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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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Transatlantic Mails - Balance Lots

Lots 389-398

Lot 389    

1830s-1860s Transatlantic Mails, group of 50 transatlantic and ocean mail covers with some better including 1840 Shopshire to Marietta Oh. by Cunard Line Caledonia maiden voyage from Liverpool Jan. 5th, 1844 Turkey to Boston with Malta disinfection slits bootlegged to Boston, 1846 "Leigh PP" Penny Post to Boston; 1856 Chicago Il. to London with "Paid 24" rating handstamp, 1853 Boston to St. Johns New Brunswick, 1855 Germany to New York with red Aachen "Brit: Packet." half-moon backstamp, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $950

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Lot 390    

1831-41, Newton & Gordon Correspondence to Madeira, group of 10 stampless letters from a variety of origins via forwarders, including 1831 Boston to Madeira care of New York forwarder, 1840 Philadelphia to Madeira via New York with "Paid 12½" and "160" rating endorsed "p 'Madeira' ", 1833 and 1841 Savannah to Madeira via Charleston with 12½¢ and 1¼ ox. 62½¢, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $220

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Lot 391    

1839-1848 Transatlantic Mail - Pre U.S.-G.B. Treaty & Pioneer Steamships, collection of 63 covers on exhibit pages including better with most carried by Cunard Line steamers, 1839 Liverpool to Boston carried by Liverpool; 1840 Liverpool to New York by Acadia; 1840 Liverpool to New York 1¾ oz. quintuple rate by Britannia; 1841 Liverpool to Cambridge Ms. by Columbia on her maiden voyage; 1841 Mexico City Mexico to London via New York carried Columbia on her maiden return voyage; 1843 Bremen to Reading Pa. via Caledonia, 1843 and 1847 usages from France to Boston with curved "Foreign Paid" framed and unframed handstamps, 1844 Liverpool to Canada via Boston by Caledonia, ending with 1848 Liverpool to New York carried on last Cunard voyage to the U.S. before retaliatory rate period, etc., F.-V.F., a wonderful collection.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $3,250

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Lot 392    

1839-43, Baltimore Md. to London, Freight Money Letters, group of 5 folded letters or covers from Baltimore to London via New York, manuscript rates freight money rates of 12½¢ (for sailing ship) or 25¢ (for steamship) comprising: 1839 (Jan. 3) triple weight via Blue Swallowtail Roscoe; 1839 (May 11) double-weight via Black X Montreal; 1839 (Aug. 4) double weight via Blue Swallowtail Independence; 1839 (Dec. 13) single rate via Pioneer Steamship Liverpool; and 1843 (Aug. 16) single rate via sailing packet; Liverpool ship letter handstamps and manuscript due rates, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 393    

1839-1860s Transatlantic Mail Including Pioneer Steamships, group of 12 including 1839 New York to London via steamer "Liverpool", 1840 New York to London via steamer "British Queen", 1840 New York to Norwich via steamer "Great Western", 1841 Philadelphia to Edinburgh via steamer "Great Western", 1841 Philadelphia to Manchester via steamer "Britannia", 1846 New York to London via steamer "Great Britain", etc., F.-V.F. and excellent group with better pioneer steamships.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $290

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Lot 394    

1840s Transatlantic Mail - Harndens, group of 7 covers handled by Harndens Express, each with the "Forwarded by Harnden's Express from Boston" circular handstamp (2) and rest with "Forwarded from Harndens Package Express, Boston" ovals, mostly carried by Cunard Line, includes 1840 Boston to London, 1841 Boston to London, 1841 New York to France, 1844 Boston to Newcastle G.B, etc., F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $425

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Lot 395    

1848-49, Transatlantic Mails - Retaliatory Rate Period, group of 19 covers carried by Cunard vessels during the retaliatory period, noted include 1848 (Jul. 18) Bremen, Germany to Petersburg Va. with Boston small red "34" retaliatory due handstamp; 1848 (Jul. 24) Rotterdam to Philadelphia with Boston large red "34" retaliatory due handstamp, 1848 (Sep. 14) Malaga, Spain to Boston from U.S. Consulate with blue manuscript. "58" retaliatory due rating; 1848 (Oct. 14) Baltimore Md. to Amsterdam with "Paid" and manuscript. "34" rating, and includes 4 unpaid covers to France, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F. and rare group.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $1,050

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Lot 396    

1849-1870 Transatlantic Mails, collection of 94 covers on exhibit pages with majority carried by Cunard Line steamers, better includes two carried on first eastbound voyage under the 1848 treaty by Cunard Line Niagara: 1849 (Feb. 9) New Orleans to London and 1849 (Feb. 19) New York to France; 1849 Malaga, Spain to Boston by Caledonia; 1853 Montevideo, Uruguay to Baltimore carried by Great Western and America; 1850 Calcutta to Boston, 1852 Boston to Canton, China with "Paid 60" rating handstamp; 1852 Boston to France with "British / Packet" two-line handstamp; 1854 Portland Me. to Spain at the 41¢ British mail rate; 1855 San Francisco Cal. to France by SS Uncle Sam via Nicaragua; 1856 Penang, Malaysia to South Reading Mass.; 1856 Russia to Washington D.C. with Boston "60" rating handstamp; 1856 France to New York with "New York Post Office, Advertised" oval, 1859 Boston to Calcutta, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

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Realized: $2,100

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Lot 397    

1849, Transatlantic Mails - Restored Rate Period, group of 3 covers comprising 1849 (Jan. 8) New York N.Y. to London via Boston carried by Europa; 1849 (Jan. 6) Dublin, Ireland to New York N.Y. via Boston by Cunard Line Niagara; 1849 (Jan. 24) Havre, France to Beverly Mass. by Cunard Line Niagara to Boston arriving Feb. 11th, F.-V.F. and scarce trio.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $280

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Lot 398    

1858-1860s Classic Foreign Mail Cover Group, better group of 11 covers including #15 used to Cuba, #71 cover to France, #78b to England, #97 New Orleans to Liverpool, #75 pair to Canada, #89 red Baltimore foreign mail to Amsterdam, #69 pair to England, #36B pair to London, etc.; mixed condition, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $700

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Lots 389-398

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