Lot 14221858 (Aug. 9) New York, N.Y. to Plymouth, England, datelined folded letter sent unpaid with "N. York Br. Pkt. '5' Aug 10" debit exchange cds to G.B., carried on Cunard Line Europa from Boston Aug. 11th, she collided with Arabia near Cape Race and put into St. John's, Newfoundland for repairs, mail and passengers were picked up at Halifax by Cunard Line Persia that arrived at Liverpool on Aug. 28th, Liverpool America (8.28) backstamp and matching "1/-" due handstamp, Plymouth (8.29) arrival cds, F.-V.F., ex-Graham Booth.
Estimate $250 - 350.
ONLY A FEW COVERS FROM THIS WRECK VOYAGE HAVE SURVIVED.
Lot 14231859 (Feb. 18) Camp Floyd, Utah Territory to Dublin, Ireland, choice strike of rimless "Camp Floyd, U.T., February 18" cds and matching "Paid 3" in arc overwritten with manuscript "24" rating at upper right on buff cover to Dublin, Ireland, New York reddish black "19" credit handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Asia from New York Mar. 30th to Liverpool arriving Apr. 10th, sharp strike of "America, Paid, Dublin, AP 11 1859" (Robertson P1) arrival datestamp for late mail closed bag from Liverpool; vertical file fold at left, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $500 - 750.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CAMP FLOYD UTAH TERRITORIAL TRANSATLANTIC USE WITH A CHOICE STRIKE OF THE RIMLESS POSTMARK.
The letter likely traveled East from Camp Floyd by stage or horse via the Salt Lake City to St. Joseph route, where it then went to New York by rail. It left New York Mar. 30th on the Cunard Line "Asia", arriving at Liverpool Apr. 10th. From there, it went by rail to Holyhead, across the Irish Sea by boat, to Dublin.
Lot 14241859 (Jun. 23) Boston, Mass. to Calcutta, India, datelined folded letter endorsed "via Marseilles" and taken privately to New York, red "New-York, Am. Pkt., Jun 25" exchange cds and matching "Paid" framed handstamp with pencil "21" cents rating for British open mail, carried on New York & Havre Co. Fulton from New York Jun. 25th to Southampton arriving Jul. 7th, red London (7.8) transit backstamp and manuscript "1/-" due rating for packet to Calcutta plus French transit, carried by P&O Panther from Marseilles to Alexandria, and Nemesis from Suez to Calcutta, "Calcutta, Steam Letter, 1859 Aug 11" framed handstamp with "8" anna due (1/-) due rating, Very Fine and choice use to India, ex-Arthur White.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A SUPERB STRIKE OF CALCUTTA'S STEAMSHIP ARRIVAL POSTMARK.
Lot 14251860 (Apr. 19) St. Louis, Mo. to Frankfurt, Germany, perfect strike of cds and red "Paid 30" oval rating handstamp for Prussian Closed mail rate on blue folded letter, red "N.York '7 Paid' Apr 25" credit exchange cds, red "Aachen Franco 8 / 5" framed transit, Frankfurt (5.9.1860) arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Nettles.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 14261861 (Oct. 1) New York, N.Y. to Barcelona, Spain, folded cover bearing 1¢ blue (63) pair and 3¢ rose (65), tied by New York foreign mail black grid cancels (Kirke 60-02-01-GR), red "New York, Br. Pkt., Oct 1" exchange cds, reverse with blue "Forwarded By, Rivera & Hall, New York" double-line oval, carried by Cunard Line Europa from Boston Oct. 2nd to Queenstown arriving Oct. 12th, red London (10.14) transit backstamp, sent in closed bag by rail from Calais to the Spanish exchange office, "Espana, Junquera, 15 Oct 61" and Barcelone (10.17) backstamps, black "4.Rs" due handstamp; opened on three sides for display, a Very Fine exhibition use at the 5¢ British open mail rate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 14271867 (Jun. 13) Bowensburgh, Ill. to Dublin, Ireland, orange cover bearing 10¢ green (68) vertical pair, guideline s.e. at right, tied by target cancels, matching "Bowensburgh, Ill. Jun 13" cds, partial "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' Jun 18" exchange cds with matching "Short Paid" framed handstamp and sent as an unpaid letter, carried on Cunard Line Cuba departing Boston Jun. 19th to Queenstown arriving Jun. 27th, Dublin (6.28) arrival cds and "1/-" due handstamp; small backflap fault., Very Fine and attractive example of short paid treatment under the 1848 treaty.
