Lot 1264Capt. Hale Correspondence to Glastonbury Ct. Incoming From Cape Town, Batavia, Singapore, New South Wales, early correspondence of 11 inbound ship letters comprising 1835 Cape Town via Philadelphia with red Full Rigged Ship octagon handstamp, 1836 "At Sea" dateline via U.S. Consul forwarder to Salem Mass. "Ship", 1837 "Bark Brothers at Sea" dateline via U.S. Consul forwarder to Salem Mass., two 1837 Sydney N.S.W. letters with Liverpool forwarder's endorsement per "Columbus" via New York, 1837 "Bark Brothers" dateline with Liverpool forwarder's endorsement per "N. America" via New York, two 1837 "Again at Sea" letters with Batavia forwarder's endorsement via Boston, 1837 Batavia via St. Helena "J. Solomon" forwarder and Boston "Ship", 1837 Singapore via St. Helena U.S. Consul forwarder and New York "Ship", 1837 Singapore with blue "Forwarded by Balestier, Singapore" forwarders oval and U.S. Consul at St. Helena forwarder's endorsement via New York "Ship" (toned); also includes 1835 "Glastonbury Ct" to Captain Hale care of Boston and forwarded privately, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A WONDERFUL EARLY CORRESPONDENCE FROM AFRICA AND THE FAR EAST.
Lot 12651836 (Feb. 5) St. Helena to Glastonbury Ct. via Salem, datelined folded letter with manuscript "Forwarded from St. Helena by Yrs. Respectfully W. Carrol, U.States Consular Agent at St. Helena" forwarder's endorsement on reverse, carried by private ship, entered mails with light strike of red "Salem Mas. Mar 25" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with red manuscript "12½" cent rating, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
A RARE EARLY 1836 INBOUND USE FROM ST. HELENA VIA THE U.S. CONSULAR AGENT.
Lot 12661842 (Jun. 12) Singapore to Glastonbury Ct. via India and Antwerp, datelined folded letter sent in care of Borthers Nottebohn at Antwerp, with black "Calcutta Ship Letter" framed backstamp, G.P.O. Bombay transit backstamp and red "INDIA" oval, red framed "Paquebot de la Méditerranéen" and small framed "PF" handstamps, reverse with Marseille (8.30) and blue Bruxelles (9.3) transits, and red Anvers (9.3) arrival cds, manuscript "Forwarded by Brothers Nottebohn, Antwerp 7th September 1842" forwarder's endorsement, red Antwerp (9.7) cds, carried transatlantic as endorsed by Belgium British Queen from Antwerp Sep. 7th to New York arriving Sep. 28th, red "New-York, Ship, Sep 28" cds and blue manuscript "14½" cent rating for 12½¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee, forwarded to Northampton Mass. with manuscript "Glastonbury Ct Oct 1" postmark and matching "10" cent rating, various additional ratings, debits and credits, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A REMARKABLE TRANSATLANTIC FOLDED LETTER FROM SINGAPORE VIA INDIA AND BELGIUM, CARRIED TRANSATLANTIC ON THE FINAL VOYAGE OF THE BELGIAN "BRITISH QUEEN".
This cover took a remarkable journey from Singapore to the United States. Some interesting content including "…You will learn soon enough the disaterour termination of the Voyage in the "New Orleans". We sprung a heavy leak while taking in cargo on the West Coast of Sumatra, before getting the ship quite full of pepper, was obliged to hear for some port for examination and repairs. This port being the nearest which gave facilities for such repairs as should be found necessary to … the final object of the Voyage… The extent of repairs, was estimated much greater than the value of the ship in the best condition. She was therefore order to be sold…" and postscript reads "I sail for Antwerp with the cargo of the New Orleans in an English Bark called the William Mitchel".
Lot 12671842 (Sep. 14) Cape of Good Hope to Glastonbury Ct. via St. Helena and Edgartown, folded letter folded letter datelined "Cape Good Hope Sep 30 1842" from the Hale correspondence, reverse with clear strike of "Forwarded by Isaac Chase, Cape of Good Hope" oval handstamp and manuscript "Recd. at St. Helena & forwarded by the U. States Consul" forwarder's endorsement (affected slightly upon opening), sent by private ship, entered mails with red "Edgartown Ms. Dec 20" cds and manuscript "20¾" rating for 18¾¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee, forwarded to Northampton Mass. with manuscript "Glastonbury Ct Dec 27" postmark and "10" cent rating, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 12681836 (Nov. 30) Cape of Good Hope to Glastonbury Ct. via St. Helena and New London, folded letter folded letter datelined "Cape Good Hope Nov 30 1836" from the Hale correspondence, reverse with clear strike of "Forwarded by Thomson Watson & Co, Cape of Good Hope" oval handstamp and manuscript "Forwarded from St. Helena with much pleasure by Yours Respectfully W. Carrol, UStates Consular Agenta at St. Helena" forwarder's endorsement, sent by private ship, entered mails with red "New London Ct. Feb 14" cds and matching "SHIP" handstamp with manuscript "12" rating for 10¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.