts, Dec 19" integral rate cds, second strike and matching red "Paid" in arc on folded letter made from ledger paper to New Orleans, 1845 docketing, Extremely Fine, ex-Mayer.
Scott No. 9X1a Estimate $750 - 1,000.