Estimate $200 - 300.
The 1848 treaty did not allow part-paid letters, and stipulated that they would be treated as unpaid.
Lot 14281867 (Jul. 26) Urknaa, Sweden to Lafayette, Ind., gray cover with "Urknaa, 26/7" origin cds, blue manuscript "Via Prussia & Ostende" and "2½" rating, black "Aachen, 3/8, Cts." cds and framed "Aus Schweden / per Stralsund" handstamp, additional blue manuscript "5" debit rating on reverse, carried by Inman Line City of Paris from Liverpool Aug. 7th to New York arriving Aug. 17th, black "New.York, Am. Packet., Aug 17" cds, F.-V.F., A rare use of the "Aus Schweden" framed handstamp on incoming U.S.-Prussian treaty mail.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 14291839-68 Transatlantic Balance, group of 15 covers; includes 1839 Boston, Mass. to Oporto, Portugal private ship letter showing red "Forwarded Through, Gilpin's Exchange, Reading Room and Foreign Letter Office, N-York" oval backstamp, 1845 Gibraltar to Richmond Va. sent privately to London where it entered mails, 1846 New York to Oporto, Portugal private ship letter, 1848 Zante, Ionian Islands to Boston, Mass. (ex-Winter), 1850 New York to Edinburgh, Scotland carried on Cunard Line Hibernia from Boston, 1853 Cincinnati Oh. to Blamont, France use by American Service direct, 1856 California to London, England, 1857 Genoa, Italy to Salem Ma. carried privately to England with red "Forwarded By, Baring Bros. & Co., Liverpool" forwarding agent cachet (Rowe rarity 3), 1864 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Portland Me., 1864 New York to Edinburgh, Scotland carried on Cunard Line Asia from Boston (ex-Hugh Feldman), 1868 New Orleans La. to Le Havre, France franked with 15¢ black (77) vertical pair, 1846 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London, England endorsed "Express Packet", 1873 Miragoane, Haiti to Le Havre, France and 1865 Ponce, Puerto Rico to London, England carried on the RMSP Seine from St. Thomas, generally Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 14301844 (Jul. 1) New York N.Y. to Manchester, England, group of 13 covers; with 1844 N.Y. to England by Cunard Line Arabia, 1847 Liverpool to Boston, Mass. by Cunard Line Cambria (ex-Winter), 1849 Liverpool to Petersburg, Va. by Cunard Line America (only example seen with the "SHIP" handstamp on a letter carried under the postal convention, ex-Winter), 1850 Liverpool to New York carried on the maiden voyage of Cunard Line Asia, 1856-1875 group of three printed circulars bearing G.B. 1d red solo frankings, 1860 Madison Wis. to Stockport, England with scarce Detroit exchange office use, 1861 London to New York closed-bag treatment via Portland, 1867 depreciated currency use, etc., generally Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 14311871, 1887 Solar Eclipse Expeditions, two covers, first bearing 2¢ red brown (146) tied by Boston duplex on local cover endorsed "The Solar Eclipse in India, Print Copy", second cover bearing 2¢ green (213) cancelled by cork cancel duplexed with "Amherst Mass., Apr 30, 1888" cds on cover with printed "American Eclipse Expedition to Japan, 1887" framed corner card to Washington D.C., Very Fine and scarce pair of eclipse expedition covers.
Estimate $200 - 300.