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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Transatlantic Mails - Foreign Mails 1763 to 1847

Lots 275-284 Lots 285-294 Lots 295-304

Lot 275    

1763 (Apr. 29) Lisbon, Portugal to New York N.Y. via Philadelphia, datelined folded letter carried by private ship to Philadelphia, entered mails with red manuscript "Philad 3-16" postmark and rating, contents concern wine shipments, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 276    

1768 (Jun. 10) Newport R.I. to London, England, folded cover docketed "Mr. Browne, Newport Rhode Island: June. 10. 1768", carried by private ship to England, entered mails with Weymouth / Ship Lre" two-line handstamp, sharp London "20/IJ" Bishop mark arrival and manuscript "5" pence rating, docketed as "Rec'd Decr. 1. 68" and "Answd. March. 1. 1769"; file fold wear and and soiling, Fine and scarce early ship letter from Rhode Island, ex-Arthur White; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 277    

1783 (Oct. 10) Cadiz, Spain to Newport R.I., datelined folded letter from the Vernon correspondence, entered mails with "Sh 2.16" rating, Newport "11d" local currency rating, letter concerns shipping goods by American vessels, Very Fine Confederation period use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 278    

1784 (Sep. 10) London, England to Newport R.I., datelined folded letter with red "Portsmouth / December, 16" postmark with manuscript "Ship 6" rating, endorsed "p Capt Manning", some extra ms., Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $220

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Lot 279    

1787 (Feb. 10) Puerto Principe Cuba to Philadelphia Pa., light green folded letter with "Pto Principe" dateline, carried by private ship to New York, entered the post with "N-York - March 21." straightline postmark and ms. "2" rating for the 2 dwt rate for 60-100 miles from New York to Philadelphia, Philadelphia "1/" shilling local currency rating (10d postage plus 2d carrier fee); light fold soiling, F.-V.F., ex-Siskin.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $500

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Lot 280    

1791 (Oct. 22) Lisbon, Portugal to Baltimore Md. via Norfolk Va., gray folded letter datelined "Lisbon 22th October 1791" concerning grain sales and business matters, carried by private ship to the U.S., entered mails with partial "Norfolk Dec 3" straightline and manuscript "Sh 3.8" rating for 3dwt 8 gr to Baltimore; some edge toning, Fine and rare early ship letter via Norfolk, Norfolk ship letter is unlisted this early in ASCC.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 281    

1805 (Apr. 21) Alicante, Spain to Kennebunk, District of Maine via Marblehead Mass., manuscript "MHead 26 June" postmark with red manuscript "Sh 19" rating on folded letter, letter regarding a passage of 30 days without incident, and shipments of salt, Very Fine and early ship letter via Marblehead.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $150

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Lot 282    

(Withdrawn Ship Letter) 1815 (Jun. 5) Liverpool, England to Providence R.I., docketed folded cover with mostly clear strike of red "Post Paid Withdrawn Ship Letter Liverpool, 5 JU 1815" double-circle Crown datestamp on reverse, red "New-York 6 Aug" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with manuscript "27½" rate for 25½¢ war surcharge rate of 150-300 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine, ex-Frajola.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LIVERPOOL POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER DATESTAMP.

The Act of October 10th 1814, made it illegal to place an outbound letter on any ship privately, unless the letter had first been presented to the British Post Office and a fee paid equal to one-third of the combined inland and sea packet postage. Upon payment, the letter received the "Withdrawn Ship Letter" handstamp and the sender was allowed to send the letter by any ship of his choice. In that the Post Office was providing no service at all for this little used and unpopular act, it as terminated on July 11th 1815 after only 11 months.

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Lot 283    

1820 (Mar. 9) Halifax, England to Boston Mass., datelined folded letter endorsed "p Atlantic", red "Ship Atlantic * Sailed March. 17. * W. Matlock" cogged oval name-of-boat handstamp, red "New-York Apr 29" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with "20½" rating for 18½¢ postage plus 2¢ ship fee; file folds, Very Fine and rare, ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 284    

1825 (May 28) Glasgow, Scotland to Providence R.I., printed circular carried by private ship to New York, entered mails with red "New-York, Jul 25" cds and matching "2ND DELIVERY" straightline, "Ship" rating handstamp and "39¾" rating for 150-400 miles plus 2¢ ship fee to Providence R.I., docketed as received "July 27" at top left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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