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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Waterway Agent Markings

Lots 235-244 Lots 245-252

Lot 235    

Pacific Mail S.S. "Carolina", manuscript "pr Steamer Carolina via New York to England" endorsement and red "San Francisco Cal., 15 Aug" cds on 1850 gray folded cover to London, England, carried as endorsed by Pacific Mail S.S. Carolina from San Francisco to Panama arriving Sep. 4th, then by U.S. Mail S.S. Falcon from Chagres Sep. 12th to Havana, then U.S. Mail S.S. Ohio departing Sep. 18th to New York arriving Sep. 22nd, then carried transatlantic by Cunard Line Asia from New York Sep. 25th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 5th, this leg set a record crossing of 10 days 7 hours, reverse with Liverpool (10.6) and red London (10.7) arrival cds, manuscript "2/5½" 2s5d (59¢) rating, Very Fine and scarce use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 236    

S.S. "China" * P.M.S.S. Co., S.H. Brickweder, Jr. Purser, Aug 15, 1896, purple double-oval backstamp on cover bearing Japan 5s blue tied by red Japanese cds on cover to E.R. Ackerman, New York N.Y., reverse with Yokohama (8.17) cds and New York (9.8) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 237    

Pacific Mail S.S. "City of Sydney.", purple straightline on cover bearing 5¢ brown (205) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Sep 23 '85" duplex to Honolulu H.I., carried by City of Sydney from San Francisco Sep. 25th to Honolulu arriving Oct. 3rd, Honolulu (10.3) arrival backstamp; docketing at left, F.-V.F. and scarce directional handstamp.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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Lot 238    

P.M.S.S. Co. * S.S. Colon * E.B. McManus, Jan 26, 1894, purple oval handstamp ties Mexico 2c numeral on 3c postal card to Acajutla, Mexico, purple Colima (1.25) merchant oval, black "Per Pacific Mail Str." straightline; horizontal card crease, Fine and scarce P.M.S.S. marking.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 239    

Pacific Mail S.S. "J.L. Stephens", manuscript "Pr Steamer J.L. Stephens. September 1st/54" endorsement on 1854 orange cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair tied by "San Francisco Cal., Sep 1" cds to Sackets Harbor N.Y., Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Lot 240    

Pacific Mail S.S. Co. S.S. Korea, Dec 8, 1905, strikes of blue double-circle datestamp on front and back of 1906 post card bearing Japan 4s tied by purple "Yokohama, Japan, 8.12.06" cds to Denver Col., Dec. 26th arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 241    

Pacific Mail Steamship Co. / S.S. Mongolia, two-line steamship handstamp ties Japan 4s along with "Nagasaki, Japan, 7.5.08" cds on multicolor P.M.S.C. "On Board S.S. 'Mongolia' post card to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine and unusual two-line steamship marking.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 242    

Pacific Mail S.S. "Orizaba", manuscript "Per Steamer 'Orizaba' " ship endorsement on printed Oriental Hotel corner card cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) pair tied by fancy cogwheel cancels duplexed with "San Francisco, Cal. Jan 13, 1864" cds to New York N.Y.; reduced slightly at right and small perfs flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $190

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Lot 243    

Pacific Mail S.S. "Sacramento", manuscript "p Sacramento via Panama" endorsement on 3¢ pink (U58) entire bearing 3¢ rose (65), tied by cork cancel duplexed with "San Francisco Cal., Dec 10" cds to Philadelphia Pa., original 1867 letter accompanies; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 244    

Pacific Mail S.S. Co. S.S. San Juan, Jul 20, 1905, blue double-circle datestamp ties Mexico 5c orange on C.L. Vucanovich & Co. corner card cover to San Francisco Cal., Jul. 21 arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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