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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Foreign Mail - Balances

Lots 1254-1263

Lot 1254    

California Transatlantic Postal History, small group of 11 covers including 1862 Vancouver via San Francisco to England, 1860 San Francisco prepaid "45" cents to France, 1854 Glasgow prepaid "1/2" rate to San Francisco, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1255    

(Correspondence to Burma) 1871-1880 Boston Mass. Correspondence to Rev. I. D. Colburn at Rangoon, Burma, group of 7 covers with various frankings and rates comprising 1871 with #150, 151 at 22¢ rate via Southampton, 1871 from Providence R.I. with #151 (4) at sent double the 24¢ NGU rate but actually sent at the 22¢ rate via Southampton, 1871 with #154 (3) but missing two 10¢ stamps for 5-times the 22¢ rate via Southampton; 1874 with #146, 153, 154 at double the 28¢ rate via Brindisi; and 1874 with #146 (2), 153 at the 28¢ rate via Brindisi, and 1880 with #185 at 5¢ UPU rate; covers faulty with stamps in varying condition, Fine.
Scott No. 146//185    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL RESEARCH GROUP OF EARLY MAIL TO BURMA.

This lot of covers was found stuffed inside a bible. The bible was in a box of books that were paper of a lower value stamp collection from the 1950s that was purchased from a local woman and remained until now. Some research notes on Reverend Isaac David Colburn who was born in 1831 at Hudson N.H. At age 16, he was converted and baptized into the Baptist church. He was active in church life and soon the church voted him a license to preach. He began his studies at New Hampton N.H. In 1855, he entered Brown University. He determined to give his life to missions and entered Newton Theological Institution in the class of 1863. After graduation he married Mary, a teacher at the seminary at Townsend Vt. They later went to Burma where his life's work was done, returning home in 1880.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 1256    

Eastbound Transatlantic Mail, 1840-1860s, group of 28 covers with destinations including England, France and Germany, variety of rates and routes; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $280

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Lot 1257    

Incoming Ship and Steamship Foreign Mail, 1802-1876, group of 20 covers mostly from the Lanman & Kemp correspondence, origins include Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile & Brazil via Charleston, Boston and New York with various markings including agent cachets, "Ship", "Due" and depreciated currency markings, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1258    

Philadelphia Transatlantic Mail, 1837-1870, group of 6 comprising 1837 Oct. 7th Philadelphia to London by sailing packet; 1847 Liverpool to Philadelphia by Cunard Hibernia with blue "12" in double-circle due handstamp, 1853 Bremen to Philadelphia with blue "6" in octagon due handstamp, 1854 Philadelphia with small red "Paid / 21" rating handstamp to France, 1855 from London to Philadelphia with "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. '24' May 30" integral due exchange cds, and 1870 with "Phila. Unpaid" exchange cds to France; some faults, F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1259    

Philadelphia Ship Letters, 1845-1853, group of 4 comprising 1845 Cuba to Philadelphia with blue "6" in double octagon handstamp; 1846 Pernambuco to Baltimore via blue Philadelphia cds with "Ship" and "7" ratings; 1853 Pernambuco to Boston via blue Philadelphia cds with "Ship" and "7" in circle ratings (ex-A. White), and 1850s with black Philadelphia cds and matching "Ship" and "7" in circle ratings, Very Fine group.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1260    

Stampless Transatlantic Mail, 1809-62, group of 25 stampless covers from England to the United States via New York & Boston with various paid and unpaid rates, "Ship" and packet handstamps, etc., some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1261    

Stampless Transatlantic Mail, 1840-76, group of 19 stampless covers from Cuba via New York to England, Scotland, France and Spain with various forwarding agent cachets, New York transit and rate handstamps, British "Ship Letter" markings etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1262    

Stampless Transatlantic Mail, 1842-62, group of 25 stampless covers from Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York to England, Scotland and France with various paid and unpaid rates, "Ship Letter" and packet handstamps, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1263    

Transatlantic Mail to the United States, 1837-1860s, group of 32 covers with Boston and New York exchange office markings, including some depreciated currency datestamps; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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