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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Mail Routes

Lots 16-21

Lot 16    

(Mail Routes) New York & California Steam Ship Line for San Francisco., illustrated C. Morgan Agent corner card showing steamship on orange cover to Washington, N.Y., "New-York 'Ship 7 Cts' Nov 14" integral-rate due cds; some wear, Fine and scarce early version of design., ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

This steamship line was taken over from Vanderbilt. (See Dec. 1996 Western Express).

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Lot 17    

(Mail Routes) From Noisy Carrier's, Mail.77 Long Wharf S.F. Cal, sharp strike of fancy rectangle handstamp in black on 10¢ green (U16) Nesbitt buff entire to Lockport N.Y., docketed "Rec. June 30/56" at top left, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

The Noisy Carriers handstamp was applied by Noisy Carriers Publishing Hall to indicate or advertise their handling of mail put on steamers departing for Nicaragua or Panama.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 18    

(Mail Routes) Overland Mail - From San Francisco Via Los Angeles, illustrated Six-Horse Stagecoach design with Hutchings & Rosenfield imprint below, on cover to Rockville, Md., franked with grid canceled 1857, 10¢ green, type V, matching "San Jose, Cal., Sep 2" cds; sealed cover tears with one affecting design, Fine.
Scott No. 35    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Realized: $325

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Lot 19    

(Mail Routes) Steam Acapulco, clear strike of oval on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to San Francisco, Cal., canceled by "San Francisco, Cal, July 24" cds (Williams SAF-600) duplexed with cogwheel cancel, "DUE7" handstamp as the rate was 10¢ for under 2,500 miles; tiny edge tear at top, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY 7 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE PMSS "STEAM ACAPULCO" OVAL HANDSTAMP.

San Francisco used a set of four oval steam markings indicating origin used in association with the four stops of the PMSS Co. ships running from Panama to San Francisco: Panama, Mazatlan, Acapulco, and Manzanillo. There are 47 covers total recorded by Mayer, of which only 7 are known for Acapulco.

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Realized: $1,100

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Lot 20    

(Mail Routes) Steam Mazatlan, clear strike of oval on cover endorsed "U.S. Stmr 'Resaca', Mazatlan Mex." bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Apr 14" duplex with cork cancel to Trenton N.J., "DUE7" handstamp as the rate was 10¢ for under 2,500 miles; slightly rough opening at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

USS "Resaca" was a third-class screw steamer of the United States Navy launched in 1865. Assigned to the Pacific Station, Resaca was initially ordered to relieve the sloop Jamestown cruising off the Mexican and Central American coast in protection of U.S. citizens and property against threats of war and an uncertain political situation.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 21    

(Mail Routes) Steam Mazatlan, oval handstamp applied at San Francisco on inbound covers, postmarked "San Francisco, Cal./May 16, 1865" double circle and addressed to the Office of the P.M.S.Co. in San Francisco with black "10" due rate handstamp for the steamship rate; small flap fault, Very Fine and scarce short-lived steamer marking.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $220

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